Latest Project Updates
Our main focus has been responding to and publicising Dorset Council's Climate Emergency Strategy.
We lobbied Dorset Council to try to obtain funding / sponsorship for our CEE engagement banner. Funding was declined but our banner is being displayed on the corner of King George's car park in Swanage.
James Mercer submitted a response in the form of a letter to the Dorset Council CEE Strategy Consultation on behalf of Planet Purbeck, which a lot of us contributed to. You can read a copy of the letter HERE.
We produced a Change.org petition to lobby Dorset Council to inject more urgency into its strategy by bringing forward the target date for Zero Carbon in the DC's own operations to 2030 from 2040 and to assist the whole of the DC area in becoming Zero Carbon by 2040 rather than 2050. Please sign and share!
In order to help and encourage individuals to respond to the consulatation we have published a ‘User Friendly Guide’ to completing the online response form.It enables you to read a number of possible statements to each section of the response form and utilise them to make your own individual selection.
The DC online response form can be found HERE.
View our User Friendly Guide HERE.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to this, especially Kathy and Helen for collating. Hopefully, this will make completion of the consultation less daunting and encourage more submissions!
Legal & Finance
To help enhance the credibility of Planet Purbeck, and to manage legal/commercial liabilities associated with events such as the 2021 Festival, a company to be called Planet Purbeck CIC (Community Interest Company) is being set up, with seven Directors. Legal support will also be needed for the organisation of the Festival, particularly in connection with the various contractual agreements required, and to cater for the possibility of the Festival then having to be cancelled if Covid restrictions don’t allow it to go ahead.
The Planet Purbeck Festival 25th/26th Sept 2021
We have a highly experienced team working to get the Plant Purbeck Festival off the ground. However, because of the uncertainty we currently face due to covid-19 we've made a decision to scale back our plans this year. We'll be arranging a brainstorm session to gather alternative ideas in the coming weeks - more information to follow soon.