Trains reduced, power cuts, trees down and part of the A31 closed after heavy rain and strong winds hit Dorset

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  • South West Trains are running a reduce service across the network today
  • The A31 at Canford Bottom roundabout has been closed both ways due to flooding. It was reopened for a brief period but Dorset County Council have said the road is closed again.
  • The A35 was closed due to a fallen tree between the Bakers Arms and Bere Regis but has since reopened.
  • There are 10,500 customers of Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD) without power in Poole, as well as 9,000 in the New Forest and 900 in Bournemouth.
  • Dorset firefighters have rescued 30 people from cars stuck in floodwater
  • Send your pictures to digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk, tweet @Bournemouthecho or text them to 80360, starting your message with BE

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6:03pm

Paul Edmondson of Wimborne Road in Bournemouth sent in these three photos of a tree which fell from a neighbour's garden onto his house this morning.

 

4:59pm

We've had a quote from Neil Farmer, Strategic Director at East Dorset District Council, on the flooding at Gladelands Caravan Park today.

He said: "East Dorset District Council, Dorset County Council, the emergency services and volunteers are working together doing everything we can to help the people who have been unfortunately affected by this flooding. People are being taken to the Barrington Centre in Ferndown where we are trying to contact friends or relatives who may be able to help. Our Housing team are at the Centre trying to find emergency accommodation for those who cannot go to friends or relatives. If no accommodation is available, then we will try to make people as comfortable as possible at the Barrington Centre for as long as it takes for the situation to ease."

4:46pm

We've just uploaded a full story on the evacuation at Gladelands Caravan Park near Ferndown, which you can read here

4:45pm

Dorset Police has warned drivers not to ignore road closure signs amidst the hold-ups on the A31.
Chief Inspector Ben Hargreaves said: “I would like to remind motorists: Please don’t ignore road closure signs. I would also urge drivers to only make essential journeys in the area.”

4:38pm

THREE people from a property in Lytchett Matravers were taken to hospital this morning with carbon monoxide poisoning.

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said they received a call at 9.25am to an address on Dean Drove and a fire engine and one hazardous materials and items unit proceeded to the scene.

They said that the house was affected by a power cut on Monday evening and an electric generator had been started up in a confined space.

One person was taken out of the property by firefighters, while two others were able to walk out, and all three were taken by Dorset Ambulance Service to hospital.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service took the opportunity to remind residents that due to the recent and ongoing bout of bad weather, if a generator is used, it should be placed in an open room where air can circulate easily.

The spokesperson added that carbon monoxide poisoning can prove fatal.

4:33pm

The rainfall measurement overnight on Monday was 29.8mm at Hurn, according to Dorset County Council, which has been dealing with the consequences for the road network.

4:19pm

Several thousand people locally still have no electricity following the storms, Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD) has said.

There are still 3,000 customers without power in the New Forest, 1,000 around Bournemouth and 1,500 in Poole.

A statement from SEPD, which covers central southern England and the north of Scotland, said: “Currently, around 65,000 homes are without power in the SEPD area. Conditions remain extremely challenging with severe flooding in some areas and trees having been brought down, making travel and access difficult.”

The company is offering free food and hot drinks at Brockenhurst railway station from 3-6pm.

Anyone who has lost their power supply should ring 0800 072 7282, particularly if reporting damage or aware of neighbours or friends who may need extra help.

4:00pm

We have the following statement from Dorset Police on the A31 closure:

Dorset Police is working with the local authority to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

The A31 is currently closed between the Ameysford roundabout and the A347. The closure is causing considerable congestion in the area, particularly along the A347 and A348 Ringwood Road.

Chief Inspector Ben Hargreaves, of Dorset Police, said: “I would like to remind motorists please don’t ignore the road closure signs. I would also urge drivers to only make essential journeys in the area.”

3:58pm

Portland Coastguard received a call from a woman at 3.20pm this afternoon who thought that two lads in two kayaks were in difficulties on the River Stour at Spetisbury, near Blandford.

The helicopter went to see if assistance was needed but one of the kayakers saw the helicopter overhead and phoned the coastguards to say that they were OK. 

3:54pm

Yellow Buses have said all the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth is heavily congested causing delays to all services entering and leaving the Town Centre.

3:50pm

Dorset Police have tweeted that the A31 is closed between the Ameysford roundabout and A347.

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If you're driving outside the area this evening to reach your destination in time for Christmas, you can get updates on what the roads are like on our traffic feed

It doesn't matter if you are heading outside the county, just enter your final destination in the location box to see what the traffic is like

3:32pm

3:17pm

We've managed to speak to Caroline who was stuck in traffic near Ferndown:

Caroline said they'd been in Poole to pick up the guinea pig from First Steps Day Nursery, which they run.

It's normally a 25 minute journey home but it's taken them well over an hour so far. 

Caroline said they were stuck in Golflinks Road they think it's probably because of the evacuation from the caravan site.

And she said their road is also flooded in Ringwood but fortunately their house is safe.

"It is frustrating but it could be worse. Hopefully we will get home at some point but these people are going to be homeless for Christmas."

3:01pm

Caroline Marks has just been in touch to say all the roads leading to Ferndown are completely gridlocked.

She has been trying to get home to Ringwood for over an hour. 

If you've been stuck in traffic around Ferndown then please get in touch. 
 

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2:30pm

We've heard from a rail passenger who says staff are doing a brilliant job:

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2:23pm

David Phipps House Furnisher in Ferndown has been handing out tea and coffee to all those affected by the flooding at Gladelands Caravan Park.

2:18pm

Dorset Police has released some travel advice and information in the wake of the flooding at Gladelands Caravan Park in Ferndown.

PC Mark Palmer from Dorset Police requested vehicles to use the A338 towards Poole.

He also advised local traffic to use Horton Road.

2:18pm

Reader Peter Lovesey just called in and said he has been stuck in the traffic near Ferndown for an hour and has had to turn around and go home via West Moors. 

2:16pm

Dorset Echo:

A sinking catamaran was rescued by Poole lifeboat crews as they attended their 100th “shout” of the year today.

After being on standby during the stormy night of gale force winds of over 70 knots and driving rain, the inshore lifeboat was not called out by Portland Coastguard until 8.30am today to a vessel reported to be sinking off Moriconium Quay.

The crew found a 24ft catamaran pinned against a jetty off Branksea Avenue, close to Hamworthy Park, after it dragged its mooring, sustaining damage after being buffeted by storm force winds.

