Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero publish national statistics on UK local authority and regional gas emissions. The greenhouse gases covered by these statistics are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. In accordance with international reporting and carbon trading protocols, each of these gases is weighted by its global warming potential (GWP), so that total greenhouse gas emissions can be reported on a consistent basis (in carbon dioxide equivalent units). The GWP for each gas is defined as its warming influence relative to that of carbon dioxide. The GWPs used in these statistics are from Working Group 1 of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2013.

Broadband Speed

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Broadband provides access to internet services such as videoconferencing for work, tele-healthcare, access to job or property advertisements, and e-commerce. It is fast becoming an essential utility alongside water, gas and electric in UK homes. From March 2018, the Government set a legal minimum service obligation (LSO) of 10 megabytes per second (Mbps). Ofcom research shows that 10 Mbps is the minimum speed currently needed to meet an average household’s digital needs. It should be fast enough for multiple people in a household to be online at once.


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Recycling Rate data is the percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting. It is derived from WasteDataFlow (web-based-system for municipal waste reporting by UK local authorities to Government). The WasteDataFlow system went live on 30 April 2004.

Free School Meals

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Percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals as reported by schools in the School Census.

Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy

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This document sets out the strategy by Buckinghamshire Council for helping achieve national air quality objectives and zero carbon ambitions. It details over 60 actions to address climate change and poor air quality regarding council operations, our work and contracts with partners and suppliers, and how we influence activity county-wide.

Air quality

Graph showing the air quality of districts within Buckinghamshire

Air quality can be assessed by the concentration of various pollutants in the air. The air quality indicator is compiled from four key air pollutants: Nitrogen dioxide, Benzene, Sulphur dioxide, and Particulates.

Map of Buckinghamshire

Boundary map of Buckinghamshire

A boundary map is a map created for the purpose of outlining a boundary for an area and the areas next to it.

Fix my street

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An online portal containing statistics on issues with place-based assets, for example, trees, parks, playgrounds, roads, and streetlights.

Achieving our shared vision for Buckinghamshire to 2050

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This live document has been prepared by Buckinghamshire’s Growth Board and is designed to be the ‘go to’ place to find out about the vision for Buckinghamshire the place, where it is going, and what it is all about.