Fury as Baker’s Arms roundabout closed due to flooding – less than three months after major roadworks

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Ben Dames Picture by Ben Dames

QUESTIONS are being asked about why a busy Poole route was closed by flooding less than three months after major roadworks.

Traffic heading for Poole on the A35 had to be diverted after heavy floodwater near the Baker’s Arms roundabout last week.

A resident of Lytchett Minster told the Daily Echo: “They spent all that money on the roadworks and it still flooded. The traffic had to be diverted all the way through Lytchett Minster.”

Lytchett county councillor Fred Drane said he would be asking questions of Dorset County Council’s highways department.

“We did all that work digging it up and I was part of helping organise that so that it didn’t disrupt the traffic,” he said.

“When they were doing it I said: ‘Look at the Baker’s Arms area – every winter it gets flooded’. They assured me they would.

“There has to be something more that they can do.”

Roadworks closed the Baker’s Arms roundabout on the A35 for a weekend in October. They involved resurfacing the carriageway, installing cycle lanes and improving drainage.

Dave Stone, a site agent for the county council’s highways team, said in a statement: “Despite the improvements that were made to the Baker’s Arms roundabout in October, the sheer amount of rainfall we had overnight on Monday – 29.8mm recorded at Hurn – caused some disruption on the highway network, which we worked hard to overcome.

“The drainage issues at Baker’s Arms are also exacerbated by tidal events, given the proximity of Poole Harbour.”

He said the deluge shut the A35 between Bere Regis and the Baker’s Arms roundabout. The route was open as soon as the rainwater had receded and it was safe to pass.

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2:19pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms,
past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet.
its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now
I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know.
I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms, past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet. its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know. nickynoodah

2:36pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Rikaroony says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms,
past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet.
its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now
I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know.
I often walk to my bathroom past the bedroom, past the picture on the wall up to the toilet and most times it gets very wet. Its a lot dryer in the daytime since there is daylight, the wetness can not run off the seat now I usually walk back to the sink, I sometimes have a "short cut" while thinking od Cheryl Cole, shes a lovely lady you know.

:)
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms, past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet. its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know.[/p][/quote]I often walk to my bathroom past the bedroom, past the picture on the wall up to the toilet and most times it gets very wet. Its a lot dryer in the daytime since there is daylight, the wetness can not run off the seat now I usually walk back to the sink, I sometimes have a "short cut" while thinking od Cheryl Cole, shes a lovely lady you know. :) Rikaroony

2:40pm Tue 31 Dec 13

blackdog1 says...

They should stop messing about with all the "cycling " nonsense and just fix the roads and potholes!
They should stop messing about with all the "cycling " nonsense and just fix the roads and potholes! blackdog1

2:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

iwishiwaslikeyou says...

Rikaroony wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms,
past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet.
its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now
I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know.
I often walk to my bathroom past the bedroom, past the picture on the wall up to the toilet and most times it gets very wet. Its a lot dryer in the daytime since there is daylight, the wetness can not run off the seat now I usually walk back to the sink, I sometimes have a "short cut" while thinking od Cheryl Cole, shes a lovely lady you know.

:)
Nice to see two of the same family on here,sweet in a way.
[quote][p][bold]Rikaroony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms, past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet. its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know.[/p][/quote]I often walk to my bathroom past the bedroom, past the picture on the wall up to the toilet and most times it gets very wet. Its a lot dryer in the daytime since there is daylight, the wetness can not run off the seat now I usually walk back to the sink, I sometimes have a "short cut" while thinking od Cheryl Cole, shes a lovely lady you know. :)[/p][/quote]Nice to see two of the same family on here,sweet in a way. iwishiwaslikeyou

