Climate Action Plan refreshed for 2022/23

Hebden Royd Town Council's Climate Emergency Committee has adopted an updated Climate Emergency & Biodiversity Action Plan for the year ahead. The new climate plan has been improved to include more short term actions to deliver against the long term goals and has been renamed to underline the importance of tackling biodioversity loss.

Highlights of the new plan and year ahead include:

  • Finishing the development of High Hirst Woodmeadow, establishing a management plan and promoting the site and its biodiversity through an events programme
  • Encouraging the adoption of e-bikes in Hebden Royd – with the council supporting the forthcoming E-bike festival in Mytholmroyd on July 3rd.
  • Developing opportunities for people to learn more about retrofitting their homes with energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating – and work together on solutions
  • Enabling young people to lead a climate emergency project in Hebden Royd

The plan will be updated each year and adapt to opportunities as they

Councillor Nikki Harvey, Chair of the Climate Emergency Committee said: "We are delighted to be able to circulate our newly named Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Action Plan. Tackling biodiversity loss is a vital part of taking climate action and if more councils did this at a local level our combined efforts could be significant. Our key contribution is the High Hirst Woodmeadow Project but we hope to support more local biodiversity initiatives in the future.

"Never has the need been greater for urgent action on climate change and we commit to do our best to achieve these objectives. If you would like to work with us on this please get in contact!"

If you have ideas for initiatives that you feel will help deliver the council's Climate Emergency & Biodiversity Action Plan or would like to volunteer on events and projects please get in touch with Jon Kedwards on

Download the Climate Emergency & Biodiversity Action Plan

Added: Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Photos from Hebden Royd