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Champions work to make the Vale a greener, healthier place

Two new champions at Vale of White Horse District Council will help get people walking and cycling and focus on what we are doing towards nature recovery.

Councillor Eric de la Harpe wants people to ditch their car journeys wherever possible and choose active travel instead. This includes walking and cycling but you could also scooter, skate or wheel.

He said: “Whatever means of transport you choose, leaving the car at home will help reduce carbon emissions in the district and contribute to a healthier community.

“I’ll be encouraging people to make the most of our paths and cycle routes to get around.”

Cllr Katherine Foxhall will champion the council’s work towards nature recovery –  restoring habitats, protecting wildlife and combating climate change through collective action.

She said: “There are so many projects that we are supporting already through the Climate Action Fund that we want to bring these to the forefront.

“I’m excited to highlight all the other work being done to promote  nature recovery across the district too.”

Both are among a number of champions announced for the Vale that will promote some of the great work being done across various areas.

Last week we introduced you to cost of living champion Cllr James Cox and food and farming champion Cllr James Barrow.

You can read more about their roles and work.

Over the coming weeks we will introduce you to some more Vale champions so watch this space.