Witney Town Council issues call to arms with Climate Emergency Public Meeting

Witney Town Council declared a Climate Emergency at the Council meeting on 26th June. Keen to address this enormous challenge, they have now issued a call to arms by inviting residents to a public meeting at the Corn Exchange on the afternoon of Sunday 28th July.

Residents wanting to help Witney find real solutions to combat our climate emergency will be recruited at the meeting to join a working party. This working party will report back to the Full Council with proposals and recommendations.

Witney Town Council is committed to ensuring that the town does everything possible to become carbon neutral and to ensure a cleaner and better future for its residents.


The meeting will be chaired by the Leader of Witney Town Council, Cllr Rosa Bolger who stresses that the meeting is open to everyone;

“Our climate emergency is the most pressing issue we will face in our lifetime, it’s critical that all levels of council show real ambition in working to tackle this disaster. This public meeting is just the first step in our commitment to actively involve the public, consult with experts and create a plan that uses the powers of the council to work for real solutions. We must think global and act local.”

The meeting will feature some key speakers and experts and encourage questions and suggestions from those attending.  Ideas gathered at the meeting will be used to inform the working party and ultimately shape and form policy.

The audience can expect to hear from the following:

  • Oxford City Council
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Extinction Rebellion and others

Anyone who wishes to volunteer but cannot make the meeting can register their interest by emailing: info@witney-tc.gov.uk.