|Greens in Coalition 2020|
|Council||Details||contact||General CE feedback Feb 2020||Local energy||Council buildings||Council transport||Contracts/procurement||Area wide transport||Homes||Other areas wide||Land, agri ans food||Waste||Working across tiers||Public engagement||Challenges||Help required?|
|Green councillors are part of the ruling administration on 17 principal authority councils in England and Wales 2020|
|1||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole||1 Cabinet seat||Simon Bull - Chair of Planning Ctteemail@example.com||Council report with draft action plan, going to public consultation, agreed in December 2019. https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/documents/s14048/Response%20to%20Climate%20and%20Ecological%20Emergency.pdf Includes setting up of a governance structure comprising: a cross-party Member Working Group and sub-groups to provide Councillor oversight and guidance, a Carbon Action Council Steering Group to guide work on the Council’s own 2030 target and a Carbon Action Place Leadership Board of stakeholders to build support across institutions, create strategy and mobilise action on the area-wide pre-2050 target.||Seek to hold car-free days to encourage modal shift and investigate the creation of car free town centres in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch'. 'Investigate development of a Freight and Movement of Goods Strategy, to look at light goods vehicle licencing minimum emissions standards with major distributors in logistics sector'||Promoting Local Energy Advice Partnership (national scheme) to eligible households https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/environment-and-sustainability/leap/local-energy-advice-partnership.aspx. Also in the draft action plan: 'Enforce Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in private rented sector where appropriate'.||'The BEIS-funded ‘SCATTER’ project has provided an example CO2 emissions reduction pathway for BCP Council (Fig. 8 below) to help achieve the Paris Agreement target. This has resulted in the University of Manchester and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research producing a science-based target for the BCP area geared towards achievement of the Paris Protocol’s ‘well below 2oc, pursuing 1.5oc’ global warming aspiration.' 'Aircraft flight emissions from the 2019 Air festival, amounting to 240 tonnes, have been ‘offset’ to make that element of the event carbon neutral and support projects that reduce carbon emissions. An impact assessment is being conducted on the event to inform future activity.'||This is nice in the bit on council buildings: 'Consider review of the land attached to each building asset to establish opportunities to improve biodiversity and staff involvement'||Hold a Climate Emergency Citizens Assembly' A public ‘Climate Emergency – Your Ideas’ page has been added to the Council website at: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/climate to enable direct submission of community views and suggestions for action.|
|2||Cannock Chase||confidence and supply agreement linked to some key policy areas||Paul Woodheadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Folkestone, Hythe and District||Cabinet member for Envrionment (responsiblity for climate change and air quality)||Lesley Whybrowemail@example.com|
|4||Forest of Dean DC||2 cabinet seats including joint deputy leader||Chris McFarling - Cabinet member for Climate Emergency, Planning & Performancefirstname.lastname@example.org||6/38 councillors. Leading on loal Plan development with carbion reductions threaded through it. Corporate Plan prioritised climate emergency actions and bioshere reserve designation. XR are useful presence. CACE provide good updates.||Members with expertise||County council relcutantly help. Western powerhouse initiative?||Looking at creating own housing company||Need to establish better contacts with green businesses||A few wembers are farmers. Working with FWAG (Framing and wildlife advisory group||Green councillor is a waste professional||Want to, but so far unable to employ carbon reduction officer. Tendency to prioritize investments which give a financial return primarily.|
Lack of understanding of green values amongst other cabinet members. Officers and members stuck in their ways and unwilling to support change.
Opposition and obfuscation from conservative councillors supported by the Conservative MP and conservative controlled County Council.
|Help with website creation and updating.|
|Sid Phelps - Cabinet member for Environment & Cultureemail@example.com|
|5||Herefordshire||Greens have 2 cabinet positions||Trish Marshfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||Lancaster||formal agreement signed betweeen Labour, Greens and Lib Dems. Greens have 3 CAbinet places.||Tim Dantemail@example.com|
|7||Lewes DC||Cooperative alliance of Green, labour, Lib Dems adn Independents agreed June 19th. 4 of 9 cabinet seats with Greens leading in first year||Zoe Nicholson - Council Leader and Finance & Special projects firstname.lastname@example.org||District net zero by 2030 target. £500,000 for sustainability and decarbonisation proposed, including, electric heating schemes, assessment of renewable heat initiatives and upgrades to existing solar water heating systems.||Engage the community energy sector and others in shifting to low or zero carbon electricity generation and a decarbonised district by implementing the Greater Brighton Energy Plan and other plans.||Corporate Plan: 'Encourage more cycling and walking in the district by working with community cycling groups, East Sussex County Council and others to improve infrastructure and reduce barriers to cycling.' 'Improve air quality, developing an air quality strategy, a local transport strategy
and increasing opportunities for public transport and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.'
