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A landmark meeting of the Oakley & Deane Parish Council was held on the 13th October 2022 when the Council, in keeping with the United Nations, national and local governments across the world declared a Climate Emergency.

The Council is looking to address concerns on the changing climate to make our community more sustainable.

The Parish Council will look at improving its own carbon footprint.

“Oakley and Deane Parish Council declares a Climate Emergency and encourages the community of Oakley and Deane, local organisations, and businesses within the parish to work with us to achieve a more sustainable, carbon neutral Oakley and Deane by 2030. The aim is to reduce pollution and to protect and improve our environment. We have reached a stage where, not only our way of life is threatened by climate change, but our very existence. The Parish Council wishes to play its part in minimising this risk and to work towards leaving a good place for future generations.  As a Parish Council we undertake to consider the implications of climate change in all decisions made by us under our statutory powers, with the aim of protecting and improving the environment and to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint. Where possible, we will encourage residents, local organisations and businesses to do the same. To further these aims, we have appointed a Sustainability Group Working Party which will report to the Parish Council at its monthly meetings. This Working Party will join with other local organisations and bodies to develop a Sustainability Policy for Oakley and Deane and an Action Plan to move projects forward. The aim is to have these documents agreed by the end of 2022.  In addition, the Sustainability Group Working Party will evaluate how the Parish Council can become more sustainable in its own working practices, what the services we provide will look like in the future, and how well we look after open spaces and wildlife. We will need to be ambitious and challenge our systems and our values, and search for ways of becoming adaptive and responsive to the challenge facing us. Oakley & Deane Parish Council’s declaration of a climate emergency is the start of campaign which will show our determination to inspire ourselves and others to bring about change that will reduce the carbon footprint of our community. “

The Oakley & Deane Parish Council Sustainability Group, October 2022


Event: 'Coming Together on Climate Change'

18th November, 2-4pm at Oakley Junior School

  • Are you feeling bomb-barded on climate change and need clarification?
  • Would you like to save energy and money?
  • Does a free thermal camera house survey interest you?

Refreshments are provided.

Our key speaker topics:

  • Where are we now with Climate Change?
  • Impact of taking actions to save energy.
  • What is a Carbon footprint?

For more information contact the Parish Council on 07983 500 372 or email