Climate change action plan – ideas to make Tenterden plastic-bag free and install electric car charging points.

15th Sep 2020

A new action plan has been drawn up to help Tenterden meet its climate change targets.

 

The first meeting of the Town Council’s climate change sub-committee has taken place, and its recommendations were presented to the council at its meeting last night (Monday, 14 September).

 

The council heard that an initiative to make Tenterden a plastic-bag free town would be discussed at the next sub-committee meeting, and be subject to public consultation.

 

The sub-committee’s plan also includes….

 

  • Analysing affordable ways of measuring the town’s current carbon footprint to act as a baseline, with improvements shown at regular intervals.
  • Registering with Kent County Council for its electric vehicle charging point scheme – Town Clerk Phil Burgess said Tenterden could accommodate up to 12 new charging points.
  • Evaluate the potential for solar panels and charging points in all car parks.
  • Launch a climate control page on the Town Council website to explain what has been achieved, with links to outside organisations, such as free cavity wall insulation for over-65s, and
  • To encourage young people to join the committee, and invite climate change experts to inform the ongoing debate.