Holme Valley Parish Council Climate Emergency Standing Committee


Holme Valley Parish Council established a Climate Emergency Action Plan Working Group which was approved by the council in October 2019 having declared a climate emergency on 25th March 2019. With council approval a new Standing Committee was formed to work towards the Holme Valley becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030.


The Climate Emergency Committee has been working hard to help the Valley reach its target. We now have Michelle Brown as our dedicated Climate Emergency Coordinator (CEC) who you can contact via email at CEC@holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk

Since its inception the committee has been working through the actions set to encourage local people to get involved in small ways and start to contribute to making a difference. Some of the ways this has been achieved are:


    • The water bottle refill fountain – situated by the public toilets and across from the post office in Holmfirth, the water refill fountain offers the public the choice of refilling their water bottle rather than buying another plastic bottle
    • The Repair Café which takes place in Holmfirth Tech (when able under COVID guidelines) encouraging people to fix items for free rather than throw them away
    • Land use mapping which will show how land is currently being used throughout the valley to identify potential ecological uses for unutilised land and how to bring back hedgerows to encourage wildlife
    • Energy audits for the Civic Hall and Honley library to see how we can make these buildings more environmentally-friendly
    • Installation of bike racks in the Holme Valley with as special emphasis on schools to encourage more children to cycle to schools and to the shops
    • Street-side electric vehicle charging points are to be trialled
    • Working in partnership with the Youth Climate Emergency even to share ideas with younger people in the valley.


To see the Climate Emergency Action Plan Booklet which lays out our goals click here.


If you would like a paper copy of the booklet you can pick one up (when COVID restrictions allow) throughout the Holme Valley including:

    • Holmfirth Civic Hall
    • Holmfirth Library
    • Honley Library
    • Holmfirth Co-op Supermarket
    • Fairtrader
    • Read bookshop
    • Holmfirth Tech
    • Various restaurants, bars and cafes around the valley


Contact the Parish Council if you would like a paper copy of the booklet to be sent to you or if you would like a full HD digital copy of the plan.


How can you get involved?


Contact the Parish Council

T: 01484 687460

Email clerk@holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk or deputyclerk@holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk


Contact the Climate Emergency Committee

 Email us at CEC@holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk


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Follow our Climate Emergency Action Plan on Twitter

https://twitter.com/HVClimateAction @HVClimateAction


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Climate Emergency Committee Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

Meetings are normally held at 1900hrs in Holmfirth Civic Hall unless stated differently below.

Full Council    Planning Committee     Finance & Management Committee    Staffing Committee
Publications & Communications Committee     Service Provision Committee  

15 Mar 21

19:00 to 21:30



24 May 21

19:00 to 21:30



19 Jul 21

19:00 to 21:30

at Hade Edge Band Room