Events

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Bridport Food Festival 2022

WD FoE will be at the Bridport Food Festival on Saturday June the 18th (9:30-5). We will focus on Plastic Free Bridport looking for potential businesses to join. We will also be spreading the word about this year’s Great Big Green Week (Sept 24th to Oct 2nd). Our interactive “quiz” will be on actions we should take to reduce plastic pollution.

Please come and visit us, and see the surprising number of local food suppliers surrounding Bridport.

Past Events

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.

Stand up for our Climate! on South Street.

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.

from left clockwise: A 7 foot high tree of suggestions to Dorset Councilors from the public, Bridport’s mayor at the open gathering, a well attended (but distanced) discussion of local responses to climate change, Bridport co-housing visit, and a visit to the Hyde where tree planting is expecting this winter.
An individual response to a campaign run by Biofuel Watch

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.

The Mayor and Town Crier
Collection at West Bay Discovery Centre
Sea Scouts patrol the river
WDEA meeting with Chris Loder (August 21)