26 November 2018
Lets Talk Libraries - a consultation for future library needs in Dorset

A Let’s Talk Libraries consultation is underway – it consists of just a few multichoice questions to understand the needs in Dorset.

Please use these links: Libraries engagement information     Libraries direct survey

22 November 2018
Parish Councillor Lynn Wilson resigns

It is with regret that Lynn Wilson has offered her resignation as Parish Councillor, due to personal reason. We thank Lynn for her contributions and time on the Council and wish her well with her future endeavours.

19 November 2018
DCC highways update - Christchurch Road, Longham

Bournemouth Water require to undertake works at two locations, on Christchurch Road to complete two new connections which will require roadworks on Christchurch Road, Longham, commencing 26/11, for 5 days/nights, (detail below) which will require temporary two way traffic lights to facilitate the works. The majority of the works will be undertaken overnight, however their will be some off peak daytime works being completed.

Phase 1; Christchurch Road, Longham at the access road to Holmwood Park.
Monday 26 November – Two way Lights between - 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs and then 19:00hrs to 06:00hrs. (Lights removed between 15:30hrs & 19:00hrs) Tuesday 27 November - Two way Lights between - 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs and then 19:00hrs to 06:00hrs. (Lights removed between 15:30hrs & 19:00hrs) Wednesday 28 November - Two way Lights between - 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs

Phase 2; Christchurch Road, Longham adjacent to the allotments.
Thursday 29 November – Two way lights between 21:00hrs and 06:00hrs Friday 30 November - Two way lights between 21:00hrs and 06:00hrs (Lights to be removed Saturday morning)

Although some delays may occur, the works have been coordinated to ensure that the disruption to the travelling public is kept to a minimum.

31 October 2018
Three further incidents of Fly-tipping in 2 days

images of fly tipping

Will residents please be on the lookout for fly-tippers. In the last two days a fridge has been dumped in the stream in Barrack Road on Monday, a sofa dumped on the pavement in Wight Walk between 4.30-6.45pm last night and a Gas/electric fire has been dumped in the road in Heathlands Avenue last night - kindly moved out of the way by a resident to avoid an accident.

29 October 2018
Living with foxes

a beautiful fox

West Parley was built on common land, and as such displaced the wildlife who enjoyed the land however many remain territorial and co-habit with the parishoners. With an increase in the population of urban foxes, you may find the RSPCA livng with foxes guidelines useful.

26 October 2018
Reports of criminal activity in Barrack Road

Would residents please be aware of reports of criminal activity in Barrack Road. A light blue van was sighted and an individual with head covered wearing gloves and light tracksuit bottoms - this person may be connected to the incidents.

With the darker evenings, and the clocks changing this weekend, please be vigilant for your own and neighbouring properties.

18 October 2018
Reminder to vote on 25th October 2018!

Councillors are being elected to the Ferndown Division of Dorset County Council on Thursday 25th October 2018, don't forget to use your vote!

16 October 2018
No Through Road Signs – please leave in place

We have been informed by Dorset County Council that the signs at the entrance of Ridgeway have been repeatedly moved into the road. If this activity continues, Dorset County Council will be forced to remove them because it is unsafe for road users.

The location of the signs follow regulations set out in Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual, locations shown on the attached photos and should be left in situ.

15 October 2018
Dorset County Council Update - Overnight closures on the A338

bridge wroks on the a338

Starting Monday 15 October – there will be a northbound lane 2 closure each week night from 8pm to 6am the following morning. This will give the safe space necessary on site for the northbound central reservation kerbing to be replaced. Doing this part of the work now should help reduce the northbound lane closure as part of the work next year.

During half term – week commencing Monday 22 October – there will be three nights of full road closure. The A338 will be closed from the A31 at Ashley Heath to Cooper Dean Roundabout from 8pm to 6am on Tuesday 23 October, Wednesday 24 October and Thursday 25 October. These closures will allow pre-cast concrete units to be lowered into place in the gap between the two bridges over the River Stour. This will join together the two separate bridges and allow carriageway widening into the central reservation. There will be a signed diversion route during this work.