Climate Change Awareness Day in Buckland Brewer 09/11/2021

Buckland Brewer were delighted to have an excellent turnout for their Climate Change Awareness Day on 23 October.

Buckland Brewer Parish Council held a Climate Change Awareness Day on 23 October to help raise awareness of climate change in the community, and they were delighted to get an excellent turnout. The Awareness Day featured three speakers: Councillor Peter Hames (Lead Member for Climate Emergency on Torridge Council), Frank Benbow (representing the charity Energy 361 and his own parish council in Bratton Fleming) and  Johnny May (Group Secretary for the local Branch of the National Farmers’ Union). All speakers were interesting and informative, prompting some healthy, and sometimes lively, debate.

The event also attracted exhibitors including:

  • Blights Motors, who were demonstrating their range of electric cars
  • Buckland Brewer’s Community Shop, promoting the benefits of shopping locally
  • Torridge Council Recycling
  • Devon Wildlife Trust
  • Westcountry CSI (The Rivers Trust)

The Westcountry Rivers Trust took the opportunity to promote a scheme to sample and report on water quality in our local rivers. Following the Climate Change Awareness Day, there have been two new local volunteers and, as a result of this event they have heard from two more who would like to get involved.

Exhibitors Blights Motors were kind enough to organise a ‘Guess the Weight of the Electric Car’ competition, raising £51 which has been donated to the Buckland Brewer Education Support Fund.

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