Two years ago, our Council committed itself to playing as full of role as possible in achieving a carbon-neutral Wokingham Borough by 2030. While much of that time has been spent supporting the local fight against COVID-19, the vital work ofreducing our carbon footprint has not fallen by the wayside. Reducing carbon takes time. Yes, this is an emergency. Yes,we need to take bold and swift action. But … Continue reading Our Approach to Tackling Climate Change
With the Barkham solar farm planning application set to be considered at planning committee soon, Wokingham Borough Council continues to show its commitment to helping lower carbon emissions across the borough, tackle the climate emergency and become carbon net zero by 2030. But it’s not just about big projects like the new solar farm, the … Continue reading Delivering sustainable energy across our properties
Part 1 in a series on tackling the Climate Emergency The eyes of the world will soon be on Glasgow as the COP26 conference looks for actions and commitments to solve the climate crisis. As we start a bigger discussion on climate change, I wanted to look back on why Wokingham Borough Council declared a … Continue reading The Climate Change Threat to Wokingham Borough
I am very pleased to see this press release going out today, highlighting the success of an extremely important project that I help create and bring to life. CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR HELP TO HEAT SCHEME OFFERING RESIDENTS FREE INSULATION In October 2020 Wokingham Borough Council launched their Help to Heat scheme allowing local residents access … Continue reading Helping improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.
Article by Pauline Jørgensen from the Wokingham Today newspaper Looking at the Chief Financial Officers report, Wokingham Borough Council’s finances are in strong shape. I have talked to the Deputy Leader who is responsible for Finance and read the CFO’s reports.This financial year is forecast to end with an underspend, even after the extra money … Continue reading Reasons to Vote Conservative
In order to make significant progress on Climate Change we need big retailers, like Tesco, to really incentivise and work with their supply chain and their customer base to make behavioural, packaging and logistical change. I welcome the news today that Tesco have taken a big step towards this, although there is still a lot … Continue reading Tesco sets out Climate Manifesto.
On Tuesday night I hosted the first Wokingham Borough Council Climate Conversation. This free event invited businesses from across the borough to listen to the thoughts, views and advice of a panel of experts on the subject of decarbonisation, combating climate change and what SMEs can do to reduce their carbon footprint. I was joined … Continue reading Climate Conversations
Wokingham Borough Council is seeking the views of local residents, businesses and visitors to understand which locations within the borough would benefit most from electric vehicle charging points. The UK took a historic step on the road to ending its contribution to climate change last year, as the Prime Minister, Transport Secretary and Business Secretary announced the … Continue reading We want your views on Electric Vehicle Charging
I am incredibly proud of this. I first met with the Woodland Trust only a few weeks after Wokingham declared a Climate Emergency. We have shared our plans with them and listened closely to their feedback. This is a huge vote of confidence from them in our 250,000 tree planting programme and into our ongoing … Continue reading Wokingham receives £300,000 vote of confidence from the Woodland Trust
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