Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pier Head

Readers may find the following link more useful:
(Although the site is still under construction). The link referred to by Mike in the previous posting is also there too.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Council meeting Monday 29 Jan

The monthly meeting of Swanage Town Council is on Monday 29 January, at the Town Hall. If you have something to say,Public Participation begins at 7pm.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Swanage mugging

Police comment on swanageonline:
This was an attempted handbag snatch in Commercial Road at approx 8.40a.m on 17th Jan, which is a highly unusual occurrence in Swanage. I entirely agree that this was a disgusting act and we would be interested to hear if the following description rings any bells:

Male, white, 5'7" - 5'10" tall, thin build, aged late teens to early 20's, long straggly auburn hair, auburn facial stubble, sallow sunken skin, yellow nicotine stained fingers, wearing blue jeans and black hooded jacket. He also smelt musty/unclean.

If anybody has any ideas or witnessed any of the events that morning (he ran from Commercial Rd into Station Rd), then please contact us on the usual numbers [01929 422004 or 0120 - 222 2222] for the information of PC Claire Gunn at Swanage.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Special film show

Make a note in your diary. All welcome to a one-off screening of the recently-released feature film “An Inconvenient Truth”, about the future of our planet, presented by Al Gore, former US Vice-President. At the All Saints Church Hall, Redcliffe Road, Swanage on Friday 2nd February at 7.00pm for 7.15pm start, but numbers are limited, so first come, first served. The film ends at 8.45pm, when refreshments will be available. Tickets £4.50, under 18s £2.00. Arranged by the Swanage & Isle of Purbeck Liberal Democrats.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Swanage Partnership

Swanage Partnership (remember that?) consultation & exhibition.

How will this affect you? Can you help?

The draft plan (template for the next 20 years) is now out for consultation. Copies at Town Hall and Library and at exhibitions on Friday 19 January at Town Hall annexe 12.00 - 1.00 ; also Saturday 20 January at K's coffee bar, 10.00 - 3.00 pm. Also see http:

Monday, January 15, 2007

KIng Georges's Playing Field

At 10:01 PM, Anonymous said...

Congratulations to swanage town council, nearly 5 years after pulling down the changing rooms at king georges playing fields and doing nothing about replacing them they produce a" PROGRESS REPORT" como,n council do you really think the people of this town are that "stupid" why can,t you be honest and say you cannot be bothered, or do your usual trick of getting someone else to do it for you and then take the credit like the skate park episode You ought to be ASHAMED of yourselves.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Store a bus?

Hi, Can anyone help Joe and Manny Atkins, who are off around the world with their family in June. They are travelling in a 1986 Leyland Tiger Coach, and are acting as a global educational resource. They are looking for somewhere to keep their bus from now until June, as the current site has become unsuitable. They need somewhere off road, with out buildings and electricity. Quite happy to pay (although not business rates.) If you can help: contact them at their website

Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 1/11/2007 06:01:59 PM

Monday, January 08, 2007

Swanage Bay View Caravan Site

Has the "Milk Cow" run dry so quickly?
Is it true that our Council now wants to sell off the caravans they own on the Swanage Bay View site and then hand over the site to be managed by a Management Contractor on a 35 or 50 year lease?
Only last April the Mayor of Swanage, Cllr Tony Miller, stated that they were turning it into a "milk cow" for the people of Swanage. He hopes in 4 to 5 years time that it would earn "enough to do away with the Council Tax precept" He then went on to say "After many hours. in fact many days of intense scrutiny, and after considering the possibility of selling or leasing, it was decided that the best way forward would be to achieve five star rating for the park.
It seems after only six months they have given up the ghost. It seems now that by a unamimous decision they have decided to lease out the site.
This lot could not arrange a drinks party in a brewery!!
Karen's Dad
Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 1/08/2007 05:31:40 PM

Thursday, January 04, 2007


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Anti-social behaviour

At 4:39 PM, Anonymous said...

Just read george willeys bit in the advertiser about the chav problems, according to many in here who wear rose tinted glasses, theres not a problem in swanage, I got flamed in august for suggeting there was. wake up and smell the coffee it is a BIG problem in swanage.