“The political make up of our councils is varied and diverse, but we are united in our view that the climate emergency is the biggest issue that affects us all, alongside responding to and supporting our communities’ recovery from COVID-19.
“We recognised the part we play in tackling this global issue at local level when we adopted climate emergency motions in 2019. But we know that we cannot do this alone.
“While there is still much work to be done, we welcome the collaborative approach taken to produce these latest proposals; with a joint, cross-party task force exploring how both councils can deliver real environmental change in our districts and to achieve our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
“Together, we can help to ensure our communities can look forward to bright, healthy and sustainable futures.”
This is a joint statement by:
Cllr John Ward, Leader of Babergh District Council and the Conservative Group in Babergh
Cllr Clive Arthey, Leader of the Independent Group in Babergh
Cllr Robert Lindsay, Leader of the Green Group in Babergh
Cllr Sue Carpendale, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Group in Babergh
Cllr Trevor Cresswell, Leader of the Labour Group in Babergh
Cllr Suzie Morley, Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council and the Conservative Group in Mid Suffolk
Cllr Rachel Eburne, Leader of the Green Group in Mid Suffolk
Cllr John Field, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Group in Mid Suffolk
Cllr Gerard Brewster, Leader of the Independent Group in Mid Suffolk