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Media Relations


The Overview and Scrutiny Officer referred to recent press articles that fell within the remit of Environmental and Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


The articles were:


·       People Urged to Give their Neighbourhood a Spring Clean – People across County Durham and Darlington are urged to become litter heroes by joining the annual ‘Big Spring Clean’. The event was launched at Locomotion Museum in Shildon on 14 February 2019 which runs until 9 April 2019.

·       Durham Stages Major Low Carbon Conference – Leaders in low carbon energy solutions gathered in Durham to discuss green issues. Greener, renewable energy was the hot topic. This formed part of the REBUS programme that aimed to share knowledge on best practices for making building energy efficient.

·       CO2 Emissions from UK Housing ‘Go Up’ – The report from MPs stated that housing emissions mainly come from heating boilers and to meet climate targets all homes in the future will have to virtually eliminate emissions.


The Chairman referred to the motion on climate change that was agreed at the Council meeting held on 20 February 2019 and indicated that the Committee would receive more information on climate change.


Resolved: That the presentation be noted.


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