6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Business & Professional Life today CLICK HERE

Plan sets out continuing commitment to the environment across Oxfordshire

PUBLISHED: 10:31 20 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:31 20 February 2014

A new plan is being introduced to set out how West Oxfordshire District Council can continue contributing to the global effort in tackling climate change.

Cabinet Members approved the Low Carbon & Environmental Plan, which outlines the national and countywide context on climate change and looks at key actions that can be taken locally to further help reduce environmental impacts.

The Plan follows on from a Climate Change Policy introduced by the Council in 2008 and builds upon work already carried out to cut its own carbon emissions (CO2).

It details how the Council will work with residents, businesses and community groups to influence energy reduction, and carry on reducing its own CO2 emissions as part of a wider programme to protect the local environment.

The Council will continue to work to reduce its own emissions by 3% annually until 2015, a target already set out as part of its support of Climate Local Oxfordshire which commits all of the county’s local authorities to manage climate impacts.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “It is important that we all do our bit in helping to try tackle climate change and it seems all the more pertinent to be launching this new plan at a time of continuing extreme weather in the UK, with on-going flooding problems. “The Council has taken big steps in reducing our own carbon footprint, while working with and supporting communities, local action groups and individual residents and businesses. We hope that this new Plan clearly sets out that we remain committed to leading by example, while providing support to help others play their part.”

The Plan has been developed with experts from the National Energy Foundation (NEF) and will be reviewed each year and updated if necessary.

A copy of the plan will soon be available to read in full on the Council’s website via www.westoxon.gov.uk/homeenergy


More from Cotswold Life

Yesterday, 13:00

Helping clients through divorce, separation and disputes over children, we talk to 8 divorce lawyers in the Cotswolds

Read more
Yesterday, 11:12

We’ve some extraordinary, and inspiring, women in business in the Cotswolds. We talk to 7 female trailblazers in local industry who offer the business advice they’ve lived by

Read more
Wed, 16:26

Swan Lake. We know the music, we know the iconic imagery of the beautiful ballerina dressed as a swan, but I’m guessing that without reading the libretto in the program, most people don’t know the story. Which is why the audience relies on the dancers to tell us.

Read more
Wed, 11:00

Tom and Louise are being joined by other new academic appointments that have been made as part of the RAU’s £2.5 million initiative to help meet the future needs of the land management and agri-food sectors

Read more
Wed, 10:46

“To win this prestigious award is a real compliment to the wider team in Renishaw’s manufacturing services operation, particularly when we consider the achievements of the other excellent shortlisted companies.”

Read more
Tue, 17:16

Stepping up to receive the world’s first MBA Leading Business degrees at the ceremony were Sarah Bryars, Chief Executive of Target; Luke Freeman, Joint Chief Executive of MF Freeman; and Linsey Temple, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Engineering Training

Read more
Tue, 17:04

“I am thrilled to see InfoSec People win this fantastic award which is a testament to the brilliant team we have built in the past few years.”

Read more
Tue, 16:36

After a stress-free shopping experience browsing designer brands this Christmas? Look no further than the luxury offerings of Mailbox in Birmingham

Read more
Tue, 10:24

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Briggs’ original picture book The Snowman. With three performances of the animated film – with live orchestra – coming to Gloucester Cathedral next month, we thought we’d catch up with Rachel Whibley, managing director of Carrot Productions (and occasional snowman), to find out more...

Read more
Mon, 14:10

It’s the season of terrible puns, magic lamps, and generous genies: Aladdin, the all-new panto at the Everyman, has been written by none other than legendary Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, and stars everyone’s favourite clown, Tweedy. The Barnard family from Nailsworth - mum, dad, Harriet (12) and Lewis (6) - made a Wishee (Washee) for tickets; grabbed their car (Window Twan) keys; and dashed off to see A Ladd In Cheltenham

Read more
Mon, 13:45

Crispy, frosty days and perhaps even a dusting of snow, winter is a magical time in the Cotswolds. If you’re thinking of tying the knot during this beautiful season in the region, here are six winter wedding ideas to help you start planning your special day

Read more

Christmas in the Wilson household is a heartwarming, traditional family affair

Read more
Mon, 13:15

Tracy Spiers takes an impressive, if hypothetical, budget on a shopping spree in Cheltenham’s independent stores

Read more
Mon, 13:09

Veganism is the latest food trend to hit the Cotswolds but it’s something we can all enjoy a bite of

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search