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Councillors in Burntwood have unanimously backed a motion to support action on climate change.
The resolution was moved by Cllr Sue Woodward, leader of Labour-controlled Burntwood Town Council, and seconded by Conservative opposition leader Cllr Robin Place.
The motion says:
This council recognises that the planet and all its inhabitants are facing a climate emergency, including Burntwood and its residents.
Along with national Governments and many other local authorities, we commit to promoting and supporting actions across our town to mitigate the impacts of climate change and considering the implications of our Council decisions on climate change.Burntwood Town Council climate change motion
Cllr Woodward said the motion meant the environment would be high on the agenda when decision are taken by the council.
“Each and every one of us needs to wake up to the climate emergency and do our bit for our environment, now and in the future, and that includes us in our small corner of the world.
“Unless each town and village acts locally, we’ll have no chance of changing things globally.
“We want to take a stand on this vital issue and hope residents and local groups will join us.
“Let’s all make this our New Year’s Resolution.”Cllr Sue Woodward
Councillor Diane Evans, council chairman, added:
“It was good to have our three newly co-opted councillors – Andrew Bullock, Wai-Lee Ho and Marisha Place – also supporting this motion.
“I welcome them to their new roles and look forward to working with them for the benefit of our town.”Cllr Diane Evans