Lib Dem-run Eastbourne Borough council recently approved and published a Biodiversity Plan to increase biodiversity across the town and prevent the loss of habitats and species. These are decisive steps to protect and strengthen the local environment for future generations. In 2019 the Council declared a climate emergency and committed to delivering a carbon neutral town by 2030.
Old Town Councillor Jonathan Dow who led the work said,
"It is essential we work together and pool our expertise that helps sustain and improve biodiversity. We want to conserve, protect and enhance the natural environment here in Eastbourne."
Meanwhile, Liberal Democrats in East Sussex County Council are asking the Tory-led Council to change its policy of achieving carbon neutrality from 2050 to 2030. Residents may remember that the Lib Dems proposed this previously, but an alliance of Tory and Labour County Councillors swept this aside, adopting the target of 2050, rather than the Eastbourne Borough target of 2030.