Get inspired to tackle climate change

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Residents in Welford, Clipston, East Farndon and other north Northamptonshire villages are being urged to support a national initiative to take action on climate change.

Harborough area villages that reside within the Daventry District Council area can do their bit for the environment by backing Climate Week, which started on Monday and runs until this Sunday.

The campaign aims to highlight the simple changes people can make to help protect the planet and is being championed by Daventry Council.

Thousands of businesses, charities, schools, local authorities and other groups have held events during Climate Week since it was launched in 2011.

Activities planned at Daventry Council include a staff recycling challenge, planting at Daventry Country Park, rewards for anyone travelling to work using a green mode of transport and a collection for the National Canal Flood Appeal to help fund repairs to canals and rivers following the recent floods.

Cllr Daniel Cribbin, the environment portfolio holder at the council, said: “It’s great to see staff getting behind this national campaign that aims to focus attention on the small changes we can all make to move towards a low-carbon society.

“It is an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues, friends and community groups, and for us all to get inspired and do our bit to combat climate change.”

For more information about taking action on climate change in the Daventry area, visit the website

For further details about Climate Week, see the website

Story by Alex Blackwell

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