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Emergency utility works on Bell Road, Haslemere

Dear Councillor,

For your information can I advise you of emergency works being carried out on Bell Road, Haslemere (Jct with Midhurst Road).

SGN need to repair a gas escape. The traffic management that is placed is Multi-Way Signals and the estimated end date is the 25/01/2021.

We have requested manual control between 07:00-09:30 & 16:00-18:30 to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Kind Regards,

Network Coordinator – Waverley

Streetworks Team

Surrey Highways

For more information about what we do, please visit our Surrey Highways website

You can follow on twitter too @Surreytravel

Footway and carriageway patching works Upper Mount, Grayswood

From: Works Communication Team/EAI/SCC
Sent: 15 January 2021 13:28
To: Nikki Barton <Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk>
Subject: Delays possible on Upper Mount, Grayswood – Footway and carriageway patching

Good afternoon,

Please find attached the leaflet for the footway and carriageway patching works Upper Mount, Grayswood. The leaflets will be delivered to local residents and businesses over the next few working days.

Delays possible

25 January

7am – 5.30pm

For 8 days

Mon – Fri only

Roadworks during the coronavirus restrictions

The government and Department for Transport have asked the Highway Sector Council to make every effort to deliver essential highways projects on all local authority highway networks, whilst abiding by the COVID-19 safe working practices. We are therefore carrying out these works in line with central government and COVID-19 safe working practises and in accordance with the CLC Site Operating Procedures, endorsed by Public Health England.

Our sub-contractor will have appropriate procedures in place to ensure their staff can comply with government advice. We would ask that you please respect these workers as they deliver these highways services.

We will continue to keep Surrey moving and all key routes will remain open and safe for key workers. For more information visit www.ourroads.today.

Sometimes our plans have to change, often due to bad weather or problems on other works in the same programme which can have a knock on effect. If anything changes with the details of these works, we will let you know.

You and your residents can also find up to date details and receive updates of the works on https://one.network/

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0300 200 1003 or email works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk.

Kind regards

Works Communication Officer

Works Communication Team

Surrey Highways

Reminder: Local Plan Part 2 Consultation

From: “Waverley Borough Council Consultations (do not reply)”
Date: 14 January 2021 at 5:29:05 pm GMT
To: Nikki Barton
Subject: Reminder : CONSULTATION ON THE PRE-SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN PART 2: SITE ALLOCATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES

Message from Waverley Borough Council Consultations

Waverley Borough Council
Council Offices, The Burys,
Godalming, Surrey
GU7 1HR
www.waverley.gov.uk

Dear  Sir/ Madam,

REMINDER: PRE-SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN PART 2 CONSULTATION CLOSING FRIDAY 29 JANUARY 2021

Thank you if you have already responded to the above consultation. If you have not, I am writing to remind you that the consultation will be closing at 11.59pm on Friday 29 January 2021.

Where can I view the documents?

The Waverley Borough Council Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocation and Development Management Policies and other supporting documents are available at: www.waverley.gov.uk/LPP2.

Due to the national lockdown we are currently unable to make hard copies of documents available for viewing at the Council Offices or any other locations. However, other suitable arrangements will be made for those who are not able to view the documents electronically. Anyone wishing to make such arrangements, please contact us on 01483 523291 as soon as possible to ensure that we can help you well in advance of the deadline for the consultation

How can I make representations?

If you prefer to write or email, please reference your correspondence with the relevant paragraph or policy number. Please note that representations will be publicly available and cannot be treated as confidential, although address, telephone and email details will not be published.

Please see our privacy notice for further details: www.waverley.gov.uk/PlanningPolicyPN. If you need a hard copy of the privacy notice, please contact us on 01483 523291.

Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of any of the following:

i) The Local Plan Part 2 has been submitted for independent examination;

ii) The publication of the Inspector’s report; and

iii) The adoption of the Local Plan Part 2.

For more information or assistance on this consultation please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01483 523291 or email planningpolicy@waverley.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully,

Graham Parrott

Planning Policy Manager

Advice from The Rotary Club of Haslemere regarding Vaccination

I am sharing this checklist produced by The Rotary Club Of Haslemere regarding the vaccination programme.

