MIDDLEWICH has become the latest town council to declare a climate emergency – with members promising to keep up the pressure on borough chiefs to deliver change.

The move follows Cheshire East Council’s attempts to become carbon neutral in six years’ time – approved at May’s full council meeting – to support the national climate emergency declared in Westminster.

At Monday’s town council meeting, Cllr Mike Hunter, Labour, said: “There are other town councils that are doing this to try and put more pressure on CEC to fulfil what it has promised.

“There is a lot that we can do and we intend to make sure that the cabinet delivers. Even though most of them are in my political group, we do intend to keep the pressure on them.”

As part of the move, Middlewich Town Council will also look to improve its own recycling within its offices and cut down on the number of single-use plastics used at future FAB Festivals.

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Both the internal and external committees of Middlewich Town Council will consider other ways to help improve its carbon footprint.