News & Events

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.

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Planet Purbeck have released their new "Change is Coming" report

Planet Purbeck “Change is Coming” Report released

Taking 10 months to create, the report aims to inform the wider community of the ongoing nature recovery transforming our countryside and coastline, and share the views many locals have expressed about them.

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Nature and Wildlife Fair Saturday 20th April

Come and find out about the natural riches on Wareham’s doorstep! Featuring activities, displays and leaflets – as well as home-made cake and refreshments.

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New nests for house martins

Thanks to the enthusiastic community at Westgate in Wareham, 12 new artificial nest cups for house martins have been installed on houses there to boost the local colony.

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Community Christmas Fair

A huge thank you to all the visitors to our fair last Saturday – over 270 of you! And to all the table holders for displaying such attractive ways for us to have a Sustainable Christmas!

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Rapid EV chargers arrive in Wareham

Following a campaign by Sustainable Wareham, the Town Council has agreed to install Rapid Electric Vehicle chargers in Howards Lane car park. Cllr David Budd, the chairman of the Council’s Amenities Committee, has been a strong supporter of our proposal and has managed the project.

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Sustainable Wareham invites you to Wander Wareham’s Wilderness

Join us for a stroll around Wareham’s nature, talking about wild plants, trees and fungi. We’ll also wonder at the wildlife around us.

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New projects

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

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Planting Black Poplars

On 3rd May, Sustainable Wareham volunteers helped plant 20 black poplars on Wareham water-meadows.

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Nature and Wildlife Leaflet

The leaflet is now a reality! Pick up your copy from all the usual outlets for the Visit Wareham series.

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Nature and Wildlife Fair

We are organising a community fair celebrating Purbeck’s amazing natural riches and its exciting future.

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Can you be too successful?

Wareham residents have been recycling their blister packs with such enthusiasm that we have to ask you to stop taking them to Bare Necessities and Day Lewis!

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You can now help us raise funds us through the Co-op!

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Sustainable Wareham Family Event – Friday 16th September

Launch of Planet Purbeck Festival.

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Funding Award Received

Fantastic news – we’ve been awarded £1,500 from the Wessex Water Foundation via Dorset Community Foundation towards our community and …

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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 …

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Wareham Solar Streets Zoom meeting this Thursday evening

An online Zoom meeting for Wareham Solar Streets will take place this Thursday, 36th May at 7pm. You may have received or …

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New recycling opportunities at local shops

Our ‘Rethinking Rubbish’ workstream volunteers have been working hard to find new local recycling opportunities for previously hard to recycle …

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Purbeck Repair Café is in Wareham this Saturday 14th May!

The Purbeck Repair Café is in Wareham this Saturday 14th May, from 10am to 2pm, in Wareham Town Hall. Our …

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Solar Streets are coming to Wareham!

The Solar Streets initiative will soon be launched in Wareham, enabling residents to get a competitive quote on a rooftop solar panel …

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Recycle your chocolate tubs!

https://tub2pub.co.uk/tub2pub/ Some pubs will take your empty plastic chocolate/biscuit tubs for recycling and raise money for charity. Must be clean, …

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Christmas Fair Success!

On Saturday 12th November Sustainable Wareham organised their first Christmas Fair in Wareham Town Hall and brought together a number …

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Christmas Fair

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Hedges at Hayricks

Following an approach to Arne Parish Council, a number of Sustainable Wareham members joined councillors, residents and Trees for Dorset …

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The Green Dress

Following our fundraising event at half term, we took some lovely clothes to The Green Dress, 10 South Street in …

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Oct/Nov Newsletter

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Sustainable Wareham Half-Term Children’s Workshop and Stalls

Community Fun for all ages at Half-Term Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 10am-12.15pm at Stoborough Village Hall Come and join us …

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Planet Purbeck Youth Group has launched!

Young people 11 years plus are welcome to join the new Planet Purbeck Youth Group, meeting Wednesdays 6-8pm at the …

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Nature Tots starting at National Trust Studland Bay

By Charlie Stockley (engagement volunteer) Are you and your family interested in connecting with nature? Join us at Nature Tots, …

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Wanda in Wareham

Another successful day for Wanda the Waste Warrior Fish. Shelley Cranshaw, Chair of Arne Parish Council, and Jackie Hall, Wareham …

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Wanda the Waste Warrior on tour

The Purbeck Tour has started. The fish is gobbling up cans and plastic bottles near the Lulworth Visitor Centre and …

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Sustainable Wareham at the Quay

We held our first public event at Wareham Market on the Quay last Saturday, and were delighted at the interest …

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June Newsletter

What has Sustainable Wareham been getting up to? Our first newsletter has now been published.

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Wanda the waste warrior fish

Wanda the Waste Warrior Fish to visit Wareham?

The 6-metre-long fish sculpture which landed in Poole in April to highlight the problem of ocean plastic pollution now has …

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Bra Bank Poster

Recycle your bras for the fight against breast cancer

Sustainable Wareham is pleased to work with the Wareham Bare Necessities zero waste shop to promote recycling and reduce waste. …

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Sustainable Wareham Quay meeting

New eco group Sustainable Wareham meets for first time

The environmental group Sustainable Swanage has a new neighbour – Sustainable Wareham and the two have started to work together …

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Waste Warrior Fish on Purbeck Tour?

Sustainable Wareham members [Anne-Marie Goodbody, Paula Edwards and Vicky Charles] had a very productive ‘virtual’ meeting with Andrew Brown – …

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Mary Morris

Sustainable Wareham is growing!

A new environmental group born out of a Women’s Institute has taken root in Wareham. Sustainable Wareham is the brainchild …

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