Shurdington Parish Council declares climate emergency

At the meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 9th December 2019, the Councillors unanimously resolved to declare a climate emergency, following the example set by many other local councils.

Cllr George Porter, Chairman, said: ‘We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful area of the world – we are surrounded by gorgeous countryside, and it’s our responsibility to maintain it for future generations.’

‘The scientific evidence is clear: we have a limited time to act in order to limit climate change.’

As part of Shurdington’s commitment to protecting the environment, the Council also unanimously voted to sign the Tree Charter, which aims to celebrate and protect England’s woodland and forests. It also committed to restoring the Chargrove Lane Nature Reserve to its former glory, as well as to adopt an increasingly paperless system.

There are lots of ways you can live a more eco-friendly existence. For example, using a reusable cup instead of a disposable one, eating seasonal fruit and veg grown in the UK, and leaving the car at home when you can walk or cycle instead.