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|~~~ REPORTING HIGHWAYS PROBLEMS ~~~ 21 December, 2016|
Chiddingfold Parish Council
When it comes to issues with potholes, flooding and drainage, broken road or pavement surfaces or Public Rights of Way (footpaths and bridleways), the Parish Council has no legal power or resources to carry out remedial works on the highways.
Surrey County Council (SCC) are the responsible Local Authority, and Lead Local Drainage Authority and are responsible to the electorate.
The Parish Council, whilst sympathetic and willing to offer advice, has no power or resources to resolve highways issues. These should be reported to SCC who will give a Call Reference number and will investigate and deal with the issue
The most that the Parish Council can do is to report the issue to SCC on behalf of the resident; but experience has taught us that this is not the best way to get the issue solved.
SCC has a responsibility to the electorate and a problem reported by the Parish Council, does not carry the same weight or secure the same quick response as happens when a report comes from a tax-paying resident.
For this reason the Parish Council would urge all residents to report highways and flooding issues direct to SCC using the contact details on the reverse of this information sheet.
The Parish Council is always keen to hear of issues that arise and will always endeavour to provide any immediate help or advice, but this should be sought AFTER a report has been lodged direct with SCC.
DRAINAGE AND FLOODING ADVICE
Flooding can be caused by:
If you think there is immediate danger to life or property
If you see a flood, you should report it to Surrey County Council:
Heavy rain and extremes of hot or cold weather can cause road and pavement damage and cause trees to fall.
Surrey County Council Highways are responsible for
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