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CLIMATE CHANGE - If we are to avert catastrophic climate breakdown, declaring the emergency isn't enough – we need deeds, not words.

CLIMATE CHANGE - If we are to avert catastrophic climate breakdown, declaring the emergency isn't enough –  we need deeds, not words.

The Parish Council at its meeting in September 2019 resolved to declare a climate emergency.

As a result, it was agreed that a Climate Change Working Party be set up to inform, energise and enable Council, its committees and its staff to make greenhouse gas reduction a primary consideration in all its policies, strategies, decisions and actions; to make sure environmental costs are balanced with financial costs in its budgetary considerations; to advise and encourage residents, businesses and visitors to be climate change aware and to advise on the actions the Council can take to reduce their carbon footprint, on effective and meaningful lobbying of Blaby District Council, Leicestershire County Council and UK Government on this important issue and how the Council can work with local, regional, national and international partners to achieve the '2030' goal. More »

If we are to avert catastrophic climate breakdown, declaring the emergency isn't enough –

we need deeds, not words.

Click here to submit your suggestions to the Climate Change Working Party » Less

Posted: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:04 by Beverley Greenwood

Scarecrow Event

The First Glenfield Scarecrow competition was held in the village on the last weekend in September and, despite the poor weather conditions, the magnificent sum of over £1300 was either raised or pledged. We had two categories, one for individuals and one for groups.

In 1st place was Gone Fishing and in groups 1st place went to The Juggler,

In 2nd place was The Highway Rat and in groups 2nd place went to The Scout Camp Fire More »

In 3rd place was The Scarecrow's Wedding and in groups it was Vera Lynn

The organiser, Carol Knill, presented certificates to the winners and thanked everyone for a really tremendous effort in raising funds for the Air Ambulance Service, a charity that helps to save lives in the surrounding five counties in the event of serious accidents. With the average call out costing £1700 it was felt that this was a just and worthy cause to support and the people of Glenfield responded beyond our expectations. We have been asked to hold the event again next year so if you would like to be involved please email us at glenfield.scarecrow@virginmedia.com

We would like to thank the Parish Council for their initial support, all those who took part, those who contributed to the charity, the Methodist Church, the Scouts and other groups for their donations, the Memorial Hall for shelter on Sunday and especially Becky for her enthusiasm and help with modern technology. » Less

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:07 by Beverley Greenwood

Climate Change

Climate Change

On Monday 16th September 2019 Glenfield Parish Council declared a climate emergency.

In following the lead of Parliament, who declared an emergency on the 1 May 2019, Glenfield Parish Council add their name to a growing list of public bodies that are waking up to the scale of the crisis that now faces us.

Glenfield Parish Council declares a Climate Emergency which requires urgent action. It aims to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions and to make its net impact negative as soon as possible. It will consider its environmental impact in all its decisions and work with the Glenfield community, other tiers of government and neighbouring Town and Parish Councils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions further. As part of its work, Glenfield Parish Council will consider the effects climate change might have on the community and take steps to mitigate those effects and support residents in coping with them. In order to carry out its aims, Glenfield Parish Council needs to: More »

i) Form a group to inform, energise and enable Council, its committees and its staff to make greenhouse gas reduction a primary consideration in all its policies, strategies, decisions and actions;

ii) Make sure environmental costs are balanced with financial costs in its budgetary considerations;

iii) Work with its suppliers, partners and customers to gain as much support as possible for its aims;

iv) Give support to and receive support from communities within Glenfield, and other local communities, to achieve its aims;

v) Create or attract other community projects to assist with its aims;

vi) Call upon Blaby District Council, Leicestershire County Council and UK Government to help Glenfield achieve its aims. » Less

Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:48 by Beverley Greenwood