PROGRESS on decarbonisation work in Wrexham is set to take a back seat due to the current financial pressures faced by the local authority. 

The matter is set to be discussed in next week's Executive Board meeting at Wrexham Council, with members set to note the progress made since the previous meeting.

In 2019, the Welsh Government declared a climate emergency in Wales, thereby setting ambitious plans for the public sector in Wales to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Wrexham County Borough Council declared its own Climate and Ecological Emergency in September 2019, and restated its commitment to developing a Decarbonisation Action Plan, detailing how to meet the ambitious target set by Welsh Government. 

Despite progress being made on the council's action plan, which was highlighted in a recent report, labelled "really positive" by chief executive of the council Ian Bancroft, the lead members admitted that the work would not be at the forefront of the authorities mind. 


Cllr David A Bithell said: "We're struggling with decarbonisation, but with the money we've got we're doing really well. 

"It's a working project, and it is a national issue, but it is slowing down."

Councillor Mark Pritchard, leader of the council, added: "All 56 members of the council support this plan, but as mentioned the current funding is affecting it. 

"Have we stopped? No. Have we slowed down? Yes."

Wrexham Council's Executive Board meet on Tuesday, January 23.