LiveRoadworks shambles: council to remove cones from the A35 but Blandford Road to be closed BOTH ways

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Summary

  • Drivers are reporting total standstill for a second day on the Upton bypass.
  • Wessex Water announce total closure of a section of Blandford Road for five days from 9.30am on Thursday because of collapsed sewer, leaving Turlin Moor and Hamworthy residents stuck going the long way round
  • The A35 has been down to a single lane because of resurfacing and bridge strengthening works although the work is only taking place overnight
  • Dorset County Council are removing the lane closures from the section of the A35 between the A350 and Upton Country Park during rush hour from tomorrow
  • The Sandbanks ferry is also closed for its biennial refit
  • Traffic also backed up on Wessex Way thanks to roadworks on Cooper Dean and Kings Park slip roads

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9:57am Tue 6 Nov 12

loyallocal says...

DCC told me we will get used to it. They didn't seem to understand the problem at all.
DCC told me we will get used to it. They didn't seem to understand the problem at all. loyallocal
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10:11am Tue 6 Nov 12

paul.p says...

Talk about restriction of movement.....
Talk about restriction of movement..... paul.p
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10:25am Tue 6 Nov 12

alasdair1967 says...

2 sets works try 3 all traffic that's being diverted from Blandford road joining dual carriage way in centre of lane restrictions gross incompetence by all involved in planning if these works
2 sets works try 3 all traffic that's being diverted from Blandford road joining dual carriage way in centre of lane restrictions gross incompetence by all involved in planning if these works alasdair1967
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11:36am Tue 6 Nov 12

cherribare says...

Utter Madness!!!!! I live in Turlin Moor and its been bad enough for the last couple of weeks, not only do I have to do an approx 8 mile detour to get petrol/cash from the cash point or to pop into town I now have to sit in hours of traffic for the privilege. I feel completely trapped in my own home as the only 'way out' is by train' and to think this will carry on until xmas, I wonder if Wessex Water will be compensating the residents of Hamworhy and Turlin Moor or if Poole Borough council will care give a discount on our council tax?? ...... thought not!
Utter Madness!!!!! I live in Turlin Moor and its been bad enough for the last couple of weeks, not only do I have to do an approx 8 mile detour to get petrol/cash from the cash point or to pop into town I now have to sit in hours of traffic for the privilege. I feel completely trapped in my own home as the only 'way out' is by train' and to think this will carry on until xmas, I wonder if Wessex Water will be compensating the residents of Hamworhy and Turlin Moor or if Poole Borough council will care give a discount on our council tax?? ...... thought not! cherribare
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11:46am Tue 6 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

Dont know what people are moaning about, seems fine over here near castlepoint! If you live in an area with restricted access its obvious if there is an accident/roadworks it will be hard to move about. Need to think about these things when you move into a place!
Dont know what people are moaning about, seems fine over here near castlepoint! If you live in an area with restricted access its obvious if there is an accident/roadworks it will be hard to move about. Need to think about these things when you move into a place! tricky1007
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12:09pm Tue 6 Nov 12

cherribare says...

Living in Hamworthy is hardly the back of beyond we have two bridges now! funnily enough to ease traffic congestion. Im sure the people of Bournemouth will be complaining near Christmas when all roads to Castlepoint are gridlock. I have in the past spent over an hour trying to get out of castlepoint.
The issue is not where you choose to live but the incompetence of the town planners who have ordered two sets of roadworks on the route people take when they cant use the sandbanks ferry.
Living in Hamworthy is hardly the back of beyond we have two bridges now! funnily enough to ease traffic congestion. Im sure the people of Bournemouth will be complaining near Christmas when all roads to Castlepoint are gridlock. I have in the past spent over an hour trying to get out of castlepoint. The issue is not where you choose to live but the incompetence of the town planners who have ordered two sets of roadworks on the route people take when they cant use the sandbanks ferry. cherribare
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12:11pm Tue 6 Nov 12

BackOfTheNet says...

If only there was some form of public transportation system that people could use, say from Dorchester to Poole and beyond which also stopped at Moreton, Wool, Wareham, Holton Heath and Hamworthy...

Perhaps some of the serial moaners could car-share? You've got plenty of time to talk to other individuals in other cars going the same direction while you're stationary so why not try it? Of course not, you all* believe you have a right to drive on your own in your own car.


*Disclaimer: Approximately 5% vehicles have more than one person or are carrying a load unsuitable for other forms of transport.
If only there was some form of public transportation system that people could use, say from Dorchester to Poole and beyond which also stopped at Moreton, Wool, Wareham, Holton Heath and Hamworthy... Perhaps some of the serial moaners could car-share? You've got plenty of time to talk to other individuals in other cars going the same direction while you're stationary so why not try it? Of course not, you all* believe you have a right to drive on your own in your own car. *Disclaimer: Approximately 5% vehicles have more than one person or are carrying a load unsuitable for other forms of transport. BackOfTheNet
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12:41pm Tue 6 Nov 12

The Liberal says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
If only there was some form of public transportation system that people could use, say from Dorchester to Poole and beyond which also stopped at Moreton, Wool, Wareham, Holton Heath and Hamworthy...

Perhaps some of the serial moaners could car-share? You've got plenty of time to talk to other individuals in other cars going the same direction while you're stationary so why not try it? Of course not, you all* believe you have a right to drive on your own in your own car.


*Disclaimer: Approximately 5% vehicles have more than one person or are carrying a load unsuitable for other forms of transport.
1. The train is hideously expensive, even for a short journey. And the buses have to use the same roads as cars.
 
2. Finding someone in your small village, say, who will be going to exactly the same destination at exactly the same time as you (and coming back at the same time) isn't that easy.
 
