Sending a Message to Glasgow
Let’s make this the biggest local march ever!
Starts 2pm on Saturday 6 November
For two weeks from the beginning of November, the UK will be at the centre of world attention as we host COP26 at Glasgow. It has been described as our last best chance to prevent disastrous climate change. We have to move to a zero carbon future, and this conference has been organised by the United Nations to bring together the world’s leaders from governments, business, science, civil society and every other sector to commit to the massive reductions in carbon emissions we must make. With over 25,000 delegates, this is the biggest summit ever held in the UK and will dominate the media for several weeks.
Saturday November 6th has been chosen as a ‘Global Day of Action’ to send a message to Glasgow that there is strong public support for climate action. There will be big marches in London and Glasgow, as well as in hundreds of towns and cities across the country, and the world.
There’s a local march happening right here in our own town – in fact, two marches:
- One starting from Cuthman’s Field, in Steyning, opposite Parish Church
- The other from Beeding Playing Field.
They will both set off at 2pm and converge at Bramber Castle around 2.30pm for a rally and celebration, and a group photo taken from a drone.
It will be a peaceful, family-friendly event, suitable for people of all ages.
Local schools and youth groups, churches, businesses, and voluntary groups are all invited to join in. If everyone gets behind it this could be the biggest public march in the history of Steyning!
What message do you want to send to Glasgow?
Everyone is encouraged to make their own banners, with their message to world leaders in Glasgow. Write it out big and bold so we can photograph it on the day, make a splash on social media, and help build the wave of support across the world we need press for effective climate action.
If you’d like to join in, click on the button to register, and say whether you’ll be starting from Steyning or Beeding. That way we’ll be able to estimate numbers and get in touch if there are any last minute changes.
The hope is that local churches, schools and youth groups, businesses, and voluntary groups will all join in, so we can get as many people as possible to unite in support of tackling the most important challenge facing our planet. If everyone gets behind it this could be the biggest public march in the history of Steyning!
Steyning Woodcraft Group will be making their own banners, like they did at the last big climate march in September 2019. Other groups and individuals are encouraged to do the same. What message would like to send to world leaders in Glasgow? Write it out big and bold so we can photograph it on the day, make a splash on social media, and help build the wave of support across the world we need press for effective climate action.
There has never before been such an extensive series of climate-related activities organised in the UK, so we hope you will join us and make it a day to remember! Together, our voice is louder and will have greater impact. Together, we can send our own message to the leaders at COP26 that they must do whatever it takes to tackle the climate crisis.
Greening Steyning will be playing an overall coordinating role, sorting out marshals, health and safety and logistics.
We’ll be working to make this a Covid-safe event – so are encouraging everyone to keep a safe distance apart, and wear masks where possible.
If you’d like to join in, click here to register, and say whether you’ll be starting from Steyning or Beeding. That way we’ll be able to estimate numbers and get in touch if there are any last minute changes.
Do get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to get involved. Contact us at: [email protected]
To give you a flavour, here are some photos from the last big march in September 2019