Somerset Council

Retrofit Somerset pilot scheme. Get involved. 

Date/time: Week Commencing 4 March
Location: Online
Entry: FREE. Booking essential.

Contact: research@thermly.co.uk and include your name postcode and a contact number. 

Are you interested in sustainable heating and heat pumps?

Retrofit Somerset is a partnership project funded by MSC Foundation and is being delivered by Somerset Climate Action Network, Somerset Council & a number of town and parish councils, Lendology, Somerset Independence Plus and the Centre for Sustainable Energy. The project has engaged with Thermly to pilot a new online platform to simplify the process of installing more sustainable forms of heating in homes such as heat pumps.
We are inviting interested residents to take part in their User Accessibility Testing.


In return for taking part in an hour long session, Thermly will send you a £50 voucher to spend on line.

Thermly logo and an image of an air source heat pump


Wild Women Walks - Yeovil Rivers Community Trust

Date/time: 6 March. 11am -1pm
Location: Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve

Entry: FREE. Booking is essential. Contact karis.hockey@yrct.org.uk

Yeovil Rovers Community Trust are hosting a series of walks, talks and workshops for women over 50. Follow the YRCT Facebook page so you don't miss a thing!

Wild women Yeovil Rivers Community Trust poster


Future Farming Resilience Somerset Stakeholder Event 

Date/time: 6 March. 3pm - 5pm 

Location: Monk's Yard Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PY.

Entry: FREE

Business Information Point are delivering the Future Farming resilience programme in Somerset in collaboration with colleagues at SBA, Farming, Wildlife Advisory Group South West SW, Creedy Associates and Cosmic, invite you to our Somerset Stakeholder Event to learn more about the project and what opportunities are available for Somerset farmers.

To reserve a place visit the Future Farming Resilience Eventbrite page

Future Farming Resilience banner. Graphic of a tractor in a field


Frome Healthy Homes energy efficiency drop in sessions back for 2024  

Date/time: February through to June 
Location: Energy cafes. Visit Frome Town Council

Frome’s Healthy Homes team is back in 2024, offering free advice and practical support for residents to make their homes warmer, drier, greener, and cheaper to run, improving mental and physical health, and reducing the risk of mould, damp and damage to the fabric of buildings. The Healthy Homes team can advise on both short and long-term solutions and can direct you to grant funding where it’s available.

To find out how you can have a warmer home, drop into an Energy Café between 10am and 4pm on these dates:-

Wednesday 6th March

Monday 18th March

Wednesday 3rd April

Wednesday 1st May

Wednesday 5th June

Or if you can’t get to them, you can request a home visit at EnergyAdvice@frometowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01373 480391.

An image of a house wrapped up in a scarfe


Citizen Science - Somerset Wildlife Trust Spawn Count

Date/time: Count anytime until the end of March 

Citizen science is a great way to find out more about your local wildlife and help gather important data. Why not have a go at the Frog and Toad spawn count for the Somerset Wildlife Trust which is running from January to March. Download the frog and toad count guide which tells you everything you need to know to get involved.

a frog in water


Sustainable Art Open

Date/time: 21 February - 21 March - all day
Location: The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School Street

Sustainable Art Open is on a noble mission to spotlight urgent environmental and social concerns on both a local and global scale, harnessing the transformative power of art to inspire change. The exhibition theme seeks out artists who have employed sustainable materials in their creations or have delved into the profound message of sustainability. The gallery welcomes artists from diverse backgrounds and experience levels, making it an inclusive platform for emerging talents and established artists.

Sustainable Art Open poster


Green Ilminster talk from Steve Mewes from Somerset Climate Action Group 

Date/time: 20 March. 7.30pm
Location:
Ilminster Arts Centre. 35 East Street, Ilminster TA19 OAN

FREE entry. No need to book. Donations Welcome

Green Ilminster talk with Steve Mewes poster