THE LOCAL Labour Party has launched a ‘Green New Deal’ to ensure Bromsgrove District Council is carbon neutral by 2025.
Councillors met with party faithful at Sanders Park last Saturday to discuss their plans.
Spearheading the event was Coun Harrison Rone-Clarke (Rock Hill) who said: “As council members we need to lead by example.
“There is lots of things we can do, such as having zero emission vehicles, using disposable plastic, protecting our wildlife and improving air quality in the town.
“The number of residents suffering with respiratory problems is rising – our roads are highly congested and our green spaces are in decline.”
Bromsgrove Labour Group is also calling for the district council to take the necessary steps to achieving a carbon neutral town by 2030, to be in line with the IPCC report on climate change.
The report highlighted the risks associated with a rise in global temperatures exceeding 1.5 degrees.
Labour’s Bromsgrove general election candidate Rory Shannon, said: “Climate change is not just a local problem, it is an international problem.
“However everyone has to do their bit locally if we are going to tackle the issue.
“Labour councillors have my full support and hopefully in the future we will have a fleet of electric cars, solar panels and places for residents to securely lock up their bicycles in our town.”
Visit www.bromsgrovelabour.co.uk to view the Green New Deal in full.