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, Alton experienced extremely hot conditions in July and August, and this year June saw temperature records smashed globally. 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 with ACAN (Alton Climate Action Network) to present an opportunity for residents to hear from experts in public health and the built and natural environment at a public forum on 7th September.
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 September 7th starting 7.30pm at Alton Community Centre, GU34 1HN.
The meeting is free for anyone to attend. Refreshments will be provided and the bar will open at 7pm.
Andy Moffat – Trustee of Petersfield Society, Convenor of Green Infrastructure Group
Peter Moss – Trustee of PeCAN, Project Leader for Petersfield SuperHomes
Melanie Oxley – Trustee of PeCAN, Project Leader for Engaging with Nature Recovery
Jenny Griffiths – Trustee of ACAN, former Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health