Furness Climate Change Citizens’ Jury


The jury will see 20 citizens come together to shape action taken on climate change across Furness.

Their starting point will be to consider the question; “What should happen in the Furness area to address the emergency of climate change?”

Barrow Borough Council launched the recruitment process for the Jury in October 2021.

The jury will hear a range of expert opinions before reaching a series of recommendations for the council.

Letters have now been sent to 4,000 households randomly selected from the Royal Mail’s address database by the Sortition Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes the use of stratified, random selection in decision-making.

The selection process will make sure there is a diverse range of people in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, where people live and attitude to climate change.

The Furness Climate Change Citizens’ Jury will meet for ten Tuesday evening sessions over a three-month period starting on November 16 and finishing on February 8, 2022 with a three week break over the Christmas period. All participants will receive £250 in vouchers as a thank you for their time.

Only citizens who receive a letter from the council will be able to register to take part. The recipients of the letter can sign up using the link or by ringing the freephone number, both of which are provided in the letter.

Anyone who is aged 15 years of age or over in the household can register to be considered for the Furness Climate Change Citizens’ Jury.

The deadline for residents registering an interest in taking part is Monday 25th October 2021.