East Hampshire District Council voted for the Lib Dem cross-party Climate Emergency motion. Lib Dem Cllr Ginny Boxall has been appointed as the EHDC Climate Champion.
Ginny will be leading the Lib Dem input to EHDC on two new panels set up to advise the District Council on practical steps to be taken locally. The panels also include environmental concerns, for example eliminating single-use plastics.
Meanwhile, the Lib Dem majority on Alton Town Council has led the way with a climate forum at the Town Hall. This included all parties, as well as Alton Climate Action Network and Energy Alton to put forward achievable ideas.
Cllr Ginny Boxall says, “After years of inaction on their last Energy Policy, East Hampshire is now taking the first steps on the Climate Emergency. Actions will be graded by effectiveness and deliverability, so we plan to make a quick start on our part in saving our planet.”
Cllr Elaine Woodard adds “ We face an enormous challenge, but we are glad to be working together across different groups and parties to do the best for East Hampshire.”