A CLIMATE action group is to meet in Tow Law for the first time this weekend.

The group has been formed to come up with ways of combatting climate change and its potential impact on the agricultural industry, affecting a major part of the local economy.

Durham County Council declared a climate emergency in February and said it wants to see a 60 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.
The event in Tow Law is supported by the town council.

People are invited to discuss fighting climate change at a local level, everything from solar panels to electric charging points and the problem of single-use plastics.

Paul Stokes, of Tow Law Community Association, said: “We would like to leave the planet in a better way than we found it.”

Organisers said the action group is open to all ages, but it is not affiliated to the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion.
The meeting will take place in Tow Law community centre on Saturday, at 3pm.