Planet Purbeck Articles & News

The March 2021 IPPR Report On The Climate Commons: A Planet Purbeck Summary

In this post we breakdown this latest 52 page report, released in March 2021 by the Progressive Policy Thinktank (IPPR) on how communities can thrive in a climate changing world See the full guide This new report will strike a chord with and inspire community activists everywhere. The prestigious cross-party think tank has researched a […]

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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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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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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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The Planet Purbeck Winter News Update

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 to lobby Dorset Council to […]

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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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