Swanage Town Council
Swanage Town Council serves as the parish council for Swanage town and its surrounds, which include Ulwell, Herston and Durlston.
The council can help with enquiries relating to a range of aspects of life in the town, such as the boat park, beach and sporting facilities.
It also maintains public parks, gardens, play areas and allotments.
Other areas of town Swanage Town Council is responsible for include:
- Public toilets
- Off road car parks
- The Town Hall
- Swanage Information Centre
Find out more information on the council’s website: https://www.swanage.gov.uk
Swanage Town Council is situated in the Town Hall on the High Street.
Contact: 01929 423636.
Swanage Information Centre
The Swanage Information Centre also has a wealth of information for both visitors and residents.
It is situated on Shore Road and is open every day with the following opening hours:
- Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm
- Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4.30pm
Contact: 01929 766018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All enquiries relating to education, council tax, roads, planning, environmental health and libraries etc should be directed to Dorset Council.
Parish & town councils
There are also a number of parish and town councils serving the different areas across Purbeck.
Arne Parish Council
Arne Parish Council covers Arne, Ridge, Stoborough and Worgret.
Residents are welcome to attend meetings.
- Meeting time: 7pm, third Thursday of the month
- Meeting venue: Stoborough village hall
📞 01929 472327
Corfe Castle Parish Council
Meetings are open to residents for the first half an hour of each meeting.
- Meeting time: 7pm, second Monday of the month
- Meeting venue: Corfe Castle town hall
📞 01929 426125
East Holme Parish Meeting
📞 07585 302989
East Lulworth Parish Council
Members of the public are welcome to attend the start of each meeting.
- Meeting time: 7pm, third Tuesday of the month
- Meeting venue: Terrace Room, Lulworth Castle
📞 07909 924692
Kimmeridge Parish Meeting
📞 01929 480064
Langton Matravers Parish Council
Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings, with a specific slot for public questions.
- Meeting time: 7pm, second Thursday of the month
- Meeting venue: Langton Matravers village hall
📞 01929 425100
Studland Parish Council
Covering the areas of Studland and Brownsea Island.
Residents are welcome to attend, with a public participation time allowed at the beginning of the meeting
- Meeting time: 7.30pm, third Monday of the month
- Meeting venue: Studland village hall
📞 07824 829491
Wareham St Martin Parish Council
📞 (01202) 624261
Wareham Town Council
- Meeting time: 7pm, certain Tuesdays in the month (check website for forthcoming)
- Meeting venue: Council chamber, Wareham town hall
📞 01929 553006
West Lulworth Parish Council
Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings, and are invited to express their views to the council before the start of the meeting.
- Meeting time: 7.30 pm, first Monday of the month
- Meeting venue: West Lulworth village hall
📞 01305 853965