The Dorset Coast Connections – people and places film launched this week showcasing 18 projects connecting communities with our spectacular coastal region by improving physical, digital and emotional interactions with the Dorset Coast.

The projects are located along the coast ranging from Lyme Regis to Christchurch with an aim of improving physical, digital and emotional interactions by improving public places we use and cherish to make more attractive, functional and providing a sense of place with artistic interventions to enhance these special coastal places.

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) awarded £5.6m Coastal Community Funding (CCF) in May 2017 following a successful partnership portfolio bid to deliver this collaborative approach of projects, and was coordinated by Dorset Coast Forum. Together with match funding from many partner organisations, the portfolio has invested £18.5million to connect our urban and rural coastal areas, working with communities to promote and sell the Dorset coast .

The project was driven by 4 key themes:

  • Sustaining and developing the tourism economy
  • Having thriving and dynamic coastal and maritime businesses to encourage economic growth
  • Connecting the urban, rural and coastal communities across the Dorset coast
  • Conserving, enhancing and promoting Dorset’s special natural and cultural assets

Most of the projects were completed by December 2019 with the final few due to be completed by Summer 2021.

They are all included in the new video, enjoy it here  …

Further details about all the projects can be found at www.dorsetcoasthaveyoursay.co.uk

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