Lack of action by Surrey CC Highways department, causes dangers.

December 10, 2005 9:00 AM

For those of you who ever tried to get Surrey County Council Highways Department to fix a faulty street lamp, you will know that it can be a very frustrating experience.

You may remember reading in the press last summer, about a lorry that crashed in Pendleton Road in Redhill on June 10th, close to St. Johns Primary school. The lorry smashed into a wall then knocked over a street lamp, a telegraph pole and a flashing speed warning sign. It's a very dark corner at the junction of Kings Avenue in the evenings.

You may also remember that our local Conservative County Councillor was elected on a promise of sorting out our road problems, but despite requests from local residents, six months have gone by and it still hasn't been fixed.

I am still persisting, but despite numerous phone calls and emails from me to Surrey County Council, the lamp is still not working.

I hope that this letter will hasten a positive result and make this dangerous corner, much safer for everyone after dark.

Councillor Steve Kulka