Past events

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Sedgemoor District Council

Sedgemoor hosted a number of events for their climate champions

Environment Champions Launch event 2021

Environment Champion Autumn event 2021

  • Our environment champions heard from Neil who has been wildflower planting in Cannington and the public’s response. Andrea and Richard from The Berrow conservation group spoke about their community engagement and conservation work and about finally horse-logging that took place in Stowey Wood.
COP26: What does it mean for Sedgemoor

This event was held in partnership with Burnham & Weston Energy and the University of Exeter addressing the outcomes of COP26.

Through an engaging panel of experts, campaigners and policymakers, the event steered participants through the main conclusions of COP26, what gaps need filling and what opportunities exist on a local level to accelerate our progress towards our carbon neutral ambition.

Three breakout rooms covered the topics of local funding for climate projects, climate adaptation and opportunities for businesses. Within these smaller discussions there were valuable contributions from all attendees; the University of Exeter was able to draw out these key emerging themes:

  • We have the potential in this area to be leaders of climate action
  • To be successful, we need a route map and to decipher how we all, given the diverse networks involved and affected, work together
  • Local responsibility for meeting climate objectives lies with everyone in terms of what we do and choosing who we work with including suppliers and partners
  • Clear, sensitive, communication is needed to increase understanding and enable change
  • There is value in those already taking action
Environment Champions Spring event 2022

Joined by Nigel Cox, horticultural lecturer at Bridgwater College, for a talk on Sedgemoor’s wonderful wetlands. We also heard about Sedgemoor District Council’s No Mow May initiative at Apex Park, and Environment Champions spoke about the exciting projects they have been involved with so far this year

Environment Champions Summer Event 2022

Our champions were presented with a run-down of the new Community Adaptation Toolkit for community spaces, which helps parishes and communities adapt their buildings to the impacts of climate change. Sedgemoor District Council’s Ecologist Pete Grainger updated on the successes of No Mow May at Apex Park, and how this impacted wildlife in Sedgemoor. We previewed an exciting new climate change video from Sedgemoor District Council, which will help residents to better understand the topic and inform them about what we’re doing as a council. Finally, we discussed how Sedgemoor District Council can help communities who want to organise their own litter picks and beach cleans during the Great British Beach Clean.

South Somerset District Council

South Somerset held a number of events with more information on each below

Last reviewed: April 4, 2023 by Sophie

Next review due: October 4, 2023

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