Category Archives: Haslemere first

The Haslemere phone exchange is included in Openreach’s Rural Build Programme

Ofcom to Help BT Fibre Rollout Reach 3.2 Million Rural Premises.

Ofcom has proposed to change their UK regulation as a result of Openreach’s (BT) recent commitment to extend their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to a further 3.2 million rural properties, which will allow the operator to include these investment costs in its prices upfront. Haslemere is included in the programme.

Carriageway patching work, Church Lane, Haslemere

From: Works Communication Team/EAI/SCC
Sent: 27 July 2020 15:02
To: Nikki Barton <Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk>
Subject: Essential patching works – Church Lane, Haslemere – (Road Closed)

Dear Cllr Barton

Please find attached the letter for the carriageway patching work on Church Lane, Haslemere.  Apologies for the short notice, we have just had the permit granted for these works.

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.

If anything changes with the details of these works, we will let you know. You can also find up to date details of the works on www.surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks.

Kind regards

Works Communication Officer

Works Communication Team

Surrey Highways

Road closure on Sun Brow, Haslemere – Carriageway surfacing

From: Works Communication Team/EAI/SCC

To: Nikki Barton <Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk>

Subject: Road closure on Sun Brow, Haslemere – Carriageway surfacing

Please find attached the leaflet for the surfacing works on Sun Brow, Haslemere. The leaflets will be delivered to local residents and businesses over the next few working days.

Sun Brow, Haslemere

Road closed

3 August

For 1 day

8am – 5pm

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. 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

Coronavirus testing in Haslemere tomorrow

Haslemere Minor Injuries Unit – Decision Making Process

I have sent the email below to my councillor colleagues with an update about Haslemere Minor Injuries Unit. I wrote about the MIU in the past on my blog here and here.

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the Notes from a Meeting with representatives of NHS England which clarifies the position of Haslemere’s MIU.  The following section of the briefing note is particularly significant:

“Members noted references in the report to the Haslemere MIU not complying fully with the new standards for Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) and pointed out that the Secretary of State for Health confirmed before the December 2019 general election that the MIU would remain open. They heard that the Secretary of State’s intervention ran contrary to the official NHS England (NHSE) guidance in terms of UTC standards, and that any decision to change Haslemere MIU into a UTC would need to be supported by NHSE.  An assurance process to be undertaken by NHSE would determine whether this would be supported by the regulator. It was explained that Commissioners, not the Secretary of State for Health, have the legal duty and responsibility for local commissioning decisions”.

My key concern is that the public may assume that the future of the MIU in Haslemere is safe following the Secretary of State’s intervention, which unfortunately is clearly not the case.  I understand that both Milford and Cranleigh are actively preparing their cases as the possible UTC site of choice going forward.

Lisa <town clerk>, please could you share this with all town councillors as a matter of urgency, and I am copying in Jeremy in case he can shed further light on the situation.

Best regards

Nikki

Road closure on Kings Road, Haslemere – Carriageway patching works

Please find here the information leaflet for the carriageway patching works on the Kings Road, Haslemere. Signs and leaflets will be delivered today.

Pavement works – 21 July, for 3 days, 7:30 – 17:30

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.

If anything changes with the details of these works, we will let you know. You can also find up to date details of the works on www.surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk.

Kind regards

Works Communication Officer

Works Communication Team

Surrey Highways

Proposed Puffin Crossing in Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere

I am confirming that a puffin crossing will be installed, with works starting on July 20th, 2020 at Woolmer Hill School. I have been working with the Highways team for several years to secure funding for this highways improvement that will help to improve road safety for the many pupils that walk to school and also encourage others to walk to reduce carbon emissions, traffic congestion and in promoting more active travel to benefit the health and well-being of the pupils and staff.

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSED PUFFIN CROSSING IN WOOLMER HILL ROAD (D5508) HASLEMERE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Surrey County Council, in exercise of their powers under Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Section 23(2)(A) of the said Act of 1984, propose to upgrade the existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossing on Woolmer Hill Road (D5508) Haslemere to a signal controlled Puffin crossing situated adjacent to the property known as “Pitfold House”. The crossing will measure 4 metres in width, between the studs. The centre line of the crossing will be from a point 16 metres south east of its junction with the entrance to “Woolmer Hill School”.

A copy of the Public Notice and plan may be view on-line at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/policies-plans-consultations/roads-and-transport-consultations (follow the link to Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere puffin crossing proposal). If you are unable to access the webpage, copies can be obtained by contacting the Traffic Regulation Orders Team at this address: Traffic Regulation Orders Team, Surrey County Council, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ

Update – Lower Street, Haslemere – SSE Works Mains Cable Replacement

I had a site meeting this morning with SSE management to discuss their works on Lower Street.

Lower Street will be opening on Monday morning, with traffic light controls as there is still work to carry out on one side of the carriageway as they have major hurdles to overcome- including extremely old multiple service pipes.

Traffic lights are expected for 2-4 weeks.

High Pavement works will then follow.

It’s disappointing that SCC Highways were not able to take the opportunity to resurface this stretch of road during the closure.

Essential Safety Improvement work – Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere

Subject: Essential Safety Improvement work – Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere

Dear Cllr Barton

Please find attached the letter for the safety improvement work on Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere. The letters are due to be delivered tomorrow.

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.

If anything changes with the details of these works, we will let you know. You can also find up to date details of the works on www.surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk.

Kind regards

Works Communication Officer

Works Communication Team

Surrey Highways