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ACE is run by volunteers and seeks to involve

people across all communities in Ashburton

and the surrounding villages in practical

actions that connect us, create community,

combat social isolation, teach new skills and encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyles

and resilience.


  • Meets regularly to coordinate policy, communication, financial issues and


  • Sends out a regular newsletter, hosts

        the  Facebook page and this website

  • Runs Community meetings (post Covid)

  • Offers support to projects 

  • Coordinates Partnerships, responses to consultations and lobbying        


 Action Circles 

The Wild Side

Food Farming & Forestry

Agriculture  accounts for 7% of CO2 emissions nationally.


Transport  accounts for 27% of CO2 emissions nationally.


Transport  accounts for 26% of CO2 emissions nationally.



Repair, Reuse & Recycle

  •   Meet to develop projects 

  •   Organise public theme-based meetings to encourage       interest, offer hands on experience, education and          individual involvement

  •   Draw on the considerable professional and user               experience of local residents

  •   Seek to learn from other local and national groups

  •   Produce topic-based local directories

  •   Seek views of local people through questionnaires and     dialogue

  •   Research existing ideas, projects, data and policies 

  •   Encourage and welcome new volunteers

  • The Transport and Energy groups fell into abeyance in Covid. Anyone want to restart one or both of them?

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