Environmental Commitments

The Council is serious about improving our environment, making more space for nature and reducing CO2 emissions in the district.

The second year’s commitments of our Environmental Plan were recently agreed at the Operational Services Committee meeting held on 14 June and include:

  • Over £1m to spend on energy efficiency improvements to homes in the district, plus £100,000 to improve the energy efficiency of the Council’s main office building, The Grange
  • New grass cutting and wildflower management to help support greater biodiversity
  • Adoption of our new Cycling and Walking Strategy for East Cambridgeshire, and working on preliminary studies for priority cycling routes which will help us lobby for funding 
  • Creation of a new tree-based maze – watch out for the kids maze design competition!
  • Orchard planting programme – free fruit trees will be on offer to community groups, schools and parish councils – coming in the planting season this autumn
  • Developing a ‘nature recovery strategy’ for East Cambridgeshire, to feed into Cambridgeshire wide nature recovery actions and frameworks
  • Reducing emissions from our waste collection vehicles by reconfiguring routes