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Council looks for views on climate change strategy

Stroud District Council is looking for views on the best way to lead its responses to climate change.

The council is carbon neutral and says minimising carbon footprint, adapting to climate change and improving recycling rates among its main priorities.

And with the aim of helping the whole district become carbon neutral by 2030, it is holding a series of consultations to help shape its strategy.

Councillor Simon Pickering, who chairs the council's environment committee, said: "We must act now or climate change will severely adversely affect our lives and those of future generations.

"This is a great chance to have your say on how you think we can all address climate change positively. We want to hear your views."

The 2030 Strategy covers seven themes - built environment, natural environment, energy, mobility, economy, waste and community - plus 65 commitments and 26 targets over the next 10 years.

Council leader Councillor Doina Cornell said: "We as a council can do much more but the whole community can do much, much more.

"We really want to hear the views of as many people who live or work in the district as possible. The council is an exemplar, and encourager and an enabler - we can't do this on our own."

The council is holding a series of consultation events, starting next week, with some by invitation only and other open for anyone via registration.

The consultation runs until December 16.

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