An eco festival is being held in Northallerton to give people the chance to see what is being done in the town – and how they can get involved.

Alongside craft and seed stalls, people can also quiz their local councillors, get involved in a Gardeners Question Time with holistic land management expert, Emma Casson and Simon Cross of Northdale, and go walkabout to see the community gardens.

Organised in the Town Hall through Climate Action Northallerton, the aim is to encourage people to find out more about what has been done and hopes and plans for the future.

Local author, Robert Thorniley-Walker, who wrote climate novel Greenhush, will discuss international climate policies, scientific predictions and the future of the North York Moors.

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Craft projects will also take place, with children encouraged to get involved using spare parts and leftovers with a scarecrow theme. Guided walking tours are being run in the afternoon visiting Northallerton’s wildlife and gardening treasures, the Secret Garden, Applegarth Community Garden, Cherry Croft Community Garden and Willow Beck.

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A litter pick is being run with local group the Wombles so people can find out more about their ongoing work.

Sally Anderson, one of the co-ordinators, said: “We are focusing in on what is happening and promoting the positive things that people can do. It’s a celebration of what has been achieved. It will be good for people to see what is going on on the ground.

“There will be walking tours around the gardens themselves and a litter pick with the Wombles showing the incredible work they do to keep the town tidy. There are craft stalls for people to make things out of left overs and spare bits, with a scarecrow theme.

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“There is an Incredible Edible seed library so there is the opportunity for people to be quite practical. We want it to be about planning and doing rather than just saying things to people about the climate, this is a demonstration to give people some ideas.

“We will have a board and postcards so people can put down their messages for our MP Rishi Sunak telling him about the sort of things that matter to them. It’s free and the stalls will be set up from around 10.30am, we really want people to come along, see what has been happening and hopefully get involved.

"It is about people feeling they have some hope and some way of expressing their love of the plant and of nature, and considering what the council’s and government can do.”

The event is on Saturday, October 28 in Northallerton Town Hall.