When the winds died down the owner went out by tender to check the vessel and found it was sinking.

The lifeboat crew put the salvage pump to work, took the vessel in tow and ran it aground up the slipway at Rockley to stop it sinking.

“Though nobody was in immediate danger, we were more than happy to go and help salvage the vessel and give a bit of relief to the owner of the boat,” said volunteer coxswain Jonathan Clark.

“With more bad weather forecast late on this week we urge everyone to stay home and stay safe with their families,” he said.

Over the festive season it is business as usual for the Poole lifeboat crew and a volunteer duty crew will be on standby throughout.

2:14pm

Hundreds of people recused from the flooding at Gladelands Caravan Park could be spending Christmas Day at the Barrington Centre in Ferndown.

Rosemary Handscomb who works at the Barrington Centre said they are expecting to house at least 100 people who have been evacuated by boat because of the rising water levels.

They are collecting enough provisions to enable people to stay overnight and throughout Christmas Day.

She said: "We are expecting at least 100 people, many of whom will stay overnight and into Christmas Day."

Officers from Christchurch District are sourcing mats and sleeping bags for all the visitors.

 

2:07pm

Around 50 to 60 residents have already been rescued from Gladelands Caravan Park by boat according to a spokesperson from Dorset Fire and Rescue service.

The rescue operation is still ongoing and three fire crews from Christchurch have attended the incident.

They are using an inflatable dingy, two land rovers and a specially adapted fire engine.

A spokesperson from Dorset Fire and Rescue service said: “Properties are submerged with at least 4ft of water and this is still rising.

"At least 50 to 60 residents have already been rescued and the operation is still ongoing.  Two horses have also been rescued."

Dorset Fire service received the call at 8.10am this morning.
 

 

2:04pm

98-year-old Arthur Chrimes is one of 200 people to be evacuated from the Gladelands Caravan Park. You can see more pictures from today in our gallery

Dorset Echo: Pictures taken by Daily Echo photographers and readers after heavy rain and strong winds hit Dorset on December 23 and 24, 2013.

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1:59pm

Dorset County Council have said there are long delays due to the flooding between Palmersford and Canford Bottom roundabout: 
 

1:53pm

Yellow Buses have posted on their Facebook page that services are experiencing major delays due to the closure of the A31 at Canford Bottom:
 
1345 Services 4c 4d A31 closed between McDonalds Roundabout and Canford Bottom this is causing major congestion in the area as it is an arterial route and we have additional traffic due to the holidays - these services are suffering major delays and we apologise for the inconvenience

1:53pm

Southern Electric Power Distribution says it has made “good progress” in restoring supplies but there are still thousands without electricity.

There are now 1,500 customers without power in Poole, compared with 10,500 earlier today.

The New Forest has 4,900 customers without power – compared with 9,000 earlier. But Bournemouth now has 1,263, compared with only 900 earlier in the day.

A statement from the company says:  “Good progress has been made by engineers carrying out repairs, with around 20,000 customers having their power restored throughout the course of yesterday and a further 20,000 restored this morning. Currently, around 70,000 homes are without power in the SEPD area.

“Conditions are extremely challenging as trees have been brought down in many areas, making travel and access difficult.”

The company – which operates in central southern England and the north of Scotland – says it has 600 staff, contractors and tree cutters repairing damage and removing trees from access roads and overhead lines.

Call centres in Portsmouth and Perth are working together to answer calls and provide updates, while calls are being made to vulnerable customers to provide help where required.

Mobile generators are being used where possible and contact has been made with local authorities to ensure vulnerable customers are cared for.
Catering vans will be deployed in the worst affected areas to provide free food to those without power.

Anyone loses power should contact the company on 0800 072 7282, especially if reporting damage or aware of people who may need extra help.

1:35pm

This picture of residents being evacuated from Gladelands Caravan Park by boat has been sent to us by Simon Rowley.

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1:17pm Tue 24 Dec 13

bmb says

Just a big thank you to the emergency services, hospital staff and council staff who have been working tirelessly for the past couple of days to keep the rest of us safe. Have a great Christmas.

1:23pm

Dorset County Council have just tweeted the A31 has been closed again in both directions due to flooding

1:16pm

1:15pm

And here's an update from our reporter Alex who is covering the story about the evacuation at Gladelands Caravan Park:
 

1:13pm

We've had some pictures back from Jon who is a Gladelands Caravan Park where residents have been evacuated by boat because of rising water.

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Bournemouth Council have tweeted asking for people to report fallen trees blocking roads or pavements on 01202 451451 or by emailing enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

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11:58am

Travel Dorset have just tweeted the A31 at Canford Bottom:

11:52am

Some people are unlikely to have their electricity back on in time for Christmas, Southern Electric Power Distribution has confirmed.

The company was responding to claims that the power at Burley in the New Forest could be off until Friday.

A spokeswoman said:  “With the severity of damage we’re experiencing on our network, there will potentially be customers who are off supply tomorrow. We understand this is a huge inconvenience to customers.”

She said 40,000 customers had already had their power restored but 70,000 were without power.

“With the severe amount of damage that has occurred on our network, our engineers are going to be working to get as many people back on as soon as they can,” she added.

An update is expected at around 1pm.

11:36am

The Borough of Poole has just posted the following update:

Following the high winds and heavy rain yesterday and overnight a number of roads in Poole are currently closed.

The following roads are currently closed due to fallen trees

• Blandford Road, Hamworthy
• Sandecotes Road
• Osborne Road
• St Osmunds Road

Council staff and contractors are on site, or will be as soon as possible, to clear the roads.

The following roads are also currently closed due to flooding:

• Magna Road (will remain closed until water recedes)
• Willet Road
• Blandford Road, Hamworthy (will remain closed until water recedes)

11:36am

One Burley resident said he's been told by SSE that they may be without power until Friday. Has anyone else been told this? we'll keep you updated on the situation when we hear more.

11:34am

The Baker's Arms is now open westbound, says Dorset Police, and is passable with care.

11:30am

Bournemouth Council have tweeted Westover Road is due to reopen around midday

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And here's some footage of the flooding on the A31 at the Canford Bottom roundbaout from a little earlier on too: 

11:15am

Here's some video footage from a little earlier on of us speaking with George Shearman after a tree owned by his family came down in Penn Hill Avenue:

11:14am

At least 10 cars have broken down after attempting to drive through Leigh Road in Wimborne which is submerged in flood water.

