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Climate Emergency Declaration

At the full Council meeting on Monday 27th September 2021, the following resolution was passed:

“This Council declares a Climate Emergency and commits to the activities of This Council being carbon neutral by 2030. This Council also commits to working with Central Bedfordshire Council in influencing and supporting the wider community of Leighton-Linslade to achieve the government’s targets of net zero emissions by 2050”.

The Council will now start to work towards specific actions to achieve these targets and is keen to encourage the local community to also make a difference. For ideas on how you can change just one thing to play your part, see below and follow us on social media. This web page will be under constant development.

Prior to the recent declaration, the Council adopted its environmental ambitions on 24 June 2019, which are as follows. To find out more about what actions we have already taken, please click here to view a recent report to Council: Environmental Ambitions actions March 2021

  1. To reduce single use plastics
  2. To use local suppliers wherever possible
  3. To minimise waste and increase recycling
  4. To encourage social and environmental responsibility
  5. When technology is available, to carefully consider the appropriateness or otherwise of investing in new equipment that will make viable positive differences to the way the Town Council operates
  6. To include an increased weighting on greening issues when inviting companies to tender for Town Council work.
  7. To encourage the parish to shop local, in the common interests of the vitality of the High Street and the local economy beyond
  8. To encourage the parish to drink more water
  9. To continue to use appropriate materials as part of an ongoing maintenance schedule