Exmouth Town Council supports the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

    At a meeting of Exmouth Town Council on May 4th, 2021, Councillors received a recommendation from its Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Party to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill.

    At a meeting of Exmouth Town Council on May 4th, 2021, Councillors received a recommendation from its Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Party to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill.

    In June 2019, Exmouth Town Councillors declared a Climate Emergency and resolved to give the highest priority to using all the Council’s influence to work with others on developing carbon reduction plans and other environmental threats.
    Councillors recognised the vital urgency of this work and agreed to press the case for the speediest possible reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental mitigation measures, including the Town Council’s own carbon footprint.

    It was agreed that the Council’s major impact would be persuading and advocating for change by working with higher tier authorities to deliver this plan through all relevant means and further recognised that sustainability needs to be incorporated into economic and strategic frameworks and plans at a national level through appropriate legislation.

    After Exmouth Town Council voted by majority to support the CEE Bill in May, the Council wrote to East Devon MP Simon Jupp to seek his support in Parliament for the Bill. In particular, Councillors believed that the emissions linked to the production and import of consumable goods from overseas into the UK need addressing urgently and that the Government should give more weight to the protection and conservation of habitats in the UK and internationally.

    Councillor Tim Dumper, Chair of the Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Party added that, "Other Councils in Devon, including the County Council, back this Parliamentary Bill, recognising that it brings much needed integrated strategic thinking to this essential work. Crucially, it also proposes involvement by the public through work in a citizens' assembly. At a more local level, Devon County Council is already preparing for a citizen's assembly to discuss difficult issues at the end of this month."

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    What's On

    • Exeter Canal Cruise

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      at Exmouth Marina
    • Drowning Prevention Day 10am til 4pm

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    • Bob Crooks - Poetry in Glass Show 10am til 5.30pm

      Steam Gallery is delighted to be hosting an exceptional new show ‘Poetry in Glass’ by Bob Crooks. One of Britain’s most highly recognised glassmakers, Bob is well-known for his original and challenging dynamic forms that exploit the many properties of studio glass. Bob works his glass magic in a studio in deepest Devon, and his output ranges from fine wine glasses to imaginative and elegant sculptural forms. Creating these perfect works requires the highest skill and concentration, especially with the ever-present threat of disaster in this intense complex process! Bob has created a brand-new collection of over 20 unique pieces for this special show. Contact the gallery on 01297 625144 to request a catalogue to be sent to you in advance of the exhibition opening, or request an invite to join for the launch day on Saturday 19 June, when Bob will be present. You can see the pieces online, and all are available to purchase now.

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