Please help us to make the Tolpuddle Festival a green event.

Getting there

If you can, use public transport. The shuttle bus to and from Dorchester station will be just £3 each way.

Car share: go to the Tolpuddle web site to see how.


YEOVIL -  Yeovil Labour Club, approx 11a.m. - if you wish to book a seat email Viv Willis on [email protected]

GLOUCESTER - A coach is being run locallly on the Sunday 22nd. This will leave Merrywalks, Stroud at 8.00am and Gloucester, Pullman Court, Great Western Road at 8.30am and returns at 5.00pm. To reserve spaces on the coach please contact UNITE Gloucester on 01452 223440.

When you arrive

Cut waste and re-cycle. Check out the environmental campaigning stalls.

Stall holders are required to use bio-degradable cutlery, plates and cups. Buy a souvenir beer glass and use it over and over again.  Only bio-degradable balloons will be permitted.

Cottages and Museum

The buildings have had their insulation upgraded and energy efficient lights fitted. Solar panels on the cottages and Liberty Barn in the children's area generate more electricty than we use. The Festival is carbon-neutral.

solar on barn

Cut down the plastic

We urge stall holders, inlcuding unions, to reduce their plastic freebies. Using the Tolpuddle Festival to promote their campaings is important and it can be done without generating plastic waste.