Councils bring local organisations and residents together to inspire climate action

Residents can find out more about the climate action they can take within their communities at community roadshow events next month.

In October, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will be staging a Community Climate Action Roadshow.

It will give residents the chance to speak to local groups and organisations about climate action tips, initiatives, and opportunities in their area.

The roadshow features a series of drop-in style events across the districts.

These will primarily be on Saturdays throughout October. However, the drop-in at Stowmarket will form part of Stowmarket Town Council’s Go Green Go Wild event, taking place during the October half term.

They aim to connect residents interested in lowering their carbon footprint and supporting their local area, with organisations that can help them.

It supports the councils’ and the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership’s net zero ambitions by helping and encouraging communities and individuals to live more sustainably.

Locations in Mid Suffolk include:


Saturday 7 October


Eye Town Hall


Saturday 21 October


Bramford Village Hall


Tuesday 24 October


Milton House and Stowmarket Scout Centre (part of Go Green Go Wild)

Locations in Babergh include:


Saturday 14 October


Sudbury Hive Community Hub


Saturday 14 October


Ansell Centre, Hadleigh


Saturday 28 October


Holbrook Methodist Church

Stallholders will include a mix of organisations who provide a range of support and activities, such as:

  • repair cafés
  • isolation and community support groups
  • wildlife conservation
  • active travel and cycling – with the chance to try out a smoothie bike
  • litter picking
  • energy saving advice
  • carbon reduction advice and schemes
  • waste reduction
  • and more!

Tim Weller, cabinet member for environment, culture, and wellbeing at Mid Suffolk District Council, said: “We want these events to bring our residents together with local organisations. They are already doing fantastic work supporting our environment and we all greatly benefit from sharing experiences.

“Making often simple changes wherever possible, especially when added together, are a key part in helping to reduce Suffolk’s environmental footprint. It also helps to make us more collectively resilient to climate change.”

And Daniel Potter, cabinet member for environment at Babergh District Council, added: “When it comes to making more sustainable lifestyle choices and knowing what support is available, it’s often about taking the first step or knowing what help and advice is out there.

“These events are a great and unique way for our local organisations to showcase the difference they’re already making, as well as engage and support our local communities.

“Residents can find out more about local support to help tackle climate change already on offer and share their own ideas with us too.”

A full list of stallholders will soon be available on the councils’ website at or

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