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Emergency road closure 31/01/2021 to 21/02/2021
DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended.
All vehicles (except emergency services and residents) will be prohibited from proceeding along A357 between
Durweston Bridge to Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton whilst works commence on A357 Blandford Road,
Shillingstone between both its junction with Church Road. 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 came in to operation on 31st January 2021 and can remain in force for up to 21 days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 21st February 2021.
This Notice will enable Wessex Water safe access to carry out emergency works to repair a collapsed
The alternative vehicular route, which will be sign posted is indicated by the blue line on the map below.
For further information about the work being undertaken, call Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600; concerning this
Notice, call Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and find
this information online: dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks-events
27th January 2021
JOHN SELLGREN, Executive Director of Place, Dorset Council, South Walks House, Dorchester DT1 1UZ. Any person
who uses or permits the use of a vehicle in contravention of the Notice will be liable on summary conviction to a
fine not exceeding £1000.
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.
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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