Charlie McCready was on her way to deliver car parts when she tried to drive through the flood water in Leigh Road which currently reaches more than knee depth after a night of heavy rain.

She said: "A lot of cars have died after trying to drive through the flooding and they are starting to line up on the side of the road.

"We've all been helping eachother out by pushing the cars out of the flooding when they got stuck.  I am absolutely soaked now.

"I was on my way to deliver car parts to garages to help other people who are now in this situation."

 

 

 

 

11:11am

We've had reports that residents are being evacuated by boat from the Gladelands caravan park at Trickett's Cross due to flooding.  

11:06am

Passengers using South West Trains are advised that a heavily reduced service will be in operation across the network today.

Services have started running since just after 8am today, but customers have been warned to expect significantly fewer trains after severe weather resulted in more than 60 fallen trees and flooding at nine locations across the network. In some parts, rail tracks are under up to four feet of water.

Early morning safety checks by trains identified even greater damage and blockages than expected. As a result, no trains are currently expected to run on the following routes:
• West of England line between Salisbury and Exeter
• Strawberry Hill to Shepperton
• Wokingham to Reading
• Weybridge to Virginia Water
• Guildford to Havant (via Portsmouth)

South West Trains is advising customers not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Passengers who have to travel should check the latest service information at southwesttrains.co.uk and on Twitter @SW_Trains. Ticket flexibility has been increased to allow passengers to change their time of travel if necessary.

11:06am

Echo reader Claire Edwards is wondering whether she’ll lose £200 worth of Christmas food in the power cuts plaguing the New Forest.

Claire is the reader mentioned earlier who found herself stranded in Crowe, near Ringwood, with roads impassable and a power cut since 9.30pm on Monday.

She eventually made it into Ringwood in her partner’s 4x4.

It is the second Christmas in a row that Claire has had torrential rain to deal with. Last year, her car was written off in the floods in Devon.

“Every road around where we live has at least 1ft of floodwater," she said.

“The power is on ion Ringwood but it seems to be the surrounding villages that are all without power.

“I’ve got £200 worth of Christmas food in the fridge. I’m sure they’re doing all they can but it’s not a good start to Christmas.”

11:00am

Our reporter Caitlin has been speaking to the family who own the tree which has fallen in Penn Hill Avenue. 

George Shearman, 17, said: “Half of one of the trees came down at around 10pm last night. We were in the lounge when it came down and it fell onto the house, but only caused minor damage to the guttering and our car. It sounded like thunder, but my sister, Grace, 18, knew straight away that it was a tree.

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“We were advised to get out of the house by the tree surgeons from the council. They stayed with us and advised when they thought it was safe enough to go back inside, after the third bit, which was the biggest part of one of the trees, had come down.

“Apparently, you get 10 seconds to move out of the way once you hear the tree creak, and it was really unpredictable as they just couldn’t tell which way it was going to fall.

“Obviously the damage has been done and luckily nobody is hurt.

“It was quite an old tree and we were looking to get it taken down anyway, so now we don’t have to.”

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10:56am

Heavy rain has resulted in serious flooding throughout Wimborne, with Stapehill Road being one of the worst areas hit.  The road has now been cordoned off by police to prevent more cars from attempting to drive through.

Alan Pecosan from Wimborne who had his car towed after trying to drive through said the flooding is the worst he has seen in 10 years.

He said: "The flooding is at least knees deep and it has affected a lot of people trying to get to work this morning.  In 10 years I've never seen flooding this bad."

Oliver Gola who was also waiting for the AA after his car was affected by the flooding in Stapehill Road said: "I've not been able to get to work because of the flooding.

"We're now standing in front of the road blocking it so no more cars try to drive down."

 

 

10:46am

A reader in Crow, near Ringwood, says she can’t get out because all the roads are flooded and has had no power since 9.30pm on Monday.

She is currently keeping in contact by charging her phone in the car.

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Bournemouth Borough Council attended and cleared 40 fallen and dangerous trees, as well as many more less serious incidents over night.

Parks staff and contractors Banyards worked throughout the night and were back at first light to clear further debris.

Westover Road is due to be closed imminently due to a dangerous tree that needs to be cleared as soon as possible.

At Tuckton Tea Gardens, our teams attended a large tree which had fallen onto the boat house and onto a boat.

Today the River Iford is running lower than it was last night, however lunchtime today there might be a river surge. Council Workers are ready and flood plans and evacuation procedures in place are in case we need to act.

The further critical time will be at 5pm this afternoon – due to high tide as well as the extra water.

Homes have been raised in the caravan park so it is unlikely they will be damaged. We have alerted residents well in advance so that they can organise overnight accommodation for themselves.

10:33am

The A350 between Bloxworth and Bere Regis is under 4ft of water, Dorset County Council reports.

Police are on the scene to help with the situation.

10:30am

South West Trains is transporting passengers between London Waterloo and Weymouth, but services are “not yet running at an even pattern”, the company says.

Services from London are terminating at Bournemouth, while trains to London are starting from Bournemouth.  Hourly shuttles are being run between Bournemouth and Weymouth. 

10:25am

Parts of North Dorset still have 2-3ft of floodwater on the roads, Dorset County Council says.

10:24am

Dorset County Council says the Baker's Arms roundabout was closed on Monday night because there was heavy floodwater in lane one, creeping into lane two.

The eastbound carriageway of the Upton bypass remained closed this morning but they are hoping it will re-open shortly. 

 

 

10:15am

Traffic heading towards Poole via the Baker's Arms roundabout is being diverted because of flooding, a reader reports.

He says traffic is heading through Lytchett Minster because the roundabout is impassable for eastbound traffic.

10:06am

Both of Poole’s lifting bridges were operating normally today, following disruption to their schedules yesterday.

Lifts for boats were suspended during the exceptionally high winds on Monday, however and assessment has been carried out and calmer weather has allowed scheduled lifts of the Twin Sails and Poole Bridge to return to normal.

9:48am

That update from Scottish and Southern Electric has arrived.

It says there are 10,500 customers of Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD) without power in Poole, as well as 9,000 in the New Forest and 900 in Bournemouth.

The company says: “Repairs will continue throughout the day and every effort will be made to restore power to customers as quickly as possible.”

SEPD says it is making extra calls for vulnerable customers, has extra staff on standby and extra call handlers to help and advise customers without power.

It adds: “Anyone who experiences a loss of electricity supply is urged to contact the team on 0800 072 7282 particularly if reporting damage or aware of  neighbours or friends who may need extra help.”

