Are you interested in joining a team of volunteers hosting an event on
Saturday 15th February 2020 at Shape Mendip in Shepton Mallet?
We have been commissioned by the councils in Somerset to host a series of events to give residents the chance to have their say about the Councils’ proposed approach to addressing the climate emergency and what priority should be given to the various options for meeting the challenges ahead. This information will then contribute directly to developing the Climate Emergency Strategy for Somerset.
The necessary measures to address climate change will require both engagement and supportive action from us all. As a consequence the Councils recognise it is important that the public is aware of the proposals being developed and has the opportunity to give their opinions and to discover where they can help to make the necessary changes.

The events will be informal and welcoming to anyone who wishes to drop-in during the day. The volunteer roles will include meeting and greeting, answering questions, encouraging conversations and inviting contributions.

Our aim is to attract a team of volunteers with a gender balance, across the age range and with a diversity of other attributes. Because this is essentially a listening exercise, an in-depth knowledge is not necessary.

Though we expect all volunteers to have an interest in the subject, it is important that the host team is totally impartial. For this reason, everyone who wishes to make their views known on the day is encouraged to come along to the event as a participant, rather than apply to join the host team.

We are able to offer both whole day and half day time slots. Ideally, all volunteers would attend the pre event briefing at 9 am on 15th February. The event itself will run from 10am till 4pm. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. We are willing to reimburse travel expenses.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact: Stewart Crocker on:
01749 572924 / 07767776685 or email:

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