Sunday, November 25, 2007


Isn't it this kind of thing that makes people lose faith in local councils and become convinced they are staffed by serried ranks of the petty-minded and heavy-handed.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 6:22 PM

Money, money

The Sub Prime Mortgage Market and Securitisation, and where your pension fund went all explained at:-


Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12:49 PM

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Get paid to visit the pub?

Mystery Shopper

Organisation: Serve Legal Ltd
Job Location: Dorchester and Weymouth, Dorset
Salary: £6.00 - £9.00 per hour
Job Type: PartTime
Ref: 14231715

Are you 18 or 19? Do you want to get paid to go drinking? Nope, you're not dreaming. This is for real.We are a market research company. Our aim is to provide pub and supermarket groups with a service to check their cashiers/bar staff are checking young people for ID when selling alcohol. We need young adults to visit the premises and report back to us. It's a really easy job. You go to a pub or supermarket, buy a drink and then report back to us on a few things. Core questions are:

1. Were there any door staff on the door?2. Did they ID you?3. What did you buy at the bar?4. Did the person on the bar ID you?

You also need to be able to describe the person who served you and the people on the door. We also have some other yes/no questions that change for each pub. Easy!
Visits can be completed at a time to suit you. You get paid per visit, plus we pay for your drink (plus any other expenses). Contact reed employment [ 0845241 9293]

Monday, November 19, 2007

Conservation Area link
Just click on it!
Also remember PDC web site is hard to navigate and you have to click on the words not the icons!?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Local development framework

And yet another consultation. PDC is seeking comments on ideas and needs to formulate strategy for the next 20 years in Purbeck. More at: For further information on the Local Development Framework please call a member of the Planning Policy Team on 01929 557339 or email

Swanage Conservation area

PDC is seeking comments on the Conservation area in Swanage (until 21st December). There are leaflets at the library (in the hall, downstairs — look carefully) and more information is available at:

So if you have any views about preserving the character of our town, have your say.

Library (reduced service)

Dorset County Council is seeking feedback on its proposal to further reduce the hours the library is open (from 37 to 30 hours). So if you value the service, visit the library and complete a questionnaire. Or you can have your say at

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Children in years 3 and 4 from two local First schools -
St Mark’s CE VA in Swanage and St George’s CE in Langton
have been busy...
They have all designed a poster to celebrate what’s great about living on the Jurassic Coast as part of a new winter art project called Designosaur.
These are the poster designs going up on the taxis hut opposite the Old Stone Quay - more of their artwork will be up here and at Durlston this winter.
40 children are taking part in art workshops, seafood tasting, beachcombing and visits to Durlston Country Park.
This project has been funded by Community Champions.
You can see a preview here:

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Day Centre to close

As we approach Remembrance Day, perhaps we should spare a thought for our elders who gave their efforts and survived the wars — only to be rewarded by the County Council withdrawing support for them (and their carers) just when it's most needed. (Oh, and they'll have less chance to visit the library too, as the opening hours will be reduced there).

Monday, November 05, 2007

Freedom of speech

"freedom of speech" is dead !

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 6:57 PM

Friday, November 02, 2007

Need funding?

Purbeck Community Partnership have some funding available, for projects that meet certain criteria. Essentially, there are two schemes: small grants up to £1000 and larger grants up to £10,000. Both grants must be for new initiatives (though consideration will be given to new schemes from existing groups). Closing dates for bids: 30th Nov and 30th January 2008.

The small grant application will be via a special form that will be provided.
The larger grant requires detailed application forms to be completed, to include action plans, etc.

For more information, contact: Sue Bellamy, Community Strategy Officer on 01929 557303

Winter Skating Weekend (8/9 Dec)

8th & 9th December 2007 10am - 4pm at St Marys RC First School, Manor Road, Swanage.

Come on down and join Peter the skating Penguin on the Breeze Volkswagen ice rink and pick up some presents in the Christmas themed marquee with quality craft stalls & refreshments sponsored by Ellis Jones. Tickets on sale at Tourist Information Office, Shore road, Swanage.
Children £3.50 Adult £5 Family £15. Places on ice are limited to 30 skaters per session so pre booking is advisable

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12:05 PM