PROTESTS on concerns over climate change were echoed in Settle on Friday as events in the town centre and at St John's Methodist Church tool place.

Judith Allinson of Langcliffe writes:

"Big Events were held around the world and in Leeds and London on Friday, September 20, so we were pleased that Settle had its very own event too.

"I set up a table early in the morning on the cobbles on the north side of the Market Place with the equipment to make flags. Prayer flags - or campaign flags according to text.

"The flags are just over 20 by 20cm in dimension and made out of cloth of plain colour, mostly obtained from our three charity shops. People responded to the question "How do you feel about climate Change" by choosing a colour and writing on the flag with a permanent marker. We pegged them onto string to display them.

"At 1pm a group of people arrived for our "official climate strike" time. I explained about the flags, and asked individual people to make themselves known.

Sarah Wiltshire told people about ACE Settle (email Action on Climate Emergency Settle and District)

Andy Brown our Green Councillor and Green Parliamentary Candidate told us about the need for a climate strike, and about all the activity that had been taking place in Skipton earlier that morning.

"After the Settle "big crowd" left at 2pm I stayed on with the help of two more people, encouraging more people to write flags. It was really good hearing individual people's ideas as they filled in the flags.

The flags are now displayed on the wall in St John's Methodist Church Hall, where over 250 hall weekly users will see them.

"On Sunday 22 Sept, our minister Reverend Tim Broughton used the idea in the christening service at St Johns Methodist Church, Settle, enabling the congregation with all the guests and children to write down their prayers on them.

Mr Broughton played a short video fronted by David Attenborough, saying how much quicker climate change is taking place than he had expected. It included a clip of Mike Berners-Lee who had talked to us in this very room in May about points covered in his book 'There is no planet B'."