Come along to a FREE and open meeting to discover the positive things that can be done to make life more comfortable when temperatures soar.

Heatwaves are increasing in frequency and severity. Last year, Petersfield experienced extremely hot conditions in July and August. This was welcome for some but uncomfortable or even dangerous for others, such as the elderly or those in poor health. Hot weather puts a strain on our infrastructure, health services and greenspaces, including the likelihood of hosepipe and BBQ bans, melting tarmac and the risk of wildfires.

Petersfield Society (the town’s civic society) and PeCAN (Petersfield Climate Action Network) are joining forces to present an opportunity for residents to hear from experts in public health and the built and natural environment at a public forum on 22nd June.

The purpose of the meeting is to share practical ways in which we can prepare our homes, gardens and local environment for the hotter weather that we can now expect. There will be ample time for questions and discussion as well as information about sources of help.

The OPEN FORUM will take place on June 22nd at 7pm at St. Peter’s Hall, St. Peter’s Road, Petersfield, GU32 3HX

The meeting is free for anyone to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Forum speakers:

Andy Moffat – Trustee of Petersfield Society, Convenor of Green Infrastructure Group

Farihah Choudhury – Senior Public Health Practitioner, Hampshire County Council

Peter Moss – Trustee of PeCAN, Project Leader for Petersfield SuperHomes

Melanie Oxley – Trustee of PeCAN, Project Leader for Engaging with Nature Recovery