Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 November 2023
HINCKLEY and Bosworth borough council have scored above the national average on Climate Emergency UK’s national climate change league table, with 33 per cent.
This means that the council have ranked second out of all participating Leicestershire district and borough councils. The rankings are worked out by the lowest being eight per cent, while the highest score possible is 47 per cent – excluding city councils.
Each council’s plan was assessed on a range of areas including buildings and heating, transport, planning land use, governance and finance, biodiversity, collaboration and engagement, and waste reduction and food, in early 2023.
Coun. Martin Cartwright, Executive Member for Climate Change, said: “We are pleased to see that the work undertaken so far on our climate change action programme has been acknowledged. Our score of 33% recognises our council’s efforts and initiatives are indeed moving us in the right direction.
“However, we recognise that tackling climate change is an immense challenge. We can all do more to reduce carbon emissions and prevent loss of nature. While we celebrate our achievement, we remain dedicated to creating a sustainable future for our community.
“This fuels our determination to forge ahead in the fight against climate change. We plan to deliver a newly updated strategy in early 2024. I would like to thank councillors, officers, partner organisations, business, homeowners and school children for the collective efforts that are steadily making a difference to borough’s residents.”