Climate Emergency Public Engagement

Published: 01 October 2019

  Climate Emergency Public Meeting

at Holmfirth Civic Hall, Sunday 13th October , 2pm to 5pm.

Come and join in with some working groups looking at all areas of the plan, working towards an action plan.

To get in touch; email 



Floode car parkFollowing the declaration of a Climate Emergency by Holme Valley Parish Council on 25 March 2019, local councillors, volunteers and interested groups have come together to write a draft Action Plan. Please have a read of the Action Plan because we need your help with it.  You can also read the Strategy document for the Action Plan.


The draft Plan sets out an initial set of actions for the following areas:

  • Energy

  • Business and Industry

  • Transport and Travel

  • Waste and Resources

  • Food and Agriculture

  • Housing and Infrastructure

  • Environment and Land Use


Lots of work has gone into this already but the draft plan needs still more work. We need ideas and contributions from everyone in the Holme Valley to develop the critical actions that will make the differences we need to see.


The Climate Emergency Working Group hopes that people will engage with the plan, want to talk about it and do something about it. Climate change will be slowed both by the tiny actions of each and every one of us, as well as by bold initiatives. We should all be working locally to fix this global crisis.


We are gathering at Holmfirth Civic Hall from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 13 October to run a series of workshops on the Climate Emergency.


Come along to get your views incorporated in the plan.  


The Climate Emergency Working Group will then present the final Climate Emergency Action Plan to Holme Valley Parish Council for ratification at the Special Council meeting on Monday 28th October.


Places for the Climate Emergency Plan Workshop can be booked via this link.


Please get involved.

Climate Change

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 future.  
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 plans.
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.'