Corsenside Parish declared a climate emergency in September 2022.
In practice this means that the council is committed to operating and making decisions with the environment, sustainability and biodiversity in mind.
One important aspect of this will be to take every opportunity to share helpful advice and information with the community. Please keep checking this page where we will share tips and resources as we get them.
CPC use Unity Bank for our account who have, among other ethical operating procedures, aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here.
The energy saving trust has an excellent breakdown of the possible ways to reduce heating emissions.
Residents may wish to see if they are eligible for energy-saving funding such as NCC’s Warmer Homes Grant.
Local residents that have access to private parking may be interested to know they can apply to the Electric vehicle homecharge scheme funding. The latter funding will support residents installing EV chargers with up to 75% of the costs
Plans to increse kurbside recycling are under review in Northumberland, for things not currently collected this website gives useful information about where things can be taken to reduce waste.
The information which follows was produced as part of Northumberland County Council's Climate Change Toolkit:
The climate emergency in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council declared a ‘climate emergency’ in 2019. This reflects the urgency with which they believe we must act to slow and reduce the effects of climate change here in Northumberland. The Council pledged to: Reduce its own emissions by 50% by 2025 (from 2010 levels). To work with national government to make the whole county of Northumberland carbon neutral by 2030.
NB: ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘net-zero’ mean the same thing – the point at which positive carbon emissions and negative carbon emissions balance each other
NCC is working to produce an online tool which will give a detailed breakdown of carbon emissions in every Northumberland town and parish. Our tool will also include sequestration (negative emissions) and will make bespoke recommendations for towns and parishes, considering their respective carbon footprints.
The Northumberland Domestic Emissions dashboard allows you to view emissions produced by residential dwellings in any Northumberland postcode.
This website will calculate a carbon footprint for any UK parish. The data can be broken down in a number of ways either as a territorial footprint or a consumption footprint. You can switch on sub-categories which will show detail such as heating source (oil/gas etc). You can compare parishes using the compare function. This tool gives a carbon footprint which includes emissions for which residents are responsible but which are not produced directly in the parish. For example, flights taken by residents or shipping of goods purchased by residents. This is different to the county carbon footprint published by NCC which is only emissions produced within the county. This tool does not include negative emissions from woodlands for example.