Climate Change Action Plan Consultation - 8 November until 6 December 2021

[UPDATE 26 November: Please note that the engagement day on St Agnes has been rescheduled due to weather and is now planned for Tuesday, 30 November 2021 between 10am and 1pm]

Following the school’s ‘Strike for Climate’ petition in 2019, the Council declared a Climate Emergency and committed to becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030. Our draft Climate Change Action Plan sets out how we intend to respond and adapt to the changing climate and, in particular, what the Council will do to reduce its own carbon emissions and encourage the wider community to do the same.

The Council has today launched a consultation on our draft Climate Change Action Plan to get your views on the approach we will take over the coming years.

The consultation will run for 4 weeks from Monday 8 November 2021 until Monday 6 December 2021.

Read the draft Climate Change Action Plan and complete the survey online

Paper copies are also available at St Mary’s Library or on request from

We’re also running a series of community engagement days where you can find out more about the Climate Change Action Plan and speak to some of the people involved. The sessions are open to everyone at the following times and locations:

St Martin’s - Community Hall, Monday 22nd November 2021, 10am-1pm

St Mary’s - Wesleyan Chapel, Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 10-12, 2-4 and 6-8pm

Bryher - Community Hall, Wednesday 24th November 2021, 9-12pm

Tresco - Flying Boat Club, Wednesday 24th November 2021, 1:30-4:30pm

St Agnes - Community Hall, Tuesday 30th November 2021, 10am - 1pm

Councillor Steve Watt, Lead Member for Environment, Environmental Services and Climate Change said: “Your responses to our consultation will feed into the final Climate Change Action Plan, which is due to be taken to Full Council for adoption in early 2022. It’s vital that there is buy in from the community to give us the best possible chance of achieving our aims.”

Publishing date: 
Monday, 8 November, 2021