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October 28th 2021
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WYCHAVON CLIMATE EMERGENCYYCHAV
Wychavon District Council has declared a Climate Emergency reinforcing their ‘Intelligently Green Plan’ targets to reduce councils emissions by 75% and those of the whole district by 50% by 2030.
Your local Councillor Ed Cohen seconded the motions to have both the Intelligently Green Plan and the Climate Emergency declaration formally adopted by Wychavon in July 20 and July 21.
“I was pleased to second these motions to imbed carbon reduction in the heart of Wychavon’s actions. They are the first steps in addressing the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions. I’m pleased that Wychavon have funded both a Carbon Reduction Officer and an Active Travel Officer to support work on the action points and am pushing, through my membership of the Carbon Reduction Panel, for the actions to be speeded up, in order to try to meet the targets before 2030.”
GREEN FAYRE TO RETURN
Popular event will take place in October
A Green Fayre is planned for Saturday 30th October in the Town Square, weather permitting or in the Town Hall otherwise. This will have a range of stalls showing what is already happening, ideas for how you can help together with products for sale and a place for you to give your ideas for improving Evesham.
Annual Residents Survey
Want to tell Wychavon what you think about Evesham, the council’s service and how the council supported residents through the Covid19 pandemic?
Online survey runs to 3rd October:
How can we tackle climate change
in the run up to COP26?
As you will have seen on the news, Britain is hosting a meeting of international leaders in November to discuss action on the Climate Crisis. This meeting, COP26, has been called ‘the last best chance to get runaway climate change under control’.
With that in mind a group of us are planning a series of events the week before the conference starts, October 23rd to 31st.
We want to look at how Evesham can help to reduce its contribution to climate change and at how we can make the area even better for the community now and in the future.
The week will include guided walks, cycle rides and activities for children as the week coincides with half term. There will also be a series of talks and discussions covering nature and gardening, food, transport and energy and housing.
Other activities are also planned so please look out for more information in October. We hope as many of you as possible will get involved. Let’s make Evesham a cleaner, healthier place for people and nature.
BIKEABILITY TRAINING/WHEELS TO RAIL
On Saturday 14th August 7 families signed up for Bikeability training to give them confidence to ride on Evesham roads as a family.
After a bike road worthiness check, participants undertook training in the Evesham Leisure Centre car park before cycling as a family group with a instructor to Evesham Train Station.
Ed Cohen was at the Station supporting the Active Evesham group who were promoting round Evesham cycling and walking routes, alongside Dr Bike from the Evesham Adventure Playground, who was offering free bike safety checks and minor repairs.
The event was sponsored by Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership, arranged by Karen Lewin, Wychavon's Active Travel Officer and will be repeated on Saturday October 30th.