Council invites residents to help shape Sustainability Strategy for their coastline
Residents across the Borough are being asked to help shape a five-year strategy to help make their coastal borough a more environmentally friendly place to live and visit.
Their part of the East Anglian coastline is affected by many different issues, including coastal erosion, plastic rubbish on the beaches and changing weather patterns, as well as global issues such as climate change, nature loss and pollution.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is working with Eunomia, an independent consultancy dedicated to helping clients achieve better environmental and commercial outcomes, to develop a Sustainability Strategy that can accelerate the Borough's work to help address these difficult issues.
As part of this process residents are being asked to participate in a survey to share their thoughts and feedback on what actions they would like to see the Council consider in the strategy and suggest what would encourage locals to get involved in making Great Yarmouth a more environmentally friendly place to live and visit.
Once developed, the strategy will cover the management of natural resources, the built environment, waste, and transport. In each of these areas, the council will identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, improve biodiversity and minimise pollution, whilst it is recognised that the Council cannot do this in isolation, the Council hopes that by raising the profile of this work through this survey, residents and businesses along with other key stakeholders will all come forwards to help.
Cllr Paul Wells, chairman of the environment committee, said: "This strategy is an opportunity for us to look at what the council can do to reduce its own carbon footprint, as well as looking at how we can work with residents, partners and other stakeholders to promote sustainability across the borough."
The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and will be live until Friday, 5 November at 5pm.