Henley Climate Emergency


February 2023

Cllr B Turner addressed the assembled at the JPC Ordinary Meeting earlier this month, here is a transcript of that presentation. 

  • WDC and SDC are doing some joint work on climate change to have a coordinated South Warwickshire Strategy. They have recently been keen to hear from rural communities. We are looking at holding some pilot events in Henley so we can have our voice and feed into that consultation. We may have to delay any events until after the elections due to rules around pre-election activity (purdah). Currently looking at June.
  • Positive conversations with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to look at Natural Flood Defences for Henley in Arden. WWT has been working with Environmental Health and is positive about expanding its work to Henley. We have a follow-up meeting at the beginning of March and are looking at site visits for then as well.
  • Solar4schools is a project that can help schools acquire solar panels whilst also providing education to students about renewable energy. Had a positive discussion with the Head of Henley in Arden school about this project but due to them being a Multi Academy Trust it needs to go higher for approval. Hopefully, there will be an update within two months on this. There is also the opportunity to roll it out to the primary schools should they be interested.


If you wish to contact Cllr Turner, you can find his details on the Councillors and Clerk pages of this website.