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Letter: Tree Felling By Junction 10 Leaves the Horsleys Cut Off

Published on: 22 Jan, 2023
Updated on: 21 Jan, 2023

Ockham Road flooded.

From: Jules Cranwell

My photo shows the flooded Ockham Road earlier this week looking north towards the A3 roundabout.

This is a direct consequence of the destruction of thousands of trees beside the A3 to make way for the new interchange.

The road has been closed and impassable for a week, and many stranded cars have had to be recovered, as the water is over three feet deep.

In addition to this Forest Road in East Horsley is closed due to a collapsed sewer. The Street in West Horsley is closed in one area, due to a gas main problem.

Ockham Lane is closed due to ice on the untreated roads after a car overturned. Ripley Lane is a ruin. Plough Lane to Cobham after the Black Swan is closed due to flooding.

The Street – an ice rink

Long Reach has been closed for three weeks, due to flooding, caused by the damage from a constant stream of heavy goods vehicles going to the Thakeham development at Manor Farm.

The Street, where it goes under the railway, has been an icerink for the past four days. The only action taken was to install a snowflake sign at one end, and a picture of a skidding car at the other while the road remains untreated.

The few roads which are passable are littered with huge potholes, with drivers reporting damaged tyres, wheels and suspensions on a daily basis.

We are almost completely cut off, and there is no sign of any action from SCC.



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Responses to Letter: Tree Felling By Junction 10 Leaves the Horsleys Cut Off

  1. Graham Vickery Reply

    January 22, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    I must say Julian Cranwell tells it the way it is of late in the Horsleys.

    No doubt there are many parts of Surrey similarly afflicted by this spell of very poor weather. However, the apathetic stance of Surrey County Council Highways department towards it all is completely baffling.

    Clearly, either SCC Highways requires a huge lift in departmental funding, or it is a “failed state” organisation. It certainly has utterly failed its community, as have its political masters.

  2. Ben Paton Reply

    January 25, 2023 at 8:45 am

    Good picture of the Wey Canal.

    “Please write to SCC Highways, PO Box 123, CC1 PFO.
    The Council does not respond to unsolicited complaints.”

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