KIDDERMINSTER climate change activists took to the town centre streets earlier today to march for a greener future.

The Climate Strike rally saw Wyre Forest groups come together to protest for positive action in light of a global 'climate emergency.'

The rallying point for the event was outside Kidderminster Town Hall, and people started to gather around 11am.

From there, a march was held and a number of speeches made. At its peak, the rally saw over 100 people in attendance.

The event was supported by Wyre Forest Green Party, Wyre Forest Labour, district council chairman Shazu Miah, Wyre Forest Friends of the Earth, Wyre Forest Vegans and The Socialist Party.

Wyre Forest Green Councillor Vicky Caulfield said: “I am proud that a good number of us have turned out for today’s Climate Strike protest to show that there are people locally who care about the future of the Planet and want something done urgently.

"The Climate Strike action today was held in conjunction with events all around the world, involving millions of people.

“We have 3 demands in the UK. Firstly, stop burning fossil fuels. Secondly, the UK move to a zero carbon economy by 2030 – because 2050 is too late.

"Finally, implement a “Green New Deal” that would be a fair transition for people and businesses in the existing oil economy to a renewable and Earth-friendly economy.”

From Wyre Forest Labour, Stephen Brown said: "From a Labour perspective the message was two fold. The first was to raise awareness of the climate emergency.

"Secondly, it was to take it to the next level for positive action to address this."

Ronnie Lee of Wyre Forest Vegans said: "As a vegan group, we support groups working to solve the climate emergency because it affects us all.

"Lots of species have gone extinct because of climate change."