CALNE Town Council has announced Eco Fest Calne, a go-green event designed to tie-in with the COP26 international climate change conference in Glasgow.

The council promises the event at the town hall on November 6 will be "a great and fun opportunity for everyone in the Calne Community Area to celebrate our local environment, wildlife and biodiversity.”

It said: “The idea is that Eco Fest will be a lively and positive event; there will be local, sustainable goods for sale, tasty refreshments to try and information from local organisations and groups designed to advise and inspire people to take small or large actions which could save money and help save the planet too.

“We would like to encourage children and young people to join the Eco Fest so they can inspire us with their ideas about building a better future. We are asking them to make a green pledge for the environment and to ask their family to make one too, an idea or promise can be written on an acorn-shaped pledge sheet.

“This can be brought along to the event to be hung on our Calne ‘Communitree’, which will be made out of recycled materials and we hope will provide a talking point at the event and possibly at future in person events too.”

For young residents without access to an oak tree, the council added: “There will be acorns available at the event so don’t worry, you can complete your pledge there on the day.”

The first 100 pledges delivered to the event will be rewarded with a sustainable snack.

Young people will also have the opportunity to take part in free upcycling jewellery activities, which will be run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and will be an opportunity to create “Christmas gifts that won’t cost the earth”.

The council is inviting residents of all ages to join in two community discussions to talk about how the town can all work together to support our environment.

They are the ‘Blue and Green’ using green spaces and water ways more sustainably, and ‘Getting around’, a discussion about travelling around the town and surrounding villages using healthy and active types of transport.