Wanted – your views on local transport

Barry White

North Yorkshire residents are being asked to share their travel habits in a bid to shape a transport strategy across North Yorkshire over the coming decades. A survey was launched on Monday 22 May to gather information for the first draft of the new Local Transport Plan which aims to guide the development and management of travel infrastructure across the county.

The plan will look at all aspects of the region’s transport, including road, rail, bus, cycling and walking. It will be developed by the new North Yorkshire Council, which launched last month, alongside City of York Council. It will allow the council to continue to bid for funding which aims to deliver the infrastructure needed to better connect residents, unlock economic growth, and promote sustainability.

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Settle area prepares for local energy club

Sarah Wiltshire

Our energy group has been preparing for the setting up of a local energy club over the last 12 months. Following a three-stage consultation involving the public and key local interests last year, a Local Energy Plan was produced showing the potential to sustainably generate a good proportion of the electricity needs in Settle, Giggleswick and Langcliffe – the club area being determined by the the geographical coverage of the relevant electricity sub station see: http://acesettleandarea.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/LAEP-Final-12-12-22.pdf

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Reducing our use of plastics nationally and locally

Barry White

38 Degrees, an online social movement, estimates that nearly 2 billion pieces of plastic packaging are thrown away by UK households on a weekly basis. Of that nearly 300 million pieces of this waste come from fruit and veg packaging, primarily from supermarkets.

Selling some items in plastic packaging not only contributes to our use of plastic, but it’s also more expensive and creates food waste as we often end up buying more than we need. Just five items – potatoes, apples, bananas, carrots and onions – are by far the biggest source of food waste.  They are sold in both plastic packaging and loose.

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North Yorkshire CC launches climate consultation

Following our coverage of the announcement that North Yorkshire County  Council was launching a public consultation on their draft Climate Change Strategy on 13 February, see: http://acesettleandarea.org/public-consultation-on-climate-change-strategy-to-be-launched-next-month/ the following announcement appeared on the Council’s web site see: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/north-yorkshire-council-climate-change-strategy-2023-2030. ACE will be responding to the consultation which closes on 7 April.

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