Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday 02 December
More info at: http://www.twobays.net/about_smp.htm
(Seems Consultation lasts until 17 February 2010)
Shoreline Management Plans set out the policy for managing our coastline and our response to the threat of coastal flooding and the risks of erosion for a pre-determined length of coast. It is a high level non-statutory policy document that aims to balance those risks with natural processes and the consequences of climate change. It needs to take account of existing defences and the natural and built environments, and be compatible with adjacent coastal areas.The plan identifies one of four shoreline management policies:
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
If the cabinet agrees this decision St Georges school is saved - the option for consultation is to retain the school on its existing village site, rather than merging it with St Marks, which would be redeveloped on the existing Middle School site.
A hard fought victory was also won for the Education Swanage campaigners; councillors amending the recommendation proposed that Purbeck parents were to be offered the opportunity to be consulted on a proposed split site Purbeck school with a site in Swanage as well as the existing one in Wareham.
"This issue has seen members of all political parties working together," said Ros Kayes, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for South Dorset, who spoke in favour of both proposals today, " and it's a small victory for local democracy. But it is really a tribute to the tremendous hard work done by the communities in Langton & Swanage who have refused to be beaten by this consultation. They have rallied support round, conducted research that contradicts that of the officials & really challenged the imposition of these changes. They have fought every step of the way & I am overjoyed at the result for them."
If accepted by the Cabinet the new proposals will go out to public consultation in January. Only one councillor opposed the changes.
Monday, November 23, 2009
(Bournemouth Echo 23 November)
Meanwhile the spirit of Scrooge lives on in Swanage town hall. Last year the least used car parks were free for a few days.
Why not go the whole hog and have a Swanage Humbug festival, ban decorations, trees etc and have a big week long party for all the people who can't stand christmas. Strike a blow against the commercial infantalisation of our lives. Christians would rejoice as this would be the one place where it was a religious festival rather than the feast of shopping, as its know in the god trade. Humanists, sceptics etc would fill our guest accommodation to get away from the xmas horrors everywhere else and of course kids would get even more presents as the money was not going on useless rubbish quite as much as usual. Result everybody wins except the chinese manufacturers of baubles, flashing lights and plastic fir trees.
Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 10:07 AM
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Music by Steve Darrington and his Band, featuring 'Harmonica' Hugh Budden. Dress: Casual or Fancy Dress with the theme of 'Speakeasy'. Nibbles will be provided.
Posted by Steve Darrington to swanageview at 6:49 PM
By James Morton »
LIFEBOAT crew from Dorset have been deployed to Cumbria to help with rescues during the devastating floods.
Two volunteer crew members from RNLI headquarters in Poole and two from Swanage lifeboat station arrived in Cockermouth at around 10pm last night (November 19).
Floodwaters have risen to more than eight feet in the town centre, with torrents gushing through the streets at speeds of up to 25 knots.
John Deas and Gavin Steeden, from the Swanage station, and Glen Mallen and Lee Firman, from Poole HQ, are Dorset's RNLI men in the flood zone".
Good on you, guys.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
RE-OFFERED - Bag of Bras - Oakdale
Due to non-collection i still have 5 size 38DD bras varies colours and style.
if anyone can make use of them there is nothing wrong with them and still in excellent condition.
please let me know when you could collect preferably today.
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Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
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[sorry for delay in posting...out watching surfers etc..though no-one having a go at Kimmeridge]
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Any idea what happened at Swanage Middle School this afternoon? Virtual Swanage has reported an explosion. I hope nobody was hurt.
Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 6:23 PM
Girl hurt in explosion at school
A 10-year-old schoolgirl was airlifted to hospital suffering from burns to her hands after a small chemical explosion at her school's science block.
Emergency crews were called to Swanage Middle School, Dorset, at about 1630 GMT on Wednesday.
The pupil was airlifted to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester where police said she was kept in overnight for observation.
Fire crews spent an hour at the scene where they put out a small fire.
Dorset Police said they were called to reports of a possible chemical explosion at the school.
A spokeswoman for Dorset Fire and Rescue said they received reports that an explosion had occurred in the science block and that the girl was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Currently I’m in talks to have Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) play in Swanage on Thursday 4 March 2010 as part of the ABCD of Boogie, with Axel Zwingenburger (German concert pianist); Ben Waters (boogie woogie pianist, Weymouth-born and Owermoigne resident); and Dave Green (Jools Holland’s double bass player). They’ve appeared on Jools Holland’s TV show several times.
If you are interested in tickets for the concert, please let me know approximately how many tickets you might require at around £15 each, to give me an idea of numbers.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop a line to Steve Darrington, Swanage Blues, c/o T I C, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1LB. Thank you.
Posted by Steve Darrington to swanageview at 3:30 PM
Adults £10, Under 16s £5, to include ploughman's supper.
Tickets available from John 01929 421433 or Trefor 01305 779936 or on the door (if there's still room, of course).
Friday, November 06, 2009
Are we going to hear what the Swanage Town Councils response is to the Core Strategy.
Objective 2 Housing
Objective 4 Retail-supermarkets
obective 6 Sustainable design and renewable energy.
Objective 8 Employment
Objective 9 Transport
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Thursday, November 05, 2009
These are some illustrations of the plans for the Pier Head site which are in early stage discussion with PDC. Plans will not be submitted for formal scrutiny until the recommendation of planning officers has been obtained. The two Pavilion-style buildings sit on a stone podium to allow for sea level change.The architect's theme is a decaying headland similar to Old Harry's Rocks. I think if you click on the images you can take a closer look. It's flats/offices above commercial units.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
If not, do our bloggers think that the Council must be transparent about this, or is this privileged information (leaving us to trust the oversight carried out by the District Auditor)?
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