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Woodbridge Declares a Climate Emergency

12 July 2019

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Woodbridge Declares a Climate Emergency

Woodbridge Town Council has declared a Climate Emergency for the Town.  What does this mean?  The Town Mayor, Councillor Eamonn O’Nolan, explains ‘we are going to commit to becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030, including in scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.  We will create a carbon audit and roadmap for achieving this aim by the end of 2019.

Woodbridge Town Council does not run a large fleet, and we do not have a large estate of buildings.  We are, however, in the unique position of being able to influence both our townsfolk and the suppliers who provide them with their services and products”

Immediate projects include: 

  • Introduce a 20 mph speed limit.
  • Increase tree planting
  • Increase recycling bins
  • Re-wild the verges in a three-street trial. 

Other Initiatives to follow include: 

  • Create a grant pot to encourage and enable carbon-reduction schemes within Woodbridge.  
  • Seek ways to facilitate and encourage our community in reducing direct and indirect CO2 emissions and to become resilient to changes caused by changing climate,
  • Encourage more sustainable transport
  • Reduce energy use in homes, businesses and elsewhere
  • Co-operate with organisation seeking to develop low carbon and community-led affordable housing in Woodbridge
  • Use and support developing of renewable energy sources
  • Production, sale and consumption of locally sourced food
  • Reduction in consumption of animal products.

Councillor O’Nolan said, ‘this is a very exciting time to be able to help our planet.  We often wonder what we can do on our own but if we all take responsibility we can achieve great things.’

Contact Details:

Town Clerk: Kate Lacey

townclerk@woodbridge-suffolk.gov.uk   

01394 383599 option 4

Town Mayor: Eamonn O’Nolan                                            

councilloronolan@woodbridge-suffolk.gov.uk

07770786419

To view a pdf of this press release please click  here