There is an urgent call for more hands to help remove an invasive weed from the banks of the Wharfe and its tributaries.
A start has been made but there’s lots more to do, and it’s urgent before the flowers set seed. All hands are welcome on Monday evenings 5, 12, 19 and 26 July, 18.45 for 19.00. Likely meeting point Ilkley Old Bridge but check with Steve Peel at email@example.com or the Action Group Meetings on this page below.
You need to wear gloves, long sleeves and long trousers.
Prof Tim Benton is a major figure in the Climate Action movement. He is a fellow of the Chatham House International Affairs think tank and lives in Wharfedale. He has worked with UK governments, the EU and G20. He has been a global agenda steward of the World Economic Forum and is an author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Food, Land and Climate(2019), and the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment.
Most recently he was involved in hosting John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, for his major speech at Kew Gardens.
We have arranged this talk in conjunction with the U3A’s Environment Forum. We have booked the large hall at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley for this event and we hope that, by then, the great majority of people will be comfortable with this. Our alternative will be to hold the meeting on Zoom. We will decide this by mid-September.
What’s on – Action group Meetings. All meetings are via Zoom
World Car-Free day is 22nd September. The planned Grove Closure is subject to Bradford Council approval.
We think the event on 19th should involve input from right across CAI – it will be a chance to promote all our activities and campaigns to fellow townspeople. It should also be a great day!
(a) volunteers to help with advance planning and organising;
(b) volunteers to be marshals on the day itself;
(c) a volunteer to be official event organiser for the purposes of the application to Bradford Council. NB This does not entail actually doing all the organisation! – but it does need to be someone who could commit to being at the event on 19th and would be prepared to take formal responsibility on the day.Without sufficient volunteers, of course, we can’t go ahead. Please consider whether you could put yourself forward for one of these roles. Thank you!
You can demonstrate your support for Climate Action in Ilkley by becoming a member. It’s only £10 a year, or £5 for those in full-time education. Or if you are Unwaged or cannot afford this you are welcome to join for no charge.
If you join now your membership lasts till the end of March 2022.