Tag Archives: Haslemere

Emergency Utility Works; Liphook Road, Haslemere

Subject: Emergency Utility Works; Liphook Road, Haslemere

Dear Councillor,

For your information can I advise you of emergency works being carried out on Liphook Road, Haslemere (at the junction with Eliot Drive).

South East Water need to repair a burst water main. The traffic management that is placed is Multi-Way Signals and the estimated end date is the 17/02/2020.

We have requested manual control between 06:30-09:30 & 16:00-18:30 to minimise disruption as much as possible.

I hope you find this information useful.

Kind Regards,

l

Network Coordinator – Waverley

Streetworks Team

Network and Asset Management Group

Surrey Highways

Farnham Lane (D134) Haslemere Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2020

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.

Preparing for Storm Ciara

From: UK Power Networks
Sent: 07 February 2020 17:30:43
To: Nikki Barton <Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk>
Subject: Preparing for Storm Ciara

Dear Cllr Barton,

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.

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, 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.

Anyone 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)

·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates

·         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 #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?

@UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority for more information #stormciara #ukpnnews

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

With best wishes,

Public Affairs Manager

UK Power Networks

Newington House

237 Southwark Bridge Road

London   SE1 6NP

Emergency Utility Works; Farnham Lane, Haslemere

Subject: Emergency Utility Works; Farnham Lane, Haslemere

Sent: 03 February 2020 10:30:58
To: Nikki Barton <Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk>

Dear Councillor,

For your information can I advise you of emergency works being carried out on Farnham Lane, Haslemere (outside the property ‘Woodbury’).

Thames Water need to repair a leaking water pipe. The traffic management that is placed is a Road Closure and the estimated end date is the 06/02/2020.

I hope you find this information useful.

Kind Regards,

l

Network Coordinator – Waverley

Streetworks Team

Network and Asset Management Group

Surrey Highways

Lower Street Drain, Haslemere

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.

Notice of emergency roadworks – Hindhead Road as well as Farnham Road

Dear Councillor,

For your information can I advise you of emergency works being carried out on Hindhead Road, Haslemere (approximately 85m south of the junction with Critchmere Hill).

South East Water need to repair a leaking water pipe. The traffic management that is placed is Two-Way Signals and the estimated end date is the 13/12/2019.

We have requested manual control between 06:30-09:30 & 16:00-18:30 to minimise disruption as much as possible.

I hope you find this information useful.

Kind Regards,

Network Coordinator – Waverley

Network Coordination Team

Network and Asset Management Group

Surrey Highways

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Dear Councillor,

For your information can I advise you of emergency works being carried out on Farnham Lane, Haslemere (outside the property called Woobury).

Thames Water need to repair a leaking water pipe. The traffic management that is placed is a Road Closure and the estimated end date is the 16/12/2019.

I hope you find this information useful.

Kind Regards,

Network Coordinator – Waverley

Network Coordination Team

Network and Asset Management Group

Surrey Highways

Waverley Committee meeting this Friday. Agenda includes Cycle Tracks Order for Haslemere

Here is a link sharing the agenda of the Waverley Committee on Friday. All are welcome to attend.

I have sent apologies as I am attending a family funeral on Friday.

Dear Victoria,

I would be very grateful if this statement could be read out on Friday at the LAC- item 8.

The proposed Cycle Tracks Order on a section of Footpath 19 is an initiative that has support from Haslemere Town Council, Haslemere Vision, Haslemere Community Rail Partnership (in partnership with the Surrey Hills and Cycling UK) and Transition Haslemere.  It is identified as one of the “opportunities” in the submission draft Neighbourhood Plan.

There is a growing community desire to improve the conditions for cycling in Haslemere and this is borne out in some specific ways:

  1. Haslemere Vision, the town’s neighbourhood plan steering group (www.haslemerevision.org.uk), carried out an extensive public consultation in 2016 that identified very strong public support for better walking and cycling provision in the town.  The public opinion was strongly in favour of improvements being introduced to encourage more “active travel” to access Haslemere train station.
  • Haslemere Community Rail Partnership commissioned a Station Travel Plan in 2016 that also identified a public desire for safer routes to and from the station in order to reduce the dependency on the private car. 
  • Transition Haslemere partnered with a local cycling group in the summer of this year to organise several mass bike rides, involving a wide cross-section of cyclists, including families with younger children; associated press releases called for improvements to Haslemere’s cycling infrastructure. 
  • Haslemere Town Council has recently declared a Climate Change Emergency and one of its stated aims is to promote more sustainable transport modes.

