Tuesday, August 14, 2012

James Day Home

Anybody got an update on when James Day Care Home will reopen? Must be almost a year since a group of smiley faces were photographed outside of the building. 

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 14/8/12 9:35 AM

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Swanage School

This posted by Carl Styants on Education Swanage Facebook page
(Hope you don't mind me posting here, Carl)
3:58pm Aug 9

Unfortunately we were advised last week by the landowner of the former Swanage Grammar School site that his offer of part of this land for The Swanage School has been withdrawn and that the site is no longer available to us. Clearly this is very disappointing and a big setback but we have been aware that dealing with the owners carried risks and have always considered alternatives.

We can report that Swanage Town Council, a strong supporter of The Swanage School from the outset, has this week resolved to help us look at using the Lower Grammar School Field site to the north for the school, which could be built next to a new St Mary's school. We have no intention or wish of preventing St Mary's building a primary school on the site. The site is large enough to accommodate two schools and there may be opportunities to share construction management costs and amenities such as parking.

The site, originally gifted to the town by James Day, is owned by Swanage Town Council under a 150-year lease from Dorset County Council. It is under a covenant held by the De Moulham Trust.

We are striving to ensure that The Swanage School will open as planned at the start of September 2013. The additional weeks needed for a new planning application would be offset by the weeks saved by no longer needing to remove asbestos from and then demolish the old Grammar School buildings.

At the moment we are at the beginning of discussions with lots of groups and more work is happening at the highest levels of the DfE. As soon as more news is available, we will let you know.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The water cooler

OK, THIS is the place for general chit-chat.

PLEASE leave 'New subjects' JUST for suggestions of new topics that may, or may not, get posted (and don't run a debate there); it gets difficult for me to manage otherwise. If it gets too much of a pain, I'll just have to close the site down or something.


Monday, August 06, 2012

Mobile phones

Blogger Robin from Swanage said...

Should mobile phone jammers be made legal in Swanage to prevent people from using mobile phones in public?
5/8/12 8:58 PM
Anonymous David Furmage said...
I have heard they are used in public places in Japan on the doors of restaurants . I reckon they also should be fitted by law to every car too.
5/8/12 11:33 PM

Saturday, August 04, 2012

New subject

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