Melton Borough Council seek local views on climate change

Person holding the Earth in their hands near grass

Melton Borough Council is opening the conversation with residents, businesses and community groups about climate change.

The council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and is dedicated to making ambitious progress in this area over the coming years, including developing an extensive programme of engagement. It has committed to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2030 and pledged to use its local leadership role to promote sustainability within the community, with the aim for the Melton borough to meet net zero targets by no later than 2050.

Over the next few months, the council will begin the first step in this major journey be running a comprehensive consultation to collect local views, starting an ongoing discussion between the council and community on this topic. To kick start the local conversation, the council has launched an online survey, asking local residents, businesses and organisations for their views.

In addition, throughout the consultation period, the council will be holding numerous engagement events with various groups and individuals, listening to local people and understanding what they want to see happen locally. In particular, the council wants to hear about things local people, groups and business are already doing or want to do, the changes they want to see within their communities, both big and small.

Feedback from the consultation will help shape and influence what the council does and how it will engage and work together with local people in the future. It will also help the council to develop a Climate Change Strategy, a longer term plan to set out how the council will meet its climate and environmental ambitions.

Cllr Alison Freer, Portfolio Holder for Climate, Access and Engagement, said, “Climate Change impacts all of us in one way or another. We acknowledge the role we have to play in reducing our own emissions and will continue to make meaningful changes in this area. However, we also need to understand the climate priorities of our local residents, businesses and organisations to ensure local conversations about climate change can continue, empowering, enabling and supporting all residents to take actions to address it.  

“This consultation period is the first step in a long process and aims to build local relationships, so we can collectively pull together to tackle climate change and protect our natural environment. Each and every one of our residents’ views matter and we encourage everyone to respond.”

The online survey will be open from 03 February 2022 until 30 April 2022 at 11:59pm.

Details of engagement events will be published on our website as well as the council’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

You can have your say by completing the online survey at: (opens in a new window)

More local information about climate change can be found at:

To request a paper copy of the survey or to find out more you can contact the council by calling 01664502502 or emailing with your questions.




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03 February 2022