ST CHAD’S Church Lounge in Handforth is the venue next Tuesday, January 21, at 7pm, for a public meeting about the climate emergency.

The meeting has been organised by resident Andrew Backhouse for people from Handforth to inspire each other and hear what has been done, what may be planned, and for people take more action.

It is hoped the groups already taking action will be able to liaise better.

Andrew said: “Governments around the world have declared a climate emergency, and Cheshire East and smaller local councils have done the same.

“Our government has said it wants to hugely reduce our carbon footprint. Each body is trying to take steps to reduce our carbon impact, but nothing can happen without wider participation.

“What would you like to see being done locally about the climate emergency across the world?

“If we do not substantially reduce our carbon footprint we will see more than Australia wildfires and Pacific islands flooding, so what can we do for future generations?

Reverend Steve Burmester, vicar of St Chad’s, said: “Climate change and caring for our environment are extremely important, and urgent areas for our attention in these days.

“We are delighted to host this emergency public meeting at St Chad’s. Please do support it and come along.”