Climate Change

NEW CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP SET UP

In January, the parish council agreed to set up a working group that would examine the issues around climate change and recommend a response to councillors. This might be to declare a climate emergency in Menheniot.

The national lockdown has delayed meetings of this group, but as restrictions ease, we are hoping that it will be possible to revive the group and gather a range of opinions from across the parish that will help councillors decide if they should declare a climate emergency in the parish. If they agree, then the council will then need to create an action plan to tackle the emergency, agreeing measures that are both realistic and affordable and that involve a range of stakeholders across Menheniot.

If you’d like to be part of the conversation, please email the Clerk’s Office with your preferred method of contact (email, social media, telephone) and the first line of your postcode. Please reply before 24 August 2020. These FAQs explain what the group can do.

Any contact information you send to the parish council is held securely to comply with Data Protection legislation. We will only use your contact details to talk with you about climate change. [4/8/20]


 

PLANS PUBLISHED BY OTHER COUNCILS

Cornwall Council Climate Change Plan July 2019

CC climate-change-action-plan [large document]

 

Cornwall Council Climate Change Development Plan Document May 2020  [large document]

CC climate-change-dpd-reg-18-new

 

Cornwall Council Climate Emergency website [recomennded]

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/climate-emergency/

 

Cornwall Council Grow Nature website

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/grow-nature/about/forest-for-cornwall-programme/whats-happening/

Cornwall Council Grown Nature Crowdfunder website

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/cornwall-grow-nature-seed

 

Helston Climate Action Plan September 2019

Helston Climate Action Plan – September 2019 [large document]

 


 

ADVICE FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS

Climate Change: what can your council do? (recommended)

climate-change-a5-4pp-003

 

Friends of the Earth (recommended)

Friends of the Earth 20 Actions

 

Devon towns & parishes for Climate Action

Devon Parishes for Climate Action

 


 

ADVICE FOR RESIDENTS

Friends of the Earth

8 lazy ways to be environmentally friendly