Our comment on SBC "Going Greener" article

February 27, 2020 6:43 PM
Originally published by Spelthorne Liberal Democrats

By Cllr Kathy Grant, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesperson

Kathy Grant, Environment SpokespersonWhilst we're delighted to see the Council take steps in the right direction, we are keeping up the pressure to ensure that Council Policy reflects our green credentials. The task group was established thanks to increasing pressure from opposition Councillors to take the issue seriously and we have shifted the Council's stance on Heathrow in the right direction, but the administration has continued to resist opposition.

Furthermore, whilst we support the planting of trees, their maintenance is equally important. We don't want tokenism when it comes to tackling the climate emergency, we want long-term changes that ensure a greener future for Spelthorne.

The original announcement can be found here: https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/19100/Spelthorne-going-green