BUSINESSES and residents are being called on to help fight against climate change.

A climate action partnership has been launched for residents in Heybridge who are interested in getting involved in climate-friendly projects.

The projects and schemes include energy saving at home, tree planting, flood protection for homes, sustainable travel options, solar power, recycling, minimising waste, 'grow your own' projects, using local produce and a range of eco-friendly products.

There will also be a discussion on what climate change means for Heybridge followed by a talk by Professor Jules Pretty, the chair of the Essex climate change action commission at Essex University.

A spokesman for the Maldon District Council said: “The idea is that with initial support and guidance on funding opportunities from local authorities, organisations and experts, the new Climate Action Partnership will be run by and for Heybridge residents and businesses.”

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The launch meeting is on Wednesday, November 30, at Plantation Hall in Colchester Road, Heybridge.

Doors open at 7pm and the meeting will start at 7.30pm.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided at the end of the meeting.

For more information contact the Climate Action Friends at