Green Economy Leader

Bournemouth to become a ‘Green Economy Leader’

Bournemouth’s drive to become a ‘Green Economy Leader’ will see the town position itself at the cutting edge of environmental protection. We will use the high quality environment to attract business talent and inward investment. To find out more, read Bournemouth’s Climate Change Strategy 2016-2020.

Bournemouth’s carbon reduction activities currently place it in the top 25% of ‘nearest neighbour’ authorities. This saw it named ‘Greenest City’ in the 2013 UK Vitality Index.

To help improve further, we have joined the Compact of Mayors. It is the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and tracking progress. In 2016 Bournemouth achieved the highest standard of Compact of Mayors membership, becoming only the third UK council to become ‘compliant’ with all requirements.

According to the London School of Economics, Green Economy Leaders enjoy:

  • competitive advantage
  • high levels of productivity and income
  • high and growing levels of environmental performance
  • promote sustainable growth in output and welfare over the longer term

To help achieve ‘Green Economy Leader’ status in Bournemouth, businesses will be engaged using a Key Account Management approach. There will be further development of the recently formed Sustainable Business Leadership Group of proactive sustainable businesses. 

To successfully become a Green Economy Leader demands that our environment is of a high quality and continually improving. To see what Bournemouth is doing to reduce emissions and prepare for climate change, use the links on the right.

Some of our other environmental services are listed below. You can help you to reduce pollution, care for our town and enjoy our unique surroundings.

ECO Flexible Eligibility initiative

Helping householders save energy with the LEAP service and widening the eligibility of heating and insulation grants through the Government’s ECO Flexible Eligibility initiative.

Read our current Eco Flexible Eligibility Statement of intent, issued on 01/04/2019, to find out which households can get financial assistance to get energy-efficient.  If you are eligible for help, apply to LEAP for your free visit, energy-saving goodies and the chance to qualify for free white goods, insulation, gas boilers and central heating systems.

Companies that are ECO installers and wish to apply for Declarations under this Statement of Intent should read the Referrer Guidance Note – Appendix 2 of the current Statement of Intent.

We are required to make available previous Statement of Intent documents.  These are:

  • Version 1, which covered the Bournemouth Borough Council area (active from 28/12/2017 to 13/03/2018)
  • Version 2, which covered the Bournemouth and Poole Council areas (active from 14/03/2018 to 31/03/2019)

More help for eligible BCP Council residents

Eligible homeowners can get financial help to replace broken gas boilers

Eligible households that have never had a gas central heating system could get one for free