Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy
Worcester City Council declared a climate emergency in July last year and committed itself to taking action to help the city become carbon neutral by 2030.
The City Council has written a draft strategy setting out options to achieve this – and now we’d like you to have your say on it.
It has been drawn up with input from Conservative, Labour and Green members of the Council, along with local stakeholders. The actions and policies of similar local councils across the country have also been drawn on.
Don’t miss your chance to have your say on this vital strategy, helping to direct the priorities for action on Worcester’s environment.
If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please phone 01905 722233, press 8 for general enquiries and leave a message saying why you are calling and give your name, phone number and address. A paper copy of the survey to complete will then be sent to you.
In addition to the online survey, we are hosting two webinars to give you the chance to ask questions, discuss the strategy with us and give your feedback.
Please register for the webinars in advance and you will be sent the link to join. Both webinars will be held on the Zoom platform and the registration process is being managed by our facilitators, Sustainability West Midlands.
- Tuesday 14 July at 2pm: Register for the webinar aimed at local businesses and organisations
- Wednesday 15 July at 7pm: Register here for the webinar aimed at local residents and those who work in the city
Kepax walking and cycling bridge
Improving walking and cycling routes around the county is a priority for Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council.
The councils are proposing a scheme to build a new walking and cycling bridge across the River Severn in Worcester. The bridge will run from Gheluvelt Park to the Kepax site in St Johns.
Ahead of the scheme going through the planning application process, we are asking local residents and businesses to have their say and comment on the proposals.
The proposed scheme will give the opportunity for people to walk and cycle much more quickly between the Henwick Park area (and further afield like Hallow\Broadheath) on the west and Barbourne, Claines in the east. In addition, improvements to the existing walking and cycling network will connect residents via the National Cycle Network.
We welcome your view on the proposals so please let us know if you have any comments.
My Town - What are your ideas for investment in Worcester’s future?
Worcester residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on how a multi-million pound national investment pot should be spent.
The city is in the running to scoop up to £25 million from the Government's £3.6 billion Town Fund.
Plans to spend the money are to be drawn up by a Worcester Town Board established by the City Council – and the city's citizens and employers can have their say on where the investment should go by heading to mytown.communities.gov.uk.
The Board is looking for ideas that will help deliver long-term economic and productivity growth through:
- Urban regeneration, planning and land use: ensuring Worcester is a thriving place for people to live and work
- Skills and enterprise infrastructure: driving private sector investment and ensuring Worcester has the space to support skills and small business development
- Connectivity: developing local transport schemes that complement regional and national networks, as well as supporting the delivery of improved digital connectivity.
Full details on the aims of the Town Fund are in the prospectus published by the Government .