“An extremely tough time” says Public Health Dorset As Dorset faces its highest levels of cases since the beginning of the Covid pandemic,, we’re being told we've got to stick to the guidance. 10 mins · Coronavirus
Sam Crowe
Mr and Mrs Abbott receive vaccine First of the over 80s in Swanage get Covid vaccine Among the first to receive the Covid vaccine in Purbeck were husband and wife, 89 year old John and 86 year old Shirley Abbott, who live in Swanage. 1d · Coronavirus
Criminal damage near Washpond Lane Purbeck Police appeal after damage to protected land in Swanage Following reports of criminal damage to protected land in Swanage, the police are asking for anyone with information to come forward. 2d · Crime · Emergency services
Exterior of Wareham Hospital More over 80s to get Covid vaccine in Purbeck as extra clinics planned As Covid vaccinations start at Wareham Hospital, there’s now new dates for more clinics but GPs are pleading not to be overwhelmed by enquiries. 2d · Coronavirus
Dormouse in hibernation Membership drive by Dorset Wildlife Trust after year of loss With 2020 tarnished by Purbeck’s devastating Wareham Forest Fire, the Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting new members to sign up in the new year for a discounted price. 3d · Environment & weather
police patrolling Lulworth Estate Sent back to Coventry – Police fine Durdle Door visitors Purbeck Police has issued penalty notices to a group that travelled from Coventry to visit Lulworth in Dorset, in breach of current Covid legislation. 4d · Coronavirus · Emergency services
Criminal damage near Washpond Lane Purbeck Police appeal after damage to protected land in Swanage Following reports of criminal damage to protected land in Swanage, the police are asking for anyone with information to come forward. 2 days ago
police patrolling Lulworth Estate Sent back to Coventry – Police fine Durdle Door visitors Purbeck Police has issued penalty notices to a group that travelled from Coventry to visit Lulworth in Dorset, in breach of current Covid legislation. 4 days ago
Forest Horse injured and rider thrown off in dog attack in Purbeck Dorset Police are appealing for information after a dog attacked a horse in Purbeck, leading to its rider to be thrown off. 2 weeks ago
Swanage Coastguard station officer,Ian Brown Swanage Coastguard station officer recognised in New Years Honours Ian Brown has been awarded the British Empire Medal after 30 years of volunteering as part of the Swanage Coastguard Rescue team. 2 weeks ago
Memorial stones found at Bournemouth Dorset Police are asking residents to help find owner of memorial stones The two memorial-style stones, that are believed to have been stolen, were discovered in a property in Bournemouth, not far from Swanage. 3 weeks ago
Sam Crowe
“An extremely tough time” says Public Health Dorset As Dorset faces its highest levels of cases since the beginning of the Covid pandemic,, we’re being told we've got to stick to the guidance. 10 mins ago
Mr and Mrs Abbott receive vaccine First of the over 80s in Swanage get Covid vaccine Among the first to receive the Covid vaccine in Purbeck were husband and wife, 89 year old John and 86 year old Shirley Abbott, who live in Swanage. 1 day ago
Exterior of Wareham Hospital More over 80s to get Covid vaccine in Purbeck as extra clinics planned As Covid vaccinations start at Wareham Hospital, there’s now new dates for more clinics but GPs are pleading not to be overwhelmed by enquiries. 2 days ago
police patrolling Lulworth Estate Sent back to Coventry – Police fine Durdle Door visitors Purbeck Police has issued penalty notices to a group that travelled from Coventry to visit Lulworth in Dorset, in breach of current Covid legislation. 4 days ago
Scam text on phone Beware: Scam texts promising vaccine Swanage residents should remain alert for fraudulent texts claiming to offer the Covid-19 vaccination. 5 days ago
McAllisters cafe Lockdown 3 – Swanage takeaway and shops to get you through the worst sequel ever Here’s the list of the Swanage shops that are remaining open during lockdown to offer residents essential goods and food and drink takeaways. 6 days ago
Covid vaccine sign in Wareham Wareham Hospital gears up for first Covid vaccine jabs as cases soar Plans to vaccinate the most vulnerable in Purbeck against coronavirus are well underway, as the date for the first clinic is announced. 1 week ago
Bins on Swanage seafront Keeping most services running through lockdown says Dorset Council As Swanage settles in for another pandemic-necessitated lockdown, Dorset Council has released a list of its services, detailing what’s open, what’s shut and what is continuing but with restrictions. 5 days ago
