7 April 2019
Climate Emergency - work ahead after motion succeeds In January 2019 Green Party Councillors Dilys Cluer and Mark Vesey succeeded in persuading Scarborough Borough Council to declare a Climate Emergency. This was the first Climate Emergency declaration by a Conservative-led Council and the first in North Yorkshire, though others have followed. Subsequently Cllr Cluer had a meeting with council officers about carrying out urgent work, and the Council voted through the budget which included £80,000 for this work. The sustainability action plan is being updated, training is planned for officers and councillors and a report was given to the Overview and Scrutiny Board, the minutes of which can be found here (see item 5). Green Councillors and the local Green Party will monitor closely what action is being taken and push for more advances. Both in the Council's operations and in the wider community, there is much to do if we are to reach the goal of a carbon neutral borough by 2030.