Highways

A24 road works by Downsend School commencing 3rd February.

Surrey Highways are planning extensive road works on the A24 by Downsend School. This is to solve the persistent flooding problems in that area. The sign says start date 3rd February and delays are "possible" for 3 weeks. That's possibly the world's greatest understatement!! There are already extensive delays without road works!

The only alternative route is to take Barnett Wood Lane where at busy times (and when aren't there!) there are existing extensive delays due to the ongoing gas main works. So that's the only two ways out of Ashtead going west controlled by traffic lights and restricted traffic flow. What excellent planning! Good luck!

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."

Highways News

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.. 

 

 

 



 

The A24 near The Greville School and Burrows Nursery - Update

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.

Update @ 22nd October 2019

The crossing is now complete but no yet operational. Workmen were seen today erecting "New Traffic Signal" signs to warn motorists. Even though they are big enough to see, we assume this is a legal requirement before the lights can be switched on. We have tried to find out the date these will become live but so far without success.