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The speed of traffic through the village has been a source of complaint for many years and various solutions have been proposed. After considerable pressure from both the Parish Council and individual residents, permission was given for the establishment of a Community Speedwatch Scheme. A group of volunteers has been equipped with a speedgun and are able to report speeding vehicles to the police who will follow up their reports by letter or, for repeat offenders, by a personal visit.
Dorset Police No Excuse team attended Holwell on Friday 18th January due to complaints received from residents and also to support the community speed watch team.
Within minutes the first driver was stopped for 39MPH They admitted that they had received a letter from community speed watch in the past for speeding along the same road. They were offered a driver awareness course.
Another was stopped for 42MPH. They were late dropping their kids off at school, they are a resident of Holwell and see other people speeding all the time there. They were also offered a driver awareness course.
A further local resident who was stopped for 41MPH, is already on nine points for speeding and having no insurance in the past. They were offered a driver awareness course and hopefully will learn to keep within the speed limit as this is their final chance before facing a court appearance.
In total, five drivers were stopped in the short space of time Officers were in Holwell.
This should send out a clear message that speeding in Holwell will not be tolerated
Road works and closures
DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Crouch Lane, Holwell between Fosters Hill and Holwell Drove (in both directions), 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 between 09:30 until 15:30 on 22nd October 2021 and remain in force for five days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 23rd October 2021. This Notice will enable Openreach safe access to carry out urgent works in the highway to restore customer service. Public Notice - Crouch Lane Holwell.pdf
A3030 Stockgaylard -planned closure of the A3030 Stockgaylard between 27th October 2021 and 29th October 2021 for maintenance work. The closure will be in place 24 hours per day. Vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained for residents, however there may be a time where they are asked to wait depending on the current activity on site, there will be a banksman on site to aid traffic. Stakeholder information- CD517 A3030 Stockgaylard. 24hour closure 27th to 29th Oct 2021.pdf
DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Various Roads, Holwell as listed: [i] Cornford Hill from the junction with Stock Hill Lane to the junction with Milburn Lane; [ii] Crouch Lane from the junction with Stock Hill Lane to the junction with Fosters Hill. 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 between 19:00 to 23:45 on 10th October 2021 and remain in force for five days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 14th October 2021. This Notice will allow Openreach to carry out rodding and roping works within carriwageway ducts. The alternative route, which will be sign posted is as follows: Fosters Hill, Gunville Road, Packers Hill, Holwell Road, B3143, A3030, Milburn Lane and vice versa Public Notice - Various Roads Holwell - Oct.pdf
WESSEX ROUTE - LINE CLOSURES.docx - posted 9 September