Giant sand lizard seen in Purbeck!

Giant sand lizard seen in Purbeck!

A giant sand lizard has been seen firstly, in a field near Creech, and now on the side of Corfe Castle’s hill. But don’t fear, this sand lizard is no monster, but rather an incredible art installation by local artist Eilidh Middleton, and created in...
Free fun library sessions this summer!

Free fun library sessions this summer!

The UHP education team is running free library sessions for kids this summer. With crafts and games for all ages, there’s plenty to keep them busy during the holidays. So why not pop along to the sessions below. Monday 7th August – Corfe Mullen 10:30-12:00. Tuesday...
Heath Week is back!

Heath Week is back!

Heath Week is a week of events celebrating our amazing and precious heathlands across the region, from 24 to 30 July. This is the 3rd year we’ve teamed up with partners and colleagues to create a series of both virtual and live events. From wildlife walks and crafting...
Poem inspired by our Dorset heathlands

Poem inspired by our Dorset heathlands

A Yr 6 student from Winton Primary was so inspired by his visit to the heath that he wrote this beautiful poem: I am the… I am the trees, swaying softly as I stand in my place on the hillside. I am the tall hillside, green with luscious grass, shrubs and bushes....
The Paddle Power map is here!

The Paddle Power map is here!

Exciting news… BARI’s Paddle Power map is here! The Bird and Recreation Initiative (BARI) has been working hard to produce a map for stand up paddlers, canoeists, kayakers and everyone that uses paddle power along our coastline! The map gives advice on where to...
Partners receive wildfire training

Partners receive wildfire training

Team members from across the partners got together last week for 2 days of wildfire training with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS). Their Wildfire Tactical Advisor delivered an introduction to wildfire and the associated hazards. He also talked...

Don’t scorch our heathlands in these scorching temperatures

The Urban Heath Partnership (UHP), Litter Free Dorset (LFD) and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) are working together to raise awareness of the risk of wildfires on heathland and forests during the soaring summer temperatures. You might see large...
2 years of K9 heathland heroes

2 years of K9 heathland heroes

Not all heroes wear capes, some of them wear K9 Firewise Patrol bandanas! Dorset Dogs are coming up to celebrating two years of their fantastic K9 Firewise Patrol and we want to say a big thank you to all the K9 Firewise Patrol dogs, along with their owners of course,...
Dorset on Amber wildfire alert

Dorset on Amber wildfire alert

The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) issued an Amber alert for the risk of wildfires over the weekend. This means that the weather and ground conditions give a higher likelihood of wildfire, and that any fire that broke out would potentially be difficult to control....

Amber alert for Wildfire issued covering all of Dorset

The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) issued an Amber alert for the risk of wildfires over the weekend. This means that the weather and ground conditions give a higher likelihood of wildfire, and that any fire that broke out would potentially be difficult to control....
Team visit to rewilding site

Team visit to rewilding site

Along with Dorset Council’s wider environment team, we were treated to a visit and guided walk around Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Wild Woodbury site, Bere Regis, on 26 April. Wilder Dorset project manager, Rob Farrington, explained all about the rewilding...
UHP lend a hand at BBQ dismantle day

UHP lend a hand at BBQ dismantle day

Team members from UHP, including from Dorset Dogs, BARI and Firewise UK, got involved and volunteered at W&S Recycling, Poole to help dismantle 8000 disposable BBQs. The event was organised by our colleagues at Litter Free Dorset and came about as Southern Co-op...