Energy, Water & Waste
The construction of a Solar PV Canopy which will generate up to 260,000 kWh of electricity and save around 76 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year (equivalent to 76 hot air balloons).
Energy Efficiency Improvements such as LED lighting, timers on equipment, better heating and water control have been introduced in the Council building, as well as insulation and double glazing in the Council’s own domestic properties.
We are starting to look at our own internal waste and how we can reduce this.
The Council has converted two out of four pool cars to electric, utilizing the electric vehicle charging infrastructure on site.
The feasibility of further electric vehicle charging points in the Borough is being explored as part of the Council’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy.
Work is also being undertaken alongside Ubico, the Council’s Waste Collection Contractor, to investigate how to decarbonize its vehicle fleet.
Read our Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy.
Tree planting activity has been undertaken on the Council’s land and we are working with Gloucestershire County Council to identify further opportunities to support carbon capture through nature.
Communications & Engagement
The Council’s own website has been updated to include information about how the Council’s is addressing Climate Change. Carbon Literacy training and support will be offered to staff and members.
Borough Wide Carbon Reduction
In May 2023, Tewkesbury Borough Council extended its Climate Emergency declaration to a Borough wide Climate and Ecological Emergency. Having looked at the Council’s own Carbon footprint the next steps will then be to support residents, businesses, community groups and other organisations to tackle greenhouse gas emissions across the Borough.
Visit our pages on how residents can tackle climate change.