Powys Green Guide Community Action

Community Action

Across Powys there are local groups working on supporting the environment. These groups are able to make bigger changes, particularly in their localities, and are always looking for new members to grow their impact and help shape our society for the future. Some people find groups beneficial for inspiration, social support and to find a way through to a positive vision of the years ahead.

We have a search option so you can find find the right group for you. You can search both the topics that are of interest to you and the locality you are in.

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Community Environmental Groups in Powys

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The Arches, Rhayader and District Community Support
West Street RHAYADER   LD6 5AB
01597 810921

The Arches is run by a Trustee board of (currently) ten local people volunteering a wide range of skills and abilities and a staff team of seven, mostly part-time. The team is supplemented by around 40 volunteers helping in the office, shop and on our community projects.



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Arts Connection - Cyswllt Celf
Y Dolydd Llanfyllin   SY22 5LD
01691 648 929

Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf is an independent participatory arts charity and have provided high quality participatory arts projects in a wide range of artistic mediums since 1994. Our work with schools, children, youth, people with learning disabilities and the wider community offers increased involvement and participation and a welcoming bilingual doorway into the arts.



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Llanfyllin   SY22 5AT


Based in Llanfyllin in North Powys we are a group of people working together to make our communities more resilient as the effects of the Climate and Biodiversity Crises. We have several projects under umbrella including Oswestry and Borders Repair Cafe, Community vegetable gardens, Community Orchard, Cain Valley River Group.



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Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Brecons National Park
6 Bulwark Offices Brecon   LD3 7LB

We are the Local Environmental Records Centre for Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park. We collect and collate wildlife records and other important sites and habitats information for this area of Wales.



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Climate Cymru
WCIA Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Drive Cardiff   CF10 3AP

Climate Cymru is an active network of nearly 300 organisations from every sector in Welsh society, and a movement of over 13,000 individuals from across Wales, who are concerned about climate change.



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Coetir Anian
Unit 6F, Cefn Llan Science Park, Aberystwyth   SY23 3AH

Restoring habitats and species, connecting people with wildlife and wild places.



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County Bee and Wasp Recorder



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DYfi Valley Green Reads


A book group for people living in, or connected to, the Dyfi Valley in mid-Wales, focussing broadly on eco-themed books, including nature writing, nature connection, land use, food & farming, queer nature, indigenous writing, and much more! We'll read about 4-6 books a year, depending on how we get on, and meet virtually in winter and in real life in summer.



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Dolydd Gobaith
Hafotty Ganol, Pen-y-garnedd LLANRHAEADR YM MOCHNANT   SY10 0AW


Meadows of Hope, is a project and community interest initiative to enhance and restore the bio-diversity of 40 acres of upland pasture in the Powys/ Shropshire borders. In line with climate related and bio-diversity goals this project was established in 2021 with the long-term aim of creating a valuable asset for both community and natural heritage, one that is both in keeping with traditional land use patters and the needs of the future.



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Edible Mach


Edible Mach Maethlon is a community-led project that grows edible crops around Machynlleth. Connecting people with local food, sustainability and engaging skill development. Volunteers are the backbone of Edible Mach Maethlon, designing, building and maintaining edible sites around Machynlleth.



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Erwood Climate Action Group
Erwood Builth Wells   LD2 3EQ

Following Erwood Community Councils adoption of the motion to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency in October 2021, this working group was set up to take forward actions from the original motion and further work to combat the joint crisis's.



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If you would like a tree to plant, native British flora and heritage veg seed or a soft fruit bush



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Future Ready Homes

Future Ready Homes



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Gelli Deg Dyfi
Brynrhydd Machynlleth   SY20 8NN

We are community group that loves to plant edible and native trees and other useful plants around the Dyfi Valley, to create a 'Dyfi Food Forest'.



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Incredible Edible Llandrindod
54 Sunnyhaven Park Howey   LD! 5PU

Visit www.incredibleedible.org.uk to find out more about the Incredible Edible movement.



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Knighton Community Woodlands Group
01547 520374

We are seeking new volunteers to help out on task days in local woodlands. We learn and share woodland skills, use those skills to improve habitats for wildlife and allow our members access to affordable woodland products. Knighton Community Woodlands Group (KCWG) is local people coming together to enjoy, conserve and enrich our environment.



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Knucklas Castle Community Land Project


KCCLP manages 21 acres close to the border with England for the combined benefit of nature and the community. The land is crossed by the Heart of Wales Line Trail and consists of: a grass covered hill with lumps, where a castle once stood. Here are spectacular views over the Teme Valley, Offa’s Dyke and the borders. It stands 100m (330 ft) above Knucklas village with steep, wooded slopes and, below there are two fields, a community orchard and allotments. 



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Llais y Goedwig
The Forestry Hub Unit 1 Dyfi Eco Parc Machynlleth   SY20 8AX
01654 700061

We help and support communities to access their local woodlands.



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Llandrindod Pomarium Community Orchard
Llandrindod Wells   LD1




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Llandrindod Repair Cafe
c/o The Hive, Temple Chambers, South Crescent, Llandrindod Wells   LD1 5DH

Run by Llandrindod Transition, repair cafes are fun social events where you can bring broken stuff and be shown how to mend it by skilled volunteers. Expert volunteers with know-how, tools and materials help you mend electric goods, small furniture, crockery, toys, clothing, etc.



