Residents in Crewkerne are invited to take part and leave additional comments on the Environment Working Group survey, which can be accessed via the town council’s homepage www.crewkerne-tc.gov.uk Crewkerne Town Council are looking to become carbon neutral by 2030 by cutting their carbon emissions and are encouraging the local community to do the same. The town council are in the process of forming an Environment Working Group, to find the best way to achieve this and would like to hear people’s ideas on what action they should take.
Lead councillor on the project, Cllr Ben Hartshorn has helped to compile an online survey of eight questions. Questions asked require either a yes, no, maybe or don’t know answer and include suggestions to reduce carbon emissions, by walking, cycling or using public transport to replace a car journey, cutting out single use plastic, changing standard light bulbs in the home to LEDs, switching to renewable energy, insulating homes with environmentally friendly materials, recycling more waste and other less known ideas.
The survey also invites residents to tick three of the most important measures that Crewkerne Town Council could action, such as planting more trees, developing stronger planning policies so that new builds use less energy, providing electric car charging points, providing more allotments and other suggestions. The final question asks if local people would like to be kept informed of the group’s progress or join.
The Environment Working Group will be launched at a public meeting, when all data has been collated. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org Councillor Ben Hartshorn will be attending the next Coffee with Councillors event, along with the Mayor, Cllr Kathy Head at Costa on Saturday October 5th between 2 pm and 3 pm. Coffee with Councillors provides a brief drop-in question and answer session, where members of the public can speak to councillors about community matters in an informal setting.