Camberley highways 'roadshow' poorly publicised, councillors complain
By mattcollison | Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 14:55
COMPLAINTS have been raised that a Surrey Highways 'roadshow' asking residents to name Camberley's worst roads has been poorly publicised.
The Surrey Highways 'roadshow' takes place on Saturday in Park Street.
Poor signage has meant plans for a Surrey Highways roadshow, to be held in Park Street, Camberley, on Saturday (October 27) from 11am to 4pm, have gone largely unnoticed.
The event, which asks residents to tell officials about the most potholed roads in their neighbourhood, is part of a public consultation process which will result in Surrey Highways forming its priorities for road improvements over the next five years.
But residents and local councillors have complained not enough has been done to advertise the event, which they fear will mean problem roads will go unreported.
One Camberley resident said: "The only way for this to be successful is if people know about it."
Cllr Vivienne Chapman, who represents St Paul's ward, said: "The publicity has been pretty poor. There is nothing directing anybody to Park Street. I have spoken with representatives at The Atrium in Park Street and suggested they put more signage up. We just need a lot more publicity."
Cllr David Ivison, Heathside and Parkside, said: "I haven't seen any posters of this at all. There was mention, I think in the local paper, but I haven't seen anything else."
Andrew Milne, area highways manager for North West Surrey, said: "The issue has been raised."
Results from the roadshow are due to go to Surrey County Council's Cabinet for discussion in January 2013.