Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Strange Tasting Tap Water

Strange Tasting Tap Water

Several people in the High Street in Herston have experienced a very strange chemical taste in their tap water today (29 Nov). Wessex Water have been contacted but are suggesting that the fault lies with tap washers, extensions, fittings or elements in kettles. None of these apply in this case. If you are experiencing water quality problems today could you please contact Wessex Water and ask to speak to Teresa on 0845 600 4 600

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 29/11/11 2:59 PM

Monday, November 28, 2011

High Street troubles: meeting Tues 29 Nov

There is a PACT (Police and Community working Together) at 6pm, at Swanage Town Hall tomorrow, Tuesday 29th November. I don't know the full scope of the agenda, but gather that the problems of violence, noise and anti-social behaviour in the High Street is on the agenda. Meeting is open to the public.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Sprinkle of White Christmas

Swanage Area Senior Forum is going out on a seasonal limb for our December gathering. We are proud to present the amazing entertainer Trisha Lewis in 'A Sprinkle of White Christmas', a sparkling trip down memory lane. For just £3, which includes festive refreshments, you can listen, laugh and sing-a-long with Trisha.
She has been described as giving a 'spellbinding performance' (Bath Chronicle), 'enthralling' (Lancashire Evening Post) and 'an actress who equally makes us laugh or cry' (Western Gazette). If you haven't seen or heard Trisha Lewis perform, then you are in for a very special treat, so don't miss out on this chance to kick off the festive season and join Swanage Senior Forum members in a heartwarming evening's entertainment.
Everyone is welcome – whatever your age !
We will also be having a Christmas raffle with lovely prizes, which will be drawn as you munch on mince pies and enjoy mulled wine.
So – make a date to join us and put this event in your diary NOW: Wednesday 7th December, 7 til 9pm, Emmanuel Church, Howard Road, Swanage. For transportation or further information 07971 338486.

Posted by Swanage Senior Forum to swanageview at 27/11/11 9:49 AM

Save Wareham Playing Fields!

Not so much a Swanage issue , though some of us still use them as I do , my son plays for Wareham Rangers Football Club. And it would be a great shame for all these fields to go. The teams would be gutted if this happened:(

Show your support please and let's keep our green belt land and at least for the kids sake anyway. Thank you

Link to a site. http://www.wareham-whalers.org.uk/wsop/pages/index.htm

Posted by David Furmage to swanageview at 26/11/11 10:51 P

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Localism Bill

The Localism Bill was introduced to Parliament on 13
December 2010, and was given Royal Assent on 15 November 2011. This
Bill will shift power from central government back into the hands of
individuals, communities and councils. Following agreement by both
Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 15
November. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law). For more
information -
and http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/localism.html

Education Swanage Autumn Newsletter

EDucation Swanage has produced a newsletter, detailing progress. You can download from link above.

Monday, November 21, 2011

IT FAYRE for Seniors Saturday 26th November, 10 to 3pm

IT FAYRE for Seniors Saturday 26th November, 10 to 3pm

Emmanuel Baptist Church - Howard Road (opposite Jewsons)

There are still 5.7 million people over 65 who have never accessed the internet. Many fear computers and think the skills needed are beyond them. Most have no idea of how vast and fascinating are the things that can be done. Many are not aware of the special facilities for those with difficulties in sight, hearing or control.
We are holding an IT Fayre in Swanage where you will be able to meet other seniors like you and see what they are doing.
Technology is so important and can offer older people numerous benefits, such as keeping in contact with loved ones more easily, capturing important moments in life, shopping without leaving home and so much more.
Free transport is available, including disabled access and refreshments on the day. If you are already using the internet and computer technology why not spread the word and tell your non-IT friends what we are doing !

Posted by Swanage Senior Forum to swanageview at 20/11/11 10:14 AM

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Durlston Castle open again

Durlston Castle is now open, after its £5.2 million refurbishment. I understand the restaurant won't open until w/c 28 November. (And the main car park is open.) Durslton website says (at 19/11) that the seventhwave cafe and restaurant will open on Friday 25th November at 10 am, but if you're planning a visit and want to check, contact them direct on info@7eventhwave.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Xmas Party for disabled children, Wareham, Sat 17th Dec

Message from John Chalk:

We have booked Lady St Marys Parish Hall on the Quay at Wareham for Sat 17th Dec 2011 between 4-7pm.

We wish to provide a Xmas Party for disabled children any age welcome.

We will have a party Tea with entertainment from a young musician, Christmas carols, children’s Xmas DVD etc we will go with the flow.

Parents/carers are necessary for the well being of their own children.

Please contact below should you wish your child to attend.

It would be great to see them.

There is no cost involved.

Should you not be available you may well know somebody who is then please pass on my details.

74 Corfe Road
BH20 5AY

Monday, November 14, 2011

Use the Mowlem

Congratulations to the Mowlem on the wonderful article in the Echo!


Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 14/11/11 7:21 AM

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Diana's Deli wins Gold!

Swanage's Purbeck Deli has won gold in the prestigious Taste of the West Awards.

The deli is one of only four Dorset retail businesses to receive the top award, and is the only delicatessen to make the exclusive list.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Making comments/adding subjects

I think the time has come to review the scope of what can be said on this site. Some recent comments have made serious accusations about individuals or businesses, which must at least be upsetting, and at worse could affect business.

Although it may be a shame to limit the possible value of this site by restricting what can be said, it seems only proper that no comments/posts should be made that could be considered libellous. While it can be difficult to prove libel, and to act against those who make such comments, especially if made anonymously, it's only fair to err on the side of caution.

