The quarterly RCCP Board meeting took place on Jan 25th. The board spent time discussing the process for developing Reading’s 3rd Climate Change Strategy to run 2020-2025. It was agreed there was a need to develop RCAN to enhance outreach into Reading community, through engagement events each strategy theme. There will be a public engagement event in June to support this. New grant submissions were reviewed for the annual £10k Reading Climate Action Project Support Fund, and more detail was requested. Chris Beales – Chair, updated all on board and staff changes: Poppy Harris, Environmental and Community coordinator at The Oracle Shopping Centre was welcomed as a business representative. Dan Fernbank from Reading University is stepping down after 5 years but will continue to be involved as a Director of Reading Community Energy. Prof. Tim Dixon will now represent the University going forward. Katie Brett has been recruited as the Support Officer to RCCP. Ideas were shared on completing gaps in the board – with representatives from the health and community sector.
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