Posted 10 January 2020 by Penny Walker
We are members of Climate Action Leicester and Leicestershire (CALL). The website is
www.climateactionleicesterandleicestershire.org.uk and we are committed to working together to address the climate emergency.
Leicester City Council currently have a consultation on their plans for this vital issue and we urge everyone to take part. The consultation can be found at
It closes on Feb 9th. More information can be found about this on the CALL website.
Have you seen the amazing posters which students from Medway School and Moat Community College have created on the theme ‘one thing I am doing about climate change is’ ? They are on the noticeboards in Onslow Park, Prebend Gardens and Fourways and are changed regularly. Young people give us hope.
South Highfields Neighbours supports Climate Strike Leicester. We will let you know when the next Schools Strike will be.
Posted 24 July 2019 by Penny Walker
At South Highfields Neighbours we have been discussing climate change a great deal and what we, as a community, can do about it. One of our projects is to raise awareness and share ideas of what we can each do as individuals and so we are asking people to design a colourful poster or write a short poem entitled “One thing I am doing for climate change is…..”
We will then put these up in our three notice boards for everyone to see. The notice boards are in Onslow Park, Prebend Gardens and at Fourways.
On Saturday 5th October 2019 between 2pm and 4pm we will be holding an event for Everybody’s Reading Festival at the African Caribbean Centre in Maidstone Road where we will have all those posters and poems on display.
We are running workshops with lots of different groups of all ages and interests to discuss climate change and encourage people to take part in this project. Let us know if you would like to be involved or would like us to come to your group. Your posters and poems will also go on the website.
A poem by Rob Gee (September 2019)
One thing I am doing for climate change is riding my bike.
In fact I’ve never owned a car in my life.
It’s done wonders for my life expectancy,
and by cycling to where I need to be,
it keeps me ticking over.
It feels way healthier
than sitting in traffic
and making myself cross.
It doesn’t cost much money
and I rarely come off.
So let’s go out on a tandem,
a chopper, or a trike.
We’ll leave this silliness behind us
and go anywhere you like.
THUNDERBIRDS HAVE GONE!
A poem by Neil Evans, resident of South Highfields (August 2019)
Goodbye plastic. It was fun for a while
But no relationship lasts forever, even if you do.
You once made up my favourite toys;
Bright, tactile yet fragile
You’d snap without a little respect,
So I knew my one-winged Thunderbird 2
Would never save the world.
Now it’s my turn to try.
I know I’ll still need you,
Even if I see less of you around,
And I’ll give you all the respect you need.
It is becoming more and more apparent that climate change and plastic pollution are not just myths but on the contrary they are VERY real and happening at terrifying speeds!
© David Pope
Members of South Highfields Neighbours at the School Climate Strike
on Friday 20 September 2019 in Leicester City Centre.