Published: 17th Feb 2020

A Zero Carbon Communities fund has been awarded to local councils in Cambridgeshire to encourage local groups to undertake activities to reduce emissions. The grant scheme was established in May 2019 by Cambridgeshire District Council in order to help towns in the district to become net-zero by 2050. Cambourne Town Council has been awarded £2,538 from the fund, this money will be used to support local groups to undertake activities such as tree planting and to promote low-carbon lifestyles by encouraging behavioural changes. On Friday (February 14) 30 school children and local council members came together in Cambourne to begin planting trees. Over the course of the next few months, more than 1,200 trees and shrubs will be planted, it is estimated that the trees planted will remove around 420kg of CO2 per year. Cllr Aiden Van de Weyer, deputy leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council said: ‘I’m really pleased … (To read the full article, subscribe below)