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Flooding and Coastal Erosion in SB

The talk will provide an overview of the Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) framework in England and how this relates to the Sandbanks area. It will touch on who is responsible for FCERM, and how we define policy in shoreline management plans progressing to designing and implementing schemes that protect coastal environments against the risk of flooding and erosion.

The presenter is Alan Frampton, the FCERM Strategy & Policy Manager at BCP Council. Alan is a coastal scientist by background and has 20 years’ experience of working in the FCERM sector around the UK and internationally, specialising in strategic coastal risk management. He joined BCP Council in August 2019 as part of a new, dedicated FCERM team created as part of the formation of BCP.

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Researchers from Bournemouth University (BU) are working on two international projects within Poole Harbour.

Jessica Bone is working on the MARINEFF project which is enhancing marine infrastructure for marine life.

As part of the project BU have installed 50 artificial rockpools on the seawall at Sandbanks.

Dr Alice Hall is working on the 3DPARE project which has deployed 3D printed concrete artificial reef units in Poole Bay.

The results from both projects will be showcased at this event.

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Exciting plans are afoot for the museum which recently received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England for a significant redevelopment project.

This includes opening up and interpreting two of the heritage buildings on the estate which have restricted public access, and the development of new maritime galleries for display of our nationally and internationally significant maritime archaeology collection.

The programme for the design work will see us launching some public engagement on the 26th March.

The talk will focus on the museum redevelopment and highlight the maritime archaeology.

Introduction to the Our Museum Project: Jenny Fawcett-Gray, Fundraising and Membership Officer

Behind the Interpretation: An insight into the collaborative development of interpretation for the Our Museum project, and the developing designs for our 3 new maritime galleries. Dr Alex Reynolds: Collections and Engagement Officer 

Close and membership information: Jenny Fawcett-Gray, Fundraising and Membership Officer 

Q&A session with project team

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Fenceless Grazing at Studland

Cows are coming to Studland Bay this summer! Tune into a webinar by Julia Galbenu (Dynamic Dunescapes Engagement Officer) to learn more about why Studland is reintroducing cattle grazing, the new technology of virtual fencing, the conservation work going into restoring sand dunes and ways that you can help!

For thousands of years, people farmed animals in ways that created varied landscapes rich in wildlife. Cattle could wander freely over large areas of heathland and sheep were shepherded on the wide slopes of chalk downland.

As they grazed they created diverse plant communities by removing the more competitive trees and scrub, which in turn supported more insects, mammals and birds.


In the last hundred years this extensive form of animal farming has gradually been supplanted by intensive systems that seek to maximise economic productivity. Animal farming largely stopped on the less fertile heathlands and downland, allowing scrub to smoother the fragile plant communities.

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Rick owns and runs four restaurants in the small Cornish fishing village of Padstow with his ex-wife, Jill, as well as restaurants in Falmouth, Winchester, Fistral Beach Newquay, Sandbanks, Marlborough and Barnes, a cookery school, four retail shops and 40 rooms in and around Padstow.

He has written 24 cookery books, recorded several cookery series’ and five one off documentaries.

Rick will talk about his life based around the restaurants, his books, television career and, of course his fabulous Sandbanks restaurant!

There will be a short time for questions to Rick at the end hosted by Salar Brock, Operations Manager in Padstow.

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