This project developed from working with the community and Town Council during a Litter Free Coast and Sea project based in Swanage that was focussed on protecting bathing water quality and reducing coastal litter. Our founding mission was to continue and develop this work upon completion of that project and positively support the community of Swanage in reducing its waste, with an emphasis on plastic. We have since expanded our work to include biodiversity and energy and active travel. We provide a link between different local organisations and groups and are working together to find solutions to issues that affect our local environment. We provide a central point of information for the community on these issues and provide a means of sharing good tips and connecting people. We are a positive group looking to the future and how we can all live more sustainably and become resilient to future stresses and challenges that we face in our community.
We have one part-time staff member who facilitates and supports the different projects and campaigns, and is the central point of contact. This role is funded by Swanage Town Council and hosted by Dorset Coast Forum. There are also a growing number of volunteers involved in the group at varying levels and to suit their interests. To find out more about getting involved or get help with a project idea you may have, visit the project website and/or follow us on our dedicated social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.
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