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Contributed by Dr Angela Drakakis-Smith



Newcastle Borough Council Cabinet has just approved a draft Efficiency and Climate Change Strategy (with an associated Carbon Reduction Plan) which is currently available for consultation.  Deadline for comments from the public is the end of February.  The document can be downloaded from www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/climatechange or it is available in hard copy on request.  At an event last year to discuss this it was unclear if this Strategy related to the Borough Council only and how it was going to act in relation to its own carbon footprint – i.e. within the borough council offices – or whether this was being rolled out to all households/businesses etc in the Borough.  Hopefully this draft strategy will make that issue clearer.