16 August 2017
Update on community and school transport
This briefing will keep you up-to-date with the work in Dorset Travel with regards to the retender of school transport and the reduction in subsidy to bus operators.
64 established community transport schemes in Dorset
Plus 20 trial schemes that have been introduced since April 2016
91% of Dorset (by area) has access to a community transport scheme
More than 720 volunteer drivers
A community transport directory is available on the
community transport webpage Seed funding of up to £2,000 is available from POPP to set up a community car scheme. With a downloadable toolkit to help start-ups
Working together with local members and town and parish council a few schemes have started for a trial period over the summer holidays using a number of different bus operators.
Routes for September are being finalised.
Discussions are taking place about route safety from overhanging trees
Service agreements have been sent to providers to establish service quality from day one
Smart cards and bus passes will be sent direct to pupils homes
One school one operator system in place – conversations with schools have taken place to explain how this works
Operators will be managing the surplus seat allocation. Communication with applicants is planned
4 August 2017
Seen the new signs yet?
Residents may notice additional signs up around the Parish Council's Recreation Ground & Car Park, to compliment those already in place, to encourage enjoyment for all residents.
1 August 2017
Ironman event, 17th Sept 2017, potential disruption in Dorset
Residents travelling to parts of Dorset on 17th Sept 2017 may wish to plan their travel accordingly due to the Ironman event taking place on that day.
Traffic information and rolling updates -
route and access overview
28 July 2017
Stop and Go boards at Chapel Gate roundabout
Preparatory works are continuing at Chapel Gate Roundabout, near Bournemouth airport, and
stop and go boards will be used on Parley Lane tomorrow (Friday) and next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, so that white lines can be painted to narrow the lanes approaching the roundabout from Hurn. This will give the room needed to move BT and other service cables. Please try to allow more time for your journey through the roundabout as there will inevitably be some delays.
28 July 2017
Theft of catalytic converter from MS Centre
Wednesday 26th July at 10.15pm two men came into the MS Centre car park and stole a catalytic converter from one of their mini buses. They are now unable to use this bus until the insurance company have decided whether to repair or right off the bus. Please contact the Police or the Parish Council if you have any information which might help.
24 July 2017
Blackwater junction - overnight slip road closure and speed restrictions
At the Blackwater junction there is a
temporary road closure of the A338 On slip road (southbound) – 27th July, 21:00hrs – 28th July, 06:45hrs. Also there is a 30mph speed restriction being introduced on the B3073, Christchurch road and the Blackwater junction from 1st August and this will remain in force for around 18 months.
22 July 2017
West Parley Multiple Sclerosis Society, make a difference, drivers & escorts needed
The West Parley
Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for drivers and escorts to help out on a voluntary basis, why not get in touch and see if you can make a difference.
19 July 2017
Interesting response to the recent article in the Stour and Avon magazine
Residents might like to read an interesting
letter in the Stour and Avon magazine written in response to a recent article.
19 July 2017
Deadline for feedback to the Planning Consultants is this friday
Would residents please note that the deadline for feedback to the Planning Consultants for the New Road development, is
this friday - 21st July!! Please see the New Road developement plans
If you haven't yet submitted your thoughts, please
If you can please
copy in the Parish Council on all replies sent, we can be kept up to date with the views of our residents.