A new ‘green’ plan has been adopted by the town council as residents want ‘the environment to be at the heart of life.’ 

Earley Town Council declared a climate emergency in March 2021 and subsequently formed a working group to start addressing issues relating to global warming. 

Part of the strategy was to have a Green Infrastructure Action Plan and, at its meeting on May 11, it was voted in. 

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The council says the plan will help with “developing, protecting and preserving Earley’s many biodiverse areas” – such as the Maiden Erlegh local nature reserve. 

Councillors believe this plan to be important after a recent State of Nature report suggested that “there has been a 13% decline in the average abundance of wildlife in the UK since the 1970s.”   

The plan aims to set out a sustainable strategy so Earley’s green infrastructure can “become bigger, better and more joined together.”