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Great Big Green Week (Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Tisbury and Surrounding Areas)
10-18 June 2023

Great Big Green Week is the UK's celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. It will:
* celebrate local activity,
* raise the profile of climate change, and
* show why climate change is relevant to the community and local decision makers.

Shaftesbury and surrounding areas are participating in the national celebration and are using this website to coordinate and prepare for it. The week will contain a number of individual events, and nearer the time, this page will become the Programme of Events.

For the National Great Big Green Week Website click here

You can contact us about any aspect of Great Big Green Week in Shaftesbury and surrounding areas at

If you would like to run an event, go for it! If you email us to tell us the details, we will add it to the Programme of Events. If you would like to talk about it, then please let us know. Planet Shaftesbury has done this for two years now and there is a lot of experience available.

On the "What we are doing" menu option you can see what events have already been offered. There is no problem with duplication - we could have similar events going on in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Tisbury at the same time! You can also see advice on "Running a Great Big Green Week Event", and blue-sky thinking about various ideas, some of which has come from the Climate Coalition's website.

Why not join us in making a green heart. Craft a green heart out of material, something from the recycling bin, anything. Suggest about 15cm across (6 inches). Come and attach it to the outside of the Town Hall on Saturday 10 June.

If you would like to help generally, but not necessarily run your own event, then let us know, and we will put you in touch with those running events who would like some help.

If you would like to show public support this event, then please email us telling us how you would like your name displayed, and we will add it to the "Supported by ..." list at the bottom of the home page.

Each person organising an activity is helping fight climate change.

Each person that goes to an event and who enjoys themselves is helping fight climate change.

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Supported by :

Chris Harwood
Ed Bersey
Elinor Longden
Jenny Morisetti
Jocelyn Riggins
Karen Wimurst
Revd Kate McFarlane
Richard Foreman
Stephen Dobson