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Support for town and parish councils

Services and tools for councils to take practical action on the climate emergency

Town and parish councils are in a unique position to stimulate grassroots action, set a leadership example and provide a local, accountable focal point for practical action on the climate emergency.

Tackling the climate crisis can be a daunting task, especially for councils that may not have access to large budgets, resources or staff. Knowing where to start can also be tricky because there’s a lot of information out there that’s hard to digest if you don’t have specialist knowledge on things like renewable energy, carbon footprinting or climate action.

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has a dedicated community team that helps local councils navigate these issues.

We have open-source tools and in-depth, tailored services that can be used throughout your climate action planning process.

Climate Action Planning events for town and parish councils

A unique package of events providing councillors and council clerks with the tools they need to help tackle climate change.
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Working in partnership

We know we’re stronger when we partner with others working across community climate action. Our communities team regularly work with a range of partners to support more people to take local action on climate change including:

Training for town and parish council staff

Our communities team can offer other bespoke training options from energy advice to carbon literacy. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.