Travel Information

Charges at Dorset Council-run car parks set to


Changes are being brought in across the Dorset Council area to make car parking charges more consistent.  For more information (published 8/12/20) see Changes to Dorset Car Park Charges

44 new electric vehicle chargepoints coming to Dorset

Find out where the new chargepoints will be

Have your say on the future of Tourist Information

Centres in Dorchester, Sherborne and Wareham

Dorset Council is about to launch a consultation to help develop the future of its Tourist Information Centres (TICs)

Proposed Road Closures

Castle Lane, Buckland Newton - urgent road closure 13 January 2021 between 0800 and 1700. Buckland Newton - various roads 4th to 15th January 2021. Sewer works will be taking place around the village - see Buckland Newton Road Closures for details. Temporary Speed Limit; Pulham to Kings Stag A temporary speed limit of 30 mph will be in force on the B3143 between Pulham and Kings Stag from 14th September 2020 for approximately 6 months, for water mains work.  Detailed map here. Proposed Road Closure - Main Road, Pulham.  It is proposed to close Main Road, Pulham, from Pulham Business Park to East Farm Lane from 11th January 2021 to 2nd April 2021  Please note change of dates to 1st February 2021 to 23rd April 2021 due to adverse weather conditions causing delayDetails of the closure and diversion routes

Salt/Grit for icy conditions and Sandbags

Salt/Grit bins are available outside the Village Hall and close to

the Church. In case of flooding, the village now has a supply of

sandbags. If you are unlucky enough to require use of these at

some time in the future please contact Doug Morse on 01300

345707 to find out how to obtain sandbags.  The village Flood

Warden is Doug Morse (tel: 01300 345707) or e-mail

Reporting potholes

If you notice a pothole or anything else you are concerned with on the road you are able to report it yourself on

Bus Passes

More information at Dorset Council Bus Passes

Parking Permits

Those of us lucky enough to have a car to get around often get

exasperated when we haven't enough small change for the fee. 

Did you know that there is a Shopper's Permit which allows 2

hours parking, or three hours if a disabled badge is also

displayed, (limited to one use a day) in several short stay car

parks  in West Dorset – Dorchester, Sherborne, Bridport,

Beaminster and Lyme Regis? You need to look on the board at

the entrance  to make sure the permit is allowed,  These permits

are available from the tourist office but you need to take the car's

registration document along with you.  You can also now

purchase or renew a permit online at West Dorset Shoppers Car

Park Permits 

Permits are priced from £16 for one vehicle or £18.50 for two

vehicles for each six month period.  The website has been

designed to work on smartphones, tablets and desktops, enabling

you to carry out transactions at a time and place that suits you.

The fully automated service will also send you a reminder when

your permit is due to expire.

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