Monday, August 28, 2006

Disabled access

Swanage Access Guide

I am compiling information for a printed Access Guide to help disabled people in Swanage, both resident and visitors, if anybody would like to contribute information. The Guide will initially cover the town centre and the routes in and out, businesses that offer disabled access or assistance, and those that visit or deliver. There will also be a map showing drop crossing points and how to get around in a wheelchair or on a travel scooter that can’t climb kerbs.

I’ve come across a snag - Ordnance Survey wants up to £1,500 for permission to use a map of the town in the guide. Anybody got experience of getting round this, or ideas for raising the money?

Ideas or suggestions to

Thank you.

Posted by Steve Darrington to swanage view at 8/28/2006 10:52:05 AM


Postman2 said...

I suggest you make it web based so people can download and print themselves. You can get a street plan of Swanage for £35.00-try. Loo details would be good too. Traders may wish to advertise. Best of luck.

We now sell Internet Street (1:5000) images for use on your web site

Each map is 5km by 5km , centred on your required point (post code, street or grid point). The maps shown in the Street Map site are 1.5km by 1.5km

The map is supplied as a gif in the same quality as used on the Street Map site.There is no location arrow added, however this can easily be done using most paint programs.

The cost of a map is 30 pounds (+vat). Note that an annual renewal licence fee of 30 pounds (+vat) will also be payable each year (you will get an updated map on renewal).

To order a map please send us payment of 35 pounds 25 pence (30 pounds + vat) quoting the following information :

The map type : Internet Street

Your Email Address (this is important as for speed we will deliver the map by email to you)

Your Name

Your Company Name (if applicable)

Your Address

Your Telephone Number

The postcode, full street name (as from the Street Map Web Site) or the grid reference that you would like the map centred on.

The URL of the web site that the map is to be used on.

An indication as to whether you require a VAT receipt.

If supplying credit card details, we require the billing address of the cardholder, including post code, and the Card Verification Code (the last 3 digits on the printed strip on the rear of the card) .

You can either fax us this information along with your credit card details (MasterCard/Visa/JCB/VisaDelta/Switch/Solo) on 01908 526691 (please ensure that you specify start date/expiry date/issue number and the card holders address & post code). Or send the information, with a cheque made payable to BTex, to :

Street Map
PO Box 5123
Milton Keynes

If you have a query about buying maps please email us at

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Some years ago I bought from Dorset CC a air photo chart of the whole of Dorset. Surely they can make the use for free? for the disc enables Zoom. I still have that disc.
Brian Guy. Who has an interest in what you are trying to do, as I do have a job getting about.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the offer Brian. I'll be in touch if I need to take you up on it.
Steve Darrington

Anonymous said...

I support you completely with this disabled idea. Swanage is very poorly served indeed when it comes to dropped kerbs for wheelchairs.

I have a wheel chair, but do not use it in this area, for that very good reason.
If an elderly couple come to a Purbeck stone kerb, there is no way that they can get a chair up or down over it. I know to my cost
Best wishes with the idea.
Brian Guy

Anonymous said...

How are you getting on with the disabled Steve?
The disabled are served very poorly in Swanage. I complained to the Police about the restricted parking outside Barclays bank. Bless them they tried to do something about it, and let me know at my home.Restores one faith in human nature!
Brian Guy

Anonymous said...

Thank you Brian. I'm doing what I can - if everybody did a little, it would add up to a lot!