A council has launched a survey for residents to advise on how it should combat the climate emergency.

Waltham Forest Council, which declared a climate emergency in April, called climate change the “biggest issue facing the planet.”

The council has since assembled a Climate Emergency Commission to make recommendations on how the borough can tackle the threat.

The commission is now seeking the views of people living or working in Waltham Forest to find out what steps people are taking in their own lives in response to the climate emergency and how the council can work with residents.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, said: “In Waltham Forest we've already been taking steps to address the climate emergency for years. But we know we all need to do a lot, lot more and we want to be even bolder in our future initiatives.

“We are lucky to live in a borough populated by passionate, engaged and conscientious people who have proved time and again that they care about helping Waltham Forest to be the best it can be. That’s why we are coming to them now to get involved in our local response to the global climate emergency.”

To fill in the survey, subscribe to the newsletter, and find out more about the Climate Emergency Commission, click here.

Subscribers to the climate emergency newsletter before December 14, 2019 will be entered into a prize draw for a bicycle up to the value of £400.

Runner up prizes are a voucher worth £100 to a local bike shop and ten annual memberships to one of Waltham Forest’s cycle hubs.