Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Recycling Centre?

I heard yesteday (Monday 29th) that people are no longer allowed to take anything away from the dump (either for free or for token payment). Before getting agitated, I have tried to find out the facts from Purbeck District Council but the person I need to speak to is apparently away today. I shall do all I can to stop this, if it does turn out to be their latest policy.

Of course, we have been here before, when it was operated by W&S (now it's SITA), and PDC pretty quickly reinstated the practice. But it seems a no-brainer that by definition a recycling centre should allow, even encourage, recycling in its purest form: allowing people to use something that others no longer have a use for.

Please post here any of your own experiences about this.

Mike Hadley

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Isn't it looking good now!

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 8:33 AM

Live Music Sundays at Bar Se7en

Thanks to everybody who has helped to make Live Music Sundays so successful at Bar Se7en (formerly known as the Victoria Club), 1 High Street, Swanage opposite the stone quay.

Every Sunday from 5pm-8pm - admission free - we have Live Music ranging from Boogie Woogie, Blues and Soul to Country, Swing and Rock 'n' Roll. I play keyboards/bass, Bournemouth Fred's on drums and we have a variety of top guests (many professional) on guitar, harmonica and vocals.

All welcome! Spread the word if you can please. Live Music is good for the soul, and for Tourism too! For more information call me on 01929 422338, email s.darrington@btopenworld.com or just come along.

You'll be made welcome and you will enjoy it!

Posted by Steve Darrington to swanageview at 8:47 AM

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Not often we here anything good about Purbeck Housing Trust; but house bought under ´right to buy´ can only be sold to (sort of) locals.


Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 8:17 AM

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Drummond Road

The Drummond Rd project has been refused, the Westbury is going to be 9 - 2 bed and 1 - 3 bed flats, the garages behind Curiosity are going to become 2 flats, and for some light amusement, Wareham is going to get a Tattoo parlour, sorry, Design Studio.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 5:59 PM

Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Swanage Bay View Holiday Park

Sale of Swanage's Family Silver -
Swanage Bay View Holiday Park - has been sold!

According to Fox Leisure, the firm handling the sale of SBV, the park is now listed as Sold. The identity of the new owner(s) is unknown at this time, as is the timetable for completion of the sale, but the betting is on Shorefields who own the park next door.

Let's hope the Town Council has done something that will benefit Swanage well into the future, as well as the caravan owners who comprise the largest portion of tourists visiting and contributing to the coffers of Swanage. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the Vista's amenities remain available (albeit on a commercial basis) to the town's residents and visitors.

STC has conducted this process without any consultation with the Owners at the Park, or Residents of Swanage, both of whom are major stakeholders in SBV, so any successes or failures in this transaction must be credited to, or blamed on, them alone.

Watch this space!

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 1:51 PM

Monday, June 08, 2009

Free Film! PEAT on the SCREEN

Is showing 11th Hour–on 11th June 2009
At the Rex, Wareham at 7pm

Guest Speaker, Mark Constantine, Co-Founder, Lush
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet and the means by which we can change our course.

A first rate documentary on ecology and the environment, with excellent new footage and archive material shot around the world~Observer

Come to The 11 Hour and get 50% off the Monday 15th June showing of Age of Stupid!! 7pm

Age of Stupid just £3 on Monday if you come to the 11th Hour!

Age of Stupid ~ Watch the movie that everyone’s talking about!

Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

I defy anyone to come out and not feel like they’ve got to make a difference. Caroline Lucas, Green Party


Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 4:19 PM

Friday, June 05, 2009

PEAT on the SCREEN - reminder

Saturday 6th June - Corfe Castle Village Hall 7pm - free admission - refreshments. Film - Power of Community and speaker Andy Mckee from Dorchester.
PEAT people (for Transition Purbeck) support local businesses, source local food,are reducing their fossil fuel consumption, and are generally trying to live more lighltly. Please join us on this journey. We can have fun on the way if we do this together!!

PEAT (Purbeck Environment Action Team) for Transition Purbeck.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12:18 AM

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

HIt and run?

Wed 3-6 12ish.

Anyone heard anything about a ´hit and run´ in the area today?

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 2:54 PM