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- Meeting of Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 4.00pm (Item 27.)
27.1 The Chair provided the following communications:
We have a very full agenda today, so I will contain my remarks to celebrating some significant achievements for the city.
I’m very pleased to say that along with Adur Council and the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Partnership, we have secured more than £40,000 of government funding to look at low carbon and renewable energy heating systems that would benefit hundreds of householders in Shoreham, Hove and Portslade.
We will now be able to look at the potential for district heating systems which would offer residents and businesses access to much lower heating bills together with a reduction in carbon emissions.
As members will hopefully be aware, the City Council has been highly commended for two of its major transport schemes in this year’s National Transport Awards. The commendations were in the ‘Improvements to Bus Services’ category for the Lewes Road Sustainable Transport Corridor and the ‘Road Safety, Traffic Management & Enforcement’ category for the Seven Dials road safety scheme.
This success announced last week was hot on the heels of the council winning the top European award for clean transport, named City of the Year by Civitas.
In submitting for these awards the council detailed how the city’s sustainable travel projects have helped the city to be recognised nationally as the UK’s least car dependent city outside London by the Campaign for Better Transport. Almost 40 per cent of residents do not own a car.
I am sure members will wish to join with me in acknowledging the hard work of our talented officer team in delivering such fantastic improvement in sustainable transport choice, and the pivotal role Cllr Davey has played, building on the foundation laid by previous administrations, to put the city is such a leading position.