REA Networking Tour -  Eco Sustainable Solutions, Dorset

24th- 25th October 2018

The Bridge House Hotel, 2 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH22 9AN

Winner of REA’s prestigious ‘Pioneer of the year’ award, Eco Sustainable Solutions operate at the forefront of the renewables and waste industries.  This exclusive, cross membership, Networking Tour offers the opportunity to visit and observe Eco’s most enterprising operations, including:

·      1.5 MW Food Waste AD plant – Dorchester

·      Parley Facility near Bournemouth

o   4 MW Waste Wood/Compost O/size fuelled Biomass CHP plant (with ORC)

o  75,000t Open Windrow Composting Facility 

o  100,000t Soil Recycling Plant

o  40,000t Street Sweeping Recycling Plant

o  75,000t Wood Waste Recycling Plant

A networking dinner will be held on the evening proceeding the tour (members are encouraged to take advantage and travel down the afternoon prior) to share ideas and industry developments in a relaxed, picturesque environment. This will be held at The Bridge House Hotel, Bournemouth. The cost is £22 per person for 3 courses with wine. This will be payable directly to the hotel but your place must be booked with ORG in advance. 

For those not able to attend the dinner, you are welcome to join us early on 25th October for the networking tour.


24th October -   Dinner and networking from 7pm.


25th October – Tour, staring at The Bridge House Hotel, Bournemouth

08.30     Welcome and update from ORG – Jeremy Jacobs, REA Organics Recycling Group

09.00     Introduction to Eco – Justin Dampney, Eco

10.00     Drive to AD plant in Dorchester (car sharing where possible and lifts available for those travelling by public transport)

11.00     Tour Eco’s AD facility

12.00     Drive to Eco’s Parley Site

13.00     Lunch and networking at Parley

14.00     Tour Parley Facility

16.00     Close



We are having a dinner in The Bridge House Hotel, Bournemouth on the evening of 24th. They also have rooms available from £70-90pp plus £6.99 for breakfast. Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel. Availability is limited so we recommend you book as soon as possible.

The Bridge House Hotel

01202 578 828,


We will be leaving for the tour from The Bridge House Hotel. There is plenty parking at the hotel and we will try to car share where possible to minimise the number of cars going to the sites.


Travel info

Bournemouth Coach and Rail station is located 6 miles away and a 10 minute taxi ride to the Bridge House. Poole train station is location 7 miles away and is a 15 minute taxi journey. Buses are also available. Bournemouth airport is only 4 miles away from the Bridge House.


PPE info

Please bring high vis, hard hat and sturdy footwear when possible. There will be some spares if needed but it really helps if most people have their own.



To book your place please email Jenny. You need to confirm 

·      Name and contact details

·      If you are booking for the tour on 25th only

·      If you will be attending the dinner on 24th.

 Posted: 22/08/18

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