Give Norwich your views on climate change
Tara GreavesA final call to take part in a climate change survey which looks at how Norwich should work towards cutting carbon emissions and adapting to the challenge in the next few years is being made.Tara Greaves
A final call to take part in a climate change survey which looks at how Norwich should work towards cutting carbon emissions and adapting to the challenge in the next few years is being made.
The closing date for responses to the survey is Friday and while many people have already taken part there is still time to have a say.
Organised by the Norwich Independent Commission on Climate Change, which features key local figures, the survey is aimed at getting the views of local people on the possible impacts of climate change and how the city council and other organisations might better prepare for a more sustainable future.
A spokesperson for the city council said: 'The commission has had some great responses to the consultation so far, but we are always keen to hear from more people.
'This is a real opportunity for everyone to tell us how they think the city could improve to combat the effects, as well as taking advantage of the opportunities, arising from climate change.
'Feedback from the consultation will help to shape the city council's services in the future, so it is really important for people from all walks of life to get involved in it and let the commission know their thoughts.
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'There are a few days left for people to respond, so we are encouraging everyone to have their say - businesses, families, schools - we want to hear from you all.'
One person who has already taken part is 25-year-old Nick Bearman, a Phd student at the University of East Anglia who was keen to comment on the issues of rented housing and public transport.
'The main reason for taking part was to try and get my views across about what I think could be improved,' said Mr Bearman, of Amderley Drive, Eaton.
'I rent a home and I was keen to get insulation put in the loft as there was only a tiny amount but I had quite a battle to get it done and I think, whether renting from the council or a private landlord, it should be easier to get it installed.'
To have your say log on to www.norwich.gov.uk click on the A-Z of services select E and then eco issues followed by NICCC to find the survey link on the bottom. A limited number of paper copies are also available via Megan Davies on 01603 212237.
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