13 September 2021
One of our initiatives is the improvements on Sandy Lane. These improvements take time, but persistence is key. The Sandy Lane community’s proposed improvements are now very much on the radar of the Surrey Officers and Councillors, with some positive commitments already.
Surrey Highways is addressing the flooding issue to the west of Reeds school, which has become an increasing problem for the residents nearby and is dangerous as oncoming traffic tries to swerve around the bend to avoid the flooding. There is also commitment from Surrey Highways that they will pick up the overgrown vegetation west of Sandringham Park, which then opens up the informal footpath from Milner Drive to Reeds School. They will repair any defects on Sandy Lane that is serious and considered safety defects.
It is important that as many local residents as possible report these to ensure ongoing safety for all road users e.g., cyclists and walkers in addition to car users. You can report defects to Surrey County Council Highways HERE. This applies to any road in Surrey.
The other improvement suggestions have been recorded in the Elmbridge Local Committee’s prioritisation list, but please bear in mind that it will take time and is subject to available funding.
- Reduce speed limit to 30mph
- Widen junction with Warren Lane to prevent the junction locking up (would need common land)
- Formal footpath along south side of the road
We are now looking forward to the next Elmbridge Local Committee meeting on 22-Nov-21 to discuss the above issues further.
If you would like to help with this, or any of our projects please email us using the contact button at the top of the screen.