Two tiers of local governance declare a Climate Emergency

This has been a week of excitement regarding action on climate change, giving me some cause for optimism. On 26th February, Wiltshire Council had scheduled two motions relating to climate change; one, from Liberal Democrat Councillor Brian Matthews was to declare a Climate Emergency, with a set of proposals as to how the Council should act if the motion was passed. The second, entitled Environment and Global Warming, focused on what the Council should do regarding its own buildings and property to reduce emissions, put forward by Conservative Councillors Wickham and Whitehead. Some 30 of us, from several parts of Wiltshire, with banners designed by Extinction Rebellion as well as home made ones, stood outside County Hall and handed out flyers explaining the climate emergency to everyone who passed.

New environmental group at Trowbridge

Trowbridge Environmental Group

It is good news to hear of the setting up of Trowbridge Environmental Community. On Saturday 28th September they will be showing ‘A Plastic Ocean’ at Trowbridge Town Hall.