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Brede High Wood events. Information has been received regarding events planned for 2010 in Brede High Woods. NB Booking is required.
Gritting. Following is an extract from the Draft Minutes of a meeting of the Rother Association of Local Councils held on 27/01/10:
"Graeme Lake (GL) reported that during the recent period of snow East Sussex had 25 gritter vehicles on the road, spreading 6-7 tonnes of grit/salt each. ESCC incurred a cost of £8,000 each time a gritter went out. 42% of all East Sussex roads had been gritted. Most Highways Authorities manage c33%. The Government had instructed authorities to preserve salt stocks. A gritting policy would be going to a Scrutiny Committee on 10 March.

The main problem currently was potholes – of which there are thousands. Deep ones requiring urgent attention should be reported to the Highways Contact Centre (0345 60 80 193).

            ESCC was planning to spend £17.5m over the next 2-3 years improving c175km of A, B and C class roads.

Cllr Jessop reported that Battle TC had made available some of its own staff for clearing snow from the pavements of Battle High Street. It didn’t help that ploughs displace snow on to pavements. GL responded that the authority’s priority was to keep carriageways clear but advised those with concerns to write to the Contact Centre.

Cllr Smith observed that some shopkeepers were wary about clearing snow from the areas fronting their premises in case they are subsequently held to be liable in the event of people slipping and injuring themselves. GL advised that the owners of private land over which the public has access have a legal duty to make the land safe. Similarly, homeowners have a duty of care to (invited) visitors. The latest advice received is that land/property owners are unlikely to be prosecuted if they have taken reasonable care not to create a greater hazard."

 

The A21 Trunk Road - resurfacing. The following letter has been received from the Highways Agency about additional work overnight on the A21 starting on 22/02/10:

A21 Sedlescombe to Hastings Resurfacing

We are writing on behalf of the Highways Agency to inform you of work that is due to take place on the A21 between Sedlescombe and Hastings in East Sussex.

The work is due to take place from Monday 22 February 2010 for three weeks overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Saturday only. It will involve resurfacing sections of the carriageway between the B2244 junction near Sedlescombe and the A28 junction near Hastings.

For the safety of road users and the workforce, whilst the overnight resurfacing is carried out, there will be lane closures of one carriageway at a time with a temporary speed limit of 40mph. Temporary traffic lights will be in use and road users will be escorted past the works at 10mph.

Whilst resurfacing is taking place near local road junctions on the A21, it will be necessary to close the junctions. Road users will follow fully signed local road diversion routes, as detailed below.

B2244 Paygate Road Junction Closure

Road users wishing to enter the A21 from the B2244 will be diverted at the B2244 junction with the B2089 at Cripps Corner, to travel westbound on the B2089 and rejoin the A21 near Vinehall Street. Road users wishing to access the B2244 from the A21 will follow the diversion route above but in the opposite direction.

Crazy Lane Junction Closure

Road users wishing to enter the A21 from Crazy Lane will be diverted via Chapel Hill where they will join the B2244 southbound to then rejoin the A21. Road users wishing to access Crazy Lane from the A21 will follow the diversion route above but in the opposite direction.             

New England Lane Junction Closure

Road users wishing to enter the A21 from New England Lane will be diverted via Cottage Lane where they will proceed northbound to join Chapel Hill and then join the B2244 southbound to then rejoin the A21. Road users wishing to access New England Lane from the A21 will follow the diversion route above but in the opposite direction.             

Bluemans Lane Junction Closure

Road users wishing to enter the A21 from Bluemans Lane will be diverted via Parsonage Lane, onto Vicarage Lane to join the A28 southbound where they will rejoin the A21 at Hastings.   Road users wishing to access Bluemans Lane from the A21 will follow the diversion route above but in the opposite direction.             
Moat Lane Junction Closure

Road users wishing to access the A21 from Moat Lane will be diverted via Parsonage Lane onto Vicarage Lane to join the A28 southbound where they will rejoin the A21 at Hastings.   Road users wishing to access Moat Lane from the A21 will follow the diversion route above but in the opposite direction.             
     
Should you have any queries with regards to these works, please contact our Customer Care Line on 0845 6000414 or the Highways Agency (Area 4) c/o Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, 10 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4LT.

Kind regards,

Kelly Tanner
On behalf of the Highways Agency

 

The A21 Trunk Road - Marley Lane. The Highways Agency is carrying out work on the A21 at the Marley Lane junction that is expected to last about 14 weeks starting on 22/02/10. Some overnight closure is included when traffic will be diverted through Sedlescombe. See notice for full details.

The photo in the Banner at the top of this page was taken at what is now the Marley Lane junction around 1890. Not a car in sight.

 
Operation Crackdown. Sussex Police is looking for our help in cutting down anti-social driving and abandoned vehicles. Details have been provided to help you make reports online.
Operation Crackdown
Proposed alterations to train service from Hastings. Greg Barker MP has written to Lord Adonis objecting to the proposed cutting of the Hastings to Cannon Street service.
Letter from Greg Barker to Lord Adonis 01.02.10
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
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