Visitors flocked far and wide to Abbots Langley over the weekend for the village’s first “Big Green Day”.

Hundreds of people packed into the Henderson Hall on Saturday for the event which was organised by the Abbots Langley Transition Town Association (ALTTA).

The community organisation is dedicated to helping residents across the village reduce their carbon footprint and fuel bills.

Groups including the village’s gardening society, as well as the local police, gathered together to explore how Abbots Langley residents can work together to prepare for the future effects of climate change.

Ian Bond, organiser, said: “The day was a fantastic success and I am so pleased that there was such an atmosphere of celebration, hope and optimism.

“I hope that this will provide a foundation for future joint schemes, supporting and learning from each other and recognising and celebrating the unique and priceless contribution that all groups and individuals make to our vibrant community.”

The event was funded using a grant from Hertfordshire County Councillor and Liberal Democrat representative Paul Goggins’ Locality Budget.

Locality budgets were launched by the county council in July 2009, with funding to be used for worthy causes in Hertfordshire.

ALTTA’s next event will be on Saturday April 2 at 10.30am in the Methodist Church Hall, Langley Road, Abbots Langley.

Film footage of the association’s initiatives across the world will be shown, followed by a discussion on what proposals could be adopted in Abbots Langley.

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