This was a well-attended meeting, with both new people and people who had been to our meetings before.
The intention of the meeting was to collect citizen opinions on the way to
- arouse interest in the town councillors on the topic of Sutton being a town devoted to sustainability
- discover the priority topics to raise with Andrew Mitchell MP at a meeting fixed with him on Nov 18th.
He had been invited to the public meeting, because it was being held in the week of action called by Christian Aid and the Climate Coalition; however he did not have a space in his diary.
The meeting split into discussion groups on such topic areas as: town planning, communication & education, an ideas powerhouse, transport & air quality, the contribution of technology and the local economy.
There was a lot of support for encouraging the use of electric cars, the provision of charging points in the town and promotion of charging-point manufacture in the West Mids. This chimed in with the wish to improve air quality in our roads; and to conduct a research project to measure local air quality; and then pass the data on to the city’s working party.
Eco Sutton – for a Greener Future