When ‘Your Waverley’s Carbon Neutrality Action Plan Update went under the spotlight of a council scrutiny committee, it allowed Farnham Councillor Carole Cockburn to have a rant.
Although she agrees with many of the authors’ proposed measures to tackle the climate emergency, not everything sat comfortably with the member for Farnham Bourne. Including heading down the A3 to Waverley Towers on her bike donned in Lycra.
She doesn’t want everything she reads provided digitally, and she isn’t getting on hers, or for that matter, anyone else’s bike!
Go, girl – go – and speak up for the rising number of older people in the borough brought up to “waste not want not,” who walked many miles to school and didn’t know what plastic was – let alone how to recycle it.
In December 2020, the Council adopted its Carbon Neutrality Action Plan (CNAP) 2020-2030, which contained a collection of actions to reach Waverley’s net-zero carbon target by 2030.
The report above provides the first annual progress update against the priority areas within the plan. The plan was “adopted as a “live document” that will continually evolve to reflect further funding, policy and technological changes and opportunities for new projects.
The report said there had been progress in several areas to be celebrated a year on. But it also highlighted the scale of work still required. It has engaged APSE Energy, a carbon consultancy, to review its baseline and trajectory to indicate better the costs of becoming a net-zero carbon council.