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On Tuesday 26 March 2019, Bruton Town Council voted unanimously to declare a ‘Climate Emergency’, adopting a 9 point motion (below) that commits the Council to tangible actions to “make Bruton carbon neutral by 2030″.

 

The Council would like to thank the large number of residents who attended the meeting to speak on this issue. We will be setting up a working group to take this forward, and encourage members of our community who want to help to to get in touch. Please contact the Town Clerk, Kathy McCarthy (townclerk@brutontowncouncil.gov.uk)

 

Bruton Town Council adopted the following nine resolutions…

 

1.   Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’
2.   Write to Bruton’s schools thanking our schoolchildren for demonstrating their ecological concerns, and pledging support for addressing this as a Council;
3.   Pledge to do everything within the Town Council’s power to make Bruton carbon neutral by 2030;
4.   Set up a Working Group to review all Town Council policies and activities to assess how they might be modified to reduce emissions. This Working Group to report back to Full Council withing 6 months with a Proposal for adoption by the TC. Said Proposals to be reviewed annually.
5.    In the absence of Bruton specific emissions data, to work to make our contribution to South Somerset achieving our regional target by 2030.
6.   Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible;
7.   Sign up to the Covenant of Mayors;
8.   Work with Bruton’s residents, businesses and other organisations to meet the 2030 target.
9.   Call on All Local Principal Authority Councils to take similar actions.
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