Welcome to Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT)


Shadow Minister for Energy & Climate Change Dr Alan Whitehead MP gave a talk at The Arkell Centre, Nailsworth on Thursday 29th November, outlining the  Labour Party’s new policy on climate change, as published in 'The Green Transformation: Labour’s Environment Policy' - See section Recent News for a full report.

Concerned about heating costs this Winter? then go to section My Carbon Footprint for article written by Professor Gary Raw

Who are NCAT?

NCAT are a local group dedicated to action on climate change.

Our mission is to increase awareness of climate change in Nailsworth & support practical measures to reduce our town’s carbon footprint. Politically neutral, we believe we can work together as individuals and as a community to bring positive change.

We were formed when a group of local people including Town and District Councillors met on the 29th January 2016 responding to The Paris Agreement of December 2015 agreed by Nations.  We endorse the Paris Pledge 2015, which calls for action from civil society. 


Meeting are open to anyone wishing to support our aims (see section Our Charter)

The full list of up-coming dates (including our NCAT monthly meetings).

A schedule of meeting for 2019 will be published shortly

Our membership includes a wide variety of skills, experience and interests. Please join us.

  • Carbon Pledges

    There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint - click image to go to My Carbon Footprint, then click on NCAT Carbon Pledges Sheet; a double-sided A4 sheet you can use for yourself and others. We can do this!

  • Buildings

    We are interested in exploring ways to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and new build, and to assist in activities that will implement good practice, working with community groups, local businesses and expertise in our locality.

  • Transport

    We want to promote dialogue within the community on how to reduce the level of car use in the town, despite often limited public transport.   

  • Community Energy

    We are keen to explore how public buildings, businesses and community groups, can develop local community energy schemes. There are good examples of domestic and local businesses who have had great success with renewables.

  • Efficiency

    With all the devices in one's house or business - especially larger ones like fridges - greater efficiency can bring great benefits in energy security, bills and demand on the grid.

Learning from Others
We know that all the solutions needed to address climate change have already been implemented somewhere, and often it is simply a question of going out and finding out what has been done elsewhere and making it happen in our town.

This is a picture of a group of us that visited EcoTown Bicester - a leading edge development that has won many awards - to receive a briefing on what they have done, and lessons they have learned.

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