2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Has the council lobbied the government for climate action?

Question code
Collaboration & Engagement
Councils lobbying government
Question weight


Criteria met if the council has sent a letter or had a meeting with national or devolved governments calling for the government to take further action, or asking for councils to receive more funding, powers and climate resources to take climate action.

The criteria will be met if councils have worked on specific, climate-related issues, provided climate is cited as a reason to take action. For example, asking for measures to improve local bus provision will meet the criteria if reducing carbon emissions is cited as a reason to do so.


We have chosen the date 1st of January 2022 to ensure that any lobbying has been recent and continued, rather than once every few years.

The criteria will be met if councils have worked on specific, climate-related issues, provided climate is cited as a reason to take action. For example, asking for measures to improve local bus provision will meet the criteria if reducing carbon emissions is cited as a reason to do so.

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104 district councils

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60 district councils
Amber Valley Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Arun District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Bassetlaw District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Braintree District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Broadland District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Broxtowe Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Cambridge City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Chesterfield Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Chichester District Council1/1
Chorley Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Crawley Borough Council1/1
Dacorum Council1/1
Derbyshire Dales District Council1/1democracy.derbyshiredales.gov.uk
Dover District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Eastbourne Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
East Cambridgeshire District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
East Hertfordshire District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
East Suffolk Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Folkestone and Hythe District Council1/1folkestone-hythe.moderngov.co.uk
Forest of Dean District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Gedling Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Gloucester City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Gosport Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Lancaster City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Mansfield District Council1/1
Mid Devon District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Mid Suffolk District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Mole Valley District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Newark and Sherwood District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
North Devon Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
North Hertfordshire District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
North Kesteven District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
North Norfolk District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
North West Leicestershire District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Norwich City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Sevenoaks District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
South Cambridgeshire District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
South Derbyshire District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
South Hams District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
South Kesteven District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
South Oxfordshire District Council1/1southoxon.gov.uk
Stevenage Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Stroud District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Swale Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Teignbridge District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Thanet District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Vale of White Horse District Council1/1whitehorsedc.gov.uk
Warwick District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Watford Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Welwyn Hatfield Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
West Devon Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
West Suffolk Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Worcester City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Wyre Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Wyre Forest District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Adur District Council0/1
Ashfield District Council0/1
Ashford Borough Council0/1
Babergh District Council0/1
Basildon Borough Council0/1
Blaby District Council0/1
Bolsover District Council0/1
Borough of Broxbourne0/1
Boston Borough Council0/1
Breckland District Council0/1
Brentwood Borough Council0/1
Bromsgrove District Council0/1
Burnley Borough Council0/1
Cannock Chase District Council0/1
Canterbury City Council0/1
Castle Point Borough Council0/1
Charnwood Borough Council0/1
Chelmsford City Council0/1
Cheltenham Borough Council0/1
Cherwell District Council0/1
City of Lincoln Council0/1
Colchester Borough Council0/1
Cotswold District Council0/1
Dartford Borough Council0/1
East Devon District Council0/1
East Hampshire District Council0/1
Eastleigh Borough Council0/1
East Lindsey District Council0/1
East Staffordshire Borough Council0/1
Elmbridge Borough Council0/1
Epping Forest District Council0/1
Erewash Borough Council0/1
Exeter City Council0/1
Fareham Borough Council0/1
Fenland District Council0/1
Fylde Borough Council0/1
Gravesham Borough Council0/1
Great Yarmouth Borough Council0/1
Guildford Borough Council0/1
Harborough District Council0/1
Harlow Council0/1
Hart District Council0/1
Hastings Borough Council0/1
Havant Borough Council0/1
Hertsmere Borough Council0/1
High Peak Borough Council0/1
Horsham District Council0/1
Huntingdonshire District Council0/1
Hyndburn Borough Council0/1
Ipswich Borough Council0/1
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council0/1
Lewes District Council0/1
Lichfield District Council0/1
Maidstone Borough Council0/1
Maldon District Council0/1
Malvern Hills District Council0/1
Melton Borough Council0/1
Mid Sussex District Council0/1
New Forest District Council0/1
North East Derbyshire District Council0/1
North Warwickshire Borough Council0/1
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council0/1
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council0/1
Oxford City Council0/1
Pendle Borough Council0/1
Preston City Council0/1
Redditch Borough Council0/1
Ribble Valley Borough Council0/1
Rochford District Council0/1
Rossendale Borough Council0/1
Rother District Council0/1
Rugby Borough Council0/1
Runnymede Borough Council0/1
Rushcliffe Borough Council0/1
Rushmoor Borough Council0/1
South Holland District Council0/1
South Norfolk District Council0/1
South Ribble Borough Council0/1
South Staffordshire Council0/1
Spelthorne Borough Council0/1
Stafford Borough Council0/1
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council0/1
St Albans City and District Council0/1
Stratford-on-Avon District Council0/1
Surrey Heath Borough Council0/1
Tamworth Borough Council0/1
Tandridge District Council0/1
Tendring District Council0/1
Test Valley Borough Council0/1
Tewkesbury Borough Council0/1
Three Rivers District Council0/1
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council0/1
Torridge District Council0/1
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council0/1
Uttlesford District Council0/1
Waverley Borough Council0/1
Wealden District Council0/1
West Lancashire Borough Council0/1
West Lindsey District Council0/1
West Oxfordshire District Council0/1
Winchester City Council0/1
Woking Borough Council0/1
Worthing Borough Council0/1
Wychavon District Council0/1