Sustainable Bradninch

About us

Our group was set up to run events and projects that will make our lovely town of Bradninch more sustainable, reduce waste, and become an even better community. Our members are active community members who want to make a difference to the lives of people in Bradninch.

What we do

We usually run a repair café every two months, and a highlight of 2019 was our popular ‘gin and swishing’ evening. We have also organised jumble trails and school uniform swaps.

Recent projects

In 2020 we have been thrilled to be able to open our Bradninch Community Food Shed, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. Located in an old outhouse just off Fore Street, this project is a way of distributing waste food from supermarkets and food businesses to the public. We take their waste or leftover food, collected by our dedicated team of volunteers, then place it on our shelves or in our fridge. It is then free for anyone to take and use. It was open in time for the second Lockdown, providing free food for our community. It is also open for donations of food or dry goods from the community and there is a donation box in our local Spar shop.

Future plans

Next year we will hopefully be running a number of online Zoom talks for members of our community to find out more about various aspects of sustainability. We will invite expert guest speakers to talk on a variety of subjects including energy, food, climate and composting. We would love to have a website and have been looking at collaborating with other local groups, including helping to set up other community fridges or larders.

How can I help

Talk to us if you’re in or near Bradninch and you’d like to help. We have a team of volunteers who clean our shed and collect food from local supermarkets, so there are always things you can do to help. Let us know if you have a skill you’d like to share, can repair broken items or are an expert in an aspect of sustainability and would like to be one of our guest speakers.

Shelves with fresh produce, dried goods and tinned groceries


  • Repair café

  • Surplus Food

  • Clothes swaps

Mayor in tradiational black hat and red coat cutting the ribbon on the food shed door

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