The Parish Council has committed to work towards being carbon zero by 2030 in line with Herefordshire Council and the UK Government.
The consequences of global temperature rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius will be so severe that preventing this from happening must be the number one priority and thus built into the Parish Council’s decision-making process and plans for the future.
The Parish Council set up the Environment and Sustainability Group in October 2021. The group is made up of parishioners and Parish Councillors and anyone is welcome to join.
Click here for more details about the E&SG.
In December 2021 the Parish Council adopted an Environmental and Sustainability Policy, and Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies were declared in March 2022.
Click here for all PC polices.
The Great Collaboration
The Parish Council has joined The Great Collaboration (TGC) – an online platform that allows users to consider 60 actions that are rated for carbon reduction. The E&SG can see anonymous data on what people want to do and the barriers to taking action.
This will help guide future Parish Council policy and spending.
Click here to take part in The Great Collaboration.
Climate and Nature Grant
A climate and nature grant from Herefordshire Council was awarded to carry out an Eco Event in March 2022 and fund the Tree Audit and Energy Saving projects.
The full display from the event can be downloaded here.
Energy Saving Eardisland
As part of the Climate and Nature Grant work, thermal images were taken of a number of houses within the parish.
Please follow the link to see an update on thermal imaging and what was learnt Thermal Images Meeting
Checking if you have an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – or getting a new one for about £45 – may give you some ideas of how to improve your energy efficiency. You can check your property here: https://www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate.
Advice on insulating your home is available at https://keepherefordshirewarm.co.uk or on 0800 677 1432.
Eardisland Tree Audit
Understanding Eardisland’s tree and hedgerow cover (which species are planted where, how many there are, and what condition they are in) will help us when planting more trees and hedgerows. Parishioners can help by adding trees in their garden or on their land to the Treezilla app at https://treezilla.org/.
The E&SG is planning to add publicly accessible trees to Treezilla over the summer of 2022, if you would like to help or would like help with adding your own trees please contact the Parish Clerk or download and complete the form below and scan it back to the Clerk.