Environment

What we are doing NOW and will keep on doing:

  • work with our communities and partners to maintain clean streets and high quality floral displays that give pride to our towns and villages
  • continue the drive to increase recycling and reduce disposal into landfill
  • promote energy reduction and continue to invest in initiatives to reduce carbon emissions
  • continue to promote and invest in energy-efficient new homes
  • seek opportunities to promote appropriate renewable energy schemes that do not damage the local environment     
  • maintain our high quality public parks including Ham Hill, Ninesprings, Chard Reservoir and Moldrums Ground
  • maintain pressure on central Government to keep their promise to dual the A303 and A358
  • lobby central Government to improve rail transport by dualling the Waterloo to Exeter line and increasing the frequency of trains on the Weymouth to Bristol line
  • play our part in maintaining South Somerset as a beautiful place to work, live and play.