Highways

Interested in where parking restrictions are in Surrey?

Surrey County Council say "You may be interested in the following:

Over the past year or so the parking team have been working with the Asset GIS Team to create online web maps of our parking restrictions across the county. We are pleased to say that we have now completed this work. You can find this info on the public website, at:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/parking/restrictions-and-controls/interactive-map-of-parking-controls-in-surrey

On the webpage there is a brief explanation as to how to use the maps, and an individual map for each borough and district as well as being able to look at specific streets. You can print to pdf from the web map."

The A24 near The Greville School and Burrows Nursery

A24 smallerIn 2016 Two local parents started a campaign to increase the safety of pedestrians using the A24 near the top of Bramley Way in Ashtead. With The Greville School and the new nursery The Burrow at the entrance to Ashtead Park, there are a number of children and parents crossing this busy road every day - sometimes 4 times a day. They thought the road needed a pedestrian crossing and the speed limit reduced to 30mph until just before The Street.

With the assistance of the Ashtead Residents' Association, Councillor Peter Stanyard (Ind. Park Ward) and SCC Councillor, Chris Townsend they started an online Petition and presented their case to the Local Committee of MVDC and SCC on 15th June 2016.

The Local Committee (consisting of Councillors from Mole Valley District Council and Surrey County Council) met to review the Petition and the report from Officers. The outcome of this was that Officers recommended that the provision of a pedestrian crossing be included on the list of schemes to be considered for future funding by Mole Valley Local Committee and prioritised according to the County Council’s transport objectives.

We now understand that at the recent Local Committee it was confirmed that funding had been agreed and the project is on the list of jobs for Surrey Highways engineers to research and design.

SCC Ashtead Councillor, Chris Townsend, is pressing the engineers to get this done and the matter will be on the table at Local Committee on 1 March 2017 although we would hope for progress before then.

Our congratulations go to Jayne Mansfield and Julia Steinhardt for their very hard work and the successful outcome.

 

Highways News

Woodfield Lane - Parking

Residents using Woodfield Lane cannot help to have been inconvenienced by the parked cars on the eastern side of the road. There is not the room for two cars to pass, and somethimes the gaps left for the driveways are not enough to even pull into. Cars exiting the driveways have almost zero visibility and the cars on the carriageway are travelling fast to get to the other end of the obstruction as soon as possible. There will undoubtedly be an accident there soon.

Councillor Chris Townsend has secured agreement for parking restriction in the road, but there is now a need for public consultation. Residents in Woodfield Lane will have the chance to object. We're not sure why they would because they are being severely inconvenienced by the parked cars, but the legal process must be followed. If objections are received in sufficient numbers, the proposed yellow lines might be scrapped.

In any event nothing will happen until Spring of 2019 and of course there is still the ever present concern that funding shortages my prevent anything happening. Councillor Townsend has even offered his own Councillor Allocation to try to speed things along but has been told this is not permitted.

The full set of drawings for the proposed restrictions can be viewed in this link https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/documents/s49980/Full%20Set%20drawings.pdf

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Surrey Highways are now publishing a weekly bulletin of road maintenance in the area. This includes Ashtead but also surrounding villages and towns.

(SCC often change this web link so if you get an Error 404 message please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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.

If you have queries with regard to roads in Ashtead, you may email the Associations' Highways Officer, David Baker who will liaise with Surrey Highways as necessary. David's address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Similarly any queries with regard to Transport (Trains and Buses) please contact the Association's Transport Officer. The Email address is the same This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..