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Have your say on Sefton’s Climate Change Strategy with drop-in sessions

Sefton Council has launched a public consultation to collect views on how we can tackle climate change together.

Feedback from the consultation will be reported to councillors (people who make decisions) and be used to produce a Climate Change Community Engagement Plan. This will set out how the Council will engage with the community over the next phase of the climate change action plan. We will also put a summary of the results on the consultation hub called Your Sefton Your Say.

Hands holding small replica of EarthIn July 2019 Sefton Council declared a Climate Emergency. It was then agreed that the Council resolves to reduce operational emissions to net zero by 2030. This new consultation will enable the Council to understand better the needs of Sefton residents, business owners, organisations and investors, as it makes further decisions on tackling climate change.

As well as the online consultation, there will be in-person drop-in sessions in September where residents can give their views. These are taking place at

  • Waterloo Community Centre, 16 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD

Wednesday 14th September 11am till 1pm

  • Bootle Library, 220 Stanley Road, L20 3EN

Monday 12th September 1pm till 3pm

Thursday 22nd September 11am till 1pm

  • The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

Thursday 15th September 1pm till 3pm

Wednesday 21st September 11am till 1pm

Cllr LappinCllr Paulette Lappin, Chair of Member Reference Group on Climate Emergency said “Climate change affects everyone, and we are already seeing the impacts on our beautiful borough. It is vital to hear the views of the public so we can work together to reduce our carbon emissions. This consultation is for everyone, and can help define our future.”

The Council is encouraging those living or working in Sefton, as well as business owners, organisations, entrepreneurs, and investors to share their views by completing the online survey at yourseftonyoursay.gov.uk

People are asked to read a copy of the Council’s Climate Change Emergency Plan summary at Climate Change Strategy Consultation (sefton.gov.uk) before taking part in the consultation in Sefton.

The consultation is now open and will run until Friday 30th September 2022.