Local Flood Wardens Needed


Local communities across Dorset are being asked to get involved in managing flood risk in their area. Many areas already have flood wardens who work with parish or town councils. Depending on the size of the community they work either independently or as part of a team checking drainage channels, supporting people affected and identifying actions to reduce the risk and impact of flooding.


Tackling Drug Misuse In Poole And Purbeck

04/07/2014 Police in Poole and Purbeck have begun a campaign to tackle drug dealing and misuse – with drugs worth an estimated £250,000 seized. In June 2014, officers proactively targeted ...  read more...

Further Phosphorus Devices Found In Swanage

03/07/2014 Swanage seafront is once again cordoned off after construction workers have discovered a second horde of self-igniting phosphorus (SIP) grenades, thought to be from WWII. The se ...  read more...

Farewell To A Local Legend - Roger Brown

03/07/2014 One of Purbeck's better known characters from a long-standing Purbeck family, Roger John Brown (pictured), passed away in Poole hospital at 8.30pm on 26th June 2014, aged 68. Ro ...  read more...

Work To Begin On Oil And Gas Project In Swanage

01/07/2014 Work to start on oil and gas project at California Quarry this winter WORK will start this winter preparing the site at California Quarry near Swanage ready for the drilling of an ...  read more...

Missing Person Alert - Have You Seen Amy?

01/07/2014 Police are gravely concerned for the welfare of a missing teenage girl from Wimborne – with a picture being released. Amy Latham, aged 18, was last seen at her home address alo ...  read more...

New RNLI Swanage Lifeboat Station Approved

26/06/2014 Swanage RNLI’s plans for a new station to house the town’s next lifeboat, a 25 knot all-weather Shannon class lifeboat have been given the go ahead by Purbeck District Council T ...  read more...

Armed Forces Honoured In Purbeck

25/06/2014 A flag raising event has taken place in Wareham to honour the Armed Forces. A special flag was raised at Purbeck District Council’s offices on Monday 23 June to mark the start o ...  read more...

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Purbeck Gazette July 2014

Issue 174 - July 2014

Purbeck Gazette June 2014

Issue 173 - June 2014

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Issue 172 - May 2014

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What's On This Week

Much Ado About Nothing

Cottees Antiques and Collectables & General Sale

Swanage Walking Group

Grand Opening Night

Murder Mystery - The Case of Captain McManus

Swanage Carnival - Titan The Robot

Rod Clements & Ian Thomson

Swanage Walking Group

Fossil Fayre