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Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

Climate and Nature Pact

The County Council has teamed up with key partners and stakeholders, including Charnwood Borough Council, to draw up an ambitious set of principles which set out Leicestershire's commitment to tackle climate change, nature decline and carbon reduction.

The Leicestershire Climate and Nature Pact is based on the principles of the Glasgow Climate Pact, which the UK Government signed in November 2021. It supports national and international efforts to tackle climate change by bringing together a range of organizations - the business and private sector, voluntary, community and social enterprises, universities, the education and research sector, and the public sector – as well as the people and communities of Leicestershire. The aim is to drive local action and work towards a number of shared environmental aims. The goal is to make Leicestershire a net zero county by 2045.

More information is available by contacting

There is also information on the County Council's website, accessible at: Net Zero Leicestershire.

New school for SEND

The Department of Education (DfE) has approved an application by the County Council for a 90-place school for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The school will be built on land the County Council owns off Farley Way, in Quorn, and will serve the local Charnwood community as well as Melton and North West Leicestershire areas.

Richard Shepherd, County Councillor

Telephone: 01509 413903


Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 09:19 by Julie Lovatt

Tags: Blog, County Council