Preparing for world oil crisis in Seaton

PUBLISHED: 14:11 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:26 11 June 2010

A new community group in Seaton is hoping to prepare the town against future oil shortages. Sustainable Seaton has been set up to raise awareness of the effects that climate change and decreasing oil supplies will have on the town. The group ran a stall a

A new community group in Seaton is hoping to prepare the town against future oil shortages.Sustainable Seaton has been set up to raise awareness of the effects that climate change and decreasing oil supplies will have on the town.The group ran a stall at the recent Activity Fair in Seaton Town Hall and has sent flyers to local clubs and societies to generate discussion on the topic, and hopes to carefully plan ways that Seaton can defend itself against 'Peak Oil' - the moment the world's demand begins to outstrip the supply of oil.Claire Wise, Seaton town councillor and member of Sustainable Seaton, said: "We would like Seaton to be able to embrace the fact that peak oil will be reached and work on a positive outcome. "We are keen to address the twin issues of climate change and peak oil at a local level, leaving a more positive legacy for future generations. "It is hoped that over the coming months, Sustainable Seaton and our aims will become more familiar and better understood."The group meets informally on the third Wednesday of the month for discussion and planning. This month the group will meet on Wednesday, January 16, at 7pm in 3 Meadow Road, Seaton. Anybody interested in finding out more is very welcome to join in. For more information visit www.sustainableseaton.com or phone Claire on (01297) 24466.

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