Colchester City Council declared a Climate Emergency in July 2019, and we have since followed this up by developing a Climate Emergency Action Plan. All versions of the Council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan are shown below:
We are working on key projects and actions that will reduce emissions and produce positive environmental impacts for the city. You can view a summary of progress made on the Council's Climate Emergency Action Plan in 2021-2022.
Key highlights of this work between August 2021-July 2022 are shown below:
The infographic includes several achievements that Colchester City Council has made between August 2021 – July 2022. These achievements include
Launch of the social media A-Z waste reduction campaign
: 9% increase in engine switch offs through Careless pollution campaign
Castle Park, Highwoods Country Park and Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium all get green flag awards!
: Electric refuse collection vehicle trialled
: Home Burning campaign launch to raise awareness of air pollution from stoves/fires
Reusable bags provided for market stall holders
Council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan rated as 2nd best in Essex
3 EV chargers installed in Priory Street Car Park – First in CBC owned car parks
Over 50 people in Colchester received free bike training from Essex County Council
7170 trees planted over planting season with over 400 volunteers
Launch of first litter picking hubs in Colchester for ‘on the go’ litter picking
4 Smart waste bins announced for Dedham as pilot
Careless pollution campaign ‘highly commended’ in Edie Sustainability Leader Awards
Signage produced by schools to explain no mow areas
May 2022: Community Cycle project to repair and rehome old bikes restarts
Six electric vans purchased – The start of the Council’s fleet transition
Council supports 11 schools as part of Essex Schools Green Day!