Friday, May 31, 2013

Windfarm: consultation 26 June

Windfarm (further consultation):
As Navitus Bay progresses though the planning application process, it will be holding a series of consultation events where you will be able to get involved and tell the team what you think. Navitus are holding a series of informal drop-in sessions in June and July 2013 to provide local residents an opportunity to talk to members of the project team.
26 June 2013, 9AM – 12PM
St Edwards Church Hall
Victoria Avenue Swanage BH19 1AH

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Durlston Castle art exhibition 25 May - 9 June

Purbeck Diversity: Purbeck Art Weeks at Durlston Castle 

This year’s Purbeck Art Weeks boasts a major new venue at Durlston Castle, which will be hosting an exhibition of work by some of Purbeck’s leading artists and makers. 

The exhibition features work, specially selected by PAW, to showcase the extraordinary creative talent in Purbeck, including paintings, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics and photography

Said Karen Delahays from PAW “It’s been a treat to put together an exhibition in this wonderful setting. Durlston has provided an inspiring setting to which many of the exhibiting artists and makers have responded in their work” 

Said Ranger Ali Tuckey, “We are delighted to be hosting this flagship exhibition. With so much of the work drawing on the inspirational landscape around us, this show has a special meaning for me” 

‘Purbeck Diversity’ runs from Saturday 25th May – Sunday 9th June and is open every day between 11.00am and 4.00pm. Entry to the Country Park, exhibition and Castle is free and all work is for sale.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kayak fishing competition Sat 18 May

OK Classic kayak fishing competition will be held again this Saturday:

Monday, May 13, 2013

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Durslton Bus

Once again, there will be a bus service from Swanage to Durlston. This will start on Sunday 26 May and run daily until 30 Sept; the exact route and timings are still to be confirmed. There's a need to be able to show it is an important part of Swanage’s transport system so the more it is used the better.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Swanage Local Plan

Posting this rather late..but if you're interested, I'm sure you could turn up, or at least phone and check...

Can you help draw up the Swanage Local Plan,
 do you have ideas and views about
·     the type of housing Swanage needs and where it should be built;
·     the green spaces in Swanage;
·     protecting valued places and buildings;
·     the kind of shops needed in Swanage and their location;
·     attracting and creating new businesses and jobs for Swanage; and
·     Swanage – a centre for tourism?

Swanage Local Plan - Community Workshops

at Swanage Town Hall in May
Use the form below to tell us which workshop/s you want to come to - then
email it to or post to Planning Policy (Swanage), Purbeck District Council, Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PP.

The Swanage Local Plan - Community Workshops at Swanage Town Hall
Theme workshop
Your name
Your group
Natural environment
Includes: AONB, rights of way, coastal & climate change.
8 May 2013
10:00     to 12:30
Economy & town centre
Includes: transport, employment, tourism, shopping, town centre.
9 May 2013
2:00      to 4:30
Housing & built environment
Includes: new housing sites, green space, protecting valued buildings & places, conservation areas, town approaches.
14 May 2013
2:00      to 4:30
Social and community

1. Children & young people
Includes: health & social care, children’s services, education, cultural & leisure activities /facilities.
14 May 2013
10:00    to 12:30
2. Adults & older people
Includes: health & social care, adult services, cultural & leisure activities /facilities.
22 May 2013
10:00    to 12:30

Friday, May 03, 2013

County Council election results

County Council election results for Swanage: Bill Trite (Con): 1378 votes (elected); Alan Smith (UKIP): 630; Rupert Roker (Lab): 446; Peter Clark (Lib Dem): 345.  [Turnout 34.88] . Mike Lovell re-elected to Purbeck Hills.

Full results: