Planet Purbeck Articles & News

Stitch It, Don't Ditch it

Stitch It, Don't Ditch it At Sandy Hill Studios During the Planet Purbeck Festival, Jane Colquhoun and her friends organised a mending session at Sandy Hill Studios; it was a gentle way to sit for a while, stitch and find out about sustainability in the fashion and textile industry. Jane explained: “We’re trying to open up a […]

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The Corfe River Wildlife Event

In this short film, we speak with Steve Oliver (Dorset Wildlife Trust) and Gen Crisford (National Trust) as they host an event inviting locals to explore wildlife in the Corfe River. Steve explains that events like this engage local people by helping them to understand the biodiversity around them. He goes on to say; “Most […]

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Planet Purbeck Festival Impact & Highlights

Thank you all for your support in making this festival happen! What an uplifting and energising week it was!

We have had so much positive feedback from our community with everyone already saying they are looking forward to next year's festival.

Thank you to everyone who completed the festival feedback survey, here's a summary of the impact the festival had on our local community:

71% of respondents felt inspired to make a positive change due to the festival

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Guest Speakers - Jeremy Sampson

As Purbeck braces itself for another ultra-busy season of staycations, many of us are asking ourselves how we can welcome tourists while at the same time protecting our cherished landscape and wildlife. One man with the answers is Jeremy Sampson, CEO of The Travel Foundation. And Planet Purbeck is delighted to announce that he will […]

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Beaver Fever Q&A's Update

A response from Gen Crisford - Engagement Officer for the National Trust on the Purbeck beaver feasibility project Thank you for attending the Planet Purbeck meeting and for so many good questions in the breakout rooms. The below answers cover only the specific topics which were asked about in this part of the meeting. If […]

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Corfe Castle Parish Council Environmental Group People's Assembly

A first for Dorset Parish Councils! An empowering People’s Assembly - hosted by Corfe Castle Parish Council Environmental Group on 5 Jan 2021. The People’s Assembly approach is totally new to our village so we were thrilled & heartened with a Zoom call turnout of 60+. The Assembly was held to discuss Dorset Council’s proposed […]

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Corfe Castle Parish Environmental Group People's Assembly 5th January 2021

Have your say on Dorset Council's Climate Strategy in Corfe Castle on Tuesday 5th January. Corfe Castle Parish Environmental Group has been doing some great work in the area including hosting presentations on green energy and biodiversity, tree give-aways and other parish council initiatives. This meeting is a people's assembly; a fun and accessible format […]

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