On Saturday 30th May, Extinction Rebellion Warwick District rebels met at midday to stand outside Shire Hall In Warwick asking the Government for a Citizens Assembly to decide our future together during the Covid-19 recovery, a recovery that must prioritise people and planet over profit. The protest took place in silence , at social distance ,with banners making points such as “people OR profit”, “life OR death”, “new roads OR new bike lanes” “Wind power or Fossel Fuels “etc.
Warwickshire County Council’s woeful inaction in producing a strategy and action plan to deal with climate change was highlighted. We intend to plan future similar actions in the lock down. It shows that we can do actions responsibly even in the lock down and I personally found it very inspiring.
It was noticeable that alot of the rebels who turned up were those that have been coming to the group zoom meetings, so well done to Ali and Felicity for having these regularly in the lock down. If we are to grow then we need new rebels, Derrick helped to recruit 10 new possible members on the day.
Chris Philpott XR Communications and Media
Local Group Meeting
Tuesday 9th June 2020
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
XRWD Zoom Room
It’s Local Group Meeting time again!
Whether you're new to XR or are a longstanding member of our local group, you are very welcome to join other XR Warwick District rebels to connect up, find out what's going on and share ideas.
We’ll be reviewing our latest Action, which took place outside Shire Hall on the 30th May, and discussing future plans.
Bring along your thoughts, ideas and any items you'd like to raise or get feedback on. Each meeting includes some regenerative relaxation too. And there'll be a short introduction to XR if you're new to the group.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Stand up for Change
Taking every care to ensure we maintain Social Distancing, we are planning to exercise and make our presence known before the County Council full meetings to demonstrate our dissatisfaction with the current inadequate response to the climate and ecological emergency.
We would like our local representatives to know that we expect far more from them.
We are determined to comply with the COVID-19 Government advice and at the moment we are able to do so this action will go ahead. If you attend please ensure you follow our directions and exercise (walk or gently jog) well spaced out.
The more the merrier so bring friends, relatives, strangers ... everyone is welcome so long as they follow social distancing rules.
Reclaim the Streets
Sunday 28th June 2020
11.00 am meet at The bandstand, Leamington
Part of a national campaign which is encouraging cyclists and pedestrians to take to the streets as part of the wider "No Going Back" message. This peaceful and "socially distant" action will provide a strong message that the town centre streets around the world are for all to enjoy , and residents would like the recent reduction in traffic use and improvement in air quality to continue post-Covid19.
We will cycle an easy two mile route around Leamington Spa town centre, you are free to cycle the route as many times as you wish. Please bring hi-viz and flags if you have them.
Dates for your diary...
'Stand up for Change' action,
- 11 July 2020, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm outside the Shire Hall, Warwick
- 23 July 2020 09:30-10:30, outside the Shire Hall, Warwick
- 2 September 2020 - 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm, at the Town Hall, Leamington
For further details of these events keep an eye on our website or contact Ed
XR Postcode Whatsapp Group Moderators
In order to keep people connected & to increase outreach to new members we have implemented new Whatsapp groups for various postcodes in the Warwick District area. These will be distrubuted and shared using QR codes.
These include CV8 (Kenilworth) CV32 (North Leamington) CV31 (South Leamington) & CV34 (Warwick).
We are currently looking for people who would be willing to moderate these groups before we full implement them into their respective areas, if this interests you please get in touch either by email via
Our Rebel Ringers campaign is almost ready to go live. This outreach campaign will involve having a friendly discussion with new local rebels, and providing information to those who are interested to get more involved with XRWD.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the ringing - as a Rebel Ringer you will be able to make outreach calls at a time that suits you, and there is no minimum commitment, all help is welcomed. If you would like more information about being a Rebel Ringer for XRWD, get in touch via
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