RESIDENTS are being urged to make their voices heard over Denbighshire council's 10-year strategy to tackle climate change.

Denbighshire County Council will hold a consultation period with members of the public over its draft Climate and Ecological Change Strategy, which covers the years 2021 to 2030.

It comes after the council declared a "climate change and ecological emergency" last year, in which it made a statutory commitment to become net carbon zero by 2030.

This includes council-owned school buildings and offices, leisure facilities and transport vehicles. The strategy also aims to enhance biodiversity across Denbighshire and campaign for ringfenced financial support from the Welsh Government and UK Government.

“This is a draft document for our strategy and we want members of the public to read it and let us know what they think," said Cllr Graham Timms, chair of the council's Climate Change and Ecological Emergency Working Group.

“The document explains what we mean by the goals net carbon zero and ecologically positive council, how the council is currently performing on both, what we hope 2030 will look like for the council having achieved our goals and the changes and actions we hope to deliver over the next nine years.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and help contribute.”

An online public meeting will take place from 6.30pm on November 23 for people to learn about the strategy, give verbal feedback and ask any questions.

Members of the public are also able to complete an online survey from November 13 and December 7.

Since 2017 the council has reduced its carbon emissions by using only renewable electricity for its schools, leisure centres, libraries, council offices and depots, and it is working towards a planting 18,000 trees by 2022.

Cllr Brian Jones, cabinet member for waste, transport and the environment, said: “We are encouraging people to have their say on this document by completing the online survey and by attending the meeting and giving their views.

“Protecting the environment is a priority for the Council and we are committed to continuing to reduce our carbon footprint and increasing biodiversity."

Applications to attend the public meeting close at midday on Friday, November 20. To sign up and take part, visit