On 9th September 2019, Tewkesbury Town Council declared a Climate Emergency.

To support this declaration, a Climate Change Working Group was formed.  The purpose of the group is to review the Town Council’s operation and make environmentally friendly improvements and to promote and encourage positive climate change actions within Tewkesbury Town.

To date these actions include:

  • Changing all Town Council owned buildings to a renewable energy provider
  • Becoming a recycling point for toothbrushes & toothpaste tubes
  • Collecting out of date bandages for Vale Wildlife Hospital
  • Recycling plastic ring holders
  • The Town Hall is now a water refill point
  • All public toilets are stocked with recycled toilet paper
  • Taking part in ‘No Mow May’ to support bees and insects early in the year
  • Providing new mixed waste bins on the Severn Ham to prevent littering
  • Reducing paper usage – Councillors ‘opt in’ to receive paper packs
  • Signed up to the NALC Tree Charter
  • Removing single use plastics from the Watson Hall bar
  • Removing single use plastics from the Town Hall & Watson Hall kitchens
  • Supporting ‘Plastic Free Tewkesbury’ campaign https://www.facebook.com/plasticfreetewkesbury/
  • Working with GCC to improve and publicise cycle paths around Tewkesbury and beyond  https://www.thinktravel.info/media/2092291/travel-by-cycle-around-gloucestershire-booklet.pdf
  • Supporting the Local Electricity Bill (motion passed in Full Council – September 2020)