20 November 2020
We held our AGM on Thursday 12th November and this was followed by the above session. We have three Green Councillors:
This was an open session where members and supporters had the opportunity to meet and talk with Councillors about key issues within North Somerset.
The Councillors' review included the following issues:
This session can be viewed now on our You Tube channel
‘I do appreciate how overwhelming this can feel. We have already declared a climate emergency, we are living through a global pandemic. It can feel like there are emergencies and problems all around. But we have to recognise these problems and how they are connected to each other before we can work as a council, as a community and build a better world for our residents’.
Cllr Stuart McQuillan (Council debate 10th November 2020)
On 10th November a motion was passed at North Somerset Council (NSC). The motion was proposed by Cllr Payne and seconded by Cllr Stuart McQuillan, our Green Councillor for Long Ashton. He worked closely Cllr Payne and submitted amendments to the original motion.
This motion recognised:
The motion was passed. Thus NSC has formally declared an ecological emergency.
NSC has already declared a climate emergency, and Cllr Bridget Petty (Green Councillor for Backwell and Executive Member for Climate Emergency and Environment) said the two go hand in hand:
“We can’t build policies that respond to the climate emergency without recognising the emergency that we’re seeing in nature.”
The full motion can be found here.
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