It seems Surrey Highways used to be undecided - but now they're not so sure!
The subsidence in Links Road was to be investigated in February, then Highways decided it would be March. Now it seems the March date has been postponed - indefinitely! We had already advised them that they were closing the road and investigating in the wrong place!
Chris Townsend, the Surrey Conty Councillor, is writing to try to discover what on earth is going on. The words "party" (or similar!) and "brewery" come to mind!
Woodfield Lane - Parking
The Consultation period has now finished on proposed parking restrictions in Ashtead (and eslewhere). We understand there were some objections to the proposed yellow lines in Woodfield Lane - one from as far away as Langley Vale!
We understand some amendments to the duration of the yellow line restrictions are now proposed whereby Monday to Friday restrictions will apply in the area from the Roman Catholic Church to the Cricket Club, but Monday to Saturday will apply to the remainder. Restrictions are proposed to both sides of the road. Confirmed details will be posted here once known.
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.
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.