Councillor Kate Chappell, the Executive Member for the Environment of Manchester City Council, has written a detailed and encouraging reply to citizens who want to see more climate action in Manchester. In the letter (printed in full below) she commits to presenting quarterly progress reports on the Council’s own internal climate plan, to begin a blog of her own activities, and to encourage the Council’s 6 existing Scrutiny Committees to look at climate change issues. Specific other issues – around getting more for the Climate Change Action Plan she refers to the Manchester Climate “Steering Group”. The letter concludes – “I look forward to speaking to you soon, and to working with you, and with all the signatories to make progress on Climate Change in Manchester.”
The letter is in response to an Open Letter (see video below!) signed by a variety of people from around the city. Councillor Chappell’s reply has been broadly welcomed by signatories of the letter.
MCFly will respond to Councillor Chappell’s letter in detail soon. [Update: See here for that reply.] In the meantime, we’re very interested to hear what YOU think, whether you signed the letter or not! Please submit your comments!