What We Do

Our Activities

We work as a community to help protect and improve the unique beauty, spirit and character of Sandbanks.


For the community e.g. undesirable development, tree protection and traffic.


E.g. Protect Sandbanks campaign against demolition of Haven Hotel.


With households, local business and others on key local issues.


The local Council, media and others to consider Sandbanks’ best interests.


The area e.g. beach cleaning.


Trees, wildlife and character of the area.


For the community e.g. undesirable development, tree protection and traffic


E.g. timely news via our website, FaceBook Page and chairman's emails


Community action and events

Area We Cover

Our primary focus is on the Sandbanks peninsula (Shore Road to Haven Ferry). We welcome members wherever they live but only household members i.e. those from families who own or rent a property on the Sandbanks peninsula have voting rights.

Case Studies

Our members care about protecting Sandbanks for everyone, not just a favoured few. These case studies will give you the idea.

Associate Membership of Brownsea Castle

SCG is also has a close relationship with the John Lewis Partnership who run the hotel in the Castle.

Support for Dorset Wildlife Trust

Since 2018, SCG has been a corporate Supporter of Dorset Wildlife Trust because Brownsea Island is our nearest National Nature Reserve and an important green space for our members.

Project Marconi

Read the latest on SCG/SNF plans for a new Haven Hotel

Response to BCP Seafront Strategy 2021

The SCG working party response to BCP seafront strategy for Sandbanks 2021

Active Campaigning

When developers filed plans to demolish the Haven Hotel and replace it with a ten storey tower block of flats, we quickly mounted a campaign against the plans

Public Nuisance

We acted quickly to ensure order and cleanliness was maintained so that everyone can enjoy Sandbanks

Behind the Scenes

We brought local insight to Council planning that helped greatly improve management of the annual Sandfest festival for the benefit of festival-goers and residents alike


We are working hard to improve the traffic issues - like speeding & congestion - that affect residents and visitors alike on the peninsula

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