Socially distanced @XR_Newham Protest to tell council: #changeisnow
outside Newham Council’s head office in the Royal Docks.

Our message for their Council: “be bold, be brave, and dream of a new world beyond COVID.”

We can refuse to race back to the ‘old normal’ of deadly air pollution, car-clogged streets, & a hostile environment for the other creatures. We reject the ‘normalcy’ of 7 in every 100 deaths in Newham being caused by air pollution, & of having the poorest air quality in the UK.
We need to resist the horrifically damaging ‘grand projects’ being forced upon our borough, including the Silvertown Tunnel, MSG Sphere and the expansion of London City Airport.

We need more cycling infrastructure and further action to reduce people with full mobility from using their cars for short journeys that can easily be taken on foot or by bike.

We need more allotments; we need to grow our food sustainability and food security, teaching everyone why local food is good for us and the living world around us.

We need more space for wildlife – more parkland, and more wild space in parks.

We need to use regenerative models of building society and community, for example Doughnut Economics and its adoption by cities like Amsterdam.

We need to continue informing and involving residents in building a better future.

Mayor @rokhsanafiaz has shown strong leadership on the climate crisis to date, including through her support for @XRebellionUK. We now want to support Newham Council by urging them to go further, faster.

#decidetogether #trustthepeople
To publish the recommendations of the Climate Change Citizens Assembly held this year, & run with implementing them. To call on central Government for proper funding to tackle the climate emergency. To dream a new future together with residents & l get stuck in now to create it.
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