Ulverston to host climate change meeting

Written by on 12/07/2018

A public meeting is to be held in Ulverston to explore new ways of tackling climate change.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) wants to share ideas with as many people as possible.

Council Leader, Councillor Giles Archibald, said: “This council is stepping up to the challenge and showing leadership by informing people of the facts, reviewing the way we currently do things, embracing new ways of thinking and sharing fresh ideas.

“Locally people may think they’re too insignificant to influence climate change but if everybody gets involved and plays their part we stand a better chance of making a difference.”

The second of four public meetings across South Lakeland will be held at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston on the evening of Tuesday 17 July. A presentation at 7pm will be followed by questions and debate until 9pm.

The meeting will be co-hosted by Cllr Archibald and Cllr Dyan Jones, SLDC’s Portfolio Holder for Environment.

Cllr Jones said: “South Lakeland has already had its fair share of extreme weather and climate change is predicted to bring more storms and more flooding.

“By working with communities, businesses and local groups we are committed to finding ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

“The big question is what can we do? So, if you have any good ideas or suggestions for how we can influence change, please come along to these meetings and have your say.”

The first public meeting was held earlier this month in Windermere. Further meetings will be held at Kendal Town Hall on the evening of Thursday 26 July and at the Victoria Hall in Grange over Sands on the afternoon of Friday 7 September.

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