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.
Please find attached the leaflet for the surfacing work on Sun Brow, Haslemere. The leaflets are due to be delivered tomorrow (6th September).
The works are scheduled to start on 18 September under a
road closure and will take place over 3 days, from 8am – 4pm.
Please see the attached leaflet for the extents of our
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 https://roadworks.org/?113903164
Thank you for your enquiry reported on 12 Jul 2019 09:20 which has been logged as follows:
Reference number: ME-687134 Location: COLLEGE HILL, HASLEMERE Details: Carriageway Defect – Loose material (a copy of the original enquiry can be found at the very bottom of this email)
Just to confirm I have spoken to Waverley Borough Council’s Environmental Services Team to request that they send out a road sweeper to deal with the loose material deposits on College Hill, Haslemere, as per photographs attached.
This is to advise you that we will be carrying out pavement
reconstruction on Beech Road, Haslemere from 17 June (8am to 4:30pm) for
approximately 5 weeks.
The road will remain open with traffic being managed by
temporary lights and the pavement will be closed in sections whilst we carry
out our works.
Leaflets and signs will be delivered over the next few days
to advise residents and businesses of the upcoming works.
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
This is a call out to any constituent in my ward (Haslemere South) to send me details of any specific issues affecting highways/pavements such as cutting back vegetation, cleaning road signs, removing posts in verges, decluttering of signs and the like (BUT not gully cleaning or anything relating to tarmac).
A photo/map showing specifics would be very helpful, by June 15th. Please send to me and/or the town clerk:
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:
A detector fault, Surrey County Council is waiting for contractors to investigate today or tomorrow. This may explain the signals “favouring” the side roads.
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.
Here are some Highways/Parking updates for Haslemere –
Lower Street: The current proposed start date for road repairs in Lower Street is 20th January 2017 and the work will be completed at night for 1 day. However, with the current weather, the repair date could change.
Kings Road: Resurfacing is scheduled for 25th January 2017. Sometimes 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. This leaflet has been distributed to residents and local businesses and contains more information.
Sturt Road: Works are scheduled to complete by the end of January. I will have an exact date by Monday afternoon when I meet with the Surrey County Council highways team.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the council on 0300 200 1003.
Double yellow lines in the vicinity of St Bartholomew’s church:I have met the church and residents about this with Surrey County Council’s parking team. As a result of this, it has been agreed that a parking restriction scheme will be put in place here with yellow lining. It will be implemented this year. I have contacted the parking team to get an installation date.
Extended Double Yellows Hill Road/Midhurst Road: Extended double yellow have been agreed at the junction of Hill Road/Midhurst Road to improve sightlines. I await a date from the parking team.
Yesterday, I updated residents via my Facebook page saying I was working on new signage for HGV diversions away from residential roads. I also shared the update that Technics Group, a Surrey ground radar specialist, would be on site for the survey tomorrow.
This morning, I met with the contractors on site. Here is a positive update relating to the repair of Shepherds Hill:
The ground penetrating radar investigation was carried out this morning.
The void is estimated to be 6 cubic metres. This means SCC has a full picture of the extent of the void and will go ahead and repair the hole. A foam cement filler for the hole is planned for tomorrow, Friday 25th February. Please note, foam cement takes 24 hours to harden. I have requested that SCC highways re-tarmac over the weekend as a matter of urgency in order to get Shepherds Hill open.
New additional HGV diversion signage was installed at key junctions this morning.
Once again, thank you to residents for both your patience and feedback during this process.
Here is an update for you on the Shepherds Hill road closure in Haslemere. Please also look at my Facebook page where I have been posting interim updates here and via my twitter feed here.
Thank you to everybody who has emailed me regarding the Shepherds Hill closure. I can only say that I share your collective frustration that Shepherds Hill is still closed and we still await a full diagnosis of the extent of the void.
I have been in constant contact with SCC and Thames Water for updates and progress reports since the hole was discovered. Initially, it was presumed responsibility for the sink hole lay with Thames Water. From a surface view the hole looked like a wash out hole linked to the loss of soil/substrate by water. The weekend work that Thames Water promised failed to materialise, apparently the team was diverted to a pollution issue that took precedence. Eventually Thames Water did come on site, sent CCTV cameras into their sewers and drains and having spotted a couple of leaks, carried out the necessary repairs.
SCC Highways then took over the site, sent CCTV cameras down the hole with the expectation of pouring foam concrete down the hole. However, during last week, it became apparent that the void was more substantial than expected – rather a series of mini caves. Subsequent investigations in the sink hole have revealed remains of brick walls suggesting the basement or foundations of an earlier building – old maps show an old building at this position. There may be a link with the bunker under the grassed area by the zebra crossing.
SCC plan to send a ground radar camera into the sink hole, however, 2 electric cables belonging to SSE have been seen hanging in the void and the SCC team is unable to work without the SSE team onsite. I understand the SSE team did not attend the site as expected at the end of last week or yesterday so the SCC Highways team have had to be called off the site each time. SCC Highways have found that the highway is cracking at some distance from the sink hole mouth.
A key priority is the safety of both the SCC workman carrying out the work and the public. The scale of the void combined with the presence of electricity cables has further complicated the issue and means that the problem will not be resolved as quickly as hoped, or anticipated when the sink hole was first discovered. Unfortunately the utility companies are under no legal obligation to attend the site if other higher priority issues arise. I hope this information is helpful. I am speaking with the highways team every day for updates and will of course continue to let you know when I have more news.