Planet Purbeck News

Our Green Journey

An easy guide. By Doug Skinner - Purbeck resident and Greenpeace speaker. Take a look at this great downloadable resource; it's not just comprehensive list information and resources that we all need to be aware of, but an excellent overview of ways we can contribute to a brighter, cleaner future for all. A zero-emissions society […]

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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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Dorset Council's Local Plan Consultation

Planning affects us all.  The Council’s planning policies are set out in Local Plans which are the legal starting point in determining planning applications. Public and stakeholder engagement is an important part of the plan-making process. Involving residents, businesses, organisations, experts, infrastructure providers and town and parish councils allows local knowledge and expertise to be gathered […]

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The Planet Purbeck Newsletter Jan/Feb 2020

Happy New Year The lockdown has cocooned us at home once more, but we can still make a difference!  Here are two things you can do this month to benefit our local community:1. Respond to Dorset Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy Consultation and utilise our User-Friendly Guide to make it easier. 2. Sign our petition in partnership with Dorset CAN […]

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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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20 new Oak Trees on Swanage High Street

Congratulations to Sustainable Swanage for the successful fundraising of ten Oak trees now planted along the high street in Swanage. These trees were planted alongside an additional ten provided under Dorset Council’s policy of replacing previously felled trees. DC Arboriculture Manager, Steve Maros, says: "Trees in urban areas have a vital role to play in ensuring […]

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A Christmas Wish to Dorset Council: A more secure future for our children

Local supporters of Extinction Rebellion were accompanied by Dorchester Councillor and Town Crier Alistair Chisholm when they presented Dorset Council with a Christmas message on Tuesday. The message was delivered by XR on behalf of the recent People’s Assemblies on climate action. These were a series of public events for people of all ages across […]

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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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