Climate change campaigners to confront district councillors before first meeting

CLIMATE Emergency campaigners will meet with Staffordshire Moorlands District councillors in Leek this Thursday (May 16).
The Staffordshire Moorlands Climate Action Community – a group of people from Leek and the wider Staffordshire Moorlands area – will spend an hour with councillors at Moorlands House, between 5.30pm-6.30pm.
The action group’s objective is to encourage district councillors, gathering before their first meeting since the recent elections, to recognise that climate chaos is a very real and urgent concern.
Mike Jones, acting co-chair of the group, said: ” We are asking the council to sign up to the Climate Emergency Declaration, which aims to create a zero carbon economy with ambition and speed, following through with policies that meet this target.
“The petition, originally set up by Staffs Moorlands Green Party and now a cross-party initiative, has had a very positive response, as evidenced by the enthusiastic support from the public at our various signup events in the District. This reflects the increasing concern everywhere about climate change and the impact on our world.
“We expect a large turnout on 16th, and we will be continuing to collect signatures at street stalls across towns and villages of the Moorlands over the coming weeks and months, and anyone who wants to sign online can find the petition at https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/climate-emergency.html “