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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

Residents’ Association and Independent Councillors raise the alarm about Surrey County Council’s Budget

PRESS RELEASE, issued yesterday.

In today’s row over County Council’s budget, Residents’ Association and Independent County Councillors spoke up that SCC’s budget may be balanced, for now, but it is certainly not sustainable in the medium term. Councillor Nick Darby representing The Dittons argued,

Councillor Nick Darby

This budget comes following years of failing services, of austerity, of hundreds of millions of pounds of cuts from central government funding. One off government payments, however welcome, will not be sufficient to deal with the underlying issues, or cover anything other than the short-term position. This year we are still budgeting for nearly £40million of ‘efficiencies’. In other words: cuts. The fairer funding review is outstanding as we speak. […]

It is time we looked at council tax again. We need two extra bands at the top end, covering those living in the most expensive houses. “

Cllr Darby quoted a number of concerning sections from this years’ budget report,

“It is important to be clear that it will not be possible to offset all demand and pricing pressures indefinitely in the medium term without potentially more serious societal impacts or the risk of being in breach of statutory obligations.” […] “Net expenditure is still increasing at a rate that is not likely to be sustainable in future years.”

Councillor Nick Harrison, representing Nork & Tattenhams argued along similar lines,

“The government has given us more money than expected this year. However, the government’s commitment to the funding of local government and adult social care has been pushed down the road for yet another year.”

Councillor Eber Kington, representing Ewell Court, Auriol & Cuddington spoke about an area untouched by Tory austerity,

“While most budgets are being cut, held or increased in a slower upward trajectory, the council’s spend on top pay is increasing and increasing rapidly. Last May senior staff costs amounted to just over £5 million, yet today it is £5.4 million.

So there has to be an annual opportunity for councillors to monitor top pay costs to see if it is providing value for money.”

For further information:

County Councillor Nick Darby                         –                                  nick.darby@surreycc.gov.uk

County Councillor Nick Harrison                    –                                  nicholas.harrison@surreycc.gov.uk

County Councillor Eber Kington                       –                                  ekington@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Road closures – Holdfast Lane and West Street, Haslemere

Sharing information about two road closures in Haslemere

WEST STREET (D5519), HASLEMERE – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2020

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of West Street (D5519), Haslemere that extends from its junction with Popes Mead (D5519) to its junction with Chestnut Avenue (D5519). This Traffic Order is required to enable Morrison Utility Services to make a new water connection on behalf of Affinity Water/Thames Water. These works are anticipated to be carried out between the hours of 9am and 4pm within 4 days of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 10 February 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians; dismounted cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times by means of path-boards. No sole access will be affected; vehicular access for emergency services, residents and businesses will be maintained via the diversion route which will be: Chestnut Avenue, Bridge Road and Popes Mead.

HOLDFAST LANE (D5528), HASLEMERE – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2020

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Holdfast Lane (D5528), Haslemere that extends from its junction with Petworth Road (B2131) to its junction with Clammer Hill Road (D5528). This Traffic Order is required to enable SGN to carry out gas mains replacement works. These works are anticipated to be carried out within 4 months of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 10 February 2020. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure which is anticipated to be required for 24 hours each day, will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians; dismounted cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times. Access for residents and businesses on the affected length of Holdfast Lane (D5528), including access for emergency services to such properties will be maintained at all times via the vehicular diversion route which will be via Clammer Hill Road, The Mount, Grayswood Road, Haslemere High Street and Petworth Road.


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.

Temporary Closure of Public Bridleway 48 (Haslemere)

From: Countryside Access Assistant
Sent: 25 November 2019 11:24:51
To: Nikki Barton <Nikki.Barton@surreycc.gov.uk>
Subject: Temporary Closure of Public Bridleway 48 (Haslemere)

Dear Interested parties,

The Surrey County Council Public Bridleway 48 (Haslemere)

Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order 2019

Please see attachments relating to the temporary closure of a public bridleway located to the east of Prestwick Lane, Grayswood – Public Brideway 48 (Haslemere).

The closure is necessary on the grounds of public safety, due to a damaged bridleway bridge. An emergency closure has been in place since 4 October 2019.

The closure Order will be in place from 3 December 2019 until 12 May 2020, or until the completion of any remedial works, if earlier. The Secretary of State for Transport may extend the closure if necessary.

The replacement timber has been ordered by the County Council, and repair works will take place once the timber has been received and a contractor appointed.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Tom Jenkins
Countryside Access Assistant
01737 737675


Surrey County Council
Whitebeam Lodge
Merrow Depot
Merrow Lane
Guildford
Surrey GU4 7BQ

More here and here.

Update – Planned works on Chase Lane and Tennyson’s Lane Haslemere Postponed

A week ago, I wrote about planned SGN works affecting Chase Lane and Tennyson’s Lane here.

Please see below an update from SGN explaining that these works are now postponed.

From: SGN Stakeholder and Community Manager

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

Subject: Planned works on Chase Lane and Tennyson’s Lane Haslemere

Hello Nikki,

Firstly I would like to thank you for your support in arranging a drop in event at the town hall.  Have to say with such short notice we had a good turnout providing valuable feedback and most importantly local knowledge.  

Following on from the town hall meeting, the team have taken on the feedback given and reached a decision to postpone the replacement work on Chase Lane and Tennyson’s Lane until the spring 2020.  We agree the diversion route could potentially be challenging during the winter months, the residents and road users safety is our priority.    

We would like to thank residents/businesses for their input, support and also their understanding that this work will be re-planned next year.   Please can I ask for your help in sending this email/update to residents you have on your distribution list,  I will also draft a letter to be sent out as soon as possible to all residents who would have been directly affected.

Again thank you for your help, speak soon  

Kindest regards

Stakeholder and Community Manager

Chase Lane, Tennyson’s Lane and Scotland Lane – Haslemere Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order

From: highways@surreycc.info
Sent: 14 November 2019 14:33:04
Subject: Reference: ME-730218 – Surrey Highways: TRO CHASE LANE (D5527), TENNYSON’S LANE (D5527) AND SCOTLAND LANE (D5524), HASLEMERE

Chase Lane (D5527), Tennyson’s Lane (D5527) and Scotland Lane (D5524), HASLEMERE – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2019

Dear Sirs

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in:

a) The entire length of Chase Lane (D5527), Haslemere.

b) That length of Tennyson’s Lane (D5527), Haslemere that extends from its junction with Chase Lane (D5527), to its junction with Scotland Lane (D5524); the vehicular diversion for traffic will be via Tennyson’s Lane, Blackdown Lane, Petworth Road, Jobsons Lane, Jays Lane and Tennyson’s Lane.

c) That length of Scotland Lane (D5524), that extends from its junction with Tennysons Lane (D5527), to its junction with Denbigh Road (D5526); the vehicular diversion for eastbound traffic will be via – Midhurst Road, Shepherds Hill, Lower Street, Haslemere High Street (around Town Hall), Petworth Road, and Haste Hill; and for westbound traffic – Haste Hill, Petworth Road, Lower Street, Shepherds Hill, Midhurst Road.

This Traffic Order is required to enable SGN to carry out a gas mains replacement works.

These works are anticipated to be carried out on:

Part a) 26/11/19 to 17/12/19

Part b) 06/01/20 to 24/01/20

Part c) 27/01/20 to 14/02/20

within phases of the 12 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 26 November 2019.

Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure which is anticipated will be required for 24 hours each day will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for emergency services, residents, businesses, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times.

Chase Lane Diversion

Scotland Lane Diversion

Tennyson’s Lane Diversion

Scotland Lane Information Pack

Tennyson’s Lane Information Pack