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Part-night street lighting consultation

The council will be turning off some of Surrey's street lights from midnight to 5am in selected roads where it is safe to do so. This will deliver significant CO2 reductions and cost savings.

Surrey County Council's consultation period ran from 5 August 2016 until 2 September 2016 and has now closed. Over 75% of respondents were in favour of at least some street lights being switched off. The Council's Cabinet met on 18 October 2016 and considered the responses from the survey.

The council plans to turn off street lights in selected roads, midnight to 5am, in the following boroughs and districts:

Guildford, Surrey Heath and Waverley in December 2016
Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, and Reigate and Banstead in January 2017
Runnymede, Spelthorne, Tandridge and Woking in February 2017

A list of the roads subject to the part-night street lighting will be available on the Surrey County Council's web site in due course. In the meantime you may wish to read the frequently asked questions about the part-night street lighting.

Operation Horizon

Residents may be aware that it was through Operation Horizon that Links Road was improved earlier this year and other roads in Ashtead are similarly scheduled for improvement. As Operation Horizon draws to a close, Surrey Highways are now turning their attention to pavements. If you know of a dangerous pavement in Ashtead then please let us know so we may bring it to the attention of Cllr. Chris Townsend who will add it to the list he has already started. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting "Pavements - Operation Horizon" in the title.

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Results from the October Survey of the Highways Customer Panel.

October 2015 Survey Data & Results.

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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.

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.

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 let Highways know direct from your iPhone. On the iPhone itself you are probably aware that you can load 'applications' or 'Apps' to your phone. You simply go to the App Store and type in 'Street Report' and it will list the App and you just click to accept this to be downloaded on your phone. It is free of charge and really as simple as that to obtain.

Once you have the app on your phone you can report a problem as follows:

  • Click on the App icon to open it up.
  • It presents various categories of problems for you to pick from, eg.roads & Pavements, lighting, street cleaning.
  • It may ask for another detail, eg. loose paving stone, trip hazard etc - again just choose a description.
  • Then it takes you to a mini form. Here you can add a photograph, enter a brief description and set the location. You can save the report or send it then and there. iPhones have cameras so taking a photo just takes a second.
  • The report will go directly to the appropriate authority and department. You do not need to insert this - it does it for you.
  • Street Report will send you an email at home and you just need to click to confirm the details are correct - then it goes for good.

You should then receive an email from Mole Valley saying that they will deal with the problem.

If you do not have an iphone but you have a computer, then you can go to:

http://www.fixmystreet.com/

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, Geoff Ball. His Email address is the same This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..