A TYNEDALE village has launched its own climate action group.

Wylam Parish Council declared a climate emergency on November 8, coinciding with the COP26 climate change conference.

The Wylam climate action group will aim to develop local projects to reduce the carbon footprint of the community.

"It’s clear that action is needed on a national and international level, but individual and community action is also going to be important", said John Hanley, Wylam Parish Councillor.

"Many local councils are trying to grapple with climate change issues to work out what can be done to move to a more sustainable and climate friendly situation."

A recent climate action event held at Wylam Institute was attended by 80 local residents.

There were stalls on different aspects of climate change and sustainability, while speakers included chair of Wylam Parish Council, Colin Percy, Northumberland County Councillor Holly Waddell, Herbie Newell, of Humshaugh Net Zero, Northumberland County Council's climate change team's Hannah Davison and Lauren Tetley, of Ovingham Middle School Eco Council.