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Elmbridge FoE is a branch of FoE England, Wales and Northern Ireland (see https://friendsoftheearth.uk ). We campaign on all aspects of the environment, particularly plastics, and we now want to focus on the climate emergency.
Elmbridge is a borough of Surrey, SW of London. It includes Cobham, Esher, Molesey, Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge.
If you are interested in joining Elmbridge FoE, go to the Contact page and send a message.
ANNUAL CAMPAIGNING REPORT NOVEMBER 2021
We continued to meet via Zoom through the lockdown and then resumed meeting at the Ashley Park pub in Walton. Carnivals and fetes were cancelled due to Covid 19 which was a shame as we usually set up a campaigning stall at two of these. Despite that, we have been actively campaigning.
At the start of the year we wrote to Dominic Raab and a follow up to Lord Callanan about the failed Green Homes grant schesme. This was later shelved by the Government.
We responded to Elmbridge Borough Council's and Surrey County Council's Carbon Reduction Management Plans.
In May we sent a mailout to all EBC election candidates asking them to sign a green pledge. We received a few pledges (though none were elected) and 2 offers of assistance in the future from elected candidates.
In September we sent a mailout to all junior schools in Elmbridge and Kingston publicising the Big Gre4en Week and the We Are the Voice performance in October.
In October we supported the We Are The Voice children's environmental choir with their performance in Kingston Market Place and at COP26 in Glasgow. Lots of groups helped with advertising as did Brenda Pollack, SE Regiional Co-ordinator at FOE head office who arranged a mailout to all registered supporters in the local area. The newly re-formed Kingston FOE helped with advertising and we now have good links with them.
In November members attended the COP26 Climate March in London
Sing for the climate, 30 October 2021
Our local children's environmental choir, We are the Voice, have been chosen to sing at the COP26 talks in Glasgow in November. Before they set off on their journey, they will be performing in Kingston Market Place 2.00 - 2.40pm on Saturday 30 October. Please come along with your banners if you have them, and join in the anthem at the end. The idea is that our hopes and fears for the future of our planet will be carried to the decision makers in Glasgow via the children's voices.