There is so much confusion about the vaccination process and far too many scams happening right now. Although there is no definite process in place we thought to share some important points to consider. They suggest this list which should be used as a guideline. Check https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus if in doubt.

1. Do not ring your GP, hospital or the NHS for an appointment. Everyone is on their database and should be offered an appointment, by post or phone, to go to a vaccination hub or their GP when their “number” comes up. If you would find it difficult to get to a vaccination Hub you may request that you have an appointment with your GP or somewhere more local.

2. Write your NHS number on a piece of paper and keep it by your phone. You could be asked for this when you respond to their initial contact. If you don’t know your NHS number it can be found on any documentation you will have received previously from your GP (e.g. prescription), hospital or the NHS.

3. When you visit for your appointment wear clothing which gives you easy access to the shoulder you prefer the injection to be in. This is to avoid queues forming e.g. whilst people struggle with multiple layers of tight fitting clothing.

4. Very few people have any adverse reaction to the injection, except for a small pin prick from the needle and maybe a slight warm feeling. You will be required to sit quietly for 15 minutes after the injection whilst the staff observe you to ensure there is no adverse reaction.

5. The whole procedure from check-in on arrival to departure after the 15 minute observation should take about 30 minutes, but be prepared for delays if people arrive unprepared.

6. If you have an adverse reaction when you get home it is probably best to phone 111 letting them know what you have just experienced following a recent vaccination.

7. Only phone your GP Surgery about a Covid vaccination if you hear via the media/press that your age group has been fully vaccinated, but you haven’t.

8. More detailed information will be given to you during your appointment.

UPDATE – A3 Hindhead Tunnel Improvements to Technology – Planned Closures

From: Area 3 Communications
Sent: 13 January 2021 15:17
Cc: Area 3 Communications
Subject: UPDATE – A3 Hindhead Tunnel Improvements to Technology – Planned Closures

Dear Customer

UPDATE: A3 Hindhead Tunnel Improvements to Technology – Planned Closures

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances our planned full closure for 9 January did not take place, therefore there will be a full overnight closure of the tunnel in both directions on Saturday 16 January 2021 between the hours 9pm – 6am – a clearly signed diversion will be in place, traffic will be diverted via A31 Hogs back, the A31, B3004 and the A325.

As part of the ongoing work to upgrade the technology within the Hindhead Tunnel, we will have the below closures in place commencing Monday 18 January 2021.

  • 15, 17, 18, January 2021 the northbound tunnel will be closed with contraflow in place on the southbound tunnel between the hours 9pm to 6am.
  • Tuesday 19 January 2021 for four nights the southbound tunnel will be closed with contraflow in place on the northbound tunnel between the hours 9pm to 6am.

Please note we have future closures planned and will update you weekly, and that the works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll advertise closure on yellow signs placed in advance alongside the road.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during these closures.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to know about our work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Or you can visit our website at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/daily-closure-report/ where you can find a weekly report of all full closures across the network.

Yours faithfully

Area 3 Communications Team

An update on South Western Railway timetable – January 2021

From: SWR Stakeholders
Date: 8 January 2021 at 5:06:54 pm GMT
To: nikki.barton@haslemeretc.org
Subject: An update on South Western Railway timetable – January 2021

Dear Nikki,

As you will know, throughout this pandemic, our priority has been to provide safe and reliable train services for all those key workers who are keeping our country running through this difficult time.

As we enter a third national lockdown this commitment hasn’t changed.

However, as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, we, like many other businesses are feeling the effects.

More of our colleagues are testing positive for COVID-19 or self-isolating. We also have a number of colleagues that are shielding due to being Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.

Alongside this, with further restrictions in place, we have again seen a reduction in the number of customers travelling with us.

Therefore, in order to continue to provide a reliable service for those who need it, from Monday 11 January 2021 we will be reducing the number of weekday services we will be running.

Our journey planners for next week have been updated, and PDF timetables are available on our website at: www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey/timetables.

However, further changes to timetables may need to be made at short notice, so we strongly recommend customers  check their journey closer to the time of travel at www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey.

We’ll continue to keep this position under review so that we can again increase services when it’s appropriate to do so, taking account of Government policy and customer demand, and we’ll continue to keep you updated.

