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Warminster Town Council: Delivering a brighter, greener future for all

Climate Strategy

Our commitment to the environment

The UK Climate Change Act 2008 set an ambitious target of reducing the 1990 level of CO2 by 68% by 2030, and reducing it to net zero by 2050.

The impact of climate change is already being felt and will continue to grow in severity. Climate change requires everyone to work together to make adjustments to their lives, businesses or communities in order to secure a better future for all.

Warminster Town Council

Warminster Town Council has an active Climate Strategy Working Group made up of councillors and others. It is committed to working in partnership with local businesses and the community with the aim of achieving carbon net zero by 2030. The council also supports the lead provided by Wiltshire Council with its Climate Strategy Action Plan, aiming to mirror Wiltshire Council’s action plan. The Action Plan follows on from the Climate Change Strategy and the Warminster Pledge setting out specific things that the council can achieve and things that the wider community can do.

You can see what Wiltshire Council is doing to tackle climate change here.

Committee on Climate Change gives independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

Simple Steps you can take

  • drive less and walk or cycle more – especially for short journeys 
  • before buying new, check if you can repair, reuse or recycle instead
  • switch off unneeded lights and turn down heating
  • avoid single use plastic
  • use secondhand goods 

Town council leadership and education

The town council has already taken steps to reduce its environmental impact. For example, Warminster Town Council: 

  • has switched to green energy suppliers
  • has installed solar panels on the Civic Centre, public toilets and the Boat House
  • uses biodegradable cups in the Café
  • generates its own compost for use in the Lake Pleasure Grounds
  • has timer switches on the lights in its facilities e.g. in the Lake Pleasure Grounds and the Civic Centre
  • sells biodegradable doggy bags at the Civic Centre
  • has installed recycling bins in the Lake Pleasure Grounds and in council buildings
  • is transitioning the council vehicles to electric
  • works in Partnership with the Warminster Area Board and Wiltshire Council on their climate change agenda/actions
  • has introduced a Green Civic Award to recognise public action on the environment and a Green Business Civic Award
  • has pledged to strive to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2030
  • supported the provision of a water refill station by the library.

Warminster Town Council owns the Lake Pleasure Grounds and Smallbrook Meadows, which make a significant contribution towards bio-diversity in Warminster. 

The council is working to embed environmental considerations in the next Neighbourhood Plan and Town Plan. This will encompass things such as: environmental standards for new houses and development.

The Climate Strategy Working Group looks at ideas and suggestions, if you have any, contact Warminster Town Council.

Useful Links
Carshare. Did you know that a commuter could typically save over £1,200 a year? Find someone to share your journey with to begin saving money. Car sharing is a great way of alleviating the stress caused by travel and reducing road and parking congestion. For more information click here.

Recycling centre information here.

Cut your food waste information here.

Research information and guidance for new or potential electric vehicle owners. This independent site will help answer many questions that might arise when beginning your electric vehicle choices.

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