Environment and Climate Emergency

Calstock Parish Council recognises the severe threats posed to our environment and climate and in July 2020 declared a climate emergency.

The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Climate Change, states that we have already caused a 1°C rise in global temperature. The difference between the impacts of global warming of 2°C and 1.5°C is much greater than previously thought and we are currently heading for a catastrophic 3°C rise. We are running out of time, and need to get to Zero Carbon emissions by 2030.

The Environment and Climate Emergency Committee is working toward protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of all who live in this area with respect to the threats posed by the Climate Emergency. Much has already been achieved since making this a priority, in particular the Forest For Calstock, the elimination of plastic from parish cemeteries and the application for Bathing Water Status for the Tamar at Calstock, but much remains to be done. In order to take this work further, we have put together a Strategic Plan to address areas of concern which align with the Cornwall Climate Emergency Development Plan whilst focusing on local issues such as the River Tamar and pollution along the A390.

The plan focuses on:

  • Recovering nature
  • Reducing impact
  • Improving health
Andrew's Field Harrowbarrow - Flower meadow and tree hedges

 

Given that this affects everyone, we would invite any local resident, whatever their age or ability, to join us in attempting to tackle the issues highlighted in the plan.

If you have an interest in one or more of the issues and would like to help make a difference in our community and join a likeminded team please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council on clerk@calstockparishcouncil.gov.uk or 01822748847 and we will get back to you.

 

 

News

Calstock Parish Crew – Come and Join Our Team

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Bat and Bird Boxes

Our very own superhero Bat-Team have been making bird and bat boxes. The boxes will be placed around Calstock Churchyard to provide much needed habitats for our birds and bats. Thanks again to our volunteers for making them and putting them up.

Forest for Calstock Parish Tree Maintenance

Another great help... Thanks to our amazing volunteers for helping to lay mulch around the trees that were planted as part of our Forest for Calstock Parish project.  This follows on from work carried out by a weeding team last autumn. What a team we have and thanks...

Big Garden Birdwatch

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Wild About Calstock Project: Walk 3 on 10th January

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