In 2018, at COP24, the UK Government signed up to having ‘domestic institutional arrangements, public participation and engagement with local communities’ so localities can play their part in delivering the UKs ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Shropshire council is committed to supporting the ‘modal shift’ of travel towards public transport and active travel for both environmental and social inclusion reasons.
Today (9 March 2023) we had the good news that the government has postponed - hopefully for ever - some major road schemes.
Councillor Duncan Kerr, Convenor of the Green Group on Shropshire Council, made this speech regarding the Shropshire Council budget.
Concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere continue to rise despite international agreements. Whilst targets can serve a purpose, what has been lacking are mechanisms to drive down emissions quickly.
Council recognises the urgent need to decarbonise heating and power in homes.
Shropshire council has recognised the poor standard of much of the highway network and is planning significant investment in its upgrading.
At today’s budget setting meeting, Cllr. Duncan Kerr, leader of the Green Party Group, said “it’s time to unlock the potential of all our councillors and move to a modern committee system”,
Speech by Cllr. Mike Isherwood in response to the Conservative Just Stop Oil motion, Shropshire Council, 15 December 2022.
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Motions submitted by elected Green councillors to Shropshire Council.
The Green Group on Shropshire Council have today published their own budget proposals for the financial year starting April 2023.
Shropshire Council has a recycling rate inside the top 50 in England (source: https://www.letsrecycle.com/councils/league-tables/2019-20-overall-performance).