You would like to think that the local councils who presume to run our lives are capable of thinking about and planning for the long term, particularly when it comes to the impact of climate change. The frightening thing is that they don’t seem to see it as a priority. Which is why we need blogs like Dengie Bioregion who detail the threats climate change pose to the region and explain why action needs to be taken now…

Dengie Bioregion

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It’s now ten days since I wrote to my District Councillors (Peter Elliott and Ron Pratt) asking why Maldon District Council has no current Environment and Climate Change Strategy despite the Climate Emergency and I’m still waiting for a reply. I recognise that they may be busy, that it’s not a salaried role and their time may be stretched, so I think I’ll give them a month before I follow up with another letter seeking an update on progress. I’m also thinking about other ways I can raise this issue – ask the leader of the opposition on the council to raise it?, seek recognition at the town council level? Again, learning how local politics works is proving to be a case of just try stuff.

The urgency of the emergency was brought home last week with

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