The Somerset Climate Change surveys which are part of the consultation for the went live on 6 January and so far a good response has been received.
Link to Surveys:
The survey closes on 25 February 2020 and can be accessed here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Somerset-Climate-Change-Survey-2019
In addition, an online survey for 11 to 18 year olds can be completed by going to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Somerset-Climate-Change-Survey-2019-Young-People until 18 February.
Website address for Somerset’s Climate Emergency is www.somerset.gov.uk/climateemergency
To complement the surveys, a series of drop-in events will give people the opportunity to get involved and find out how the district councils and county council are working together on an approach to the climate emergency and how we aim to reduce carbon emissions by 2030.
There will be a family craft area at each event run by local artists and a ‘pop up café’ with talks from guest speakers on topics linked to protecting the environment. Open to residents, businesses, groups and anyone with an interest in what can be done or is being done to combat the impacts of Climate Change in Somerset, the drop-ins will be a chance to discuss the emerging thinking as set out in a ‘framework’ document.
The ‘Have your say’ drop-ins will take place in each and are being run by the Somerset Climate Action Network (SCAN) on behalf of Somerset’s four District Councils and the County Council.
Earlier this year, all five councils declared or recognised ‘climate emergencies’, agreeing to work together to produce a joint Climate Emergency Strategy. The strategy will identify ways Somerset might work together towards being carbon neutral by 2030 and adapt to predicted climate change impacts.
The events will be held on Saturdays, between 10am and 4pm at the following venues:
- 8 February, Sedgemoor District Council. The Sedgemoor Room, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR.
- 15 February, Mendip District Council. The Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT.
- 22 February, South Somerset District Council. Vicarage Street Methodist Church, Vicarage Street, Yeovil, BA20 1JB.