I am really proud to represent a city with such excellent green credentials as Bristol, and to support local initiatives that aim to make it even more environmentally friendly.
Under Marvin Rees’s leadership, the council has made great advances in areas such as tackling fuel poverty, investing in low emission vehicles – such as biogas busses – and increasing recycling rates across the city. At this week’s full Council meeting it was announced that Bristol City Council is to set up a dedicated Task Force to phase out the use of glyphosate – a harmful pesticide – across the city over the next three years.
I am also pleased to be working with the local authority to put together a pollinator action plan for the city’s bees, and to be involved with the charity Feeding Bristol, which saw 13,000 meals distributed to children this summer who might otherwise have gone hungry during the holidays.
You can read more about what makes Bristol a leading green city in the Mayor’s article for SERA (Labour’s environment campaign) below.