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Climate issues to be discussed in Chesterfield today

A number of volunteers will explore numerous options after Chesterfield Borough Council declared a climate emergency earlier this year.

A working group set up to tackle climate change in Chesterfield will meet for the first time this week.

Chesterfield Borough Council agreed to set up the group made up of local volunteers after declaring a climate emergency at a meeting of full council meeting in July.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s deputy leader, said: “We were bowled over with the response we received to our request to volunteers to take part in our working group on climate change.

“The first meeting of the core working group will take place this Wednesday and there will also be a wider consultative group of people from different backgrounds and experiences that will help inform the actions taken by the council.

“Individuals included in the working group have interests or experience in this area so this will be very useful in helping us to shape our plans for the future.”

The working group will explore how both the council and borough can work towards becoming carbon neutral.

The working group will develop a fully costed action plan that will be presented to a meeting of full council by March 2020.

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