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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Delivering our 2011 Manifesto (Environment)

Posted by davidburbage on April 11, 2015

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The above picture, taken in the floods of 2014 in Hurley, shows just how much effect the environment has on our community. In Wraysbury, Datchet and elsewhere there were serious problems. But environment incorporates everything from bin collection to recycling and our pledges have all been kept.

Keep the weekly bin and enhanced recycling collections

We’ve done this, and we’re now one of the tiny 6% of councils who retain a full service

Plant more trees and woodland

Over 15,000 trees planted in the last five years, supporting air quality and the natural environment

Support residents in installing renewable energy systems

Leaflets available in libraries and information on the Borough’s website

Assist schools in increasing recycling

164 school awareness visits have taken place, and new recycling containers have RFID tags to help monitor school performance

Create more recycling facilties

Extra facilities have been installed across the Borough. Battery and electronic equipment recycling banks have improved resident facilities

Work with the EA to deliver river power through weirs (Archimedes Screw)

Support to MaidEnergy will enable a community shares offer to be made. The Romney Lock river power is now in operation.

Continue to promote car sharing, and reduce dependence on expensive carbon fuel journeys

Car sharing information and promotion is now part of the Borough’s strategy.

Protect the Thames and its environment

Repairs to river banks approved by the EA; planning applications continue to respect the setting of the Thames, and we’ve worked with Datchet Parish Council to improve the riverside park.

Support introduction of additional dog bins where justified and increase action against dog fouling and other littering

Extra dog bins have been provided. More powers against fouling and littering have been given to community wardens to enforce.

Support provision of electric car charge points in partnership with industry

Done, and charging points installed

Enforce eco-friendly planning standards for new buildings in the Borough

Supplementary planning guidance now issued and adopted

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