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Car Free Festival, Sunday 22 September 2024


Speakers include Feargal Sharkey, Prof Jamie Woodward, and lead campaigners from Surfers Against Sewage, Wild Fish, Save Windermere, Windrush Against Sewage as well as national journalists.  

Heat Pump Open Day

Visit some of our members’ homes in Ilkley this Saturday 4th May, 10am to 12pm. Full details below.  Please go to the address. No need to book, or email for more information.

Your World, Your Vote

2024 is a General Election year and the climate and ecological emergencies should be major election issues. We are planning a series of live events in the Clarke Foley Centre under the theme of "Your World, Your Vote" aimed at raising awareness of current and potential future policies. 

For more details see Events and Meetings tab.

Community Orchard Maintenance Days

2nd & 3rd March 2024 there will be winter pruning & maintenance days at the two community orchard sites:

10:00 - 13:00

Please come to help prune, weed, mulch and retie the fruit trees.

Bring gloves, a spade, trowel, bucket, wheelbarrow if you are able to.

All are welcome. No experience required.

For more information, please contact:

The River Wharfe

The River Wharfe is one of our town’s greatest assets. Most of us are deeply saddened about its condition, which is not what it could and should be. The good news is that there are numerous simple actions we can all take that will help to improve water quality in the river. This leaflet describes a few of them. Take a look.

Ilkley Thingery

Ilkley's "Library of Things" is open!

This not-for-profit community project will allow people to borrow items such as power tools, ladders and pressure washers for a short period of time rather than buy them with aim of promoting sustainability and reducing waste.

For more details and to browse the available items have a look at

Ilkley Active Travel Hub

Climate Action Ilkley has been successful in securing grant funding from West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) to set up a Community Active Travel Hub.

What the Active Travel Hub project will do?

The Ilkley Active Travel Hub will provide support, advice and assistance for people wanting to take up walking, cycling and wheeling.

We will provide information and advice on appropriate opportunities to suit different people’s needs and preferences, including walking and cycling routes, social rides and walks, e-bike loans, training and equipment loans. 

Further information about the project is available on