Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Northants CALC Climate Conference

Northants CALC is holding an online Climate Conference for member councils to learn about their role in tackling climate change with their communities. There will be opportunities to hear from key note speakers, breakout rooms for a more localised approach and the chance to be inspired by the experiences of neighbouring town and parish councils within Northamptonshire.


Ed Gemmel is a parish councillor and chairman of the Climate Emergency Working Party at Hazlemere Parish Council and is on NALC's climate emergency committee. He is also a Buckinghamshire Unitary Councillor sitting on the Transport Environment and Climate Change Committee and a member of the LGA's Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board. He works as Managing Director of Scientists Warning Europe and has just started a political party called The Climate Party.

Megan Blyth, Project Officer Centre for Sustainable Energy. Megan joined CSE in September 2017. At CSE, a major part of her role has been supporting young people through the Bright Green Future and Green Influencers programmes. Megan also works on projects supporting communities with their own energy projects, and local councils through the Parish Climate Action Day events. Megan has also worked alongside Research & Analysis evaluating energy advice projects and Household Energy Services offering energy advice.

Harriet Pentland is a Councillor to North Northants Council where she is the Climate and Green Environment Executive and chair of EAP Climate Change Environment & Growth.

Martin Wilson Sustainability Manager West Northamptonshire Council. With the council's goal of being net zero for CO2 emissions by 2030, Martin now has two new project officers to the Sustainability Team. Good work has already been carried out through workshops how a pathway to net zero through each directorate, to shape a sustainability workplan and what the next steps should be.

Helen Ball, Town Clerk Shrewsbury Town Council began her parish and town council career in 1997 working part-time for a small rural parish council in East Yorkshire looking after a cemetery, village hall, playing fields and allotments. In 2009 she was appointed the Town Clerk of Shrewsbury Town Council; a newly established parish council as part of the creation of a Unitary Council for Shropshire. Covering a population of 72000 residents, employing 100 staff and with a budget of £4m, it is one of the largest Councils in the Country. Helen will be sharing all the innovative and inspirational things her council has done to work towards net-zero, working with the Carbon Literacy Project.

Register here to book your place:

22 November 2022 09:30-12:30


Cost (per delegate)
£55 member
£110 non member

Last updated: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:16