Local Councils have a significant role to play in addressing the climate change agenda within their communities and this has now become the number one public policy challenge of our lifetimes. Many councils have responded to by declaring a climate emergency and are looking to take action to eliminate carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions within their communities.
Now LGRC has developed a new Climate Change Healthcheck to assess the current situation within a Local Council’s area of operation and recommend an Action Plan. The emphasis is on practical actions that Local Councils can take and reflects best practice approaches such as those recommended by NALC and Friends of the Earth. It focusses on things that Local Councils can realistically do and is based on in three areas of action,
- Actions a Council can take with respect to its own assets ( Buildings, public open spaces etc.)
- Actions that the Council can within its own community on its own or with partners
- Actions the Council can take to educate the community on actions that they can take.
LGRC is now ready to assist Councils who are in need of a framework to build their climate change action plans
Contact us today to discuss how this might work for your Council.
- Think Globally, Act Locally
LGRC is pleased to welcome David Mcknight who joins us on 1st September as Company General Manager. David will pick up responsibility for working with clients and associates to set up and manage new assignments and administer the company on a day to day basis. David has a strong background in business and the third sector including experience in managing consultancy operations. His experience within the Local Council Sector was formed as economic development manager for Melksham Town Council.
David is based in North Yorkshire which will also provide a focal point for developing LGRC operations in the north and we are now seeking additional applications from associates based north of Birmingham.
David’s arrival will create capacity for company directors Nick & Wendy Randle to undertake further development work for the company. This will include launching new outsource products and further developing the associate training programme in the months ahead.
One of the benefits to arise from the difficult months of CoVid Lockdown has been the adoption of new technology for remote working. This has helped us to ensure that the best skills available around the country can be brought to bear to address client problems. We hope to continue to use remote working tools to ensure that we provide the best possible service to our clients.