It was extremely encouraging to see so many local organisations and people of all ages involved in the recent Audlem ACER (Audlem Climate and Nature Event). It highlighted the need for us all to take responsibility for the welfare of the planet.
However the owners of the nightly Audlem illuminations, as per the attached images, must be unaware of the climate crisis. These illuminations are visible from dusk till dawn 365 days a year and can be enjoyed free of charge from either the McCarthy Stone car park or the space station.
The illuminations are sensor controlled. The sensor switches them on at dusk and off at dawn. Perhaps in view of the climate crisis and the awareness campaign being undertaken by ACER, the owners of the Audlem illuminations may wish to take heed and upgrade to a motion sensor solution.
Editor's comment – we have held off publishing Ian's item for a few days, but in light of the ACER article recently and the approaching COP26 summit, it seems worth including it now.
It must also be acknowledged that the residents of the McCarthy Stone development are predominantly the more elderly among us, and presumably get some increased feeling of security from the well-lit surroundings. The same sort of lighting is evident in, for example, Richmond Village in Nantwich.