Blackdown Hills Transition Group

We are an experimental, experiential learning network who promote using our local precious resources carefully, we embrace inclusivity and social justice.  

We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area, with an amazing landscape and richness of flora and fauna.  We promote initiatives and innovation that protect and enhance our natural surroundings.

We work together to find ways to increase local resilience, aiming to boost the potential for people to flourish in our villages and towns. 

Our goal is to support health, foster strong community ties, and support sustainable livelihoods and lives for all.

Latest Updates

Next Repair Cafe Dates 

  • 25th May 2024
  • 27th July 2024
  • 28th September 2024
  • 23rd November 2024

Hemyock Parish Hall from 10:00-13.00 hrs.

Churchinford 2030 Wild Spaces Group in March 2024 launched Somerset Wildlife Trust's 'This Is A Wildlife Garden' Award Scheme in Churchstanton
Self-assessment form:

They are also inviting young artists to design 'NO MOW MAY' posters which will be displayed around the village to support our pollinators.
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Entries should be submitted by Wednesday, 10th April.  Put them in the box in the Community Shop in Churchinford or scan and send to the Blackdown Hills Transition Group by email:

 29th March 2024 - Open Day at the Blackdown Hills Eco Hub from 
11:00 - 16:00 hrs. 
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We are a group of people who are, one step at a time, adopting a more sustainable lifestyle, paying attention to local ecosystems and our wider natural environment, while understanding and promoting the importance of social justice and economic fairness.  We are establishing a broad community of individuals and groups who share our vision, collaborating to bolster the local economy, decrease our ecological footprint and waste, whilst strengthening community resilience to create a community where we can all thrive. 

We warmly welcome anyone who wants to volunteer, whether by offering their time, energy, or creative ideas to help with our ever-changing projects and events.

Our Projects

Our Repair Cafés, events at the Eco Hub and Apple Days have become popular events in the Blackdown Hills’ calendar, helping us to reduce waste and make the most of our local resources. They’re also wonderful social occasions giving us opportunities to come together as a community.

We are tremendously grateful to the many volunteers who give up their time to make these events such a success and to those who have so generously donated over the years.

Over time, through your donations, we have donated to many local community projects, giving back to the communities who have supported us.  

Our current funds are being used to maintain our apple pressing equipment, buy spare parts and tools for the repair cafes, renting our meeting space for Churchinford 2030 and for the rental and running costs of Jim's Shed. 

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