Thursday, September 30, 2010

Swanage Blues & Roots (1,2,3 October)

1, 2, 3 OCTOBER 2010 
* Free Admission to 40 gigs in 15 indoor venues
* Open Mic daily, Electric Jam Sessions, Buskers, Blues Steam Train rides

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Purbeck plans: Core Strategy

Core Strategy Meeting to be continued:

Next meeting Tuesday 12 October 6pm - Westport House, Wareham.

The Core Strategy meeting held at the Purbeck School on Tuesday 5th was attended by hundreds. Many people could not get into the hall and stood listening from outside the room. The meeting was adjourned at midnight, to be continued next Tuesday. See summary in Comment 4 below.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12:53 AM

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Trading Standards

In case you're interested, I see that Dorset County Council has started an initiative where they vet traders, so you can deal with someone you can trust. The scheme's called 'Buy with Confidence' and I imagine that members will display the logo for all to see. More info on website, or cal 08454 040506

Swanage Hub

Just launched (and not yet fully functional) is a new community resource bringing together different organisations across Swanage and Purbeck. It's administered by the Rotary Club of Swanage and supported by the Purbeck Community Partnership, and all organisations are invited to join (for free).

Dorset Community Action

Dorset Community Action provides information and resources for individuals with a community idea or concern, Community or Voluntary Groups, Charities and Social Enterprises. Look at the website or contact or call 01305 250921

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Council meeting 4th October (Health Centre)

The  Town Council meeting on 4th October will start at 6.30pm rather than 7pm. This is to provide ample time for the presentation on behalf of the doctors and questions/comments by residents on the proposal to move the Health Centre.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Using this blog

Can I remind people to be a little more considered and polite on this blog? It seems that are some who are being rude and abusive to others, just because they hold different opinions. In future mindlessly insulting posts and comments will be deleted.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Recycling Centre

It has been reported that the County Council's cabinet today unanimously decided to continue with the provision of the new Household Recycling Centre in Swanage.

Swanage Floods 1990

Saw this link and brought the memories 'flooding back' ......

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 9:41 AM

Traffic flow

Hi Is any one else fed up of having to drive right through the town to get to the hospital!!
In the summer it is a nightmare.
why can't the one way system be change!!

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 9:48 PM

Saturday, September 11, 2010

HEROES HAVEN: coffee morning 2nd October

Swanage Evening WI are holding a Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale in Aid of HEROES HAVEN at the Catholic Hall, Rempstone Road, Swanage on Saturday 2nd October from 10am until 12.

Posted by Swanage Evening WI to swanageview at 8:33 P

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Evening classes

The cost of evening classes run by Dorset County Council appears to have, for the less well-off, shot right through the roof this year.
The concessionary rate for the classes I wanted to sign up for has gone up over four times.
As a pensioner this puts the classes out of my reach.
I have seen no information about why this has come about and the person I spoke at the county council to wasn't very communicative.
Without that evening out pensioners will be even more confined to their homes and their lives less interesting with all the problems that will bring.
Without those on concessionary rates attending classes the numbers will be insufficient to run classes which will be cancelled, to the loss of all who benefit from them.
It looks very much to me that we are seeing the beginning of the end of evening classes.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12:43 PM

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Purbeck Folk Festival (4th, 5th Sept)

ON now at Wilkswood Farm. Looks good.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Police station

I read on the Dorset Forum about a rumour going around about the seeming close Swanage or Wareham Police station closing this winter.

I've heard this before, but wondered if it was true this time?

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 8:39 AM

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New subject

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Open Meeting Tonight [Weds 1st Sept] 7pm

Find out what's been happening over the last few weeks

Short talk by Dave Glassock on the geology of the fields

All Welcome

Herston Hall

Jubilee Road

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