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Max to chair Cheltenham Climate Emergency Assembly

Cheltenham residents are being urged to join a Climate Emergency Assembly at the Municipal Offices next month.

People will be given a chance to have their say in a meeting chaired by Cheltenham Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Max Wilkinson, who led moves to declare a climate emergency in the borough earlier this year.

The event will start at 7.15pm on Tuesday 6 August in the Council Chamber.

“The climate emergency is the most pressing issue facing our town, our country and our planet,” said Max.

“Many people have contacted me since I proposed the motion earlier this year and I know there are plenty of ideas about how we should go about things locally.

“That’s why it’s really important that we have this assembly to hear what everybody has to say and use the feedback to build on our local initiatives.

“It’s inevitable that some of the things we have to consider will involve new ways of doing things and the debate will be tough at times.

"But we cannot ignore this huge problem and it’s really important our community talks things through so we can all gain a greater understanding of the complex challenges we all face together.”

Max proposed a motion to declare a climate emergency and received unanimous backing at a Cheltenham Borough Council meeting earlier this year.

The borough council is now preparing a report looking at what can be done locally to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

A large attendance may be expected, so anyone wishing to speak on a topic is asked to register their intention, along with details of their area of interest, in advance by emailing [email protected]

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