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Alton Climate Rally Update

A reminder that this will take place on Saturday November 28th 11.00am-1.00pm in the Public Gardens in the centre of the town.

We have had a most encouraging response from almost all our town councillors, our local district councillors and Andrew Joy, our County Councillor. The Town mayor, Pam Jones is being most helpful, and we have messages of support from our MP Damian Hinds and also from the Mayor of our French twin town Pertuis, who responded with a most heart-felt message.

Now, our aim is to get the message out to all of Alton and its surrounding villages — and we hope you can help us do this.

The aim of the Rally is show that people in and around Alton care about the effects of Climate Change, and at the UN Climate Conference in Paris which starts on November 30th, we want the politicians to achieve a binding international agreement to limit global temperature rises to 2 degrees C.

So we want everybody to be in the Public Gardens at 12 noon for an aerial photo (taken by a drone), which we can send to the Paris talks, and to David Cameron.

At the Rally there will be a number of other ways to show your support, eg making hand prints to stick on placards which will be taken to the London Climate March the next day — November 29th.

There will be refreshments, and live music, as well as a Crazy Hat Parade, do join in! — and other stalls.

Tanya in Wildly Upbeat Printers in John Trimmer Way (next to Iceland) has hard copies of posters and flyers — just ask her if you want some. And she has lapel badges and car stickers. All free — the Rally is
funded by donations (in some cases from Winter Fuel Allowances).

PLEASE do your best to promote the Rally amongst your friends, groups and societies. We all know the best publicity is by personal contact.

Thank you for your support,

Lesley Willis

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