Mayo County Council to host Climate Ready Mayo information evenings

Posted in Connect on May 31, 2019.

Mayo County Council’s Climate Action department this week launched their Public Consultation Process for it’s draft Climate Adaptation Strategy – Climate Ready Mayo.

The draft policy was launched in Bridge Street, Castlebar, on Wednesday, May 29, by Director of Services John Condon and Climate Action Officer Laura Dixon.

Speaking at the event John Condon spoke of the importance of Mayo County Council taking action on Climate Change; “We are looking for the public to make submissions to improve the draft plan we have put together. Ultimately it will be adopted by the council in September and that will comply with the national deadline set for us. A lot of work has gone in to preparing the document by the team – but it is a project everybody has to contribute to. Nobody acting on their own can solve this problem, we need to act together.”

The Draft Climate Adaptation Strategy sets out how Mayo County Council will lead the journey to a Climate Ready Mayo and work to reduce our exposure to climate risks and capture new opportunities. The Draft Strategy includes a range of actions across four operational themes; Critical Infrastructure & Buildings, Natural & Cultural Capital, Water Resources & Flood Management and Community Services.

The Mayo County Council Draft Climate Adaption Strategy, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report and Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report are available for inspection during normal office opening hours at the Municipal offices in Swinford, Ballina, Westport, Ballinrobe and Belmullet, at Aras an Chontae in Castlebar and all Mayo County Council Libraries until Wednesday, July 3, between the hours of 9:30am to 4.30 pm.

It can also be read online at where members of the public can also submit their ideas before the closing date on July 3.

A number of information evenings will also be taking place across the county where members of the public can ask questions and give their observations.

These information sessions take place in Cúram, Dalton St, Claremorris and the Ballina Family Resource Centre on Thursday, June 6. On Tuesday, June 11, in Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet. The Regional Training Centre, The Mall, Castlebar on Wednesday, June 12 and Westport Town Hall on Thursday, June 13. All information sessions take place between 7 – 8pm.

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