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Council leader calls for action

The leader of Cheshire East Council has called for local action to help tackle 'the emergency of climate change'.

A notice of motion tabled by the authority's new leader Councillor Sam Corcoran, which was seconded by Councillor Quentin Abel and backed by a unanimous vote of full council, called for a Cheshire East environmental strategy to be brought forward 'as a matter of urgency'.

The motion also called for the council to be carbon neutral by 2025 and said the local authority 'will work to encourage all businesses, residents and organisations in the borough to reduce their carbon footprint ' by reducing energy consumption and promoting healthy lifestyles'.

Cllr Corcoran's notice of motion follows Parliament's declaration earlier this month of an 'environment and climate emergency'.

Councillor Sam Corcoran said:

'The council recognises the importance of climate change and wants to reduce its carbon footprint even further. The key things we can do are to reduce the number

of buildings we hold, improve the efficiency of our energy systems, promote recycling, increase the use of renewable energy and ensure we use vehicles efficiently in the delivery of our operational services.

'The council plans to bring forward a draft environment strategy in July, which will outline the steps the council can take to improve its impact on climate change and the environment.'

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