Swanage memorial to a queen’s consort takes shape Haysom Quarry in Langton Matravers has finished cutting the new stone for the restoration of the Albert Memorial, that was erected in Swanage in memory of Queen Victoria’s husband. 10h · Tourism and events
Swanage Grammar School Purbeck Police warn youths to stay away from old grammar site Following reports of smashed windows and trespassing on the old Swanage Grammar School site, police are warning of the dangers. 1d · Emergency services
Swanage firefighters tackle garden shed blaze Flats evacuated as Swanage fire crews battle midnight blaze Firefighters tackled a garden shed fire in Swanage that was so fierce that residents from a nearby block of flats had to leave their homes in the middle of the ... 2d · Emergency services
Lifeboat rescue at Sandbanks Ferry Sandbanks Ferry break down, leads to evacuation and RNLI rescue Swanage and Poole Lifeboats were called to rescue a boat that got pinned against the Sandbanks Ferry, after it tried to evacuate passengers from the broken down ferry. 2d · Emergency services
Chadwick pop up shop Pop-up Swanage shop for Chadwick fundraiser A new shop has opened in Swanage but only for three weeks, to raise funds for a statue of a Swanage hero who saved the lives of children at the ... 2d · Events
Spyway Orchard building work starts Building of new affordable homes near Swanage has started Construction is underway on a controversial housing development that will provide 28 new affordable homes in Langton Matravers. 3d · Environment & weather
Swanage Grammar School Purbeck Police warn youths to stay away from old grammar site Following reports of smashed windows and trespassing on the old Swanage Grammar School site, police are warning of the dangers. 1 day ago
Swanage firefighters tackle garden shed blaze Flats evacuated as Swanage fire crews battle midnight blaze Firefighters tackled a garden shed fire in Swanage that was so fierce that residents from a nearby block of flats had to leave their homes in the middle of the ... 2 days ago
Lifeboat rescue at Sandbanks Ferry Sandbanks Ferry break down, leads to evacuation and RNLI rescue Swanage and Poole Lifeboats were called to rescue a boat that got pinned against the Sandbanks Ferry, after it tried to evacuate passengers from the broken down ferry. 2 days ago
Wool railway station Police warning after youths caught on Wool train tracks Youths who were caught trespassing on the railway tracks at Wool train station have been issued with “stern words” by Purbeck Police. 5 days ago
Air Ambulance landed on the Downs Man in his 70s dies in Swanage following “medical incident” The air ambulance, ambulance crews and police were all called to help a man in Swanage requiring urgent medical assistance. 5 days ago
Swanage Bookshop open sign
Swanage starts to come back to life as Covid rules ease As part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, shops selling non-essential items, outside hospitality venues and hair salons have now reopened. 4 days ago
Swanage coastguard vehicle Swanage Coastguard warning as lockdown eases Following the relaxation of Covid rules, people will be allowed to take part in outdoor activities as long as they minimise travel or ‘stay local’ from Monday 29th March 2021. 3 weeks ago
Wareham Hospital covid vaccine rollout Swanage 40 to 49 year olds offered Covid jabs Swanage Medical Practice says it’s now sending out invites to its patients aged 40 to 49 years to get a Covid jab. 3 weeks ago
Swanage Sunset Deaths due to Covid doubled in Swanage in February Confirmation that the UK’s second wave of the coronavirus pandemic was Swanage’s first wave, has been backed up by February’s official figures of deaths due to Covid-19. 3 weeks ago
Daffodils Swanage reflects one year on since the start of lockdown As part of the National Day of Reflection, a minute's silence will be held at 12 noon and in the evening, buildings across the UK will be lit up in ... 4 weeks ago
Supermarket vouchers for Dorset families struggling over Easter Food vouchers worth £30 are to be distributed by Dorset Council over the Easter school holidays to support children in Dorset including Swanage. 1 month ago
School road sign Help for parents as children in Swanage go back to school Dorset Council is offering support to parents and carers whose children are anxious about returning to the classroom this week, after an extended time away from the school environment. 1 month ago
Swanage Town Hall Local election candidates announced The names of those standing for election in the Swanage Town Council by-election and as Dorset’s next police and crime commissioner have been confirmed. 1 week ago
No barbecues sign Too late for Dorset barbecue ban for this summer Amid criticism of moving too slowly to implement a legal order banning the use of disposable barbecues in public spaces, Dorset Council will rely on an information campaign this year. 1 week ago
