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Climate emergency declared in Aylesbury

Climate emergency declared in Aylesbury

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:41am 17th September 2019.

Aylesbury's Town Council is aiming to be carbon-neutral by 2030, after declaring a climate emergency.

They passed the motion at the end of last week - the third council in Buckinghamshire to do so.

Richard Lloyd is the leader. He says the switch to the new Buckinghamshire Council is the perfect time to think about the environment:

"Because we can say, as new services are devolved, we cab say that as part of that we need to assess the environmental impact of how that service is going to be delivered."

Richard told us that whilst not everyone agreed with the decision, Aylesbury Town Councillors had a good discussion about the issue and that there was majority consensus in passing the motion.

Whilst climate change is a global issue, ATC see it as something they need to help tackle.

Richard added:

"So the Town Council are already really good in Aylesbury.

"We have solar panels on the council offices, we try and have zero-landfill at all our events and so every decision we make should also have an element of 'what is the environmental impact of that decision we've made?'"

Cllr. Lloyd is encouraging others to come together and make similar decisions, to make a wider impact.

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