Helping tourism become more sustainable in Swanage

The community group, Sustainable Swanage is inviting anyone who’s interested in making tourism more sustainable in the town to come to a Zoom meeting to discuss ways of doing things better.

While tourism is facing huge challenges due to coronavirus restrictions, the group is urging people to share ideas that may not necessarily cost more financially but are just more environmentally friendly.

Speaking at the meeting on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 7pm will be Swanage Council Visitor Services Manager, Culvin Milmer, Visit Dorset’s Tourism Officer, Rachael Shefford, and Engagement Officer from the National Trust, Tom Clarke, who will be giving their insights on sustainability and tourism.

Bus in Swanage

“What sustainable tourism means for different people”

Matilda Manley of Dorset Coast Forum said:

“The aim of this meeting is to discover what sustainable tourism means for different people and to investigate how we can create sustainable tourism in Swanage. Anyone, from individuals to local businesses, is invited to take part and share their thoughts.”

Low Carbon Dorset

This comes as Dorset Council has announced that it’s received extra money to extend its low carbon programme which offers grants to businesses and organisations for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Dorset to help them become more sustainable.

The European Regional Development Fund is providing more than £5 million to allow the project to continue until 2023.

Low Carbon Dorset team
Low Carbon Dorset

“Dorset businesses to be more environmentally conscious”.

Dorset Council’s Sustainability team manager, Antony Littlechild said:

“Uptake of this support over the past three years has been phenomenal with over 350 applications received. It has been especially encouraging to see the appetite from Dorset businesses to be more environmentally conscious. We are thrilled to be able to extend the support to even more organisations and projects.”

Further information

Anyone who wants to join the Sustainable Swanage meeting on sustainable tourism on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 7pm, should email welcome@swanage.gov.uk to request a Zoom meeting id.

Organisations interested in seeking support from the Low Carbon Dorset programme can apply through the Low Carbon Dorset website.

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