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A community campaigning group is set to congregate to greet newly elected and re-elected councillors to their first full council meeting this week.

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A community campaigning group is set to congregate to greet newly elected and re-elected councillors to their first full council meeting this week.

The meeting is set to take place outside Moorlands House, off Stockwell Street in Leek tomorrow (Thursday, May 16) between 5.30pm and 6.30pm – ahead of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s Full Council meeting.

The Staffordshire Moorlands Climate Action Community, who are a group of people from the area who “care about the planet and climate control” are carrying out tomorrow’s meeting in order to: “encourage the SMDC to recognise that, as climate chaos is a very real and urgent concern, we are asking the council to sign up to the Climate Emergency Declaration, which aims to create a zero carbon economy with ambition and speed, following through with policies that meet this target.”

Mike Jones, acting co-chair of the group, said: “The petition, originally set up by Staffs Moorlands Green Party and now a cross-party initiative, has had a very positive response, as evidenced by the enthusiastic support from the public at our various signup events in the district.

“This reflects the increasing concern everywhere about climate change and the impact on our world.

“We expect a large turnout on May 16, and we will be continuing to collect signatures at street stalls across towns and villages of the Moorlands over the coming weeks and months.”
Anyone wishing to sign the petition can do so at
www.gopetition.com/petitions/climate-emergency.html.

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