Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ballard view

Did you see the strange mist over Ballard on Saturday 26th?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Swanage Rowing Club plans

Plans for the new gig house are on PDC website
Let's wish them every success.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Parking on the Quay

"I can go anywhere ... for something new ANYWAY, ANYHOW ANYWHERE I CHOOSE"
I hesitate to ask but are the bikers actually allowed to park on the Quayside opposite the Art Hut area as they generally do at the weekends? If so then presumably cars can be parked there too? I watched from the thatch restaurant as a traffic warden walked past and ignored 30 or so of them. Later a police bike pulled up and the driver was asked by a biker if it was OK to park there, I couldn’t lip read the officer’s reply but the bike was duly parked on the pavement with the rest.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Seal at Peveril Point

If you are out walking today (Friday 18 June), theres been a seal hanging around at Peveril Point all day. Might even stay for a few days. If you get a photo, could you send me a copy, please? mail@mikehadley.net

Dorset's 'oil boom'?

Kimmeridge to be the new Wytch Farm?


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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pier Head development

A pre-planning public consultation regarding new proposals for the redevelopment of this site will be held in The Mowlem Committee Room on Thursday 1 st July from 7pm- 9pm. There will be a display, and a short talk with questions by the architect at 7.30pm. The plans and impressions will move to the Art Hut opposite the Old Stone Quay for the weekend, open from 11am until 4 pm. Interested members of the public will have the opportunity to comment in writing at both venues, or by e-mailing:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rainbow cloud?

Did anyone get a good photo of the rainbow in a plane's vapour trail yesterday, towards the south-west? It was the most fantastic display, with colours ranging from red and yellow to deep blue and brilliant turquoise, through the form of a slowly unwinding and dissipating cloud of vapour. If you did, can I post it here? Send to mail@mikehadley.net
[Thanks to Debbie Podjacki for this]

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Japanese knotweed

I was visiting a friend at the weekend, who has a caravan on Swanage Bay View. She has Japanese Knotweed growing in her garden!!!!!Has anyone else in Swanage have this dreadful invasive and damaging weed? It seems the site are not doing anything about it till next spring!!!!!I read in a newspaper that someone was refused a mortgage due to having Japanese Knotweed on their land. Thats how damaging this weed is.
Concerned Swanage Ratepayer

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 2:58 PM

New Secondary School for Swanage

Monday, June 07, 2010

Swanage Community Partnership AGM: 2 July

Swanage Community Partnership

Annual General Meeting
2nd July 2010 @ 10am

Swanage Town Hall
1. Welcome,
2. Apologies,
3. Appointment of Chairman
4. Appointment of Vice Chairman
5. Appointment of Honorary Treasurer
6. Appointment of Secretary
7. Chair’s Report and Review of the SCP 2009/2010 – A. Faulkner
8. Statement of Audited Accounts – M. Ayres
9. Minutes of 2009 AGM
10. Matters Arising from the 2009 AGM Minutes,
11. Review of other projects throughout the Town –  M.Ayres
12.  AOB
13.  Date of next AGM

Sunday, June 06, 2010

More parking restrictions?

I was told today that there are plans to put double yellow lines along townsend road, richmond road, osborne road and manwell road. I havent found anything on Purbeck Councils site about this but has anyone else heard about more parking restrictions?

Also if this is put in place where are all the residents supposed to park?

Posted by swanage resident to swanageview at 12:59 PM

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Kayak Fishing competition


The first OK Classic Kayak Fishing Tournament held at Swanage on the 5th June has raised £500 for the local RNLI Lifeboat Station. Perfect weather conditions made for a great day as 43 competitors took to the water and a total of 17 different fish species were caught in this catch and release competition.

Joint winners John Elsdon and Amos Mack caught 6 different species each and they both go away with a fantastic prize of a complete Ocean Kayak Prowler Ultra 4.7 fishing kayak worth £999. On the day it was thought that Amos was the overall winner, but later identification of an additional species from John means that he will now also get his very own Ocean Kayak Prowler Ultra 4.7 fishing kayak.

In second place was David Lear who won a colour GPS Humminbird fishfinder and in third place David Harrison received an Escape buoyancy aid. Additional consolation and fun prizes were given to anglers who had made their own unique contribution to what was a highly enjoyable event.

