Sherston Parish Council has set out a plan to eliminate carbon emissions and become neutral by 2030.

At the December meeting, a motion was passed acknowledging the climate emergency and committing the council to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The motion also committed to help the wider community reduce its carbon footprint and become more sustainable.

This commitment aligns with the motion approved by Wiltshire Council in 2019.

The key first step is for an audit to be done of the carbon footprint of the council’s activities, which will provide a baseline on which to measure improvement.

Councillor Martin Smith, who proposed the motion, said “This is a good step forward in the right direction.

"There is much to do to meet that target and so we’ll be setting up a working group including councillors, local experts and volunteers to set out the actions that are needed.”