A TOWN council could become the latest authority in Oxfordshire to declare a 'climate emergency'.

Councillors on Didcot Town Council will discuss two motions at the next full council meeting on Monday calling on the body to do more to prevent climate change.

The first, proposed by David Rouane and Phil Davies, calls for the council to join others in declaring a climate emergency.

Staff should be trained in promoting carbon neutrality and policies should be updated where necessary to reduce the impact on the environment.

A second motion, prepared by Marie Walsh and Celia Wilson, also calls for the council to approach South Oxfordshire District Council to ask for practical steps in how to bring down carbon emissions with a view to being carbon neutral by 2030 and zero carbon by 2050.

The motion states: "It is important for the residents of Didcot that Didcot Town Council commits to achieving carbon neutrality and moving on to carbon zero as quickly as possible.

"The consequences of a global temperature rise of more than 1.5°C are so severe that preventing this from happening must be humanity’s number one priority."

Both motions will be discussed by councillors at the meeting which starts at 7.30pm in the Didcot Civic Hall.