GREEN Party councillors in Malvern will put forward a motion for a 'climate emergency' at their meeting this week.

At the full meeting of Malvern Hills District Council, to be held at County Hall on the evening of June 23, Green councillors will ask the council to declare climate emergency across the district.

The current Green Party councillors sitting on the district council are Martin Allen (Upton and Hanley), Natalie McVey (West), John Raine (West), Chris Reed (Dyson Perrins) and Julie Wood (Dyson Perrins).

The meeting will be held at 7pm at County Hall in Worcester.

Last week, a group of environmental campaigners from Malvern journeyed to Bristol to take part in a nationwide campaign by Extinction Rebellion.

The group closed roads and displayed signs warning of the dangers posed by man-made climate change.

A move to declare a climate emergency would follow Worcester City Council, who made the announcement last week.

At the meeting of Worcester City Council, Green councillor Marjory Bisset said that the council could make the city’s air cleaner by deterring diesel and petrol cars and by making existing homes as energy efficient as possible, pushing for new homes to be carbon neutral as well as improving cycle and walking routes.


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