Richmondshire residents join climate strike protest

Protestors on Darlington High Row.

Richmondshire residents joined a climate strike protest in Darlington yesterday.

Parents and children from several schools attended the event, including Leyburn, Richmond Methodist and Wavell Primary in Catterick Garrison.

Parent Ros Webb, whose child attends Leyburn Primary School, said: “We went along to support Friends of the Earth Darlington and Trade Unions Council who organised the event.

“It had an excellent turn out and a very moving speech given by a young local teenager.”

Darlington MP Jenny Chapman made a speech to the crowd who gathered in Darlington’s Stanhope Park.

Climate strikes were held in towns and cities across the country with campaigners calling on the Government to take urgent action against climate change.

The action was inspired by young environmentalist Greta Thunberg.

Further protests will be held around the world in a week of action up until next Friday.


  1. Amazing action by committed children and young people. We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place for future generations as well as our own. Act now before it’s too late. Kids, you should be proud of yourselves 🙂

  2. It was such an incredible day with so much positivity which really gives hope for the future of we all join in and do our bit.

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