Disley Parish Council is in the process of developing a formal Environmental Policy and Strategy. From January 2020, the Parish Council will consider the environmental impact of all its activities and purchases.
This webpage will be used to highlight the steps that Council is taking to minimise its environmental impact.
The Parish Council owns and manages Disley Community Centre. The Council’s electricty supplier, Opus Energy, supplies 100% of its power from renewable electricity sources. Further information on Opus’ energy is available at: Opus Energy Sources
The Council separates all the dry mixed recycling (DMR) waste generated at the Community Centre and engages waste organisation BIFFA to recycle the waste. Information on BIFFA’s DMR service is available at: BIFFA Dry Mixed Recycling
The Parish Council owns and maintains 41 streetlights across Disley and Newtown. So far, 20 of these have been converted to high-efficiency LEDs with the rest due to be converted in batches over the next few years. In February 2020, the Parish Council signed a 5-year agreement with SSE Energy for SSE Green Electricity to power these lights. This is 100% renewable, clean electricity, generated by wind and hydro assets. This is the spec sheet for SSE Green Electicity.
Electric Vehicle Chargepoints
Disley Parish Council is currently in the process of installing two EV Chargepoints at Disley Community Centre. The units will be 22kW Superfast chargers and will offer Pay-to-Charge smartphone payment.
The units have been part-funded by Disley Parish Council and through an OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) grant.
It is hoped that the chargepoints will be fully operational by the end of September 2021.
Cycling initiatives and provisions
Disley Parish Council is currently actively supporting three cycling initiatives for Disley and Newtown:
- A shared cycle/pedestrian lane on the A6 from Disley to High Lane.
- A cycle route through Lyme Park to join Disley and Higher Poynton.
- A Disley cycle by-pass.
The Parish Council has installed three new cycle racks at the Community Centre in order to encourage more cycling and less car usage in the village. The racks are conveniently located for both users of the Community Centre and visitors to the village centre and provide secure cycle parking.
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