|200 new council homes in next 4 years. Corporate Plan 'Improve the energy efficiency of homes including supporting low-carbon heating technologies in our own council houses.' 'Build and encourage affordable, energy efficient, climate resilient and adaptable locally sourced and provided housing.' 'Increase housing in the district through innovation including modular housing and developing infill sites.'||Prioritise efforts to address flooding and coastal erosion as well as water availability due to the impact of climate change.'||Corporate Plan: 'Increase biodiversity, wildflower and# pollinator opportunities through cutting pesticide use on council land and have an ambitious programme of tree planting.' 'Influence and creating the conditions for a reduction in emissions from agriculture and food production.|
|Lewes DC||Green leader of the Council this year.||Emily O'Brien - Cabinet member for Planningemail@example.com|
|8||Malvern Hills||Green leader of the Council this year.||John Rainefirstname.lastname@example.org||Unanimous climate emergency declaration in July 2019. Have 'Destination Zero' action plan with 56 actions - living document. Unanimously approved. £250K form implementation. Recruiting Carbon Reduction Officer. Plan is district wide, not just council.||Did visits to Stroud and East Riding; useful learning opportunities on domestic recycling.||Budgets, other demands, capacity.|
|9||North Somerset||rainbow administration including Green CAbinet member for climate emergency and the environment||Bridget Petty - Cabinet member for Climate Emergencyemail@example.com||Blocked Bristol Aiprort expansion!|
|10||Rother||Alliance of Lone Green, Lib dems, labour and independents. Green has joined iwth Lib Dems for allocation of committee places||Polly Gray - Planning & Audit Cttesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||South Oxfordshire DC||formal partnership betwen Greens and Lib Dems, Sue Roberts email@example.com, Chair CE advisory committee||Robin Bennett - Cabinet member for Development and Regenerationfirstname.lastname@example.org||Have dedicated climate emergency committee budget of £15,000 (despite £3.3m overspend on £16m income). Took on contractors for scoping and project costing. Commisioned training for officers. (JD - is this Carbon Literacy as recommended by CAT?) Have a Garden Town Project with low carbon transport and homes http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/business/support-business/supporting-our-town-centres/didcot/didcot-garden-town-0|
Seeking to procure renewable energy contract.
|New council offices. Council has agreed to net zero carbon build and operation! Projects include plan to cost retrofit of existing buildings for efficiency and use of renewables (JD what's the current thinking for heating?)||Planning Design Guide ('cheap and cheerful alternative to SPD') to signal for low-carbon homes. Work plan to look at helping owners and landlords with retrofitting.||Work programme for dedicated committee includes community and business behaviour change. Also, See Garden Town project overview: http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/support/dynamic_serve.jsp?ID=784128688&CODE=95E5E990CF75EA7435E87BCD967629F4||Costed work includes feasability study on promoting plant based diets and nature recovery schemes.||Work with a county level through officer group, plus councillor group. Have had workshops with town councils and plan an all-day conference for officers.||Need finance to join a Local Nature Partnership & create Nature Recovery Networks. Underspend due to contraints on staff capacity. Asking for dedicated Climate and Biodiversity Officer.|
|Andrea Powell - Cabinet member for corporate services and email@example.com|
|12||Stroud||Cooperation agreement with Labour and Lib Dems||Martin Whiteside - leader of Green Group, Simon Pickering - Chair of Envrionment Committeefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13||Swale||labour led (10) plus lib dems, greens and independents. Using Stroud model agreement||Tim Valentine - Cabinet member for Environmentemail@example.com||Various initiatives with different groups taking a lead. Green led on living wage initiative - succesfully - and putting in to requirement for contractors. Have engaged Carbon Trust to do footprint. Action Plan scheduled for April 2020.||Awaiting proposals for retrofitting main building.||Most of fleet will be EV by the late summer.||Working with Sustrans on cycling provision. Engaging local hualiers in looking at converting to LNG. Anyone know more about LNG as a truck fuel?||Planted 1200 trees.|
|14||Waverley||Steve Williams isportfolio holder for Environment and Sustainibility in a rainbow alliance of Residents, LibDems, Labour and Greens.||Steve Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org||double check email|
|15||Worcester City Council||confidence and supply agreement||Louis Stephen - Chair Policy & Resources Ctteemail@example.com|
|16||Wyre Forest||Alliance of 1 Green (Vicky Caulfield), 3 LibDems, 4 independents, and 2 Labou||Vicky Caulfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|17||York||deal with Lib Dems. Two portfolios (Feb 20): Housing/safer communities and Transport.||Andy D'Agorneemail@example.com||Funds allocated to appoint Head of Service to Climate Delivery Programme. Should have a team of 5.||Developing plans to stop all non-essential traffic within the City Walls by 2023||On our way to delivering a housing programme with certified passivhaus as standard, with a minimum component of 40% affordable housing.'|