Public Meeting – Concreting and Clearing of the Old Roman Road – 31 May, Old Ship, 7pm

Some of a local ancient road is being widened and part-concreted. Many local residents are concerned about the work.

The track is usually known as the Old Roman Road. It leads from the top of The Ridgeway (above The Old Ship) to the South Dorset Ridgeway National Trail. It is a public highway, in the care of Dorset Council. It is inside the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and, in part, inside the Upwey Conservation Area.

The concreting has taken place over a number of years, but most recently last week. It is being done by owners of a small field off the track who have with no other connection to the area.

The meeting is being held to allow everyone to express their views and to see what action can be taken to protect a quiet rural lane from further damage.

If you are concerned, please come to the meeting. If you can’t make it, but wish to be kept informed, please email upweyromanroad@gmail.com and ask to be put on the mailing list.