I was elected to be parish councillor in May 2019. To everyone who voted for me, thank you. To Chris Everidge, our outgoing parish councillor, a huge thank you for your wonderful and tireless work for the parish for many years.
I stood as the Green Party candidate. In these parts, it’s highly unusual to stand for a political party and I chose to do so for a reason. I am deeply, deeply concerned about the climate and environmental emergency that we all face. (Here’s what I wrote in my election statement.)
It’s obviously a job for national government and international bodies to put legislation and regulations in place to help to limit the impact we are having on the climate and the damage we are doing to the environment. And it’s obviously a job for Dorset Council to introduce local initiatives, incentives and schemes to help to educate everyone in the area and encourage us to live and work in more sustainable and less damaging ways.
So what can we do at a parish level? Apparently not very much. But just maybe…
Let’s start by acknowledging that there is a worldwide climate and environment emergency.
More to follow on this. Thanks for reading
I'm Andrew Carey, the elected Parish Councillor for Stanton St Gabriel. I've lived in the parish since 1987. Thank you for visiting.