IS it true the BCP council has really declared a climate emergency? How can it be that an ice rink has appeared in Bournemouth Lower Gardens cooled by four huge electric ice chillers, powered by two even bigger diesel fuelled generators ? Has any thought at all been given to the environmental impacts of these choices and decisions?

Instead of an ice rink, why not provide a roller skating rink with zero energy requirement? If it must be ice then why is a permanent electrical supply not installed for events which is fed by a renewable “green” electricity tariff ? So much talk is made about a climate emergency with vote grabbing headlines but very little in practical and tangible terms is actually being done. The same also applies to the Bournemouth Square seasonal attractions which are also powered by huge diesel generators. Time for action is much overdue.

MARK JONES, Leven Avenue, Bournemouth