A CONSULTATION has been launched for members of the public to have their say on how their council should tackle climate change.

Denbighshire County Council (DCC) declared a “climate and ecological emergency” in July last year which included commitments to become net carbon zero by 2030, boost biodiversity and called for Welsh and UK Government funding to achieve its goals.

A cross-party working group was set up in October to develop an action plan, including a review of the council’s carbon footprint from social care and housing to waste and transport. DCC already uses renewable electricity for its schools, leisure centres, libraries and offices, while it is halfway to its target of planting an additional 18,000 trees on top of its 10,000 annual figure by 2022.

The Denbighshire County Conversation online consultation has now been launched for members of the public to read and provide feedback on the council’s policies. It will be concluded at a special public meeting at Ruthin County Hall from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, February 25.

Brian Jones, DCC’s lead member for the environment, said: “We want to hear what you think of our plans as a council to reduce carbon, increase carbon capture and improve biodiversity and to also ask for your ideas for actions we can deliver.”

View the consultation at https://countyconversation.denbighshire.gov.uk/project/510. If you would like to attend the public meeting, register your interest online before Monday, February 10.

Cllr Graham Timms, chair of the Climate Change and Ecological Emergency Working Group, said: “The council wants to take the next step and become a net carbon zero and ecologically positive council by 2030.

“We are looking forward to hearing from the public and showing them our commitment to the environment.”