Council to host series of climate conversation events

Westmorland and Furness Council are set to host a series of climate events across Westmorland and Furness throughout October to help shape and inform Part Two of its Climate Action Plan.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate and Biodiversity, Councillor Giles Archibald, will be hosting five climate conversations including Barrow, Kendal, Penrith, Ulverston as well as an online option.

These events are open to everyone and will be an opportunity for people to hear from the council about the impacts of climate change on our area and the council’s response to the climate crisis.

It is also an opportunity for people to let the council know what they are doing as individuals or in the community to address climate change, share their views on future actions and ask any questions they may have.

Each event will run from 7.00-8.30pm with doors opening at 6.30pm.

There will be four events geographically spread across the district in the following locations:

  • Barrow, The Forum – Tuesday 17 October
  • Kendal Town Hall – Monday 23 October
  • Penrith Town Hall – Tuesday 24 October
  • Ulverston Coronation Hall – Thursday 26 October

There will also be an online event on Thursday 2 November.

Earlier this year, the council took a significant step towards a more sustainable future with the agreement on Part One of its new ambitious Climate Action Plan. The plan outlines the direction and intention of the council to address climate change and create a greener, healthier, more resilient Westmorland and Furness.

Westmorland and Furness Council Cabinet Member for Climate and Biodiversity, Councillor Giles Archibald, said:

“I am thrilled to be hosting this series of events over the next month which will be a great opportunity to foster some really vital and open discussions about climate change.

“I am looking forward to sharing what we are doing as a council to respond to the emergency but also to hearing what action those in our communities are already taking and how this may feed into our Climate Action Plan.

“If you are interested in hearing about our plans, sharing your thoughts and views and having the opportunity to meet others in your area concerned for the climate, then I strongly encourage you to book a place and come along. We hope to see you there!”

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