West Dorset MP Sir Oliver Letwin is to meet again with residents of a Dorchester road who say they have had to wait months for traffic calming measures.

Lubbecke Way has become the main route to the town’s household recycling centre which residents claim has increased the risk of accidents and has already seen several cars damaged.

They have been calling for no parking zones, traffic calming and a weight limit since last summer. There is also an, admitted need, to resurface the road.

In September Dorset County Council told Sir Oliver Letwin that traffic orders would be made quickly – but by December admitted that nothing would happen until the New Year.

At a town council planning meeting this week local councillor, Stella Jones, said she was disappointed, but not surprised that anything had yet to happen and that the county council, in her words, were offering more excuses.

“Nothing has happened there whatsoever,” said Cllr Jones, who said that in addition to other problems, there was now what appeared to be an abandoned caravan parked in the road.

The meeting heard from the county council that while the consultation on experimental parking orders for the road had been completed the highways department was unable to give a date for completion of the works.

The order for a 7.5 tonne weight limit would follow the same timescale – but will also have to allow for a 21-day period for public comments. If there are objections it would have to be considered by the county’s regulatory committee before the orders can be made. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for January 24th.

Residents have petitioned for a 20mph limit for Lubbecke Way, St Georges Road and Eddison Avenue, Acreman Road and Long Bridge Way with speed humps in Lubbecke Way.