Thursday, July 26, 2012


Actor and actresses wanted. See comments.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Pierhead

If you want to learn more about the plans for the development of the Pierhead site (now approved), look here. I gather that building work probably won't start for a couple of years, owing to various things that need sorting out beforehand.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Swanage Carnival Sat 29th July- Sat 4th Aug

including Red Arrows 1pm on Sunday 29th, Carnival Procession Sunday 29th

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hospital closure meeting 20 July

Vote for Durlston

National Lottery Awards: Vote for Durlston

Durlston has been nominated for the 2012 National Lottery Awards in the Heritage category and we are keen to maximise our vote.  This is an important, national award, with the winner decided by public vote and the final shown live on BBC1 later in the year. 

We need everybody's support to ensure Durlston reaches the final so your vote would be greatly appreciated - along with the support of any colleagues, family or friends who you might also persuade to vote. This is a chance to help the Castle reach lots of new possible visitors and potential supporters. 

There are 3 ways of voting:

Telephone: the project voting number is 0844 836 9713: this is a quick, simple and totally automated process - calls cost 5p on a BT landline
Online links: via - and then vote for Durlston.
Facebook Connect: voting by this method is quick and easy, and your vote will be published on your wall

Thank you very much, here's hoping we do well

Katie Black
Senior Ranger
Durlston Country Park,

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Cost of meals in Purbeck

The price of a ploughmans lunch varies from £2.50 at the Co-op to £9.50 at Seventhwave. £9.50 is also the highest price for a ploughmans lunch in Yorkshire. What do you think is a reasonable price to pay for a ploughmans lunch and where can you get one for that price?

Posted by Robin from Swanage to swanageview at 7/7/12 5:03 PM

Purbeck Local Plan

Purbeck consultation:

Remember that PDC are currently consulting on modifications to the Core Strategy, which dictates what can be in the Swanage Local Plan. This ends on 31st July and includes proposals that Swanage has:  

- 200 homes outside the extension settlement (and about 700 within the town)
- Supermarket expansion in Swanage. (It was originally going to be on the outskirts of Wareham.)
- No economic strategy to find jobs
- Transport Strategy that relies on a few more buses to solve congestion.
- No specific protection for AoNB (our countryside)

Swanage Town and Community Partnership are hoping to run a session at Funworld on Sat 14th July to help people respond to this consultation.

The next STCP quarterly meeting will be on Thursday, 13th September at 2.30pm.

Monday, July 02, 2012

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Free sports Sunday 8 July

Try new sports for free in Purbeck on Sunday 8 July

Purbeck Sports Centre is celebrating the Olympics and Paralympic Games early, kicking off a week of events in the district.

Sunday, 8 July, is gearing up to be a-day–to-remember with FREE sports and activities tempt all ages and abilities. [More in Comments, below]