Sandbanks Ferry being prepared for a return to service Many Swanage residents split between tiers as stricter Covid restrictions announced Dorset Council area is moving to tier three, while BCP council area, with its higher number of cases, is moving to tier four. 2 weeks ago
Dog on beach New legal backing for dog rules in Dorset Swanage dog owners must take note that a new legal framework around dogs in public spaces will come into force in the new year. 2 weeks ago
Waste and recycling bins Swanage Christmas bin collection changes and a chance to help charity too! Christmas festivities are nearly upon us - but Dorset residents should make note of the new dates for the refuse and recycling collections over the coming days. 4 weeks ago
Mike Bonfield at St Mary's Church Swanage Town Carol Concert Swanage Mayor hopes for brighter 2021 as he thanks those who’ve been supportive of others In his Christmas message, Swanage Mayor, Mike Bonfield paid tribute to the town’s key workers, volunteers and residents for all pulling together over the past 10 months. 4 weeks ago
Sandbanks ferry from Shell Bay dunes
National Trust implores ferry company to give locals a bigger discount The public inquiry to decide whether the Sandbanks Ferry company can increase the price of its tolls, heard the views of the National Trust on the third day of proceedings. 1 week ago
Sandbanks ferry toll charges sign Sandbanks Ferry company grilled over toll increase proposal The managing director of the Sandbanks Ferry company has been giving evidence on the second day of the public inquiry to decide whether the company can raise its prices. 1 week ago
Sandbanks ferry Will the Sandbanks Ferry tolls go up? Public inquiry has started The Sandbanks Ferry company wants to increase its prices but because of objections, the matter is now to be decided by a government appointed planning inspector. 1 week ago
West Street car park in Corfe Castle Free parking on offer in Dorset as Christmas shopping season begins As Christmas 2020 draws ever nearer, shoppers can enjoy free parking on certain days in Dorset Council car parks. 1 month ago
Loading a gritter at Charminster Depot Check which Purbeck roads are getting gritted, as it starts to get icy With winter and frosty mornings on their way, Dorset Council has initiated a new approach to gritting and Swanage residents can check online which roads have been treated and when. 1 month ago
High Street, Swanage Swanage councillors recommend removal of parking spaces for bin lorry access The newly created on-street parking on the High Street near the library, is being recommended to be scrapped, after residents complained that the bin lorry can’t get up Mount Pleasant ... 2 months ago
Sandbanks ferry from Shell Bay dunes Sandbanks Ferry inquiry into toll increases stopped to consider new proposals The National Trust and a consortium of councils have both submitted alternative proposals to the Sandbanks Ferry company’s price increase plans. 2 months ago
Dormouse in hibernation Membership drive by Dorset Wildlife Trust after year of loss With 2020 tarnished by Purbeck’s devastating Wareham Forest Fire, the Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting new members to sign up in the new year for a discounted price. 3 days ago
Batteries in bin bag Warning after battery starts fire at Dorset Council depot Dorset Council is warning residents not to put batteries in bins after one caught fire at a council waste depot - SEE VIDEO. 2 weeks ago
Sunrise over Swanage Pier - 12th April 2020 It’s a new dawn – here are some of 2020’s most stunning Swanage sunrises 2021 is here - and a new and hopefully brighter dawn is rising over Swanage, Dorset and the rest of the world. 2 weeks ago
Landslip warning along Swanage coastline following wet weather Swanage Coastguard is asking walkers to take care around the coastline due to the current risk of landslips. 3 weeks ago
Fallen tree blocks Darkie Lane in Swanage First the wind, now snow and ice weather warnings for Dorset As the county’s roads are cleared of fallen trees blown over by Storm Bella, the gritting lorries are out in preparation for the arrival of snow and ice. 3 weeks ago
Refreshment counter inside the Mowlem
Sweet gesture by The Mowlem Swanage’s theatre, The Mowlem has decided to share some of its tasty treats, after it was forced to close once again due to the coronavirus lockdown. 1 week ago
Under Swanage Pier Discover Swanage Pier’s amazing wildlife in new exhibition Swanage Pier is offering a rare glimpse of life under its waves with an underwater photography exhibition. 3 weeks ago
