As part of the ‘Love our Beach’ project we have been working with Swanage Town Council and various community groups and businesses and are excited to be part of this new group working together in Swanage.
The steering group meet regularly to work on projects and share ideas and we held their first Open Meeting which was well attended on the 9th July. Notes from this meeting can be viewed HERE.
We are a steering group made up of Swanage town councilors, Swanage Chamber of Trade and Commerce, business representatives, members of the community and Litter Free Coast and Sea. Our mission is to positively support the community in reducing its waste, with an emphasis on plastic. We will work together to find solutions to issues and challenges around waste and its management.
We would like to provide a central point of information for the community on this matter 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 in our community.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 25th February from 6.30pm until 8pm at the Pavillion, Beach Gardens, Swanage.
The speaker will be Poppy Maltby who works for the not-for-profit sustainable energy consultancy ReGen. Poppy will explain the pros and cons of different kinds of Renewable Energy, outline what needs to be done to achieve Net Zero Emissions, and tell us what can be done on an individual and community basis.
We will also have our usual project updates and opportunities to meet people and get involved.
We plan to hold these meetings monthly with different themes and speakers.
The March meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 25th at 6.30pm-8pm at the Emmanuel Baptist Church and will have an improving biodiversity in your garden theme.