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Zero Carbon Kington & The Great Collaboration The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report in 2018 drew attention to the critical extent of global warming and prompted worldwide action amongst active groups. Extinction Rebellion (XR) and student strike demonstrations have driven a new wave of awareness and concern. On 4 March 2019 Kington Town Council declared a Climate Emergency and within a week Hereford Council also declared. Since then over a hundred more Councils across the UK have followed and so has our UK Parliament along with Councils and governments in countries all around the world. The Zero Carbon Kington (ZCK) working group has been formed to take forward our Council’s noble aspiration into practical actions. 5 members of Kington Town Council’s Environment Committee are working with Kington Local Energy and Environment Network (KLEEN) and Kington XR to clarify what the most effective ideas might be. By the time you read this we will have held the first Great Collaboration event in Kington (29 July) providing education on climate change and reduction approaches for all Councillors, including those from our neighbouring Parishes. Led by The Herefordshire Green Network (HGN) this workshop will be run with the other Market Towns and the County Council. The aim is to help understand the implications of climate change, potential methods to restrict CO2 emissions and reduce our Carbon Footprints.

What Can You Do? Put your money where your mouth is! One really effective action you can take right now is to switch to a truly renewable energy supplier such as Ecotricity or Good Energy. These Green energy companies invest our money in wind and solar generation. We may not have our own wind turbines for Kington but this is the next best thing!

Huntington Events Friday 11th October at 7.30 Restoring Our Rivers By Any Means Necessary! Talk by Kate Speke-Adams, St Thomas à Becket Church. Kate’s talk will explain the broad range of work undertaken by the Wye & Usk Foundation and describe how the Foundation seeks to address specific pressures on our rivers: access to spawning grounds for migratory fish, habitat conditions including gravel supplies for fish spawning, bankside protection, eradication of non-native invasive species, water quality including the impact of pesticides on drinking water supplies & phosphate levels causing eutrophication and water quantity, both high and low flows and the implication for residents of the river and the county. To buy tickets: www.huntingtonchurch.co.uk/products

Saturday 13 October New Radnor Music Presents: From Bach to Buenos Aires Adam Khan: guitar; Julian Rowlands: bandoneon. The Khan Rowlands duo perform music ranging from the renaissance and baroque to contemporary compositions by English, Welsh and Latin American composers, as well as the major works for duo of the great Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola and other tango classics. New Radnor Community Hall, Hall Lane, New Radnor LD8 2SW. Tickets £12 (under 14s £3). 01544 350268/231732 www.newradnor.net

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 August Kington Vintage Club We are looking for volunteers to help out with car parking on this years' Show days. Please email kingtonvintage@yahoo.co.uk if you are able to help. Page 15

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Kington Chronicle Autumn 2019  

Local news publication for Kington, Herefordshire. Published quarterly at the beginning of February, May, August and November. Contact newsh...

Kington Chronicle Autumn 2019  

Local news publication for Kington, Herefordshire. Published quarterly at the beginning of February, May, August and November. Contact newsh...

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