The Bridport Environment Group aims to promote sustainable practice within the Bridport area and support local production of healthy food; to support environmental projects from other groups in the Bridport area; to work in partnership with other organisations to protect and enhance the environment locally, and to scrutinise and influence initiatives by Government agencies and local authorities.
Bridport Environment Group
The Bridport Environment Group is an influential local community group with an interest in environmental and planning issues. It meets every 2-3 months at the town council offices at Mountfield, Rax Lane, Bridport,. Meetings are open to members of the Bridport Area community. Next meeting, Tuesday 9 February 2016, 5.30 pm at Mountfield.
The Bridport Environment Group was set up in 2001 to initiate and support environmental projects within the geographical area of the Bridport Market and Coastal Towns Initiative (later the Bridport Community Initiative). In May 2005, following closure of the BCI, the Group adopted its own constitution. The Group is a member of the Steering Group of the Bridport Local Area Partnership (BLAP).
The Group acts as a voice on environmental issues, in the local planning process and on infrastructure and transport proposals.
The Group has responded formally to a number of national, regional and local consultations on environmental issues and policy. The Group comments regularly on local planning applications, and continues to take a close interest in proposals to redevelop Bridport's South West Quadrant.