Community Action Groups

If it’s inspiration you’re after, this is a great place to start.

As a newly formed CAG network, we already have a number of inspirational groups in the CAG Somerset network. We are eager to help more community groups so please get in touch if you would like to join!

The groups in the CAG Somerset network are organising an impressive range of community activities and events. If you would like to get involved, you can explore group profiles below to better understand their work, aims and volunteering opportunities. Through community action, our network is making a significant impact on reducing waste in Somerset.

Our member groups

  • All
  • Community cooking group
  • Community fridge
  • Community pantry
  • Donation point
  • Library of Things
  • Outreach
  • Repair cafe
  • Repair group
  • Share shop
  • Swap shop
  • Tree planting

Brendon Orchards Cooperative

Coleford Climate Action

West Somerset Food Cupboard

Local charity providing free emergency food parcels as well as a Local Pantry surplus food membership scheme.

Victoria Park Local Pantry

A FareShare membership scheme, diverting food heading to landfill.

St George’s Community Fridge

Porlock Repair Cafe

A group of volunteers repairing household items for members of the community, to enable reuse and prevent things going to landfill.

Our Community Fridge – Monkton Heathfield

SHARE Frome Library of Things

SHARE Frome is a Library of Things and has over 800 items you can borrow, all at great prices.

Street Repair Cafe

Volunteers repairing all sorts of items for a donation, while tea, coffee and home made cake is also available.

CAG Somerset news

Latest news from the Somerset community action groups.

The value of unwanted electricals – can we ‘mine’ our drawers, not our planet.

Material Focus has recently released new research on electrical waste in the UK and has concluded that…

Upcoming events

Events from the Somerset community action groups.

Tuesday, 21 May @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Gardening for Wildlife- talk by Helen Gillingham

35 East Street


Join Green Illminster for a talk on creating wildlife habitats with Helen Gillingham from Transition Town Wellington….

People powered change

We support and help community action groups who focus on re-use, repair, reduction, sharing, surplus food or composting.

A picture of a community allotment. wooden planters are in neat rows with small paths between them. Within the planters are different green leafy plants of varying heights. In some planters are canes growing peas. All plants appear to be seasonal summer vegetables. To the back right of the image are some sheds and the community allotment continues right through the image