Let's face it, the council have made a major mistake with the timing of these roadworks and it's no use trying to blame the resulting chaos on motorists.
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: If only there was some form of public transportation system that people could use, say from Dorchester to Poole and beyond which also stopped at Moreton, Wool, Wareham, Holton Heath and Hamworthy... Perhaps some of the serial moaners could car-share? You've got plenty of time to talk to other individuals in other cars going the same direction while you're stationary so why not try it? Of course not, you all* believe you have a right to drive on your own in your own car. *Disclaimer: Approximately 5% vehicles have more than one person or are carrying a load unsuitable for other forms of transport.[/p][/quote]1. The train is hideously expensive, even for a short journey. And the buses have to use the same roads as cars.   2. Finding someone in your small village, say, who will be going to exactly the same destination at exactly the same time as you (and coming back at the same time) isn't that easy.   Let's face it, the council have made a major mistake with the timing of these roadworks and it's no use trying to blame the resulting chaos on motorists. The Liberal
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12:55pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

As usual, we'll get the 'unavoidable delays' and 'urgent repairs' rubbish from the authorities. Are they seriously trying to kid us that all these roadworks could only be performed simultaneously and couldn't have been staggered to minimise disruption? These civil SERVANTS should remember we pay their wages and they are there to serve us, not make life as difficult as possible. They're all **** lucky they don't work in the real world or they'd all have been out on the ear a long time ago. Complete and utter numpties and they should all be sacked.
As usual, we'll get the 'unavoidable delays' and 'urgent repairs' rubbish from the authorities. Are they seriously trying to kid us that all these roadworks could only be performed simultaneously and couldn't have been staggered to minimise disruption? These civil SERVANTS should remember we pay their wages and they are there to serve us, not make life as difficult as possible. They're all **** lucky they don't work in the real world or they'd all have been out on the ear a long time ago. Complete and utter numpties and they should all be sacked. Letcommonsenseprevail
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1:02pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Never Under Opionated says...

I saw loads (and I mean *loads*) of grossly overweight people in their cars queued in traffic this morning.

The current congestion problems could be easily sorted if these good folk tried walking or getting on their bikes.

It would be great for their health too, - so we're all winners! Result!
I saw loads (and I mean *loads*) of grossly overweight people in their cars queued in traffic this morning. The current congestion problems could be easily sorted if these good folk tried walking or getting on their bikes. It would be great for their health too, - so we're all winners! Result! Never Under Opionated
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1:21pm Tue 6 Nov 12

muscliffman says...

When I commented at the weekend that the Echo were hyping closure of the Sandbanks Ferry to ensure Dorset County Council dimwits could see it and plan roadworks on the alternative routes I had no idea the usless unaccountable Officers actually already had!

More awards to themselves in the pipeline for this unfit for purpose DCC highways outfit no doubt.
When I commented at the weekend that the Echo were hyping closure of the Sandbanks Ferry to ensure Dorset County Council dimwits could see it and plan roadworks on the alternative routes I had no idea the usless unaccountable Officers actually already had! More awards to themselves in the pipeline for this unfit for purpose DCC highways outfit no doubt. muscliffman
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1:58pm Tue 6 Nov 12

bluto999 says...

If you want to avoid sitting in a queue you could try cycling instead.

I appreciate that some folk may have too long a journey, or not be able to ride, but if all those that are able cycled then the people who can't avoid driving would have a shorter queue.
If you want to avoid sitting in a queue you could try cycling instead. I appreciate that some folk may have too long a journey, or not be able to ride, but if all those that are able cycled then the people who can't avoid driving would have a shorter queue. bluto999
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2:57pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Dorsetstrider says...

If and when there is a serious accident as a result of these unplanned planned roadworks will the local police have the bottle to lauch a criminal investogation into the negligence of DCC, town planners and wessex water for their part in contributing any accident?
If and when there is a serious accident as a result of these unplanned planned roadworks will the local police have the bottle to lauch a criminal investogation into the negligence of DCC, town planners and wessex water for their part in contributing any accident? Dorsetstrider
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3:57pm Tue 6 Nov 12

tubsy says...

Dorset council's advice of allowing extra time for journeys doesn't work. I live in Poole and have to get one child to school in Hamworthy for a certain time and the other to preschool in Upton shortly after.
So, in other words, our children's educational needs mean nothing to local councils nor the impact that sitting in traffic will cause to our finances considering the cost of fuel these days.
Dorset council's advice of allowing extra time for journeys doesn't work. I live in Poole and have to get one child to school in Hamworthy for a certain time and the other to preschool in Upton shortly after. So, in other words, our children's educational needs mean nothing to local councils nor the impact that sitting in traffic will cause to our finances considering the cost of fuel these days. tubsy
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5:10pm Tue 6 Nov 12

spooki says...

I have three questions:
1. What idiot OK'd all this works to be done at the same time?
2. Can I get from Townsend to Farmer Palmers without sitting in my car all day? Actually, I also don't want to get in the way of people who have no choice but to go that way. It's a shame for businesses on the routes as they're going to lose out over the next few weeks.
3. Can the Echo please get rid of the fancy moving adverts a my iPad doesn't like them & keeps freezing.
I have three questions: 1. What idiot OK'd all this works to be done at the same time? 2. Can I get from Townsend to Farmer Palmers without sitting in my car all day? Actually, I also don't want to get in the way of people who have no choice but to go that way. It's a shame for businesses on the routes as they're going to lose out over the next few weeks. 3. Can the Echo please get rid of the fancy moving adverts a my iPad doesn't like them & keeps freezing. spooki
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5:15pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Come On - somebody must know who is responsible for this complete and utter fiasco. Somebody name names. Bournemouth Echo - do some proper investigative journalism for a change and find out who's neck needs putting on the block.......
Come On - somebody must know who is responsible for this complete and utter fiasco. Somebody name names. Bournemouth Echo - do some proper investigative journalism for a change and find out who's neck needs putting on the block....... Letcommonsenseprevail
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5:58pm Tue 6 Nov 12

all4one says...

tubsy says

Dorset council's advice of allowing extra time for journeys doesn't work. I live in Poole and have to get one child to school in Hamworthy for a certain time and the other to preschool in Upton shortly after.
So, in other words, our children's educational needs mean nothing to local councils nor the impact that sitting in traffic will cause to our finances considering the cost of fuel these days.
---> totally agree and this should be addressed. how do they expect people to add extra time to journeys when they can not advise how long you will be delayed and when you are unable to leave your child at school unattended? what kind of stupid advice is that from the council anyway? if whoever planned these roadworks is reading this you are an absolute idiot and should not be in that job.
tubsy says Dorset council's advice of allowing extra time for journeys doesn't work. I live in Poole and have to get one child to school in Hamworthy for a certain time and the other to preschool in Upton shortly after. So, in other words, our children's educational needs mean nothing to local councils nor the impact that sitting in traffic will cause to our finances considering the cost of fuel these days. ---> totally agree and this should be addressed. how do they expect people to add extra time to journeys when they can not advise how long you will be delayed and when you are unable to leave your child at school unattended? what kind of stupid advice is that from the council anyway? if whoever planned these roadworks is reading this you are an absolute idiot and should not be in that job. all4one
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6:19pm Tue 6 Nov 12

anti wrinkle says...

