Councillor Wants Action On Shaftesbury Accident Hotspot And Sweetmans Road ‘Rat Run’

Councillor Derek Beer is concerned about the frequent car crashes on the bend on the B3081, below the A30 flyover in Shaftesbury.


Bill Sheriff, who lives nearby, has sent Dorset council, Dorset Police and elected representatives a dossier of photos of vehicles that have smashed into the wooden fence at the side of the Motcombe Road. Bill is sometimes first on the scene of these collisions.

Aftermath of the latest crash on the B3081

Both men are calling for action. Derek tells Alfred about the extra safety measures that Dorset Council has suggested.

Sweetmans Road

Cllr Beer is also keen to address the problem of drivers using Sweetmans Road as a cut-through between Grosvenor Road and Christy’s Lane, particularly during the morning rush.