Tuesday, December 11, 2007

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Steve Darrington said...


Thanks to everybody who supported my campaign to improve the town's pavements for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and baby buggies.

When I started in 2004, I found that the town, district and county councils all wanted improvements, but were having difficulty co-ordinating action.

By various means I managed to get more drop kerbs installed in Swanage over the last three years.

I am pleased to say there is now a plan across the county to provide a consistent approach to the provision of drop kerbs.

This follows on from "a report in February 2007... and a letter sent to the Town/Borough/Boroughs on 18th October on the subject of Footway Dropped (Tactile ) Kerb Provision" – NS Hamer, Dorset County Council.

Now that the professionals are working on it, I'm taking a back seat and have made all my findings available on my website - go to www.stevedarrington.com and click on the link to "Accessible Swanage".

Steve Darrington said...

The 8th Swanage Blues Festival

The next Swanage Blues Festival is on 7, 8, 9 March 2008.
Admission will be free to all venues, except some restaurants where conditions apply.
Anybody who wishes to put up a poster or musician, make a donation, advertise in the printed programme or on the website can contact me at www.swanage-blues.org

Steve Darrington said...

Sunday 30th December LIVE MUSIC

There will be Live Music at the Grand Hotel on Sunday 30th December from 8.30pm in the lounge bar. Free admission, all welcome.

Steve Darrington - piano, vocals, harmonica
Mike Biggs - guitar, vocals
Chris Lonergan - bass, vocals
Bournemouth Fred - drums

For more information, see www.stevedarrington.com