The Finance and Assets Committee has tonight unanimously approved an annual budget of £100,000 to deliver the 20 commitments set out in the councils’ Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
Following the declaration of a climate emergency in October 2019, the Council adopted its first Environment and Climate Change Strategy Action Plan as part of its commitment to embedding a ‘think climate, think environment’ approach in East Cambridgeshire.
Anna Bailey, Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, said:
“The unanimous approval of this budget demonstrates how important the Environment and Climate Change Strategy is to every single Member of this Council.
“We promised a cleaner, greener East Cambridgeshire and this funding will enable us to deliver it.
“We have already achieved some of our objectives as set out in the plan, and now we have given a clear commitment to our residents that we are serious about achieving the commitments as detailed in the EnvPlan action plan.”
Finance to support the strategy will come from an annual in-year draw from the Surplus Savings Reserve.