Abstracts: May 19th, 2010

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. It looks at meeting the challenge of national environmental targets in a tough financial climate.

In this interview, Paul Bettison, environmentalist and Leader of Bracknell Forest Borough Council, advises how to tackle the latest challenges facing councils – from recycling and renewable energy targets to a proposed landfill ban from DEFRA.

Crucially, he explores how local partnerships provide an ideal solution for councils to share investment in sustainable energy sources and recycling facilities.

GBTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at www.localgov.tv