Studland
Its so tranquil in this bucolic place
thank you road workers.
Studland Its so tranquil in this bucolic place thank you road workers. anti wrinkle
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6:41pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Dorsetstrider says...

There is another way the people could air their views.

If everyone that needs to travel in to Poole for work, school, college etc called in sick blaming the traffic chaos I'm sure this would get someone to take action. Shops, buisnesses, schools, colleges, all closed due to staffing issues I'm sure would even raise eyebrows at central government level. You watch DCC, Wessex Water, Town Planners etc move then as they try to save their jobs.

Alternatively overwhelm your local MP with letters demanding he raise this as an issue in the House of Commons.

Affermative action people, it's a good thing!
There is another way the people could air their views. If everyone that needs to travel in to Poole for work, school, college etc called in sick blaming the traffic chaos I'm sure this would get someone to take action. Shops, buisnesses, schools, colleges, all closed due to staffing issues I'm sure would even raise eyebrows at central government level. You watch DCC, Wessex Water, Town Planners etc move then as they try to save their jobs. Alternatively overwhelm your local MP with letters demanding he raise this as an issue in the House of Commons. Affermative action people, it's a good thing! Dorsetstrider
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7:59pm Tue 6 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

I've started a facebook page for this, PooleTraffic. It will take a couple of days to show in the search, here's the direct link for now:

http://www.facebook.
com/groups/441566705
879882/


Please join the group, perhaps if we get together we can do something about these buffoons.


There has been much concern for many years about poor road safety policing in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. The councils provide a good part of this concern, proving time and time again that they are incompetent and unconcerned about the public they are meant to serve.

We now have a perfect example: the roadworks going on in Upton / Hamworthy, coinciding also with routine maintenance of the Sandbanks ferry.

No doubt these things need doing but none of them are surprises – the water main has been dug up countless times over more than a year. Bridge inspections should reveal required work well before that work becomes critical. Routine maintenance can be rescheduled so that we don’t have 3 main routes out of action at the same time. It really isn’t rocket science.

These people seem not to have the faintest clue about the level of misery and cost they are putting on the people and businesses paying their wages.

Enough is enough. Please join this group, together we can put some proper pressure on the councils to start giving the public some degree of respect on these important matters.
I've started a facebook page for this, PooleTraffic. It will take a couple of days to show in the search, here's the direct link for now: http://www.facebook. com/groups/441566705 879882/ Please join the group, perhaps if we get together we can do something about these buffoons. There has been much concern for many years about poor road safety policing in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. The councils provide a good part of this concern, proving time and time again that they are incompetent and unconcerned about the public they are meant to serve. We now have a perfect example: the roadworks going on in Upton / Hamworthy, coinciding also with routine maintenance of the Sandbanks ferry. No doubt these things need doing but none of them are surprises – the water main has been dug up countless times over more than a year. Bridge inspections should reveal required work well before that work becomes critical. Routine maintenance can be rescheduled so that we don’t have 3 main routes out of action at the same time. It really isn’t rocket science. These people seem not to have the faintest clue about the level of misery and cost they are putting on the people and businesses paying their wages. Enough is enough. Please join this group, together we can put some proper pressure on the councils to start giving the public some degree of respect on these important matters. dorsetspeed
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10:33pm Tue 6 Nov 12

mysticalshoelace says...

As I see it we pay to use the roads via road taxes so that makes us paying customers and if we can't use the roads that we've paid to drive on then we should be entitled to a rebate. If everyone that's been inconvenienced by the complete incompetence shown by the DoT and Council wrote and invoiced them for the working time lost then at the very least having to open and respond to all those letters would inconvenience them too.
As I see it we pay to use the roads via road taxes so that makes us paying customers and if we can't use the roads that we've paid to drive on then we should be entitled to a rebate. If everyone that's been inconvenienced by the complete incompetence shown by the DoT and Council wrote and invoiced them for the working time lost then at the very least having to open and respond to all those letters would inconvenience them too. mysticalshoelace
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6:52am Wed 7 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

tricky1007 wrote:
Dont know what people are moaning about, seems fine over here near castlepoint! If you live in an area with restricted access its obvious if there is an accident/roadworks it will be hard to move about. Need to think about these things when you move into a place!
Moved away from Castlepoint because of the crime and the tramps..............
[quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: Dont know what people are moaning about, seems fine over here near castlepoint! If you live in an area with restricted access its obvious if there is an accident/roadworks it will be hard to move about. Need to think about these things when you move into a place![/p][/quote]Moved away from Castlepoint because of the crime and the tramps.............. Letcommonsenseprevail
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6:53am Wed 7 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

anti wrinkle wrote:
Studland Its so tranquil in this bucolic place thank you road workers.
you won't be saying that next time it catches fire and the emeregency vehicles can't get through. Muppet.
[quote][p][bold]anti wrinkle[/bold] wrote: Studland Its so tranquil in this bucolic place thank you road workers.[/p][/quote]you won't be saying that next time it catches fire and the emeregency vehicles can't get through. Muppet. Letcommonsenseprevail
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8:26am Wed 7 Nov 12

anti wrinkle says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
anti wrinkle wrote:
Studland Its so tranquil in this bucolic place thank you road workers.
you won't be saying that next time it catches fire and the emeregency vehicles can't get through. Muppet.
Is this your real name,
We don't have heath fires when the visitors stay away
Also why do bedsit dwellers always sign off with Muppet
Are you a ..........
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anti wrinkle[/bold] wrote: Studland Its so tranquil in this bucolic place thank you road workers.[/p][/quote]you won't be saying that next time it catches fire and the emeregency vehicles can't get through. Muppet.[/p][/quote]Is this your real name, We don't have heath fires when the visitors stay away Also why do bedsit dwellers always sign off with Muppet Are you a .......... anti wrinkle
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8:34am Wed 7 Nov 12

Shogun50 says...

