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MP Says ‘Local Action Gets Results’

Published on: 15 Jan, 2015
Updated on: 16 Jan, 2015

Guildford MP Anne Milton has said she is thrilled that the developer building the new Waitrose store will wait until the crossing at Stoke Road / York Road is upgraded before the nearby subway is filled in.

Anne Milton MP

Anne Milton MP

Speaking after the news that the developers had changed their plans to close the subway from January 19, and which saw a street protest on Monday afternoon organised by parents of children who attend Sandfield Primary School, Mrs Milton said: “I am thrilled to hear that Waitrose have decided to re-phase the works programme so that improvements to the Stoke Road / York Road crossroad will be completed before it is necessary to close the subway.

“The safety of children and parents crossing the road is of the upmost importance and so this update is very much welcomed.

“Huge thanks to all those who have stopped the closure of the subway going ahead next week.”

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Responses to MP Says ‘Local Action Gets Results’

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    January 16, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I think they call this getting the project requirements in the right order.

    Has the project manager been sacked for incompetence?

  2. Mary Bedforth Reply

    January 16, 2015 at 7:36 am


  3. Adam Le Cheminant Reply

    January 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Funny to see that Anne Milton finally gets involved now it’s election season!

  4. George Potter Reply

    January 16, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Good old Anne. Never one to see a bandwagon without jumping on it.

    It’s just a shame that, like so many other things, she didn’t get involved until after normal people had done the hard work of campaigning. See her attitude to the local plan for another example.

  5. Brian Holt Reply

    January 16, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    In a earlier comment I made, I asked where is our MP? And that I would like to hear her comments about it.

    It’s a pity Anne, that you had to wait until parents, along with the excellent coverage from the Guildford Dragon News, made Waitrose delay closing this underpass.

    As our MP, there is still time for you to take up the fight on behalf of the school and parents to stop them closing it for good. After all, they are only going to lose about five parking bays.

    As you can see Anne, action can see changes made. Can you please get involved and ask Waitrose never to closed this underpass?

  6. Bernard Parke Reply

    January 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    In their wisdom, or perhaps lack of it, it is the policy of Surrey County Council to close all subways.

    Therefore, Waitrose, nor the MP, has virtually no power to reverse this policy.

    The policy will not help the safety of pedestrians, but it will surely add to further traffic chaos.

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