Publications & Information

Swanage Town & Community Partnership


Statement of Audited Accounts - Annual Report 2015/16

Statement of Audited Accounts - Annual Report 2014/15


Swanage2027 Project

Swanage2027 Steering Committee - Constitution & Terms of Reference

Swanage2027 Steering Committee Inaugural Meeting - 27th August 2015

Download Approved Minutes


Swanage and Purbeck Development Trust

The Trust has recently gained charitable status regulated by the Charity Commission and is now actively involved in community projects. Organisations will be invited to become voting Members of the Trust later in 2015, with an AGM planned for January 2016 to complete the management structure.

The Trust's strategic objectives are:

“To identify, plan and deliver projects which meet local need and fit within a vision of the long term revitalisation of Swanage and the surrounding area and the social well-being of its people”;

“To create an income generating, asset base to guarantee and future viability and sustainability of the Trust.



Please click on the links below for details/updates of:


Purbeck District Council - Partial Review of the Purbeck Local Plan Part 1

Swanage Community Strategic Plan

Swanage Local Plan


Latest News

Swanage Youth and Community Centre - Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust's bid submitted to Dorset County Council

In a joint venture with Swanage Town Council, the Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust has submitted a bid to take over the Swanage Youth and Community Centre. The vision is to create a vibrant social hub at the heart of the community, that promotes health, wellbeing, safeguarding and empowerment through the provision of a sustainable programme of youth sessions, learning/training courses, and a range of recreational arts, sporting, and environmental activities and services. There will be inclusive access for young people and the wider community.

Please go to to find out more, and to contact the Trust if you want to give support in any way, for example – general support, donations (money or in kind), funding opportunities, use of the Centre, etc. Thank you.

April 2016 - Update: Former St Mark's Primary School

It is, with regret,  that the Trust reports it is no longer pursuing the purchase of the old St Mark's school because a viable proposition could not be reached with the site owner. It is hoped, however, that many of the activities planned may be transferable to the youth and community centre site.

October 2015 - Proposed acquisition of the former St Mark's School by the Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust

Let's make it reMARKable, aspirational, for the community!

Please click on the link for a copy of Swanage Town Council's letter of support to the proposals dated 26th October 2015.