Campaigning is really important as it’s the main way of influencing policy at local and national level. MPs and ministers are frequently contacted by grass-roots climate change groups and this does have an impact. It is important to keep reminding our local MP about the issues that concern us, to keep her on her toes!
CFB is a member of The Climate Coalition and has been actively engaged in campaigning on national and international issues, often with other groups in the constituency.
We have organised events around the international climate change summits and the general and EU elections and have visited our MP to discuss a number of climate change issues.
We have also lobbied local councillors and regularly raise issues with the BoA Town Council, who are very supportive.