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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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