Anger as Swanage outdoor education sector says it’s been left high and dry A campaign to draw the attention of the government to the plight of the outdoor industry in Dorset caused by coronavirus, has been launched at Old Harry Rocks.
Permanent flood defences proposed to transform Swanage seafront Residents are to be consulted on plans to install permanent sea defences in Swanage, alongside the pedestrianisation of parts of the seafront.
Helping tourism become more sustainable in Swanage Anyone who's interested in making tourism more environmentally friendly is invited to come to a Sustainable Swanage Zoom meeting to discuss ways of doing things better.
Traffic lights allow rebuilding of wall in Swanage to get the go ahead Work to repair a dry stone wall that threatens to collapse, is to start in November 2020 and temporary traffic lights will be installed.
Durlston’s high standards awarded with international Green Flag Award for 2020 In a challenging year, Durlston Country Park in Swanage has been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme for providing one of the world's best country parks.
Rare shrimps found spreading along Dorset’s coast amid changing climate A rare species of shrimp that was first spotted in UK waters at Swanage, has now been seen further round the Jurassic Coast.
Horses in Studland caught by police after bid to hoof it! Missing horses were safely reunited with their owners after escaping from their field in Studland.
Wareham Forest fundraising appeal close to £5k as it gets artistic boost Fundraisers have raised nearly £5,000 in an effort to restore Wareham Forest after horrific fires destroyed the woodland - and now the appeal has received support from local artists.
‘Bin Your Butt’ to keep Swanage Beach free of cigarette litter Campaigners are urging smokers to dispose of their cigarette butts properly and not fill towns like Swanage with unwanted smoking related litter.
Hunt to find fly-tipper of “disgusting” rotting meat dumped in Purbeck Council enforcement officers are searching for the culprit, who fly-tipped bags full of meat in the Purbeck area.
Swanage to get a new park as designs revealed to boost wildlife Plans for a wildlife-friendly mini or ‘pocket park’ at Rabling Green in Swanage are coming closer to fruition.
Dogs on Swanage Beach – survey findings published Results include whether dogs should be allowed on Swanage’s Main Beach in the summer and if they should be allowed off the lead on the beach in winter.
Rush to the finish – Oly completes 96 mile Jurassic Coast swim With extraordinary determination, anti-plastic pollution campaigner Oly Rush arrived in Studland, completing his challenge to swim the Jurassic Coast - SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO.
Kids and cows to rejuvenate Studland’s sand dunes Rare species that rely on the sand dunes in Studland for their habitat are being threatened as vegetation takes over but now there’s a bold plan to restore the landscape.
A bank holiday plea for no BBQs in the Purbeck countryside Litter Free Dorset has released a video warning that barbecues burn more than bangers, following the devastating fire in Wareham Forest this year.
Long traffic delays as tree falls across road Residents and visitors heading in and out of Swanage faced long delays after a large tree partially blocked the A351 at Sandford.
Weather warning for Swanage as Storm Francis rolls in The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Dorset as wind speeds up to 60 mph are expected to hit coastal areas including Swanage.
Human chain saves man swept out to sea at Durdle Door With gales and powerful tidal surges forecast along the Dorset coast, including Swanage and Studland Bay, people are being warned to stay away from the sea - WATCH VIDEO.
Give us a kiss, Danny! 15 year old takes stunning dolphin photo The dolphin, affectionately known locally as Danny and a regular visitor to Swanage, has been captured on film in a remarkable image.
Lockdown baby barn owls are a breeding success in Dorset To the delight of wildlife enthusiasts, baby barn owls have been discovered across Dorset, following the success of a barn owl breeding scheme.
Studland boat party scrapped after seahorse protest Conservationists relieved after Dorset Cruises cancels boat party and jet ski soirée among the seahorse breeding ground in Studland Bay.
The “vast scar” of Wareham Forest fire revealed Drone pictures of scorched heathland in Wareham Forest have been released to warn of the extensive damage that can be caused by disposable barbecues.
Durlston guillemot chicks jump off cliff The guillemot chicks at Durlston Country Park are now bravely taking a leap of faith off the cliff ledge and into the sea - WATCH THE LATEST FILM.