They not only disrupt our lives during the day but also at night. We were awoken at 0100 this morning with a hammering, thumping, banging noise which lasted well over an hour - it must be those night roadworks. We are in Hamworthy, so how bad was it for those living nearby.
They not only disrupt our lives during the day but also at night. We were awoken at 0100 this morning with a hammering, thumping, banging noise which lasted well over an hour - it must be those night roadworks. We are in Hamworthy, so how bad was it for those living nearby. Shogun50
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8:45am Wed 7 Nov 12

live-and-let-live says...

i'd like to know what exactly is the urgency regarding work on the upton bypass. would it be that dcc havent got much else lined up for employees at this time of year?
i'd like to know what exactly is the urgency regarding work on the upton bypass. would it be that dcc havent got much else lined up for employees at this time of year? live-and-let-live
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9:28am Wed 7 Nov 12

Wintonian says...

It's all very well blaming Dorset County Council, but they published the works months ago so must have organised it even before that.

The question surely is, who booked it first, DCC or Wessex Water.

As far as I know, the utilities don't have to get permission from any local authority to dig up a road.

While it's always fashionable to blame the councils in the Echo, it would be good to know exactly who arranged what, when.
It's all very well blaming Dorset County Council, but they published the works months ago so must have organised it even before that. The question surely is, who booked it first, DCC or Wessex Water. As far as I know, the utilities don't have to get permission from any local authority to dig up a road. While it's always fashionable to blame the councils in the Echo, it would be good to know exactly who arranged what, when. Wintonian
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12:26pm Wed 7 Nov 12

hamworthygirl says...

Firstly all the smug walkers, cyclist on here are able to get to their schools and places of works with out problems. Good for you, i am a walker myself but not everyone can walk , disabled people for a start there are some that still work and need cars. Bear in mind that some of the people on Turlin Moor have children at Hamworthy schools so have to get to the schools via upton and then go to work. The buses can only run one way VIA upton, its timing isnt it? they leave early but the schools dont open until 830, then they have to allow extra time to get to work, but the children cant be left early at school. So if any of the people who have suggested cycling and walking can come up with a good plan for just that then please do.
Firstly all the smug walkers, cyclist on here are able to get to their schools and places of works with out problems. Good for you, i am a walker myself but not everyone can walk , disabled people for a start there are some that still work and need cars. Bear in mind that some of the people on Turlin Moor have children at Hamworthy schools so have to get to the schools via upton and then go to work. The buses can only run one way VIA upton, its timing isnt it? they leave early but the schools dont open until 830, then they have to allow extra time to get to work, but the children cant be left early at school. So if any of the people who have suggested cycling and walking can come up with a good plan for just that then please do. hamworthygirl
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2:56pm Wed 7 Nov 12

refman says...

Panic over! Echo travel news states Upton Bypass only medium severity so ok then!! Perhaps Poole Borough Council have put up Poole closed until further notice signs.
Panic over! Echo travel news states Upton Bypass only medium severity so ok then!! Perhaps Poole Borough Council have put up Poole closed until further notice signs. refman
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3:49pm Wed 7 Nov 12

cyclejim says...

mysticalshoelace wrote:
As I see it we pay to use the roads via road taxes so that makes us paying customers and if we can't use the roads that we've paid to drive on then we should be entitled to a rebate. If everyone that's been inconvenienced by the complete incompetence shown by the DoT and Council wrote and invoiced them for the working time lost then at the very least having to open and respond to all those letters would inconvenience them too.
If you want to complain using that avenue, I'd change your tack. We pay for the roads through general taxation through having a job, buying things, council tax etc.

We do NOT pay for the roads via road tax as that no longer exists and Vehicle Excise Duty (the tax on emissions), does not go into that pot either.
[quote][p][bold]mysticalshoelace[/bold] wrote: As I see it we pay to use the roads via road taxes so that makes us paying customers and if we can't use the roads that we've paid to drive on then we should be entitled to a rebate. If everyone that's been inconvenienced by the complete incompetence shown by the DoT and Council wrote and invoiced them for the working time lost then at the very least having to open and respond to all those letters would inconvenience them too.[/p][/quote]If you want to complain using that avenue, I'd change your tack. We pay for the roads through general taxation through having a job, buying things, council tax etc. We do NOT pay for the roads via road tax as that no longer exists and Vehicle Excise Duty (the tax on emissions), does not go into that pot either. cyclejim
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4:01pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Huey says...

So now they have realised their monumental balls up and **cked off thousands, will we get a "sorry" from the bunch of incompetent buffons who thought the sceme up in the first place?
So now they have realised their monumental balls up and **cked off thousands, will we get a "sorry" from the bunch of incompetent buffons who thought the sceme up in the first place? Huey
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4:21pm Wed 7 Nov 12

vicjoaid says...

I live in Hamworthy and am getting married on Saturday morning! Traffic is bad enough now but when they close the road in both directions it'll be worse!! Glad I have a week off work next week-I might just hibernate!! :(
Stressed.com
I live in Hamworthy and am getting married on Saturday morning! Traffic is bad enough now but when they close the road in both directions it'll be worse!! Glad I have a week off work next week-I might just hibernate!! :( Stressed.com vicjoaid
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4:27pm Wed 7 Nov 12

EGHH says...

