Surrey County Council has adopted a Part Night Lighting Policy for its street lights in residential areas which will see lights in Warlingham being turned off between midnight and 5 a.m. from some time in February or March.
The Parish Council has not been formally consulted on this policy or on which roads will be affected but district councillors have been advised that all roads except Limpsfield, Hillbury and Westhall will be affected. At its last meeting the Council agreed that given the volumes of traffic and the dangerous nature of Succombs Hill that it would ask Surrey to add Farleigh Road, Sunnybank and Narrow Lane/Succombs Hill to the list of roads whose lights will be kept on overnight.

Many residents will be aware that the amount of parking enforcement activity around Warlingham Green and our schools is very limited, as there are only two parking wardens for the whole of the Tandridge District. As a result local councillors often receive complaints of cars being parked all day at The Green, where the waiting period is limited to an hour, and of dangerous parking on yellow lines near the schools.

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Readers may recall that the Parish Council has set up a working group including local shopkeepers to work with a local architect to produce a plan for improving the Green which as far as possible meets the Group’s Brief of the improvements required, which include slowing down traffic, better access to the central grassed area, improved drainage, and more attractive seating and lighting, whilst maintaining the ring of trees and number of parking spaces.

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The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 5 July from 7:30 pm in Warlingham Library.

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