9:43am

Scottish and Southern Electric says it has around 90,000 customers without power across its area, which covers central southern England as well as the north of Scotland.

We're expecting an update shortly on the affected areas.

9:41am

We've heard from a West Parley resident who said they have been without power since 10pm last night. We're trying to get an update on this. Are you also without power? let us know in the comments below.

9:37am

Westover Road is now open following earlier tree clearance

9:37am

Borough of Poole reported that at 8.45am five roads were closed due to fallen trees and a number were affected by flooding.

Trees were blown down across Blandford Road at Hamworthy, Sandecotes Road, Osborne Road, Alder Crescent and St Osmunds Road.

Flooding was affecting Magna Road, Willet Road and Blandford Road at Hamworthy. Shore Road at Sandbanks, which had been closed, was said to be open and passable with care.

Council staff were out assessing damage.

“Our priority this morning will be managing incidents which pose a risk to people and property,” said a spokesman.

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Here's another picture of the massive tree that's come down at Penn Hill Avenue, which our photographer Jon has just sent back.

Dorset Echo: Pictures taken by Daily Echo photographers and readers after heavy rain and strong winds hit Dorset on December 23 and 24, 2013.

We've started a gallery where you can see many more pictures taken by Daily Echo photographers and photos sent in by readers.

 

9:13am

There's also been reports of a fallen tree blocking West Cliff Road outside the Wessex Hotel.

9:12am

A reader has reported that the Bransgore to Winkton road up to the Lamb pub is very flooded. It is passible but only in the middle part of the road.

9:10am

Bournemouth Council have tweeted Westover Road has been closed for tree clearance

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8:39am

We've been sent so many pictures we're going to start a gallery, which we'll have online for you very shortly.

If you have a picture of video footage to send us, you can email it to digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk, text it to 80360, starting your message with BE, or tweet it @Bournemouthecho

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And here's a picture of a flooded driveway at Leigh Road in Wimborne:

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8:33am

We've had some pictures back from our photographer Corin who has been out and about at the A31 at Wimborne this morning. The road remains closed westbound between the Canford Bottom roundabout and Merley roundabout.

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Here's a picture of the traffic queues through Stapehill heading towards Wimborne:

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8:23am

Reports of power failure in parts of Parley and Ferndown.

8:22am

West Cliff Road in Bournemouth partially blocked because of fallen tree near the Wessex Hotel.

8:18am

Morebus are diverting X2 straight to New Milton as Silver Street and Everton Road closed.

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8:11am

A spokesman for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance said: "Heavy rainfall and high winds have affected the rail network and roads in the region and had a serious impact on our services yesterday and this morning.

"More than 40 trees fell across our network yesterday, with eight falling in the space of just two hours last night, blocking lines and in some cases hitting trains. Yesterday's weather had a higher impact on our network than the St Jude storm and produced some of the most challenging conditions our frontline teams have had to cope with in many years.

"The past 24 hours have been very difficult for our customers and we are sorry they have faced significant disruption. It has also been a tough time for our employees across the network who have been working extremely hard in difficult conditions to keep trains running and to make sure arrangements were made for passengers whose journeys have been disrupted.

"This morning we will continue to clear tracks and carry out repairs. We will then run trains that check the lines are safe for passenger services and we are hopeful that services will resume at around 10am.

"We would like to thank customers for their patience while we carry out this essential work. Once services resume, we are confident that we will still be able to get all of our passengers where they want to be on our network today so they can spend Christmas with family and friends."

8:05am

Hampshire Police have said they had 400 calls overnight relating to the weather

8:03am

We were sent this picture of floodwater on Leigh Road in Wimborne overnight:

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7:36am

Our traffic feed is reporting to major road closures this morning:

The A35 Eastbound is closed due to flooding between A31 (Shell roundabout) and A351 / B3067 Dorchester Road (Bakers Arms Roundabout). It is expected to be closed all morning.

A31 Westbound at Wimborne minster closed due to fallen tree and fallen power cables between Canford Bottom Roundabout and A341 / Merley House Lane (Merley Roundabout).

7:33am

South West Trains have suspended all services until at least 10am while they check the lines are clear of fallen trees and debris.

 

7:32am

Morning all. People hoping to getaway for Christmas are facing a second day of disruption.

 

 

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9:23pm

South West Trains has just issued this press release:

Passengers using South West Trains are advised that services will start later at 7.30am tomorrow (24 December) to allow for track safety checks after severe weather resulted in dozens of fallen trees and flooding at several locations across the network.

Several train operators in the London area are planning to start services later than normal to allow trains to check lines are safe to run passenger services. Further extreme weather is expected later this evening and into the early hours of Christmas Eve.

Maintenance teams are working through the night to carry our repairs and clear lines. Around 35 trees have come down on the South West Trains network today, with flooding at several sites. Power supply problems have also affected signalling. The West of England line has been worst affected.

Extra customer service staff will be on hand at key locations tomorrow to provide advice and assistance to passengers. Customers are advised to check the latest travel situation before starting their journeys via southwesttrains.co.uk or on Twitter @SW_Trains.

Ticket flexibility has been increased for today and tomorrow to allow passengers to change their time of travel if necessary.

A spokesman for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance said: "The past 24 hours have been very difficult for our customers and we are sorry they have faced significant disruption. It has also been a tough time for our frontline teams across the network who have been working extremely hard in difficult conditions to keep trains running.

"Weather forecasters expect the worst of the extreme conditions to be over by the early hours of the morning, allowing us to run trains that check the lines are safe for passenger services. We would like to thank customers for their patience while we carry out this essential work, which will mean a later start than normal for our services.

"We are confident that we will be able to get all of our passengers where they want to be on our network so they can spend Christmas with family and friends."

8:32pm

Lee Warrington has sent this in via email: "I would like to mention, I am an amateur weather forecaster and winds are expected to be WORSE than we have already had today. Winds have dropped slightly but will pick up again within the next hour, peaking between 10pm and 1am where we will see significant gusts of 70-80mph over a 3 hour period! Rain set to intensify once more too, so the worst is yet to come. Beware!"

7:10pm

The A341 Magna Road at Bearwood is also closed both ways due to flooding between King John Avenue and Moortown Drive. Near to Canford Park.

6:38pm

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Also some pics from another reader Matt Spraggs. Baiter Park on Poole Quay.

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6:36pm

Chris Grimmett has sent in this picture, suggesting it might have been a bit windy in the town centre earlier this evening.

