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Climate and Ecological Emergency Advisory Group

In 2019 Chippenham Town Council declared a “Climate Change Emergency” and set up a Climate Emergency Advisory Group and following a declaration of an “Ecological Emergency” in 2021, the group became the Climate & Ecological Emergency Advisory Group (CEEAG). Membership of the advisory group consists of six Chippenham Town Council councillors and six members of the local community who have relevant skills and experience in the subject.

Chair: Councillor John Scragg, Mayor of Chippenham
Vice Chair: Councillor James Bradbury
Members: Councillor Liz Alstrom, Councillor Declan Baseley, Councillor James Bradbury, Councillor Clare Cape, Councillor Nick Murry, Councillor John Scragg, Nick Hodges,  Kerry Linde, Alex Lockton,  Karen Simpson

The advisory group meets every 6 weeks in the Town Hall to discuss, research and make recommendations to the Strategy & Resources Committee on matters where Chippenham Town Council can contribute towards tackling the climate emergency within its estate and help residents to understand how they can make positive changes in their homes and daily lives.

Climate Conversations

Climate & Ecological Emergency Advisory Group (CEEAG) have worked with volunteers from the local community have developed a programme of online events. They aim to address some of the day to day choices we all face, and the questions many of us have about what options are available to us to help address climate change.

The purpose of Climate Conversations series is to:
• Share easy to understand information on some common topics of interest including how we can address climate change in our homes and daily lives by drawing on the knowledge, skills and experiences that exist within our community.
• Provide a space for people to ask questions to the experts that most of us usually don’t have access to, and have their questions answered in a non-technical way that everyone can understand.

• Encourage conversation and sharing of experiences between people who have already made some changes in relation to heating their homes, or transport. In addition, showing people about changes they could make, so they feel more informed and enthusiastic to move forward.
• Signpost people to useful additional resources on the topics discussed.
• Make people aware of the wide range of activities taking place in Chippenham and surrounding areas surrounding ways to combat climate change, and how they can get involved.

Between June – October there have been six Climate Conversation events:

1. Home Energy Efficiency, how to save money and the planet
2. Which renewables would suit my home
3. Heat pumps and how they work in the home
4. Solar PV
5. Water conservation in the home
6. Transport for homeowners and getting to work