Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan Workshops

The Climate Adaptation Scilly project aims to help the islands adapt to the predicted effects of climate change, including sea level rise and water shortages.

As part of this project, we are preparing a Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for the Isles of Scilly. The plan will set out the priorities for adaptation to climate change across the islands and we need input from the community at this early stage.

We’ve commissioned RSK Group, an engineering and environmental consultancy, to run a series of workshops and a drop-in session to discuss the expected impacts of climate change for the Isles of Scilly and what action the community thinks should be prioritised in the Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan.

All sessions are free to attend and open to all. Please see below for details.

Workshops

A total of 5 workshops have been scheduled between 10 and 12 May 2022, one on each of the islands, as detailed below:

Date Venue Time
Tuesday, 10 May Community Hall, Bryher 10.00 - 12.00
Tuesday, 10 May Flying Boat Club, Tresco 13.30 - 15.30
Wednesday, 11 May Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary's 09.30 - 11.30 
Wednesday, 11 May Island Hall, St Martin's 14.00 - 16.00
Thursday, 12 May Island Hall, St Agnes 10.00 - 12.00

These workshops are not island-specific, so you are welcome to attend any of them to provide your views. Each will begin with a 15-minute presentation from our consultants about the key climate risks which have been identified for the islands. Attendees will then be invited to split into small groups in order to discuss these identified risks and contribute their own perspectives on risk areas and potential solutions. 

Drop-in session

An additional drop-in session, during which the community is invited simply to provide views and access further information will also take place as follows:

Date: Thursday, 12 May 

Time: 15.00 - 17.00

Location: Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary’s

We look forward to hearing your views on this important issue. In the meantime, if you have any questions about these sessions or the development of the action plan, please email stephen.swabey@scilly.gov.uk 

Publishing date: 
Friday, 29 April, 2022