Charlton Kings Parish Council has declared a climate emergency and is part of the Cheltenham Zero partnership. CK Futures seeks to engage the community in using it's collective imagination to work towards a sustainable future. There are many things which can be done on a local scale to have a positive influence and CK Futures works with partner organisations and the community to make change happen.
The CK Futures strategy acts on the current level of awareness and acknowledges everyone lives a different life. Its aim is to inform, guide, and enable people to take an active role in carbon reduction and support the changes needed to achieve Cheltenham Zero by 2030.
In 2021, Charlton Kings Parish Council was part of the partnership which secured a grant of £175,000 from the National Grid as part of their Landscape Enhancement Initiative which aims to offset the landscape intrusions of their transmission lines and pylons into protected landscapes like the Cotswolds.
The grant was for a three year project that will improve the landscape, biodiversity, archaeology, public access and enjoyment across the Cotswold Escarpment between the Devil’s Chimney, Charlton Kings Common, and the electricity transmission line and pylon on Ravensgate Common.
This project is called Restoring Cheltenham’s Escarpment Grasslands (RCEG) and is a partnership between Charlton Kings Parish Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common (FOLK), and the Cotswolds National Landscape.
At its Full Council meeting on 28th October 2019, Charlton Kings Parish Council agreed to sign up to the Woodland Trust's Tree Charter, joining many councils across the country in pledging support for its aims of protecting, promoting and planting trees in our community. This page provides information about the events that have taken place annually to celebrate Tree Charter Day and information about the Queens Green Canopy which is part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of 2022.
At our Full Council meeting on 30th November 2020, the Parish Council agreed its support for the Slow Ways initiative and undertook to make local residents aware of its work.
Slow Ways aims to create a network of walking routes to connect all of Great Britain's towns and cities. It is looking for volunteers to help identify suitable routes. Further information, including how to get involved in the work, can be found on the Slow Ways website.