Nature doesn’t have a vote, so the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust is speaking up for all local wildlife and our environment in upcoming council elections next month.
The Trust is calling on all current and future councillors to take their local environment seriously and make a pledge to act for nature – and voters are urged to ask their candidates to sign up.
Over 350 councillors will be elected in nine councils across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Nicky Warden, Public Affairs and Planning Officer for BBOWT said:
“Councillors can have a huge impact on the state of wildlife in our region. The polices they set and apply affect how public green spaces are managed, how wildlife rich sites are protected and how we are tackling the nature and climate emergency locally.
“Wildlife across our three counties is under enormous pressure from road and house building, unsustainable farming methods and loss of habitats in urban and rural areas. We need all our local councillors to be standing up for the precious wildlife on their patch and we urge them to make a pledge to do so.”