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Councillors Create New Climate Emergency Role

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Hebden Royd Town Council have approved the appointment of a Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Coordinator within the council, as a major step in its commitment to tackle climate change.

The Town Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has since submitted a climate emergency action plan outlining steps to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, as well as creating the High Hirst Woodmeadow project, to help combat biodiversity loss and to reduce flood risk in the area.

Pictured left at High Hirst Woodmeadow, Cllr Nikki Harvey, Chair of the Council's Climate Emergency Committee said, "We are delighted to be able to advertise this new role within the council - a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to drive real environmental change in Hebden Royd.

The successful applicant will have a huge role in driving our climate emergency agenda by working with residents, businesses and other groups across the community, with responsibilities wide ranging from active involvement in the Council's High Hirst Woodmeadow project to increasing cycle use and managing our allotment sites."

Cllr Harvey continues, "The recent release of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report reinforces the urgency of the situation. Investing in this new role is essential in meeting our goals of reducing carbon emissions in Hebden Royd."

For more information and to apply for this post please download the job description, job specification and application form here.