CH64 LCI – A Low Carbon Community For Neston

PLACED worked with resident-led group CH64 LCI (Low Carbon Initiative) to develop its plans for a low carbon community in support of the Local Neighbourhood Plan for Neston, Wirral.

What we did

In 2018, we supported CH64 LCI by popping-up with Ed the Campervan at the Parkgate Festival. CH64 LCI wanted to involve young people in a sustainable future for Neston, so we set up camp in the festival’s Children’s Field.

We used visual activity boards, a big interactive map, crafting, and a fun flower pot game to encourage people to get involved.

PLACED exceeded our expectations. We knew we couldn’t engage the community how we wanted through a survey.”

Outcomes

Around 160 people engaged with us over two days. Many took the time to have long conversations with us and share their ideas for a low carbon community, with suggestions for making Neston a better, greener place including solar power, bike sharing, and local food projects.

We also captured what was already happening in the area, helping CH64 LCI to map local projects and make connections.

Our findings and recommendations are helping CH64 LCI to develop its plans and create opportunities for local people of all ages to get involved.

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