The Lane End gas road works have now progressed and the road is now open. Friday 19th.
The parish council has been advised that three-way traffic lights will be in operation at the junction of Lane End, Malthouse Lane and Vann Lane to allow engineers to complete installing new gas mains to the entrance of St Dominic’s School. It is hoped that this work will be concluded by Wednesday March 31st and the temporary lights will remain in use until then. Engineers will return at a later date to complete the connection up to the school buildings.
UPDATE Friday March 19th : Lane End has reopened. This was to have happened tomorrow (see story below) but has been brought forward as work has progressed well.
The parish council has been advised that three-way traffic lights will be in operation at the junction of Lane End, Malthouse Lane and Vann Lane to allow engineers to complete installing new gas mains to the entrance of St Dominic’s School.
It is hoped that this work will be concluded by Wednesday March 31st and the temporary lights will remain in use until then. Engineers will return at a later date to complete the connection up to the school buildings.
Hambledon Cricket Club has reported a repeated act of vandalism to the police after the rope that protects the square and batting crease was cut yet again.
This senseless criminal damage has occurred at least four times in the last 12 months and first occurred more than four years ago. The blue polypropylene rope does not prevent access to the cricket green outfield but simply protects the playing surface of the square in the middle.
This surface requires careful preparation and maintenance and all cricket clubs take similar measures to protect this surface from people walking or cycling across it. Ground staff, as well as players, pay great attention to the condition and characteristics of the square, which have a fundamental impact on a match and its outcome.
A new parish noticeboard has been installed close to the Hydestile Crossroads, clearly visible to people entering the village and replacing the old one on the bus shelter wall.
The board is made of oak and has a lockable cabinet. It was manufactured by the Norbury Park Sawmill, which is operated by the Surrey Wildlife Trust within the Norbury Park conservation area on the North Downs, which the Trust manages on behalf of Surrey County Council*.
A Hambledon resident has contacted the village web site to alert villagers to thefts after a break-in at his property.
Alfie Hammond, who owns Hammond’s Yard on the Cricket Green, had a large and valuable quantity of copper stolen. He estimates that it amounted to about 200 cwt (approximately 10,000 kilos) with a value of about £4.50 a kilo.
The theft occurred earlier this week. Alf is neighbourhood watch coordinator for the Cricket Green and urged people to be on the look-out for suspicious activity.
Police have also issued warnings that thieves do not respect lockdown restrictions and remain active, with garden sheds and outhouses particularly at risk.
Contact details for neighbourhood watch coordinators can be found on the Home menu under Essential Information on this website and in the monthly parish magazine.
John Tidmarsh, a much-loved and respected Hambledon resident who has given years of volunteer service across the village, died on Saturday morning (Feb 27th).
A familiar figure behind the Post Office counter since the shop became a community venture, John and his wife Annie were among the most liked and valued residents, and a huge debt of gratitude is owed to them both.
John’s death from cancer after a short illness came almost a year after that of his beloved wife Annie. She also died from cancer, on March 5th, 2020.