A West Norfolk village is aiming to go greener and become a Norfolk Net Zero Community.
Marshland St James will get a share of £300,000 of Government money to work with residents and local organisations to ensure their homes and transport are more environmentally friendly over the next two years.
Michael de Whalley, the borough councillor responsible for Climate Change and Biodiversity, explained: “This project will bring benefits like warmer homes and energy security to the village. The aim is to make net zero work for people, so it is not only the right thing to do but also the easiest. This project will explore barriers such as public awareness, technology confidence and how supply chain readiness can be overcome to make a step change in reducing carbon emissions. This will also ultimately help create more green jobs and a shift to net zero.
“The community in Marshland St James has been selected as the starting point in west Norfolk. I look forward to working with the Parish council, ward members and engaging with residents in the area to increase the green credentials of the village and discovering best practice to be shared elsewhere across west Norfolk and the county.”