Swanage Community Information

We are all working to keep local residents safe. 

Please visit the relevant pages on our website for further details regarding Swanage Town Council services.

At the present time the Town Council is experiencing a high volume of enquiries, your enquiry is important to us and we will endeavour to assist you as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during busy periods.

Swanage Town Hall: 01929 423636  Email: admin@swanage.gov.uk

Swanage Information Centre:  01929 766018  Email: welcome@swanage.gov.uk

Swanage Town Council  &  Facebook page

Swanage Information Centre  &  Facebook page




Dorset Council's helpline

If you don’t have family, friends or a support network that can help you get the things you need, you can call 01305 221000, 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, to get specific help and advice. Alternatively, you can email:


or fill in the online contact/registration form:

Dorset's Community Response (helpandkindness.co.uk)

For the latest news from Dorset Council please sign up to the e-newsletter

or visit Dorset Council's Facebook page

NHS Tel: 111 or please visit NHS 111 online 

Swanage Health Centre 01929 422231 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm) or for out of hours assistance please call NHS Tel: 111

For further information please visit:

Swanage Medical Centre website

Latest newsletter from Swanage Medical Practice

NHS Volunteer Service



Swanage Area Forum Newsletter - community news from Swanage and the surrounding villages                                                                       

Welcome to the Swanage Area Forum and Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust’s Newsletter. The newsletter provides a depth of informative detail and community news. 

Issue No. 39 (July/Aug 2024)

Issue No.37 (April 2024)

Issue No.36 (March 2024)

Issue No.35 (February 2024)

Issue No.34 (December 2023/January 2024)  & Youth Project Press Release

Issue No.33 (November 2023)

Issue No.32 (October 2023)

Issue No.31 (September 2023)

Issue No.30 (July/August 2023)

Issue No.29 (June 2023)

Issue No.28 (May 2023)

Special Bulletin (April 2023)

Issue No.27 (April 2023)

Issue No.26 (March 2023)

Issue No.25 (February 2023)

Issue No.24 (December 2022/January 2023)

Issue No.23 (November 2022)

Issue No. 22 (October 2022)

Issue No. 21 (September 2022)

Issue No. 20 (July/August 2022)

Issue No. 19 (June 2022)

Issue No. 18 (May 2022)

Issue No. 17 (April 2022)

Issue 16 (March 2022)

Issue 15 (February 2022)

Issue 14 (December 2021)

Issue 13 (November 2021)

Issue 12 (June/July 2021)

Issue 11 (May 2021)

If you would like to view copies of previous newsletters, then please contact: Mr Mel Norris, Trustee Swanage and Purbeck Development Trust, and Chair of The Swanage Area Forum via email to: melvyn.norris@icloud.com or by Tel: 01929 426127. Thank you.

Swanage Community Coronavirus Response (SCCR)

SCCR Facebook page

Swanage Neighbours Team Registration form 

N.B. Please note that the Town Council is not the data processor in respect of this information. It will be stored and processed by SCCR and the group’s Facebook rules can be viewed here: SCCR Facebook group rules.

Link Visiting Swanage

Link Visiting Swanage website

Tel: 07495 534171  Email: swanage@linkinglives.uk

Swanage Food Bank: Tel: 07759 230313

Swanage Indies deliveries

Swanage Indies deliveries Facebook page

A new delivery service working in conjunction with the shops listed below, providing free deliveries in Swanage. Please contact the shops direct, pay for your order, and Indies will deliver Monday to Friday. Order by noon the day before you want your delivery.

Chococo – chocolates and sweet treats - Tel: 01929 408288

Haymans Bakery – bread, cakes, pastries, sandwiches - Tel: 01929 422594

JJ Moore’s Butchers – meat, frozen ready meals, fresh fruit and veg - Tel: 01929 424891

Purbeck Deli – Tel: 01929 422344

Swanage Bay Fish – wet fish - Tel: 01929 422288

Swanage Dairy – milk, eggs, bread - Tel: 01929 427999

Veg box providers:

Bridgets Fruit & Veg website

Crab Apple Catering contact form

Gourmet Goats Facebook page - Order by 8pm for next day delivery (Monday to Saturday).

Norden Farm Shop website or Tel: 01929 480098



HMRC  Help and advice if your business is affected by Coronavirus (Covid-19)

HMRC are delivering a programme of webinars to support employers, employees and the self-employed through this period of disruption.

You can watch previous webinars and register for future webinars by clicking the HMRC link.

NHS  Get the latest NHS information and advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

GOV.UK The latest Government advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Meeting with others safely (social distancing)

Age UK Information for the older community - Tel: 01305 269444   Email: enquiries@ageuknswd.org.uk 



General enquiries about Dorset Council's services should be made to Tel: 01305 221000, from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

For out of hours urgent assistance, please call 01305 221000.

In the case of an emergency, please dial 999.

Please visit: Dorset Council latest updates for current information regarding Dorset Council services.