Climate change is a burning issue in Milborne Port

Along with millions across the globe, local residents joined a climate strike in Milborne Port, walking out of homes, schools and workplaces to meet others in solidarity, calling for climate justice and urgent action from government

Local resident Lucy MacArthur said, ‘we are heading for a catastrophe within a couple of generations, which organised society may not survive. We need urgent action now, not fairy tales of infinite growth and meaningless platitudes from government.’

Milborne Port’s children lead the way

Children from Milborne Port Primary school in collaboration with Milborne Port’s fish and chip shop, Something Else Fishy, are helping to make Milborne Port a plastic free community

From August 29, 2019, Something Else Fishy is ditching single-use, plastic carrier bags, replacing them with recyclable, paper ones.

Local children are leading the way in confronting the ecological crisis we all face. We all owe them our gratitude and support as they try to protect our collective future.

Not so fantastic plastic

On 24 July 2019, at 7:30 pm at Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne (DT9 3NL), Professor Andrea Russell of Southampton University will be hosting a talk on the issue of plastic pollution, titled, ‘not so fantastic plastic.’

There’s no entry fee for the talk, but a donation of £2.00 is recommended.

Everyone’s welcome, and as well as discussing the problem there will be an opportunity to explore what we can all do to tackle plastic pollution.

Drop by if you can. You’ll find a warm welcome.

Milborne Port litter pick

It’s time to clear the plastic from Milborne Port’s streets. On Saturday 6 July, 2019, a litter pick has been organised by Milborne Port Parish Council, Plastic free Milborne Port, and South West in Bloom.

Bags and safety equipment will be provided, and maps given out on the day. This is a chance to produce a better environment for everybody, to protect wildlife, and to prevent the dangerous breakdown of plastics in our community.

If you would like to participate please come to East Street Car Park, DT9 5DG, at 10.00 am on July 6 2019.

Cafe Pineapple fights plastic pollution

Cafe Pineapple, Milborne Port’s newest community enterprise, is helping to create a plastic free village.

Customers committed to a pollution free world will find a vibrant cafe that supports their vision, with compostable, disposable coffee cups, free refills for your water bottle, and a 25p discount for anyone bringing their own coffee cup.

Cafe Pineapple uses paper plates and recyclable cardboard for takeaway items and only sells water in recyclable, glass bottles.

There’s always a warm welcome at Cafe Pineapple

As well as providing a delicious range of food and drink, with daily vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, Cafe Pineapple has made a significant contribution to helping Milborne Port on its journey towards plastic free community status.

Located in the heart of the village on the site of what was once the Queen’s Head, it’s easy to find Cafe Pineapple on Milborne Port’s main High Street (DT9 5FB). If you can, please support them. With a friendly welcome and a real commitment to a brighter future you won’t regret dropping in.

Milborne Port’s community tackles plastic pollution

Yesterday’s (Saturday 6 July, 2019) litter pick was a tremendous success for the community, with over ten bags of plastic waste and general litter removed from the streets of Milborne Port.

Every day eight million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans and rivers, creating an ecological catastrophe that threatens wildlife along with the clean soil and water we all depend upon for survival.

Three adults and two children litter picking on Milborne Port High Street

While individual contributions may seem small in comparison to the scale of the problem, the fact that so many of us are now tackling plastic pollution is a real cause for hope.

Individual litter picker on East St, Milborne Port