Police “No excuses” driving campaign

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Dorset police have launched a campaign this week to crack down on the four main causes of accidents: speed, drink and drug driving, non-wearing of seat belts and distractions such as texting and CD changing. This campaign has come about because of the very high number of accidents on Dorset ...

Road Safety in Motcombe

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

This has probably been the number one concern within the village ever since I was elected; it certainly was in the survey I did two years ago, and similarly in the work done by Eleanor Baxter before then. So I am delighted that we are making real progress. Details can be ...

Speeding on the Shaftesbury Road pt2

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

I have previously blogged about the dilemma of how to phase the lights. Well maybe there is a solution; to set the lights up with a speed camera, such that they work as currently intended – ie intelligently recognising the oncoming traffic and changing the lights as necessary; EXCEPT that ...

Speeding on the Shaftesbury Road

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Speeding is never too far from the top of my in-tray, whether in Motcombe, or on the Shaftesbury Road in Gillingham. It is invariably accompanied by all sorts of suggested solutions; speed-bumps, which I am now firmly against as they seem both expensive to build and damaging, traffic lights, ...

Roadworks on Shaftesbury Road in Gillingham

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

It is rewarding to see that some work is being done to repair the shaftesbury road leading out of Gillingham, through the Ham ward. (See a report in the Western Gazette, here). There are clearly some issues, exacerbated by the postal strike, about communications regarding this work, and there will doubtless ...