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Motcombe Residents Bemused By Official Name Of Their Street               

Several Motcombe residents have been surprised to hear that they’ve been getting the name of their street wrong!

Last week, Dorset Council officials discussed the recent floods at the Parish Council meeting. The officers referred to the road that runs past the school and parish church as ‘Turnpike Lane’. Some locals describe it as Church Road.

Cllr John Taylor oversees planning matters for Motcombe Parish Council. “I’ve never seen it written down anywhere except with planning applications. It’s always Turnpike Lane.” John wonders whether it’s time for residents to help resolve this naming issue.

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