ENVIRONMENT issues will be top of the bill as representatives gather to discuss election campaigns.

The local election hustings event, which is specifically about climate change and the environment, will take place on Monday, April 1, from 7pm until 9pm, at Richard Huish College.

The event has been organised by Taunton Transition Town and Taunton Green Parents to allow voters to make an 'informed decision' before the local elections on May 2.

The attendees will be councillors John Williams (Conservative, and current TDBC council leader), Federica Smith (Lib Dem), Dave Mansell (Green) Bob Rawle (Labour) and John Hunt (Ind).

A spokesman for the groups said: "Concerned about the environment and our future? Make an informed choice in the local elections in May.

"Taunton Transition Town and Taunton Green Parents invite you to a hustings where representatives from all the local political parties (and Independents) will answer questions on how they propose to address environmental issues locally, including climate change.

"The format will be based on BBC’s Question Time, where you send in questions ahead and a selection of these will be put (by you) to the panel.

"An independent chairman will ensure each panellist gets a say.

"This is a valuable opportunity to get to know your political representatives so that you can vote wisely on May 2."

To ask a question to the panel, email tauntontransition5@gmail.com before March 25.

The event is free to attend but donations to contribute to costs are welcome.

To book your place visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/local-election-hustings-climate-change-and-the-environment-tickets-55924809611.