Citizen’s Jury

Calderdale is leading the way in becoming net-zero by 2038. To reach this target at least 69,000 local properties need to be brought up to EPC rating C or above through measures such as installing insulation, heat pumps and solar panels, which is known as ‘Retrofit’. Traditional solid stone terraces, typical in Calderdale, can be particularly challenging to retrofit but the potential benefits are huge: warmer, healthier homes fit for the future with lower bills plus creating thousands of green jobs for local people.

With this in mind, we are calling on YOU to join Calderdale’s first Citizen’s Jury – convening in the Autumn to hear and weigh up expert evidence and deliberate on a way forward so that as many people as possible can benefit from these measures. You don’t need any experience or knowledge, just a willingness to give your opinion and influence the policies of the future. Find out more by joining one of our open briefing sessions:

  • Wed 12 June 6:30 – 8:30 pm – food provided – Tod College
  • Sat 15 June 10:00 – 12:00 am – lunch provided – Dean Clough Mill, Halifax
  • Wed 19 June 6:00 – 7:30pm – Online via Zoom.

Please use the form below to register to attend one of the sessions.

Criteria for jury members:

  • You are a homeowner
  • Ideally live in a stone built house and or a terrace
  • No previous knowledge of retrofit is needed
  • You are available in the autumn to attend four in person sessions on Saturday mornings and three online sessions on Thursday evenings
  • You want to share your thoughts and work together as a group

The jury will be chosen to make sure that it reflects the diversity of Calderdale and jury members will receive vouchers in exchange for their time and commitment.

If you are interested in climate change, decarbonisation or retrofit but may not be able to commit to the Citizen’s Jury please do join us at one of our open events as there will be other opportunities to join focus groups or surveys to give your views.