Today Councillor Harriet Pentland from North Northamptonshire Council explained a bit about the new authority and their future plans for the area’s sustainability. Councillor for Climate and Green Environment, Harriet Pentland, talked about their budget of £1million funding over the next three years to tackle climate change.
It is expected that elements of this funding will be used to develop a carbon management action plan and establish a Climate Change and Environment strategy. In the immediate term, the funding will also be used to roll out environmental awareness training for all elected members and staff in a phased approach, starting in March.
Cllr Pentland was speaking at Wellingborough Climate Action Project’s Climate Conversation in Glamis Hall today (Saturday 5th March). The event also included other presentations from Electric Corby (see video on YouTube) and Wellingborough Eco Group. 19 delegates gave their points of view during an interaction from WCAP. The whole event was also a great opportunity for local residents to find out more about climate change.