Community, business and political leaders from across Essex joined together to discuss climate action and send handwritten and video messages to world leaders as part of ‘The Electric Road to COP26’ event at GRIDSERVE® Electric Forecourt in Braintree on Friday 29 October.

Hosted by GRIDSERVE and Essex County Council in association with the Essex Climate Action Commission, the event saw senior figures from the local authorities of Basildon, Maldon, Harlow, Chelmsford, Southend and Braintree meet with prominent business owners, local representatives, community organisations and residents to hear about the positive actions being taken to combat climate action in the county.


0:00 – Intro – Bishop Roger Morris (Essex Climate Action Commission)

0:55 – Toddington Harper (CEO, GRIDSERVE)

16:49 – Hattie (Youth Campaigner, WWF Youth Ambassador, working with Maldon District Council)

24:18 – Cllr Peter Schwier (Climate Czar, Essex County Council)

33:17 – Bridget Phelps (Chair, EVA England)

39:17 – Jo Gay (Head of Service for Climate Change, Southend Borough Council)

43:45 – Stuart Bird (Danbury Community Energy)

51:07 – Cllr Graham Butland (Leader, Braintree District Council)

56:27 – Closing statements – Bishop Roger Morris