Planet Purbeck Articles & News

The CEE Bill: Act Now

The Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill) is due it's 2nd reading / re-introduction to Parliament in the early summer (potentially May). If passed, this would be game-changing legislation and would accelerate the ability of local authorities, such as Dorset Council and all our Town and Parish Councils to tackle the C&EE and rapidly reduce carbon emissions. […]

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Wareham Quay Pedestrianisation

Planet Purbeck is supporting a terrific proposal by a group of Wareham residents to pedestrianise Wareham Quay. Like them, we feel it is a perfect way to provide a safe, tranquil, traffic-free space that can become Wareham’s throbbing heart at the town’s most beautiful riverside location – Purbeck’s answer to the “café society” piazzas so […]

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DC's Local Plan - Everything you need to know

The deadline for responses is 15th March Why Does It Matter? The Plan will last at least until 2038, so will shape all development for the next 17 years – that’s a long time.  And anything built in that time will leave a legacy lasting for several generations.  We cannot afford to get it wrong. […]

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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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Contribute to the future of Dorset: A User Guide for Responding to Dorset Council's Climate Emergency Strategy

In May 2019 Dorset Council declared a climate emergency and recently published a draft Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy. It contains eight key areas for action the Council can take to change the way it delivers services in the area. The Council have invited our feedback on their plans, this is an incredibly important opportunity […]

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Dorset Council Carbon Neutral by 2030 - Petition

We want Dorset Council to lead the way by applying themselves to this problem with the scale and urgency it requires.  We want them to change their carbon zero target from 2040 to 2030.  You can send a clear message by signing this petition NOW!

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Planet Purbeck’s response to Dorset Council’s Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan - December 2020

Planet Purbeck (PP) offers broad support for Dorset Council’s (DC’s) vital initiative in drafting a Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan (C&EE) for the Council and the County. Nevertheless, Planet Purbeck intends to argue that the strategy and action plan needs to be more immediate and more urgent, setting a target for Dorset Council to […]

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Dorset Council's Young Persons Climate Strategy Survey

If you're lucky enough to be a young person living in Dorset, there is now a shorter version of Dorset Council's Climate Strategy survey aimed at you. The consultation period ends 20th January, so take the opportunity to have you say now: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=160330614261

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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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Dorset Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy; Now in public consultation

In July 2020, a draft Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy was produced by Dorset Council in response to its declaration of Climate emergency in 2019. The strategy presents eight key areas for action to ensure that the Council changes the way it delivers services. The Council aims to have all its services carbon-neutral by 2040 […]

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