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Harborough Climate Action

This group is now up and running, and looking for new members. Click here if you would like to register an interest in this group

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What is the group for?

The purpose of this group will be to :

​(i) help develop a local response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency, and (ii) consider  what we as individuals, encouraging each other in the group, can do to mitigate Climate and Ecological Change.


Activities will be focussed on supporting local and national decision makers in developing their strategies and policies, and, if necessary, holding them to account for any deficiencies in those policies. The group will be acting collaboratively with other groups in the Climate Action Network, and participating in relevant national events and campaigns.


How will it work?

  • The group will meet regularly, initially by Zoom, to discuss local issues and decide on key areas for taking action.

  • Anyone can join the group, you don't have to be a Member of the Sustainable Harborough Community.

  • Actions will include : researching and reporting on areas of concern; planning and running events to raise awareness of the issues; meeting with local politicians to highlight concerns and try to find solutions

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Meeting Dates

Meetings will for the time being be by zoom, and are held every other Monday from 6pm - 7pm.


If you would like to attend, please let us know, and we will send you the zoom link.

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The MH Climate Action Group is part of the Friends of the Earth Climate Action Network

Sustainable Harborough Community is a member of The Climate Coalition, and the Climate Action Leicester and Leicestershire group

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What is Harborough District Council doing in response to the Climate Emergency?

  • HDC declared a Climate Emergency in July 2019

  • They set up a Working Group, and issued a draft Action Plan in Dec 2019

  • Unfortunately, work had to be put on hold for several months as resources (human and financial) had to be diverted to dealing with the Covd pandemic

  • Work on developing a Climate Action Plan started again, in July 2021, when HDC started a consultation exercise

  • Members of the public were invited to complete an on-line survey and a consultation workshop was held on July 28th, in which SHC and other local community groups participated.

  • The MH CAG sent a response to the council as part of the consultation. You can read a copy of it here

  • They followed this up with the production of a leaflet giving suggestions for items we thought should be included in the Climate Action Plan. You can read a copy of it here

  • And finally ....the Climate Action Plan was approved and adopted by the full council meeting on Dec 13th

  • The next stage is for HDC to publish a detailed delivery plan and a communications plan

  • Whilst it is great that we now have a Climate Action Plan, MH CAG has many concerns. Find out more here.

  • Delivery and monitoring of the plan is now the responsibility of the Cabinet, led by Councillor Phil King. We will be keeping a close eye on things progress!

New Book

Member of the MH Climate Action Group, and expert on renewable energy, John Twidell, has just published a new book. Click on this link to find out more, or purchase a copy.


Want to do some reading on the subject of Climate Action Planning?

Lots of material is available if you are interested in knowing more about what a good Climate Action Plan should include, and how it should be developed. Some of them are very long and detailed, but others are more accessible.

Click here to see our suggested Reading List.


Do let us now if you have any others suggestions for 'a Good Read'!

Interested in joining a national or international Climate Action Group?

There are plenty of them around, so we have drawn up this summary of who they are, what their key focus is, and how to contact them if you want to know more.

Do let us know if you have come across others that you think we should add to the list.

Other items that are coming soon!

  • Our Wish List

  • More Events

  • Actions completed/successes

  • Any suggestions from members???



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