Friday, May 30, 2008

PDC Core strategy


if you'd like to view and comment then pop along to:

Planning Reception, Purbeck District Council
(Monday -Thursday 8:45am - 4:45pm, and Friday 8:45am - 4:15pm)

Corfe Castle Library, East Street, Corfe Castle, BH20 5EE
(Mon 2pm - 4:30pm, Wed 4:30pm -7pm, Fri 9:30am -12pm, Sat 9:30am -12pm)

Dorchester Library, Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ
(Mon 10am -7pm, Tue 9:30am -7pm, Wed 9:30am -7pm, Thu 9:30am -5pm, Fri 9:30am -7pm, Sat 9am - 4pm)

Lytchett Matravers Library, High Street, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6BG
(Mon 9am -1pm/2pm - 5pm, Tue 2pm - 5pm, Thu 9am -1pm, Fri 2pm -7pm, Sat 9am -12:30pm)

Poole Central Library, Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1QE
(Mon 9am - 6pm, Tue 9am - 6pm, Wed 9am - 6pm, Thu 9am - 6pm, Fri 9am -6pm, Sat 9am -5pm)

Upton Library, Corner House, Upton Cross, Poole, BH16 5PW
(Mon 9:30am -1pm/ 2pm-5pm, Tue 9:30am -1pm/ 2pm -5pm, Wed 9:30am -1pm/ 2pm - 5pm, Fri 9:30am -1pm/ 2pm - 7pm, Sat 9am -12:30pm)

Swanage Library, High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NU
(Mon 10am -7pm, Tue 9:30am -1:30pm, Wed 9:30am - 5pm, Fri 9:30am - 7pm, Sat 9am - 4pm)

Wareham Library, South Street, Wareham, BH20 4LR
(Mon 10am - 5pm, Tue 9:30am -7pm, Thu 9:30am - 5pm, Fri 9:30am -7pm, Sat 9am -12:30pm)

Wool Library, D’Urberville Centre, Colliers Lane, Wool, BH20 6DL
(Tue 3pm -7pm, Thu 10am -1pm, Sat 9:30am -12:30pm)

It's a 43 page document full of entirely accessible linguistics, sorry, Govspeak.

However, it is about our next 20 years, so give it a go.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 7:53 PM

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Liven up Swanage?

She talks about smartening up the resort, reinventing it as 'the city on the beach' with a cafe and bar culture and celebrating its entertainment history.

'It's not just Punch and Judy. Last month we did the Iliad as a half-hour puppet show on the streets. There's more blood and guts in the Iliad than in Punch and Judy.'

Blackpool. sadly not Swanage

Friday, May 23, 2008

Vic Club

Purbeck District Council has ruled that hours of trading at the Victoria Club in Swanage should be cut back to less than those of neighbouring pubs, and that live music should cease. The ruling is subject to appeal.

Complaints were made by people who live in Quayside Court opposite, and also people who live above the club.

"Antisocial behaviour is present in this area because of the Victoria Club, there's no doubt about that" alleged one local resident, according to the Echo.

It seems to me that there are several issues, well worth debate here.

When a club has been operating for years, is it acceptable for people to buy or rent a flat above or opposite and complain about the club?

Are they alleging that if the club closed completely, there would be no antisocial behaviour in that part of town? What about people using the other pubs, fast food shops, and open area on the quayside?

If the club were to close completely, what knock-on effect would this have to local trade?
Parties come to Swanage for a meal, tour round the pubs then a trip to the club for late night drinks and dancing. Surely the loss of the only night club would affect other businesses too?

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 8:20 AM

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Closures not ruled out as school place surplus reviewed

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 6:22 AM

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lower High Street

I note that the new road surface on the Lower High Street and Park Road has been ripped up by SE. No doubt when they re-lay it, Gas, Water and telephone will come along to have a go at the virgin tarmacadam.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Swanage Future conference Thurs 15 May

Swanage Chamber is supporting a conference on the 15th May 2008 in Swanage to look at the changing economic climate and what this might hold for Swanage

- rising fuel rices and the possibility of £2.00 litre by the end of 2008.
- the effects on the tourist trade which supports many businesses in the town.
- how to retain and develop our workforce with new skills.
- how to successfully build a local supply of quality produce to reduce food miles, carbon emissions and limit the effects of global markets.

Speakers include

*Gary Fooks, Dorset 2012 Legacy Manager

*Jenny Goldsack, Goldy’s Farm Shops

*Barnaby Quaddy, Federation Small Businesses

*Martyn Jenkins, Safe 2 Work

*Teresa Rice, Harmony HR

To attend, please use the online form on the Chamber website
(Sorry so late posting this notice)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Purbeck Community Partnership

I bumped into a friend s' afternoon who'd been invited. He'd no idea why cuz he's no longer lobbying, campaigning, or even moaning.

But he went along, quite a few Councillors, including Annette Brooke - no sign of Jim Knight - and lots of old people - his description - as he says, he's one of them.

No-one from local businesses. As with Barney's meeting on Thurs, it was during the working day, so many of us wouldn't have been able to attend anyway.

Anyone go?

Anyone know what happened?

It was about our next 20 years, would be nice to know what happened.

can't find anything on PDC's website - mind you, that doesn't mean it isn't there!

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 6:02 PM

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Subject

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Saturday, May 03, 2008


The Swanage Advertiser published an advertisement on April 24 about an indoor market in Swanage. Does anybody know where it is, or who is running it?
I have phoned the number and left messages twice, and sent email but had no reply.
This is the advert:

Exciting new indoor facility in Swanage is seeking approx 20 traders for stalls up to 100 sq ft.
Open daily in central location with all amenities provided. Ideally suited for organic produce & foodstuff, arts and crafts, fashion and jewellery, music and entertainment.
Brilliant first time opportunity, stalls start from £70 per week.
Please tel: 01202 709777 or email:

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 8:49 AM