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Climate Change news from Warwickshire County Council

Here are some of the recent news stories from Warwickshire County Council (WCC) related to climate change, sustainability and biodiversity. To search all previous news stories, visit the WCC news page.

November 2023

Warwickshire takes next strides towards net zero as Cabinet approves Sustainable Futures Strategy

Let’s talk about…Speed for Brake Road Safety Week 2023

Warwickshire Country Parks celebrates achievements in ‘Our Year 2022-2023’ report

Work set to begin on new crossing on Radford Road in Leamington Spa

Developing future skills in Warwickshire to meet ambitions for net zero

October 2023

Warwickshire Buses: The new name for the bus service improvement partnership across Warwickshire

Warwickshire’s High Sheriff plans to plant 689 trees across Warwickshire

PAWS for thought at Hartshill Hayes Country Park this Autumn

Growing a greener tomorrow in the 2023/24 tree planting season

Innovative School Streets pilot launches at Eastlands Primary School in Rugby

Let’s go green this Halloween – Smashing ideas for your pumpkins

Warwickshire joins the BIG Recycling Hunt

Recycle your community equipment this Recycling Week 2023

New volunteer opportunity to empower local communities in making affordable, healthy, and sustainable food choices

Warwickshire joins the nationwide ban on single-use plastics!

Bus travel to stay cheaper for even longer in Warwickshire

Over three tonnes of carbon saved during Cycle September 2023

Warwickshire businesses are reminded of new single-use plastic ban

September 2023

Warwickshire set to share in funding to further protect and improve bus services

Take the stress out of travel, catch the bus this month!

Just over a week left for Warwick residents to have their say on walking and cycling improvements along Harbury Lane!

Can you help with the roll out of electric vehicle charging?

Creating safer school streets in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council Funds Stunning Nature-Themed Mural in Camp Hill

Working in partnership to create wildflower meadows at Rowley Fields in Stratford

Cabinet supports Improving bus Services across Warwickshire

Wildflower Meadow at Ryton Pools Country Park Blooms with Biodiversity

Huge boost for electric vehicle charging in Warwickshire!

Warwick allotments given new lease of life after WPDG agrees deal with plot holders

New recycling shop at St Paul’s School in Leamington Spa

Walk, cycle or scoot your way back for the new school year!

August 2023

A warmer and more energy efficient future at Wembrook Community Centre

Nuneaton’s Sikh Mission Resource Centre becomes more energy efficient.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability takes centre stage at Maxstoke Village Hall

Just over a week to get set for Cycle September!

Work is set to begin on Phase 2 of new cycle route in Leamington Spa

“The right thing for the patient is often also the right thing for the environment”.

Giving Warwickshire’s natural world helping hands to recover

Warwick residents invited to have their say on walking and cycling improvements along Harbury Lane

Making cycling more accessible for people of all abilities

Cycle September is back for 2023!

Cyclists save almost 10 kg of carbon on National Cycle to Work Day 2023

July 2023

Get on your bikes to support National Cycle to Work Day 2023

Approval given to a new Local Transport Plan for Warwickshire

Lias Line Improvement scheme takes an important step forward

Educational minibeasts and aquatic biodiversity at Park Hill Junior School

Another rare species discovered at Ryton Pools Country Park

New Sustainable Warwickshire Podcast episode explores the use of energy

Approval given for Warwickshire’s new energy strategy and action plan

Waterways magic captured: revealing the winners of the Warwickshire Waterways Photography Competition

Making electric vehicle charging more accessible in Warwickshire

June 2023

Celebrating the great big green power of community in Warwickshire

Electric vehicles cut costs for Rugby security firm

New Sustainable Warwickshire Podcast explains Climate Change Adaptation and what it means for Warwickshire

Help to clean up our air to look after mind and body this Clean Air Day

Shaping Warwickshire’s Sustainable Future

Pedal power saves almost three tonnes of carbon in May 2023

New biodiversity space at Holy Trinity Church in Attleborough

This July, embrace sustainability and be a part of the movement to reduce single-use plastics

May 2023

Supporting communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change in Warwickshire

Warwickshire children are given opportunities to get closer to nature

Ufton Fields Nature Reserve and Stockton Cutting return to WCC’s Country Park portfolio

More fantastic news for the delivery of Warwickshire’s active travel ambitions

Visitors to Ryton Pools Country Park discover six species not seen before at the site

Warwickshire recycling centres are open over the King’s Coronation weekend

April 2023

New Sustainable Warwickshire Podcast Explores Strategies for Increasing Cycling and Reducing Carbon Emissions

Longer summer opening makes recycling easier at your friendly local recycling centre

The Big Help Out in Warwickshire: meet Linda, volunteer at The Heart of England Forest

Rare species of bee recorded in Warwickshire for first time

Council seeks residents’ views on bus services in Warwickshire

No better time than now to get those bikes out of storage

Residents set to benefit from improved concessionary bus travel

Make a stand for biodiversity: Take part in No Mow May 2023

March 2023

“You can find out a lot about a person from the contents of their toaster!”

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Weddington Allotments Climate Change Resilience Project

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Going Greener at Stockingford Community Centre

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Energy saving streetlights for Marton

Exploring Warwickshire climate change through the ages at Market Hall Museum

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Sydenham Memorial Orchard

Warwickshire’s Active Travel capability and ambition rated strong

Works set to start on improvements St John’s Church footbridge in Kenilworth

Warwickshire County Council commits to continue buying Pure Green Electricity for libraries, fire stations and more

Supporting children to travel actively: Free Scootability Training in Warwickshire

Come along to a home composting session this Spring

Photography enthusiasts called to capture the wonders of Warwickshire’s waterways

New household residual waste contract awarded

February 2023

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: No-Mow and Wildflowers on George Eliot Hospital Site

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Warwickshire Cycle Buddies

Over 29 tonnes of carbon saved by cyclists in Warwickshire!

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Wildflower corridor in Warwick Hospital

Free Dr Bike sessions are coming to a town near you this Spring

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: The Big Save Roadshows from Warwickshire Climate Alliance

Warwickshire is leading the way on ultra-low emission vehicle use

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: #TeamWilder in North Warwickshire

Be a #ForceForNature and plant an orchard at your school

Council recognised for management of environmental risks

£2 bus fare cap to be extended in Warwickshire

Kids need clean air! Drivers asked to switch off their engines when parked, waiting or stationary

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Fruits for Future

Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund: Increasing the Sustainability of Community Groups in Atherstone

January 2023

Welcome to the Sustainable Warwickshire Podcast series

Council ranked amongst the best in West Midlands for Sustainability

Biodiversity at Ryton Pools Country Park to be given a boost thanks to National Highways grant

Less than a week to give your views on climate change in Warwickshire

Green new year’s resolutions for 2023

Take part in a climate change focus group in 2023

Warwickshire receives a large funding boost for active travel in the county

Less than two weeks to give your views on climate change in Warwickshire

December 2022

More green shoots set to grow across Warwickshire in 2023

Electric vehicle charging Task and Finish Group Review 2022

Warwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant visits the Repair Café in Stratford

Biodiversity COP15: Investing in Warwickshire’s rich biodiversity

Have yourself a sustainable little Christmas in 2022