Busy Swanage seafront and lifeguard hut Swanage’s on-street parking charges to be reviewed As part of new proposals on parking charges across Dorset Council, on-street parking in Swanage is under review. 2 weeks ago
Trees in Wareham forest High percentage of residents urge Dorset Council to get carbon neutral quicker The results of Dorset Council’s consultation on its climate and ecological emergency strategy show that many residents would like it to become carbon neutral by 2030 and not 2040. 4 weeks ago
Camping gear and rubbish dumped in Studland Plans to prevent staycationer hell, rolled out by Dorset Council Dorset Council says it’s putting in robust measures to prevent a repeat of last summer's beach overcrowding, littering, illegal parking and outdoor toileting. 4 weeks ago
Sandbanks Ferry
Sandbanks Ferry to return to normal operating hours Following the easing of lockdown, the Sandbanks Ferry will resume its full timetable, operating from 7 am to 11.10 pm daily. 2 weeks ago
High street roadworks sign Road closure to reinstate Swanage zebra crossing Kings Road East by the junction with the High Street in Swanage, is to be temporarily shut to traffic to allow the zebra crossing markings outside the library to be ... 3 weeks ago
Abandoned cars clamped by Dorset Council Action taken in Swanage against abandoned cars As part of an enforcement operation, a team from Dorset Council has targeted abandoned vehicles in towns across the county, including Swanage. 1 month ago
Bikes on Swanage seafront Chance to boost bikes in Swanage The opportunity to run a cycle hire concession in the town is being offered by Swanage Town Council to get more people on bikes. 2 months 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. 3 months 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. 3 months 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. 3 months ago
Spyway Orchard building work starts Building of new affordable homes near Swanage has started Construction is underway on a controversial housing development that will provide 28 new affordable homes in Langton Matravers. 3 days ago
The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge Jurassic Coast fossil museum hosts Mary Anning conference An event to honour the legacy of Dorset fossil collector, Mary Anning has been organised by The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge near Swanage, 1 week ago
osprey on nest Viewers gripped as Poole Harbour osprey returns to webcam nest The female osprey who has spent her summers in Poole Harbour unsuccessfully looking for a mate, has returned to try her luck for a fifth season. 1 week ago
Cow information board at Studland Cows to enjoy Studland vacation this summer The National Trust is to start grazing cattle in the sand dunes and some arty cow information boards have popped up across Studland Bay to let people know. 2 weeks ago
Durdle Door Durdle Door owner calls for government to fund visitor education Lulworth Estate is urging people to sign a petition calling for the government to protect beauty spots as lockdown eases. 3 weeks ago
Swanage Railway locomotive
Full steam ahead as Swanage Railway emerges from lockdown Services on Swanage Railway are set to resume following the easing of Covid restrictions, having stoically survived a turbulent year. 6 days ago
Herston carriage shed site & 80104 April 2021 ANDREW PM WRIGHT (2) Swanage Railway puts fundraiser back on track with new behind the scenes video Volunteers from Swanage Railway are aiming to raise £65,000 by the summer to help fund a new carriage storage shed, and have released a new video offering trackside footage of ... 2 weeks ago
Steam train passing Corfe Castle Swanage attractions receive Easter gift from government A welcome cash boost of over £200,000 has been awarded to Swanage Railway and Durlston Country Park from the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. 2 weeks ago
Herston carriage shed Work to restart on new Swanage Railway rolling stock shed Construction of a new carriage storage shed had to be halted at the start of lockdown but now volunteers are hoping to raise £65,000 to get the project back on ... 1 month ago
T9-30120 Steam locomotive Green light for Swanage Railway as lockdown lifts The sound of the steam train whistle will reverberate through the town again soon, as Swanage Railway prepares to resume services as lockdown eases. 1 month ago
Guard on Swanage Railway Station Swanage Railway “delighted” as it hits fundraising SOS target Closed down by Covid, the heritage railway launched an ambitious appeal in March 2020 to raise £360,000 and it’s just announced it’s surpassed its goal. 2 months ago
T9-30120 Steam locomotive Hopes rise for steam loco to return to service Moves to help get a hundred year old steam locomotive back into operation have been agreed by Swanage Railway and the National Railway Museum. 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.
