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Brentwood Borough Council

We have several green initiatives throughout the council, with more coming soon.

“As a council, we are actively developing our green agenda from installing Electric Vehicle Chargers to tree planting initiatives, improving recycling and waste disposal and we have employed a dedicated Climate and Sustainability Officer.

Our Small Sites Affordable Homes Programme is focused on providing affordable homes for local residents by making best use of underused council sites and assets, providing 200 new homes over the next few years. Wherever possible, new appliances and heating systems are designed to achieve carbon reduction and new homes will adopt renewable energy. Providing much needed council homes and reducing our environmental impact is at the heart of our Small Sites Affordable Homes Programme. “

Cllr Chris Hossack

Why did you sign the Pledge?

One of our five themes of our corporate strategy is protecting the environment. By signing the pledge, we are showing our commitment to this, and hope to work with businesses within the Borough to make a big difference on both a local and global level..

What changes are you making within your business?

Brentwood Borough Council is taking both large and small steps to become more sustainable. From banning single-use plastics in our offices to investing in new electric vehicles, we are always looking for sustainable solutions for the day-to-day running of the council.

As a local employer, we are keen to educate our staff into living more sustainable lifestyles and as such have produced an e-learning platform for all staff to use.

We have also developed a draft environment strategy which highlights the key areas to reduce our environmental impact. We will be sending this out for consultation in the coming months because as a local authority, it is key that our residents and businesses support and have an opportunity to have their say on our environmental initiatives and plans.

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