Zero Carbon Harrogate

An organisation dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030 in order to secure a sustainable future.


This is a way of compensating for those carbon emissions that we cannot completely eliminated from our lives, by financially investing in projects that help to make equivalent reductions in carbon levels somewhere else.

Knaresborough Civic Society, 19.30




The Dower House Hotel, Knaresborough

Kaleidoscope Ladies Group




Bilton Community Centre, Harrogate

Current Affairs Group, 14.00




Community House, Knaresborough


Reality Check: Your Christmas tree's carbon footprint

They're the ultimate Christmas decoration and millions are bought in the UK each year. But what impact do Christmas trees - real and artificial - have on the environment?

Responding to North Yorkshire County Councils “Harrogate congestion engagement”


26% of our carbon footprint comes from transport in North Yorkshire – that is why North Yorkshire County Council's consultation on the plans for the future of transport in Harrogate and Knaresborough is important.


To cut our carbon emission in half in the next 10 years we need a major shift away from motorised travel for short journeys.


Please encourage your friends, neighbours, relatives and work colleagues to take part too, as we all want to see a better cleaner Harrogate District in the future.


Guidance on completing the survey


  • Get everyone in your household to complete the survey if possible (including under 16s – it’s their future)

  • Give your views to each of the questions. But please include the following:

    • Question 10: (Is congestion an issue) Add a comment to explain that carbon emissions are an issue with both congestion and car dependence.

    • Question 11 and 13: Strongly Agree (Improving cycling and walking routes and increasing car parking charges)

    • Question 15: Strongly Disagree (Relief road)

    • Question 17: Strongly Agree (Park and ride), but add a comment in Question 23 to say that you would like to see this developed without a relief road (currently they are linked in package E)

    • Question 19: Strongly Agree (Smarter travel choices)

    • Question 21: Strongly Agree (Bus priority)

  • Question 23 is the only place where you can express views in your own words.  Please try to balance any criticism of the “relief” road proposal with positive support for the proposed sustainable measures to make it clear that you believe these can make a difference. 

    If you want some ideas on what to say please take a look at the Zero Carbon Harrogate's draft response to Question 23 before completing the survey and feel free to borrow from this answer if you wish. 

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