Here you will find all the latest media releases and news updates from Kendal Citizens’ Jury.

NEWS: View Professor Rebecca Willis’ Presentation on effecting change

Professor Rebecca Willis speaks on making change happen The forth session of Kendal's Climate Change Citizens Jury took place on Thursday 13th July. Guest commentator was Rebecca Willis, a Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre where she holds a Fellowship in energy and climate governance, an Expert Lead for Climate Assembly UK and author of [...]

Kendal Citizens’ Jury to hear from Professor Rebecca Willis

Kendal Citizens' Jury Set to hear from Professor Rebecca Willis The jury will meet for the forth time tomorrow evening (Thursday 13th August) where they will hear from Professor Rebecca Willis to gain an understanding of what options exist in trying to effect change. Rebecca Willis is a Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre, [...]
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NEWS: Jurors hear from Carbon Footprint expert Mike Berners Lee

Jurors hear from Carbon Footprint expert Mike Berners Lee Kendal's Climate Change Citizens Jury met for their third session on Thursday 30th of July. Jurors heard from Mike Berners Lee, founder of Small World Consulting, Lancaster University Professor and author of several Climate Change books including: How Bad Are Bananas? There is no planet B [...]

BLOG: SLDC Leader Giles Archibald

'Global warming is an extremely serious problem. We know that the average ground temperature has already  risen by over 1°C since the 1870s and is continuing to increase. As the jury will no doubt have learned, the sea levels are rising, the coral reef is dying, disease is spreading, weather systems are becoming more intense [...]

NEWS: Mark Cropper talks on how he supports Kendal Citizens’ Jury

  In an interview with fellow Citizens' Jury Oversight Group member, Jemima Longcake, Mark Cropper, CEO of James Cropper PLC  and Chair of Kendal Futures, shares why he supports Kendal's Citizens Jury as a pathway to change and how he will support the recommendations of the Jury. Watch the interview here. For all the latest [...]
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NEWS: Kendal Citizens’ Jury hears from Chris Stark, Chief Exec UK Committee on Climate Change

Kendal’s Climate Change Citizens’ Jury hears from Chris Stark, Chief Exec of UK Committee on Climate Change Session two of Kendal Citizen's Jury took place on the 16th July, when the 20 jury members received an introduction to climate change from Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK committee on Climate Change (CCC). CCC is [...]

BLOG: Why a Citizens’ Jury? The story so far

BLOG: Why a Citizens' Jury? The story so far Posted by: Councillors Chris Rowley and Jon Owen In April 2019, Kendal Town Council declared climate emergency and set up a working group to explore the most effective ways to respond. The group met a number of times in 2019, looking at a range of options. [...]

NEWS: Kendal’s climate change Citizens’ Jury gets under way

Kendal’s climate change Citizens’ Jury gets under way Members of Kendal Climate Change Citizens’ Jury have now been agreed following a four-week recruitment drive with 4,000 letters sent to randomly selected addresses across Kendal and 250 replies received. The twenty strong Jury has been chosen to reflect the diversity of Kendal’s population in terms of [...]

NEWS: Kendal’s climate change Citizens’ Jury needs you

Kendal’s climate change Citizens’ Jury needs you An exciting opportunity for residents of Kendal is landing on doorsteps this week. Kendal’s Climate Change Citizens’ Jury is being launched this summer and work is now underway to recruit local residents to join this important and influential group. 4000 recruitment letters have been sent to randomly selected [...]

NEWS: Crowdfunder campaign gathers momentum

Crowdfunder campaign gathers momentum Kendal Town Council's crowdfunder for a Citizen’s Jury has already raised over 60% of funds needed with 115 supporters and just 14 days left. There are 47 comments from contributors, indicating a real belief in this process as a way of community engagement in our future. All these comments will be [...]