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6:21pm

Thanks :)

6:08pm Mon 23 Dec 13

matty poole says

Large branch down was in Western Ave Branksome Park not Talbot woods

6:20pm

Things seem to be calming down for now but we'll keep the blog open in case there are any further updates to give you later on.

If you are travelling this evening then please take care.

You can email pictures of any damage to newsdesk@bournemouthecho.co.uk. 

6:10pm

We've been speaking to Dave Money of Rave Hair and Beauty on Ashley Road in Poole.

He said a tree fell around 2 metres away from the salon around 4pm this afternoon and uprooted some surrounding tarmac.

Council workers came to cut down the tree along with a second tree.

6:02pm

Our traffic feed is reporting a fallen tree is causing "hazardous" driving conditions on the on B3080 Forest Road near Bohemia Lane/Tethering Drove.

An uprooted tree has become lodged on electric cables.

5:58pm

Uddens Drive at Wimborne Minster is closed both ways at the junction with the A31 due to flooding.

5:48pm

Just a quick update on the trains. Services between London Waterloo and Weymouth will only run between London Waterloo and Bournemouth.

An hourly shuttle will run between Bournemouth and Weymouth calling at all stations. This is the case until the end of service.

Services are subject to delays due to fallen trees and an earlier broken down freight train, which is blocking Bournemouth bound lines. The line is expected to be blocked until at least 7pm.

Dorset Echo:

5:37pm

We've been speaking to Kevin Taylor of Dorset Weather who said that today's storm has been more widespread than storm St Jude in late October.

Lots of people have been affected across the county and winds reached 76mph in Poole.

He said tomorrow the weather should pick up from around 6am but it will become disruptive once again on Friday. 

5:34pm

Our traffic feed is reporting the A350 Blandford Road is closed both ways due to flooding between Higher Street (Iwerne Minster) and A30 Christy's Lane / B3091 Salisbury Road (Shaftesbury).

5:25pm

5:23pm

The Sandbanks Ferry has tweeted that services are running despite the severe weather:

 

5:21pm

Due to a broken down train between Poole and Bournemouth, Bournemouth bound lines are blocked.

South West Trains have said a rescue train is en route but the line is expected to be blocked until at least 19:00.

5:17pm

Cllr Peter Adams from Borough of Poole, says that he has been queuing for an hour to leave the Dolphin shopping centre’s multi-storey car park this afternoon.

He added: “The place is chock-a-block. I will say that the car parking attendants are doing their best to help people, but it just seems everyone is in the town centre at the moment.

“As a councillor, it worries me that people may remember this when it comes to their Christmas shopping next year and may be put off by it.”

5:16pm

We've been sent this picture by Vincent Blood. A tree came down in his garden in Elgin Road, Poole.

Mr Blood was in his frontroom at the time when he heard a long bang and thought something had blown over.

He said if the tree had been at another 25 degree angle it would have gone through his bathroom window.

Dorset Echo:

4:57pm

4:54pm

4:52pm

We've been sent this picture by Sachie of a section of roof which has been blown from Nelsons and crashed into the side of our building in Alder Hills Park. No-one was injured.

Dorset Echo:

4:50pm

A spokesperson for North Dorset District Council has said they are expecting the amount of rain that has fallen to double overnight.

They are trying to be prepared as possible and are warning people of the dangers of driving through standing water.

4:48pm

We've been sent this picture of a tree down in Ashley Road by Ian

Dorset Echo:

4:40pm

We've also been sent this picture of a tree down on Kenvyton Road in Bournemouth, at the end which meets Christchurch Road. 

Dorset Echo:

4:36pm

Here are some pictures out photographer Jon took a little earlier on:Dorset Echo:

Dorset Echo:

Dorset Echo:

4:18pm

Lindsay Cass, head of property and engineering at Christchurch and East Dorset Councils said: “The Environment Agency (EA) has not issued any flood warnings for the River Avon in Dorset. Christchurch and East Dorset Councils will keep in close contact with the EA who will be monitoring the situation overnight.

"The Councils have operational response plans for dealing with flooding from rivers and from the sea, which we would implement in support of the emergency services and EA if required. These include assistance with the provision of sandbags and emergency accommodation if residents are unable to stay in their homes.”

4:14pm

Yellow Buses have just tweeted there is a fallen tree in Ashley Road by Co-op which is affecting services. 

4:12pm

4:11pm

6:08pm Mon 23 Dec 13

matty poole says

Large branch down was in Western Ave Branksome Park not Talbot woods

We've had reports of a large branch down in the road at Western Avenue in Branksome Park

4:11pm

We've got more on the overturned lorry for you. The road is Whiteway Hill, an MoD road, located between East Lulworth and Corfe Castle.

The lorry is a seven-and-a-half tonne DAF truck and they are unable to reocver it because the winds are too high.

It was first reported to police at 2.30pm.

Two occupants were in the vehicle and are uninjured.

 

4:11pm

Southern Electric engineers are working to restore power to homes across central-southern England as high winds affect the region.

A spokesperson said: "More than 400 engineers and support staff are working in challenging conditions to repair damage to the electricity network caused by today’s gales."

Homes in the New Forest are without power. 

SE has also undertaken a number of further measures for customers including;

  • Calls being made to vulnerable customers to give reassurance and help.ngineering teams working where it is safe to do so.
  • Additional staff available on standby
  • Extra call handlers available to talk to customers who may have lost electricity supply and give advice.

Anyone who experiences a loss of electricity supply is urged to contact the team on 0800 072 7282 particularly if reporting damage or aware of a neighbours or friends who may need extra help.

4:08pm

We've just spoken to Bournemouth Airport. One flight has been cancelled this afternoon to Dublin. It was cancelled in Dublin and passengers due to fly out from Bournemouth have been transported to Heathrow to catch a flight from there.

For more traffic and travel updates click here 

4:03pm

We've been sent this picture of a person stood on a goyne at Boscombe beach. Don't do things like this, it is extremely dangerous. 

Dorset Echo:

3:59pm

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3:46pm

Can anyone help this commenter out?

3:32pm Mon 23 Dec 13

littertray says

Does anybody know what Cabot Lane in Poole is like? Usually it floods deeply all the way across. Got to go down it to get to work later!

3:45pm

3:24pm

3:23pm

The Coastguard have said today's gusts are at level 10 on the Beaufort scale.

