Forum 21
Towards a Sustainable Western Somerset


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 What We Do 

Forum 21 is a voluntary group based in West Somerset dedicated to raising environmental issues and fighting climate change. It takes its name from the Agenda 21 movement formed to take the message of local sustainability through into the 21st century.

Since its launch in 1998, Forum 21 has been responsible for a number of local initiatives, such as the now well established Minehead farmers market. More recently the group has been involved in a range of activities in conjunction with West Somerset Council and other local organisations. This has included the production of a Community Climate Change strategy for West Somerset. For information about some of our recent projects, download our leaflet:

 Forum 21 Leaflet

Forum 21 Grants

Forum 21 is making some small grants of up to 1,000 pounds available to local organisations that have plans for projects that meet our criteria. For more details download or view our application form and criteria here:
Forum 21 Funding Procedure

Forum 21 Newsletters are published four times a year: go to our Archive page to view or download them.

How We Are Organised

Regular Forum 21 public meetings about issues of local and national concern are held in the area, usually in Minehead.

Forum projects include the Steam Coast Trail between Williton and Minehead and a community woodland project close to Minehead. We have a community energy group planning to install renewable technologies on community buildings and a team of energy volunteers which is active in helping people to save energy and reduce fuel poverty. The Forum also leads, or is represented on, several local environmental interest committees, and has a longstanding relationship with the District Council, for whom it wrote the West Somerset Community Climate Change Strategy in 2008.

Anyone who wants to get involved or to be kept informed of activities can register under How to get involved . Forum 21 offers you the chance to make a difference for the environment. 

A copy of the Western Somerset Forum 21 Limited Memorandum and Articles can be viewed and downloaded here: F21 Ltd Memorandum and Articles

Get Involved

If you would like to join the Forum 21 mailing list and be kept informed of events and activities, please e-mail your name, e-mail address, postal address and contact phone number to or download a Membership Application Form here.

Forum 21
8, Severn Terrace
TA23 0AS

Phone 01984 634242

If you have any problems with this website please contact:

Western Somerset Forum 21 Limited is a registered not for profit company limited by guarantee. Company Registration No 8080894

Additional Information appears on our How We Are Organised page.

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4th June 2015