Local Council’s Statutory Responsibilities

ACT (Action on Climate Teignbridge) have compiled a resource highlighting how all powers and duties which Town and Parish councils have can be aligned with a climate emergency. The resource is based around the statutory remit of local councils. Some headings and associated actions will be more relevant than others for your community. The list here are a mix of short and longer-term suggested actions. Although this is based around Teignbridge, it is applicable to local and parish councils across Devon and can be viewed here.

They have also produced more detailed guides on Built Environment and Energy, Transport and Food, Farming Forestry and Ecology- all of which can be viewed here.

Children playing with adults on dock next to exeter quay. Cyclists on path in background.
Photo Credit: Paul Osborne. Exeter community.