Events & Workshops

Low Carbon Dorset runs regular workshops across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

These FREE low carbon workshops provide –

  • Information about potential low carbon opportunities within your sector
  • Details about Low Carbon Dorset and the support available to you
  • An opportunity to ask experts
  • A look at what others in your sector have achieved
  • Chance for further networking

Find upcoming Workshops and Networking Events listed below, as well as details of events we will be attending…

  • Dorset Town & Parish Council Climate Emergency Advice Seminar

    Tuesday 19 November, Dorchester

    Responding to an influx of applications for support from town and parish councils to reduce their carbon footprints, this event will take a look at how councils can respond to the Climate Emergency.  Free to attend for Dorset’s councillors and council representatives this seminar will provide information on:

    – What needs to be considered when making a climate emergency plan
    – Obstacles and issues
    – Support and funding available to take action
    – Examples of town & parish council carbon reduction projects already happening in Dorset

    If you are a town or parish councillor or representative and would like to attend this event please contact Katie Dawes in the Low Carbon Dorset team to register.


  • Raise the Roof: Using local timber in affordable housing

    Thursday 21 November, 7pm – 8:30pm, Bridport LSI

    Wessex Community Assets and prize winning architects Assemble have been working together to explore how local materials – in particular, timber – can be used in the construction and provision of affordable housing.
    This free-to-attend event will hear from Assemble’s James Binning and Giles Smith on how affordable housing could be better designed, use local sustainable resources and support local businesses.
    Find more information and book your place here.


  • Using Local Timber in Affordable Housing: Workshop

    Friday 22 November, 9am – 1pm, Bridport Town Hall

    With a pressing need to build more affordable homes, it is important that sustainable low-carbon construction is a key focus.
    Over the last two years, a group of partners have been exploring how we might link the use of local materials – in particular, timber – to affordable housing, and recently received funding from Arts Council SW to explore this with Assemble Studio.
    This workshop is an opportunity to explore the barriers to using more timber in construction, and how these might be overcome.
    There will be presentations from Wessex Community Assets, award winning architects Assemble, Bridport Town Council and Irena Bauman, an architect from a timber-based modular housing approach and BuiltInCommon, an initiative to create locally based pre-fabrication facilities.

    Find out more about the event or book your place here:


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