Planet Purbeck Articles & News

Carol Birnie

Carol Birnie CORFE VILLAGE STORES Every customer to walk through the door at Corfe Village Stores gets a cheery hello from Carole.  Some visitors to Corfe, she says, are a bit taken aback! For them, shopping may have ceased being a friendly experience. By the time they’re at the till, however, they’ve had a taste of […]

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Becky Mack

BECKY MACK  RNLI VOLUNTEER & PATENT ATTORNEY RNLI volunteer, Becky Mack is blushing. She’s just been stopped by yet another Swanage resident who saw her in the BBC’s Saving Lives at Sea series. Clearly, Becky is embarrassed by all the attention, but the respect is well-deserved. Her bleeper could go off at any moment and she […]

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Bees and the Impact of Harmful Chemicals

The use of harmful chemicals was debated at the Langton Matravers Allotment Association AGM meeting earlier this year. A presentation was given by Dr Chris Spilling (B.Sc, D Phil) Entomologist on the effects of using harmful chemicals on the land and its impact on the human immune system, in an excerpt from his presentation he […]

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The Planet Purbeck Summer News Update

A Message From Rob... Treat yourself to some good news!Pause, take a moment, make yourself a cuppa and soak up all the encouraging and positive news happening right here in Purbeck and Dorset! I am going to keep my bit short and sweet as there are so many exciting projects in Purbeck & Dorset we want to share […]

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We Want You

Would you like to be part of the fastest growing movement in Purbeck? Would you like to play a positive role in addressing the greatest challenge of our lifetime: The Climate & Ecological Crisis & create a sustainable future here in Purbeck? Would you like to be part of an experienced, skilled and positive 'let's do this' team? If your answers are YES! Please […]

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NEW: Sustainable Wareham

A new environmental group born out of a Women’s Institute has taken root in Wareham. Sustainable Wareham is the brainchild of founder Mary Morris, who has been the Climate Ambassador for Stoborough WI for two years. She decided to take things beyond the realms of the WI to launch an open-to-all unisex group based in […]

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The Swanage School Art Competition

We challenged students from the Swanage School to create their vision of Purbeck in the year 2030.....

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The Planet Purbeck Response to the Dorset Local Plan Consultation

March 2021 Introduction Planet Purbeck stands with anyone who is ready to take action to protect and improve the community, landscape and wildlife here on the unique Purbeck peninsula. Planet Purbeck is a movement that gathers together individuals, groups and organisations who understand that climate change and loss of biodiversity jeopardise everything we hold dear […]

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Countryside Code Updated

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code-advice-for-countryside-visitors The updated version launched by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales features a “refreshed” tone, which its creators hope will be a welcome guide for newcomers to the countryside rather than a forbidding list of rules. They say -  “With more people than ever before seeking solace in nature, this refresh could not come at a […]

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