Community Issues

We get involved with local issues and concerns that are relevant to the village, such as planning and traffic. We take the initiative or support different action groups within the village.


Many people are concerned about major potential housing developments on greenfield sites within the village.  A Facebook page has been set up by villagers, called Save Upwey to keep people informed of latest issues.  There is also a Twitter page Save Upwey.

Since the opening of the Relief Road, people feel that traffic volumes and speed have increased noticeably throughout the village. An official survey has shown that the overall volume has actually decreased, however speed remains a concern.
The Society is looking at measures that could include speed bumps, chicanes, illuminated speed signs, reductions in speed limits and increased use of police radar speed traps.

Work will be starting in autumn 2015 to open up the culvert opposite St Laurence Church to improve the flow of the feeder stream into the River Wey.

The carefully restored footpath by the stream at the top of Church Street has been reinstated, following the flooding in July 2012, and has survived the recent wet weather during winter 2014/15. Dorset County Council did the work, using material from the bed of the stream for the base.

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