Archive for the ‘Belmont Rise’ Category

No more flooding at Mad Mile Roundabout

by Mary Burstow on 29 January, 2015

I am very pleased to report that after three years of campaigning, Surrey County Council have now improved the drainage at the Belmont Mad Mile Roundabout. Every year it rains and every year water from the A217 Mad Mile, rushes off the Downs, down the road and floods at the lowest point.  The roundabout!!  Local […]

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New Speed Cameras on A217

by Mary Burstow on 20 January, 2015

There are now three speed cameras on the A217, covering Olfields Road, St Dunstans Hill and Belmont Rise, which have all been upgraded to digital cameras. This means they will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are caught speeding, you are automatically sent a speeding ticket. The cameras are located […]

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Digital Cameras on St Dunstans Hill and Belmont Rise

by Mary Burstow on 16 November, 2014

I just got this letter from TfL We are writing to you to let you know that we are implementing a Safety Camera Replacement Programme across the capital to update and improve TfL’s safety camera network in London.  This means we are replacing all speed and red light cameras which are nearing the end of […]

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Violets in South Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 14 March, 2014

One of the things I love about South Cheam at this time of year, is the number of Violets you spot growing in the verges and in peoples front gardens.  They are a delight to behold.  I was especially pleased to see the white violets in Cuddington Way.  I do wonder if someone planted them […]

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Work on the Manor Road Basin is complete

by Mary Burstow on 17 February, 2014

I am very pleased that at last work on the Manor Road Basin by Transport for London has now finished. The concrete basin was built in the 1930’s and was designed to hold run off water from the A217.  In recent years it has become more of a rubbish dump, that a basin to hold […]

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Thank you Surrey County Council

by Mary Burstow on 28 December, 2013

I know I regularly moan about Surrey County Council and flooding at the Belmont Roundabout.  However, this time, I will give them their due.  After all the rain we had on Monday afternoon and evening, I drove past the roundabout on Christmas Day.  There was  not a single puddle to be seen.  I suspect they […]

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Flooding at the Belmont Roundabout

by Mary Burstow on 15 December, 2013

At Thursdays Scrutiny Meeting, I expressed my dissatisfaction as to how long Surrey County Council are taking to resolve the issue of flooding at the Belmont Roundabout.  The problem is caused by water rushing down the A217 Mad Mile and having nowhere to go, except the roundabout. The Roundabout is a major gateway not only into […]

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Flood Prevention in Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 10 December, 2013

On Wednesday Evening, I will be chairing the Scrutiny Committee.  Amongst the items coming to the meeting, will be flood prevention across the borough.  I have asked the engineers from Surrey County Council, to come along especially, to let us know what is happening at the Belmont Roundabout.  I am very pleased that they now […]

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Saving Belmont Rise Woodland

by Mary Burstow on 2 December, 2013

There is a small patch of woodland which is close to the junction of Cornwall Road and Belmont Rise (A217).  On closer inspection, it is clear this is made up of self seeded Sycamore trees, growing in what is a road drainage basin.  I could see little evidence of litter or anti social behaviour. It […]

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Just what is happening in Manor Road?

by Mary Burstow on 22 November, 2013

  For a long time, the concrete basin at the junction of Manor Road, Arundel Road and the A217 has looked dreadful.  It was a magnet for fly tipping and litter, especially thoughtless dog walkers who threw their dog poo bags into the basin.  In the summer anti social individuals liked to gather in the […]

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