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Public Workshops

New public workshops to continue the planning process for the Stour Valley Park are upcoming on Thursday the 17th and Saturday the 19th of June.

For these dates, we will be taking a closer look at the areas of land included within the Stour Valley Park project to better understand the issues and opportunities that exist within the landscape. We welcome anyone’s ideas around public access, conservation, management of the land or any other topics you feel are important.

For these workshops we will be covering the entire area of the SVP, from the Kingston Lacy/Sturminster Marshall area right down along the River Stour until Christchurch Harbour. If you have any knowledge of this area then we’d love to have you involved!

Stour Valley Park area map
Click on the map to view at larger scale. Please note that the red boundary line is provisional and does not form a definitive ‘hard border’ to the park.

Joining Instructions

Workshops will be held via Zoom video conferencing software. If possible we recommend joining via a desktop device such as a laptop, but this is not essential and we encourage everybody to participate as they are able. To join, please use the following links on the day of the workshop relevant to you. Please try to join 5 minutes ahead of the start time to allow us to make a prompt start.

Thursday the 17th of June, 6pm-8pm

Joining link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89221583760?pwd=UUxaSVpjaUNmVWdTNmJhZm5vRncxUT09

Saturday the 19th of June, 10am-12 noon

Joining link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81173773468?pwd=YTNnNUlKSGU4WmM5cEZlbWgxOXFqdz09

Records of Previous Workshops

So far, public workshops exploring the broad ambitions for the Stour Valley Park have been held on the 2nd, 4th and 6th of February 2021. The results of these workshops, along with the results of targeted workshops with key stakeholder groups such as landowners, local business representatives, and community groups, are summarised in a strategy report organised under 5 key themes.

An excerpt from the strategy report detailing results of workshops can be viewed here. We look forward to sharing the full report once it has been approved by the Stour Valley Park working group in the near future.

To view all comments from previous public workshops, follow the links below to view the digital whiteboards featuring all contributions from participants. Please be aware that when viewing online, there is an option to zoom in on responses to get a better view. This can be done via the magnification controls located in the bottom right of the browser window.

2nd of February 2021 results available here

4th of February 2021 results available here

6th of February 2021 results available here

We will soon be sharing links to the outcomes of sessions hosted during May 2021.

If you have any questions then feel free to get in touch via the contact form on this site.

Public Workshops

Public workshops are an essential part of the process leading up to the creation of the Stour Valley Park. So far we have invited the public to join several events and explore the possibilities and potential of this project. These events took place on the 2nd, 4th and 6th of February 2021. If you'd like to browse the results of the discussions in these workshops, you can do so by clicking on the links below.

We will be announcing more public workshops in the near future, and we need your participation to carry on moving the Stour Valley Park forwards. Please sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with announcements.

Records of Sessions

Clicking the links below will take you to the digital whiteboards used in our public sessions. Please be aware that when viewing online, there is an option to zoom in on responses to get a better view. This can be done via the magnification controls located in the bottom right of the browser window.

2nd of February 2021 results available here

4th of February 2021 results available here

6th of February 2021 results available here

Comments

If you'd like to add any further comments to the results of the public sessions so far, then please do so via the form below. If you have general comments or suggestions unrelated to these sessions, please use the contact form.

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