Our next Brentwood Climate Action meeting on Thursday July 21 has been switched to Shenfield Common – to allow for a more social and engaging gathering, with a focus on the new draft Environment Strategy published by Brentwood Borough Council.
Our latest Steering Group meeting last week agreed that an outdoor meeting on the Common (from 7pm onwards) would allow our growing Membership to get to know each other better.
And we will use the launch of the Council’s consultation on their Environment Strategy this past week as a focal point to discuss future BCA actions, that we all agree should be taken over the coming months.
Ahead of the meeting please go to the Council website at https://www.brentwood.gov.uk/w/environment-strategy-consultation where you can download the Environment Strategy to read in full. And you can also take part in their consultation surveys from there: for the general public, young people, and businesses.
Steering Group members will be on the Common setting up from 6pm, ready to welcome members from 7pm. And Members are invited to bring drinks and snacks, and blankets/chairs for outdoors seating as required!
We’ll bring along clip boards and pens and the necessary materials to allow us to run feedback sessions, and gather everyone’s comments for a potential overall Brentwood Climate Action response to the Strategy.
So please turn up in your numbers, and with lots of thoughts and ideas on how we should respond to the Strategy, and tackle the critical climate emergency and environmental issues facing Brentwood over the coming years.
We will also be looking at our various Action Groups and how we can improve their running and output. And we’ll be looking ahead to the Great Big Green Week at the end of September, and what sort of events we could run then to engage the wider Brentwood community in climate action.
So if you fancy getting more involved on any front, please come along on July 21 ready to put your hand up and volunteer, at whatever level of commitment suits you.
Other updates from the Steering Group meeting included the decision to postpone the second planned Schools Climate Change Conference, scheduled for last month, until October 28 at St Martin’s School. And we reflected on the success of our stall at the Strawberry Fair – run jointly with Brentwood Fair Trade; although we agreed it would have been nice to see more BCA Members there on the day, to say hello and help out.
Without BCA Members getting involved we will find it harder to follow through on the Climate Action plans you want to see for Brentwood.
So please do take this opportunity to come along and take part in the discussions on July 21. We look forward to seeing everyone then!