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

We need the 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 an Action Plan.

This is our Town Council Draft Climate Emergency Action Plan (version no.4). It was presented to the last TC 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.

The next TotnesTC Climate Emergency Meeting will take place on Saturday 10th August from 10am - 12 noon. venue tbc. All welcome. At that meeting we will be discussing a public consultation event to consider and discuss the TC draft Climate Emergency Action Plan


The agenda from the meting held on 6th July is below:


1. Discussion of Totnes TC Climate Emergency DRAFT Action Plan


2. Open Space discussion

3. 100 local citizens taking action - proposal

4. Forthcoming events:
Totnes Declares A Climate Emergency – What next Sat 13th July in the Civic Hall 10am – 5pm. A collaborative event we are involved in (via me and Claire Alford) with TTT and XR. These are the links to more info and signing up

Totnes Declares Facebook Event:

Totnes Declares Webpage:

Everyone’s Talking Climate - Outreach Workshop – How to communicate About Climate Change in your Daily Life. Weds July 24th 6.45pm to 9pm on Weds 24th July with Robin Webster.
TTT website:

Please share widely and also include the links in any mail outs, so that others can share them easily too.

5. Next Steps

6. Next meeting date (propose Sat. 10.08.19 - 2pm - 4pm)

 Please see below the minutes of the previous Climate Emergency meetings.

 2nd March 2019

13th April 2019 

18th May 2019 

15th June 2019 


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.