1. Woodfield Lane Consultation

    Last Friday Surrey Highways had a consultation at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall for all Ashtead residents concerning 3 options suggested for the tree-lined avenue of Woodfield Lane down to the level crossing at Ashtead Station.
    We would like to sincerely thank all the residents, over 600, that visited that day in very poor weather, and gave their views and comments on the options put forward. Consultation letters were sent to all residents and the closing date for receipt of those is the end of October – although any views received slightly later will of course be considered.
    Surrey Highways will then take on board all views/comments and prepare a detailed report for our Local Committee. Once a decision is taken, we will then look to implement that decision during 2013.

    Again, thanks to all residents for their support on this important issue.

  2. What happened to that late train?

    For some year’s the absence of a service post midnight back to Ashtead has been a source of great frustration to residents. We promised to look into the matter and it did look as if we were going to be able to deliver a much need benefit to the community.

    However, at the 11th hour it seems that this is not the case. The reason is simple but merely increases the sense of frustration. There is agreement to run a late service to Sutton, along tracks that are run by the South East division of Network Rail Рhowever the stretch that runs from Epsom to Dorking and Effingham Junction is run by the Wessex division. They are adamant that they need the extra hour to untake vital maintenance work and therefore will not entertain the proposal.

    We will continue to press for them to change their minds and keep you updated on any progress that we might make.