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Road Closure 25/03/2021 to 31/03/2021
Dear Sir /Madam
Following the Government’s guidance for construction activity – that it should continue where it fits with both the current Public Health England requirements and in accordance with industry safety guidance – Dorset Council is restarting a programme of carefully selected surfacing works.The revised list of surfacing sites is made up of roads that are in a deteriorating condition and are essential to help keep life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and key workers travelling safely across the county.Additional safety measures are also being taken to ensure the health and safety of workers in these unprecedented times.We are working closely with other highway authorities across the south west and with industry bodies to share knowledge of new ways of working. As you can appreciate this is a rapidly developing situation, so we are doing our best to keep Dorset’s businesses and residents up to date as this work progresses. The latest information on all planned road works can be found at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks
To enable us to carry out maintenance work, we plan to close Shillingtone Village, Dorset between 25th March 2021 and 30th March 2021. The road will be closed daily between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00 but it will be open overnight and at weekends.During the closure periods there will be no on street parking available. Parkingrestrictions will be imposed to prevent waiting or parking on the roads stated above. Any vehicle waiting in contravention of any restriction imposed by this Notice may be removed under the provisions of the Removal and Disposal of Vehicles Regulations 1986. If a vehicle has been towed the owner will need to contact our towing contractors Bride Valley on 01305 889421.
We will be repairing sections of road within the area marked in red indicated on the map. The diversion route is marked in blue. National regulations state that we have to divert traffic onto the same classification of road as the one we have closed.
In the current financial climate, the highways service has had to focus it budget on targeting the most damaged sections of road and areas with safety issues.
We will contact you again nearer the time to confirm the dates of the work and the closure needed.
If you wish to discuss any issues regarding this work, please contact us.
Notice of Vacancy
Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Malcolm Webberley, formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.
If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 28 January 2021), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post, to South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.
The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021. If this is the case we will publish a revised notice.
Dated 8 January 2021
Clerk to Shillingstone Parish Council
* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.
What do we do? The Parish Council duties include:
- Management of recreation ground, hall and facilities and specific land within the Parish
- Review and comment on planning applications within the Parish
- Liaise with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure /policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for the local area
- Engage with all interested parties regarding current and future shape of life in the local area
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