A proposal by Abbots Langley Parish Council could set an example to small villages as the UK strives to battle climate change.

In an attempt to reduce waste and its carbon footprint, Abbots Langley Parish Council is looking to put measures in place so that all green waste is composted and resupplied to residents for use in their gardens.

It is also hoped that areas of meadow land could be created and a community project could be set up to plant more trees in these areas.

Speaking at the parish council meeting on Wednesday, Councillor Belinda Phipps said it was beneficial to "keep the fertility of the area, in the area" and spoke of the "serious" need to be active in the fight against climate change at all levels of the community.

The moves, which are still in their early stages, will be discussed at the next parish council meeting in September.