Exterior of The Mowlem Swanage Mayor backs plan to breathe fresh life into The Mowlem Swanage’s mayor has voiced his full support for a regeneration of the town’s iconic Mowlem theatre. 1 month ago
The Trevor Chadwick statue starts to take shape in clay Early glimpse of the life-size sculpture to grace Swanage seafront Great progress is being made on the statue to remember the Swanage man, who rescued 669 children from Prague in 1939 from German occupation, and the fundraising to pay for ... 1 month ago
A light show on The Mowlem for Christmas The Mowlem reopens after lockdown with a surprise! Love it or hate it, the exterior of Swanage’s theatre likes to be controversial and this Christmas, we've been gifted something unexpected - SEE VIDEO. 1 month ago
Old Harry Rocks, by Paul Longland Art auction aims to help the homeless through the winter months Purbeck artists are reuniting to help Dorset’s rough sleepers this Christmas following a successful charity art auction in the summer. 2 months ago
Queen Rolls Royce Museum 1997 100 year old armoured Rolls Royce celebrates birthday with new Tank Museum film Bovington’s Tank Museum has commemorated the 100th anniversary of its oldest running vehicle by releasing a film to watch while the museum is closed under lockdown. 2 months ago
Christmas Tree Festival 2019-12-22 video thumbnail The Christmas Tree Festival lights up the Emmanuel Baptist Church and brings plenty of festive cheer We find out more about this annual event by chatting to the minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Swanage, Mark Hatto and the church's adminstrator, Janet Norley.
Artisans on the Beach 2019-12-18 video thumbnail “I thought I’d have a go at this ‘being an artist’ thing” – Andy Knill from Artisans on the Beach Every Christmas the beach huts in Shore Road become pop up shops selling artwork and handmade crafts. We find out more by speaking to event organiser, Andy Knill.
Swanage and Purbeck Rotary Club 2019-12-10 video thumbnail “There’s a lot of really good food stalls today…I’ve spotted the olives!” – Rotary’s Steve Parsons Every year the Swanage and Purbeck Rotary organises a Christmas market in Station Road. The club's president, Steve Parsons explains more.
Swanage Bandstand 2019-12-10 video thumbnail “Ours is a sunken bandstand and it’s rare”- Alan Houghton, who campaigned to save Swanage Bandstand. After many years of neglect, the Swanage Bandstand has been restored to its former glory. We speak to the man who led the rescue mission, Alan Houghton.
Love Swanage Beach 2019-11-28 video thumbnail “Clear sewers equals clean seas!” – Sarah Spurling, Love Swanage Beach campaign Love Swanage Beach is a campaign to help improve and maintain the bathing water quality in Swanage. We speak to the project officer, Sarah Spurling.
Lemur at Monkey World
Monkey World closes due to “unacceptable abuse” by tier four visitors The ape rescue centre in Wool, Dorset has decided to temporarily shut, to stop people from tier four Covid restrictions trying to visit. 2 weeks ago
Christmas stockings delivered to Swanage residents Rotary brings Christmas cheer to Swanage and raises over £9,000 Swanage and Purbeck Rotary’s festive activities had to be scaled back due to Covid but it still managed to help those alone at Christmas and raise money for charity. 2 weeks ago
A picture of an elf as part of the Christmas activities on Swanage Pier Hunt for Christmas presents, elves and bunnies on magical festive trails Families heading out for a socially distanced stroll over the holiday season in Purbeck will find many events have been cancelled due to Covid but outdoor festive children's trails are ... 3 weeks ago
Churchill Mark III Star (1) Churchill needs your help – Tank Museum’s plea to restore iconic tank The Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset is asking for help to fix a historic tank after it suffered a major mechanism failure. 3 weeks ago
Christmas lights in Station Road 2020 No lack of festive fizz in Swanage despite pandemic Christmas bubbles may have gone flat but Swanage has still managed to sparkle through the festive season and Santa has raised thousands of pounds for local charities. 3 weeks ago
Steam and Lights train at Swanage Railway Station Runaway success means new trips added for Swanage Railway’s ‘Steam and Lights’ Due to “unprecedented” demand, Swanage Railway is adding an extra date by opening up bookings for New Year’s Eve. 1 month ago
Outside of Buffmonger shop Swanage creates its own blockbuster to boost business! Watch the new film all about Swanage that explores the backstreets and the independent shops that the tourists miss if they aren’t in the know. 1 month ago
