Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Leicestershire hits emissions target four years early
As a result of a number of energy-saving improvements, Leicestershire County Council has reached its greenhouse gas emissions target four years ahead of schedule.
The council has reported a 37 per cent reduction in emissions across the county, outperforming its original 34 per cent target set for 2020-21.
This is mainly attributed to reduced gas use in buildings, changing street lights to LEDs, a review of electricity and gas consumption in buildings, an investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy; and a reduction in emissions from the council vehicles.
Byron Rhodes, deputy leader of the council, said: “I am delighted that we have reached our greenhouse gas emissions target four years earlier than expected. We are committed to cutting energy use, reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change.”