“Appalling” mess left by Studland campers The rubbish dumped by people camping overnight in Studland is “appalling and simply not acceptable” says Purbeck Police.
Ron the Seal spotted in Swanage Bay Back to his old antics playing with the buoys and surfing the waves, Ron the Seal has been filmed playing in Swanage Bay.
Tortoise turns up nearly a year after disappearance A Swanage family has been surprised and delighted after finding their missing tortoise, that had been on the run since last July.
First green shoots of recovery after fire “There is always hope” says Wareham Fire Station as it posts a photo of the first green shoots appearing after the Wareham Forest fire.
Breaking egg news – first Durlston guillemot chick has hatched! Captured on video, the first guillemot chick at Durlston Country Park is filmed being preened by its parent.
Barbecue or camp fire likely cause of Wareham Forest fire Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue says it believes that the fire at Wareham Forest was caused by people having a barbecue or campfire.
Wildlife rescued as huge areas of Wareham Forest are scorched The true extent of the devastation of Wareham Forest fire is seen, as wildlife is rescued and Swanage Fire crew play a central role - SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS
Swanage Beach to be allowed to go natural Without the usual summer holiday season underway, seaweed on Swanage beach won’t get removed as a matter of course.
Swanage’s home recycling centre is to reopen! Dorset Council says that the tip in Prospect Way is to reopen for the disposal of waste but there will be restrictions.
Purbeck birds caught on camera Fascinating footage of the guillemots at Durlston in Swanage and an osprey over at Poole Harbour has been captured on film - SEE VIDEO AND WEBCAM
Don’t forget – Garden bin collections start this week! With the resumption of garden waste collections in Swanage this week, residents are being reminded to put their bin out for collection.
Good news – garden waste collections are back! Dorset Council says it’s now in a position to resume garden waste kerbside collections starting from Monday 27th April 2020.
Dolphins join in Swanage Lifeboat rescue of fishing vessel With a fishing vessel drifting out at sea, the Swanage Lifeboat raced to its aid and was then joined by a pod of dolphins - see video.
Dog owners warned to beware of adders at Durlston Several sightings during the warm weather of the UK's only venomous snake, means dogs could be at risk of getting bitten - see video.
Don’t let bonfires cause heated rows with neighbours, warns council With the Swanage tip closed this weekend, Dorset Council is appealing to gardeners not to annoy their neighbours by lighting bonfires.
Sahara mirage appears in football club car park Swanage Town and Herston football club’s car park has been turned into a desert by council workers removing sand from Shore Road.
New move to help save Studland’s seahorses Saving Studland’s seahorses moved one step closer after Natural England published new conservation advice to protect the bay’s species and habitat.
Shore Road turns into beach gardens! A north-easterly gale has blown sand from the beach, making the Swanage seafront road impassable except by foot or camel!
Latest photos show ‘severe’ Studland landslips Further clifftop areas in Studland are now roped off due to new landslips, caused by the recent storms.
Mature trees on the Downs to get the chop Work to cut down eight mature trees that border the Downs and Seymer Road is to start on Monday.
Full rainbow over the bay to welcome in March Sunshine and hail created an amazing full rainbow over Swanage Bay, this afternoon.
Burlington Chine beach huts damaged by new landslides Swanage Coastguard has taped off access to beach huts after further cliff landslides at Burlington Chine overnight.
Warning of ferry disruption due to Storm Jorge With heavy rain and strong gales forecast for the weekend, there's warnings of disruption to the Sandbanks Ferry service.
Sheps Hollow steps officially closed Extensive cliff erosion in Swanage Bay has forced the official closure of the steps at Sheps Hollow.
Dennis – Proves less of a menace for Swanage Storm Dennis caused less disruption than expected , in Swanage, although the gale force winds did create some impressive waves.
Swanage braces itself for Storm Dennis as flood alert issued Flooding is possible this weekend in Swanage as the Met Office issues yellow weather warnings ahead of Storm Dennis’s arrival.
Storm Ciara batters the Swanage coastline The Sandbanks ferry was suspended as Storm Ciara brought winds up to 70 giving the Swanage coastline a battering.
Tree-mendous giveaway to boost the environment Over 1,500 trees have been given away free to local people as part of a campaign by Sustainable Swanage.