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Llangattock Community Woodlands
Woodland Villa Llangattock   NP8 1LD

We are a small community woodland organisation developing a more sustainable future for our community. A woodland society that generating 100 cubic metres of firewood a year.



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Llangattock Green Valleys CIC
The CRiC Centre, Beaufort Street Crickhowell   NP8 1BN


Llangattock Green Valleys was created by a group of local residents who were drawn together by the shared need for positive action in the face of the climate emergency we are facing.



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Mach Car Club
  SY20 8AX
07955 490021

We are a community based, not for profit organisation providing low-cost electric car hire across Mid Wales.



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Machynlleth Biodiversity Group
Machynlleth   SY20 9AZ


We are a group of local people living in Machynlleth and the surrounding Dyfi area keen to protect and enhance the local wildlife, for the benefit of biodiversity and people too, because we are part of nature, and diversity is the essence of life!



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Montgomery Energy Group

We are a volunteer community group in Montgomery, raising awareness of climate change and helping to find solutions.



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  LD3 0BN

Spreading the environmental message through Education Encouragement and Example.





Oswestry Borders Repair Cafe
Oswestry & Llanfyllin   SY22 5AA
01691 239344

Oswestry and Borders Repair Cafe was formed in 2019 as a joint venture with BRACE ( based in Llanfyllin) and Oswestry XR. We run one event each month 12-3pm alternating between Public Institute in Llanfyllin ( SY22 5AA) and the Senior Citizens Club in Lorne Street, Oswestry SY11 1ND.



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Partneriaeth Natur Powys - Powys Nature Partnership
Y Gwalia Ithon Road   LD1 6AA


The Powys Nature Partnership is a group of organisations working together to conserve Powys' wildlife for the future.



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Powys Action on Climate Emergency


PACE is an association of community groups and organisations across Powys focussed on helping communities make the transition to a low carbon future. Individuals are also welcome to join in their own right to support its aims of PACE.



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Powys Green Guide


We are really excited to finally be launching this website, which we hope will help to inspire and help people to cut their footprint!



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Presteigne Area Community Development Group
Old Granary, Norton, Presteigne   LD8 2EY
01544 267 073

PACDG is an umbrella group for several smaller Green and Community Groups and also publishes the Community Action Plan, which is updated every couple of years, the current one is "Community Action Plan for a Resilient Community".



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Presteigne Dark Skies
Presteigne   LD8 2HE

Presteigne is working towards becoming the first Dark Skies Community in England and Wales.



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Presteigne Plastic Group
Old Granary Norton Presteigne   LD8 2EY
01544 267 073

This Group was set up three years ago to publicise the problem of plastic waste, to encourage the phasing out of single use plastics, encourage other options to plastics and to recycle more plastics



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Presteigne Repair and Share
5 The Terrace, Norton Presteigne   LD8 2EL
01544 260766

Linked to Repair Cafe Wales, sessions on the 3rd Saturday of the month, except for December.



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Presteigne Tree Group
34 King's Court Presteigne   LD8 2AJ
01544 267227

We have no formal membership but are a group of interested local residents and councillors who work together on tree and woodland related projects and events.



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RSPB Lake Vyrnwy
Llanwddyn Oswestry   SY10 0LZ




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Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Radnorshire Willdife Trust, Warwick House, High Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys Llandrindod Wells   LD1 6AG
01597 823298

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK and one of 5 within Wales. With the invaluable support of volunteers and members, we work to protect wildlife and manage 18 nature reserves across Radnorshire. We also work with other landowners and organisations to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people where they live.



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Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Powys


Radnorshire Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK and one of 5 within Wales. With the invaluable support of volunteers and members, we work to protect wildlife and manage 18 nature reserves across Radnorshire. We also work with other landowners and organisations to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people where they live.



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Repair Cafe Llangattock
Brookwood, Llangattock, Powys Crickhowell   NP8 1LD

Repair cafés are pop up events held on regular dates where the local community can get their broken household items repaired for free by volunteers.



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Repair Café Wales
5 Llanbedr Road Crickhowell   NP8 1BT


We are a Community Interest Company that facilitates pop-up events, offering training and advice to encourage communities that want to work towards a more Circular Economy, creating a culture of repair and re-use, directly addressing the ever growing emergency of unsustainable growth in landfill and waste.



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Social Farms and Gardens
The Greenhouse. Hereford Street Bristol   BS3 4NA




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Team Wilder - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Park Lane House, High Street Welshpool   SY21 7JP

We are all facing a crisis for our natural world. The Wildlife Trusts want both wildlife and people to benefit from a healthy environment. We’re restoring broken ecosystems and returning missing species. We are putting nature's recovery at the heart of everything we do.



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Transition Presteigne

Transition is an organisation that works to increase reliance on a green economy by publicising practical sustainable solutions to everyday issues, like access to grants for insulation, recycling and all its complications, protecting wildliife and attempting to grapple with the climate emergency; and by running stalls at events such as community fairs.



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Verges for Nature
5 The Terrace, Norton, Presteigne, Powys PRESTEIGNE and NORTON   LD8 2EL and LD8 2AT

We can make road verges, parks & other green spaces more wildlife friendly. Having lost 97% of Wildflower Meadows in the UK, there is a growing awareness of the importance of roadside verges in increasing biodiversity.



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Zero Carbon Llanidloes - Llanidloes Di Garbon


Zero Carbon Llanidloes (ZCLl) was launched in 2020. Our main aim is to work with our community to reduce carbon emissions within Llanidloes and the surrounding area.



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