“Let’s Make Purbeck Litter-Free” – that was the call.
On this day in 2016 over 40 people, including councillors and representatives from Dorset Waste Partnership, met at Harman’s Cross Village Hall to see what we could do to help make Purbeck litter-free. The meeting was organised by Lara Manningham-Buller, Bridget Mayes and Frank Roberts. Speakers from the National Trust, Surfers Against Sewage, Litter Free Coast and Sea, and the Dorset Devils (a Bournemouth community litter action group) shared their insights into how litter affects Purbeck residents and visitors, marine life, wildlife and the environment.
So how did this meeting come about? Nico Johnson, editor of the Purbeck Gazette, had followed Lara, Bridget, and Frank’s individual efforts organising litter related events and said to them “I think you three should talk”.
Following the meeting, Litter-Free Purbeck was formed and we’ve been doing our best ever since to clear up the litter and do what we can to stop it at source.
The feed back we get from residents and visitors alike suggests that we are succeeding. Why not come and join us?