MOLLY Scott Cato MEP came to Stroud on Friday to meet with Stroud residents ahead of the European Parliament elections next week.

Molly, the Green member of the European Parliament for the South West, met families with young children who are part of Extinction Rebellion, over a picnic and clothes swap at Daisy Bank.

Molly said: “It was great to meet with families in Stroud who are campaigning for a future for their children. It really feels like Stroud is the home of a big movement towards climate change action, and it was exciting to meet with parents, young children and other residents who are campaigning passionately but peacefully for our planet.”

Nicola Hill, who coordinates Extinction Rebellion for Families in Stroud, said: “It was great to meet with Molly and to share our concerns about climate change with her. Everyone who came along today enjoyed meeting and chatting with Molly, and we enjoyed meeting up. Anyone who wants to join the next Extinction Rebellion families meet-up will be welcome. Find us on Facebook for more details.”

Extinction Rebellion Families meets regularly and anyone is welcome to come along.

They are on Facebook as Families for the Planet (XR Stroud).

Molly Scott Cato was in Stroud as part of a day of campaigning, which included attending the Stroud4Europe street stall on the High Street; meeting members of the Randwick Primary Eco Group, and attending a hustings in the evening at the Chapter House in Gloucester.