Public perceptions of the health risks of climate change and priorities for action
Can you help?
The department of Health Science at the university of York are looking for people aged 15 years and over and living in England to help with a study looking at people’s thoughts on climate change. There will be two rounds of individual interviews.
If you take part in this study, they would ask you to participate in up to two interviews. The first interview being between January and April 2021, and a second interview in June-July 2021. They plan to run the interviews online via Zoom or Skype, or by telephone. You can tell them which method you would prefer.
The interviews will last for up to 60 minutes each and they will give you a £10 gift voucher to thank you taking part each time.
They will ask you some questions – there are no right or wrong answers – They just want to find out what you think about climate change.
They will record the interviews but all information that you say will be anonymised.
Who is running the study?
The study is led by Professor Hilary Graham at the University of York. The research team also has members from Newcastle University Business School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The researcher who will run the interviews is Jackie Martin-Kerry who also works at the University of York.
Do you need more information?
If you think this study sounds interesting and you would like to take part, please contact Jackie Martin-Kerry on 07385 341 580 or by email: Jackie.Martin-Kerry@york.ac.uk
This study has been approved by the Department of Health Sciences Research Governance Committee at the University of York.
This is what Tapton Hill Congregational Church are doing for Easter
From Palm Sunday (March 28th) the Church garden will have displays illustrating the events of Holy Week.
In a simple way to tell your children the Easter story; the gates will be decorated with palm branches and a cardboard donkey, Rascals after-school club will produce a banner of the Last Supper and the glass doors will have a tissue-paper scene of Easter morning and the empty tomb. Pop along during the week.
Across has been made by Church members and on Easter Sunday they will decorate the cross with cut flowers and you are welcome to pop down and add a stem too.
The theme for this year’s competition is ‘A Year in Crosspool’. We anticipate people will want to submit images that have meaning to them in relation to the last year. Perhaps it will reflect some of the hardships and challenges, or some of the more uplifting aspects of human nature and life in Crosspool. It could even be something to illustrate how you, or someone you know, has developed personally, perhaps learning a new skill or activity.
You can submit any image you like (within the bounds of decency!) but remember, the photo should make an impact and tell a story.
How to enter
Categories are open to anyone living/working/studying in the area and are as follows:
A caption for your photo so the judges clearly understand by your description what is happening in the photo
There will be prizes for all the category winners and their photo framed. All entries will be considered for featuring in the Crosspool Calendar.
The public select the winning photographs.
The shortlisted best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website http://www.crosspool.info and voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June.
The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community.
Having received in the post, your letter with an access code and instructions from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), you can now complete your census online. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know
There is a help area on the census website www.census.gov.uk covering everything from who to include on the questionnaire to how to answer each question.
You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000. Some questions are labelled as voluntary. It is not an offence if you do not answer these.
If you need any further details please contact Aisha Rehman – Census Engagement Manager on 07452 945942 or alternatively via email email@example.com.
As part of the Sheffield Tree Partnership a draft Working Strategy has been developed for the city’s street trees. This sets out a commitment to explain the reasons behind proposals to remove and replace street trees, and provides an opportunity for people to have their say on these proposals, through an open and transparent process.
Current open consultations for street trees in Sheffield can be found here.
It’s the aim of the Sheffield City Council to retain street trees, where possible, by using a flexible combination of highway engineering solutions, enhanced monitoring and maintenance and making decisions on the removal and replacement of trees on a case-by-case basis.
This, along with appropriate tree species selection, should enable street trees to be safely retained for longer while still delivering the planned improvements to the city’s highway network as part of the Streets Ahead contract.