3:22pm

An elderly couple were rescued from their car after driving into floodwater in Lillington, North Dorset at 2.05pm today. 

They have been lead to safety by firefighters. 

3:19pm

More Buses have just tweeted that the weather conditions they are expericning delays of up to 45 minutes on all services:

 

3:07pm

3:05pm

An update on the tree that was blocking the line and causing delays between Basingstoke and Winchester: 
 

3:04pm

2:55pm

 

2:51pm

This footage of stormy seas at Boscombe Pier comes courtesy of Visit Bournemouth:

2:43pm

2:42pm

2:42pm

The people who dumped these could use some new umbrellas for Christmas...

Dorset Echo:

2:35pm

Here's what the Met Office are saying on that yellow warning for Friday, which is currently in place for the whole of the UK:

"Another spell of stormy weather is expected to affect many areas, winds increasing later on Boxing Day but likely to peak during Friday. Gusts of 70-80 mph are possible especially in exposed parts of the west and south. Spells of heavy rain can also be expected, including areas that remain saturated from rainfall earlier in the week.

"The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, especially where the high winds are combined with heavy rainfall. Please watch for updates to this warning over the coming days, especially those who have travel plans."

2:33pm

2:29pm

2:27pm

2:13pm

2:12pm

Yellow Buses have posted the following message on their Facebook page:

We are experiencing major congestion across the network due to the weather and high levels of holiday traffic this is causing delays of up to 40 minutes on some services and we apologise for any inconvenience.

2:10pm

2:03pm

If you have any pictures of the weather then we'd love to see them. You can email them to digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk or tweet them @Bournemouthecho
 

1:36pm

We've just had a call from someone who is trying to get out of Asda supermarket at St Pauls in Bournemouth. 

They told us they have travelled eight feet in the past hour.

Let us know what it's like out there for you by:

1:30pm

1:03pm

12:51pm

This doesn't sound good:

12:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Jim_Springbourne says

Gusting 45mph on the roof here. Higher than the late October storm, and my system is rather conservative with the speed readings. The worst hasn't even arrived yet.
Latest weather readings from Bournemouth online http://www.g0ofe.com
/weather

12:33pm

12:32pm

If you're travelling outside Dorset today, you can get latest updates on what's happening across the country here

12:26pm

Here's a picture of the traffic on the M3 taken from the Highways Agency camera:

Dorset Echo:

12:24pm

We've got an update on the M3 northbound.

Two lanes are closed and only one lane is open due to an accident between J12 A335 (Eastleigh) and J11 A3090 / B3335 (Winchester South).

There is congestion on the M3 to J14 on the M27.

Travel time is around 45 minutes. 

12:18pm

12:17pm

12:12pm

South West Trains have tweeted that tickets dated Monday 23 December will also be valid on Tuesday 24 December but customers are asked avoid early morning trains where possible as these may be affected by weather conditions overnight.

The amended timetable will begin at 1pm, which will mean the following changes to services:

Waterloo to Weymouth services will terminate at Bournemouth.

Weymouth to Waterloo services will start from Bournemouth.

An hourly shuttle will run between Bournemouth and Weymouth, in both directions, calling at all stations.

12:06pm

The Environment Agency have released a three-day flood risk forecast

Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset are some of the areas in the south west to be banded amber, which means they are considered to be at 'medium risk' today and tomorrow.

The summary reads: "The flood risk for the next 3 days is Medium. Heavy rain today (Monday) and overnight into tomorrow (Tuesday) brings a medium likelihood of significant disruption from surface water and river flooding to southern counties of England and a medium likelihood of significant disruption from surface water flooding to South Wales in the areas coloured amber in the maps - see the map here

"There is also a low flood risk from river and surface water flooding in other parts of England and Wales coloured yellow in the maps. Impacts could include flooding of properties and parts of communities and disruption to travel resulting in longer journey times with road closures possible.

Following damage to defences from the storm in early December, there is a very low likelihood of significant disruption along the Dorset coast from coastal flooding due to gale force or severe gale force winds and large waves, giving a low overall coastal flood risk. Elsewhere the flood risk is very low."

 

11:39am

11:38am

Our traffic feed is showing an accident on the M3 northbound. Here are the details:

M3 Northbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, three or four vehicles involved between J12 A335 (Eastleigh) and J11 A3090 / B3335 (Winchester South).

 

11:36am

11:28am

11:12am

11:11am

Have you done your food shopping already or are you yet to brave the supermarket? Here's an update on the situation at Tesco in Fleetsbridge if you're heading out:
 

11:00am

10:58am

The outdoor ice rink in Bournemouth Gardens is closed today.

The following statement has been posted on the TicketlineUK website:

Due to the extreme weather conditions forecast for the region, please be advised that the organisers have decided to cancel all sessions scheduled for today. This decision is in the interests of customer health and safety and normal service will resume as soon as possible. If you have a booking for today, please contact TicketlineUK on 02920 230 130 to arrange a transfer to an alternative session.

10:41am

The National Trust have just tweeted parts of Corfe Castle are closed today due to the high winds:

10:39am

10:34am

10:26am

10:19am

10:18am

Dorset Police have issued the following advice to travellers:

High Winds

  • In severe conditions don't travel unless you have to
  • Keep your distance from other vehicles
  • Keep your speed down - sudden gusts of wind can blow you off course
  • Show consideration for other motorists especially when confronted with delays and/or blocked roads

Wet Weather

  • In severe weather consider whether your journey is necessary - don't travel unless you have to
  • Don't take chances in wet weather, leave extra time to get to your destination

Heavy Rain

  • When visibility is reduced switch on your headlights
  • Double the distance you leave between your car and the car in front of you, as stopping distances increase in wet weather

Flooding

  • Exercise caution when approaching standing water on the roads
  • Consideration should be given to the depth of the water
  • Do not take any risks driving through flood waters
  • If motorists decide to drive through shallow water, they are asked to do so slowly and to be aware of the effect of waves on other road users.

10:15am

10:11am

The Environment Agency has 32 flood alerts for the South West, which includes the west coast and east coast of Dorset. 

Flood warnings have been issued for West Bay, Chiswell and Lyme Regis Harbour but we currently have no flood warnings in place for East Dorset.

We'll keep you posted if the situation changes. 

10:03am

You can get involved by letting us know what it is like out there on the roads and on public transport by commenting below or emailing digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

 

 

10:01am

9:41am

And here's an update from the shops in case you're yet to head out and do your food shopping:
 

9:39am

South West Trains are running a reduce service form 1pm today as the severe weather sweeps in.

