Is our environment strategy ambitious enough?

Date published: 24 November 2020
Environmental Sustainability

West Lindsey District Council has an ambition to become a Green Council and that means taking ownership of its own activities and actions.

The Council has drawn up a draft Sustainability, Climate Change and Environment Strategy setting out its priorities and focus for the coming years.

But now want it wants to hear from local people if the strategy is ambitious enough and if they believe the Council will be able to reach its target?

Councillor Tracey Coulson, Member Champion for Environment and Climate Change at the Council is passionate about the issue and wants to drive change across the district.

She said: “Earlier in the year we held our first phase of consultation on this work and received lots of ideas and opinions on actions that should be included in the strategy. The feedback has been used to shape and develop our draft strategy.

“Now we now want to share it with as many people as possible and get your opinions and thoughts on it through our survey.

“Your feedback is very important to us because we want the strategy to have support from across the district if it is to be successful in helping us to meet our ambitions.

 “We really do want West Lindsey to become a great place where people, business and communities can thrive and reach their potential.

“Everyone has a part to play in protecting and enhancing our environment and this is something we cannot do alone, we need your support.”

The Council has set a net-zero carbon target across its operations by 2050. Becoming a net-zero carbon Council is very important for the Council as it will help to address climate change and protect the natural environment that so many of us enjoy.  

The latest consultation will be shared with residents, businesses and Parish and Town Councils across the district and asking via an on-line survey for such things as:

  • Is the Council being ambitious enough?
  • Will the Council be able to reach its target?
  • What are the main benefits the strategy will bring?

The feedback will be analysed and the strategy and action plan will be discussed by Council in May 2021. 

The survey will run from 24 November to 31st December 2020 and can be accessed at www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/climatesurvey/

Further advice and information on climate change is available at www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/climate/


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