2:49pm Tue 31 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

Poole harbour as been in the news twice in one day .if you read between the lines the deputy life boat captain person suggested a tipsy lady fell off her heels and ended up in the harbour now it as caused a lot of Inconvenience by flooding the roads .has the harbour master offered any exscuses
Poole harbour as been in the news twice in one day .if you read between the lines the deputy life boat captain person suggested a tipsy lady fell off her heels and ended up in the harbour now it as caused a lot of Inconvenience by flooding the roads .has the harbour master offered any exscuses kalebmoledirt

2:53pm Tue 31 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

The main purpose of the works was to put down a surface with expensive and it seems mostly unwanted new cycle priorities, alongside some quite minor drainage improvements. The only proper way to seriously tackle flooding on this roadway/roundabout would need to involve raising it several feet above the flood/wet plain it sits upon - until this is done at times it will flood, no matter how many pretty coloured largely ignored cycle lanes and priorities are installed by the Council!
The main purpose of the works was to put down a surface with expensive and it seems mostly unwanted new cycle priorities, alongside some quite minor drainage improvements. The only proper way to seriously tackle flooding on this roadway/roundabout would need to involve raising it several feet above the flood/wet plain it sits upon - until this is done at times it will flood, no matter how many pretty coloured largely ignored cycle lanes and priorities are installed by the Council! muscliffman

2:57pm Tue 31 Dec 13

StuartMc1 says...

Hurrah, a cycling comment despite the story having nothing to do with cyclists.
Hurrah, a cycling comment despite the story having nothing to do with cyclists. StuartMc1

3:07pm Tue 31 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

StuartMc1 wrote:
Hurrah, a cycling comment despite the story having nothing to do with cyclists.
Try again, "involved resurfacing the carriageway, installing cycle lanes and improving drainage." The basic purpose of the road works here was to install cycling priorities, at least so we were told on these pages - perhaps you did not read that article properly either!
[quote][p][bold]StuartMc1[/bold] wrote: Hurrah, a cycling comment despite the story having nothing to do with cyclists.[/p][/quote]Try again, "involved resurfacing the carriageway, installing cycle lanes and improving drainage." The basic purpose of the road works here was to install cycling priorities, at least so we were told on these pages - perhaps you did not read that article properly either! muscliffman

3:19pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george
you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch
and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit .
ask your landlord to get the roof fixed.
also try hard not to inhale indoors
you could catch some thing you did not bargain for
so sad you live in a slum
seems you do like it a lot
glad its you not me
happy new year to you and your 9 cats.
If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit . ask your landlord to get the roof fixed. also try hard not to inhale indoors you could catch some thing you did not bargain for so sad you live in a slum seems you do like it a lot glad its you not me happy new year to you and your 9 cats. nickynoodah

3:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

I would like to wish no bath george a happy new year
and lots of rolfing
in the new year.


nickynoodah xx
I would like to wish no bath george a happy new year and lots of rolfing in the new year. nickynoodah xx nickynoodah

3:45pm Tue 31 Dec 13

iwishiwaslikeyou says...

StuartMc1 wrote:
Hurrah, a cycling comment despite the story having nothing to do with cyclists.
Yep just a mere sniff of it and away they go vrooooooooom
[quote][p][bold]StuartMc1[/bold] wrote: Hurrah, a cycling comment despite the story having nothing to do with cyclists.[/p][/quote]Yep just a mere sniff of it and away they go vrooooooooom iwishiwaslikeyou

3:55pm Tue 31 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Could the flooding have anything to do with the actual severity of rain that we have recently been having ,and as a result of the season we are in ,all the fallen leaves blocking the drains etc ,but considering the road is still below the flood plain from what I remember from school water flows down hill
Could the flooding have anything to do with the actual severity of rain that we have recently been having ,and as a result of the season we are in ,all the fallen leaves blocking the drains etc ,but considering the road is still below the flood plain from what I remember from school water flows down hill alasdair1967

3:58pm Tue 31 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

No matter how good a drainage system is as soon as the access to said system becomes blocked it becomes in affective,
No matter how good a drainage system is as soon as the access to said system becomes blocked it becomes in affective, alasdair1967

4:04pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Sue001 says...

