Hatherleigh Town Council has declared a Climate Change & Biodiversity Emergency in line with other councils showing a commitment to act where it can and to support any local initiatives.

Both Devon County Council and West Devon Borough Council are producing a local strategy and we await the results of these with interest to see how we can support these strategies.

Follow these links for more information

Devon County Climate Emergency

West Devon Climate Emergency

Councillors have been and continue to attend local eco groups in Hatherleigh and Okehampton as representatives for this Council and we are looking at producing an ‘action plan’ to encourage positive changes residents can follow.

For information on what your Town Council is responsible for and involved with from an environmental perspective here is a brief appraisal

If you would like to contribute ideas on what environmental actions you think your Town Council should be engaging in then please send them in to us.

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Hatherleigh Environment Forum
A group has formed in November 2019 to discuss ideas on how as a town we can respond locally to the challenges we face and create initiatives to support, challenge, inspire actions to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss. A few meetings have taken place with residents showing interest from all walks of life.

A facebook group has recently been started to provide a platform for discussion and access to information https://www.facebook.com/groups/218329996191162/ 

If you think you can help in any way then please contact the group on HatherleighEnvironmentalForum@gmail.com or through the Facebook page in the ‘about’ section.

Some links are provided here in the summary of their initial meeting.

Below are lists of ideas created by individuals and groups that have the potential to be taken forward or for further investigation as personal and group commitments allow.

Tom Parsons DWT and HEF
Jan Goffey Okehampton Eco Workshop

North Devon BiosphereHelp Local Wildlife – Pledge for Nature campaign