Campaigners are demanding the council declares a climate and environmental emergency.

This comes after activists launched a petition calling for the authority to roll out a four-step plan which could help tackle climate change.

In their petition, campaigners wrote: “The unfolding climate and environmental crisis is the most serious threat human civilization has ever faced.

“The evidence is now unequivocal.”

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The petition is less than two weeks old and so far 22 people have signed it.

However, residents still have until the second week of September to add their name to the list.

Those who have added their signatures are calling for the official declaration of a climate emergency, followed by a pledge from Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) to make the borough carbon neutral by 2030.

Campaigners want the authority to develop a detailed plan of action outlining how it is going to achieve its goals before reporting back to the council in six months time.

BFC should also review its existing policies and strategies in order to make them as environmentally-friendly as possible, campaigners suggested.

The five other Berkshire local authorities have all recently faced calls to declare their own climate emergencies.

In his maiden speech to Wokingham Borough Council, new leader councillor John Halsall pledged to make the borough carbon neutral by 2030 after a petition pressing for a climate emergency declaration gained more than 100 signatures.

A petition with similar demands pushing the Royal Borough to take action is now on 652 signatures, while Reading Borough Council has already declared its own climate emergency.

West Berkshire Council members voted to postpone plans to declare an environmental emergency in May after deciding they needed more time to consider the suggestions but look set to go ahead with the move in early July.

Slough Liberal Democrats called on Slough Borough Council to declare their own emergency in March but demanded the authority sets its sights on a much earlier date of 2020 to go carbon neutral by.

You can view the petition here