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Future Action Plan

Sandford community hall, Keysworth Road, 7pm Mon 20th February 2017 come hear ideas and contribute to the future action plan of Sandford Heritage Community Group!' Do you have a eco or wildlife project idea? Always wanted to research history? Looking to contribute to a local initiative with admin or other tasks?' All welcome, refreshments, FREE

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Cordite to calluna: the view from Nitroglycerine Hill

This event presents a chance to visit the former Royal Naval Cordite Factory site at Holton Heath. The Sandford Heritage Community Group is taking part in the “Drawing Inspiration” project. The Dorset landscape has inspired artists for centuries, and this project focuses on depictions of the Dorset landscape through art, photography and other media, and the changes – physical, cultural and social - that these artworks document.

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Where did heathland come from?

Heathland may appear to be "natural" but in fact it has been created largely by human exploitation over the last 4,000 years. To find out more about this remarkable story,come to Dr Nigel Webb's talk "Where did heathland come from?" on Monday 17 February, 7.30, Sandford Community Hall. Entrance is free and refreshments will be available.

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Proposed Gravel Extraction Near Local SSSI Heathland!

The new Minerals & Waste Plan includes plans for sand and gravel extraction at a large proportion of Wareham Forest adjacent to Great Ovens heath currently used by many for walking, cycling and dog walking. Comments close on Thursday 13 February 2014. You can comment online follow the links in this article or ask at Dorset County Council offices or telephone 01305 221000. Sandford Heritage Community Group have made a joint comment and disagree with the proposed site as have over 191 people who have submitted comments at the time of updating this article.

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Please …

I expect many of you will have seen the dreadful pictures of the fire on neighbouring Upton Heath earlier in June 2011. In Wareham St. Martin we have several heathland areas of national importance and desperately want to avoid similar events here.

Upton Heath Fire June 2011