Monday, October 30, 2006

Speed cameras

At 6:06 PM, Anonymous said...

Figures are, I understand, available on how much it costs to maintain speed cameras in Dorset and how much revenue each one produces. These cameras and the mobile ones are run by a so-called partnership quango. The other day when I was driving north and pulling out on to the main road near the pub at Almber on the A30 there was one of this safety partnership's vans to my left, quite effectively blocking my view of traffic coming from the Bere Regis direction, at a time of poor visibility, at what is a difficult junction at the best of times. Safety? Surely not. Profit-driven taxing quango, yes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Added value?

have you heard that this labour govt is to employ inspectors to visit peoples houses to see if they have increased the value of their homes by adding patios conservatories and even double glazing big fines if you do not alow access

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 10/25/2006 09:29:58 PM

Money pits?

Have you heard that the gov't are looking for towns to volunteer to store radioactive waste.
With all the quarries around here, aren't we the perfect choice?
With it come Millions in funding.

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 10/25/2006 04:46:36 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2006

H F in Swanage

Anon asks: I am wanting to identify the location of the (Christian) Holiday Fellowship that once existed in Swanage. Can you help with location, date of closing, etc?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Swanage future: the Community Partnership

2/11/06 Notice of Postponement – 7th November 2006

The Town Partnership meeting scheduled for 7th November 2006 has been postponed.
A meeting will now be rescheduled as soon as the “Draft” MCTi Plan is complete. You can view the latest position on line at

UPDATE 31 Oct. The expected Report (now evidently called the Draft Plan) has been delayed and will NOT be presented at the 7 November meeting as expected and discussed below. I don't know the reasons for this.

Those who were involved with consultation for the Swanage Town & Community Partnership (or are interested in the future of the area) may be interested in attending a public meeting at 10.00 am on Tuesday 7th November at the Town Hall, Swanage. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the (long awaited) report of what is now called the MCTI (Market and Coastal Towns Initiative) report, which should — I understand — summarise all the findings of the consultation process and subsequent activity. This information will then form part of the consultation process of the Local Development Plan (the so-called 'core strategy' document) now out for review (consultation closes 10 November). More on the first 'draft' report of the Partnership at

Swanage One-way

Because of the number of complaints received Church Hill won't be altered.

The Council are now considering reversing the High Street from Court Hill to the Library.

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 10/20/2006 07:22:56 PM

Friday, October 20, 2006

Swanage Bay Sails?

Anon asks: Has anyone heard the rumours that the Swanage Bay view complex is up for sale?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Toy Town?

Anon said:

Has anyone else noticed a strange phenomona.I got round Swanage at over 10 mph today.It was a joy.As that's so rare why not give the town a 10mph speed limit?

Access for all

At 4:27 PM, Steve Darrington said...
Further to my request to attend a council meeting in my wheelchair, may I thank Swanage Town Council for arranging the next meeting where I can get to it. It is also an opportunity for anybody else who has limited mobility and can't get up those Town Hall steps, to see what a meeting is like!SWANAGE TOWN COUNCILThe nextCOUNCIL MEETINGwill be held at theSWANAGE BAY VIEW HOLIDAY PARK, PANORAMA ROAD onMONDAY30th October 2006at7.15 p.m.The Meeting will be preceded by PUBLIC PARTICIPATION TIMEwhich will commenceat7.00 p.m.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Purbeck Film Festival

I've just been reading the pamphlet for the Purbeck Film Festival and yet again they seem to have an excellent range of films in an excellent array of venues.

In Swanage they are using the Catholic Hall, the Look Out and California Barn, then there's Studland Village Hall, Langton, Worth etc.

What about the Mowlem?

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 10/08/2006 12:57:37 PM

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tory trauma?

Listening to David Blair's speech I found myself rather confused.
Not only had I used the wrong - politically correct - last name - I think the clone has adopted the last name of Cameron.
He sounded like he loves people on benefits, people from foreign lands who come here to do the jobs we're too lazy to do, and he's going to increase the spending on the NHS even further.
I'm not saying that I beleive him, but what are all the rusty old Tories going to do?

As an aside, much of the Tory media is making something out of Labour being a bunch of Scots.
Cameron - that's a good old english name - isn't it?

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 10/05/2006 10:42:18 PM

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ice rink for next summer?

From Echo online

Get skates on to support rink at the carnival
By Andy Davey

SPONSORS will need to get their skates on if they want to help a Purbeck carnival bring an artificial ice rink to Swanage next summer.Swanage Regatta and Carnival has already raised £1,355 for the rink, which is covered in a kind of plastic ice that will not melt in the July heat.But sponsors have until November 30 to help the group reach its target of £5,700 so it can hire the 35ft square temporary rink for carnival week.
To find out more or to make a donation telephone Mrs Mason on 07751 559093.

Essex Pearl?

At 1:00 PM, Anonymous said...
Which way should Swanage go? This question appears on Swanageview from time to time. Here is a little addition.I was in Essex recently and visited Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea to see what they are like. They are close together geographically but very different. Which would you like Swanage to be like? Clacton has two theatres, numerous amusement arcades and other places of entertainment. It is also very run down and seedy and has a general air of poverty. There are boarded up windows in commercial premises on the seafront and a lot of run down buildings generally. By contrast Frinton allows no commercial development on the sea front. There are no arcades. It has only one pub and the council is resisting an application to open its first takeaway food outlet. Entertainment appears to be limited to a quiet evening in the war memorial club's members bar. However, it looks very prosperous compared to its neighbour. There are no empty shops in the high street and no sign of tourist tourist tat either. The place looks wealthy. The general impression I formed was that a town with lots of tourism facilies that should be "vibrant" is dead on its feet but one where the height of excitement is a mug of ovaltine is doing OK. My conclusion was that the less a town does to entertain its visitors the more money the town as a whole makes. Can the "modernising" tendency explain this.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Crap circles

I see that on the grass verge at the top of Taunton Road someone has sprayed white circles where owners have let their dog/s mess. Wonder if this will have any effect on those owners who couldn't care less. At least it gives people a chance to see what they might be treading in.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

No loos is bad news

Good to see Swanage with so many people about. But the toilets on the stone quay were closed. More than one visitor was heard to say: "Last time I come here."
Come on Town Council! Get your act together!

Posted by Man about town to swanage view at 10/01/2006 01:53:30 PM