RESIDENTS are invited to come and hear what north west MEPs are doing to tackle climate change at a public debate at Wilmslow next week.

The Climate Emergency Debate takes place at Wilmslow Parish Hall on Thursday, September 5, from 7.30pm to 9pm.

It is free to attend, and is being chaired by Sam Corcoran, the leader of Cheshire East Council.

The debate will include a panel of three of north west MEPs; Jane Brophy (Liberal Democrats), Julie Ward (Labour) and Gina Dowding (Green).

The event is being organised by Wilmslow for Europe and European Movement Macclesfield and East Cheshire.

“The evening will be a great opportunity to meet the politicians who represent us in the European Parliament and find out how their valuable work benefits us here in the north west,” said Sarah Murphy and Judith Hughes from the Wilmslow for Europe group.

“In a summer of record high temperatures and then devastating floods and the Whaley Bridge dam collapse, it could not be a better time to find out more about what they are doing to support environmental efforts locally.

"The debate at the parish hall will be an evening of informative discussion and insight.”