30th April 2022
We are really pleased to report that Surrey County Council have now cut back a lot of vegetation along Sandy Lane north of Sandringham Drive as a result of our lobbying. This allows pedestrians to walk more safely on this busy road and is already being used. We would like to thank FEDORA and Councillor David Lewis for working with us on this project.
15th March 2022
We have heard that major changes to the roles and responsibilities between Surrey County Council and the Local Committees have meant that the £110k prioritized/earmarked for work on Sandy Lane is no longer available. This is very disappointing as we had worked hard to get it allocated. However with local Councillor David Lewis we are looking at alternate funding sources, including potentially using part of his member allocation. On a positive note we have commitment that the overgrown vegetation west of Sandringham Drive will be cut back in the next 3-4 weeks.
20th January 2022
7th January 2022
We are delighted to let you know that as a result of considerable work undertaken by our committee members Dilip Mathew and Brian Teal, that a contract has now been awarded by Surrey Highways to remove vegetation on Sandy Lane near Sandringham Park and that Sandy Lane has now been added to the priority list for road work and Surrey Highways has allocated a budget for work in 2022/2023 and 2023/2024.
A huge shout out to our SCC and EBC councillor David Lewis for his help - his support has been essential! You can get more information on the flyer which we sent to residents in the Sandy Lane area by clicking on the image below.
21st 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.