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Travel Information

 

Urgent Temporary Road Closure - Sharnhill Green

Dorset Council has issued a Notice under Section 14 [2] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along SHARNHILL GREEN, BUCKLAND NEWTON between Primrose's Kitchen and Foot a J, a distance of approximately 100 metres. The Notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to highway users.  It will come into operation on 21 November 2019 between 0930 and 1530 and remain in force for five days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 22 November 2019.  Click here for more details and a map.

South Western Railway Strike Information

The RMT union has called 28 days of strike action which will disrupt SWR train services throughout December. The action is due to commence on 2 December and last until the New Year.   SWR very much hope we can avoid the strikes happening at all and we’re still open to discussions with the RMT. However, we are working very hard planning for how we keep our passengers moving if the strikes do go ahead.  This dispute centres around the role of guards on SWR’s trains.  We have publicly promised that there will always be guards on our trains, helping deliver the train service passengers need and want, and that our guards will have a safety critical role. All we’re asking is that our guards work with us to bring in our new trains, which our estimates show could mean over 10 million more passenger journeys arrive on-time in peak hours every year. We still hope these promises will help avoid strike action. However, we are putting plans in place to keep as many passengers as possible moving throughout the strike should it proceed: By early next week we will publish downloadable, detailed timetables for services that will still be running during the strike, once these have been finalised. We will also be publishing some frequently asked questions to help passengers plan their journey We are working with other transport providers so as many tickets as possible can be accepted on other rail and bus networks We are committed to doing everything we can to provide people, business, councils, community groups and other organisations with the most detailed and up-to- date information we have and will be providing the latest travel information on our website. SWR don’t want this strike to happen. It doesn’t need to happen, and SWR hope the promises we’ve made to our guards will help reassure them that the strike is unnecessary. However, if the strike does go ahead we will be doing everything we can to get our passengers to where they need to go in the run-up to Christmas and New Year. We will provide you with regular updates as and when new information is available. You can find the latest information at www.southwesternrailway.com/strike

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 floodwarden@sky.com

Bus Passes

More information at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/travel-dorset/bus/national-bus-

pass-concessionary-travel

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

www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/parking/permit-for-west-dorset-shoppers 

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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in the heart of rural Dorset