Lobbying for climate action & funding

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Barrow in Furness Borough Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s lobbying work in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following question:

Has the council written to or met with UK national or devolved governments to ask or lobby for climate action since 1st January 2019? Please provide some evidence of the most recent letter or meeting such as a copy of the letter or email sent, or the date, topic of meeting and position of the person that the meeting was held with.

This includes either asking for more powers and funding for local authorities to take climate action, or asking for the government to take further action themselves. This includes working with other local authorities to send joint letters or meetings to lobby UK or devolved governments, and includes both general climate action and calls for action on specific issues such as transport where climate change is mentioned as a motivating factor for taking action.

This includes if a cabinet member or other councillor has written to or met with the UK or devolved governments on behalf of the council.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Freedom of Information, Barrow in Furness Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam


I have looked into your request for information and must inform you that the Council does not hold the information you require. You will need to contact Cumbria County Council.

I apologise that your request cannot be met but if you have any queries, concerns or any further information needs in the future then please contact me.

If the complaint still cannot be resolved you may contact the Council’s Corporate Services Manager at the address given above.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone: 01625 545 700

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information

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