It was saddening to see the closure of Derby City Council’s Climate Change Unit on the first of April.
In 2006 the Derby Campaign against Climate Change raised climate change with Derby City Council, which prompted the then leader, Chris Williamson, to lead the development of a cross-party climate change strategy. This resulted in the adoption of the agreement to cut the Council’s own greenhouse gas emissions by 25% over five years and to address the issue across our city. All this was backed up by the setting up of the Council’s Climate Change and Energy Management Unit (CCEMU).
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Paul Robinson, Derby City Council strategic director, came to speak to the Derby Climate coaltion on May 17. As a result we sent him this letter on the May 23rd, copied to the leader of Council, Paul Bayliss and to cllr Ranjit Banwait
Thank you very much for coming to speak to the Climate Coalition last Thursday. As you know, people were very engaged. We agree with you that that many of these streets do have problems with waste management and that a move to a simpler system may help.
Since last week we have had a further discussion among ourselves and as a result, there are a number of issues that we wish to explore with you further. Continue reading The Council consults on it’s plan to scrap inner-city recycling
The Council wants to take away your and your neighbours’ recycling bins.
You’d then have to put all your waste in your black bin. This would be collected weekly.
This change is only being considered for inner city areas. People living in leafy suburbs will still get a recycling service. Continue reading The Council is planning to scrap inner-city recycling