WD FoE 2023 AGM plans are for a “live meeting” at the George (in the Snug) on Thursday the 26th (late afternoon/eve time tbc.)
A meeting on river health is being held on January 25th (9:30-10 start) at Bridport town hall. Free tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wessex-water-community-connectors-project-tickets-492442738487.
WD FoE has been holding zoom meetings throughout the pandemic. If you want to be invited send an email and ask to be put on the mailing list.
Cycle Event in Bridport Nov 6th 2021: In an attempt to support the deliberations in Glasgow around 60 cyclists took to their bikes and cycled through the town, displaying signs and ringing their bells. This good-natured event elicited applause and appreciation from Saturday shoppers. We had wondered whether having younger children involved was a good idea: their smiles and enthusiasm made the day.
The Great Big Green Week: part of a nation wide week of events to draw attention to the upcoming talks in Glasgow. West Dorset FoE held an opening gathering on the Saturday, with bands, speeches and sunshine. In fact sunshine (or at least dry weather) was our status throughout the week as other groups held events: Climate & Refugees, with Bridport Shakespeare company; meetings throughout the week on Local climate change responses, Green Ethics, Sustainable Living (workshop), two community singing events, a tour of Bridport co-housing, tours of exemplary Greener Homes, a preview of future tree planting sites in the town, and hands on e-cycling.
Street to Sea: in conjunction with Plastic Free Bridport, WD FoE participated in the Mayor’s “Street to Sea” litter sweep of Bridport. Sea scouts cleaned the river, West Bay cleaned it’s beaches and Bridport residents cleaned much of the town on May 31, 2021. A second clear up on October 17th paved the way for this to become a biannual affair. Unsurprisingly, much of rubbish was plastic.