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Swale council creates dedicated cabinet position to focus on climate change

Published Thursday 24 June, 2021
Last updated on Thursday 24 June, 2021

The leader of Swale Borough Council has reaffirmed the council’s commitment to tackling climate change and improving biodiversity by creating a dedicated cabinet position to focus on the issues.

The post was announced by the leader of the council, Cllr Roger Truelove, at last night’s full council meeting, held at the West Faversham Community Centre.

Cllr Truelove said:

“Swale is now widely seen as a frontrunner council in tackling the challenges brought forward by the growing climate change emergency, at a local level.

“We are setting the pace and I want to have a cabinet portfolio concentrating particularly on taking this further forward as this is a high priority for our coalition administration.

“The best person with the greatest knowledge of the subject is Cllr Tim Valentine of the Green Party, he will be cabinet member and Cllr Ben A Martin of the Independent group will be deputy.”

Cllr Valentine said:

“I look forward to the opportunity to lead on the council’s climate and ecological emergency action plan.

“The good news is that the actions we need to take will make Swale a better and healthier place to live. For example, by improving our air quality, enhancing our green spaces and making homes warmer in winter.”