At the Town Council meeting in June Matlock Town Council declared a climate and ecological emergency. There was unanimous support for the motion proposed by Councillor Matt Buckler. The motion is seeking to put in place local actions that can make a difference.
Cllr Buckler said,
“We’ve heard some fantastic examples of things that people have done, but we need everyone to be doing it. To help this we need all of our tiers of government to take action where they can and help those within our communities to do the same. We will work with the District and County Councils, and learn from other good examples from around the country to ensure Matlock is an environmental beacon, as we work towards being a zero carbon town by 2030.”
Are you concerned about Climate Change? Do you want to find out more about what is being done locally? Have you got ideas to share or questions to ask?
On Saturday 14th September the Council are holding a special event, an opportunity to understand the environmental challenges ahead, what you can do to help resolve them day to day and share ideas on the most pressing and important issue of our time.
10am – 2pm
Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, DE4 3NL
Get tickets on the door or book via Eventbrite or Facebook
Jonathan Jenkin, Managing Director at Planning & Design who are exhibiting at the event
“Climate change is going to affect everyone and as architects and planners we are in a good position to use our professional skills and experience to design buildings in locations which will be more robust in facing the challenges of climate change. This means building in locations where there is good public transport where workers or residents can walk to services and facilities without using a car, in buildings which can better cope with climate change because they are highly insulated and are warm in winter and cool in summer, generate energy through solar power, having heating systems which do not use gas, oil or burn coal or wood and use very little energy. It is also important that the building of the future looks good and stay looking good with the minimum of maintenance. Future buildings also will have high levels of natural daylight and can enhance biodiversity by accommodating protected species within the building fabric and providing opportunities for a wide variety of plants and animals to thrive”.