Media Campaign and Latest News

Our campaign in the media and latest news

Since the beginning of the Ambulance Car Campaign we have worked to keep the issue in the public eye by engaging with press from a wide variety of outlets. If you are someone with a talent for writing press releases who wants to help, or if you are a journalist who would like to report this vital issue please get in touch via our contact page.

BBC South Today Campaign Launch – 18th March 2021
BBC South Today “We love our Ambulance Car” colouring competition, song, booklet and community stories – 24th May 2021

Latest Report

Report for Swanage Town Council September 2023

Report for Swanage Town Council March 2023

Report for Swanage Town Council September 2022

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Latest press

BBC Radio Solent Wednesday 26th January 2022 – Residents speak out
BBC: Joe and Hannah Arnold of Overstory Folk discuss the Save Our Ambulance Car Song
James Davis at Emmanuel publicising our petition

Press archive

Rapid Community Response saves Swanage Ambulance Car – Swanage News 11th March 2022

Open letter from NHS Dorset CCG and SWASFT 10th March 2022

BBC Radio Solent Wednesday 26th January 2022 – Residents speak out

February edition of Swanage Area Forum Newsletter: page 2

Purbeck Gazette February 2022 – letter page 8 and article page 33

Swanage News 20th January 2022 – Swanage Ambulance Car unstaffed while patient waiting times increase

Swanage News 7th January 2022 – Dramatic increase in waiting time for ambulances in Swanage

Purbeck Gazette January 2022 edition: page 37

Purbeck Gazette Christmas edition: page 5

December edition of Swanage Area Forum Newsletter: page 6

November edition of Swanage Area Forum Newsletter: p14 Support from our churches

“Latest News on Swanage Ambulance Car” Swanage News 6th October 2021

“Over 1000 signatures to Save Swanage Ambulance Car” (NEW petition to Dorset Council) Greatest Hits Radio – 4th August 2021

August edition of Purbeck Gazette: Letters page 4 “Ambulance Car Song Launch”

“Music video of Save Our Ambulance Car has gone online” Bournemouth Echo 19th July 2021

July edition of Purbeck Gazette: p16 “Update on the battle to Save Swanage’s Ambulance Car”; and on p6 David Hollister column

June edition of Purbeck Gazette: p6 David Hollister’s column

June edition of Swanage Area Forum Newsletter: “Can you help? Are you concerned about our Ambulance Car?” pp3-4

Residents Fear for Future of Swanage Ambulance Car – Greatest Hits Radio – 28th June

Concerns remain over review of Swanage Ambulance Car Service – Bournemouth Echo, reported by Trevor Bevins 25th June

Swanage Ambulance Car meeting to take place, as chorus of protest grows – Swanage.News – 24th May 2021

BBC South Today – first broadcast 24th May 2021

May edition of Swanage Area Forum Newsletter: p4 Booklet launch and Children’s Colouring Competition, p5 Vicki Searle’s story about her son and the Paramedic Car
Thelma Deacon interviews Jodi, who tells her story of the ambulance car Purbeck Coast FM 101.2FM – broadcast May 2021

Thelma Deacon interviews Dani Elm, who talks about what the ambulance car means to her as someone with a life threatening condition Purbeck Coast FM 101.2 FM – broadcast date 6th May 2021

Save Swanage Ambulance Car campaign was the lead story on BBC Solent Steve Harris show Breakfast in Dorset – broadcast date 4th May 2021

Swanage News – “Hopes rise for May talks on Purbeck Paramedic Car’s future” – first published 6th April 2021

April edition of Purbeck Gazette – with campaign facts and a downloadable poster for home printing

Swanage Ambulance Car petition backed by over 5000 – Bournemouth Echo 24 March

Swanage ambulance car petition reaches 5000 – Dorset Echo 24th March

Praise for paramedic car – Swanage.News 27th March

Concern about Paramedic Car  – Swanage and Wareham Advertiser 22 March

Coastal Ways Ambulance Car Special – first broadcast 19th March 2021

Swanage News Campaign Launch – 16th March 2021

Radio Solent interview with Councillor Debby Monkhouse – broadcast date 9th March 2021