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Beacon Award

Beacon Award

In March 2008, we were awarded the prestigious Beacon Authority Status for our work on Tackling Climate Change. The prestigious Beacon Award Scheme recognises excellence in local government.

In the 2008/09 awards Worcestershire County Council was one of six councils to achieve Beacon Status for 'Tackling Climate Change'.

Read our successful Beacon Award application (PDF 136 KB).

The Assessment Process

Stage 1: The Application.

This outlined the council's work on tackling climate change in the community, through our own operations and more. 

Stage 2: Assessment Visit.

Government assessors visited Worcestershire to find out more about our work. They saw various presentations and had the opportunity to question officers, councillors and others. They were also taken on a tour of Red Hill School by several pupils.

Stage 3: Final presentations.

Several senior councillors and officers gave a final presentation and interview to a panel of experts in London. The awards were then announced at a ceremony in March 2008. Just six councils in the country received the award in the Tackling Climate Change theme.

During the Beacon year, Worcestershire County Council worked with the other five Beacon Authorities (London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Eastleigh Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council and Woking Borough Council) to disseminate information about the good practice that led to the award. This work was funded by money from central government, provided as part of the Beacon Award.


Presentations from the 'Achieving Sustainability in Construction' event- 30th June 2009

Presentations from the 'Responding to Climate Change through Learning for Sustainability' event - 10th March 2009

Presentations from the 'Tackling Climate Change in Worcestershire' Open Day - 8th January 2009

Case Studies

Further Information

In this section

More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • Energy Saving Trust
    Learn more about being more energy efficient and save money around your home.
  • Climate Week
    The website of an event that happens a week every year to teach others about the risks of climate change
  • Department of Energy & Climate Change
    A website that includes different information on what the department is doing around the country to help make climate change better.
  • UK Climate Impacts Programme
    This website helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change.

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