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More Repairs to High Street Setts Under Council Partnership Project

Published on: 15 Jun, 2012
Updated on: 15 Jun, 2012

Temporarily removed setts reveals their depth

Work is underway to repair the High Street granite setts at the junction with Market Street near to the Guildhall.

These essential repairs and improvements are part of an on-going joint project between Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council who are normally responsible for highways maintenance. It is understood that completion is expected before any events connected with the Olympic Games take place.

A smaller digger being used to remove the setts that require repair

Work previously carried out on the area by the Three Pigeons pub, at the top of the High Street has attracted some criticism. It has been observed that some of the mortar in the repaired area appears to be already cracking up.

Official notice

A GBC spokeswoman said: “The current work to reconstruct the High Street setts at the junction of Market Street is led by Guildford Borough Council and our contractors. These essential repairs will cost around £30,000. Work to improve the historic setts in the lower part of the High Street was funded and completed by Surrey County Council and their contractors in 2008/09.”

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  1. Bernard Parke

    June 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    For many years Guildfordians have been greatly concerned at the state to which County Highways has allowed our cherished High Street with its granite sets deteriorate.

    It appears that it takes the coming of the Olympic torch to stir action.

    In 1948 when we last had the Olympics it was said that it would be 60 years before the Olympics came to England again.

    This has Proved a true prophecy, but will we have to wait another sixty years to see comprehensive restoration work made on one of the country’s famous High Streets?