Letter from Mr Amrit Coyle to MP Taiwo OWATEMI and various Coventry City Councillors.
Can I suggest that, as one of Coventry’s members of parliament, you use Coventry’s status as City of Culture as a platform to raise awareness of the real dangers to us all from climate change and traffic pollution.
Scientists have known for decades the consequences of releasing vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and they also know how to stop the damage it’s causing, but how can they inform society that we must reform our economy and change the way we live? That is the role of a responsible Government surely?
The extreme weather patterns the planet experienced recently got massive media coverage and for the first time put climate change high on the political agenda which generated much concern, but it only lasted until a new political issue hit the headlines and was soon gone.
The same ethos seems to apply to the impact of air pollution on the Voters and their Children.
The Cop26 Climate conference in November will welcome some 200 representatives from around the globe and it is vital that the delegates reach meaningful agreements and it’s not just another paper exercise.
We, your local constituents are particularly alarmed having now seen the letter from Rebecca Pow.
It seems to indicate that decisions re Upper Hill Street and the Ring Road have already been put forward and accepted by Government. Further to this it seems that Mr Seddon has taken NO account of the potential extra traffic that may well pour out from the Transco entrance directly opposite the school.
He is aware of the additional negative impact it would have here as his department has been involved with the developer CDP. regarding the Transco site over some considerable time.
Mr John Seddon of CCC Highways has also been in communication with us and St Osburgs School re “talk” of a Public Consultation since last year.
The attached letter from Ms Pow would seem to indicate that we actually have no voice in this. Decisions have seemingly been made by CCC and they have been submitted and accepted already! This despite your Petition which it seems has come too late!
Both State & Local Government action on climate change has already become a failure despite the evidence that we are running out of time, Please do support us before it is too late…