Council Commits To Tackling Climate Change And Health Issues
“We know that climate change and health are some of our most important challenges, not just locally but nationally and worldwide. By creating these Committees, we can ensure we are focused on taking action and making the decisions needed to help protect our planet and our health for the future” said Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE, Leader of the Council.
Deputy Leader, Councillor Steve Carr added: “We’ve also taken the bold step of inviting our Youth Mayor onto these new Committees as a non-voting member so that young people can get involved in the debate. Our current Youth Mayor, William Mee spoke at a recent Council meeting about how important these issues are to him and his friends in Broxtowe and I hope that the new Committees will show them that we are taking these issues seriously and working to protect the future for them.”
The new Committees were approved at Full Council on 17th July. At the meeting, Councillors also passed a motion to declare a Climate Change Emergency and committing to produce a new Carbon Management Plan, which will include the setting of a net carbon neutral target for Broxtowe Borough Council by 2027.
The first meeting of the Leisure and Health Committee will take place on 25th September 2019 Chaired by Councillor Ian Tyler. The first meeting on the Environment and Climate Change Committee will take place on 1st October 2019, Chaired by Council Helen Skinner.