**Help Worcestershire County Council to declare a Climate Emergency on the 16th May!**
County Councillor Matthew Jenkins has announced that he is putting a motion to a Full County Council meeting on 16th May that the County Council declare a Climate Emergency. Several Transition Towns Groups in Worcestershire, including Transition Worcester, are in support of this motion.
There are a number of ways that members of Transition Towns and other sympathetic groups can help get this motion through:
1. Spreading the word to other groups in your area with similar aims/interests (FOE, W.I.s, University Student groups, and any other local sympathetic groups,) to ask them to join with us in supporting the following actions.
2. Encouraging all our members and contacts to contact County Councillors from their own ward and also to specifically contact Tony Miller (Cabinet Member for the Environment) TMiller2@worcestershire.gov.uk and Simon Geraghty (Leader of the Council) SGeraghty@worcestershire.gov.uk to persuade them to direct their Party members to support the motion.
3. Persuade as many people as possible to join us outside County Hall from 8.30 a.m on Thursday 16th May for good humoured, peaceful but attention grabbing demonstrations. Fancy dress, Samba bands, aerial photos taken by drones… All suggestions gratefully received.
4. Start promoting on social media, alert your local press etc.
For more information about similar efforts elsewhere, see: