CLIMATE Action Ilkley is hosting an online Zoom event on Saturday, September 26 from 10.30am to 12.30pm to talk about the Ilkley Sustainability Plan (ISP).

The Ilkley Sustainability Plan (ISP) was commissioned in November 2018 by the Ilkley Neighbourhood  Development Plan working group of IIkley Town Council.

The drafting of the ISP was led by Climate Action Ilkley and Ilkley Clean River Campaign with  contributions from Friends of IIkley Moor, Wharfedale Naturalists and Wharfedale Tackles Plastic. 

It provides a vision for a sustainable, resilient, vibrant, forward looking community.

Kath Steward, of Climate Action Ilkley said: “We have to reduce our carbon emissions to zero and protect our natural environment.

“The ISP  represents a responsible stance towards the future challenges that we face.

“We cannot afford to delay taking action and neither can we wait for someone else to show us what to do. We have a responsibility to take action now in our community together to do what we can to safeguard the future for the next  generations. This will be our legacy. It is how we will be remembered. Imagine that it is 2030 and you are visiting Ilkley. What would you notice that would tell you that Ilkley had made a just transition to become a zero carbon community that respected the natural environment? What would you see? What would you hear? The ISP is an exercise which attempts to capture this collective framing of our potential future. Let’s share our hopeful imaginings together.”

Examples of actions include: projects to develop active travel options, retrofitting insulation to housing stock, support for solar panel installation, planting wildflower meadows and developing community food growing opportunities.

Kath added: “We hope as many people as possible will be able to take part and share their ideas about how we can work together in Ilkley to tackle the Climate and Environmental  Emergencies.”

You can view the plan in full on the Ilkley Town Council website in the Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation 2 (2020) section, you can have your say by going to Your Priorities at​ which allows you to comment on the ideas, add your  own ideas and vote for the ideas you think are best.   

Saturday’s event is free on Zoom and you need to register to attend at