Growing calls for more action to be taken in West Norfolk to combat the effects of climate change have been supported by a very visible campaign.Yesterday several prominent Lynn town centre buildings stood decked in blue tape designed to highlight possible flooding as a result of sea level rises.Protesters with the Extinction Rebellion movement put the tape on Lynn Minster and Goldings bar in Saturday Market Place, Bank House in King’s Staithe Square, and the High Street premises of Boots, Burtons and Dorothy Perkins, and Nip and Growler Ale House.The stunt was carried out ahead of West Norfolk Council’s mayor-making meeting at the town hall last night, prior to which Extinction Rebellion held a demonstration attended by about 50 supporters.One of the activists told the Lynn News: “The demonstration coincides with the first meeting for the new councillors to stress the next four years will be their legacy and they need to take some decisions.”A council spokesperson said it was people’s democratic right to protest and it would be up to members of the new council to decide how to respond to the issues raised.Richard Burton, a carbon reporting and environmental consultant from Downham, claims councils are not doing enough… Read full this story
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