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.
Find out more about the projects by visiting website below.
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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