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New Zebra Crossing Approved for Ash Danger Road

Published on: 20 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 21 Jan, 2022

Ash Hill Road by Victoria Hall and opposite Coronation Gardens car park. Google Street View

By David Reading

A new zebra crossing has been approved by Surrey County Council for Ash Hill Road in Ash. It will be located between Victoria Hall and the Coronation Gardens car park.

The move is good news for the users of Victoria Hall, who find it a nightmare to access the car park on the opposite side of the road, and for families using the playground in Ash Hill Road.

Campaigners have been complaining for years that the road is a danger for pedestrians.

Cllr Carla Morson

Cllr Carla Morson, Lib Dem Surrey county councillor for the Ash division, made an announcement about the crossing on social media and was greeted by an overwhelmingly positive response.

One person said: This is wonderful news as I’ve been chasing the submission of my petition from years ago.”

Another said she was a mother who had to collect a child from the nearby infants’ school and found the road hazardous in the mornings and at pick-up time in the afternoons.

Cllr Nigel Manning, chairman of Ash parish council

At last week’s full meeting of Ash Parish Council, the chairman, Cllr Nigel Manning, said he had been contacted by Surrey County Council saying the crossing will be installed by the end of March.

On zebra crossings, pedestrians have a legal priority over vehicles without the use of traffic signals. Drivers are required to give way to any pedestrian who steps onto a crossing.

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