No doubt you are aware that climate change has become the focus of a great deal of public attention.
You may not, however, be aware that the Rattery Environment Group (REG), a newly created charity, has begun to consider how the parish might play its part in dealing with environmental challenge.
The REG and several parishioners have suggested that, to begin with, the Parish Council follow Devon County Council and a number of neighbouring local councils in making a Declaration of Climate Emergency.
A copy of the Declaration, and of the accompanying fact sheet, and links to other websites with more information are available on the parish website.
The idea was broadly supported at the recent Parish Assembly and we will be discussing the matter at our next Parish Council meeting on May 14th.
The Parish Council is minded to make the Declaration but before we make that decision we are interested in hearing your views. We therefore invite you to reply to this email or to email/write to any of the parish councillors, whose contact details are on the parish website. You are, as always, very welcome to come along to the Parish Council meeting on May 14th.
If you are interested in joining the REG, you would be very welcome. Contact Kim Howard, who chairs the group, on 01364 642511 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also considering holding a public meeting to talk about the climate emergency and what we might do in Rattery to help make our community more resilient. Please let us know if you would you be interested in coming to such an event.
We look forward to hearing from you.