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Important Roads and Transport Updates

1. M25/Jctn 8 A217 Highways England Proposed Works

An update from Surrey County Councilor – Jeff Harris

“I have now managed to get official confirmation that Highways England are postponing the works scheduled to start next month, which in combination with other ongoing and planned works would have been a nightmare for our local residents across the Borough”.

“It seems the original budget is now insufficient for the project and it will now be considered for future funding. That could well be into the new financial year. Whether the input from Cllrs Bob Gardner , Zully Grant-Duff and I on behalf of the Local residents made any difference, we can never know, but the good news at the moment is that the scheme is not starting in January, and will not coincide with other planned works such as Reigate Hill, Headley SES works, etc”.

2. New Timetable for GWR (Great Western Railway)

The new timetable for GWR comes into force on 12 December, which will mean an extra train across the Reigate Hill level crossing in each direction. This means the road will be closed for 18 minutes each hour instead of the current 12 minutes. Please allow more time for your journeys. Because of queuing, it is suggested allowing an extra 10 minutes, rather than 6.

Important Update on Epsom & St. Helier Hospital Trust

The KRA has just received this press release: “£500million DHSC FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR EPSOM & ST HELIER HOSPITALS TRUST” . As this is of interest to our members, we are sharing this with you as follows: CRISPIN BLUNT MP PRESS STATEMENT – 29 September 2019 Crispin Blunt delighted at DHSC decision to fund new Epsom […] Continue reading →

Outwood Lane Closure for Gas Pipe renewal

I have reviewed the schedule of work with the local representative for Southern Gas Networks (SGN). I have been advised that, despite an unforeseen delay, they are expecting to complete the work and re-open the road before the end of July. Their licence from Surrey Highways gave them until 13 August, but they do not […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Residents’ Association Coffee Morning

The Kingswood Residents’ Association (KRA) are pleased to Invite you to a Coffee morning with cakes and pastries on Saturday 29th June from 9.30-11am at the Village Hall. The following Reigate and Banstead Councillors will be present and happy to answer any questions you may have. Cllr Caroline Neame Cllr Tim Archer Cllr Simon Parnall […] Continue reading →