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Ownership of Jellyfields and Bothenhampton Nature Reserve will soon transfer from Dorset Council to Bridport Town Council.

The Town Council working with Botehnhampton & Walditch Parish Council, is looking to produce new management plans for the sites to define and prioritise practical action to enhance the area for wildlife as well as promoting quiet enjoyment.

How will the new management plan be developed?

Community consultation is essential to gathering information about what currently works well and what ideas for improvements need to be considered in developing new management plans for the next ten years.

Over the next five months the Town Council will be consulting the wider community to gather information and draft plans for public consideration.

The first phase of consultation started in May, with distribution of postcards asking residents and site users what they like best about the site and what issues need to be addressed.

Pre Plan Consultation Feedback

Jellyfields Pre Plan consultation report
Bothenhampton Nature Reserve Pre Plan Consultation report

Consultation on New Management Plans

First draft management plans are available below for both Jellyfields and Bothenhampton Nature Reserve.  The plans build on the pre plan consultation undertaken in the Spring 2020 and have been developed with input from Dorset Wildlife Trusts, Dorset AONB and Bothenhampton & Walditch Parish Council.

Jellyfields Management Plan 2020 -2025
Bothenhampton Nature Reserve Management Plan 2020-2025

Responses on the draft management plans are welcome up until September 10th 2020.

Please use the online questionnaire links below:

Jellyfields Management Plan consultation
Bothenhampton Nature Reserve consultation

Further information

Contact for further information:
Project Manager, Bridport Town Council
David.Dixon@bridport-tc.gov.uk

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