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Updates from July 2022

Wedmore Warmer Winter

This winter will be a struggle for many. Plans are afoot to help through the Community Council for Somerset’s Village Agent Scheme. Look out for how you can help.

Wedmore’s Solar 1000

Congratulations our partner Sunlit Solar who have hit 50 PV Panel installations installed or booked for installation.

Worthington Woods Food Forest

If you have not been down there yet come and see the sights and sounds of nature – including fruits and berries for you to pick and enjoy, two outdoor meeting areas, bird boxes, bat boxes, hedgehog boxes and bee/bug hotels nestled in amongst the fruit trees and fruit bushes.
If you have time to take on a specific task, please contact us (07984 924432). Otherwise see you perhaps at the regular monthly get togethers/work parties on the first Saturday on each month from 4pm …. Next one on the Saturday 6th August

The ‘Close to Home’ village cookbooks

On sale at The Cottage Gallery, at The Swan and at The Valley Smokehouse at The Wheatsheaf. A great present that exemplifies our village’s community spirit and energy

20’s Plenty

You may have noticed that other villages are, or are considering, reducing the speed limit from 30mph to 20 mph. You may agree with us that “20’s Plenty”. Watch out to see how you can help

Terry’s Community Woods and Orchard

Just 15 minutes’ walk to the east of the village. If you have not yet been there, have a look at the website for the route and watch out for work parties soon at this magical spot

Wedmore Community Mapping – Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC)

Let’s record our nature data so we can show that our natural environment bouncing back in Wedmore.
Green Wedmore, collaborating with SERC, has launched the Wedmore Community Mapping scheme so everyone with a smart phone can learn and record all the amazing
plants and animals we have in the parish. More information is on the SERC website here; . To take part you just need to register for iNaturalist on your computer here;  before downloading
the iNaturalist and Seek apps on your phone (more info on those phone apps can be found here

Wellbeing Day – Saturday 17 th September

Along with many of the clubs and associations in the village, Green Wedmore will have a stand where you can talk to active members, learn what is going on and perhaps be enthused to join us.

Freecycle – Sunday 2 nd October

Start looking in those sheds and attics and come along to the Cheddar Road from 10am to midday on Sunday 2 nd October to give your unwanted and unloved things a second life. The only rules are that no money changes hands and that you remove items not taken away at
the conclusion

The Autumn Big Tidy Up – Sunday 30 th October

Join us for the autumn village tidy up. With fresh impetus from Blackford, many new helpers from Wedmore and re-equipped by a donation of litter pickers from Thatchers

Cider, we are well set to help keep the roads and lanes around the village clean and cared for. Meet in the yard of Borough House

Repair Café – Saturday 26 th November (TBC)
There is a new hand on the tiller so look out for the return of the Repair Café – probably on the last Saturday in November.
If you are handy at mending things, please contact Green Wedmore and lend us a hand as we give fresh life to worn and damaged items

Aluminium Cans

Rather than recycling your aluminium cans please flatten them and bring them to the big bag hanging in the open fronted barn in the yard of Borough House. They will be taken to the scrapyard and turned into money for Green Wedmore village projects.

A Community Supported Agriculture Scheme for Wedmore?

Following an inspirational visit to Plotgate farm in Barton St. David in July, join us soon as we visit other community farms in the county that might serve as a template for something
similar in Wedmore.

Parish Council

Our Parish Council has signed the Green Charter and do a great deal to support Green Wedmore and our local environment. They are short of councilors at present – can you play a part by becoming a parish councilor and help maintain the green momentum?

Green Wedmore Meetings

On the last Monday of every month at St Mary’s at 7.30pm ….. or at Worthington Woods Food Forest if the weather is good!
Come along to our meeting and AGM to see how you can help on Monday 26th September