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Thu, 21 Oct


Shaftesbury Town Hall

Planet Shaftesbury Meeting in Person

At this meeting we expect to review public participation in recent events: the Great Big Tree Festival and Dorset Greener Homes as we look ahead: preparing ourselves to support accelerated change. All managed in a covid-cautious way. Refreshments. Open to all. Free admission.

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Planet Shaftesbury Meeting in Person
Planet Shaftesbury Meeting in Person

Time & Location

21 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 21:30

Shaftesbury Town Hall, 21 High St, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE, UK

About the Event

This is a good place to start for people new to Planet Shaftesbury.  It's an opportunity to join in as we review recent events promoted locally by Planet Shaftesbury: the Great Big Tree Festival (23-26th Sept) and the county-wide Dorset Greener Homes (25/26 Sept & 2/3 Oct). How can we now support further tree planting this winter? What have we learned about the concerns and needs of Shaftesbury households? 

In August we identified different but complementary perspectives we wanted to explore together and our October and November meetings will support us in this. Join us as we decide where we could have a presence in the town, how we can respond to increased awareness of the climate emergency, and what we can offer to people who want to make life-style changes.

We will be operating cautiously in this environment where Covid is circulating and have set out the detail of this in the notes below. Meeting will start at 7.30. The hall will be open from 7pm - come early to help set up!

Covid precautions:

Of course, if you have any Covid-like symptoms you should stay at home but, if you're well and want to come along, what do you need to do? What steps are being taken to increase safety for participants?

To join a meeting safely please:

  • Register through Eventbrite. You won’t need a ticket but this enables us to set a limit on numbers so that we don't become over-crowded.
  • Expect it to be similar to going to a café under Covid guidelines in June 2021: we’re encouraging you to come along a few minutes early to sign in, wear a mask on entry until seated and use the sanitiser which will be available.
  • During breaks make full use of outside areas for distanced mingling and mask up for moving around inside.
  • Feedback and suggestions will be appreciated by email to Rachel,

Planet Shaftesbury’s ‘Covid-cautious’ preparations:

  • Meetings will have a clear theme and focus and we'll be functioning well within the recommended 50% of the Town Hall’s capacity.
  • Chairs, and tables if being used, will be arranged to enable social distancing.
  • The room will be well ventilated.
  • Any break will be long enough to meet everyone’s needs without risk of crowding to access the w/c or refreshments.
  • Any discussion during a meeting will be managed in a way that enables us to maintain safe distances.
  • We'll continue to work within the framework of a comprehensive risk assessment responding to national rules, advisory guidance, local statistics, common sense and feedback received.

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