Tag Archives: Haslemere

Petition to save Haslemere High Street public toilets

Recently, the Haslemere Herald reported the Waverley Borough Council has voted to close the toilets in the High Street car park. Mayor in battle to save loos

Haslemere Town Council is very concerned that Waverley Borough Council is intending to close the public toilets in the High St Car Park to make way for more parking spaces.

We are currently making representations to WBC to try and keep this well used facility open on behalf of local residents but we need your help. Although we know they are well used and vital to many residents, by signing this petition you give further weight to our argument.

This is totally unacceptable that a town the size of Haslemere should lose its public toilets. It is a vital amenity.

Here is the petition: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-haslemeres-public-toilets

Maria Mateo and Nikki Barton – Your Haslemere South Ward Candidates

In March 2017,  the local press reported that three elected councillors – half way through their term – have resigned from Haslemere Town Council.

This has caused by-elections to fill these councillor vacancies including one by-election in the Haslemere South Ward (2 vacancies) where Maria Mateo and Nikki Barton live.

Mateo and Barton are your Independent candidates for this by-election.

The by-election will be on Thursday 8th June. As you are aware, this is the same day as the general election.  You will have two ballot papers on this day at The Georgian House Hotel polling station.  One will be to vote in the general election for an MP (one ballot paper, one vote).  The other ballot paper will be to vote in the Town Council by-election for two new town councillors (one ballot paper, two votes for two councillors).

On the ballot paper, which will be a green colour, you’ll see our names – MARIA MATEO & NIKKI BARTON – and there will be no party political logo; after all, we feel in a local election, local decisions should simply be about people, not political parties.

ABOUT MARIA

Maria Mateo

I care about Haslemere. My family have lived here for over ten years. I am actively involved in our wonderful community. I have worked as a solicitor and local adviser with Citizens Advice and now training as a Waverley Supervisor with this charity.

I’m a volunteer and have given many hours to several community groups (Haslemere First Respondents, Orchard Club, and Haslemere Rugby and Football Clubs). I organised a local school’s walking bus.

As your independent councillor, I will be open and transparent, listening to Haslemere residents and representing your views in the Council Chamber.

ABOUT NIKKI

Nikki at HillFest

With experience as your County Councillor, I have a proven track record in putting Haslemere first. I moved to Haslemere South with my family a decade ago and have engaged with the local community through: school governorship; Haslemere Hockey Club; Fringe Festival; Haslemere Vision; Chair – Haslemere Community Rail Partnership.

I will continue prioritising community engagement with openness and transparency.  Never afraid to speak up and my record as Haslemere’s first Independent SCC can be seen via the pages of this blog.

With a wealth of experience and understanding of local government, I will champion good traffic management and child/pedestrian safety as a priority.

Tesco Traffic lights, Haslemere

I’ve had several emails about problems with phasing of traffic lights by Tesco’s. The current problems with the timings of the TESCO traffic lights are due to 2 faults:

  1. A detector fault, Surrey County Council is waiting for contractors to investigate today or tomorrow. This may explain the signals “favouring” the side roads.
  1. The MOVA unit at the lights is not working. A new unit has been ordered and may take 2 weeks to be installed.  The MOVA unit varies the green time according to traffic flow.  It does not really have set timings as such apart from the inter-green times (safety time period between conflicting greens) and the Green Man times.  MOVA monitors traffic and pedestrian demand on each approach and apportions the green time around the junction to allow traffic and pedestrians to pass through the junction as efficiently as possible.  It detects gaps in the approaching traffic and will trigger the signals to change just as the last vehicle crosses the Stop Line.  However, if any of the detectors are faulty the signals will keep giving priority to the affected approach.

UPDATE on 6th April 2017 regarding repair:

Repairs have been carried out on the faulty TESCO lights- The MOVA unit was installed last week and Surrey County Council (SCC) attended yesterday (5th April)  and uploaded the dataset, enabling MOVA.  The faulty detector was repaired on Friday (31at March).

It does seem to be running pretty well so far, but I’d be grateful for any resident feedback following the repairs for me to pass on to SCC highways. 

Road Safety Improvements – Lion Lane, Haslemere – scheduled for 31st March

Please read here the resident letter re. road safety improvements in Lion Lane, Haslemere. The letters are due to be delivered 23/03/17.

This is the preparation work for the pedestrian crossing outside Shottermill infant School.

NB Lion Lane Haslemere
The works are scheduled to start on 31/03/17.  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 of the works on www.surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks

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

Update – Sturt Road Repair – Haslemere

Works started today to resolve the recurring flooding problem under Sturt Road railway bridge, and associated road surface deterioration due to constant subsurface water saturation.

Project started as programmed end of 2016, but discovered a number of water leaks in Thames water pipes under this section of road, so project halted until repairs carried out.  Project then had to be rescheduled on program list, resulting in delay.

NB -Repair Sturt

Work that started today =  hand digging out trench as electricity and gas mains pipes to be avoided. Aim to lay new 150 mm pipe under Sturt Road to connect existing gullies, so that runoff is removed from the road.

Pipe will be laid and concreted in tomorrow, 16/03/2017. Road resurfaced 17/03/2017.

Road will be closed with diversions in place until 18/03/2017- but still full access to Haslemere Sports Centre and Sturt Road businesses.

I have organised for a vegetation gang to come in while the  road is closed to cut back vegetation, and clear mud and debris from the verges.

Sturt Road, Haslemere – Drainage Investigation Work – begins 14 March for one week

Recently advised that the drainage investigation works were due to start on Sturt Road, Haslemere.  Unfortunately these works will be delayed by 1 day as the council  was unable to get the permit for the 13/03/17.  I can advise that these works will now begin on the 14/03/17.

Information leaflet here.

The council will keep the residents informed by updating its advanced warning signs.

Residents 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 0300 200 1003 or email works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk.

High Lane, Haslemere, Notice of Road Resurfacing

Please read here the resident letter for the resurfacing work on High Lane, Haslemere. The letters are due to be delivered over the next couple of days.

NB High Lane Plan NB High Lane Mar
The works are scheduled to start on 23/0/3/17. Sometimes the council’s 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 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 the council on 0300 200 1003 or email works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk.