The Time is Now

Join us at the Greener UK Coalition’s Mass Climate Lobby of Parliament

What is this:

The Wildlife Trusts is supporting ‘The Time Is Now’ – a mass lobby of MPs at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on Wednesday 26 June, calling on them to commit to taking the strongest action to introduce legislation, which will reverse the current catastrophic declines of habitat and species in the UK, and put nature back into recovery.

Thousands of supporters of environmental organisations will come from all over the UK to be present, to meet with their MPs and raise the profile of this critical issue with the media.

Why is it important:

The recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) gave the world 12 years to take urgent, radical action to avoid irreversible climate change; this was one year ago and change is not happening quickly enough. Meanwhile our plant and animal species are dying at an alarming rate – the time is now for all of us to stand up for what we hold dear.

How can I get involved:

Email [email protected] to book a seat on the coach.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust encourages you and your family and friends, to be part of our Wiltshire delegation to this important event. The mass lobby will be taking place in and around the houses of parliament in London on 26 June, and we need as many people to sign up to take part, to organise to meet with their MP, and to travel with us to London to be part of the lobby and symbolic action – where at 2pm participants will all ring alarm bells together.

How do I get to/from London:

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is providing a coach to London, leaving at the following times:

  • Devizes 8.30am
  • Pewsey 9.00am
  • Marlborough 9.15am
  • Arrive Richmond station 11.15am
  • Tube to Westminster arriving 12.00

And returning at the following times:

  • Tube to Richmond 4pm
  • Coach from Richmond station 4.45pm
  • Marlborough 6.45pm
  • Pewsey 7pm
  • Devizes 7.30pm

So that we can get an idea of numbers and to guarantee your seats, it’s vital that you let us know asap how many seats you would like on the bus. Do this by contacting us by the closing date of Thursday 13 June. We would appreciate a donation towards the cost of hiring the bus so please let us know if you are able to do so when booking. We recommend a £10/15 donation to help us cover the cost.

Please bring lunch with you as there will be limited access to shops in the area.

NB If you are in or near Salisbury, you may want to join the Climate Coalition bus from Southampton, being offered at a subsidised rate to lobby attendees; if you are in or near Swindon then you may want to consider the taking the train or a National Express bus at a discounted fare.