Welcome to the Piddle Valley Website

Reporting Highways & Rights of Way issues

DCC have now set up a dedicated page on their website www.dorsetforyou.co.uk where members of the public can notify them direct of defects or other maintenance issues relating to Public Highways.

There is also a page where one can report issues relating to Rights of Way.



Issues affecting travel on the B3143 and the immediate locality

Updated 17/06/2020

Advance Warning, B3143 Road Closure in Alton Pancras.

Dorset Council are planning to replace the defective stream/river culvert, adjacent to the Church in Alton Pancras, in the near future. This work will apparently require a full closure of the road for a period of several weeks, while a new culvert is installed.

Diversions will be required, with light vehicles via Buckland Newton, Revells Hill, Higher Sherborne Rd (C13) and then Cerne Hill & Piddletrenthide. HGV’s will be expected to follow the B3143 through Buckland Newton & Kings Stag to the A3030 at Stock Gaylard & Sherborne, A352 to Charminster then the A35 bypass and the B3143 back to Alton Pancras. (and vice-versa as appropriate)

The full details & timing are yet to be decided, but currently, early September is a possibility.

Further details will be published on the Parish Council website and the Traffic page of Piddlevalley.info as they become known.


2020 Ironman 70.3 Weymouth - 20 September 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dorset Council have refused permission for this years competition to be run.

The Valley roads will therefore not require closing on that morning