Local community site for Broadstone, Dorset, since 1999


We see a need in the local community, have an idea about how it can be addressed and take action. We believe that a lot can be achieved even with small projects to benefit local people or the environment.  Our name, Ideas2Action says it all.

Our current recycling projects are:

  1. We Need That
    1.We Need That – this is a directory which shows that the items you throw into your black or blue bins could be needed by one of the 30+ charities/schools/playgroups or faith groups in the directory. The items include everything from bubble wrap to yoghurt pots. Download a copy of the latest directory by going to our website www.ideas2action.org.uk and clicking on Projects/We Need That.
  2. Win on Waste – this project has been run in Creekmoor, Canford Heath and Hamworthy East.
    Residents came together over a three-month period and collected items for the organisations asking for them. There were prizes for the person who collected the most and the runner up. The legacy of the projects is that residents are continuing to save and donate items to local good causes meeting once a month.
  3. We are currently collecting sweet biscuit wrappers and items from cleaning products such as sprays, pumps, washing up liquid tops and packaging from disinfectant wipes to help with our fundraising. If you can save any of these, the following are the current drop-off points: Coffee House Café, Adastral Square, Canford Heath; New Orchard Café, New Orchard, Poole; Acorn Café (based at the Skills & Learning Centre), Oakdale Centre, Wimborne Road, Poole, Wesley’s community café at Poole Methodist Church, Poole High Street, or drop them off at Beech House, 25-28 Wimborne Road, Poole marking the envelope ‘Mr C Beale, c/o Poole CVS, Floor 3).


In addition to our recycling projects, this year we have run an awareness-raising campaign called Hunt the House. This was a pilot project run on Canford Heath which aimed to show people the importance of having visible house numbers. See http://www.ideas2action.org.uk/hunt-the-house/ for more information.