Gloucestershire residents can and should reduce, reuse and recycle more after a study of ‘black bag’ waste showed recyclable materials like paper, clothes and food waste are ending up in landfill or the Gloucestershire energy from waste facility – Javelin Park.
Cabinet Members highlighted the importance of addressing climate change across all the council's work, at its meeting today, agreeing to set aside £1million to cut carbon emissions. Cabinet also agreed a boost of an additional £500k to the money available to individual councillors to spend on roads and footpaths in their areas.
At its meeting on 29 January, Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet is set to agree investment of £12.9million into children’s services and an initial £1million Action Fund to help tackle climate change, as part of a £31million overall increase to the council’s 2020/21 budget.
The Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility has now become fully operational, accepting up to 190,000 tonnes of residual waste each year from Gloucestershire’s homes and Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) and producing over 116,000 megawatts hour of electricity per annum which is exported to the National Grid.
Leader of the council, Mark Hawthorne has appointed Carole Allaway-Martin to the position of Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning. Carole will officially take up her new role on 15 January 2020.