Perranzabuloe Parish Council is taking the environment seriously. We are taking our cue from Cornwall Council and have already taken the important step of declaring a climate emergency. The intention behind this is to raise awareness of the issues and provide an opportunity for local people to come together to generate ideas of how to effectively tackle the problems on a local level.
The Parish Council has started to form a working group with the aim of holding public events and coming up with a realistic action plan of projects to be implemented in our parish. We really want to get this process underway quickly and build up some momentum. Perranzabuloe Action for Climate Emergency (PACE) plans to work with representatives from the community so that this is a way ahead for everyone. We already have some ideas of projects to work on such as tree planting, allotments, local food and energy, repair shops and sharing sheds. Any positive impacts we can create for the environment will also be beneficial for our own health and wellbeing. We’re hoping to involve local residents, businesses, schools and members of community groups.
Our first PACE meeting will be at 6.30pm on Tuesday 18th February in the Parish Council offices. Please come along with your ideas and a willingness to help out. Everyone is very welcome!
Cornwall Council states, “The world is changing and we need to change with it. The impacts of climate change are already being felt all over the world, including more extreme temperatures, threats to wildlife, loss of food sources and many more.
Here in Cornwall we have seen unprecedented flooding and unseasonable weather in the last few years, which pose challenges to how we travel, how we feed ourselves and how we keep Cornwall safe for future generations.
In January 2019 Cornwall Council declared a climate emergency, recognising the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis. While the whole world needs to adapt, in Cornwall we have an opportunity to lead the way in demonstrating what is possible. The sooner we change, the sooner we can create a Cornwall that provides a clean, prosperous and fair future for all.
As a council we have a leading role to play in the climate emergency, but we cannot deliver these ambitious outcomes alone. We will need support from all of our residents – from our communities, businesses, schools, public sector partners, the voluntary sector and many more. You have an important role to play in making change happen, not just as residents, but in your working lives too.”