Lobbying for climate action & funding

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, North Warwickshire Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Climate Emergency UK

Dear North Warwickshire 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

Climate Emergency UK

Dear North Warwickshire Borough Council,

Thank you for taking the time to look at the FOI/EIR request I have submitted.

This is a polite reminder that the legal deadline by which you needed to respond to the FOI/EIR request was 13th February 2023, which has now passed.

I would be very grateful if you could ensure that you respond to this request as soon as you can.

All the best,
Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

FOI_Requests, North Warwickshire Borough Council

Good afternoon Hannah,

Thank you for your email.

Regrettably, the person who was assigned your request has recently left the organisation. We have forwarded this onto their interim replacement and thank you for your patience while we endeavour to reply to you as soon as we can.

We will be in touch shortly.

Kindest regards,
Samantha Adams
The FOI Team

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