Tell us how we can work together to tackle climate emergency

Published Tuesday 1 June 2021

People are being asked to have their say on tackling climate change across the Harborough district.

Harborough District Council is asking residents and businesses for feedback on its climate change action plan and how it is looking to reduce carbon emissions over the coming years.

Climate change

In June 2019, Harborough District Council declared a Climate Emergency. This followed on from many years working on action plans devised as part of the Local Government Association initiative; ‘Climate Local’, which Harborough District Council committed to in 2013.

The Council has committed to reducing its own emissions to net zero, as far as practically possible, by 2030. The aim is also to support communities and businesses in reducing their emissions too.
Harborough district has higher than the UK average emissions, and over 55% of emissions are due to transport. The draft Action Plan identifies six key commitments which residents, of all ages, are encouraged to read and respond to as part of an eight-week consultation running until Friday 30 July 2021.

An adopted plan is expected to be published in the autumn of 2021.

Read the climate emergency action plan and have your say at 

Cllr Jonathan Bateman, Harborough District Council portfolio holder for Climate Change, said: “From school-age children to retirees, your opinions matter to us and we encourage everyone to get involved to support us in making the right decisions for Harborough district and to react decisively and positively to this serious climate emergency situation.”

Paper copies, for those without the internet, are available at Broughton Astley, Lutterworth and Market Harborough libraries. Alternatively, people can complete the survey, via telephone, with a customer service advisor, by making an appointment on 01858 828282.

To find out more about emissions and advice on reducing carbon emissions on our website.