Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Good Food Guide 2009

Once again the restaurants in the UK have been reviewed Which?
You have to travel 20+ miles from Swanage to find a restaurant which gets even the entry level of 1 out of 10: “capable cooking, with simple food combinations and clear flavours”.
The whole of Dorset gets 9 mentions. There are twice as many in Mayfair alone. Cornwall gets 28. That’s a good reason to favour Cornwall for your holidays if you are a rich Londoner.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Swanage Rotary Club Awards

Swanage & Purbeck Rotary Club have recognised service to the community by three Swanage men.

Mick Beck - for his efforts in supporting international appeals and work with the town's stroke club; Neil Hardy - for his contribution to Swanage lifeboat; and Steve Darrington - for his work in making Swanage more accessible for wheelchair users.

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Planners all on holiday?

What is going on at PDC planning office? You are not able to discuss an application with a planning officer until October (because they say they have a backlog). Well I would observe there appear far less applications being made this summer than usual. Planning applications which are supposed to be over in 8 weeks are taking 16 weeks. Some planning applications online details on the PDC website have not been updated since May.

A treat for the ears

Saturday 13th September, 8.30pm
at the Grand Hotel, Burlington Road, Swanage
Admission Free
A wonderful evening with International Guitarist ROLAND CHADWICK

Roland Chadwick is a classically trained guitarist who has played with Lesley Garrett, Sir George Martin, Michel Legrand, Saurang Orchestra, John Renbourn (Pentangle), Alan Glen (The Yardbirds), Papa George, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, the Boston Symphony Orchestra see

He is making a rare appearance here and will be playing a wide range of music in his own inimitable style, from folk and blues to the classics and occasionally bursting into song!
This is top-class musical entertainment of the highest order. If you can't make it, please tell somebody else who can. A treat for the ears!

Steve Darrington
PS I will be making a small guest appearance

Further info: Steve Darrington 01929 422338 or email

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