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Matthews urges Wicklow residents to make climate plan submission

Green Party Deputy Steven Matthews is urging people to make a submission on Wicklow County Council’s Climate Action Plan and advises that there is still time to attend one of the public consultation drop-in clinics taking place in libraries around the county.

Deputy Matthews said, “During my time as a Wicklow County councillor I proposed a Climate committee and we declared a climate emergency, the first local authority in the county to do so. Now, Wicklow County Council is preparing their draft Climate Action Plan, to facilitate the transition of Wicklow County Council’s services and operations to a low carbon future. To do this, the council must promote best practice in climate action at local level.

“You don’t have to be an expert on climate to make a submission. It doesn’t need to be long and doesn’t have to read like an academic document. I’d advise people to take a look through the draft plan, available online, at Wicklow County Council buildings or at libraries, and submit their thoughts on relevant areas.

Deputy Matthews attended the public consultation clinic in Bray Library and said it is worthwhile to attend if you are interested in making a submission.

Further clinics will tale place in Wicklow Library on October 24th on and in Greystones Library on November 7th. The Climate Action team will be on hand to assist you in answering your questions and making a submission. You have until November 15th to make a submission and can do so online or by post.



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