SALC climate forum

This is a network of councillors and clerks with a common interest in environmental and climate matters.  The purpose of the group is to provide support that offers opportunities to learn from others as well as creating an avenue to feed into county-wide plans.  We also record our network sessions in case you missed it, want to share it etc.,

FUTURE FORUMS (all starting 1 pm)

 3rd July 2024 - with guest speaker, Claire Ling,
Community Support Officer from the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership

17th October 2024

20th January 2025

ask your clerk to book via the member portal

 

Suffolk Climate Action Community Match Funder

Funding is now available for community projects which are tackling climate change and carbon reduction.  

Applications are being invited which is available to charities, community interest companies, parish councils, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations, whose projects contribute to Suffolk's Climate Emergency Plan.

Click on this link for more information

 
 

Recording  of 16th April 2024 -  speaker Rachel Price from Sudbury Town Council - rainwater harvesting system


Link to slides to follow 

Link to Sudbury Town council website

 
 

Recording  of 17th January 2024 -  speaker John Taylor from Greater South East Net Zero Hub


Link to slides

Link to Community Energy Fund

 
 

Recording  of 25th September 2023 -  speaker Joolz Thompson from Community Climate Action



 
 

Recording  of 6th June 2023 -  Greenprint Forum

LINK TO Greenprint forum information online 


 
 

Recording of 9th March 2023 -  Suffolk Wildlife Trust

LINK TO Community Green Spaces | Suffolk Wildlife Trust
LINK TO  Wilder Planning | Suffolk Wildlife Trust
LINK TO Farmland Wildlife Advice | Suffolk Wildlife Trust
LINK TO County Wildlife Sites | Suffolk Wildlife Trust

General email address for parishes to get in touch about anything is: teamwilder@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Access pdf of presentation here
 
 
 
 
 
 

Introducing Claire Ling

Claire is the Community Support Officer (Renewable Energy) for the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership (SCCP).  She supports communities and local groups in their efforts to tackle climate change.

Find out more about how this support might help your local community in local climate action.  

Visit Green Suffolk website using this link

In 2019 Suffolk local authority partners each declared a climate emergency.  They are working together with others across the county and region towards the aspiration of making the county of Suffolk carbon neutral by 2030.  The initiative is known as the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership.   Below is a countdown to this target.

CASE STUDY

Sustainable Haverhill

GO TO WEBSITE

CASE STUDY

Rendlesham climate action strategy

GO TO WEBSITE

CASE STUDY

Kesgrave Town Council - tips for residents

GO TO WEBSITE

SUPPORT

Householder energy support

Go to information

CASE STUDY

Heating Bildeston

GO TO WEBSITE

CASE STUDY

Great Waldingfield - Biodiversity and Sustainability working group

Terms of reference

SUPPORT

Community Energy Fund 

Find out more from their website

Quick Links

Here are some useful websites containing information to help your council consider and plan local action

Suffolk

Climate Change Partnership 

WEBSITE

NALC

National Association of Local Councils

WEBSITE

Government

Information for local councils 

WEBSITE

Funding

'Together our plant' lottery funding

WEBSITE

Wild East

A project returning land to nature

WEBSITE

Suffolk Wildlife Trust


WEBSITE

EV charging

Opportunities for town and parish councils

WEBSITE

Net Zero Leiston

Find out about this innovative project in the east

WEBSITE

Projects 

Examples of community energy projects in Suffolk

WEBSITE

Green Suffolk

Funding available for community action on climate change

WEBSITE


We will continue to update this page with information, guidance so that it becomes a consolidated reference point for clerks and councillors.