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To mark the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April 2021, there will be a national one minute silence at 15:00 on Saturday 17th April. To pay our respects to His Royal Highness, this silence will be observed in all UK government buildings, and therefore the Climate Change Workshop due to be held on Saturday will be postponed to a later date.



Newbury Town Council will be hosting its third Climate Change Workshop on Saturday 17 April 2021. The workshop will be held via ZOOM and open at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start.

The Workshop will have a number of guest speakers including Susan Millington and Tony Hammond who are involved with the local ‘Lockdown Wood’ scheme. Their aim is to dedicate an entire wood to the memory of the difficult and painful period of the coronavirus pandemic by planting saplings in local areas. Goldwell Park and Barn Crescent have already been planted.

Lauretta Wright will be introducing the ‘Heat the Home Counties’ organisation (https://www.heatthehomecounties.org.uk) who can help with energy efficient grant funding for resident’s energy efficiency and savings.

Terena Plowright will be talking about the Greening Campaign http://www.greening-campaign.org/ and how you can get involved.

Cllr Chris Foster, Chair of the Town Council’s Climate Change Working Group said, “At the workshop we will also provide an update on ongoing efforts to further reduce our carbon footprint, including energy efficiency upgrades in the Town Hall and plans to incorporate more ‘indirect’ emissions – such as those produced by contractors – in our carbon footprint assessment”.

To join in the workshop, follow the link:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 958 9112 5288
Passcode: 424818