Street Lights (22/11/2017)
With effect from Thursday 23rd November the street lights will be let on for an extra hour each night, being switched off at 1am. Surrey County Council say, "In recognition of concerns raised by residents, particularly shift workers and those employed in the hospitality industry, we have decided to keep streetlights on across every borough and district in Surrey for an hour longer.
Having listened to residents’ feedback, from Thursday 23 November streetlights in residential areas will stay on until 1am on the Friday morning to make it easier for them to get home.
We are able to do this because the savings from turning the lights off in the early hours of the morning are likely to be higher than anticipated so we are reinvesting back into communities.
Looking ahead, we are considering using LED lights because with technology advances and falling prices the savings they offer could outweigh the cost of installing them."
Although the letter above implies it is for "one night only" we understand that this is to be a continuous addition with effect from 23rd November with lights staying on the extra hour.
Road Works - What's happening?
Surrey Highways are now publishing a weekly bulletin of road maintenance in the area. This includes Ashtead but also surrounding villages and towns.
Highways have advised that it may be worth noting that they do try and put the most up to date information in the document at the time of issue, however things are subject to change for all sorts of reasons, including emergencies, breakdowns (plant and equipment etc) and last but not least, the weather!
It is not always possible to include every small piece of work that they do as this is often of a reactive nature and those works tend to be planned on a more day to day or even hourly basis for emergencies and Highway safety considerations which are beyond the scope of this bulletin.
The highways bulletins are now available on this link.
For details on roadworks, present and future, plus works by the utility companies go to www.roadworks.org and type in the stem of the Post Code e.g. KT21.
Report that pothole or broken street light
Road defects, potholes, broken kerbs, street light problems etc should be reported to Surrey Highways either by telephoning the Helpline 0300 200 1003 or by logging on to the Surrey County Council web site www.surreycc.gov.uk.
You can now report problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting direct from your iPhone. You simply go to the App Store (iphone or Android) and type in 'Fixmystreet' or "LoveCleanStreets" and it will list the App and you just click to accept this to be downloaded on your phone. They are free of charge and really as simple as that to obtain. Another app for reporting road defects such as potholes is "Fixthathole" also available from the App Store free of charge.