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People invited to hear about progress in tackling climate change

Staffordshire residents are being invited to join an online public meeting to hear the progress of combatting climate change across the county

The Staffordshire Sustainability Board (SSB) is made up of elected members from councils across the county and have been working together for over 18 months to combat climate change.

The SSB will be providing an update on progress at their first public meeting since the local elections in May. The meeting is On Monday 25 September at 2pm and people are invited to join the meeting online. Members will be providing an update on their pledges, recent public engagement events, plus an update from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Climate Commission and the Food Waste Service journey so far.

Members will also be providing an update on work around sustainability and waste performance. people can watch the meeting live online here.

Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, infrastructure, and climate change at Staffordshire County Council said: “We are pleased with the progress so far on our joint sustainability agenda. The board will be meeting for the second time, with refreshed membership after the recent local elections, to discuss its progress and how we can move forward with our next steps.

“We look forward to continuing to work with local councils, community groups and businesses towards a more sustainable future for Staffordshire and its residents.”

The new Vice Chair of the Staffordshire Sustainability Board, Cllr Nigel Yates, Cabinet Member for Climate Change at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council said: “It’s really important to all stay focused and committed to tackling climate change, and being proactive and working with partners is essential.

“The next meeting will be a chance for the public to keep up to date with our progress and achievements and I’d urge people to join us online.”


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