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Stamford Town Council's Council Climate Change Action Group meets for the first time

People are being asked to share their views on what a new climate action group should focus on in the coming months.

The first meeting of Stamford Town Council’s Climate Action Group was attended by a wide cross-section of concerned Stamford residents and business representatives, as well as the mayor, town, district and county councillors.

Town clerk Patricia Stuart-Mogg said that there was a “lively and thought-provoking discussion on the many ways in which we as a community can manage and reduce our carbon footprint”.

The climate action group at Stamford Town Council
The climate action group at Stamford Town Council

The group, which held its first meeting onFebruary 26, will meet every month to implement as many initiatives as possible that support the objective of the group - to reduce Stamford’s carbon footprint.

A survey has been put together to ask members of the community what initiatives they consider important.

Among them are: tree planting, wild flower verges, public recycling bins in the centre of town, drinking fountains,reducing single-use plastic, bicycle lanes, park and ride, and electric car charging facilities.

It also gives people the opportunity to express what they think the Climate Action Group should be focusing

It is available to view online at www.stamfordtowncouncil.gov.uk or paper copies are available at the town hall in St Mary’s Street, open 9am to 3pm weekdays.

n The annual Stamford Town Meeting will be held on Monday at 7pm in the town hall.

This meeting, called by the chairman of Stamford Town Council, provides an overviewof the council’s activities and achievements.

Residents are encouraged to attend because there will be discussions about the important issue of the climate crisis.

There is also the chance for residents of the town to to express any views and ask questions about any Stamford issues.

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