We received funding from MCS to develop an Online Platform for local parishes as an engagement tool for their communities. The locally focused websites will encourage individual households on their journey towards zero carbon, whilst guiding and supporting the development and uptake of local zero carbon initiatives.
As councillors become increasingly aware of the vital role they have to play in the climate response HGN, Caplor Horizons, Herefordshire Association of Local Councillors (HALC) and also The National Association of Local Councillors (NALC) are pooling understanding, contacts, expertise and resource to develop a facility that will be responsive to local needs, and supportive of future carbon reduction planning.
The website resources we have developed will offer support for those councils developing their own local strategies, and a way of working with their local community that will be both inspirational and practical, enabling communities to engage with the climate emergency in a way that provides local outcomes, and allays feelings of impotency in the face of climate anxiety.
The Parish Portal will be trialled in Fownhope in March 2021 and we will extend the offer to parish councils across Herefordshire.
Our strength is in our network so joining means that you can share skills and experience with those who live and work near to you, link with those further away who share your interests, and help HGN to set up the tailored support and specialist events that you want.