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Wimborne’s oldest independent home electronics store, Dacombes (https://www.dacombesofwimborne.com/), is now harnessing the newest technology, with solar energy powering its extensive array of domestic appliances and home cinemas in its Dorset showroom. Matt Renaut, Dacombes’ Managing Director, noted the significant electricity demand of their operations, likening it to ‘three kettles on the boil all day long.’ 

BCP and Dorset Councils are calling on residents to let them know what a more sustainable transport future should look like.  The joint consultation started on 22nd January and closes on 3rd March 2024.  You can find the survey here: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/local-transport-plan/local-transport-plan-4.   

The new joint Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) will set out the long-term goals, strategy, and policies for improving transport for everyone over the next 10-15 years. 

Dorset Council has launched a survey to find out the views of residents on improving walking, cycling and wheeling in the county.  Planet Wimborne encourages everybody to respond to the survey to let the Council know how important it is to support active travel.

You can find the survey at https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-improving-routes-for-walking-cycling-and-wheeling and it is open until 18 January 2024.

The 2023 Green Festival has been hailed a great success by the organisers.  The aims of the festival were to engage with as many people as possible from as wide a background as possible, with a particular focus on young people and local businesses.  With this in mind, the packed week long programme had something for everybody.

Planet Wimborne is proud to announce the publication of an all new trail for the town.  The trail is partially fully accessible and can be extended to take in other areas of the town.  There are links to 'green' themed videos, web sites, music and poetry to enhance people's enjoyment and experience of the natural world.

Fancy showcasing your homes greener attributes such as Renewable energy, retrofitting, air and ground heat source pumps etc?
Dorset CAN (Climate Action Network) particularly need homes in the following areas of Dorset:
Wimborne/Ferndown
Poole
Wareham
Sherborne
Lulworth
We also welcome homes from all areas of Dorset to participate.
Help inspire people who are thinking about how they can save energy, move away from fossil fuels and promote bio-diversity.
Interested? Get in touch at dorsetgreenerhomes@gmail.com

Three of Dorset’s leading climate action groups have come together to organise a pioneering event with the aim of spurring the local community into urgent action to combat the threats posed by climate change and ecological collapse. Zero Carbon Dorset, Dorset Climate Action Network (Dorset CAN) and Sustainable Dorset have joined forces to launch the first community-led Dorset COP in Dorchester Saturday 9th September at the historic Corn Exchange building.

Message from Dorset Wildlife Trust - 

Dorset Council has prepared three draft guidance documents to assist in addressing climate change through planning. The documents provide guidance on considering climate change when planning applications are being prepared and decided. The documents are:

On 20th April, 80 volunteers dismantled 8000 disposable BBQs in under 4 hours!