Ensuring a sustainable environment

Improving the natural environment


Stevenage Borough Council, Stockport Council

Stevenage Borough Council is the only council in Hertfordshire with its own Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP).  The BAP was produced in partnership with Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust and seeks to protect, enhance and develop sites considered to be important for biodiversity which require protection, and sites where biodiversity can be improved through habitat creation. The actions within the plan are delivered through volunteers, the council’s in-house teams and specialist external contractors.  In 2018 the Green Space Volunteers gave over 300 hours to support the delivery of biodiversity. Providing and protecting green urban space is a key value in our local plan and improving the quality of our biodiversity is an indicator of our commitment to an environmentally sustainable future.

Stockport Council has brought forward funding to embark upon the largest tree planting programme since the borough was created. Work has begun to plant 2200 highway trees to be completed over the next four years.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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