USEFUL RESOURCES & LINKS
Wellington Food Co-op - set up in 2007 to put local people in the town in touch with local suppliers. Every week the co-op supplies vegetables grown by Ray Weymouth (who also has a stall at the Farmers' Market) plus eggs, bread and apple juice. Once a month, the co-op offers a meat box from Kittow Cattle in Hemyock. Contact Holly Regan-Jones / 01823 660161 or Ray Weymouth on 07791 604329
Wellington Farmers' Market on faceboook
Wellington LETS (local exchange trading system)
Brendon Energy - Wiveliscombe based energy cooperative set up in 2011 to produce renewable energy from community-owned projects
Somerset Savings & Loans - local credit union.
Somerset Car Share - part of national liftshare scheme
Car Share Devon - regional car share scheme
REPORTS & OTHER DOCUMENTS
Transition Town Wellington has produced a list of plastics that can be recycled at the Poole recycling site. The plastics recycling list can be downloaded here.
Towards a Resilient Wellington - outcomes of a workshop that took place in May 2010 when Wellington residents met to discuss the implications of peak oil and climate change. The report contains their unique vision of what a low carbon, resilient life for Wellington might be like in 2025. Download the TowardsResilientWellington.pdf
Taunton Deane Carbon Management & Local Resilience Strategy
Wivey Action on Climate - aims to raise awareness of climate change, to work with local people, businesses and community organisations in the Wiveliscombe area on climate change solutions, to promote and support low carbon and sustainable living and working in the area and to campaign for sustainable solutions to climate change which improve human well-being and protect the natural world.
Frack Free Somerset - a coalition of groups in Somerset taking action on hydraulic fracking.
Stop Hinkley - campaign group dedicated to the decommissioning of all nuclear reactors on the Bristol Channel and the Severn Estuary and committed to the introduction of greener technologies.
Laura Carpenter (Herbalist) - gained a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine from the University of East London and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the regulating body for medical herbalists, established in 1864. She practices from her home clinic in Wellington, Somerset.
Laura also runs herbal medicine workshops across Somerset, ranging from introduction to herbal medicine days, to cream making, winter remedies, herbal first aid kit making and many more, as well as herb identification walks across Somerset, monthly from April to October.
Laura also gives talks to local community groups on different aspects of health and herbal medicine.