Climate Action Ilkley moves meeting online

Andy Walker

Climate Action Ilkley is inviting Ilkley residents to join its first online public meeting on Wednesday 13 May with the title ‘Insulation - stay warm, save money, reduce carbon’.

Keith Pitcher from Climate Action’s energy workgroup said: "We have had a local meeting lead by Insulation expert Andy Walker planned for many months and we didn’t want to give up in the face of the lockdown, so we have opted for an online meeting.”

"If we are to successfully reduce our carbon footprint in Ilkley, insulating our homes is one of the most important things we can do."

“A summary carbon roadmap for Ilkley Town Council produced by Professor Andy Gouldson and others at Leeds University showed that the greatest source of carbon emissions in Ilkley is from heating our homes."

A spokesperson for Climate Action Ilkley said: "A lot of the houses in Ilkley date back to Victorian times. We must learn how to effectively insulate them, whilst minimising cosmetic impacts on historic buildings, to reduce carbon emissions and to ensure that in t