Dear fellow residents/neighbours of Ashford,
As either a householder, motorist, cyclist, pedestrian (or maybe
all of these), I am sure you have noticed a significant
deterioration, and lack of maintenance of the local roads and
In many cases increasing numbers of potholes left unattended, subsidence to the road/cycle lanes, uneven pavements and increased vibration and noise to resident’s properties that are situated along the main route(s) into and around the vicinity of Ashford High Street shopping area.
Many residents will have noticed the recent re-development of Ashford High Street. Incorporating a very significant number of high-density dwellings.
The former Brooklands College site, the former Peter Doble site (old Post Office), the Ashford Station area and numerous conversions of the office space above shops into dwellings.
These are estimated to be in excess of 450+ dwellings. However, there is no evidence of infra-structure refurbishment/ improvement, to cope with this step change in volume, that will be using our existing roads, cycle lanes, pavements or to address the increased vibration issues.
The responsibility of the roads, cycle lanes & pavements is the responsibility of Surrey County Council Highways.
You may or may not be aware that during 2014/15 Surrey Country Council secured funding in a plan published in a document called Operation Horizon.
These funds were secured to re-surface the entire length of Fordbridge Road (B378) and Fordbridge Roundabout….. one of the busiest routes into and out of Ashford High street, giving the most direct access to Staines, M3 and M25 junctions.
These works however were never carried out, it has now come to light from Surrey Highways, that the funding was re-directed.
It now maybe included in a 2022 Operation Horizon plan subject to budget availability; do you consider this is acceptable in the light of Ashford’s circumstances?
Leon Potts and Fatima Boubendir
Started by: Fatima Boubendir
This ePetition runs from 22/06/2021 to 31/08/2021.
44 people have signed this ePetition.