In future, please avoid making any comments that are defamatory, malicious or untrue, whether about individuals or businesses. I'll add racist to that list, too. If you wish to make a comment that might stray into this area, please phrase it in such a way that does not make specific allegations against identifiable individuals or businesses. In future, any comments that are, or may be, potentially libellous will be deleted.

I'm sorry that this will restrict 'freedom of speech', but feel this is the way forward. (Unless anyone can provide clear legal evidence that there is no problem with complete freedom to write anything.)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Artist Brian Graham at Museum of Wales

Distinguished Swanage artist, Brian Graham, has a major exhibition running at the Museum of Wales. Details on the link above, and examples of his work may be seen at: http://www.hartgallery.co.uk/artists/graham/work.htm

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Olympic Torch to visit Dorset;)

Olympic Torch to visit Dorset;) http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9348501.Golden_opportunity_as_Olympic_torch_hits_towns/ Be nice as a town to do something for this:) Posted by David Furmage to swanageview at 8/11/11 4:54 PM


Coastview has been launched on iCoast – take a look at http://goo.gl/4JadF Coast view is similar in concept to Street View in Google Maps. You can explore the Dorset coast with sea-level photographs taken from a boat rather than street-level imagery taken from a car. Coast view gives you remarkable views of the cliffs and coast so that it is easier to see what access is like to beaches along the coast for kayakers and walkers.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Durlston events

Want to be involved with a new feature film?

Limited places available: reply by Weds 9th.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Fix My Street


The dark nights are here, and suddenly broken streetlights and uneven pavements change from a minor irritation into a potential danger.

This year, the Fix Before the Freeze campaign encourages you to make a note of street hazards and report them at FixMyStreet.com - now, before they become a winter nightmare.

So, on your way home tonight, look out for streetlights that don't work, or pavements that are just waiting to trip someone up, and be sure to report them.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the Fix Before the Freeze campaign, there is more information there.

Thank you - and watch your step, now!

Maasai warriors in Swanage, 5th Nov

Saturday 5 November at 7.30pm, at St Mary's Church, Swanage



The Troupe's music is incredible, mesmerising to hear and certainly fascinating to watch. An opportunity to experience and enjoy the diverse culture of the Maasai

Crafts and wares will be available for purchase

Tickets: £10 Adults, £5 Children & full-time Students

Church Office 01929 421117

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Folk and Jazz Show at Studland 13 Nov

SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER at 7.30pm Tickets £8
The Churchfitters
Unique and energetic! A fast-paced show uniting folk and jazz rhythms with the universal appeal of traditional music. Fresh original songs as well some traditional - but all 'Fitted-up' the Churchfitters way. Outstanding vocals and an astonishing array of instruments including fiddle, double bass, bouzouki, flute, sax, guitar, banjo and even a musical saw! All delivered with a large dose of humour, a measure of eccentricity and an abiding sense of fun.
Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and Cropredy Festival said: 'The most musically inventive quartet I've seen in decades - they blew the crowd away!'
Web: churchfitters.com


We have more Artsreach events due in the New Year. Details will be sent nearer the time.

The Artsreach Programme for the whole of Dorset can be seen at http://www.artsreach.co.uk/programme/programme.php
and you can join the Artsreach mailing list (for all events in Dorset) at http://www.artsreach.co.uk/mailing_list.php

Stephen Yeoman
on behalf of Studland Village Hall

Parking at Durlston

Hypocrisy gone mad.

Can anyone remember when the Ferry Company put up parking meters along the Ferry Road in Studland, and DCC had a turn and made them take them down?
Well now DCC propose pay and display parking for themselves along Durlston Road and Lighthouse Road!
but link isn't working yet...

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 2/11/11 3:30 PM

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

New subject

If you want to raise a new topic, post your comment here — just click first on Comments below, then type in post a comment (top right of the next window). Can you choose a title for your post, please? Sometimes it's hard to work out what a comment is about and what the subject is. A new heading will soon be set up, allowing others to see and add their own comments. It seems it's sometimes easier to click on 'Post anonymously' than to open an account in your name - you can always add your name to your message. We try to keep posts civilized. And any posts that become too provocative, insulting, threatening or otherwise unpleasant will be deleted.

Gypsy and Traveller sites for Swanage - PDC Consultation

Exhibition on 21 November 2011, 3.30 – 7.30 pm, The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage.
Information also available at Library and Town Hall.

A Council report has been made public today regarding gypsy and traveller sites, ahead of a Council meeting on 8th November. Consultants have been working on behalf of Dorset councils to prepare the Gypsy and Traveller development plan document. A consultation is planned for Nov-Feb across Dorset. After trawling through around 100 sites, the consultants have shortlisted four sites for consultation purposes. One is in Wool and three are in Swanage. Two of the sites at ‘Herston Fields’ and Washpond Lane have been promoted by the landowner for this purpose. The remaining site is within county council ownership in North Swanage. PDC say they are disappointed that at this stage they only have four sites for consultation, which is insufficient to meet the known gypsy and traveller needs in Purbeck. They hope the consultation will help attract landowners to suggest further sites for consideration.

Please note that Council on 8th November is only being asked to agree to publishing these four sites for consultation purposes. Council is not being asked to agree to the principle of whether these sites are suitable and should be allocated. Decisions on the sites that will be allocated as gypsy and traveller sites will come later in the plan process. By then they hope other sites will be suggested for consideration providing them with greater choice.

The papers are available here: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/403709

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 31/10/11 11:13 PM