Harborough Climate Action is proud to be a supporter of this campaign being led by Friends of the Earth. Our local campaign will be focussed on getting better support for the potentially thousands of residents across Harborough facing fuel poverty this winter and beyond.
As part of the campaign we have, in conjunction with our colleagues at Climate Action Leicester and Leicestershire, set up a petition for people across the county to sign to show their support for this campaign. In due course we will be passing the petition on to our Leicestershire MPs, including the MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, Neil O'Brien. It is really important that they understand how strongly their constituents feel about this issue, so that they can put pressure on their government colleagues to introduce polices that will actually make a difference. Please take just a few minutes to sign the petition.
And don't forget our first public meeting to discuss how the campaign will run in Market Harborough:
Date : Saturday March 25th
Time : 2pm - 5pm
Venue : Methodist Church, Northampton Rd, MH
If you are interested in coming along, please let us know :
The campaign will be calling for our local and national politicians to provide the following :
Urgent additional financial support to keep people warm. Even with the government’s price freeze, too many people will be pushed into rationing their energy use this winter and living in cold, damp homes. We need more targeted support to keep people warm and well.
A nationwide insulation programme. We need the government to roll out an emergency programme of insulation and energy saving measures now - starting in neighbourhoods where fuel poverty is highest.
Permanent fixes to our failed energy system. Our energy system currently prioritises massive fossil fuel company profits over meeting people’s basic needs. By powering our homes with cheap and clean renewables and guaranteeing everyone the energy they need to live comfortably, we can ensure no one is left in the cold