At the first meeting of the Stokesley & villages local climate action group lots of ideas were generated for activities to mitigate or adapt to climate change. The next meeting of the group will be on Tuesday 13th August in The Globe, North Rd, Stokesley TS9 5DH from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. At the meeting the group will discuss priorities, themes for sub-groups to work on, how they will organise themselves and a communication strategy. All welcome.
Last month the Stokesley and Villages Community Partnership of local councils and community groups adopted a commitment to take action in a changing climate.
The Partnership agreed that the priorities for the Stokesley & Villages Community Plan will support local councils, community groups and individuals to work towards a zero-carbon area through:
• increasing opportunities for connecting with nature and local communities;
• improving public transport and walking / cycling networks;
• encouraging local food initiatives;
• sharing stories showing how people and organisations are reducing their carbon footprint locally.
A new group is being formed to help the communities in Stokesley and the surrounding villages to take action on climate change by supporting and developing local initiatives to reduce carbon emissions or adapt to the changing climate.
All welcome to the first meeting of the group which will be on Thursday 11th July, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in The Stokesley Room, Stokesley Town Hall, Market Place, Stokesley TS9 5DG.
For further information email Caryn Loftus or tel. 01642 723137.
As part of their 25th anniversary Broadacres Housing Association, staff planted fruit trees and wildflowers at the entrance of Beech Close, Great Ayton. They were helped by members of the Brighten Up Great Ayton group and botanist Martin Allen. The planting was part of a new plan to improve the planting in Great Ayton to make it more attractive for people and pollinators. Funding from North Yorkshire County Council’s Stronger Communities programme helped put the plan together.
Moor Sustainable is based in Great Ayton and we’re sending a representative on the 26th June to meet the MP for the area, Rishi Sunak, to stress #TheTimeIsNow to take action to protect our climate, nature and people during the mass lobby of Parliament organised by The Climate Coalition.