Monthly Archives: March 2015

Our surgeries

Beryl and Colin regularly have surgeries at the Red Lion every first Saturday of the month.  There’s rarley a month goes by without people from our community coming to see us. Last Saturday was no exception and 4 ladies came to ask about the arrangements for Wilson Way and Pares Close being put into the CPZ scheme.

Colin and Beryl visited every resident in those roads last June, or dropped a questionnaire into them if they were not there to ask if they wanted to be included into the CPZ scheme. Those roads are regularly blocked by commuters leaving their cars all day and blocking the narrow roads. These roads are used frequently as they have direct access to St Andrews School too and parents use them for parking. Adding coaches into the mix has made this area extremely hazardous.

The majority of residents opted for CPZ and these will be introduced before Easter.  The ladies who came to see us were, quite rightly worried that the implementation had taken too long or was not going to happen at all!  We were able to reassure them that having gone through all the processes that it will be done soon.  Watch this space!  In the meantime Lych Way has been resurfaced and is also ready for restrictions to be implemented to help the residents there!

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Horsell Allotments

Cllr Kemp and Cllr Hunwicks met up with the Chairman of the Horsell Allotments  at the end of February to discuss the concerns that he had about the lack of facilities at the allotments for the many residents who worked there. WBC had originally promised facilities at the allotments when proposals came forward about a new fire station being built along Kestrel Way.  Those arrangements never happened and as many know the new fire station is now being developed in Goldsworth Road.  It also meant that although the allotments management committee had agreed to give up some land for that plan, the facilities have never been built.

Having spoken to the Chairman, Beryl and Colin contacted Leading Officers  at WBC to see if anything could be progressed.  In a recent Thameswey Board Meeting, the Directors, following a suggestion from the Chief Executive, felt that profits could be used by WBC, as the ultimate shareholder, to fund the facilities being built at the Horsell Allotments along Bullbeggars Lane! Promises had been made in good faith but not honoured because of circumstances and it was felt that this should be addressed.

Colin and Beryl are delighted with this outcome!  Another example of your councillors working for the benefit of the residents of Horsell in conjunction with the Borough Council and our administration.

Project Horizon comes back to Horsell

Project Horizon, which is Surrey County Councils project to improve Surreys roads is coming back to Horsell.

Church Hill                                 27th April

Arthurs Bridge Road               30th April

Bury Lane                                   May

Thornash Road                         August

Although not technically in Horsell Harelands Roundabout will also be done on April 17th

There may be a little flexibility around these dates but they will be done and I will keep you updated on any amendments.

Queen Elizabeth Gardens Trees

Many of you would have seen work start on the trees at the front of QE Gardens. below is a copy of a report on a inspection that was carried out and their findings.

There is one tree that needs to be removed promptly because of advanced decay/ fungal brackets, this tree is marked in red on the attached plan. 

There are three trees showing signs of stress/ initial decay, these are marked with yellow crosses on the plan. These are in decline, but rather than fell immediately, would suggest monitoring closely to assess health over the coming season (particularly flowering and shoot extension). 

The photo is a couple of years old and shows a tree that has since been removed and we have just chipped the stump. This tree is marked with a green cross. 

There are 3 trees likely to succumb and become unsafe over the next couple of years, the loss of which would have a serious effect on the landscape. I’d suggest it would be prudent to plan ahead and plant replacements sooner rather than later. 

There is little room to safely replant within the play enclosure, so what is proposed is to replant on the adjacent green. The trees would be 2x Prunus ‘Accolade’ (flowering cherry) towards the front and 2 x Liquidamber stryaciflua (red gum) towards the back. Both are relatively compact trees, with good seasonal interest.

 

 

 

 

 

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