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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:

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Corfe Castle Parish Environmental Group People's Assembly 5th January 2021

Have your say on Dorset Council's Climate Strategy in Corfe Castle on Tuesday 5th January. Corfe Castle Parish Environmental Group has been doing some great work in the area including hosting presentations on green energy and biodiversity, tree give-aways and other parish council initiatives. This meeting is a people's assembly; a fun and accessible format […]

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Dorset Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy; Now in public consultation

In July 2020, a draft Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy was produced by Dorset Council in response to its declaration of Climate emergency in 2019. The strategy presents eight key areas for action to ensure that the Council changes the way it delivers services. The Council aims to have all its services carbon-neutral by 2040 […]

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Swanage Town Council's Climate Action Strategy Update

Last week Swanage Town Council approved their budget for the Climate Action Policy, written to address their Climate Crisis declaration from September 2019. The budget approves funding for a host green initiatives in the town and Sustainable Swanage will be holding an open meeting to discuss the Climate Action Policy at the end of January. […]

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