Swanage memorial to a queen’s consort takes shape Haysom Quarry in Langton Matravers has finished cutting the new stone for the restoration of the Albert Memorial, that was erected in Swanage in memory of Queen Victoria’s husband. 10 hours ago
Steam train passing Corfe Castle Swanage attractions receive Easter gift from government A welcome cash boost of over £200,000 has been awarded to Swanage Railway and Durlston Country Park from the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. 2 weeks ago
Relaunch of the Swanage Co-op Swanage Co-op celebrates a £2.5m refit A “much overdue” refurbishment of the Co-op in Kings Road West has now been completed and a pupil from Swanage’s St Mary’s School got to cut the ribbon at the ... 2 weeks ago
Durdle Door Durdle Door owner calls for government to fund visitor education Lulworth Estate is urging people to sign a petition calling for the government to protect beauty spots as lockdown eases. 3 weeks ago
Swanage Carnival parade Decision on Swanage Carnival 2021 hangs in the balance The Swanage Carnival committee has posted an update on whether the event will be able to go ahead this year and detailed a number of problems that need to be ... 4 weeks ago
Herston carriage shed Work to restart on new Swanage Railway rolling stock shed Construction of a new carriage storage shed had to be halted at the start of lockdown but now volunteers are hoping to raise £65,000 to get the project back on ... 1 month ago
Folk dancers at Swanage Folk festival Swanage Folk Festival to go ahead but jazz festival bows out for 2021 As long as Covid restrictions are lifted as planned, Swanage Folk Festival will take place in September 2021, but the jazz festival has now cancelled until 2022. 1 month ago
Filming taking place inside St Mary's Church Swanage Swanage to feature in TV programmes to celebrate Easter Filming has been taking place in Swanage, including St Mary’s Church, for Christian broadcaster TBNUK. 2 weeks ago
Art exhibition at PAW Festival Purbeck Art Weeks postponed until late summer The annual Purbeck art festival, which usually takes place in May, is to be moved until later in the year due to Covid restrictions. 3 weeks ago
Folk dancers at Swanage Folk festival Swanage Folk Festival to go ahead but jazz festival bows out for 2021 As long as Covid restrictions are lifted as planned, Swanage Folk Festival will take place in September 2021, but the jazz festival has now cancelled until 2022. 1 month ago
Jazz musician Bruce Adams Swanage Jazz Festival cancelled in July but may move to later in year A musical medley of jazz, folk and blues could take place in Swanage this autumn as the town's main music festivals may all happen in September. 1 month ago
Young people on surf boards Big cash boosts for Purbeck community hubs Two Purbeck organisations are set to receive an injection of cash from Dorset Council as part of a grant scheme to support our cultural and community centres in Dorset. 2 months ago
School road sign
Help for parents as children in Swanage go back to school Dorset Council is offering support to parents and carers whose children are anxious about returning to the classroom this week, after an extended time away from the school environment. 1 month ago
St Mary's, Shaftesbury Views sought on use of £10m former school by Dorset Council Dorset Council wants to hear the views of Swanage residents about using St Mary’s School near Shaftesbury as a special school for pupils with additional needs. 2 months 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 ... 4 months 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. 6 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. 6 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 ... 7 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. 7 months ago
Flag at half mast at Swanage Town Hall Swanage pays its respects to The Duke of Edinburgh Following the announcement of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, flags across Swanage have been lowered to half mast. 1 week ago
Matt Steeden and Tom Greasty receive RNLI long service medals Swanage sailors awarded medals for 20 years of lifeboat service Two Swanage Lifeboat crew volunteers are celebrating 20 years of service to the RNLI - both before they even hit the age of 40. 3 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. 4 months 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 months 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 ... 4 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. 7 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. 8 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. 8 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. 9 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. 10 months ago
The drainage pipe is laid out on the pitch The Swans drain their ‘lake’ While the pandemic stops play, Swanage Town and Herston Football Club are installing pitch drainage to prevent winter waterlogging. 11 months ago
People looking at the football redevelopment plans New goal for Swanage and Herston Football club redevelopment Plans for a brand new sports centre for Swanage are taking shape, following a public consultation at Day Park. 2 years ago

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