Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prepare for the Olympics!

There will be a meeting at the Town Hall, Swanage, on Friday 6th March, from 3 - 4.30, to discuss how we can plan and prepare and make the most of the Sailing Olympics at Weymouth in 2012. Gary Fooks, Olympic Legacy Manager, will be present to discuss how this once in a lifetime opportunity could provide benefits before the Olympics, during the events and a lasting legacy beyond.Anyone in business or interested in entrepreneurial opportunities should try to be there.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blues Festival: 6, 7, 8 March

The 9th Swanage Blues Festival
6, 7, 8 March 2009
40 Gigs in 15 Indoor Venues!
free admission to all venues - dig deep when the collections come round - your donations keep this going

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Mowlem

Next time you walk past the Mowlem, look at the concrete that overhangs the sea. That's not good

Death Alley

Once again we have a sunny half term day with hundreds of families with their kids playing on the beach. The amusement arcade, the ice cream shop and the toilets are all on the other side of the road along which two way traffic can proceed at 30 miles an hour against a fence of parked cars, vans and suvs. There have already been deaths here. Why o why isn’t the road closed all year around?

12:11 PM


Friday, February 20, 2009

Windfarm off Swanage!?

2:18 PM

Monday, February 16, 2009

State of the roads

State of the roads

Coming back from Studland today, I counted over 25 holes in the roads from the start of Studland village, along the main road and along the seafront and up the High Street as far as the Black Swan pub.

Under half the holes had marks round them for repair and these were confined to a short section of the sea front.

With all the money we all pay in various taxes which are supposed to be used for the transport system, it dosnt look like much of this is actually going into maintaining the current roads.

Perhaps if more people reported seeing new holes in the roads, they could be repaired before they get too big and dangerous for motorbikes, cycles and cars.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12:11 PM

New Subject

If you want to raise a new topic, post your comment in this section — just click first on Comments below, then type in post a comment (top right of the next window). Can you choose a title for your post, please? Sometimes it's hard to work out what a comment is about and what the subject is. A new heading will soon be set up, allowing others to see and add their own comments. It seems it's sometimes easier to click on 'Post anonymously' than to open an account in your name - you can always add your name to your message. We try to keep posts civilized. And any posts that become too provocative, insulting, threatening or otherwise unpleasant will be deleted.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 closed again. I wonder if its for good this time or it will be back with the same muppets posting random drivel ?

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 10:49 PM

Friday, February 13, 2009


Wednesday 18 February 2009

2-00pm - 4-30pm at the Swanage Town Hall Purbeck District Council is investigating the "hum" in Swanage and people affected by the noise are invited to drop in to give their opinions and comments to the Council’s Public Health Team.

Unexplained noises are a common problem for residents in Purbeck and can be very irritating especially if the source of the noise cannot be traced.

The information gathered will be used to find out how widespread the problem is within Swanage and to help the Council’s investigation to reach a conclusion.

If any members of the public have any queries or concerns, please contact: The Environmental Health Officer, Purbeck District Council.

Telephone: 01929 557 328 Purbeck District Council, Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, 0H20 4PP

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 9:50 AM

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Feel Good Songs On Sunday!

This Sunday 8 February The Refrains will be performing Feel Good Songs of the 60s and 70s at Bar Seven, 1 High Street, Swanage from 5pm to 8pm. Free admission and All Welcome!

Posted by steve darrington to swanageview at 9:53 AM

Sunday, February 01, 2009

School ideas?

ul Angel has left a new comment on your post "SOS (Save Our Schools) for Swanage":

Blimey - this thread reads like a fiesty night in the pub, only it appears that some of the rowdy regulars have fallen asleep or gone home now and the conversation has got sensible again! No doubt I could read back to my earlier posts and find something someone would be offended by though - apologies if that's the case!

Can I suggest that we have a new thread that deals only with POSITIVE and CONSTRUCTIVE ideas about the way forward for education in Swanage and Purbeck? If we were to start from the assumption that the proposal may be re-thought we could play with ideas, either 2 or 3 tier, with any and all ideas put forward?

The rules would have to be that a post could suggest a closure, merger, new-build, secondary school, university or the status quo without being shouted down... difficult I know, but we need to talk about these things. In a new thread you would have to give positive reasons for change though, not negative reasons why a given school might not be one w=you agree with!


Posted by Paul Angel to swanageview at 9:57 PM


Who is taking Woolies?

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12:07 PM