Essex County Council must declare a Climate & Ecological Emergency on 8th October.
149 councils have already done this, including neighbouring Suffolk, Herts, Kent, Surrey, plus London boroughs, Chelmsford, Colchester, and soon Southend.
Our county has the longest coastline in England (who knew?!) and the driest summers, so whether it’s floods from rising sea levels or failing crops from lack of summer rain, we’re on the front line of managing the impact of climate change in the UK.
What planet are our 75 councillors on?! They must stop denying and fall in line with everyone else, declare the emergency and start acting now with the urgency that it demands.
Essex councillors are meeting on 8th October to debate the issue and it’s vital that they hear our demands in as many ways as possible. There’ll be more information soon about planned actions (stay up to date by following the Facebook event), but in the meantime please also take a moment to contact your representative personally, to demand that they support the motion to declare an emergency.
You can find details of who & how here: https://cmis.essex.gov.uk/essexcmis5/CouncillorSearch.aspx