Council take to the streets to tackle climate change

Roadshows are happening across the borough this week for people to share their thoughts about how they and the council can work together to tackle climate change.

The 'Your Borough, Your Future' survey launched last week asking for residents’ views on what they think the council should be doing and what they, as individuals, would consider doing to prepare for the challenges faced today and into the future.

This week roadshows will be at the following places across the borough for people to find out more and complete the survey. There will also be a hot composter on display along with a range of bins that are currently used at each location. These are:

• Tuesday 25th at Asda car park in Sedgley (9:00pm – 12:00pm) and Green Park, Dudley (1:30pm – 4:30pm)
• Wednesday 26th at Huntingtree Park, Halesowen (9:00am – 12:00pm) and King George V Park, Wordsley (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
• Thursday 27th at Netherton Park (9:00am – 12:00pm) and Stevens Park, Quarry Bank (1:30pm – 4:30pm)
• Friday 28th at Stevens Park, Wollescote (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Further roadshows are planned for Dudley Market Place and Churchill Centre on Monday 7th November; Asda in Brierley Hill on Tuesday 8th November; Crown Square and the Ryemarket in Stourbridge on Wednesday 9th November; Somers Square and Cornbow shopping centre in Halesowen on Thursday 10th November, running between 9:00am and 4:30pm on each date.

A final date will see the roadshow visit the Merry Hill Centre on Friday 11th, inside and outside by M&S and Argos. Confirmed times will be made available at

The survey explores people’s views on their priorities and where they feel changes can be made to council services to reduce the carbon impact, such as improving recycling services in a cost-effective way, reducing the amount of waste that goes into the incinerator and exploring the use of alternative fuels for vehicles.

It also asks what changes to daily life residents are willing to make. Councillor Rob Clinton, cabinet member responsible for climate change, said:

"I hope people will come along to one of our roadshows to find out more and take part in the survey. We want to find out and understand what’s working for residents now and how we can make changes for the future.

"Please do get involved. The climate is changing and so must we."

The survey runs until November 18th and responses will provide valuable insight and help shape the council’s climate action plan. It can be completed online at

Paper copies of the survey will be available on request in libraries across the borough. People are to return the paper copies to the library and they will be collected.

Parents and carers can help their local primary school win a hot composter by taking part in the survey. When completing it, when asked, name the school and the primary school which completes the most surveys will win the hot composter.


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