In 2006, the Mendip Strategic Partnership (MSP) and the Mendip Environment Forum (MEF) began to consider what advantages the introduction of an environmental community interest company might bring to the existing work of the Mendip Environment Forum and other partners and, in 2007, with the support of the MEF, the MEF volunteer representatives from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, the Ecos Trust, Friends of the Earth and the Mendip Society subscribed to the formation of a company, supported by MSP formation funding. Mendip District Council continued its support, during this formation phase, through the dedicated work of the Senior Policy Officer, Community Planning (Environment) and the hosting of two MSP project officers, appointed in April 2008.
During 2007 and 2008, Transition Towns initiatives began in Glastonbury and Frome which now have links with town councils and are very active in awareness raising work, providing additional energy to environmental initiatives in Mendip district and Mendip Environment. In 2008, Mendip Environment's board was also strenghtened by representation provided from the Asham and East Mendip Group.
The board was as follows -
Janet Aram, from The Ecos Trust.
Tim Cutting, from Transition Frome.
Mary de Viggiani, from The Campaign to Protect Rural England.
Richard Dixon (Chairman), from Friends of the Earth.
Linda Hull, from Transition Glastonbury.
Graham Price, from The Mendip Society.
David Rawlins (Company Secretary and Treasurer), from The Asham and East Mendip Group.
The community interest company was very successful in fulfilling its objectives however following the termination of support by Mendip District Council it was wound up in 2014 and the responsibility for the Mendip Environment Forum passed to the Mendip Society.