Have your say on the Jurassic Coast’s future

The Jurassic Cost Trust team will be holding public consultation events across the local area

THE Jurassic Coast Trust is seeking public input into a new partnership plan, which will guide management of the World Heritage Site over the next five years.

As part of this process, a series of public consultation days are scheduled across Dorset this month, including one at Lyme Regis Library on Tuesday, September 10 from 9:30am to 1pm, and at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre on Tuesday, September 24 from 10am to 4pm.

Members of the Jurassic Coast Trust’s team will be on hand at each event to talk through the draft plan and answer questions.

Everyone with an interest in how this World Heritage Site – which stretches from Studland to Exmouth – is managed, and how the site can play an active role in the lives of local communities, is encouraged to attend.

Examples of elements covered by the new plan include how best to communicate information about rock falls and landslips, how to promote responsible fossil collecting, and the role that museums and visitor centres can play in communicating to people about the World Heritage Site.

The plan also guides the way for local organisations to ensure development and tourism along the coast doesn’t negatively impact the site.

Additional consultation days will take place throughout September at various libraries, museums and visitor centres in Dorset and East Devon. For a full list of dates, venues and times, visit jurassiccoast.org/plan.

It is also possible to download a draft copy of the new plan and its supporting documents from the website address above.

The new plan is an important document that explains the reasons for the Jurassic Coast’s World Heritage designation, and how it is protected and managed.

Following the consultation period, it will be published towards the end of the year, or early 2020, and will be used to guide management of the Jurassic Coast across the next five years.

To find out more, contact Guy Kerr from the Jurassic Coast Trust on guy.kerr@jurassiccoast.org or call 01308 807000 or 07904 990 207.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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