The competition was sponsored by Johnson Outdoors UK and supported by AnglersAfloat. Johnson Outdoors MD Andrew Dron commented: “It was a great day and we’re delighted that so many kayak fishing enthusiasts were able to take part. We’re also very grateful for all the support we had from everyone who helped make the day so successful and in particular to Swanage Tourist Board who were very helpful.”

Martin Steeden, who received the donation on  behalf of the RNLI, was very impressed with the tournament results and said: “I have my own boat here and the most species I have ever caught at once is four so hats off to all the kayak fishermen who have done so well here at Swanage.” The species caught on the day were: Pollack, Ballan Wrasse, Dogfish, Mackerel, Undulate Ray, Corkwing Wrasse, Pout, Black Bream, Bass, Plaice, Starry Smoothhound, Greater Sandeel, Goldsinny, Smelt, Butterfish, Common Smoothhound and Smalleyed Ray.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Development consultation

Residents of Dorset's Isle of Purbeck are being urged to give their views about where 620 new homes should be built.The developments will extend the towns and villages of Swanage, Wareham, Upton, Bere Regis, Lytchett Matravers and Wool.Purbeck District Council said it had a commitment to build 2,400 new homes, including affordable housing, by 2026.But this could mean building on greenbelt land, it said. Leaflets will be sent to homes in the area throughout early June and the consultation will run until 30 July.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Purbeck Gazette

The Purbeck Gazette’s new website launched successfully on 1st June and is already clocking up a significant amount of new visitors. In addition to publishing The Gazette online, it now offers online daily news, daily events, a superior local business directory (FREE to list your business!), additional community letters, public notices, local reports, sports, jobs, an online shop, fun stuff and so much more!


Wheelie bins

PURBECK residents have been warned to close bin lids properly or their rubbish will not be collected by the council.The warning comes in the wake of an accident that killed a bin man in Gloucestershire.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Walking Festival

First Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival a Resounding Success

The first Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival, held after the May Day Bank Holiday, 3rd May 2010 has been voted a resounding success.  The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset has some of the most stunning scenery in the South and walks roamed along the coast and over heathland, through nature reserves and through idyllic Dorset villages.
Visiting walkers were treated to spectacular views, abundant wildlife and, luckily, a week of good weather too. With more than forty guided walks the two hundred plus people who took part could choose something to suit every age and capability.  Distances ranged from a mile and a half walk around Swanage, discovering the fascinating history of this Victorian seaside town, up to sixteen miles along the South West Coast Path.
Many walks had a theme, among the most popular being geology – Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is the ultimate geological site, bird watching, wild flowers and a walk which included a trip on Swanage Steam Railway as the return journey.  Some walks included a pub lunch, while others involved a packed lunch, sitting in a flower-filled meadow and looking out to sea.
The week ended with a Ceilidh, with live band, bar and barbecue, in a marquee overlooking the beach.  Those who still had the energy danced reels and jigs with vigour, and the others enjoyed watching and tapping their tired feet to the music.  A great way to cement friendships made throughout the week.
Lyn Fegan, a local hotelier, who led a walk based around the history of the local quarrying industry, commented “those who came on my walk were of varying ages and fitness, but everyone mixed well, chatted and we all enjoyed a day out in the country.  All my walkers are planning to return next year, and, hopefully, bring friends.”
Plans are already well underway for next year’s Festival, which is to be extended, running from 30th April to May 8th 2011 and more details can be found on the Walking Festival website, www.walkswanage.com.
For more information on Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck please visit www.VisitSwanage.com.

For more information on this story contact Julian Maughan on 01929 423972
For Press enquiries please contact Emma Fernandez at Violet PR on 078 497 48 434

Durlston: Britain's best park?

Vote your park the People's Choice

Green Flag Awards is urging the public to vote for their favourite local park or green space in the annual Green Flag Award scheme’s ‘People's Choice – Site of the Year Award’.

Durlston is currently ranked 4th in the UK.

If you love Durlston, let your voice be heard: cast your vote. Follow the link above, or visit the Durlston site: www.durlston.co.uk

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New subject

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