In January 2020, the Town Council passed a resolution committing it to become carbon neutral by 2030. A Climate Change Committee has been set up, with both council and resident members to meet this ambitious and urgent target.
We will be setting up a dedicated Youth Climate Change Panel and working closely with both the Wildlife Committee and the Neighbourhood Plan Committee to give Tenterden a truly green future.
Immediate projects include putting the Town Council’s house in order – installing solar panels on council buildings where possible, pushing for an improved electric vehicle point infrastructure and a local TerraCycle recycling scheme that processes coffee pods/foil food pouches and beauty products.
We are working closely with the Tenterden Civil Society and the Neighbourhood Plan committee on a sustainable transport conference to be held in early 2021, and are reaching out to other towns and parishes which are working on reducing single-use plastics - and will be launching a ‘Plastic Free Tenterden’ campaign in 2021.
There is a lot of work to do and the clock is ticking. We would love to hear your ideas and details of projects that are already up and running, so to get involved contact either Councillor Roger Quinton on firstname.lastname@example.org or the Town Hall on email@example.com to get involved.