Girl on a swing in playground Christmas in full swing as Swanage playground is unwrapped Just in time for the festive holidays, Swanage Town Council has delivered a brand new play park, and re-named it The Chadwick Playground, after a local hero who saved the ... 3 weeks ago
Parkstone Grammar School sign Parkstone Grammar School students to work from home after Covid cases at school The girls’ grammar school in Poole, attended by many children in Swanage has just announced that it’s to temporarily close for all staff and pupils. 3 months ago
Pupils from Swanage Primary Swanage Primary pupils raise an amazing £1,790 for cancer charity Children from the primary school in Mount Scar were at last able to complete their Race for Life fundraiser, after delays due to coronavirus. 3 months ago
St Marks School Back to school for St Mark’s after coronavirus closure The pupils and staff at St Mark’s CE Primary School in Swanage return to their classrooms after a two week closure due to a member of staff testing positive for ... 4 months ago
St Marks school Closure of St Mark’s School – Public Health Dorset gives reassurance about COVID-19 in Swanage After a school staff member tested positive for COVID-19, the Director of Public Health Dorset, Sam Crowe has spoken to Swanage.News about stopping the spread of the virus in Swanage. 4 months ago
Swanage Coastguard station officer,Ian Brown
Swanage Coastguard station officer recognised in New Years Honours Ian Brown has been awarded the British Empire Medal after 30 years of volunteering as part of the Swanage Coastguard Rescue team. 2 weeks ago
Swanage Lifeboat Station chairman, Peter Foster accepting a cheque After 17 years of volunteering, Swanage RNLI chairman steps down Peter Foster who's described by the crew as “kind and professional” has retired, after spending the last nine years as Swanage Lifeboat Station’s chairman. 4 weeks ago
Swanage Pier Christmas Tree 2020 Swanage Pier Christmas tree filling with baubles for loved ones A family who’s donated the Christmas tree on Swanage Pier in memory of their mum, is urging others to hang baubles on the tree in memory of their own lost ... 1 month ago
Sally Poole and Lou Condie from Bliss Food Co in Swanage Bliss Food Co in Swanage wins Successful Women in Business award Swanage restaurateurs, Lou Condie and Sally Poole have won the Independent Food and Drink category at the Successful Women in Business Awards. 1 month ago
Julie Wheeldon Tributes paid to “feisty and outspoken” and “thoughtful and truly caring” former Swanage Mayor The funeral is to take place of one of Swanage’s most remarkable residents, Julie Wheeldon, who will be remembered for her campaign against plans for a marina in Swanage. 2 months ago
Sarah Lillian Priest Happy 112th birthday to Lillian who lives in Swanage – UK’s oldest person! Officially the UK's oldest person, Lillian Priest celebrated her 112th birthday with a party at her care home in Swanage. 2 months ago
Dave Corben receiving is record of service certificate. Dave Corben retires from Swanage RNLI after 50 years of volunteering Well known Swanage resident and local estate agent, Dave Corben has announced his retirement from the RNLI, calling it an “honour and privilege”. 3 months ago
Swans match against Corfe Castle Swans’ first three league matches called off as player tests positive for COVID-19 In a bitter blow at the start of the Dorset Premier League season for Swanage Town and Herston FC, a first team player has got coronavirus. 4 months ago
Swans playing Corfe Castle FC Swans aiming to continue winning streak in football league opener Swanage Town and Herston FC wants to build on its winning momentum against Shaftesbury Reserves in its first match of the Dorset Premier League season. 4 months ago
Swans first team and reserves playing a football match Swans get kitted out for new football season With the Swans in action tonight against Wareham Rangers, Swanage Town and Herston Football Club is pleased to announce its kit sponsors. 5 months ago
Reopening of the putting green at Beach Gardens Mini golf provides ‘green’ alternative to Swanage Beach Beach Gardens in Swanage is being promoted as an alternative safe space to the beach, as the putting green finally reopens. 6 months ago
Swanage Town and Herston football club's pitch Swans get cash from football Premier League to help beat coronavirus crisis With the footy season cancelled and no revenue, there’s at last some good news as Swanage Town and Herston FC gets £1,500. 7 months ago

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