In March 2019, Feock Parish Council declared a Climate Emergency and resolved to form a group of interested local residents and Parish Councillors to take forward the issue and agree the actions that could be taken locally.
The following resolution was passed at the Parish Council meeting in March.
• Feock Parish Council declares a climate emergency
• Set up a climate change working party that includes stakeholders, people with an interest and partners (not a formal committee)
• The working party is tasked with undertaking an audit on our impact on climate change and the impact of climate change on us as a parish
• The working party engage with residents and stakeholders to put together a costed action plan within 6 months to inform the 2020/21 budget setting process.
A very well attended Call to Action meeting was held at the end of April, over 30 residents attending where various ideas such as green energy suppliers, composting, tree planting schemes, solar panel battery storage and electric vehicle charging points were discussed to build upon the positive action the council is already taking to support tree planting and encouraging pollinators. A working group will now be formed to put together an action plan which the Parish Council will cost and include in their budget setting discussions for the 2020/21 budget.
Residents of the parish who were not able to come to the meeting but would still like to be kept up to date with progress or be part of the group should email their details to firstname.lastname@example.org