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 see Changes to Dorset Car Park Charges

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

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.  Details of the closure and diversion routes Road Closure B3143 Alton Pancras - Change of Dates It is proposed to remove a small culvert on the B3143 in Alton Pancras and replace it with pre-cast concrete culvert units. To allow the works to be carried out safely, it is proposed that a small section of the B3143 be closed to vehicular traffic at Alton Pancras (see road closure map). The road closure is proposed to begin on 21st September and end on 30th October 2020. The road will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the closure period. No night time or weekend access will be permitted. We are currently investigating the possibility of safely accommodating pedestrian movements around or through the works.  Due to Wessex Water’s closures on other sections of the B3143 and the grain harvest season, it is not possible to start the works earlier, however to reduce disruption we will aim to open the road with traffic restrictions (i.e. temporary traffic signals) as soon as it is safe to do so. It is proposed to utilise two diversion routes during the closure with separate diversions for light traffic and HGV traffic.

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

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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