Somerset’s first Climate Emergency Strategy have been confirmed.

The ‘Have your say’ drop-ins will take place in each District Council area in February, being run by the Somerset Climate Action Network (SCAN) on behalf of Somerset’s four District Councils and the County Council. The strategy will identify ways for Somerset to work 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.

Open to residents, businesses, groups and anyone with an interest, the drop-ins will be a chance to discuss the initial thoughts of the five year councils set out in a ‘framework’ document. For more information CLICK HERE

People can initially get involved by completing an online questionnaire, which will be available from 6 January until 25 February 2020. In addition, an online survey for 11 to 18 year olds is available for young people to take part until 18 February. Young people under the age of 16 will need permission to participate in this survey.