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Petition to: Finish off relaying the Stoughton Road surface in Guildford

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to Finish off relaying the Stoughton Road surface in Guildford. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 17 October 2017

The petition submitted by Heather Jones - Finish off relaying the
Stoughton Road surface in Guildford was considered by the Local Committee Guildford on 19 September 2017.

Nick Holloway a member of the public asked a asked an additional question at the meeting:

Why isn’t this work to Stoughton Road in the Horizon plan and why has it
been allowed to get into this state of disrepair? We would like to be present at any re-assessment of the road.

Local Councillors supported the petition and stated that there was heavy traffic on this road. The Highways officer response to the petition is below and was also published as a supplementary paper to the agenda:

Surrey County Council is working against a backdrop of increased demand and reductions in funding.

To maximise funding from central government Surrey prioritises major maintenance schemes on the Horizon 2 programme in accordance with best practice guidance on asset management. All roads on the Horizon 2 programme have been prioritised in accordance with the cabinet approved prioritisation process. The process takes account of criteria including: condition; network priority; risk and network management.

Stoughton Road has been assessed for resurfacing works by officers and unfortunately did not prioritise when compared with other roads county wide which are on Horizon 2 programme of roads for future consideration.

Full list of schemes is published on our website https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/highways-information-online/horizon-highway-maintenance-investment-programme


We will continue to inspect Stoughton Road for individual Safety Defects, and arrange repairs as appropriate. I am sorry for this disappointing news.

Petition update 1 from the council, 07 August 2017, while petition was still open

Dear Petitioners

Thank you for taking the time to put your name to this petition, the criteria for consideration at the SCC Local Committee (Guildford) is that it requires 30 signatories from residents or those working within the area, which this has now reached.

Therefore this will be considered at the Local Committee (Guildford) on 19th September 2017. This will start at 7pm in the Chamber of Guildford Borough Council, Millmead.

You are welcome to attend and listen to the debate on the petition.

Kind Regards
Community Partnerships Team
Surrey County Council


Further information

This is for everyone who has signed the petition.

More details from petition creator

We, the undersigned, petition Surrey County Council to finish off relaying the Stoughton Road surface running from and including the bridge to and including the junction with Manor Road and Grange Road in Guildford. It makes no sense at all to have left off this part of the Road whilst the rest of it was fully resurfaced. The Road is appalling and the repair works carried out are of very poor standard resulting in further deterioration of the road surface. This presents major risks of damaging the cars, increase traffic and harmful emissions by drivers having had to decrease-increase speed to avoid potholes, which is also a major safety issue. Road and fuel taxes are high whilst the Council is not investing the full amount given by Government and is not examining the quality of the repair works completed. We, the undersigned, therefore request the following: 1. Finish off relaying the said Stoughton Road surface; 2. Spend the funds provided by the government and collected in road and other taxes on roads; 3. Invest in and use better quality road materials that will see the roads last longer and are cost efficient long term; 4. Properly examine and sign off the completed repair works.

Current signatories

Heather Jones, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Debbie Morgan
  • Nick Singleton
  • Skye Hatton
  • Beatrice Zielinska
  • Scott Douglas
  • Claire Duffell
  • Aaron Bate
  • Gemma Bate
  • nicholas holloway
  • Anna Dudek
  • Dinah Bisdee
  • WILLIAM Blair
  • Hollie Sillence
  • Saunders
  • Anna Jolley
  • Paul Jolley
  • E March
  • Suwan Thapa KC
  • Lisa Mansfield
  • Kerrie botting
  • James O'Sullivan
  • Ian copp
  • Risha Chavda
  • Robert Blevin
  • Sharon Doublet
  • Alex Cowley
  • Minke niemeijer
  • Stephen Moore
  • Florin gashi
  • Jonathan williams
  • Richard Mills
  • Rebecca Harvey
  • Agnes Kalinska-Boczar
  • campbell livingston
  • Carol clay
  • Barnor Risbar
  • Timothy Cannon
  • Chris Monk
  • David Leslie Edgar
  • James Sellen
  • Katie
  • Sarah Jones
  • Naomi Weeks
  • Mr Cheung
  • Javier Gonzalez-Durio
  • Caroline Hutt
  • J. Ealden
  • Aaron Cowie
  • Aron Czapiewski
  • Max Turner
  • Will May
  • Latisha Turner
  • Stuart Swaffer
  • Robyn smith
  • Nigel Wilkinson
  • Ian Gurney
  • Jamie peters
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017

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