Hurray for House Martins

Paul Stevens of House Martin Conservation UK & Ireland gave an inspirational talk on building a house martin colony. It’s good to know that taking action for wildlife works! and that we can ALL do something to help these birds and make sure they are not lost from our summer skies.

No Bin, Planet Win!

“Use your loaf – save dough!” was our mantra for a recent foodie workshop held at Wareham United Reformed Church. All sorts of bread from the local Sainsbury’s and Co-op, otherwise destined for landfill, was saved by Wareham Community Fridge and chosen by Felicity for greater things – a star-bakery role in our ½ day workshop!

Schools for Hedgehogs

Although Wareham and Sandford are lucky to have more hedgehogs than most towns in the UK, these funny little creatures are “vulnerable to extinction” and need our help! Sustainable Wareham has therefore mounted a joint project with Dorset Mammal Group to help the hog population thrive.

Swifts, swallows and house martins

With enthusiastic support from residents, in February 2024 we installed 12 artificial nest cups on houses at Westgate and established a monitoring programme to record success.

New projects

These are some of the projects we are planning to work on this year.

Visit Wareham for Nature and Wildlife

This project puts Wareham on the map as THE base for enthusiasts and experts to explore the unique nature and wildlife of Purbeck. Sustainable Wareham and Visit Wareham, in collaboration with many environmental and conservation organisations, have created a website “Nature and Wildlife – Visit Wareham”, and have produced a leaflet called Visit Wareham for Nature and Wildlife.

Active and Sustainable Transport

This Project looks for ways we can help residents and visitors to Wareham and the surrounding area reduce our high dependency on cars. Some of it is as simple as improving the pavements and footpaths so that walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys. Other action is more ambitious such as supporting safe cycling through led rides.

Festival Launch in Wareham

Join Us! Sustainable Wareham are proud to host a Family Event to Launch this year’s Planet Purbeck Festival. When: Friday 16th September 2022 from 4.00pm till 9.00pm Where: On the Wareham Quay and in Wareham Parish Hall Family Friendly Activities Live Music from Country/Folk Duos Flogan and Leverstock Tasty local food and drink – including Salt Pig […]