Nikki Barton – Independent councillor for Surrey County Council (Haslemere Ward) and Haslemere Town Council (Haslemere South Ward). Serving community interests and not political interests. Haslemere first.
SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Traffic Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Farnham Lane (D134) Haslemere which extends from its junction with Bunch Lane to its junction with Stoatley Hollow.
There is no diversion route possible for this road closure.
This Order is required to enable SGN to carry out gas main replacement works, which is anticipated to be completed within 3 months, between 7.30am and 5pm, during the 12 month period of operation of this Order which will commence on 24 February 2020.
Advanced warning sign will be displayed and the temporary closure, which is anticipated to be in force 24 hours per day, will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed.
Access to premises within the affected length of road, including access by emergency vehicles to these properties, will be maintained at all times, as will access for pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and dismounted equestrians.
You may have
seen that Storm Ciara is on the way and we are likely to see high winds and
heavy rain across the East of England and South East this weekend.
electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage
overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity
supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely
as possible, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre
and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose
electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.
Both you and
your constituents will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks
throughout this period.
experiencing a power cut should:
Call 105 to report power cuts
and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or
mobile phone if you have no power)
Tweet @ukpowernetworks to
report a power cuts or to receive updates
people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately
by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see
electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they
should call 999.
extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power
cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under
five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires
electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find
out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.
If you would
like to share information about preparing for the storm or the priority service
register on social media you might like to use the following:
a result of #stormciara, heavy rain and high winds are due to arrive this
weekend. @UKPowerNetworks has extra staff and engineers on hand. Call 105 to
report a powercut and visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut for the
latest updates #ukpnnews
Do you, or someone you know, need extra
support during a power cut?
In today’s row over County Council’s budget, Residents’ Association and Independent County Councillors spoke up that SCC’s budget may be balanced, for now, but it is certainly not sustainable in the medium term. CouncillorNick Darby representing The Dittons argued,
“This budget comes following years of failing
services, of austerity, of hundreds of millions of pounds of cuts from central
government funding. One off government payments, however welcome, will not be
sufficient to deal with the underlying issues, or cover anything other than the
short-term position. This year we are still budgeting for nearly £40million of
‘efficiencies’. In other words: cuts. The fairer funding review is outstanding
as we speak. […]
It is time we looked at council tax again. We need two
extra bands at the top end, covering those living in the most expensive houses.
Darby quoted a number of concerning
sections from this years’ budget report,
“It is important to be clear that it will
not be possible to offset all demand and pricing pressures indefinitely in the
medium term without potentially more serious societal impacts or the risk of
being in breach of statutory obligations.” […] “Net expenditure is still
increasing at a rate that is not likely to be sustainable in future years.”
Councillor Nick Harrison,
representing Nork & Tattenhams argued along similar lines,
“The government has given us more money
than expected this year. However, the government’s commitment to the funding of
local government and adult social care has been pushed down the road for yet
Councillor Eber Kington,
representing Ewell Court, Auriol & Cuddington spoke about an area untouched
by Tory austerity,
“While most budgets are being cut, held or
increased in a slower upward trajectory, the council’s spend on top pay is
increasing and increasing rapidly. Last May senior staff costs amounted to just
over £5 million, yet today it is £5.4 million.
there has to be an annual opportunity for councillors to monitor top pay costs
to see if it is providing value for money.”
For further information:
Nick Darby – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Harrison – email@example.com
Eber Kington – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing information about two road closures in Haslemere
WEST STREET (D5519), HASLEMERE – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2020
SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of West Street (D5519), Haslemere that extends from its junction with Popes Mead (D5519) to its junction with Chestnut Avenue (D5519). This Traffic Order is required to enable Morrison Utility Services to make a new water connection on behalf of Affinity Water/Thames Water. These works are anticipated to be carried out between the hours of 9am and 4pm within 4 days of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 10 February 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians; dismounted cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times by means of path-boards. No sole access will be affected; vehicular access for emergency services, residents and businesses will be maintained via the diversion route which will be: Chestnut Avenue, Bridge Road and Popes Mead.
HOLDFAST LANE (D5528), HASLEMERE – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2020
SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Holdfast Lane (D5528), Haslemere that extends from its junction with Petworth Road (B2131) to its junction with Clammer Hill Road (D5528). This Traffic Order is required to enable SGN to carry out gas mains replacement works. These works are anticipated to be carried out within 4 months of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 10 February 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure which is anticipated to be required for 24 hours each day, will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians; dismounted cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times. Access for residents and businesses on the affected length of Holdfast Lane (D5528), including access for emergency services to such properties will be maintained at all times via the vehicular diversion route which will be via Clammer Hill Road, The Mount, Grayswood Road, Haslemere High Street and Petworth Road.
From: South Western Railway Date: 28 January 2020 at 8:07:59 pm GMT To:Nikki.email@example.com Subject:Information about derailment at Eastleigh on 28 January 2020
evening. I’m writing to inform you that following a derailment of a freight
train near Eastleigh station earlier today, customers have faced severe
disruption. Unfortunately, this disruption is likely to continue into tomorrow
derailment affects around 5 wagons of the freight train and it will take some
considerable time to re-rail the wagons and assess any damage to the track.
One line is
currently open for services heading towards London Waterloo from Southampton,
but a bus replacement service is in operation for passengers travelling in the
opposite direction between Basingstoke and Southampton. Other services are
being diverted via Cosham, although this will result in a much longer journey.
The derailment occurred in a key location on the mainline between Southampton and Waterloo which has resulted in severe disruption to services on our network. It was not possible to immediately remove the freight train as the RAIB needed to investigate the incident, as per industry procedures. Given position of the train, removing the wagons will require all lines through Eastleigh to be blocked. It is estimated that it could take around 18 hours until the affected wagons are recovered and removed. However, this process has yet to begin.
We are working very closely with Network Rail to ensure lines reopen as soon as possible in order to minimise any further disruption. We are sorry for the impact this is having on our customers.
Several residents brought to Surrey County Council’s attention the overflowing drain in Lower Street.
I have been out with the jetter at the Lower Street crossing, investigating the drainage problem. The drain has been jet washed and a camera probe sent down, revealing a blockage in the pipe under Lower Street. The team think it is probably a water utility pipe.
Next steps… SCC highways to obtain a street works permit to excavate the road in order to repair the problem.