WE NEED A BETTER FUTURE
Your Lib Dem led Council is setting an example. And playing their part in encouraging the reduced use of plastics, in particular non recyclables, knowing they damage our environment, wildlife and sea life and are in the food chain.
First we had Colchester's 'Plastic Pledge' encouraging personal pledges, our next steps to press businesses to do more.
Now renewal plans for our water fountains as that will also help reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles. This latest project also supports the Better Colchester campaign to make Colchester welcoming and to support the health and well being of residents and visitors.
The council has commissioned Colchester Borough Homes to carry out a formal and costed feasibility study. Up to five locations will be considered for the new water fountains. These include reopening old water fountains and providing modern ones. The feasibility study is due to be completed by the end of November 2018, with estimated completion of works in summer 2019.
Lib Dem lead David King has said: 'We want more residents and visitors to join the Refill revolution, to move away from single use plastic bottles and to keep healthy and hydrated. I know the water fountains will be received as practical, helpful and welcoming. I hope that this can also include a revival of our older water fountains. We need to take every opportunity we can to make the most of our history and our heritage. I am proud we’re taking this action.'
Lib Dems. Still campaigning. For a better present and future.