Friday, 09 October 2020 08:11

Autumn leaves

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Autumn is here; the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness...... and leaf blowers!

We love our multitude of trees in East Horsley but their presence comes at a price - clogged road drains.

The Parish Council's Road Safety Task Group meets Surrey Highways officials quarterly and every agenda has an item asking for their drainage contractors to come and free blockages. 

The cause of the clogging is frequently fallen leaves. Dealing with the problem is time consuming and costly. So an appeal from the Parish Council (PC) on behalf of Surrey Highways (SH), please refrain from blowing leaves off your property onto the road. Very few choose this option but those that do are making the job of the PC and in particular SH that much harder. Blocked drains bring about road surface water which in turn hastens the deterioration of the tarmac and, of course, produces icy conditions when temperatures start to drop below zero. Thank you.    

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