Petition adds strength to climate change motion

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Lib Dem leader Cllr Susan Juned and members of Stratford Climate Action present the petition to council chairman Cllr Chris Kettle and council leader Cllr Tony Jefferson. Jack and Lola Thornton, 5 and 9, are handing over the petition.

Calls are getting louder for Stratford District Council to follow the example of a number of other local authorities in declaring a climate change emergency, with the submission of a 1,500 signature petition.

The petition from the group Stratford Climate Action was handed to district council chairman Cllr Chris Kettle recently.

Receiving the petition, Cllr Kettle praised the group’s efforts and seemed positive that members would be receptive to declaring a climate emergency when a motion proposed by Lib Dem leader Susan Juned is debated at tomorrow’s full council meeting (Monday 15th July).

Cllr Juned said: “We’re grateful to Cllr Tony Jefferson for allowing us to bring this motion forward to the meeting on and having spoken to other members we’re hoping that this will be a cross-party motion with Cllr Edward Fitter seconding our motion.”

Cllr Kettle added: “We all have to understand that climate change is a game changer and we have to change the game.”

The action of declaring a climate emergency is designed to get the message across to the public that we are facing an emergency and that the severity of the situation calls for people to change their behaviours.

  • kingcoil

    Cllr Kettle added: “We all have to understand that climate change is a game changer and we have to change the game.”So what are you going to do then ? absoloutly nothing is my guess

  • Centre Parting

    Start by getting rid of all stinking, filthy buses from the town centre especially outside McDonalds.

    • 1jamessmith1

      And put an end to domestic fire places that burn wood for example to create heat