Planet Purbeck Articles & News

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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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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Climate Outreach

Climate Outreach exist because climate change doesn’t communicate itself, even with the increasing number of climate impacts. They help people understand this complex issue in ways that resonate with their sense of identity, values and worldview. Informed consent and support from people across society and around the world creates what we call a social mandate for […]

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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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