Chudleigh Town Council seeks the help of residents to tackle Climate Change
In response to Teignbridge District Council announcing a Climate Emergency in April, Chudleigh Town Councillors declared their own Climate & Environmental Emergency in July. In doing so they committed themselves to taking action to reduce the carbon footprint of the Town Council and to work with the community to achieve the same in Chudleigh.
Councillor Melanie Bellchambers said “Declaring the Climate Emergency is the easy part. What we now need to do is to work with the community to develop a course of actions, both within the Town Council and outside, that will allow us to seek to achieve a zero carbon footprint by 2025. Councillors have been working with volunteers to form Chudleigh's Climate Focus Group (CCF). Our aims are to locally support the people of Chudleigh with help and information and practical solutions for living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly life, by increasing our energy efficiency, reduce our carbon output and to assist Teignbridge in reaching the target of becoming carbon neutral by 2025”
The Council recognises that being carbon neutral by 2025 will be a challenging target and will not be achievable without the involvement of the entire community. To get the ball rolling we are holding a Climate Focus Group "drop in" workshop in the Town Hall between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Saturday 5th October. The workshop will be held in the Woodway Room
Councillor Bellchambers explained “We are all still on a steep learning curve and that is why we really need the help of Chudleigh residents in terms of information sharing and gathering ideas. It would be great to discuss any global and/or local climate issues that our Chudleigh residents have and help where we can, with advice and sign posting information. We are also looking to collect ideas and suggestions from everyone, old, young and in-between so please come along for some free drinks and snacks on 5th Oct and help us to help our nationally acclaimed District Council targets for 2025 zero carbon reduction”