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
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
- Energy Saving
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
A website that includes different information
on what the department is doing around the country
to help make climate change better.
- UK Climate Impacts
This website helps organisations to adapt to
inevitable climate change.
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This page was last reviewed 30 July 2013 at 14:40.
The page is next due for review 26 January 2015.