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A 303 mere fire

A fire on a lorry carrying straw on the A 303 today near Mere caused traffic chaos today. Five fire engines were called to deal with the blaze which occurred between the turnings …
Melbury Cann lorries

Melbury Abbas & Cann parish council has admitted defeat in its attempt to force Dorset County Council to stop directing heavy goods lorries through the narrow C13 Shaftesbury to Blandford road. The council …
road repairs Gillingham

Residential roads in Gillingham programmed for surface dressing this summer include:   Shreen Way Claremont Avenue Cordery Gardens Downsview Drive Wessex Way Broadacres Wiltshire Close Saxon Mead Close Knoll Place Avondale Gardens Arun …
traffic lights Gillingham SSEN

The electricity supplier Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has apologised to local residents and drivers over delays in completing roadworks in Gillingham. Many motorists have been unhappy at the delays caused by …
snow Gillingham Dorset

Some schools have announced they will close this Monday following the snow over the weekend and overnight ice. These include: Shaftesbury school, Shaftesbury primary school, St Mary the Virgin primary school in Gillingham, Motcombe …
caravans, Blakmore Vale Leisure, Dorset, holiday parks

Local firm Blackmore Vale Leisure has been voted the number one dealer in the UK for customer satisfaction when it comes to new caravans. Not only did Blackmore Vale Leisure win, they also …
snow A 303

UPDATE from Wiltshire Police: ‘We believe everyone stranded on the A303 has now been rescued by our officers. If you are still stranded and we haven’t reached you, call 101. The road remains …
lorries Shaftesbury

Dorset County Council Cabinet has agreed a way forward for the routing of HGVs through north Dorset. After hearing representations from residents of villages along both routes, local parish councils, local community groups …
Traffic Shaftesbury

An emergency meeting of Shaftesbury Town Council last night agreed to spend up to £10,000 for an urgent survey of traffic and pedestrians using the A350/A30 through the town in the hopes of …