Climate Crisis

Background

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.

Greener Footprints

The Parish Council signed the  Greener Footprints pledge on the 21st July 2022.

Greener Footprints is a communications and engagement campaign supported by Herefordshire Council. This has been designed to encourage, inspire and mobilise people and organisations from all corners of the community to be part of a Herefordshire-wide “movement of positive action” on a scale never seen before in order to tackle climate change and protect the county’s rich nature and wildlife. These environmental ambitions and activities are being steered and driven by a specially created 16-strong Climate and Nature Partnership Board.

The Greener Footprints pledge commits the PC to considering actions proposed by the CNPB and promoting to the community if and when they take actions.

Click here to visit the Greener Footprints website:https://zerocarbon.herefordshire.gov.uk/greener-footprints-pledge

Plastic Free Eardisland

The Parish Council is supporting the Environment and Sustainability Group’s Plastic Free Eardisland initiative. We have joined over 800 other communities nationwide to  support and encourage local events and businesses to reduce single use plastic and raise awareness.
Eardisland Parish Council pledges to act by example and remove single-use plastic items from its premises and operations.

Any interested businesses or events can get more information by contacting parish.clerk@eardisland-pc.gov.uk

Click here to visit the Plastic Free Communities website: https://plasticfree.org.uk/

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 Download Thermal Images Meeting Notes

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/.

A professional audit of all trees on Parish Council land has been carried out and results added to treezilla.

The E&SG is continuing to add publicly accessible significant trees, 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.

The E&SG and the tree warden are assessing all Parish Council land to identify possible sites for new tree and hedgerow planting.