Monday, January 31, 2011

Knollsea Productions

Knollsea Productions

Does anyone have contact details, preferably by email, please?

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Elderly care in Swanage

Tenders invited to run elderly care in Swanage.


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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bar Se7en SUNDAY

This Sunday 23rd January there will be some SPECIAL GUESTS at Bar Se7en, 1 High Street, Swanage at 7pm. TRACIE REDDING will be appearing with her guitarist from 7pm – 7.30pm, performing songs tinged with country blues and soul. You can listen to her version of Elmore James’ tune “It Hurts Me Too” at
Following on will be Steve Darrington’s Band with Rory Benmore, Bournemouth Fred and Mighty Marty Johnson. Bring your dancing shoes!


SHAME UK is a charity set up by Linda Ballard to try to help homeless people find homes and gain a little money and self-respect.

The Walk of Pride
On 5th March 2011, Linda is embarking on a 12,000 mile walk around the UK, to draw attention to the issues and to raise funds.On 5th March 2011, at 10 am, she will set out from Albert Gardens (near the Pier) in Swanage to begin my 12,000 mile walk around the coast of the British Isles.
She hope that as many people as possible will join her for the launch — and that some may even walk with her a little way. She then hopes that others will join her as she continues around the country.

[Photo: Courtesy of the Daily Echo Bournemouth]

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lib Dems local newsletter

The local Lib Dem newsletter is now available, if you're interested.

Swanage Comedy Festival: March 24-26th 2011

The main event of the festival on Saturday 26th March will see 3 acclaimed comedians, with established star of radio and TV, Bob Mills, new comers Ellis James and Sean Percival each performing at all 3 venues with comperes, Andy White, Erich McElroy and Pierre Hollins, hosting a venue for the evening.
For more information on the Swanage & Purbeck Comedy Festival visit:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Seen George Willey's review of the panto in the Advertiser!? Must have seen a different performance from the one I went to. He said it ripped along at a merry pace. Seemed to drag on forever to me. Good individual performances but what a tediously long production. I left at the interval, after ninety very slow minutes, with my kid constantly asking if it had finished yet. I gather the whole show was 3 hours long.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Swanage seafront regeneration survey results released

Residents responded to the four themes, and the most favoured options and suggestions were:

* Traffic management – Improve the appearance of the current seasonal closure section of Shore Road. Many other issues were raised about parking along the seafront and safety of pedestrians along Shore Road.
* Environment and Facilities – The most popular suggestions were new outdoor showers, improvement or relocation of toilets and improve the play area.
* Economic Vitality – A covered exhibition/market/community space on Shore Road on the former shelter site was the most popular suggestion.
* Vision – The main message was to keep Swanage as Swanage and keep the green space along Shore Road, it’s a great community asset and unique to Swanage.

(Link to full report is in the title)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce
Does Swanage still have one? The link on here doesn't work.I need to contact someone about contributing to an article.Tried Googling it without success.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shoreline Management Plan

The link above will take you to a detailed study of the Shoreline Management Plan, which outlines the proposed strategy for dealing with the effects of erosion and climate change on Swanage.

The SMP sets out the policy for managing our coastline and how we respond to the threat of coastal flooding and the risks of erosion.  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.

Try copying and pasting this link to download the relevant section for Swanage:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quay kiosks

New plans for Gee Whites on the quay

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Alternative Vote: Meeting at Mowlem, 9th February

Mowlem Theatre, 7pm, Wednesday 9th February

Did you know that we will be voting in a national referendum in just a few months’ time? 
On 5th May, the country will be holding its first referendum since we voted to continue in  the common market in 1975. But what is so important that the nation is having a referendum?
In May we will be voting to change the structure of British politics – an historic moment for democracy in our country.

A public all-party and non-party event will address this on Wednesday 9th February at 7pm in the Mowlem Theatre in Swanage. A panel of speakers from Fair Votes for Dorset, Liberal Democrats, Conservatives, Labour and the Green Party will help us understand the reasons behind the referendum and will explain how the Alternative Vote works. A mock election will be held on the night to show the difference between the present First Past the Post voting system and the proposed Alternative Vote system. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions on the voting systems to the speakers.

Admission to the event is free and it promises to be an interesting and engaging evening.
Don’t miss the opportunity to find out about what we will soon be voting for in May’s referendum!
Contact John Wootton on 01929 421433 for further information.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Little Matchgirl (25-29 January)

Strong local connections with this production: Jeremy Paul, one of the writers, lives in Swanage; the Musical Director, Rob Howes, lives in Harmans Cross; Tara Dominick, an actress in the show, lives in Swanage — as does Josie Langdon, another actress in the show. The Director is Sasha Paul, who lived in Swanage for many years and now lives in Lilliput. The Choreographer, Carlotta Barrow, also lives in Swanage. And then there's Emily Williams, playing the Little Match Girl. Book now to see Swanage talents in action: 0844 406 8666.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Offshore wind farm

Eneco, the developers for the West of Isle of Wight Wind Farm have published a slideshow of the information they had available at the public exhibitions about the West of Isle of Wight Wind Farm held during the first two weeks of November in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The slideshow can be viewed at:

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Free services?

When visiting Wales, we found many of the Car Parks were free. What a lovely welcome for tourists and locals alike. Visitors parked, walked and then had money left to spend in the local shops/pubs and restaurants, instead of being ripped off, by either council parking fees or National Trust.

Also prescriptions and a tuition fees free too. Is Wales any more in a mess financially than we are, how does Wales manage to provide these free services??
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Saturday, January 01, 2011

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