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Thermal Cameras for Warmer Homes - Free Training! 


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If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then come join Climate Action Frodsham’s free thermal camera training session! 


In this practical, hands-on session we’ll show you how easy modern thermal cameras are to use, as well as give you some tips on how to interpret what they show you in your own home. We’ll also discuss measures you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency, as well as how to rent the council’s thermal cameras for yourself.


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Politicians, Warmer Homes and Renewables


We had a good turn our for our event with local politicians, despite the wet weather. Thanks to the politicians that joined us and to everyone that came along. There were some interesting questions asked and lots of discussions generated.



Chris Copeman, Green Party Councillor for Helsby opened with a short talk about the climate emergency and a summary of what we need to do to stop climate change, including:


Mike Amesbury MP revealed that people contact him more about environmental and animal welfare concerns than any other topic. He noted that in the last 6 years, there have been two unprecedented floods in Northwich, the biggest town in the constituency, and that we are already seeing the effects of the climate emergency locally.


Mike Amesbury talked about the Labour Party green prosperity plans and plans to create GB Energy (see links below). He also talked about local projects including the proposed solar farm and Mersey tidal (see links below).


Lucy Sumner (Labour) Frodsham Town Councillor and CWAC Councillor, talked about what could be achieved locally. For example, ideas around active transport. Frodsham Town Council have also been involved in the community orchards from the outset and continue to play an active role in managing them.


At county level, CWAC have a climate taskforce which has regular meetings that are open to the public (see links below). The three councillors were keen to emphasise that they work closely together on climate related issues, particularly as there is often cross-party consensus.


Mike Garvey talked about improving services that are already available such as the itravel on demand bus service and the need for local climate resilience action plans, for example, in the case of flooding.


All of the politicians were keen to be contacted about climate and environmental issues. Issues raised by members of the public carry more weight and can also increase the knowledge of the politicians themselves in certain areas.


Contact details for our local politicians:

Mike Amesbury MP https://www.mikeamesbury.org/contact-me

Councillor Chris Copeman https://cmttpublic.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=19725

Councillor Mike Garvey https://cmttpublic.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=19720

Councillor Lucy Sumner https://cmttpublic.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=19721


Links:

Chris Copeman talked about carbon negative wood fibre insulation board. Find out more here: https://www.backtoearth.co.uk/products/wood-fibre-insulation/


Mike Amesbury talked about the Labour Party's Green Prosperity plan and GB Energy:

https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Mission-Climate.pdf


https://labour.org.uk/updates/stories/labours-plan-for-gb-energy/


Projects discussed:

Frodsham Solar https://www.frodshamsolar.co.uk/

Mersey Tidal https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/its-time-for-tidal

Protos Energy from Waste Facility https://www.protos.co.uk/destination/

itravel on demand bus service https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/transport-and-roads/public-transport/itravel-connecting-people-and-places


CWAC climate taskforce open meeting (next one January 2024) will be published here. https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-and-committees/the-climate-emergency