If you do have any questions please do not hesitate to contact myself or my team by emailing stakeholders@swrailway.com

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Yours sincerely,


Senior Regional Development Manager.
South Western Railway

UPDATE: A3 Hindhead Tunnel Improvements to Technology – Planned Closures

Reminder: Saturday 9 January 2021 a full overnight closure of the tunnel in both directions between the hours 9pm to 6am – clearly signed diversion will be in place, traffic will be diverted via A31 Hogs back, the A31, B3004 and the A325.

As part of the ongoing work to upgrade the technology within the Hindhead Tunnel, we will have the below closures in place commencing Monday 11 January 2021.

  • Monday 11 January 2021 for four nights southbound tunnel closed with contraflow in place on the northbound tunnel between the hours 9pm to 6am
  • Friday 15 January 2021 for four nights northbound tunnel closed with contraflow in place on the southbound tunnel between the hours 9pm to 6am.

Please note we have future closures planned and will update you weekly, and that the works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll advertise closure on yellow signs placed in advance alongside the road.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during these closures.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to know about our work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Or you can visit our website at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/daily-closure-report/ where you can find a weekly report of all full closures across the network.

Yours faithfully

Area 3 Communications Team

Road closure on Bunch Lane, Haslemere – Urgent tree works

Please find here the leaflet for the urgent tree works on Bunch Lane, Haslemere. The leaflets will be delivered to local residents and businesses over the next few working days.

Bunch Lane, Haslemere

Road closed

11 January

For 2 days

9:30am – 4pm

Please see the attached leaflet for the extents of our work.

Roadworks during the coronavirus restrictions

The government and Department for Transport have asked the Highway Sector Council to make every effort to deliver essential highways projects on all local authority highway networks, whilst abiding by the COVID-19 safe working practices. We are therefore carrying out these works in line with central government and COVID-19 safe working practises and in accordance with the CLC Site Operating Procedures, endorsed by Public Health England.

Our sub-contractor will have appropriate procedures in place to ensure their staff can comply with government advice. We would ask that you please respect these workers as they deliver these highways services.

We will continue to keep Surrey moving and all key routes will remain open and safe for key workers.

Sometimes our plans have to change, often due to bad weather or problems on other works in the same programme which can have a knock on effect. If anything changes with the details of these works, we will let you know.

You and your residents can also find up to date details and receive updates of the works on https://one.network/

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0300 200 1003 or email works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk.

Kind regards,

Drew Buerger

Works Communication Officer

Works Communication Team

Surrey Highways

Storm Bella Warning

Dear Cllr Barton,

You may have unfortunately seen that the UK is facing high winds and bad weather from Boxing Day and on the 27th December as a result of Storm Bella.

Our 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. Over the Christmas holidays 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.

Extra efforts are underway to prepare, in recognition of the fact that this is a festive weekend with most people staying at home. We are preparing for 70mph winds, which could bring down branches and trees, damaging overhead power lines.

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.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

·         Call 105 free of charge to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded landline phone or mobile phone)

·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates (on a mobile phone)

·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map

·         Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

We advise 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.

We provide 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:

As a result of #StormBella, heavy rain and high winds are due to arrive after Boxing Day. @UKPowerNetworks has extra field engineers and call centre staff on hand over the Christmas period. Call 105 to report a powercut or visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut

Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to customers in vulnerable circumstances during a power cut. Visit ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority for more information. #StormBella

I hope you find this information useful and please do feel free to share it with your constituents.

Can I take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas or festive period, and most importantly, please ensure you and your family stay safe.

Yours sincerely,

ED1 Stakeholder Engagement & Public Affairs Manager

UK Power Networks

Mobile Coronavirus Testing – Haslemere

Dear Councillors and Clerks, 

A mobile Coronavirus testing facility is being established in Weydown Road Car Park, Haslemere, from Friday 25 December to Sunday 27 December.  It will return to Weydown Road from Friday 1 January to Sunday 3 January.

Testing is available to all those with COVID-19 symptoms, but must be pre-booked online. Booking for this site is open from 5pm the evening before and on the day. 

Residents should book on the national testing portal: visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call the NHS on 119. 

Those without an appointment will be turned away. 

You can walk into the testing centre, but will still need a pre-booked appointment. 

Please feel free to share with your networks. 

Kind regards,

Communications and Engagement Officer

Waverley Borough Council