I know many people in Chelmsford are concerned about Climate Change. It was a great honour to represent the UK at COP 26 in Glasgow at the start of November. I supported the UK team in welcoming world leaders and specifically focused on the issues affecting African countries.
During the conference we agreed plans to help protect the Congo Basin, this is the second largest tropical rain forest in the world and home to the planet’s largest carbon sink. We also agreed a landmark deal, led by the UK and supported by the US, France, Germany and the UK to help South Africa to transition its electricity network from brown coal towards renewable. This is important because the South African electricity system is the currently the most carbon emitting globally.
In Chelmsford, I have also been supporting local residents with ongoing problems that we are experiencing with Royal Mail postal deliveries. This has been having a very serious impact on some local residents and is extremely concerning. It has resulted in people missing important medical appointments and impacted on local businesses. I have pressed Royal Mail to treat this as an urgent and serious incident.
I very much hope by the time you read this article the situation will have eased, but if you are still being affected please do email me to let me know the details and any evidence and I will raise this with Royal Mail.
You may have heard that following huge public concern the Moulsham “Quarters proposals” will not be going ahead. Essex County Council will implement other proposals for new walking and cycling routes in other parts of the city. Essex County Council have also said that they will look a new proposals for Moulsham at a later date. I would like to thank all the Moulsham residents who have contacted me with their thoughts on local issues, this has been very helpful. I will keep you posted on developments.
We are coming into the Christmas season. As well as some of the larger chains please do support Chelmsford’s independent shops. I always enjoy the chance to visit Chelmsford’s indoor market. I am told there has been a market in Chelmsford since the 11th century and our market includes many family-run businesses, handed down through generations. They really would appreciate our support at this time of the year.
As ever, please do follow my Facebook page for local updates and email me if you need help or advice. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.