Listen to podcast with Cranborne Chase Trustee William Kenealy by This is Alfred website where they discuss dark skies across the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
William Kenealy talks about the benefits to the local area that a dark sky reserve would bring and some simple solutions to reduce light pollution . Listen to the whole interview http://thisisalfred.com/countryside/less-light-pollution-could-boost-melbury-abbas-tourism/
Cranborne Chase AONB consider light pollution a big issue. It not only wastes energy, costs money and impacts on wildlife. It even affects our health. It also stops people from enjoying the night skies.
They are putting together a bid to make the Cranborne Chase AONB an International Dark Skies reserve. They are mapping where the dark skies are, then working with communities to find where light pollution is coming from and where lighting can be improved to make our dark skies even better.
You can help the bid by saying that you support the vision of the Cranborne Chase AONB International Dark Skies Reserve. Make your Dark Skies Pledge here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NL375VD