Labour Councillors’ Environmental Proposals Adopted
At the Cheshire East Council meeting in October a proposal on reducing carbon emissions by Cllrs Steve Hogben and Sam Corcoran was referred to Cabinet. The proposal was debated and passed at the Cabinet meeting on 10 December.
At the meeting Cheshire East Council agreed to sign up to the Climate Local Agreement and to increase the carbon reduction target for Council buildings to 35%.
In a well-tempered debate the Cabinet were also told that Cheshire East Council aims to be the first council in the country to meet the 25% reduction target for carbon emissions.
Cllr Steve Hogben, Labour Councillor for Crewe South, said, “The Council can’t force others to cut their carbon emissions, but we can set a good example and use our influence and policies to encourage the adoption of carbon reduction measures as both best practice and cost saving measures.”
Cllr Sam Corcoran, Labour Councillor for Sandbach Heath & East said, “I am very pleased to see the high profile being given to measures to reduce carbon emissions, help the environment and save the council money. I hope that others will follow the Council’s lead and take measures to insulate properties and reduce energy use.”