Llanidloes has become the latest town to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency.

Councillors agreed to follow Machynlleth and Welshpool town councils by declaring a climate emergency by making a commitment to tackling climate change.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Edward Breeze said the council had to do it and “start the ball rolling”. He added that there may be difficulties to achieve a carbon neutral town but the council would need to seek advice on achieving that goal.

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Ten members from the Llanidloes branch of the environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion put their case to town councillors at their latest meeting on Monday, March 26.

Jeremy Over, Extinction Rebellion Llanidloes, said: “We welcome the council’s decision to join the growing list of those demanding that our ecological crisis be treated with the urgency required. We look forward to working in partnership with the local community, in response to this declaration.

He added: “We want to see an action plan develop which proposes ways of reducing Llanidloes’ greenhouse gas emissions to net zero as soon as possible and making the town more resilient to climate impacts.”