Swanage Town & Community Partnership, a vibrant, friendly community of all ages based on a successful economy, in a safe healthy environment whilst preserving the uniqueness of Swanage as a gateway within an area of World Heritage Status.

Membership is open to all statutory authorities, voluntary organisations, clubs and community groups in Swanage and its rural catchment area (Corfe Castle, Worth Matravers, Langton Matravers, and Studland).

Please contact the Town Hall on 01929 423636, or send an email to admin@swanage.gov.uk, if you are interested in becoming a member of the Partnership.

 

Future meeting dates

The next Quarterly Meeting of the Swanage Town & Community Partnership will be held on Wednesday 20th September 2017, at the Town Hall, Swanage, at 3.30 p.m.

                           

Latest news/updates

Update on The Centre (previously the Swanage Youth and Community Centre) - June 2017

The internal refurbishment of The Centre was completed at the end of March 2017. After some delay in finalising the terms, the freehold of the property was transferred by Dorset County Council to Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust on 28th March 2017.

The transfer of the freehold enabled S&PDT to complete a Licence to Occupy with Explorers Childcare Group on 1st April 2017. The licence was in a draft form waiting for the completion of the freehold.

Explorers Childcare are utilising the accommodation for an Ofsted approved full time and wraparound childcare facility for children 0-5 years old. It is also being used for after-school clubs and a holiday club for children up to 11 years old.

The childcare use utilises the space for five days per week from 7am until 5.45pm. Purbeck Runners occupy The Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6pm, and SINC (Learning Disability Group), occupy the space on Thursday evenings. Tuesday and Friday evenings are reserved for use by a rejuvenated Youth Club. Applications from Youth Workers are currently being considered, with a plan to reopen the Youth Club in September 2017.

Planning is also in progress for the use of the building on Monday evenings and at weekends. Work has been completed to make the hall acoustically suitable for performance space, large meetings, and conferences etc. In addition to performance space for use by the local community, children’s parties and low-cost weddings are also under consideration. Advertising of availability will commence shortly.

A grant application has been submitted to the Talbot Village Trust to assist with extensive repairs to the roof, and replacement of the heating system in the hall. The application will be considered by the Trust on 16th June. If successful, the work will commence in August 2017.

Mr Bob Foster, Trustee, Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust                       6th June 2017