Category Archives: Meetings

SATURDAY 28th APRIL – Transition / green groups networking event

Hi All,

This is a preliminary notice about an event we are planning for 28 April, so that you can circulate the date for your members to put in their diaries!

On Saturday 28 April we will have a networking event and general gathering for transition groups and other green groups from around Dorset, to be held in Bridport at St Mary’s Church Hall. This is adjacent to the Bridport Community Orchard and a short talk and tour of the orchard will be included (and a picnic if the weather suits!). The main purpose of the full day event will be for groups to network and share experiences, and to think about future possible collaborations and mutual support if, as seems likely, the current funding for support through da21 ends at the end of May. So it could be a very important event for the future of transition and other green groups in Dorset, and it’s important that as many as possible attend to discuss ideas and options. The event will be free and we plan to have a professional facilitator to help make the event as productive as possible, as well as an enjoyable get-together.

The programme is still fluid at this stage, so do please let us know if you have any particular ideas about what to include. Further details and booking information will be circulated later.

Best wishes,

Susan Anders
Sustainability Officer
GreenAssist Project
01305 213721
PO Box 5789


Stur Over 50s Forum AGM – Wednesday 27th April

Alaska Windfarm decision meeting

Dear all

Just a quick email to remind you that Purbeck District Council will make a final decision on Alaska Wind Farm coming Thursday. Details of the planning meeting are:

Date: Thursday 31st March 2011
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Venue: Furzebrook Village Hall, Furzebrook, south of Wareham, BH20 5AY

All planning meeting documents including the agenda and the Officer’s report can be found at My apologies if this notice reaches you twice.

If you are supportive of the wind farm but are not able to attend the meeting, you could consider emailing the Councillors to let them know your views:

  • Peter Wharf (chair):
  • Gloria Marsh (vice chair):
  • David Budd:
  • Paul Johns:
  • Keith Green:
  • Mike Lovell:
  • Keith Critchley:
  • Fred Drane:
  • Simon Goldsack:
  • Malcolm Barnes:
  • Nick Cake:

Hopefully we will meet on Thursday.

Kind regards

Marlies Koutstaal
Alaska Wind Farm Team

Workday at The Exchange Site, Sunday 13th March, 10am – 1pm

Sheet Mulch Beds for Home Gardens

Workday at The Exchange Site
Learn sheet mulch techniques to create easy no-dig, productive growing areas. It’s an opportunity to learn about Permaculture and help to make Sturminster Newton a better place. We will be meeting at the car park next to the site at 10am. Everybody Welcome.

The Exchange Permaculture Site, Sturminster Newton
Date and Time
Sunday, 13th March, 10am – 1pm

Please bring gardening tools:-

  • Spades
  • Shovels
  • Forks
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Rakes

If you have any of the following materials please bring along, every little helps:

  • Cardboard
  • Manure
  • Wood chips/sawdust
  • Compost – especially with worms!
  • Straw
  • Vegetable Scraps

Please download poster and publicise!

The Exchange
Site Plan
Workday Poster
Sunday 15th Mar 10am

All about bees

Remember it’s all about bees tomorrow night in Hinton St Mary. Look forward to seeing you there!

Next TTSN Meeting – 21st July

Next TTSN Meeting Weds 16th June at 6.30pm

How fortunate we are to be invited to the Orchard Farmhouse in Wonston for our next TTSN Meeting. Our hosts Rupert and Sarah Emmerson will show us around their beautiful meadows and with the help of Luzia demonstrate the abundance of herbs and wildflowers that we can use in our daily lives. In our food and many other things.

Do come along, tea and cake will be provided before the meeting and an agenda will be available in due course.

Pictures of the views from Orchard Farmhouse are also on the site.

Our thanks to Rupert and Sarah for their generous offer.