DCC could not organise a P up in a brewery. To do major roadworks when Wessex Water is doing work on a main road plus when the Sandbanks Ferry is out of action is just stupid. How much do the morons at DCC get paid!
DCC could not organise a P up in a brewery. To do major roadworks when Wessex Water is doing work on a main road plus when the Sandbanks Ferry is out of action is just stupid. How much do the morons at DCC get paid! EGHH
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4:49pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Huey says...

vicjoaid wrote:
I live in Hamworthy and am getting married on Saturday morning! Traffic is bad enough now but when they close the road in both directions it'll be worse!! Glad I have a week off work next week-I might just hibernate!! :( Stressed.com
Congratulations on your wedding, leave plenty of time to get to the church!
[quote][p][bold]vicjoaid[/bold] wrote: I live in Hamworthy and am getting married on Saturday morning! Traffic is bad enough now but when they close the road in both directions it'll be worse!! Glad I have a week off work next week-I might just hibernate!! :( Stressed.com[/p][/quote]Congratulations on your wedding, leave plenty of time to get to the church! Huey
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5:18pm Wed 7 Nov 12

diddydot1 says...

ok so road is closed from basically murco garage to train tunnel. road is about to collapse and is unsafe for cars to drive on turlin moor residents can only turn right to go out and come back over bridges and up. road hopefully should b re-opened to southbound traffic from monday morning

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ok so road is closed from basically murco garage to train tunnel. road is about to collapse and is unsafe for cars to drive on turlin moor residents can only turn right to go out and come back over bridges and up. road hopefully should b re-opened to southbound traffic from monday morning A few seconds ago · Like diddydot1
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5:30pm Wed 7 Nov 12

yesitsmeagain says...

emergancy repairs again to the same sewer that they repaired not long ago , hope they fix it for good lol
emergancy repairs again to the same sewer that they repaired not long ago , hope they fix it for good lol yesitsmeagain
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5:37pm Wed 7 Nov 12

diddydot1 says...

cherribare wrote:
Utter Madness!!!!! I live in Turlin Moor and its been bad enough for the last couple of weeks, not only do I have to do an approx 8 mile detour to get petrol/cash from the cash point or to pop into town I now have to sit in hours of traffic for the privilege. I feel completely trapped in my own home as the only 'way out' is by train' and to think this will carry on until xmas, I wonder if Wessex Water will be compensating the residents of Hamworhy and Turlin Moor or if Poole Borough council will care give a discount on our council tax?? ...... thought not!
lol no compensation for us turlin moor residents ive asked that already... is beyond a joke the money its costing us all in fuel/public transport AAARRRGGG
[quote][p][bold]cherribare[/bold] wrote: Utter Madness!!!!! I live in Turlin Moor and its been bad enough for the last couple of weeks, not only do I have to do an approx 8 mile detour to get petrol/cash from the cash point or to pop into town I now have to sit in hours of traffic for the privilege. I feel completely trapped in my own home as the only 'way out' is by train' and to think this will carry on until xmas, I wonder if Wessex Water will be compensating the residents of Hamworhy and Turlin Moor or if Poole Borough council will care give a discount on our council tax?? ...... thought not![/p][/quote]lol no compensation for us turlin moor residents ive asked that already... is beyond a joke the money its costing us all in fuel/public transport AAARRRGGG diddydot1
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5:41pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

anti wrinkle wrote:
Letcommonsenseprevai

l
wrote:
anti wrinkle wrote:
Studland Its so tranquil in this bucolic place thank you road workers.
you won't be saying that next time it catches fire and the emeregency vehicles can't get through. Muppet.
Is this your real name,
We don't have heath fires when the visitors stay away
Also why do bedsit dwellers always sign off with Muppet
Are you a ..........
Yeah, course that's my real name........ Anyway, I like coming to Studland. I especially like the way all the locals stand and point, opened mouthed, at cars as they go past (with one of their twelve fingers).
[quote][p][bold]anti wrinkle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anti wrinkle[/bold] wrote: Studland Its so tranquil in this bucolic place thank you road workers.[/p][/quote]you won't be saying that next time it catches fire and the emeregency vehicles can't get through. Muppet.[/p][/quote]Is this your real name, We don't have heath fires when the visitors stay away Also why do bedsit dwellers always sign off with Muppet Are you a ..........[/p][/quote]Yeah, course that's my real name........ Anyway, I like coming to Studland. I especially like the way all the locals stand and point, opened mouthed, at cars as they go past (with one of their twelve fingers). Letcommonsenseprevail
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5:42pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Dorsetstrider says...

Can someone provide clarity on what precisely "Blandford Road closed in both directions" actually means?

Are we saying that the residents of Turlin Moor who are stuck slap bang in the middle of the road works only mode of transport for the duration will be by foot?

Wessex waters attitude to the disruption caused to the residents of Turlin Moor is a disgrace. This I beleive is the 5th time since January that this junction has been torn up. I've lost count of how many times it has been worked on since the junction was redesigned when Lidl opened.

I would like to know what (if anything) the local MP is doing to secure compensation from Wessex Water for the residence of Turlin Moor for the current unacceptable state of affairs wessex water have created as a result of the incompitence of their workers?
Can someone provide clarity on what precisely "Blandford Road closed in both directions" actually means? Are we saying that the residents of Turlin Moor who are stuck slap bang in the middle of the road works only mode of transport for the duration will be by foot? Wessex waters attitude to the disruption caused to the residents of Turlin Moor is a disgrace. This I beleive is the 5th time since January that this junction has been torn up. I've lost count of how many times it has been worked on since the junction was redesigned when Lidl opened. I would like to know what (if anything) the local MP is doing to secure compensation from Wessex Water for the residence of Turlin Moor for the current unacceptable state of affairs wessex water have created as a result of the incompitence of their workers? Dorsetstrider
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5:44pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Wintonian wrote:
It's all very well blaming Dorset County Council, but they published the works months ago so must have organised it even before that.

The question surely is, who booked it first, DCC or Wessex Water.

As far as I know, the utilities don't have to get permission from any local authority to dig up a road.

While it's always fashionable to blame the councils in the Echo, it would be good to know exactly who arranged what, when.
Er, wrong, actually. No announcement was ever made that the uptown bypass would be closed eastbound at intersection with blandford road. That's what is causing most of the problems.........
[quote][p][bold]Wintonian[/bold] wrote: It's all very well blaming Dorset County Council, but they published the works months ago so must have organised it even before that. The question surely is, who booked it first, DCC or Wessex Water. As far as I know, the utilities don't have to get permission from any local authority to dig up a road. While it's always fashionable to blame the councils in the Echo, it would be good to know exactly who arranged what, when.[/p][/quote]Er, wrong, actually. No announcement was ever made that the uptown bypass would be closed eastbound at intersection with blandford road. That's what is causing most of the problems......... Letcommonsenseprevail
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5:55pm Wed 7 Nov 12

live-and-let-live says...

any other country would have arranged a temporary detour round the back of turlin moor rec. or through allens lane.
any other country would have arranged a temporary detour round the back of turlin moor rec. or through allens lane. live-and-let-live
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6:04pm Wed 7 Nov 12

diddydot1 says...

