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Landulph Parish Council

Landulph Parish Climate Action Group

Landulph Parish Council supports Cornwall Council’s initiative to lead the way and become carbon neutral by 2030 and the Duchy of Cornwall’s Zero2028 commitment to become carbon neutral across its estate by 2028.

Landulph Parish Council Climate Change Statement of Intent

The Parish Council has set up a small sub-group made up of parish councillors and parishioners to encourage individuals to make changes to reduce their impact on the environment. This page summarises the recommendations of the group and provide links to further information.  If you are interested in contributing to the sub-group please contact:

Katherine Williams, Clerk to the Parish Council

Let us know what you think

Please complete this short online questionnaire to let us know what issues you would like the Climate Action Group to focus on. You will also have the option to sign up to the Landulph Parish Council email list - Landulph Parish Council will only use this for sending occasional emails about matters affecting the Parish.

Climate Action Questionnaire

Water Saving

Saving water is not just good for the environment - it can save you money!  Even though water doesn’t appear to be in short supply in the UK, using less water actually means you are saving energy as treating the water that comes out of our taps is a very energy intensive process.  A running tap uses between 6 to 9 litres of water a minute; a dripping tap can waste 5,500 litres a year.

Water butts allow you to capture water directly from your roof and use it in periods of dry weather.  According to Waterwise an amazing 85,000 litres of rain falls on your roof every year…..& it’s free!!   Anything from mini rain saver kits, old plastic drums to purpose made water butts will save water.

What you can do

Sources of Information

Waterwise information on saving water

Eden project tips on saving water

Friends of the Earth 13 best ways to save water

UK supplier of water butts

Youtube on water saving for kids

LED Light Bulbs

Switching to LED light bulbs in your house reduces your carbon footprint and saves you money.  Typically LED light bulbs use a lot less electricity than ordinary light bulbs (saving £2 - £7 per bulb per year) and last a lot longer (at least 5 times longer).  Switching to LED lights in your house could reduce your carbon footprint per year by 63kg and if we all swapped, we would save 1.7 million tonnes annually.

Practically all bulbs are now available as LEDs including fancy ones with mock filaments.  This neat little table (from The Lightbulb Company) shows you how to buy the right brightness using lumens.


What you can do

When you need to buy a new light bulb make sure you choose an LED

LED bulbs come in different shades of white so choose warm or soft white for living areas and natural white for working areas

Check the lights you use most frequently and consider switching those to LEDs

Sources of Information

Getting the best out of your LED lighting

Switching to LEDs in 5 steps


Composting benefits our gardens by reducing kitchen waste and providing a mini ecosystem all ready to get to work by improving the structure and health of your soil. If you have the space for an open compost heap it will also provide a home and a larder for wildlife including Hedgehogs and grass snakes. Your homemade compost will boost the fertility of your soil without the need for chemicals. It can also help your plants resist disease by increasing water and nutrient retention.

What you can do

Sources of Information

How to compost your waste


Something that we can all do something about is waste….and how we can reduce it.

Every tonne of paper recycled saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 2 barrels of oil & 4,000kw of electricity, that energy saved can power 1 home for 5 months!  The energy saved by recycling just 1 aluminium can is enough to run a television for three hours!  Recycling one tonne of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two-person household for one year! Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60w light bulb for up to 6 hours!  The energy saved from recycling 1 glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for 4 hours.

If each household turned down its room heating thermostat by just 2 degrees or drove just 1 mile less per day, it would save as much energy as is used to make the packaging for its whole year’s supply of goods!

The table below shows that there is a task we can all take on. We can all recycle, reuse or compost just a little bit more of our waste that in turn will make a difference.


The above table is also available as a pdf document here.

What you can do

Sources of Information

Cornwall Council Recycling, Rubbish and Waste


Nothing guzzles carbon like a tree; woodland in the UK captures 20 million tonnes of CO2 annually and a study by Defra’s science department, Forest Research, says soils store most carbon - a massive 72% of a wood’s total. Native woods have other benefits: they enrich the soil, shelter livestock, reduce floodwater runoff, increase biodiversity, produce fruit crops and improve people’s mental health all while storing carbon.  

Forest for Cornwall is not a single area of a new forest but a Cornwall Council project to significantly increase the canopy cover throughout Cornwall while strengthening the protection of our existing trees, woodlands and hedges.


What you can do

Sources of Information

Forest for Cornwall

Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust – growing a tree from seed

The Tree Council – growing a tree from seed

Climate Crisis

To become carbon-neutral we need to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide we produce and capture the carbon dioxide we do produce to prevent it entering the atmosphere. In this way our impact on the planet will support a positive future for everyone. To achieve this target, businesses, residents and organisations in Cornwall need to work in partnership with Cornwall Council to tackle carbon emissions in the areas illustrated in the diagram below.


Diagram from Cornwall Council’s Carbon Neutral Action Plan

Although this is a huge national issue - there is something everyone can do – from the way we work, the way we travel, the way we purchase things, the way we dispose of things, the way we keep warm...and even what we eat.  This is something that everyone can make a difference with – lots of small initiatives can have a big effect!

Sources of Information

Cornwall Council Climate Emergency

Environmental Growth in Cornwall

Duchy of Cornwall Sustainable Stewardship (pdf)

Eden Project - Make the Change

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Carbon Footprint Calculator – WWF

Carbon Footprint Calculator – Carbon

Support for Electric Charging Points for Small Businesses

Contact Details

Parish Clerk: Katherine Williams, 6 Rashleigh Avenue, Saltash PL12 4NS Tel: 01752 240541