We’ve had lots of positive feedback from the first East Surrey People’s Assembly, which was facilitated by members of XR Dorking and XR Reigate and Redhill. Over 80 participants took part and contributed to the discussion ‘How do you want East Surrey to be in 2030?’
ESPA envisioned East Surrey in 2030 as a web of well-connected communities, collaborating with local authorities to realise community-led initiatives. A place where nature and biodiversity are considered full members of our community, protected by law and considered in all decisions. There were ideas for a fully integrated transport system, with significantly reduced car use enabling more pedestrianisation, safe cycling and walking. Others saw movement from a consumption-based society to embrace shared ownership, local production and a variety of re-use, repair and re-purposing schemes run by young entrepreneurs.
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