Enhancing the environment
In 2012/13, we:
Planted three new woodlands, totalling almost 100 acres, near Andover, Basingstoke and Hedge End to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Were pleased to see the County Council's Queen Elizabeth Country Park voted as one of the country's favourite parks for ‘green spaces’ in the annual People's Choice Award public poll. Three of the Council’s country parks also retained their Green Flag Award.
Exceeded our target to reduce carbon emissions from our buildings, schools, street lights and other operations, for a second consecutive year. We are now more than halfway towards our target for a 20% overall reduction in carbon emissions by 2015.