Friday, March 31, 2006

Want to join the Council?

If you want to have a say in what goes on in Swanage, there's a vacancy on the Town Council, with an election on 4th May. If you think you might want to stand, think quickly and get to the Town Hall on Monday (3rd April) before nominations close.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

On a lighter note

May I just say how good I thought the concerts at the Parish Church have been over the last two weekends. Congratulations to the organizers and musicians. First we had the Isle of Purbeck String Festival and then a concert by the Dorset County Orchestra. It was pleasantly refreshing to hear a program including contemporary pieces.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Where did it all go wrong?

Perhaps all local councillors should be required to live in the area for at least 10 years before the can stand, then perhaps LOCAL issues will be dealt with, rather than semi retired people coming here with their outsider views, after all Swanage coped very well 30 + years ago.

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 3/26/2006 03:47:42 PM

New drinks license

I note the notice in the Advertiser, and on the premises, namely, One Quay House, 10 High Street, Swanage, for an application for yet another ‘sale of alcohol license’ both on and off the premises. Examination of the said premises they look too small to have a restaurant license, so they want to sell alcohol for STREET consumption up until midnight 7 days a week!

The 250 yards from Seymer Road along the Lower High Street already has at least a dozen licensed premises and is the seat of 95% of all anti social behaviour in Swanage.

With publicans acting responsibly to control under age or excessive consumption of alcohol the only purpose of such a licence must be to save the under-age drinkers nicking their fuel from their parents stock and having to carry it all the way to the Lower High Street.

In conclusion I note that the applicant who live as far away from the Lower High Street as is possible whilst still being in Swanage so why don’t they apply for a license in their part of town ?

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 3/26/2006 03:06:29 PM

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Lasers focus on Swanage

Originally uploaded by m.hadley.

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th March: some 200-odd lasers make a stunning spectacle in Swanage bay, gathered here for World Qualifying Championships. (And who says nothing ever happens in Swanage? But don't miss it: they'll be gone tomorrow.)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Speed cameras

I saw in the local paper that the speed camera gang are going to be doing the rounds in Purbeck, it seems they have started over Stoborough yesterday (Sunday 19th March) as there was a van pointing a laser camera at all the cars !
I always thought it was illegal to point lasers at cars!

Posted by Virtual Swanage to swanage view at 3/20/2006 10:25:21 PM

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Any NHS dentists?

Are there any NHS dentisits left in the area?

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 3/18/2006 07:16:08 AM

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mayor Miller- here today, gone tomorrow???

At 11:53 AM, Wade75 said...

Mayor Miller - here today, gone tomorrow???

I'm hearing rumours galore regarding the recent resignation of Swanage's Mayor Miller, from all council positions.
Strange, as he only had 10 weeks to go, so what could have made him offer his resignation now?? Any information would be highly interesting....!!!

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Blues Festival 2-4 March 2007

Thanks to everybody who helped make the weekend such a success.
We’re all looking forward to the next one from 2-4 March 2007, see the website

Posted by Steve Darrington to swanage view at 3/07/2006 09:26:04 AM

Friday, March 03, 2006

car ad

Originally uploaded by m.hadley.
Bournemouth Echo online 3 March. Unfortunate positioning of ad against editorial..

Conservation areas

There is supposed to be an exhibition about proposed changes to Swanage Conservation areas - in the Town Hall annexe today (3 March) until.......tomorrow Saturday 4 March.

Home guard?

With the recent TV programme on the Home Guard. It would be interesting to see how many Swanage men are still around that served in those far off days? OR even in the LDV. The Local defence Volunteers. LDV at the time stood for "Look, Duck, and Vanish"
Brian Guy

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 3/03/2006 09:36:07 AM