RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say and help set the direction of Bromsgrove District Council’s climate change action plan.

A new survey is asking residents for their local priorities on topics including energy, travel, waste, the ‘circular economy’ of reduce, re-use, recycle, and wildlife and biodiversity.

Responses to the survey will help the council develop its action plan for its policies and services, which is currently being prepared by a cross-party working group after councillors declared a ‘Climate Emergency’.

The survey is available now at and closes at 5pm on Tuesday, September 1. It should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Cllr Margaret Sherrey, Bromsgrove District Council’s portfolio holder for environment and chairman of the Climate Change Working Group, said: “The council has declared a climate emergency and while the council has already been playing its part, from supporting electric car infrastructure to developing renewable and sustainable energy, we can and must do more.

"Everyone benefits from a cleaner, greener district.

“An action plan is being drawn up. As part of that work we want to hear residents’ priorities.

"Understanding what people think on specific issues is critical in helping produce a plan that’s right for Bromsgrove District.”