Published on 01/22/2020

West Devon Borough Council has committed to become carbon neutral by 2030 and would like to find out more about the views of residents - what they are already doing and what they would like to see prioritised in relation to our environment. 


Please take a few minutes to complete WDBC's recently launched survey.


For more information and for a link to the survey, please visit:  

Sampford Courtenay's Plan for a Greener Future


'Climate change' is very much in our minds these days, as the effects of irresponsible use of our planet's resources manifest themselves all around us. Sampford Courtenay Parish Council wants to ensure that we are doing everything we can locally to reduce our carbon footprint on the beautiful world around us; with this in mind, the Council is in the early stages of formulating a 'Climate Change Plan' and is keen to hear from as many people as possible to help in acting effectively and in an appropriately targeted way.


We are looking at the issue from as broad a perspective as we can: from recycling to sustainable building; from cutting down on avoidable vehicle use to reducing detrimental light pollution from street lighting; from clearing invasive plants from the waterways to introducing wildflower/native species planting ... and many more possibilities.


It is hoped that the forthcoming SCPC Open Meeting on Tuesday, 31 March, at the Village Hall will offer the perfect opportunity to put the parish's collective heads together - to get as many ideas as we can - to set the Council on the right track to put together a successful 'Climate Change Plan'  that has the support of local people and will offer us all a sustainable, healthy and enjoyable future.


To set us on the right foot, so to speak, Councillor Mike Davies, Chair of West Devon Borough Council's Climate Change Working Group, and Councillor Tony Leech, Mayor of West Devon, both of whom have considerable experience of climate action within local government, will speak at the meeting.


Please put the date in your diaries and come along; let us know what you think.