Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Help show that people in and around Alton care about the effects of climate change.

The crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference opens in Paris on 30 November this year. Its objective is “ achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world."

A group of local people have come together under the title Alton Climate Alliance to hold an event in Alton on Saturday 28 November, the day before the big events planned for London and in cities all over the world.

They would like to see as many people as possible in the Public Gardens at 12 noon on 28 November for an aerial photo (taken by a drone), which they can send to the Paris talks, and to David Cameron.

The aim? For our politicians to hear that Alton - one town in many - is counting on them to work for a binding agreement on climate at the Paris conference.

At the Rally there will be other ways to show your support, eg making hand prints to stick on placards which will be taken to the London Climate March the next day, 29 November.

Refreshments, live music, a Crazy Hat Parade and other stalls.

The Mayor of Pertuis, Alton’s Twin town in Provence, France, sent a letter of support quoting Antoine de Saint Exupéry, a famous French novelist: “We do not inherit the earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children”.

More information from Alton Climate Rally on Facebook, or ring 01420 83416.