Dorsetstrider wrote:
Can someone provide clarity on what precisely "Blandford Road closed in both directions" actually means?

Are we saying that the residents of Turlin Moor who are stuck slap bang in the middle of the road works only mode of transport for the duration will be by foot?

Wessex waters attitude to the disruption caused to the residents of Turlin Moor is a disgrace. This I beleive is the 5th time since January that this junction has been torn up. I've lost count of how many times it has been worked on since the junction was redesigned when Lidl opened.

I would like to know what (if anything) the local MP is doing to secure compensation from Wessex Water for the residence of Turlin Moor for the current unacceptable state of affairs wessex water have created as a result of the incompitence of their workers?
ok so road is closed from basically murco garage to train tunnel. road is about to collapse and is unsafe for cars to drive on turlin moor residents can only turn right to go out and come back over bridges and up. road hopefully should b re-opened to southbound traffic from monday morning. i spoke to w/w about compo guess wot the reply was lol

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[quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: Can someone provide clarity on what precisely "Blandford Road closed in both directions" actually means? Are we saying that the residents of Turlin Moor who are stuck slap bang in the middle of the road works only mode of transport for the duration will be by foot? Wessex waters attitude to the disruption caused to the residents of Turlin Moor is a disgrace. This I beleive is the 5th time since January that this junction has been torn up. I've lost count of how many times it has been worked on since the junction was redesigned when Lidl opened. I would like to know what (if anything) the local MP is doing to secure compensation from Wessex Water for the residence of Turlin Moor for the current unacceptable state of affairs wessex water have created as a result of the incompitence of their workers?[/p][/quote]ok so road is closed from basically murco garage to train tunnel. road is about to collapse and is unsafe for cars to drive on turlin moor residents can only turn right to go out and come back over bridges and up. road hopefully should b re-opened to southbound traffic from monday morning. i spoke to w/w about compo guess wot the reply was lol A few seconds ago · Like diddydot1
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6:57pm Wed 7 Nov 12

vicjoaid says...

Have Wessex Water said what time they are going to close Blandford Road?
Have Wessex Water said what time they are going to close Blandford Road? vicjoaid
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8:27pm Wed 7 Nov 12

cmryan says...

Dorset Highways dept has no consideration for local people and businesses. All it takes is some planning & coordination to avoid the A35 roadworks and Hamworthy sewage repairs clashing but do they care?
Let's put some pressure on Wessex Water too - 3 months for a short stretch of sewerage is too long. Get some manpower on the job!

And to all those advocating bikes: try getting 2 kids to school in Upton and 1 to Lytchett Matravers in 15 minutes by bike!
Dorset Highways dept has no consideration for local people and businesses. All it takes is some planning & coordination to avoid the A35 roadworks and Hamworthy sewage repairs clashing but do they care? Let's put some pressure on Wessex Water too - 3 months for a short stretch of sewerage is too long. Get some manpower on the job! And to all those advocating bikes: try getting 2 kids to school in Upton and 1 to Lytchett Matravers in 15 minutes by bike! cmryan
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11:02pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Treaclej says...

I keep seeing DCC's statements saying that the work on the Policemans Lane bridge is essential..is it because there is something they are not telling the residents of Upton..we have been fighting their plans to build 80 houses on the small green belt field at Policemans Lane (next to the by-pass) for ages..is it that they have passed plans for these properties against all the residents wishes, and are strengthening the bridge for all the extra traffic that will be using it to get to these properties?
I keep seeing DCC's statements saying that the work on the Policemans Lane bridge is essential..is it because there is something they are not telling the residents of Upton..we have been fighting their plans to build 80 houses on the small green belt field at Policemans Lane (next to the by-pass) for ages..is it that they have passed plans for these properties against all the residents wishes, and are strengthening the bridge for all the extra traffic that will be using it to get to these properties? Treaclej
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11:11pm Wed 7 Nov 12

s-pb2 says...

Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before. s-pb2
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11:20pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Dorsetstrider says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years.

Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding. Dorsetstrider
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11:50pm Wed 7 Nov 12

s-pb2 says...

Dorsetstrider wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years.

Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.
[quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.[/p][/quote]I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really. s-pb2
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8:07am Thu 8 Nov 12

diddydot1 says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Dorsetstrider wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years.

Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.
ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.[/p][/quote]I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.[/p][/quote]ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr diddydot1
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8:07am Thu 8 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Dorsetstrider wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years.

Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.
Dear oh dear. What costs money is bodging the job over and over and over again (with serious disruption every time), and finally, having the cost of ripping it all out and doing it properly anyway.

Do you work for the council by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.[/p][/quote]I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.[/p][/quote]Dear oh dear. What costs money is bodging the job over and over and over again (with serious disruption every time), and finally, having the cost of ripping it all out and doing it properly anyway. Do you work for the council by any chance? dorsetspeed
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10:40am Thu 8 Nov 12

jeebuscripes says...

diddydot1 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Dorsetstrider wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years.

Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.
ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr
I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor.
[quote][p][bold]diddydot1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.[/p][/quote]I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.[/p][/quote]ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr[/p][/quote]I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor. jeebuscripes
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11:28am Thu 8 Nov 12

Wintonian says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Wintonian wrote:
It's all very well blaming Dorset County Council, but they published the works months ago so must have organised it even before that.

The question surely is, who booked it first, DCC or Wessex Water.

As far as I know, the utilities don't have to get permission from any local authority to dig up a road.

While it's always fashionable to blame the councils in the Echo, it would be good to know exactly who arranged what, when.
Er, wrong, actually. No announcement was ever made that the uptown bypass would be closed eastbound at intersection with blandford road. That's what is causing most of the problems.........
I was simply saying, the works were arranged months ago. Presumably manpower, traffic orders and other legal matters take a lot of organising. So they had planned this date and all the legal paperwork supporting it.

If Wessex Water have come along afterwards and done their work, then surely it is Wessex Water rather than DCC who are at fault for the clash? (But, if it is genuinely an unforeseeable emergency, then it's just one of those things.)

