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Southwell town councillors declare a climate emergency which aims to make the town zero-carbon by 2030

A controversial climate emergency was declared by town councillors, with the aim of making Southwell a zero-carbon town by 2030.

The ten-year plan, if successful, would see Southwell act 20 years faster than the Government’s target of 2050.

Six councillors voted to adopt the amended environmental policy, while six abstained, giving council chairman Mrs Lyn Harris the final vote ­— and she voted in favour.

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