Monday, September 24, 2012

Swanage Town & Community Partnership

Draft minutes of the Swanage Town & Community Partnership

[Minutes subject to approval at next meeting]

Held at the Town Hall
On September 13th 2012 at 2.30pm

see first 'comment' for minutes

Date of Next Meeting
Thursday December 13th at 2.30pm.

Kim Gallagher Chair STCP
Ann Faulkner Vice-Chair & Hon Sec  STCP & Chair SLFDC
Martin Ayres Hon Treasurer STCP & Town Clerk STC
Carol Lander Youth Offenders Team
Bernard Bettles Methodist Church
Mike Stollery Purbeck Society; Town Twinning & Swanage Railway
Lawrence Gloyn-Cox Swanage Coastal Change Forum
Ian Lomax – Mowlem Institute Charity 
David Bale – Mowlem Institute Charity
Stephen Dumble – Mowlem Institute Charity
Lesley Kennedy Save Herston Fields
Jason Haiselden SPHA/Swanage 50:50 Club
Collette Drayson PEAT/Education Swanage
Bob Foster – Rotary
Julian Maughan – Swanage & Purbeck Hospitality 
Jan Turnbull – Friends of Swanage Hospital
Carlotta Barrow – strata & Swanage Seen
Mel Norris – Swanage Senior Forum
Christopher Burke – Swanage Seen Project
Dave Morton Dorset POPP/Swanage Senior Forum
Bill Trite STC/PDC

Mobile phone users

I was sent this, and pass it on in case it's true (probably is; I've heard of similar things), but sometimes these are put around as alarmist scams themselves, but better safe than sorry..

Please pass this to everyone you know with a mobile phones
Dear All

If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that he or she is a company engineer, or telling that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call immediately without pressing any numbers.

There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your 'SIM' card and make calls at your expense.
Forward this message to as many colleagues, relatives and friends as you can, to stop it.

Many thanks for your time regarding this matter, take care and regards.

Phil Corris
Police Constable/Crime Prevention Officer
Ext 496696 (Internal)
01524 596696 (External)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Council tax changes: consultation

Council Tax Benefits are changing – and it could affect everyone

Purbeck District Council is reminding residents that changes to Council Tax Benefits could affect everyone in the district.

From April 2013, the Government will be ending national Council Tax Benefit and councils will be replacing it with their own local schemes, called Council Tax Support. 

Councillor Suttle concluded:  “As the changes could have an impact on every council tax payer and service user, not just those who claim Council Tax Benefit, we are urging everyone to have their say.”

The questionnaire and information can be found on the council’s website at  Alternatively, telephone 01929 557240 or to request a questionnaire.

The closing date for the consultation is Monday 5 November 2012.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New rope string band,Studland, 28 October

Tickets are now on sale for our next event, on Sunday 28th October at 7.30.
New Rope String Band
Once seen, never forgotten: combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions, in precision-honed yet uproarious performances


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Aircraft over Swanage

The Sun goes out over Swanage because some twit decided the airliners from UK Airports heading to the South and West could fly low level (5,000 -10,000 feet), then  clime to their designated flight level, (30-40,000feet) when they get several miles south of Swanage!    Not only do they cause vapour trails which blot out the sun, but  when they apply full power to clime the noise from their engines blasts Swanage from before sunrise to midnight, every day.
Rob O

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Is it really fair that if you build a house in your back garden in Swanage you will have to make an infrastucture contribution of £18,000 (or more) but if you live in Wareham you only pay £10,000?

Saturday, September 01, 2012

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