The Bridport Friends of the Earth will have a stall in Bridport Orchard on Saturday 13 October to raise awareness of the Government’s attempt to bypass local decision-making and make fracking easier.
A great day out! Click the poster to find out more.
38 Degrees have an online petition and time is running out to sign it.
They write “The government has announced plans to streamline the planning process for fracking. If this goes ahead, it will be as easy to drill an exploration fracking well as it is to build a conservatory or erect a fence. These plans are deeply undemocratic – they twist planning laws to give the government and fracking companies the power to override the will of local people – who have fought relentlessly to halt fracking at every turn.”
You can also support 38 Degrees written representation on these proposals Click here to have your say. and add your name and objections to this proposal.
“This year we’ve seen heartbreaking images of dead sea turtles and birds, their bellies bloated with plastic.” EU politicians will be voting on new rules next week to cut plastic pollution. SumOfUs have a petition which you can sign. You can tell the European Parliament Environment Committee your view by signing. Follow this link to sign and find out more.
An enthusiastic group marched proudly in the Carnival Parade in August promoting Plastic Free Lyme Regis.
Charmouth, monthly 2018
Organised by the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, regular hunts for Nurdles to clear them off the local beach. Contact the Heritage Centre for dates, for these hunts and for beach cleans. Nurdles are tiny plastic pellets used to make most of our plastic products. It is estimated that 53 billion nurdles escape into the UK environment each year! Due to their tiny size, nurdles are eaten by marine wildlife so move up the food chain and also act as sponges in the sea, attracting pollutants.
What can you do to help? Pick up nurdles! The more we collect, the fewer end up in the sea. Always make sure you wear gloves when handling nurdles as they contain toxins. Nurdles have been spotted on Lyme’s Church Beach. Head that way and take a bag and some gloves to help get rid of them.
Sunday 13 May 2018
Turn Lyme Green had a stand at this popular annual fete. Fun games for children together with lots of information on Plastic Free Lyme Regis including tips for recycling and how to live with less plastic.