Rikaroony wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms,
past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet.
its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now
I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know.
I often walk to my bathroom past the bedroom, past the picture on the wall up to the toilet and most times it gets very wet. Its a lot dryer in the daytime since there is daylight, the wetness can not run off the seat now I usually walk back to the sink, I sometimes have a "short cut" while thinking od Cheryl Cole, shes a lovely lady you know.

:)
Loved it! Thank you fir making me laugh out loud! Solid gold!, happy new year Rikaroony
[quote][p][bold]Rikaroony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I often walk from Organford past the bakers arms, past the Finger pub, up to Frenches farm and most of the times it is very wet. its a lot dryer in the fields since they fixed the roads, the water can not run off the road now I usually walk back along Snotty Badgers brook, I sometimes take a short cut across Lee's farm, she's a lovely lady you know.[/p][/quote]I often walk to my bathroom past the bedroom, past the picture on the wall up to the toilet and most times it gets very wet. Its a lot dryer in the daytime since there is daylight, the wetness can not run off the seat now I usually walk back to the sink, I sometimes have a "short cut" while thinking od Cheryl Cole, shes a lovely lady you know. :)[/p][/quote]Loved it! Thank you fir making me laugh out loud! Solid gold!, happy new year Rikaroony Sue001

4:05pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nobull says...

How dare it rain, since the road was repaired.xx
How dare it rain, since the road was repaired.xx nobull

4:37pm Tue 31 Dec 13

sea poole says...

Note the name of the councillor in respect of the flooding and drainage!
Note the name of the councillor in respect of the flooding and drainage! sea poole

4:38pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Rikaroony says...

nickynoodah wrote:
If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george
you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch
and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit .
ask your landlord to get the roof fixed.
also try hard not to inhale indoors
you could catch some thing you did not bargain for
so sad you live in a slum
seems you do like it a lot
glad its you not me
happy new year to you and your 9 cats.
"nickynoodah says...

I would like to wish no bath george a happy new year
and lots of rolfing
in the new year.


nickynoodah xx"

WTF are you rambling on about now???
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit . ask your landlord to get the roof fixed. also try hard not to inhale indoors you could catch some thing you did not bargain for so sad you live in a slum seems you do like it a lot glad its you not me happy new year to you and your 9 cats.[/p][/quote]"nickynoodah says... I would like to wish no bath george a happy new year and lots of rolfing in the new year. nickynoodah xx" WTF are you rambling on about now??? Rikaroony

4:58pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Tig says...

sea poole wrote:
Note the name of the councillor in respect of the flooding and drainage!
Yes, Fred Drane!
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Note the name of the councillor in respect of the flooding and drainage![/p][/quote]Yes, Fred Drane! Tig

5:54pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

I sometimes wonder if the residents of Lytchett Minster are descendants of King Canute. If you live in a village which is marginally above sea-level, once in a while, you are going to get flooded. This will usually coincide with high tides and high rainfall rates. Whinge as much as you like about the council, the roadworkers, Thor, but if you don't like it, move to higher ground. With sea levels only rising, things are only going to get worse.
I sometimes wonder if the residents of Lytchett Minster are descendants of King Canute. If you live in a village which is marginally above sea-level, once in a while, you are going to get flooded. This will usually coincide with high tides and high rainfall rates. Whinge as much as you like about the council, the roadworkers, Thor, but if you don't like it, move to higher ground. With sea levels only rising, things are only going to get worse. Letcommonsenseprevail