Passengers are advised to only travel this afternoon if absolutely necessary and to check before travelling.

Here's the latest update from their website:

Starting from 1300 on Monday 23rd December and until at least 0600 on Tuesday 24th December, all trains will have to run at significantly reduced speeds across the whole South West Trains network. Some trains may be altered or cancelled.

After approximately 13:00 on Monday 23rd December, we will make the following service alterations to minimise delays and congestion while we run at reduced speed. 

Waterloo to Weymouth services will terminate at Bournemouth.

Weymouth to Waterloo services will start from Bournemouth.

An hourly shuttle will run between Bournemouth and Weymouth, in both directions, calling at all stations.

9:31am

The Met Office warning reads: "A spell of heavy rainfall is expected to affect parts of southern England and South Wales during Monday. This will fall onto saturated ground and lead to a risk of some flooding. Gale to severe gale force winds will be an added hazard, with the potential for very strong gusts across coastal areas.

"The public should be prepared for the likelihood of some significant disruption due to the combined hazards of heavy rainfall and high winds.

"The rainfall should clear southeast England on Tuesday morning, with the winds moderating from the west."

9:31am

Morning everyone. Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit Dorset around lunchtime today.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" warning for the South West, which includes Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. 

The warning is valid until 9am tomorrow morning.

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11:06am Mon 23 Dec 13

Isosceles says...

Must remember to go shopping to buy some mustard!
Must remember to go shopping to buy some mustard! Isosceles

12:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Jim_Springbourne says...

Gusting 45mph on the roof here. Higher than the late October storm, and my system is rather conservative with the speed readings. The worst hasn't even arrived yet.
Latest weather readings from Bournemouth online http://www.g0ofe.com
/weather
Gusting 45mph on the roof here. Higher than the late October storm, and my system is rather conservative with the speed readings. The worst hasn't even arrived yet. Latest weather readings from Bournemouth online http://www.g0ofe.com /weather Jim_Springbourne

1:17pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Arthur Maureen says...

GETAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!

Proper slow news day for the journos... bad weather and guess what?? - it's busy in the supermarkets in the run up to xmas, awesome.
GETAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! Proper slow news day for the journos... bad weather and guess what?? - it's busy in the supermarkets in the run up to xmas, awesome. Arthur Maureen

1:37pm Mon 23 Dec 13

spooki says...

And yet there are still fools out there with no coats on trying to faff about with umbrellas!
I'm sure there's a few also deciding to have a nice walk along the beach/cliff tops.
And yet there are still fools out there with no coats on trying to faff about with umbrellas! I'm sure there's a few also deciding to have a nice walk along the beach/cliff tops. spooki

3:32pm Mon 23 Dec 13

littertray says...

Does anybody know what Cabot Lane in Poole is like? Usually it floods deeply all the way across. Got to go down it to get to work later!
Does anybody know what Cabot Lane in Poole is like? Usually it floods deeply all the way across. Got to go down it to get to work later! littertray

3:32pm Mon 23 Dec 13

chrisii1991 says...

one reason to escape britain THIS!
one reason to escape britain THIS! chrisii1991

3:43pm Mon 23 Dec 13

loftusrod says...

Disruption for travellers?
They should come back again in the Summer when the local councils will fall over themselves to make sure they have a nice field to live in for free, their kids are safe in local schools, and they can litter all they like with no clean up bill to worry about.
Disruption for travellers? They should come back again in the Summer when the local councils will fall over themselves to make sure they have a nice field to live in for free, their kids are safe in local schools, and they can litter all they like with no clean up bill to worry about. loftusrod

3:50pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Isosceles says...

loftusrod says...
Disruption for travellers? They should come back again in the Summer.
Nice one!
loftusrod says... Disruption for travellers? They should come back again in the Summer. Nice one! Isosceles

3:51pm Mon 23 Dec 13

robert4 says...

littertray wrote:
Does anybody know what Cabot Lane in Poole is like? Usually it floods deeply all the way across. Got to go down it to get to work later!
yep no different to usual, flooded all the way across so be careful!
[quote][p][bold]littertray[/bold] wrote: Does anybody know what Cabot Lane in Poole is like? Usually it floods deeply all the way across. Got to go down it to get to work later![/p][/quote]yep no different to usual, flooded all the way across so be careful! robert4

4:00pm Mon 23 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

poole bridges liftings cancelled? hmmm. the sturdy old bridge has never had to have liftings cancelled. are these cancelled liftins due to the fact that the new one cant cope with wind? so to save embarrassment they've had to cancel on both bridges.
poole bridges liftings cancelled? hmmm. the sturdy old bridge has never had to have liftings cancelled. are these cancelled liftins due to the fact that the new one cant cope with wind? so to save embarrassment they've had to cancel on both bridges. live-and-let-live

4:24pm Mon 23 Dec 13

SeafaringMan says...

The photo of Boscombe Pier looks as though it might at last be possible to surf at Boscombe, mind you it has probably swept the Surf Reef away!
The photo of Boscombe Pier looks as though it might at last be possible to surf at Boscombe, mind you it has probably swept the Surf Reef away! SeafaringMan

6:08pm Mon 23 Dec 13

matty poole says...

Large branch down was in Western Ave Branksome Park not Talbot woods
Large branch down was in Western Ave Branksome Park not Talbot woods matty poole

7:12pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Dogwhisperer@belamba.co.uk says...

A bag of my shopping was blown from the trolley into a tree in the car park at Tesco Fleetsbridgde! And part of my prescription order already in the car was blown straight out, and squashed by a passing vehicle
Travelling to Tesco Fleetsbrisge and home again, people were driving like mindless morons! On the bumper of the car in front, over taking into deep flood water and not having any lights on!
What's wrong with them all?? Putting lives in danger to save a second or two (if that)??
A bag of my shopping was blown from the trolley into a tree in the car park at Tesco Fleetsbridgde! And part of my prescription order already in the car was blown straight out, and squashed by a passing vehicle Travelling to Tesco Fleetsbrisge and home again, people were driving like mindless morons! On the bumper of the car in front, over taking into deep flood water and not having any lights on! What's wrong with them all?? Putting lives in danger to save a second or two (if that)?? Dogwhisperer@belamba.co.uk

7:15pm Mon 23 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

SeafaringMan wrote:
The photo of Boscombe Pier looks as though it might at last be possible to surf at Boscombe, mind you it has probably swept the Surf Reef away!
Let's hope so................
[quote][p][bold]SeafaringMan[/bold] wrote: The photo of Boscombe Pier looks as though it might at last be possible to surf at Boscombe, mind you it has probably swept the Surf Reef away![/p][/quote]Let's hope so................ O'Reilly

7:51pm Mon 23 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

Its really really windy in georges bed sit you know
he wont open the windows
Its really really windy in georges bed sit you know he wont open the windows nickynoodah

10:06am Tue 24 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

The apples on that tree look very tasty!
The apples on that tree look very tasty! Letcommonsenseprevail

11:37am Tue 24 Dec 13

Old Contemptible says...