Without having been told who did what, when, we can't really say who is at fault.
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wintonian[/bold] wrote: It's all very well blaming Dorset County Council, but they published the works months ago so must have organised it even before that. The question surely is, who booked it first, DCC or Wessex Water. As far as I know, the utilities don't have to get permission from any local authority to dig up a road. While it's always fashionable to blame the councils in the Echo, it would be good to know exactly who arranged what, when.[/p][/quote]Er, wrong, actually. No announcement was ever made that the uptown bypass would be closed eastbound at intersection with blandford road. That's what is causing most of the problems.........[/p][/quote]I was simply saying, the works were arranged months ago. Presumably manpower, traffic orders and other legal matters take a lot of organising. So they had planned this date and all the legal paperwork supporting it. If Wessex Water have come along afterwards and done their work, then surely it is Wessex Water rather than DCC who are at fault for the clash? (But, if it is genuinely an unforeseeable emergency, then it's just one of those things.) Without having been told who did what, when, we can't really say who is at fault. Wintonian
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11:50am Thu 8 Nov 12

diddydot1 says...

jeebuscripes wrote:
diddydot1 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Dorsetstrider wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years.

Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.
ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr
I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor.
wot an absolutely childish statement to make "i wouldnt want to live in Turlin Moor" have u ever lived here or just heard the gossip from other mindless people who judge before knowinganything???? grow up
[quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]diddydot1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.[/p][/quote]I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.[/p][/quote]ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr[/p][/quote]I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor.[/p][/quote]wot an absolutely childish statement to make "i wouldnt want to live in Turlin Moor" have u ever lived here or just heard the gossip from other mindless people who judge before knowinganything???? grow up diddydot1
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11:51am Thu 8 Nov 12

diddydot1 says...

jeebuscripes wrote:
diddydot1 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Dorsetstrider wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years.

Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.
ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr
I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor.
wot an absolutely childish statement to make "i wouldnt want to live in Turlin Moor" have u ever lived here or just heard the gossip from other mindless people who judge before knowinganything???? grow up
[quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]diddydot1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.[/p][/quote]I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.[/p][/quote]ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr[/p][/quote]I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor.[/p][/quote]wot an absolutely childish statement to make "i wouldnt want to live in Turlin Moor" have u ever lived here or just heard the gossip from other mindless people who judge before knowinganything???? grow up diddydot1
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12:24pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

diddydot1 wrote:
jeebuscripes wrote:
diddydot1 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Dorsetstrider wrote:
s-pb2 wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.
I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.
I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.
ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr
I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor.
wot an absolutely childish statement to make "i wouldnt want to live in Turlin Moor" have u ever lived here or just heard the gossip from other mindless people who judge before knowinganything???? grow up
I think it's quite acceptable for someone to say they wouldn't like to live somewhere without actually having lived there before. I've never been to a lot of places, and i know for certain I don't want to live there. I have been to Turlin Moor on 3 occasions and I wasn't impressed - my car got broken into, the rugby posts got stolen and some young scallywags were riding motorcycles across the sports pitches. I know I may have been there on 3 bad days, but on reflection, I wouldn't want to live there either.
[quote][p][bold]diddydot1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]diddydot1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Road repairs & sewage and water works have to be done at some point and there will never be a time which is convenient to everybody. They obviously need to be done. If they wernt people would be moaning about that as well. So stop winging like petulant children with whiny voices and adjust routines. It really isnt difficult. People are behaving as if roadworks have never happened before.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone here is complaining about the fact that work has to be done... The reason people are complaining is because of the total lack of organisation and foresight demonstrated by the people that organised these roadworks... and in the case of Wessex Water why these roadworks have had to be done 5 times in the last 10 months and countless times over the past 3 years. Perhaps if the organisations involved gave people a proper explaination rather than a sound byte people would be a little more understanding.[/p][/quote]I can give you an explanation why. The works done so far hasnt sorted the problem so Wessex Water need to investigate more and try different solutions. Leaving it would cost more money which would be reflected in peoples water bills. Simple really.[/p][/quote]ok so u want to b of us who live on turlin moor and in the last year have had our routine disrupted many times lots more cost to us havin to re-route having teachers complain of kids being late for school and so on and so on. Stop whingein indeed. im betting if u were one of the unfortunate people this was affecting u would be the first one "whingeing" gggggggrrrrrrrrrr[/p][/quote]I wouldn't like to live in Turlin Moor.[/p][/quote]wot an absolutely childish statement to make "i wouldnt want to live in Turlin Moor" have u ever lived here or just heard the gossip from other mindless people who judge before knowinganything???? grow up[/p][/quote]I think it's quite acceptable for someone to say they wouldn't like to live somewhere without actually having lived there before. I've never been to a lot of places, and i know for certain I don't want to live there. I have been to Turlin Moor on 3 occasions and I wasn't impressed - my car got broken into, the rugby posts got stolen and some young scallywags were riding motorcycles across the sports pitches. I know I may have been there on 3 bad days, but on reflection, I wouldn't want to live there either. Letcommonsenseprevail
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12:34pm Thu 8 Nov 12

diddydot1 says...

lol so wher u live u dont have any crime wot so ever huh well lucky u. i have lived here 2 yrs never had my car touched my house damaged or any trouble wot so ever. so your not impressed, like we care and anyway the issue isnt about who finds where we live the pits is it, tell you wot go back to your perfect little world and dont comment on issues you have no idea about
lol so wher u live u dont have any crime wot so ever huh well lucky u. i have lived here 2 yrs never had my car touched my house damaged or any trouble wot so ever. so your not impressed, like we care and anyway the issue isnt about who finds where we live the pits is it, tell you wot go back to your perfect little world and dont comment on issues you have no idea about diddydot1
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1:44pm Thu 8 Nov 12

jeebuscripes says...

diddydot1 wrote:
lol so wher u live u dont have any crime wot so ever huh well lucky u. i have lived here 2 yrs never had my car touched my house damaged or any trouble wot so ever. so your not impressed, like we care and anyway the issue isnt about who finds where we live the pits is it, tell you wot go back to your perfect little world and dont comment on issues you have no idea about
I wasn't making any judgement about Turlin Moor, just saying I wouldn't want to live there.

