Greener Chelmsford

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The environment in mid-Essex is under threat as never before - new houses, delayed recycling plans, road schemes, air pollution, Stansted expansion; nuclear power stations and waste incineration. If we don't cut global warming, the ice caps melt and Essex is under water!

Protecting the environment is central to Liberal Democrat policy. Global warming is the greatest challenge to our way of life that we face. We need Governments to lead nationally but there is plenty we can do locally to make a real difference.

In Government, the Lib Dems delivered on environmental issues.

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For a wider range of policies to make Chelmsford greener, safer and fairer see our local election manifesto and a list of other local green links. The Lib Dems are the real green party in Chelmsford.

If you are interested in meeting like-minded people on a cross-party / non-party basis, come along to the monthly Green Drinks or find out about Chelmsford Transition Town campaign.

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Greener Chelmsford News

  • wind_turbine
    Article: Nov 19, 2015

    More pollution on the way, as the Conservative government announces cuts to green energy projects, which the Liberal Democrats delivered when they were in Government.

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, announced plans to cut back further on renewables and increase nuclear and gas. Decarbonisation has been down-graded in terms of priority.

  • compost bin
    Article: Oct 23, 2012

    A lucky Chelmsford resident has won a year's supply of teabags, enough to make over 1000 cups of tea, as part of a campaign run by Chelmsford City Council and consumer goods company Unilever.

    Tea lover, Elaine Finn-Davies of Purcell Cole, Writtle, was presented with the prize by Chelmsford Mayor Cllr Christopher Kingsley at a ceremony today, 23 October, alongside representatives from the City Council and Unilever.

  • Lamby Way Cardiff recycling plant
    Article: Aug 2, 2012

    Chelmsford City Council's Recycling and Waste Depot is holding an Open Day event on Saturday 8 September - providing a rare opportunity for residents to see how the recycling process works and learn more about waste collection services.

    There will be tours of the depot taking place and a chance to look around the collection vehicles. The Material Sorting Facility will be in full working action, which uses state-of-the-art technology to sort the recycling after it has been collected from Chelmsford homes.

  • compost bin
    Article: May 11, 2012

    Chelmsford Council is giving away free bags of compost in Hylands Park tomorrow, Saturday 12 May, 10am - 3pm for The giveaway will take place in Hylands Park, near the Writtle Road entrance.

    The giveaway uses compost made from recycled garden waste collected at the kerbside and at recycling centres, and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis with one large bag given to each household.

  • Recycling
    Article: Apr 12, 2012

    Chelmsford Council will improve its waste and recycling collections by collecting on four (longer) days a week instead of five. This means no delayed collections in weeks with a Bank Holiday Monday. Also, everyone will have recyclables and other waste collected on the same day, which is not the case for everyone at the moment.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2012

    Liberal Democrats have approved a motion strengthening the party's commitment to making this the greenest government ever.

    The motion welcomed the Coalition's Green Deal, Green Investment Bank and ambitious carbon reduction targets.

    It also called for improvements in energy efficiency and support for green infrastructure, transport and technologies.

    Commenting, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey said:

    "The Liberal Democrats were campaigning for the environment long before it was fashionable.

    "This is the greatest challenge of our age and the Liberal Democrats will not back down in the fight against climate change.

    "Making this the greenest government ever won't be easy, but it is the right thing for Britain and the planet.

    "We are building a new economy from the rubble of the old, an economy with green jobs and green technologies at its heart."

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    Article: Feb 16, 2012

    A planning application for houses north and north-east of Springfield ("Greater Beaulieu Park") has been revised slightly. Two years ago ZEST Countryside Properties asked for "up to 4,000 houses" but now they have reduced this to "up to 3,600 houses".

    Commented Cllr. Stephen Robinson (who created the Don't Choke Chelmsford campaign): "The other application for well over 600 houses near Channels Golf Course means that developers are, in total, asking for vastly more than the 3,200 houses indicated in the North Chelmsford Area Action Plan, the council's strategic plan for the area.

  • Graham Pooley traffic congestion viewed from wing mirror
    Article: Feb 10, 2012

    Chelmsford Council has given planning permission for 135 houses in fields off Patching Hall Lane (see Committee Agenda). Local Lib Dem Councillors Stephen Robinson and Alan Arnot attended to speak up for local residents. Cllr. Robinson spoke out about a number of traffic concerns - in particular, the exit from Skerry Rise onto Broomfield Road and the Hollow Lane / Patching Hall Lane / School Lane junction.

  • Building site
    Article: Jan 31, 2012

    Chelmsford Council was taken to task this evening for failing to give a high enough priority to new community facilities, public open space and new jobs for residents. The Liberal Democrat group told the Council's Development Policy Committee that these issues should have been addressed in the Site Allocations Document, which was under debate.

  • Stephen Knight with new Civic Centre solar panels
    Article: Dec 29, 2011

    Figures published today show that since April companies have announced plans for almost £2.5bn of investment in renewable energy projects in the UK, with the potential to create almost 12,000 jobs across the country. Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne MP reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to meeting EU renewable energy targets, namely 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Thu 21 Feb. 2008 - LD Leader Nick Clegg lists his steps to a greener lifestyle