Cycling in Haslemere is extremely challenging for all but the experienced, confident cyclist.  The main routes through the town are in many places narrow, with no space to accommodate a separate cycle lane.  Key pinch points include: Fosters Bridge near the station; the Wey Hill shopping area; and the high pavement section of Lower Street.  These are all particularly hazardous for cyclists.  Very significant funding would be required to address these challenges – funds that are currently not available to members of this committee.

A creative approach is therefore needed if we are to improve cycling in Haslemere within the existing physical and financial constraints, to encourage wider and safer participation.  An opportunity does exist in the form of the network of paths – both formal and informal – that criss-cross the town.  The strategic vision of the groups supporting the proposal today is to use these paths, linking up with some quieter roads where gaps exist, to create a safer, integrated network of cycle and walking paths.  This network would provide links between and among residential zones and key community assets, including our schools, health centre, sports centre, library and shopping areas.  The plan is to work with the Surrey Highways and Countryside teams to direct funds, as they become available, to upgrade sections of path and the linkages to create this network.

The proposal for consideration today and set out in the committee papers, is to upgrade a section of Footpath 19 via a Cycle Tracks Order.  This marks the first piece, so to speak, in this ‘jigsaw’ of a town-wide cycle and pedestrian network.  The route is already used by cyclists informally as it provides a back-route link from Lower Street near the station, through to both Lion Lane Green and Shottermill Infant and Primary school, and up to the National Trust Devil’s Punch Bowl where cyclists can connect to the extensive Cycle Surrey Hills cycle network, with 90km of off-road tracks.

A criticism of the proposal that has been received by Officers is that the Cycle Tracks Order creates a small isolated section of cycle route.  As explained above, this is intended to mark the first section of a wider strategic network of interlinking paths, which will be improved and upgraded as and when funding amounts become available.  The vision would then be to upgrade the next section of route from the end of the proposed length of path, to link it with both Shottermill Infant and Junior schools as the next piece in the ‘jigsaw’ once funding is secured.  Both Heads are working hard to promote ‘Safer Routes to School’ and more active travel by pupils and parents so as to reduce parking and congestion as well as to improve air quality and safety issues around their schools.

The scheme’s cost (£7,000) represents good value for money as it improves the off-road path for current users of the path, be they pedestrians, disability scooter users or cyclists.  The scheme will upgrade the path surface, widen the existing path and replace a rotten wooden barrier over the small stream which the path crosses. 

The Surrey Highways and Countryside teams have assessed the scheme thoroughly and confirm that when upgraded the path will accommodate both cyclists and pedestrians, with signage to encourage mutual respect by all path users and “cyclists dismount” signs will be installed in front of the bridge over the stream.  The path will remain on the definitive map retaining footpath status, and the proposal is not opposed by the local rambler group.

Looking ahead, Waverley have plans for a housing development on the current Youth Campus site adjacent to this proposed upgraded section of path, which would therefore be directly accessible to residents in the new homes. 

Emergency Utility Works; Highercombe Road, Haslemere

From: Network Coordinator – Waverley
Sent: 05 December 2019
To: Nikki Barton <Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk>
Subject: Emergency Utility Works; Highercombe Road, Haslemere

Dear Councillor Barton,

For your information can I advise you of emergency works being carried out on Highercombe Road, Haslemere (outside the property called ‘South Grays’).

Thames Water need to repair a leaking water pipe in the carriageway. The traffic management that is placed is a Road Closure and the estimated end date is the 11/12/2019.

I hope you find this information useful.

Kind Regards,

l

Network Coordinator – Waverley

Network Coordination Team

Network and Asset Management Group

Surrey Highways