Denbighshire County Council is calling on the public to share their views to help drive future climate change initiatives.

The Council is launching a review of its Climate and Ecological Change Strategy which was adopted in 2021 following the declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological Emergency by the Council in 2019.

Denbighshire County Council is committed to becoming a Net Carbon Zero and Ecologically Positive Council by 2030.

Since 2021, the Council is 2,374 tonnes closer to achieving its Net Carbon Zero goal and has increased the amount of its land with high species richness to 584 hectares.

Key highlights of work to reach these 2030 goals already include:

  • The establishment of over 70 acres of wildflower meadows across Denbighshire to help and protect local nature.
  • The creation of a local provenance tree nursery at St Asaph which aims to grow 5,000 trees and 5,000 wildflower plants each year
  • The planting of 22,000 trees to strengthen biodiversity and help reduce the impact of carbon emissions around schools, parks and residential areas
  • The introduction of 65 electric vehicles into the Council fleet with another 25 on order to replace existing fossil fuel vehicles where appropriate to help reduce carbon emissions
  • Low carbon heat and renewable energy work carried out at Council owned buildings such as schools and leisure centres, including the Rhyl Pavilion, Ysgol Dinas Bran, Ysgol Tir Morfa, Ysgol Betws Gwerful Goch,Canolfan Hamdden Huw Jones and the North Wales Bowls Centre, contributing to a saving of 984 tonnes of carbon from the energy used.

The Council is also supporting low carbon choices in the community which includes projects such as the creation of a public EV charging network across the county and the launch of reusable nappy vouchers.

As part of the review of the strategy an online survey launched on May 18 for people across Denbighshire to share their views on how the Council can shape its next phase of climate and ecological work to address the declared 2019 emergency.

Opportunities to take part in the survey will be regularly advertised on Denbighshire County Council’s social media channels and the survey closes on July 2.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “ We are always grateful to the local knowledge and input we have had to support shaping our work to tackle the impact of climate and ecological change in the county. Many residents have stepped forward to help us in more ways than one for laying the groundwork to support our environment and biodiversity for future generations.

“This survey is important as we want communities to work with us in developing our next strands of work to make a really difference in Denbighshire and I would encourage everyone to share their views with us.”

To take part in the survey please click on the link below:

For more information on the Council’s climate change work please visit this link: