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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

Work is now underway on drafting management plans for the areas and we hope to consult further later in the summer.

Further information

Contact for further information:
Project Manager, Bridport Town Council

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