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November 18, 2021
Liv Cooper
Liv Cooper BIRDS OF POOLE HARBOUR OSPREY PROJECT Liv Cooper has one of the most unusual mothering roles in Purbeck. Liv lives near Wareham, but through summer months, she preps fish for osprey chicks on the shores of Poole Harbour. She.... Read More
November 12, 2021
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.... Read More
November 10, 2021
KEVIN KEATES
KEVIN KEATES (KEATES QUARRIES)  - QUARRYMAN and STONEMASON Among the huge slabs of honey-coloured Purbeck stone near Acton, Kevin Keates is a real gem. He’s warm, kind and a great storyteller, but he also has a secret skill: he can read.... Read More
November 10, 2021
JULIE HATCHER
JULIE HATCHER MARINE BIOLOGIST Julie Hatcher fell in love with Kimmeridge a long time ago. She was studying marine biology at the time but was imagining her career would take her somewhere like South America; ‘Dolphins were my thing,’ she.... Read More
November 4, 2021
Respond to the Beaver Consultation
Residents in Purbeck have until 17th November 2021 to take part in a consultation to reintroduce beavers to England After around 400 years of extinction in England, in August 2020 a wild population of beavers were officially given permission to.... Read More
November 3, 2021
FRANK ROBERTS
FRANK ROBERTS VOLUNTEER at HERSTON HALT & SWANAGE ARMY LINK Frank gets things done. During the 40 years or so he’s lived in Swanage, he’s installed signalling along sections of the Swanage railway line; he’s helped join the Swanage line.... Read More
October 29, 2021
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.... Read More
October 28, 2021
The Planet Purbeck COP26 News Update
A Message From Rob... COP26 is the biggest summit the UK has ever hosted and is the most significant climate event since COP21, the 2015 United Nations climate conference which resulted in the Paris Agreement. All the leaders from around.... Read More
October 27, 2021
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.... Read More
October 20, 2021
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,.... Read More
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