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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.

A message from Brenda & Steve at bridge Stores and Garage.

We can’t believe it’s almost 32 years since we came to Leigh and we have much enjoyed serving all of you.

The last 18months have certainly been crazy,fun and quite exhausting. After much consideration we have decided to have a break from being so busy & maybe do some exploring with the camper van Steve has spent many hours restoring.

I am happy to carry on with the shop & post office until 31st October. If there is a group of energetic people with lots of enthusiasm to organise a community shop at a suitable venue, they would be welcome to the shop fittings and freezers from Bridge Garage and any remaining stock we may have left. If anyone is willing to take on the Post Office that could be transferred.

Best wishes

Brenda & Steve

Bringing the Library to you

The Royal Voluntary Service are now offering to bring library books to the homes of village residents who are unable to visit the library in person. This is a free service

Read the A4 leaflet here
Read the folded leaflet here

If you think you could benefit from this service, or would like to volunteer, please contact them at your local Royal Voluntary Service:
Royal Voluntary Service
01305 236 666

Dorset Library Service
01305 225 000