Wilding Wimborne's aim is to help the reversal of dramatic insect and wildlife loss by bringing the community together to 'Take Action for Insects'. There are 7 objectives derived from Professor Dave Goulson's report on 'the decline of insects'.
Wimborne Repair Café are all about fixing things. A place to bring along your items in need of repair that would otherwise be wasted.
This event not only provides repair services but is also a space for people to come together for a social chat and to pass on skills.
What do we mean by Plastic Free?
The banner 'Plastic Free' can be puzzling, even misleading, how can we ever be Plastic Free?
The concept of the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Plastic Free communities campaign centres on SINGLE USE plastic such as bottles, bags, coffee cups and straws.
We are winning on waste - Save your waste and help good causes!
Fairtrade puts more power into the hands of sustainable, small-scale producers in developing countries and demonstrates that there are alternatives to large-scale trade - alternatives that work for the producers and for us as consumers.
The Fairtrade Foundation certifies products as fairly traded and awards the Fairtrade Mark and awards Fairtrade Town status.
DorsetCAN (Dorset Climate Action Network) is a network of community groups and individuals working together for a shared vision of a clean, green, sustainable Dorset.
Dorset 2030 is a comprehensive report setting out this vision. Compiled by a team of volunteers, with input from the general public, academics and sustainability professionals it highlights more than 120 case studies of positive steps already taking place by councils, businesses, schools, universities, colleges, and most importantly community groups across the county.
Our aim is to improve and reduce the church’s environmental impact. We recognise that the world is changing fast and it is important to support action to reduce global warming and maintain biodiversity.
We care because it is God’s creation, not ours, and as a church we are committed to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustaining the life of our planet.
The Minster has twice held Eco-Congregation Awards and since 2017 holds the Eco Church Silver award, which assesses all aspects of church life and management.
Let’s Go Eco is a Facebook Page set up by enthusiastic environmental campaigner Torin.
“I want to help people become more eco friendly and make the World a happy place to live in.”
Torin’s aim is to help people make a difference to the World, however small. Indeed, his slogan is “Every little thing makes a difference”.
On his Facebook page you will see lots of hints and tips about living Greener so why not check it out!
In 2018, St John’s gained its first (Bronze) Eco Church* award, thanks to features like solar panels, a ‘Give & Take’ board, no disposable cups, Toilet Twinning and effective recycling.
A small Eco Team continues to encourage progress towards the next, more challenging (Silver) award. We have created a pollinator-friendly flower-bed, installed vegetable beds in the church office garden, have fitted a bird box, and have plans for bird feeders and wildflower planting.
Wimborne's Fair Trade Shop
Helping to make a fairer world
Gifts from around the world
Fairtrade food, cards and wrapping paper
Accessories, jewellery and soap
Ethical women's clothing and babywear
We are open
Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
trade justice by providing a sales outlet for fairly traded goods
We are located
in the Cornmarket next to the White Hart pub
about 100m from the Minster
close to the Minster and Westfield Close Car Parks
Wimborne Community Theatre’s next production will be performed on or beside the River Allen and River Stour, focussing on themes relating to a sense of what it means to live near the rivers, and the importance of the river ecology in our lives.
WCT is looking for members of the community with or without experience of theatre, to join WCT as actors, singers, dancers or backstage workers (sewing, making props, puppets, sound recordings) or anyone with creative ideas who would like to explore being part of a creative team.
The Eco-Church Sub Committee is answerable to the PCC in providing a think tank on ecological matters, overseeing our involvement with the Eco Church Project and its effects on Church and Congregation. This would include monitoring of grounds management, sustainability, transport, community links, buildings, fairtrade compliance, carbon footprint, sustainable purchasing, lifestyle challenge and input of ideas into worship and informing and empowering the congregation.
Step into our historic house and discover the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked here over the centuries. During your visit, we invite you to explore the numerous collections and themed exhibitions, and find out more about Wimborne Minster and the surrounding areas of East Dorset.
Here at the Museum of East Dorset, there really is something for everyone, from the stunning Roman wall paintings and ancient archaeological artefacts to the beautifully preserved kitchen that takes you back in time.
Wimborne Community Garden
A place for the community to come together, share skills and grow food. We will be growing fresh produce for the Beaucroft cafe and the local food bank.
Everyone is welcome. Gardening open times.
Wednesday 9am-12pm, Friday 1pm-4pm, Sunday 2pm-4.30pm
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Planet Wimborne and Wimborne Green Festival are delighted to announce the programme for 2023
For this annual Green Festival, our amazing community groups, businesses, organisations and churches join forces to put together a week of fantastic events and activities designed to encourage us all to live more sustainably. We’re particularly excited that this year’s programme includes Springwatch and Animal Park presenter Megan McCubbin headlining the opening weekend with an event at QE School.
Corfe Mullen Climate Change Working Group is made up of residents and Corfe Mullen town councillors working together to help address climate change and the ecological emergency.
Our vision is for Corfe Mullen to become carbon neutral by 2030 and we are assembling a Climate Change Action Plan.
Little Green Prom Dress provides affordable dress hire on a not-for-profit basis. There is a deposit of £10 and a small hire cost £5 to cover costs of cleaning and possible repairs/replacements. Photos and information about all the dresses will be posted on our Facebook page (Little Green Prom Dress Wimborne). If you have any questions please visit our Facebook page or email email@example.com
Established in 2019, a group for volunteers who care about the town and want to reduce waste and single use plastic. Volunteers created enough fabric bunting to cover the town in 2019 and made red white and blue jubilee bunting in 2022. In 2023 the group has made over 500 Boomerang Bags. These have been donated to Wimborne Food Bank and to some of our independent shops in town.
Trees for Wimborne considers that it is important that our town plays its part in contributing towards the need for more trees across Britain. We would like to see an increase in tree numbers with the aim of attaining a minimum of 20 % canopy cover in Wimborne and the surrounding areas. We believe that these trees will create multiple benefits: mitigation against climate change, provision of habitats for wildlife, a more interesting landscape reflecting the changing seasons, and as a joy and comfort for those who live, work and visit Wimborne.
Makers + Shakers is a Wimborne based group that carries out environmental campaigns using its hand-crafted items. These crafted items are intended to influence people towards supporting a more environmentally sustainable society.
They provoke individuals and organisations to think and act in new ways to counter the environmental crisis. Working together to create items we hope we can foster mindfulness and give the makers an outlet for their feelings of anxiety and despair about the state of the environment.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” (Mahatma Gandhi)
Wimborne Gardening Club is open to all those interested in growing and learning about growing produce, growing flowers and growing their own knowledge. We were formerly Wimborne Horticultural Society but we have taken the decision to reform, to encourage all ages and abilities. As a young expanding group we will welcome all members of society in the hope we may learn, make new friends and discover plenty of new knowledge and skills e.g. composting or recycling, all in a relaxed friendly environment.