Harborough District Council and the Climate Emergency

Updated: May 3



What is Harborough District Council (HDC) 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 Covid 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 Sustainable Harborough Community and other local community groups participated.

  • The Harborough Climate Action 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. You can find a copy of it here.

  • The next stage is for HDC to publish a detailed delivery plan and a communications plan. As at May 2022 these have still not been published

  • Whilst it is great that we now have a Climate Action Plan, Harborough Climate Action 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 to see what progress they make!


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