Sunday, July 31, 2011

Joe's Cafe

Studland beach cafe and shop fire 'deliberate'

A fire in a wooden beach cafe and shop in Dorset is being treated by police as suspicious.

Firefighters were called to Joe's Cafe kiosk on South Beach, Studland, just before 09:30 BST.

The crews from Swanage quickly extinguished the blaze. A fire and service spokeswoman said the damage was "severe" to the contents of the kiosk.

She said the fire was being investigated by Dorset Police who also attended the scene.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Swanage Carnival Sat 30th July - Sat 6th Aug

Fun for everyone all week long.
Check out the link above or

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Swanage Matters

Can it only be STC that could send every household details of a "recently re-launched" website which doesn't work?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kids' holiday club

Summer Holiday Club!This might interest some of you with kids. Forest School 4 Schools provide the opportunity for children to learn through play in the great outdoors whilst having fun and enjoying new experiences.

Activities include:
* Bushcraft activities
* Storytelling
* Shelter building
* Physical and Sensory play
* Campfire cooking
* Team building games
* Woodland sculptures
* Wildlife conservation and much much more.....
* Ropes and knot work

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:45am - 1pm £8; 8:45am-3:45pm £12

Upton Wood July 27th, August 3rd, 10th, 17th

Lytchett Matravers School July 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th

More details: or Phone on 07528 150010

Wind farm

Should the proposed windfarm be placed in a position that would create less visual impact than the existing scheme? View the link above to see Dr Andrew Langley's proposal.

For information on the next phase of the consultation schedule, see:

To see Eneco's proposal and to make comments to them: [However, I couldn't find a way on their site of making any comments by email: just by phone or snail mail — presumably they want to discourage communication!]

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Swanage Community Partnership ?

Swanage Community Partnership ?

When is the next meeting ??

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 20/7/11 12:22 AM

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rainbow Kebab Licence extension

0300 LICENCE EXTENSION for the RAINBOW KEBAB on Lower High Street, (Lower High Street should be re-named ‘High High Street’ for the amount of alcohol licenses already there, when a drunk falls over he/she is still within reach of another drink!).

The two police officers on duty for Purbeck over night, if they come to Swanage and were to arrest one of the hundreds of riotous drunks the nearest custody suites are either Poole or Dorchester thereby taking up half their shift processing them ‘within their Human Rights’, (what of the Rights of Swanage Council Tax payers and residents ?) Why not have ‘holding suites/cells’ at Swanage Police Station, (if it is still there) and transport them in bulk to Poole for processing, or better still don’t grant anymore alcohol licenses or renew existing ones.

Swanage Resident.

If you agree then post a comment or better still write with your complaint to:-


Or email;


Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 13/7/11 11:48 AM

Swanage Pier job (evenings)

5PM ~ 9PM

Swanage Pier is a magical place to be on a summers evening and we would love to be able to keep the pier and the shop open for longer during the warmer months'. But at the moment we don't have enough volunteers to make this possible. We need more help and would love to hear from anyone who would like to spend a couple of hours on a summers evening chatting to customers, helping to serve simple refreshments or perhaps standing on the gate taking the evening toll fees. To get involved please phone our lovely shop Manager Kathy on 01929 425806
Or call into the shop for a chat with one of our friendly volunteers
Or you can find out more by visiting
or send me an email

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 12/7/11 8:10 PM

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Red Orb Sculpture Exhibition 30 Aug- 5 Sept

The Red Orb Exhibition' - Raising the profile of three dimensional art to a new level!

10 Purbeck Sculptors, 9 invited sculptors, 5 selected sculptors, all with one aim in common:-
A unique collaboration, exclusively showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary sculpture, from some of the South's most accomplished three-dimensional artists, working in a diverse variety of mediums and styles, from willow to wire, and from the classical to the contentious!

Featuring work from Andrew Thomas, Marzia Colonna ARBS, Jonathan Sells, Greta Berlin, Robert Mileham, Vivien Mallock ARBS, Scott Taylor, Richard Atkinson-Willes, Moira Purver ASWA, Emma Pickering, Martin Debenham, Carlotta Barrow, Chris Burke, Robin Beuscher, Sue Lansbury, Kim Creswell, Jo Burchell, and Jamie Hart. It will be a totally new experience for Purbeck, as an exhibition of this kind has never previously been organised in this area before.

Curator Andrew Thomas said:

“This is such a tremendous achievement for all that are involved.” “Purbeck is traditionally known for its landscape artists, but we really want to change people's perspective of what is happening here.” “There is definitely an emerging cultural art scene that will rival anything in the U.K. which is hugely positive for us.” We hope that with enough support, the Red Orb Exhibition will be an annual event.” “Leeson House is also such a unique venue, I think everyone who visits will be surprised and inspired.”

The Red Orb Sculpture Exhibition runs from Tuesday 30th August - to Monday 5th September 2011.daily from 10am - 5pm
3 indoor Galleries to explore, Outdoor Sculpture Trail, demonstrations
Venue: Leeson House, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EU
Free Admission
Free Parking
Refreshments available
For more information contact Myrna Gomes Maria
Tel: 01929 553187

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Comedy Festival 22 - 24 Sept

The next Comedy Festival runs from September 22nd to 24th. The show will consist of Edinburgh Fringe Style performances on Friday 23rd September with an evening of ‘Open Mic Comedy' running in pubs in the area on Thursday 22nd September including the Bankes Arms at Corfe Castle. Performing for the first time in Swanage will be TV illusionist Ali Cook, recently seen on the new ITV Show hosted by Jonathan Ross and Penn and Teller. Also appearing on the Mowlem bill will be the highly entertaining Andrew Bird, who brings to Swanage his 'Village Fete' a one man show about village life and all it's quirks.

Harman’s Cross Village Hall offers an inclusive ticket with return train travel from Swanage or Corfe on the ‘Comedy Express’. Included in the line up is Englishman Al Barrie, Irishman Mike Smiley, perhaps best known as 'Tyres from the cult hit series “Spaced.” and Scotsman Alan Francis, TV scriptwriter, who has also picked up Channel 4's 'So You think Your Funny Award.'

For full details of the festival programme please visit

Tickets are available on line at


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