Green Belt Review
Successfully opposed proposals to revise the green belt boundary to the west of the town which would have seen new housing estates built between Dorking and Westcott.
The Malthouse Youth Centre
Led the campaign for The Malthouse to be redeveloped as a new youth centre for Dorking with an outdoor sports facility.
West Street and High Street
Promoted the Environmental Improvement schemes for West Street and the High Street with York stone paving and iron streetworks.
Residents Parking Schemes and Commuter Parking
Actively supported resident groups working to introduce residents parking schemes in the Rothes Road / Wathen Road / Hart Road / Hart Gardens / Ansell Road area, Lincoln Road, Fairfield Drive, Meadowbrook Road and Myrtle Road, arranged for one hour parking restrictions introduced on the Deepdene Avenue service road, Calvert Road and Chichester Road to stop all-day commuter parking, and arranged for parking restrictions to be introduced around the entrance to Deepdene Avenue Road and near the Esso Garage.
Promoted the discounted Worker Parking Permits for lower paid employees at the St Martins Walk and Southside car parks
Promoted the resurfacing of local roads: West Street, South Street, Vincent Lane, Rothes Road, Wathen Road, Hart Road, Hart Gardens, Ansell Road, Mill Lane, Old London Road, Ranmore Road, Mowbray Gardens, Pippbrook Gardens, Meadowbrook Road, Myrtle Road and Milton Court Lane have been resurfaced.
Supported Waitrose, Lidl in Vincent Lane and the Tesco on the Reigate Road as the appropriate supermarkets to be developed for Dorking whilst opposing supermarket development at St Martins Walk, which would have blocked views of St Martins Church, increased congestion in the High Street, and caused the bus stops outside the White Horse Hotel to be removed, and the proposed supermarket development at Curtis Road.
Meadowbank Play Area and Skate Park
Ensured public consultation on the childrens’ play equipment to be installed at Meadowbank and ensured the refurbishment of responded to the wishes of residents and introduced the older childrens play equipment and skate park.
Drainage on the Reigate Road
Ensured the drainage issues which caused flooding on the A25 Reigate Road near the Deepdene Ropundabout were resolved.
On-Street Parking Charges
Successfully opposed the proposed introduction of on-street parking charges in the town.
Pedestrian Crossing on Ashcombe Road
Arranged for the pedestrian crossing at the A24 end of Ashcombe Road to be installed (we wish it was further along the road but this cannot be achieved without the loss of the mature trees by the road).
Pedestrian Crossing at the Deepdene Roundabout
Arranged for the pedestrian crossing on the A24 by the Deepdene Roundabout to be installed so residents from the Deepdene Vale area can easily walk into town.
Old London Road Footpath
Arranged for the footpath linking the exit from Meadowbank to the footpath by Fairfield Court to be carved out of Old London Road.
Meadowbank – Mill Pond
Supported the environmental improvements on Meadowbank with the improvements to Willow Walk and the Mill Pond.
Dorking Halls and Dorking Sports Centre
Supported the development of the Dorking Sports Centre, the Dorking Halls and the Cinema into the facility that they are today.
Sunday Bus Services
Campaigned for introduction of Sunday bus services between Dorking and Guildford / Reigate / Horsham.
… and the small improvements you can see that are often taken for granted
“No vehicular access to Sondes Place” signs have been placed on the Sondes Place Drive road nameplates.
The town path near Leslie Cottage was patched.
Safety audit was carried out on the Deepdene Avenue cycle path and new safety features introduced (reflectors on the poles obstructing the path, give way markings, and demarcation of the path to keep cyclists away from the the blind entrances to the houses driveways
Arranged for the roadsign on Deepdene Avenue to be repaired when it was damaged and pointing in the wrong direction.
Culvert underneath Meadowbank from opposite Myrtle Road to the Mill Pond cleared to prevent flooding.
New bus shelter on the Westcott Road by Hannover Court
Introduced “no access to Milton Court” sign in Milton Court Lane.
Seats installed in the High Street by the bus stop outside Superdrug, in Chalkpit Lane by Vine Court, and seat repaired in Church Street
Rubbish bins installed in Ashcombe Road
Posts installed to promote chold safety opposite St Martins School.
WigWag installed by St Martins School
Signage erected to highlight traffic queues by the Ranmore Road tip with “Keep Clear” signs by the tip to help keep traffic flowing
Railings alongside the A24 by Mowbray Gardens and Croft Avenue painted
No parking lines between the school zig zag markings at St Martins school and Ashcombe School
Introduced consistent 40mph speed limit on the Westcott Road to slow traffic approaching Dorking
Arranged for the roundabouts in Fairfield Drive and the area at the corner of Calvert Road to have the overgrowth cut back and the areas tidied
Arranged for heritage street lights to be installed in Rothes Road and Jubilee Terrace
Arranged for vehicle activated speed signs in Ashcombe Road
Introduced additional lighting on path between Deepdene Vale and Lincoln Road
Repaired the parapet on the walkway by Pippbrook Mill
Filled in the wall on the lowest deck of St Martins Walk car park to stop noise disturbing local residents
Installed lights in the courtyard at Archway Place and by Leslie Lodge
Funded new boiler at the Christian Centre and contributed towards the refurbishment of the kitchen
Funding towards the improvement of the courtyard at the United Reformed Church
Arranged repair of the wall between the United Reformed Church and the West Street car park.