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Travel Information


Urgent Temporary Road Closure - Sharnhill Green

Dorset Council has issued a Notice under Section 14 [2] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along SHARNHILL GREEN, BUCKLAND NEWTON between Primrose's Kitchen and Foot a J, a distance of approximately 100 metres. The Notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to highway users.  It will come into operation on 21 November 2019 between 0930 and 1530 and remain in force for five days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 22 November 2019.  Click here for more details and a map.

South Western Railway Strike Information

The RMT union has called 28 days of strike action which will disrupt SWR train services throughout December. The action is due to commence on 2 December and last until the New Year.   SWR very much hope we can avoid the strikes happening at all and we’re still open to discussions with the RMT. An amended timetable is available for passengers online at www.southwesternrailway.com/strike along with further information on how the strike will impact travel on weekdays and at the weekend.  • South Western Railway are working with other transport providers so as many tickets as possible can be accepted on other rail and bus networks   You can find the latest information at www.southwesternrailway.com/strike

Salt/Grit for icy conditions and Sandbags

Salt/Grit bins are available outside the Village Hall and close to the Church. In case of

flooding, the village now has a supply of sandbags. If you are unlucky enough to require

use of these at some time in the future please contact Doug Morse on 01300 345707 to

find out how to obtain sandbags.  The village Flood Warden is Doug Morse (tel: 01300

345707) or e-mail floodwarden@sky.com

Bus Passes

More information at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/travel-dorset/bus/national-bus-


Parking Permits

Those of us lucky enough to have a car to get around often get exasperated when we

haven't enough small change for the fee.  Did you know that there is a Shopper's Permit

which allows 2 hours parking, or three hours if a disabled badge is also displayed,

(limited to one use a day) in several short stay car parks  in West Dorset – Dorchester,

Sherborne, Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis? You need to look on the board at the

entrance  to make sure the permit is allowed,  These permits are available from the

tourist office but you need to take the car's registration document along with you.  You

can also now purchase or renew a permit online at


Permits are priced from £16 for one vehicle or £18.50 for two vehicles for each six

month period.  The website has been designed to work on smartphones, tablets and

desktops, enabling you to carry out transactions at a time and place that suits you. The

fully automated service will also send you a reminder when your permit is due to expire.

     Buckland Newton Parish Council
in the heart of rural Dorset