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Climate emergency and Local Plan prioritised in Cabinet changes

The council's Cabinet has been reshuffled to reinforce efforts to tackle climate change and to recognise the importance of the Local Plan.

New environmental status achieved by Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council has been recognised with a new environmental award by The Carbon Literacy Project.

Free tree giveaway for Chelmsford residents

Chelmsford City Council is giving away 1,000 trees to Chelmsford residents this winter as part of its ‘Space to thrive’ campaign.

Sign the Essex Food Waste Pledge for your chance to win

Chelmsford City Council has joined up with other local authorities across Essex to tackle food waste in our county.

Chelmsford City Council reviews Local Plan to address climate and affordable housing crises

Chelmsford City Council has started to review its Local Plan, to take account of changes in City Council priorities and Government policies.

Council commits to more public open spaces

Chelmsford City Council has agreed to protect and expand public open spaces by not allowing public open space to be used for other purposes.

Small sustainability swaps that make a huge difference

Living more sustainably doesn’t require making drastic changes. You can make a huge impact by swapping out a few old habits for new ones.

Four ways to make renewable energy a part of your life

Find out what changes, big or small, you could be doing that will make a big difference to living in a greener Chelmsford.