Extinction Rebellion delivers sack of coal to Dorset Council 

Extinction Rebellion delivers sack of coal to Dorset Council 

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 12:51pm 18th December 2019. (Updated at 1:38pm 18th December 2019)

Extinction Rebellion campaigners have delivered a symbolic sack of coal to Dorset Council as part of a protest today.

It's to highlight what they say is the council's inaction on climate change since declaring an emergency.

They were joined by town crier Alistair Chisholm as they marched through Dorchester market and the town.

They also sang 'crisis carols' as they went, before delivering the sack of coal and a letter to the council outlining would it could have already done. 

Caz Dennett from Extinction Rebellion said:

"Despite the scientific reality and the horrific impacts we are now seeing, Dorset Council is still treating it as business as usual. 

"They are now consulting on a draft new corporate plan which is aimed at creating a vision for Dorset over the next few years, but there is virtually no mention of the climate and ecological emergency they have declared".

Dorset Council has launched a public consultation, asking for our ideas on how we can, as a county, tackle climate change.

The call for ideas will stay open until 28th February 2020.