Climate Change

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Salisbury City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency at Full Council on 17 June 2019.

On 14 October 2019 we agreed our Environmental Policy at Service Committee and agreed £56,000 funding for 2019/2020 at Finance and Governance Committee on 21 October 2019.

Our Declaration

  • Working to make Salisbury as carbon neutral as possible by 2030

  • Working with partners to achieve “clean air” in Salisbury by 2022, in particular by taking action to reduce vehicle emissions, supporting public transport, cycling and walking

  • Replacing or converting all council-owned or operated vehicles to electric powered vehicles as soon as is practically possible

  • Encouraging the rapid phasing out of diesel-powered buses in the City by bus operators and their replacement by cleaner or non-polluting alternatives

  • Increasing wherever possible the extent of pedestrianised areas within the City centre

  • Undertaking a comprehensive programme of improvement of the insulation of all council-owned property

  • Ensuring that such property shall be fitted with solar panels wherever possible

  • Doing everything within its power to ensure that such standards should also apply to any new buildings which are permitted within the City

Latest News

Salisbury City Council is tackling expensive chewing gum litter issue in the city - 9 March 2020
Salisbury City Council's Parks Department have planted large number of trees and hedges in the city - 4 March 2020
Local residents are being invited to help plant a new hedgerow at Bemerton Heath Recreation Ground this Saturday - 27 February 2020

Our Policy - 7 themes

  1. General Environmental Management
  2. Waste Management
  3. Energy Management
  4. Water Management
  5. Sustainable Procurement
  6. Transport/Travel
  7. Biodiversity

Our Policy

  • Regular report to Services Committee

  • Overseen by Environmental Working Group

  • £56,000 new funding allocated this year (2019/2020) towards the delivery of the plan