Climate Emergency

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The Climate Emergency facing our world is a very real issue, but there is plenty we can do to take action to help protect our planet.

Cheshire West and Chester Council declared a Climate Emergency in the borough in 2019 and put forward its Climate Emergency Response plan, which aims to help the borough become carbon neutral by 2045.

This is a space to share ideas, stories and tips about what you are doing locally to reduce your carbon emissions and impact on the environment. Now's the time to react and play your part to make our borough carbon neutral.


The Climate Emergency facing our world is a very real issue, but there is plenty we can do to take action to help protect our planet.

Cheshire West and Chester Council declared a Climate Emergency in the borough in 2019 and put forward its Climate Emergency Response plan, which aims to help the borough become carbon neutral by 2045.

This is a space to share ideas, stories and tips about what you are doing locally to reduce your carbon emissions and impact on the environment. Now's the time to react and play your part to make our borough carbon neutral.


What are you doing to tackle the Climate Emergency?

Residents, community groups, schools and businesses across the borough are busy playing their part to protect our local environment and reduce their impact on the planet by reducing their carbon emissions.

Lots of people taking action together can make a big impact and we want to hear all about the things you are doing. It could be a short tip, a blog or vlog on a certain topic, a pledge to say what you hope to achieve or about an event you’ve organised.

By sharing your story, you could inspire others across the borough to take action today and help us achieve our ambition of being a carbon neutral borough.

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    Family Bike Ride to Chester Zoo

    by Ian S, almost 2 years ago

    Celebrate National Bike Week with the Chester Cycling Campaign by joining our family cycle ride to Chester Zoo on Sunday, June 12th!

    Members of the Campaign will be offering a guided, circular cycle ride via Chester Zoo’s Nature Park area as part of Cycling UK’s National Bike Week. The ride departs from outside the Northgate Arena at 10:30 sharp on Sunday 12th June.

    The route is 8 miles in length and is virtually flat. We will be riding at a pace that suits all on quiet(ish) roads through Upton and back along the (traffic-free) canal towpath. Families are welcome... Continue reading

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    Watch out for out Litter PIck Hubs coming to the region in June

    by Eco Communities , almost 2 years ago


    We have been litter picking in the region as part of Plastic Free Chester for the last few years. We are now supporting Plastic Free Cheshire and so want to branch out. Of course lock down stopped group picks, but it was fantastic to see lots of Womble Groups starting or growing during this period. At the moment you need top purchase your own equipment or loan it from the Street Scene team. The team are travelling to deliver odd litter pickers to residents seems to go against the aims of reducing our Carbon Footprint, so we applied for funding... Continue reading

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    Hedgehog Watch

    by Sacha@CWaC, almost 2 years ago

    20 May 2022

    Chester Zoo is encouraging local residents to Act for Wildlife, by taking part in this year’s Hedgehog Watch. The project highlights the plight of hedgehogs, whose numbers have steeply declined in recent years.

    The local community is being asked to survey their back garden (or private green space) using motion-activated cameras. The images captured will enable the zoo to build up a picture of how hedgehogs use green spaces, and the habitat features that are required to help hedgehogs thrive.

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    Help us to Create the Cheshire Cup - phase one Chester

    by Eco Communities , almost 2 years ago



    We can't keep creating this single use cup waste. We need a reuse system that works and we think Cheshire deserves this.

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    World Bee Day 2022

    by Miss Roberts, about 2 years ago

    We had a fantastic World Bee Day in year 3 at Victoria Road Primary School. Everyone was fascinated with the life of bees from their wiggle dances to their pollen laden legs. We made wildflower bee bombs to take home and surveyed our school grounds to see if we can make our school a more bee friendly place. Such a good day.

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    Ditch the car – help the climate and your health. I did.

    by Patrick Eakin, about 2 years ago

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    The importance of bees

    about 2 years ago

    World Bee Day, Friday 20 May 2022, is a great opportunity to consider what we can all do to make our outdoor spaces better for bees.

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    Why 2,000 homes in Ellesmere Port could help solve our climate crisis

    about 2 years ago

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    New videos put climate change on shopping list

    by Grace Marshall, about 2 years ago


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    Learn to get your cycle roadworthy.

    by Ian S, about 2 years ago

    The Chester Cycling Campaign, with the support of Bren Bikes, is offering introductory cycle maintenance courses on the first Wednesday of each month during the summer. We aim to show you how to fix a puncture, to check your bike for roadworthiness and adjust it for comfort. The courses are free and can be booked at chestercyclecity.org
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