Wiltshire Council is giving residents, businesses and local groups in the county the opportunity to have their say on its Climate Strategy, which will help to shape the next five years of its fight against climate change.
Until 11.59pm on Sunday 17 October, people will be able to comment on the draft strategy, which covers seven delivery themes: transport; built environment; waste; green economy; energy generation, storage and distribution; natural environment, food and farming; and carbon neutral council.
At the same time, the Council will also be consulting on its Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI) Strategy, which looks at the future for Wiltshire ecological assets and how the council can protect them. ‘Blue infrastructure’ means water courses such as rivers, lakes, canals, ponds and wetlands, while ‘green infrastructure’ covers plant life such as fields, forests, hedgerows and parks, and the GBI Strategy will enable the Council to mitigate against climate change, maintain and improve biodiversity, and help to provide leisure opportunities in the countryside.
There will be an online launch event with Claire Perry O’Neill tonight (September 9th) at 6pm, in which the Council will introduce its two strategies and hold a Q&A session.
There will also be public webinars on the following dates:
· 15 September, 10.30am-11.30am, first engagement webinar (this is the same session as webinar 2)
· 30 September, 7pm-8pm, second engagement webinar (this is the same session as webinar 1)
If you would like to attend either the launch event or the public webinars, please register at https://surveys.wiltshire.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=162857788230
People will be able to share their views on both draft strategies by taking the online surveys during the consultation period. The Climate Team will be at Devizes, Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge libraries for a drop in session during the consultation period to answer questions and promote the consultations. More information is available at: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/climate