Support is available over the summer holidays

If your child or young person is finding things difficult over the summer holidays, let them know there is always someone they talk to. This time of year can be exciting, but it can also cause feelings of anxiety and stress, especially when it comes to exams, leaving or moving schools or having to find…

Have your say on dogs consultation

Dorset Council has started a consultation on a new dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). This PSPO identifies where, when, and how dogs can use green spaces and beaches. It will also cover topics such as fouling and lead length. The current PSPO has been in place since January 2021 and is due to expire at the end of this year.  The consultation will…

Have you completed the 7 minute survey?

The Big Poundbury Conversation survey takes around 7 minutes to complete and has already been completed by nearly 400 local residents. Separate surveys for young people and local business are also taking place. Emerging themes cover feeling included, ways to connect and reduce isolation, provision for young people, support for affordable living, building quality, and much more.…

Dorset Climate Conference

Extreme weather including horrific heatwaves and floods are being experienced all over the world this week, as a report suggests the UK is largely unprepared for the major disruption we will see within our lifetimes. What we see on our news feeds is with just 1.2’C heating. The French government said this week it was…

Great Field re-wilding project

We’ve arranged with Miles King from the charity People Need Nature for a tour and outdoor talk about the re-wilding and nature projects on the Great Field. This is on Friday 21st July, at 1000. This event has a maximum of 20 places. First come first served, so let us know ASAP if you’d like a place.…

Damers Energy Sparks!

Damers First School have become the Energy Sparks South West Regional and National Champions! They have won £1250 to go towards an energy saving improvement or sustainability project within the school. Over 1000 primary and secondary schools took part.  Energy Sparks is an online, school-specific energy analysis tool and energy education programme. Schools score points…

Poundbury Nature for Wellbeing

Thanks to the generosity of donors (including a good number of Aviva employees), the charity People Need Nature has reached its £3000 target for fundraising via the #savingourwildisles Aviva UK community crowdfunder, to support the Poundbury Nature for Wellbeing project. This pilot project will use nature-based activities to help local people struggling with the mental health.  We…

Children from Damers share their eco projects

On Wednesday 28th June, pupils from the Eco Group at Damers School shared news of their latest eco projects with the local community, who were most impressed! Here are the slides for anyone who would like to see them again, or for those who weren’t able to attend the meeting. We are discussing a series…