On 9th October children from the village school came to a meeting of the Lytchett Matravers Parish Council and delivered a petition they had organised which said:
“We ask that Lytchett Matravers Parish Council declare a Climate Emergency to ensure that Climate Change is at the centre of all decisions made by them for the village.”
On receiving this petition, Councillor Carswell proposed a motion that the Parish Council should declare a Climate Emergency. The Parish Council approved the motion with a unanimous vote. On 13th November, the Parish Council passed a further motion to include the statement from the petition at the top of its meeting agendas.
We have written this article because we firmly believe that this was the right thing to do, and that the word “Emergency” is the right word.Lytchett Link Article on Climate Change 2019 final