Survey: Vision for the Future

Derby Community Climate Hub is inviting you to complete this survey on the Vision for the Future: Derby City

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Your answers will give you a say in how we work together to make Derby the best place it can be. The more responses we get the more we can influence others!

The world has changed so much in the last year due to Covid-19. The world is going to change more in the coming years because of international recognition of the worldwide climate emergency. We now have a great chance to change the City of Derby, to make it healthier, fairer and better to live in for everyone.

We want to shift the climate conversation from giving things up to strengthening and improving communities. So help us present a positive vision of what net-zero carbon looks like for our city.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes.

All responses will be anonymised – no personal information will be passed on to any other organisation. Responses will be used to help the Climate Change Commission and City Council plan local government initiatives

The Derby Community Climate Hub

Derby City Council It has set up a city Climate Commission with a core Group overseeing and supporting the work of 4 ‘action hubs’ tasked with identifying, progressing and implementing initiatives with the primary purpose of reducing the city’s carbon emissions.

Initially the Action Hubs will address the following areas:

  1. Transport
  2. Industry and business
  3. Housing
  4. Community

The first 3 have been chosen on the basis that these sectors are the worst ‘offenders’ with regards to the City’s carbon footprint whereas the fourth group acknowledges the important role that local interest/voluntary groups already play and can bring to the table. The formation of the Action Hubs should not duplicate existing networks but should add value to the climate conversation with an action orientated remit. Hence Derby Climate Coalition was asked to set up the Community Hub.

This has been done, and we have established the following remit

  1. Engage everyone living in Derby in helping to tackle climate change to explore lower carbon options, including heating, travel, waste and food
  2. Promote and develop an action plan for communicating climate change and supporting practical initiatives
  3. Develop core messages focussed on different audiences, including faith communities and the education sector, that can be used to help engage groups and individuals
  4. Build on existing educational strengths and promote knowledge transfer through the taught curriculum, placements and research.
  5. Contribute to a net gain in biodiversity and increase engagement with our natural environment

While the issue of the climate emergency is extremely political the hub is non-partisan and as such does not support any political parties. Participants are united by the need to take action over the climate emergency. People from all backgrounds are welcome.

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A38 Chaos

Object to the A38 road development around Derby


Central Government and Derby City Council have both declared climate emergencies. It is known that traffic volumes must be reduced drastically, and if this achieved, additional road capacity will be unnecessary.

Trees are important because they take carbon dioxide out of the air, and play a role in removing other pollutants produced by vehicles. Mature trees cannot easily be replaced.

Local people will experience major congestion problems accompanied by high levels of air pollution.


Sign the 38 Degrees petition 

Join the protest at the Ministry hearings. February 18 , 9:15  to 10 am, outside the Stuart hotel, 119 London Rd, DE1 2 QR



What can Councils do?

Friends of the Earth have created an amazing resource called “How climate friendly is your area?” and all you have to do is enter your postcode to see the results for your community.   

They have also published a climate action plan template for Local Councils, please publicise, hopefully you’ll all find it useful, see

Derbyshire Councils and the Climate Emergency!

Derbyshire Climate Coalition campaigners would like to give you an update on what has been happening. The following councils have declared a Climate Emergency (the dates with embedded links to council papers are shown in brackets).

Derby City (22/05/2019); passed unanimously but no date, little follow up action but it has agreed to appoint a paid climate change coordinator.

Amber Valley Borough (24/07/2019); Motion passed for net zero by 2030.

Chesterfield Borough (17/07/2019); failed to include date of 2030 or accept amendment to do so.

Derbyshire Dales District (30/05/2019); Motion strengthened and unanimous.

High Peak Borough (15/10/2019); Motion passed unanimously – 2030 date.

NE Derbyshire District (08/07/2019); Motion amended (80% reduction by 2030 with aim of 100%).

South Derbyshire District (27/06/2019); Unanimous but watered down.


Derbyshire County Council (15/05/2019); the Council issued an alternative climate manifesto and, despite issues with the Leader of the Council, some good work is being done in partnership.

Bolsover District Council (17/07/2019);the motion amended to debate need for motion at future date.

Erewash Borough (10/10/2019); Motion passed for net zero by 2050; wholly complacent response. Note that lawyers from ClientEarth have warned this council that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans. See .

It is great that all the councils have made some moves and some actions are being taken. But there is a lot more planning and lobbying to be done. We need councils to turn their political promises in to concrete action – leading the way where the national government continues to fail.