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[Library picture of former event]

Local environmental group Transition Bath has organised a ‘Hustings’ on Monday evening, 3 April at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI).

The four main Political Parties contesting the local elections – due to be held on May 4th – in Bath have agreed to be present.

The ticket only event, will concentrate on hearing the policies that each Party has on the vital subjects of climate change and environmental sustainability for Bath.

Chaired by Peter Andrews, from the national schools charity Energy Sparks, the hustings will have a Question Time format with the questions crowd sourced, in advance, from the residents of Bath. If time allows there will be the addition of some quickfire questions to keep the candidates on their toes.

Sara Grimes, chair of Transition Bath says “I am really looking forward to hearing the policies of each of the parties. At Transition Bath we believe that combatting climate change and creating a safe, healthy environment is one of the major challenges facing the people of Bath and the United Kingdom. We really need to know where our next council stands on these issues.”

Local Bath resident Iva Carrdus says “At this stage in a local election you get hundred of leaflets through your door, often saying the same things but ignoring the urgent question of the environment and climate change. I really value this chance of meeting and hearing from the Parties in person before I decide who will get my vote”

Numbers are limited. Members of the public who wish to attend can obtain tickets from Eventbrite

Questions for the panel can be emailed in advance to

A summary of the Parties’ positions will be posted on the Transition Bath website after the Hustings

More information about Transition Bath can be found on their website