Extinction Rebellion members from Marlborough and Devizes plan to be on the street in Marlborough tonight, as part of a nationwide protest urging the government to work harder to meet its climate change targets.

The group are holding a socially distanced protest on the High Street, near the Town Hall, at 6.30pm, making sure that members stay well apart. They will be asking people to add their signature and a message to a large scroll which will then be delivered to the area's MP Danny Kruger.

The scroll's message is that it's crucial that the government don't make economic decisions in next few months that will lock us into higher emissions in longer-term; that public money can't support industries and infrastructure in ways that isn't compatible with a net-zero economy and that if emissions are not brought down rapidly to net zero and biodiversity loss is not halted, the world face catastrophic and irreversible damage and a very unstable future.

XR actions are taking place across the country today as the Climate Change Committee has published its annual report, saying the government is not on track to meet its legal target of net-zero emissions by 2050 and there is an urgent need for a steeper reduction.