105/04/22CL: Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Burrell, Councillor P Cutler and Councillor L Howes.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, s 85.


106/04/22CL: Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

There were no declarations of interest.

Relevant Legislation: Localism Act 2011, s 31.


107/04/22CL: Public Participation

There were no members of public present at the meeting.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act, s 100.


108/04/22CL: To receive a presentation from Matthew Morris regarding the Carbon Audit of Stone Parish Council

In February, a Carbon Audit of council operations and services was commissioned, to establish emissions baseline data and support production of an action plan for the council to implement.

This will assist the council in finalizing its Environmental Strategy and, eventually, in meeting the council’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Members received a presentation from Matthew Morris on his findings and had the opportunity to answer questions.


Mr Morris provided members with an in depth report on the Council’s current position regarding their carbon footprint and provided them with a number of action points that would need to be taken next to begin working towards the Council’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. These included the need for a Carbon Reduction Strategy, an Annual Action Plan and deliverable decarbonization activities.


Members looked forward to discussing and implementing an appropriate Carbon Action Plan.


Members thanked Mr Morris for his presentation and noted the outcome of the carbon audit.


There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8:34pm.