How Petersfield and its residents should prepare for the next heatwave

Heatwaves are definitely increasing in frequency and severity, almost certainly a symptom of climate change.  Last year, Petersfield experienced extremely hot conditions in July and August, welcome for some but uncomfortable or even dangerous for others, such as the elderly or those in poor health.  Hot weather puts a strain on our infrastructure, health services and greenspaces, including the likelihood of hosepipe and BBQ bans, melting tarmac and the risk of wildfires.

  • What can we do to prepare for the next heatwave?
  • How can we modify our homes and gardens to make things more liveable?
  • How can local authorities and national government help us prepare in the town?

This joint Petersfield Society / PeCAN Open Forum will explore these topics.

Speakers from Petersfield Society, PeCAN and its Superhomes Project, and the Public Health, Adults’ Health and Care Department in Hampshire County Council will all provide practical information, and there will be ample opportunity for discussion in a Q and A session.


Join us at this Open Forum:

June 22nd, starting at 7pm

St Peter’s Hall, St Peter’s Road, GU32 3HX

The meeting is free for everyone to attend. Refreshments will be provided.


In association with PeCAN