Published: 23 April 2019
'At the last Full Council meeting for this civic year, held on 25th
March, the Parish Council approved a motion to declare a Climate
Emergency. Councillors discussed at length the need for action to
address climate change and how the Parish Council could work with other
local organisations such as Holmfirth Transition Town (HoTT) to make a
positive contribution towards improving the environment for the
The motion approved included the following actions:
Declare a CLIMATE EMERGENCY and publicise this to the people of the
Holme Valley to raise awareness and support the public in taking action.
✓ Prepare an Action Plan within 6 months on the actions the Holme Valley Parish Council will take to address this emergency.
✓ Pledge to make the Holme Valley Parish carbon-neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions
✓ Call on Kirklees Council and central government to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible.
Commit to continue working with community partners across the Holme
Valley to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies and
The Council committed to setting up a working group of
councillors and representatives from the community to work on turning
this important declaration into clear positive steps for our valley.'