'Councils should buy local to tackle climate change' says Llanrwst Councillor
Councillor Aaron Wynne wants Conwy Council to support more local businesses in order to tackle the climate emergency.
In a committee meeting last night Conwy Councillors discussed Conwy Council's carbon footprint.
In 2019 Conwy Councillors unanimously declared a climate emergency and tasked officers to draw up plans to reduce the Council's carbon emissions.
Llanrwst Councillor Aaron Wynne wants the Council to "buy local" to support businesses and help tackle the climate emergency.
He wants the Council to adopt a new local procurement plan to buy more goods and services from Conwy and North Wales based businesses.
Cllr Wynne said:
"In order for Conwy Council to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030, the authority must do more to buy local.
"It doesn't make economic or environmental sense for Conwy Council to buy goods from businesses outside Conwy and north Wales. From tradespeople to fill in the potholes, to local food and drink venders to stock Venue Cymru, we should be buying local at every opportunity.
"Conwy Council should adopt a new local procurement policy prioritising buying goods and services from local businesses. Both to support local jobs and to help tackle the climate emergency."
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