Do you like living there? It doesn't sound like it, you said your routine has been disrupted many times in the past two years.

Who steals rugby posts anyway?
[quote][p][bold]diddydot1[/bold] wrote: lol so wher u live u dont have any crime wot so ever huh well lucky u. i have lived here 2 yrs never had my car touched my house damaged or any trouble wot so ever. so your not impressed, like we care and anyway the issue isnt about who finds where we live the pits is it, tell you wot go back to your perfect little world and dont comment on issues you have no idea about[/p][/quote]I wasn't making any judgement about Turlin Moor, just saying I wouldn't want to live there. Do you like living there? It doesn't sound like it, you said your routine has been disrupted many times in the past two years. Who steals rugby posts anyway? jeebuscripes
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4:04pm Thu 8 Nov 12

strippervicar says...

diddydot1 wrote:
lol so wher u live u dont have any crime wot so ever huh well lucky u. i have lived here 2 yrs never had my car touched my house damaged or any trouble wot so ever. so your not impressed, like we care and anyway the issue isnt about who finds where we live the pits is it, tell you wot go back to your perfect little world and dont comment on issues you have no idea about
Can anyone translate chav speak for me?
[quote][p][bold]diddydot1[/bold] wrote: lol so wher u live u dont have any crime wot so ever huh well lucky u. i have lived here 2 yrs never had my car touched my house damaged or any trouble wot so ever. so your not impressed, like we care and anyway the issue isnt about who finds where we live the pits is it, tell you wot go back to your perfect little world and dont comment on issues you have no idea about[/p][/quote]Can anyone translate chav speak for me? strippervicar
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7:02pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Dorsetstrider says...

How about we get back to the subject which is the roadworks.

Starting with Wessex water when someone takes 5 attempts in 10 months to fix a problem to say nothing of the numerious times before the year began surely you have to start questioning their compitence? It's very easy to say they are trying different solutions but surely after the first attempt at a quick fix failed it would have been obvious that a more drastic solution was required. And who do you think will end up footing the bill for repeatedly carrying out the same work to "attempt different solutions" my guess is it wont be the chairman or the shareholders!
Maybe I'm being nieve but somehow I doubt that the cost has gone down because of the repeated work before coming to the conclusion that should have been obvious from the start... or at least the 2nd attempt.

As for the A35 fiasco well done to DCC for recognising your mistake and taking steps to mitigate the effects. However the question of who is responsible for the decision to carry out this work when the alternative route for many people was already closed still remains unanswered as does the question of what repercussions can that person expect?
Someone needs to be held accountable to avoid similiar fiascos in future. I would like to make it clear at this point that I am NOT nessicarilly calling for that persons resignation but I do think that at the very least an official repremand and public apology is the least the public should be able to expect.
How about we get back to the subject which is the roadworks. Starting with Wessex water when someone takes 5 attempts in 10 months to fix a problem to say nothing of the numerious times before the year began surely you have to start questioning their compitence? It's very easy to say they are trying different solutions but surely after the first attempt at a quick fix failed it would have been obvious that a more drastic solution was required. And who do you think will end up footing the bill for repeatedly carrying out the same work to "attempt different solutions" my guess is it wont be the chairman or the shareholders! Maybe I'm being nieve but somehow I doubt that the cost has gone down because of the repeated work before coming to the conclusion that should have been obvious from the start... or at least the 2nd attempt. As for the A35 fiasco well done to DCC for recognising your mistake and taking steps to mitigate the effects. However the question of who is responsible for the decision to carry out this work when the alternative route for many people was already closed still remains unanswered as does the question of what repercussions can that person expect? Someone needs to be held accountable to avoid similiar fiascos in future. I would like to make it clear at this point that I am NOT nessicarilly calling for that persons resignation but I do think that at the very least an official repremand and public apology is the least the public should be able to expect. Dorsetstrider
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7:16pm Thu 8 Nov 12

dorsetspeed says...

Dorsetstrider wrote:
How about we get back to the subject which is the roadworks.

Starting with Wessex water when someone takes 5 attempts in 10 months to fix a problem to say nothing of the numerious times before the year began surely you have to start questioning their compitence? It's very easy to say they are trying different solutions but surely after the first attempt at a quick fix failed it would have been obvious that a more drastic solution was required. And who do you think will end up footing the bill for repeatedly carrying out the same work to "attempt different solutions" my guess is it wont be the chairman or the shareholders!
Maybe I'm being nieve but somehow I doubt that the cost has gone down because of the repeated work before coming to the conclusion that should have been obvious from the start... or at least the 2nd attempt.

As for the A35 fiasco well done to DCC for recognising your mistake and taking steps to mitigate the effects. However the question of who is responsible for the decision to carry out this work when the alternative route for many people was already closed still remains unanswered as does the question of what repercussions can that person expect?
Someone needs to be held accountable to avoid similiar fiascos in future. I would like to make it clear at this point that I am NOT nessicarilly calling for that persons resignation but I do think that at the very least an official repremand and public apology is the least the public should be able to expect.
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[quote][p][bold]Dorsetstrider[/bold] wrote: How about we get back to the subject which is the roadworks. Starting with Wessex water when someone takes 5 attempts in 10 months to fix a problem to say nothing of the numerious times before the year began surely you have to start questioning their compitence? It's very easy to say they are trying different solutions but surely after the first attempt at a quick fix failed it would have been obvious that a more drastic solution was required. And who do you think will end up footing the bill for repeatedly carrying out the same work to "attempt different solutions" my guess is it wont be the chairman or the shareholders! Maybe I'm being nieve but somehow I doubt that the cost has gone down because of the repeated work before coming to the conclusion that should have been obvious from the start... or at least the 2nd attempt. As for the A35 fiasco well done to DCC for recognising your mistake and taking steps to mitigate the effects. However the question of who is responsible for the decision to carry out this work when the alternative route for many people was already closed still remains unanswered as does the question of what repercussions can that person expect? Someone needs to be held accountable to avoid similiar fiascos in future. I would like to make it clear at this point that I am NOT nessicarilly calling for that persons resignation but I do think that at the very least an official repremand and public apology is the least the public should be able to expect.[/p][/quote]I agree, please check out www.pooletraffic.co. uk dorsetspeed
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