SOLIHULL Council’s natural environment work has been rated as the joint highest out of 21 authorities in the West Midlands by the independent organisation, Sustainability West Midlands.
The Council’s overall progress towards sustainability also ranked highly, at fifth out of 21 authorities.
Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) is an independent sustainability adviser for leaders in the West Midlands.
Working with public, private and third sectors, SWM provides advice, practical solutions and promotes cross-sector good practice.
Its Local Authority Sustainability Benchmark Report 2022 sets out the progress West Midlands local authorities are making on sustainability.
Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, Planning and Housing, said: “It’s fantastic to see our environmental work scoring so highly at a regional level yet again.
“This builds on the momentum of recently receiving various national and regional environmental awards.
“Thanks to the hard work of numerous council officers, we’ve been able to deliver an incredibly wide-ranging suite of environmental projects that have made a real difference to the community.”