A GROUP of villagers have met to see how they can make their village climate friendly.

More than 40 residents of Riding Mill from right across the age spectrum met in the village hall on October 17.

A workshop, led by Gillian Orrell from Transition Tynedale allowed villagers to share their ideas on how to make Riding Mill a climate change village.

Resident David McKenzie, who attended the meeting, said: “The contributions from the children and young people were particularly powerful.

“There is a real energy in the village and we determined to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Practical measures were tabled and agreed. The next stage will see residents consider how the recommendations can best be implemented.

Northumberland County Council declared a climate emergency in June.