According to Dorset Council Web-site for planned works on the local roads, Wessex Water are undertaking several sewer rehab works from 29 July to 1 August inclusive along the main road in Martinstown. Located from Blagdon Close, Goulds Hill entrance and to St Martinsfield.
It further states that there will be traffic signals to control the traffic for these works so not certain that the road will be fully closed.
X51 bus service through Martinstown and Steepleton will not be provided from 22 to 26 July due to the roadworks at Steepleton. Service will use A35 only for this period.
Superfast broadband... it’s the Norm in Dorset
A friendly new face is showing people in Dorset how easy it is to get better broadband.
Digital Norm is a fun character developed by the Superfast Dorset programme. His family switches to superfast broadband and saves money at the same time.
Norm has been appearing in town centres, local newspapers, on council buses and social media. And there’s an online animation showing how Norm and his family transform their home WiFi.
More than 97 per cent of Dorset premises can now get superfast fibre broadband and over half of homes and businesses have already switched, making it the norm in Dorset
These faster, more reliable connections mean everyone can be online at the same time, quicker downloads, TV and films on demand and video calling without the annoying lag.
But the uplift in speeds isn’t automatic – you must contact your internet provider and ask to switch to fibre broadband.
Martinstown are Winners of Dorset Best Village 2018 - Large Village, Previous Winners category
At the presentation evening this week for Dorset Best Village 2018 organised by Dorset Community Action, sponsored by Magna Housing and supported by Dorset Echo, Martinstown was the winner in the category of Large Village - Previous Winner (i.e. there is a category for villages that have been previous winners so that the same village can’t win every time).
The Dorset Echo reports that: “Judges travelled more than 900 miles across Dorset this summer as they inspected villages taking part. While looking out for well-kept greens and finger posts, tidy churchyards and rubbish-free playgrounds, they also note the work going on in communities behind the scenes to look after their villages.”
Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.
There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.
Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.
Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE Mondays and Fridays
10.00am Start - Aline Office 1st Stop - Mallards Green 2nd Stop - Manor Grove 3rd Stop - Village Shop Finish - Aline Office Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am
13.00pm Start - Aline Office 1st Stop - Mallards Green 2nd Stop - Manor Grove 3rd Stop - Village Shop Finish - Aline Office Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am