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15th Aug, 2022

Alcester Town Council declares climate emergency

ALCESTER Town council have declared a climate emergency last month, in line with many hundreds of towns and parishes across the UK.

The Council agreed to convene a working group, to work with other councils, local environmental groups, residents and businesses to raise awareness in and around Alcester of the severity of the issues, and to start taking action at local level.

Coun Steve Blackman said: ”It could be so easy in Alcester, South Warwickshire to believe ‘Climate Change’ has little relevance to our lives, however this is not the case. “Climate change is the single greatest challenge facing the entire population of the planet.”

The working group will report back to the Council within six months with an action plan and there will be regular Climate Action announcements and activities.

Coun Kathrin Foster added: “There is a lot we can do if we see climate change as a series of local problems that can be tackled by us as individuals. By taking one small action together we can bring about significant change overall.

“Altering our behaviour in small ways will also help us tackle the rising energy costs that we all face now.”

Alcester residents and businesses wishing to join the working group are asked to contact Coun Kathrin Foster (kfoster.atc@gmail.com) or Steve Blackman

(sblackman.atc@gmail.com).

Visit www.alcester-tc.gov.uk for more information.

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