A Government minister will meet residents this evening to discuss how they can help the environment.

Secretary of State for energy and climate change, Ed Miliband MP, will be visiting Walthamstow to talk with residents about cutting carbon emissions ahead of the Copenhagen summit.

Labour prospective party candidate for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, who organised the event, said: “It is vital the political leaders at the Copenhagen summit make a deal which cuts carbon emissions internationally otherwise floods, famines and pollution will blight the lives of millions of people here and abroad.

"I’m delighted Ed Miliband is making time to come to Walthamstow and I urge anyone interested in this issue to attend this event to talk with him and Neil Gerrard MP."

There will be also be stalls by Waltham Forest's Transition Town Group, Oxfam, Action Aid, the 10:10 campaign, Soul Survivor, the Muslim and Christian Youth Climate Change Forum, the Forest Recycling Project and Active Environments and Re-use East London.

The event is at Willowfield School, in Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm today.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to email Stella on stella@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk