Category Archives: Parish Council

Gathering evidence to support the extension of the 40mph limit beyond Totnell to Three Gates

You can help strengthen the case for the 40mph zone to be extended from Totnell to Three Gates by noting any traffic incident, or near miss, and informing Dorset Police (phone is best – but try https://www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/ if you cannot get through) . Be sure to get an incident number.  Once (but not before please) you have successfully registered the issue with Dorset Police, please also inform Alan Bennett , Leigh Parish Council and Dave Whiteoak , High Stoy Parish Council.

We need to demonstrate to Dorset Council there’s a problem presented by the increased volume of traffic traveling at higher speeds on a stretch of road which has a blind corner, more houses, an increasing numbers of pedestrians (on a road with no footway), a busy dairy farm, an active equestrian centre where horse and riders use the road and a registered educational centre at Pogles Wood. Serious incidents have happened in the past and we are keen to reduce the speed limit to avoid accidents in the future.

Overgrown hedges

The Parish council would like to remind residents that The cutting back of highway hedges and trees is the responsibility of the landowner or occupier on whose land the hedges and trees are growing.

It is the responsibility of all landowners or occupiers to ensure that their hedges and trees do not interfere with the safe use of public footways and roadways or obscure street lights and road signs.

We are aware that some hedges are overhanging / encroaching the highway in several locations around the village making it dangerous for road users and pedestrians.

A detailed description of landowners responsibilities can be found here