Dorset National Park and the Glover review

Dorset National Park has made its submission to the Glover Review, set up by the government to investigate and report on National Parks. Information on the National Parks review can be viewed here: Government information Dorset National Park submission can be viewed here: Dorset National Parkcontinue reading →

The Purbeck Society joins Civic Voice

The Purbeck Society has joined Civic Voice, the national organisation for local civic societies. This is an important development enabling the Purbeck Society to network with other local civic societies and to raise the profile of local heritage in and beyond Purbeck. Joining Civic Voice is a step that the Purbeck Society is taking in order to research, enhance and celebrate the heritage of the area. The heritage of Purbeck is under the threats of inappropriate development, limited funding of local government heritage functions, and a lack of awareness of the role that…continue reading →

Dorset National Park update

The latest newsletter from this group can be viewed here: Dorset National Park Newsletter July 2018 For more information on this, please visit their website: Dorset National Parkcontinue reading →

Events calendar updated

Details of our events for the rest of this year have now been finalised, so please take a look at our Events section. We hope you will agree that there are lots of interesting things planned. Our next event is our AGM on 13th April, and it would be good to see as many of you there as possible.continue reading →

Friday 12th January

What should be a very interesting talk - all welcome ! Full details in poster - please click on the link below. Poster for Marine Preservation Talkcontinue reading →

Have you any ideas ?

The committee have recently agreed and published the winter programme of events, and we are currently considering what events we should run in the summer. What events would you like us to arrange - we're very open to suggestions ! Thank you in advance.continue reading →

Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural England AGM

You may be interested in the Dorset CPRE Branch AGM which is open to all - Saturday, 18th November 2017 at Cerne Abbas Village Hall, starting at 11 am. Guest speaker is Crispin Truman, new CEO of CPRE, who joined on 4th September. Dorset CPRE websitecontinue reading →

The Mary Rose project

Earlier this year the Society was approached by Purbeck Art Weeks with a request to assist with funding a trip for children from Swanage, St Mary’s, St George’s and Corfe Castle Primary schools who they were taking to visit the Mary Rose Museum on Wednesday April 5th. 84 children were due to go, and the aim was for all the children to be able to regardless of parental income. Following the visit the children were due to sing in a performance of “Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose” by Alexander L’Estrange for adult…continue reading →

The Ancient Technology Centre visit this Saturday 15th July

This has been CANCELLED - unfortunately the centre have contacted us to say they've had to cancel all weekend visits for the time being due to staff shortages, so this event will not now be going ahead. We hope to rearrange this visit when the centre are able to take us, but in the meantime please note that this event will not now be going ahead as previously planned. Sorry to all those who were planning to come along.continue reading →