Climate Emergency

Totnes Town Council Declared a Climate Emergency (3rd December 2018)

We invite involvement of all our residents and businesses as well as the views of visitors and experts to assist us in creating an Action Plan that will enable us to assist the town to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 and support our biodiversity from major extinction by mitigating our impact on wild species and Protecting and Enhancing our Natural Environment.

To achieve this we have hosted six monthly meetings to discuss and solicit ideas and proposals for a draft Action Plan.

 This is our Town Council Draft Climate Emergency Action Plan (version no.4).

This is just a working draft in the process of creating an action plan; essentially list of ideas and proposals put forward so far.  It is not complete, nor has any of it been edited out, discussed for viability or worked out how or when or if these ideas should be implemented.

The first version of this draft plan was presented to the last Town Council meeting on July 1st and has been referred for consideration by TC committees and working groups and for public consultation and feedback. It will be brought back to TC in September for further discussion.

In the meantime we need involvement from the wider community to add ideas for actions and be part of the discussion about how we bring take this forward for wider discussion with the involvement of the wider community.

We will be having this conversation at our next Totnes TC Climate Emergency Meeting on Saturday 10th August from 10am - 12 noon in the Civic Hall. Agenda below.


1. Introductions
2. Where we are in the process of producing a Town Council Climate Emergency Action Plan for the Town
3. YOUR proposals and ideas for actions to add to the draft plan
4. Discussing & Co-designing a public consultation process and event(s) to consider and agree a Town Council Climate Emergency Action Plan for Totnes
5. Next steps

All welcome

The links to notes from our previous informal TC meetings are below:
Meeting no.6 Notes July 6th 2019 
Meeting no.5 Notes 15th June 2019
Meeting no.4 Notes 18th May 2019
Meeting no.3 Notes 13th April 2019
Meeting no. 2 Notes 2nd March 2019
Meeting no.1 Notes 26th January 2019

This is the original motion we agreed on December 3rd 2018

This is a link to the Transition Town Totnes Totnes & District 2030: An Energy Descent Action Plan published in 2010. It still has useful ideas and proposals.


A community-run Facebook Page for this group can be found here. A book list on the subject has been compiled which includes reference numbers of where they can be found in either Totnes library or ordered through the Devon Libraries network.