Silver Birch tree down outside 39 Manor Avenue,Poole.It fell down at 23.00hrs n 23rd December 2013 and is blocking the driveway to the house.
Silver Birch tree down outside 39 Manor Avenue,Poole.It fell down at 23.00hrs n 23rd December 2013 and is blocking the driveway to the house. Old Contemptible

11:40am Tue 24 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

Has the Surf Reef survived or is it now at Double Dykes.
Has the Surf Reef survived or is it now at Double Dykes. Lord Spring

11:47am Tue 24 Dec 13

skydriver says...

During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. .
Time we all supported these guys n girls.
No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time .
Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them.
During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. . Time we all supported these guys n girls. No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time . Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them. skydriver

12:24pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Watchful_Eye says...

Weekend closure of the Bakers Arms Roundabout
Posted on 24 September 2013 by Dorset County Council
The roundabout will also be completely rebuilt and its drainage improved to address flooding problems.
Weekend closure of the Bakers Arms Roundabout Posted on 24 September 2013 by Dorset County Council The roundabout will also be completely rebuilt and its drainage improved to address flooding problems. Watchful_Eye

12:52pm Tue 24 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Has the Surf Reef survived or is it now at Double Dykes.
Sand own....IOW.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Has the Surf Reef survived or is it now at Double Dykes.[/p][/quote]Sand own....IOW. BIGTONE

1:17pm Tue 24 Dec 13

bmb says...

Just a big thank you to the emergency services, hospital staff and council staff who have been working tirelessly for the past couple of days to keep the rest of us safe. Have a great Christmas.
Just a big thank you to the emergency services, hospital staff and council staff who have been working tirelessly for the past couple of days to keep the rest of us safe. Have a great Christmas. bmb

3:09pm Tue 24 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

It has taken me three hours to go from Makro to Ferndown, quite frustrating until I got home to read the reason why, now it doesn't feel a problem compared to the poor folk from the caravan park, I'm sure in good old British style these folk will enjoy each other's company and battle on, they are a strong dying breed sad to say
It has taken me three hours to go from Makro to Ferndown, quite frustrating until I got home to read the reason why, now it doesn't feel a problem compared to the poor folk from the caravan park, I'm sure in good old British style these folk will enjoy each other's company and battle on, they are a strong dying breed sad to say cheeriedriteup

3:20pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Has the Surf Reef survived or is it now at Double Dykes.
Sand own....IOW.
Oh, it got round St Catherine's Point then never got hitched on The Needles.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Has the Surf Reef survived or is it now at Double Dykes.[/p][/quote]Sand own....IOW.[/p][/quote]Oh, it got round St Catherine's Point then never got hitched on The Needles. Lord Spring

5:24pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Turtlebay says...

skydriver wrote:
During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. .
Time we all supported these guys n girls.
No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time .
Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them.
How about repenting of sin and asking God for his forgiveness?

If you pray to God through his son Jesus he will spare you and protect you as he spared me and my property last night from any harm.

It is Christmas, the celebration of the birth of God's son Jesus, doesn't that mean anything to you?
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. . Time we all supported these guys n girls. No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time . Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them.[/p][/quote]How about repenting of sin and asking God for his forgiveness? If you pray to God through his son Jesus he will spare you and protect you as he spared me and my property last night from any harm. It is Christmas, the celebration of the birth of God's son Jesus, doesn't that mean anything to you? Turtlebay

5:55pm Tue 24 Dec 13

dorsetviewer2012 says...

just proves what a waste of public money went into that disaster know as canford bottom flooded WHY ? didnt they preplan this before Oh no chance
more expense i foretell coming ?
just proves what a waste of public money went into that disaster know as canford bottom flooded WHY ? didnt they preplan this before Oh no chance more expense i foretell coming ? dorsetviewer2012

10:46pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

Turtlebay wrote:
skydriver wrote:
During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. .
Time we all supported these guys n girls.
No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time .
Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them.
How about repenting of sin and asking God for his forgiveness?

If you pray to God through his son Jesus he will spare you and protect you as he spared me and my property last night from any harm.

It is Christmas, the celebration of the birth of God's son Jesus, doesn't that mean anything to you?
What a load of old poppycock.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. . Time we all supported these guys n girls. No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time . Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them.[/p][/quote]How about repenting of sin and asking God for his forgiveness? If you pray to God through his son Jesus he will spare you and protect you as he spared me and my property last night from any harm. It is Christmas, the celebration of the birth of God's son Jesus, doesn't that mean anything to you?[/p][/quote]What a load of old poppycock. Hessenford

6:06am Wed 25 Dec 13

Huey says...

Turtlebay wrote:
skydriver wrote:
During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. .
Time we all supported these guys n girls.
No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time .
Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them.
How about repenting of sin and asking God for his forgiveness?

If you pray to God through his son Jesus he will spare you and protect you as he spared me and my property last night from any harm.

It is Christmas, the celebration of the birth of God's son Jesus, doesn't that mean anything to you?
Not really I find Santa far more believable that the tripe and guff you've signed up for.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: During this dreaful weather who do we call upon more often than not, the fire and rescue teams, we need them , and they should get what they are asking for without question, how dare this government treat the rescue service this way, MPs are happy to get 11% pay increase yet also happy to let the real people who matter! such fire and rescue get screwed on their pension. . Time we all supported these guys n girls. No, I'm not one of these guys and never have been , but we all call them when the chips are down, now it's our job to support them during this time . Time to flood our MPs mail boxes in support of them.[/p][/quote]How about repenting of sin and asking God for his forgiveness? If you pray to God through his son Jesus he will spare you and protect you as he spared me and my property last night from any harm. It is Christmas, the celebration of the birth of God's son Jesus, doesn't that mean anything to you?[/p][/quote]Not really I find Santa far more believable that the tripe and guff you've signed up for. Huey

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