6:01pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

nickynoodah wrote:
If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george
you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch
and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit .
ask your landlord to get the roof fixed.
also try hard not to inhale indoors
you could catch some thing you did not bargain for
so sad you live in a slum
seems you do like it a lot
glad its you not me
happy new year to you and your 9 cats.
Who needs cats with claws like yours,
From your mouth vitriol pours.
Annoyed with others does belie a chip,
On your shoulder the size of a ship.
Who has done what to make you so mad,
Your comments make your life seem so sad.
Me, I'm off to party with friends and some beer,
With laughter, and humour and tons of good cheer.
I will watch in the future to see if your humour,
Improves, or maybe, grows like a tumour.
Happy New Year.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit . ask your landlord to get the roof fixed. also try hard not to inhale indoors you could catch some thing you did not bargain for so sad you live in a slum seems you do like it a lot glad its you not me happy new year to you and your 9 cats.[/p][/quote]Who needs cats with claws like yours, From your mouth vitriol pours. Annoyed with others does belie a chip, On your shoulder the size of a ship. Who has done what to make you so mad, Your comments make your life seem so sad. Me, I'm off to party with friends and some beer, With laughter, and humour and tons of good cheer. I will watch in the future to see if your humour, Improves, or maybe, grows like a tumour. Happy New Year. Letcommonsenseprevail

6:36pm Tue 31 Dec 13

John T says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george
you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch
and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit .
ask your landlord to get the roof fixed.
also try hard not to inhale indoors
you could catch some thing you did not bargain for
so sad you live in a slum
seems you do like it a lot
glad its you not me
happy new year to you and your 9 cats.
Who needs cats with claws like yours,
From your mouth vitriol pours.
Annoyed with others does belie a chip,
On your shoulder the size of a ship.
Who has done what to make you so mad,
Your comments make your life seem so sad.
Me, I'm off to party with friends and some beer,
With laughter, and humour and tons of good cheer.
I will watch in the future to see if your humour,
Improves, or maybe, grows like a tumour.
Happy New Year.
By George, I think she's got it!
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit . ask your landlord to get the roof fixed. also try hard not to inhale indoors you could catch some thing you did not bargain for so sad you live in a slum seems you do like it a lot glad its you not me happy new year to you and your 9 cats.[/p][/quote]Who needs cats with claws like yours, From your mouth vitriol pours. Annoyed with others does belie a chip, On your shoulder the size of a ship. Who has done what to make you so mad, Your comments make your life seem so sad. Me, I'm off to party with friends and some beer, With laughter, and humour and tons of good cheer. I will watch in the future to see if your humour, Improves, or maybe, grows like a tumour. Happy New Year.[/p][/quote]By George, I think she's got it! John T

6:41pm Tue 31 Dec 13

John T says...

In fact, bye, everyone, and a Happy New Year.
In fact, bye, everyone, and a Happy New Year. John T

6:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

apm1954 says...

have a look around lots of roads were under water, perhaps it has something to do with the sherford river and the flood plains beside the by-pass.
have a look around lots of roads were under water, perhaps it has something to do with the sherford river and the flood plains beside the by-pass. apm1954

7:41pm Tue 31 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

John T wrote:
Letcommonsenseprevai

l
wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george
you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch
and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit .
ask your landlord to get the roof fixed.
also try hard not to inhale indoors
you could catch some thing you did not bargain for
so sad you live in a slum
seems you do like it a lot
glad its you not me
happy new year to you and your 9 cats.
Who needs cats with claws like yours,
From your mouth vitriol pours.
Annoyed with others does belie a chip,
On your shoulder the size of a ship.
Who has done what to make you so mad,
Your comments make your life seem so sad.
Me, I'm off to party with friends and some beer,
With laughter, and humour and tons of good cheer.
I will watch in the future to see if your humour,
Improves, or maybe, grows like a tumour.
Happy New Year.
By George, I think she's got it!
Wit is best deliver in one line.
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: If you are getting This wet in your bed sit george you must try incontinence pads because the pads stay dry to the touch and they can be useful for rare trips away from your bed sit . ask your landlord to get the roof fixed. also try hard not to inhale indoors you could catch some thing you did not bargain for so sad you live in a slum seems you do like it a lot glad its you not me happy new year to you and your 9 cats.[/p][/quote]Who needs cats with claws like yours, From your mouth vitriol pours. Annoyed with others does belie a chip, On your shoulder the size of a ship. Who has done what to make you so mad, Your comments make your life seem so sad. Me, I'm off to party with friends and some beer, With laughter, and humour and tons of good cheer. I will watch in the future to see if your humour, Improves, or maybe, grows like a tumour. Happy New Year.[/p][/quote]By George, I think she's got it![/p][/quote]Wit is best deliver in one line. kalebmoledirt

