Polo lorries under fire for road damage around Midhurst

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Polo lorries travelling to the Cowdray Estate’s Ambersham grounds have once again come under fire.

Two weeks ago Selham resident Karl Thacker said large polo lorries were ‘killing the back roads’ around Midhurst. He said they were creating potholes and wrecking verges on the narrow lanes.

He said proposals for a one way system bringing polo traffic through Midhurst had not happened.

And on Monday chairman of West Lavington Parish Council Mike Thomas voiced his concerns at a meeting of West Sussex County Council’s north county local committee.

He said the 40 foot long lorries operating from Todham Rough should have special Ministry of Transport Highways licences and were supposed to access the A286 via Heyshott and Bex Lane. But he said they were using Selham Lane ‘in convoys’, coming through West Lavington and down to the Chichester Road at Midhurst.

“They are causing all sort of problems because they are so wide including pushing people off the road causing things to fall into drains resulting in flooding.

Highways officer Joel Sykes is to inspect the lanes with Mr Thomas.

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