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Sustainability on the agenda for Ellesmere LJC

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Carbon reduction and adapting to climate change will be top of the agenda at next month’s (Thursday 10 November 2011) Ellesmere Local Joint Committee (LJC).

The meeting, to be held at Welsh Frankton Village Hall at 7pm, will give residents a chance to discuss the issues which affect them and learn more about the area in which they live. The agenda for each meeting is set in accordance with issues raised at previous meetings.

Rachel Strivens, Shropshire Council’s sustainability manager, will be giving a presentation about carbon reduction and adapting to climate change.  There will also be a presentation from Mark Pembleton, the council’s service manager for business and enterprise, outlining the future of broadband in Shropshire.

Councillor Steve Davenport, Chairman of Ellesmere LJC, said:

”We have booked the guest speakers in response to issues raised by the public.  During the meeting the committee members will be splitting into groups to allow roundtable discussions on any issues the public wish to raise, and also take questions and concerns that may take longer to investigate.  It is really rewarding to be able to hear about the good work taking place in the community and help them identify how we can all work together.”

The committee will be looking at eight applications from organisations that service the area, totaling £9,490.  Any remaining budget will be carried forward for distribution at the next meeting, which will take place in March 2012.

Organisations seeking funding or advice are encouraged to attend the meeting in order to position their future needs to members of the committee.

Ellesmere LJC covers people living in Welshampton and Lyneal, Ellesmere town, Cockshutt -Cum-Petton and Ellesmere Rural Parish.

For information and support completing grant applications please contact Julie Ruler on 01691 677301 or email julie.ruler@shropshire.gov.uk .  Application forms can be downloaded from www.shropshireljcs.com