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Dorset Coastal Connections celebration video launched

Dorset Coastal Connections celebration video launched
Posted : May 18, 2021

Dorset Coast Connections – people and places film launched this week showcasing 18 projects connecting communities with our spectacular coastal region by improving physical, digital and emotional interactions with the Dorset Coast.

The projects are located along the coast ranging from Lyme Regis to Christchurch with an aim of improving physical, digital and emotional interactions by improving public places we use and cherish to make more attractive, functional and providing a sense of place with artistic interventions to enhance these special coastal places.

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) awarded £5.6m Coastal Community Funding (CCF) in May 2017 following a successful partnership portfolio bid to deliver this collaborative approach of projects, and was coordinated by Dorset Coast Forum. Together with match funding from many partner organisations, the portfolio has invested £18.5million to connect our urban and rural coastal areas, working with communities to promote and sell the Dorset coast .

Rhiannon Jones, Dorset Coast Forum Coordinator said:

“The DCF team are very proud to be part of such an amazing collection of collaborative projects which were made possible by the Coastal Community Fund, match funding and the great work of everyone involved, including the project partners, funders, artists and construction teams. We feel the film celebrates all the time and effort everyone has put in to delivering Dorset Coastal Connections.”

With most of the Dorset Coastal Connections projects completed by December 2019, the final few are due to be completed by Summer 2021.

The Dorset Coast Connections – people and places video showcase how this portfolio of projects connect communities with our spectacular coastal region.

Watch the Dorset Coastal Connections video HERE


Find out more about the projects by visiting website below.

www.dorsetcoasthaveyoursay.co.uk

Main photo of Fossil Forest seating area. Fossil Forest is an important geological site on the Jurassic coast located east of Lulworth Cove which as part of this project benefited from new steps, seating area and interpretation.

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DCF eNews May 2021

DCF eNews May 2021
Posted : May 12, 2021

Photo credit: Ross Ceaton, Jetski Safaris Ltd

Welcome to Dorset Coast Forum’s May eNews update. If you have an article to share, or wish to unsubscribe, please email dorset.coast@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Find us on Twitter at @Dorset_CF and Facebook @DorsetCoastForum. 

DCF Vacancy – Project Coordinator
We are advertising for a Project Coordinator. The role will be delivering an element of the Building Resilience in Flood Disadvantaged Communities (BRIC) project, working with communities to develop flood resilience networks, design resources, and ensure they have a voice within future developments of flood and coastal risk management. Please share this vacancy with your networks.

Find out more and apply here Closing date 23rd May.

Swanage Town Centre Flood Defences
DCF hosted a key stakeholder event about the Swanage Town Centre Flood Defences in April and we have also launched a stakeholder survey targeted at Swanage residents, businesses and organisations located along the seafront who are directly impacted by flooding events and the proposed flood defences.

Message from DCF Chair, Tony Flux
Tony Flux has a sad message to share about the passing of Phil Dyke who was the National Coast and Marine Adviser for the National Trust for nearly 20 years.

See Tony’s message here.

Matilda Manley will be leaving Litter Free Coast and Sea after nearly 12 years with the Dorset Coast Forum. She is a much-valued part of the team who has inputted across all of DCF’s work and will be missed. I’m sure you will join us in wishing Matilda the very best of luck. We hope to update you on the next steps for Litter Free Coast and Sea in the next eNews.

Swanage and Studland Bay Water Safety – new leaflet and website
The Swanage and Studland Bay Water Safety Partnership have introduced new water safety measures aimed for jet skiers and motorised boat users visiting the area. The measures include water safety leaflets, signage, information webpage, standardised incident recording form and regular water safety patrols from Easter until mid-September.

 

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT 

The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme is still available and Martin is on hand to help with project development, application and answer any questions you or your network might have.

Contact Martin at martin.sutcliffe@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or 01305 224766.

After presenting at the Dorset LEP One Health event last month, Martin has been invited to be a panel member for the One Health Nucleus Sand Pit event on May 12th.

Find out more and sign up here

LITTER FREE COAST & SEA (LFCS)

Dorset Beach Clean 22-23 May
LFCS are back with their 31st annual Great Dorset Beach Clean over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd May. This year’s event is being hosted in partnership with Clean Jurassic Coast.  21 beach cleans, hosted by local organisations and community groups, will be taking place from Lyme Regis to Christchurch.  Places are limited for each event so do book onto your chosen event in advance to guarantee your place.

Click here to find out which beach clean events will be running near you

Litter Free Coast and Sea have worked with PAWs on Weymouth Beaches & Open Spaces to fund and install angling line pipe bins around Weymouth and Portland for anglers to use to responsibly dispose of their fishing tackle.

SUSTAINABLE SWANAGE

Wildlife Surveys
Sustainable Swanage have begun a programme of wildlife surveys at sites across the town this summer, we are looking for more volunteers to help with the surveys.

Please get in touch with Sarah if you are interested by emailing sarah.spurling@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

National Walking Month
We are celebrating National Walking Month and Walking to school weeks this May, highlighting the benefits to your health and the environment of walking and swapping short drives for short walks.

Click here to see the full May update for the Dorset Coast

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