#TheTimeIsNow Mass Lobby

#TheTimeIsNow Mass Lobby

Join thousands of people in Westminster to tell MPs the time is now for action

On 26th June thousands of us will gather at Westminster, central London, to call on our politicians to set the foundations for a brighter, greener and safer world. People across the globe are suffering from the effects of climate change and our wildlife populations are being wiped out. The time is now for MPs to end the UK’s contribution to climate change and pass ambitious laws for nature's recovery on land and at sea. We simply don’t have time to waste. Join us to show our politicians the way to a #WilderFuture.

Sign up on the map below, so that we know to see you there! See the information under the map for more details about the day.

Our MPs are there to represent us, that is their job, so we need to tell them what we want.

Information about the day

Why now?

This summer we want to see the Westminster Government support a strong and ambitious Environment Act for England to complement the Welsh Environment Act and give us stronger legislation to protect and restores wildlife. We also want all UK governments to commit to a net zero emissions targets.

Together we will call for strong laws to protect our climate, nature and people.

What will happen on the day?

Thousands will join an organised lobby line queuing around Westminster, separated by constituency and full of people keen to talk to their MPs about the environment.

1pm: The lobby begins. It may take a while to find your constituency’s area, so please allow plenty of time and ensure you’re in the lobby line by 1pm. There will be signposts for regions and constituencies — see the guide for more details.

2pm: Alarm clock moment! Whilst gathering in the lobby line, we're going to set off as many alarm clocks as possible. By doing so, we will send a message to Westminster that they need to wake up and respond to the challenges our beautiful world is facing. Bring a portable alarm clock from home or use your phone!

1-4pm: Meet your MPs around parliament. 10,000 of us will meet with our MPs in the streets around Parliament, all at the same time! 

How will I get there?

  1. There are dedicated coaches travelling from 10 locations in the UK directly to the mass lobby, with the closest station being Manchester you can buy tickets here. For those attending the lobby, the discount code CCL2019 will get you 25% off National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station on the day. We advise everyone to use public transport or car sharing where possible.
     
  2. North Wales Wildlife Trust is organising a minibus from Bangor on a first come first serve basis. (There will be no charge for the minibus, but you would be responsible for buying your own tube ticket on the day). Get to know your fellow North Wales Wildlife Trust supporters as well as our lovely staff and travel together on the day! The minibus will set off from North Wales Wildlife Trusts Bangor office (Llys Garth, Garth Road, Bangor, LL57 2RT) at 6am on June 26th travelling to Amersham where we will take a tube into London (1 hour). We will depart from the lobby event at 5pm back to Amersham where we will then drive back to North Wales with an aim to be back in Bangor between 11pm and 12am. To book your place on the minibus please email Andy at Andy.OCallaghan@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE: This is a rough guide and plans on the day may change. Anyone travelling down to London with the bus should stay in the group. Peoples contact numbers will be collected before the event to ensure we can get hold of you should we lose you. Please keep a charged phone with you at all times and bring food/water for the journey.

If you are not joining us on our coach, we still advise everyone to use public transport or car sharing where possible. There are other dedicated coaches travelling from various points in the UK directly to the mass lobby, with the closest station being Manchester you can buy tickets here. For those attending the lobby, the discount code CCL2019 will get you 25% off National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station on the day.

What will I do when I arrive?

If you are arriving by Tube there will be volunteers on hand to direct you to the lobby.

The lobby line is from the Houses of Parliament down to Lambeth Bridge and back along the other side of the river Thames. There will be signposts for regions and constituencies — see the lobby guide for details.

Organisations involved

Catholic Aid Agency (CAFOD), Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, RSPB, Tearfund, Oxfam, National Trust, Women’s Institute (WI), WWF and The Woodland Trust

Can’t make it?

If you can’t make it then don’t worry, as there are other ways to make your voice heard. We are asking people to share why they care about nature’s recovery, so that we can hand deliver these personal messages to MPs over the summer and autumn. It’s crucial as many of us make our voices heard as possible, as now is the time for our politicians to stand up for stronger environmental laws. Join us in taking action for a Wilder Future and help write the next chapter for our natural world today.

Take action

Please note your contact details will be held by The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts who promise to protect your data in accordance with Wildlife Trust Privacy Policy.