8:24pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Turtlebay says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
No matter how good a drainage system is as soon as the access to said system becomes blocked it becomes in affective,
I wunder hoo hasn't gut a spull chucker!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: No matter how good a drainage system is as soon as the access to said system becomes blocked it becomes in affective,[/p][/quote]I wunder hoo hasn't gut a spull chucker! Turtlebay

9:17pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

Its not the only thing that's blocked you know
Its not the only thing that's blocked you know nickynoodah

9:32pm Tue 31 Dec 13

dogsoftheworld says...

Fury? Just who is furious, Darren? And at whom? Perhaps we should go to "Lychett County Coucil" to find out! And who are they anyway?
And since when was this a Poole route? It's in DORSET and it's no more a Poole route than it is a Bornemouth, Chistchurch or anyhere else.
So following extrordinarily heavy rain, a road at see level in DORSET gets flooded. No surprise there then. So how does that translate to "Fury at Poole route..." You guys really don't like Poole do you?
Your cred is getting lower and lower.
Fury? Just who is furious, Darren? And at whom? Perhaps we should go to "Lychett County Coucil" to find out! And who are they anyway? And since when was this a Poole route? It's in DORSET and it's no more a Poole route than it is a Bornemouth, Chistchurch or anyhere else. So following extrordinarily heavy rain, a road at see level in DORSET gets flooded. No surprise there then. So how does that translate to "Fury at Poole route..." You guys really don't like Poole do you? Your cred is getting lower and lower. dogsoftheworld

11:12pm Tue 31 Dec 13

chrisii1991 says...

if you wanna see flooded road,try poole park where the drains are never cleaned and are full of dirt and leaves
if you wanna see flooded road,try poole park where the drains are never cleaned and are full of dirt and leaves chrisii1991

3:40am Wed 1 Jan 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Idiots. That's what happens when you build on a flood plain. Take a look at all the flooding recently and you'll notice they're all built on flood plains...
Idiots. That's what happens when you build on a flood plain. Take a look at all the flooding recently and you'll notice they're all built on flood plains... Chris@Bmouth

12:47pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

At the least the Dutch have got dykes to put their fingers in.........
At the least the Dutch have got dykes to put their fingers in......... Letcommonsenseprevail

4:04pm Wed 1 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
At the least the Dutch have got dykes to put their fingers in.........
I understand there are certain sites online where you can watch that sort of thing.
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: At the least the Dutch have got dykes to put their fingers in.........[/p][/quote]I understand there are certain sites online where you can watch that sort of thing. scrumpyjack

7:29pm Wed 1 Jan 14

gameon says...

blackdog1 wrote:
They should stop messing about with all the "cycling " nonsense and just fix the roads and potholes!
Excactly The cyclists have been prioritised doesnt matter about the sheer volume of traffic and the narrowing of the roads to accomodate the cyclists another F up by the men in High Vis Hard Hats and plastic brief cases earning Thousands possibly the same lot who thought up the Canford Bottom Debacle
[quote][p][bold]blackdog1[/bold] wrote: They should stop messing about with all the "cycling " nonsense and just fix the roads and potholes![/p][/quote]Excactly The cyclists have been prioritised doesnt matter about the sheer volume of traffic and the narrowing of the roads to accomodate the cyclists another F up by the men in High Vis Hard Hats and plastic brief cases earning Thousands possibly the same lot who thought up the Canford Bottom Debacle gameon

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