Rubbish at Durdle Door Respect our communities pleads Dorset Ahead of a meeting to prevent a repeat of last weekend's scenes at Durdle Door, visitors are being asked to head home if it's too busy. 22 hours ago
View of houses in north Swanage Business grants up to £25,000 being offered by Dorset Council Small businesses in Swanage that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic but haven’t yet qualified for a government grant, may now be eligible. 2 days ago
People on Durdle Door despite its closure Lulworth Estate says it’s powerless to close Durdle Door In the latest news following last weekend’s shocking scenes, Lulworth Estate says it can’t stop people overcrowding its beaches and Dorset Council has written to the PM. 3 days ago
Dog called Jennifer on Swanage Beach ‘No dogs on Swanage Beach’ rule to be enforced For the rest of the summer, dog owners will have to fully comply with the regulations banning dogs from council beaches. 2 weeks ago
Shore Road in Swanage Day trip to Dorset? “Please think twice” says Dorset Council In a personally worded appeal, Dorset Council’s Leader has asked people not to visit Dorset for now and car parks and loos will remain closed for the time being. 3 weeks ago
Fruit and veg stall Swanage Market to reopen with social distancing In a popular move, the town council has given the green light to a phased reopening of Swanage’s Friday market. 3 weeks ago
Co-op card Co-op now offering free school meal support to local schools As an alternative to the problematic government free school meal vouchers, the Co-op is offering a gift card scheme for areas like Swanage. 4 weeks ago
Exterior of Dorset Council offices Revealed – Dorset Council’s crisis response to COVID-19 In Dorset Council’s first online Cabinet meeting, the true extent of its fight against coronavirus in Dorset has been detailed, including its battle for PPE. 4 weeks ago
Dog notice on seafront railings Summer dog beach ban not enforced but dogs must be on leads Details of the arrangements for dogs on Swanage's main beach from 1st May have been posted up on the seafront. 1 month ago
Garden waste bin 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. 1 month ago
Roadworks to restart in central Swanage and traffic lights to return Dorset Council’s highways team is to restart construction work in Institute Road in the centre of Swanage’s shopping area soon. 1 month ago
Exterior of Dorset Council offices £54m spending on pandemic leaves Dorset Council’s finances “uncomfortable” Dorset Council says it’s expecting to spend an additional £54m on coping with the coronavirus crisis. 1 month ago
Shop closed sign “How badly has your business been affected?” asks Visit Dorset Swanage businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector are being asked to say how much the pandemic has been impacting them. 1 month ago
Foster carer family Local foster carer tells of family life in lockdown With many families in crisis during the coronavirus pandemic, Dorset Council has launched a campaign backed by foster carer, Amanda. 1 month ago
A Dorset Waste Partnership member of staff operates a collection lorry. 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. 2 months ago
Fly tipping on road Report “selfish” individuals who fly-tip during crisis, says Dorset Council With household recycling centres closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Swanage residents are needed to help fight fly-tipping. 2 months ago
Dog on beach Rules about dogs on Swanage beach relaxed Dorset Council is relaxing the restrictions that prevent dogs being walked on beaches during the warmer months, while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. 2 months ago
Shop closed sign Dorset Council starts paying out emergency cash to businesses The first government grants in response to the coronavirus crisis are now being paid out to businesses in Dorset, including Swanage. 2 months ago
Swanage mayor, Mike Bonfield Swanage’s Mayor sends his thanks to ‘our lovely town’ The Mayor, Mike Bonfield has sent a warm message of thanks to residents for their help during the coronavirus crisis. 2 months ago
Exterior of The Swanage School The Swanage School appoints new headteacher The governing body of The Swanage School has announced that Jenny Maraspin is to become the school’s new headteacher with immediate effect. 3 months ago
View along the High Street with Purbeck House Hotel in the distance Swanage’s coronavirus response plans coming together to support the vulnerable Hundreds of community-spirited volunteers across the town are coming forward to offer extra neighbourly support to the vulnerable. 3 months ago
Exterior of Coronavirus crisis closes Swanage Library Swanage Library, along with all libraries across Dorset, is set to close at the end of Friday 20th March 2020. 3 months ago
Exterior of Dorset Council offices Dorset Council launch coronavirus newsletter for residents A coronavirus newsletter is being sent out via email by Dorset Council to keep people updated about latest developments. 3 months ago
Exterior of Swanage Town Hall Swanage community spirit steps up to fight coronavirus impact Famous for its community spirit, the town is currently drawing up plans and going online to tackle the challenge of coronavirus. 3 months ago
Official notice of Sheps Hollow closure Sheps Hollow steps officially closed Extensive cliff erosion in Swanage Bay has forced the official closure of the steps at Sheps Hollow. 3 months ago
Fame poster Foot stomping success for The Swanage School’s production of Fame The musical, Fame, performed by a cast from The Swanage School, played to packed audiences at the Mowlem. 4 months ago
The exterior of The Swanage School New headteacher for The Swanage School A new headteacher is being sought for The Swanage School following the news that the current head, Tristram Hobson is to step down. 4 months ago
Dog on beach Dogs on beaches – Dorset Council public consultation People in Swanage are being asked for their views on the rules for dogs in public areas including beaches. 4 months ago
Beach huts along Shore Road Views sought on permanent closure of Shore Road Swanage Town Council has launched a consultation to find out if residents support the possible permanent closure of the south end of Shore Road. 4 months ago