Kendal Town Council

What should Kendal do about climate change?

In April 2019, Kendal Town Council declared a climate emergency and now we are actively finding out what the public thinks via the UK’s  first ever Climate Change Citizens’ Jury at town level.

Kendal Town Council is working with funding partners, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Council Council, as well as local organisations and groups. The jury is being hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise, Shared Future, who have run successful citizens’ juries of this kind in Leeds and Lancaster.

Kendal Town Council is grateful to Cllr. Giles Archibald, Cllr. Chris Rowley, Cllr. Eamonn Hennessy and Cllr. Jon Owen with advice from Kendal resident Professor Rebecca Willis (who has written extensively on politics and climate change) and local author Professor Mike Berners Lee who wrote ‘There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years’ for helping to kick start this process.

The Town Council would also like to thank the 181 local businesses and individuals who pledged their financial support through the recent Crowdfunding campaign.

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