Hambledon Road, blocked for two days by a fallen tree between Hydestile and Feathercombe, reopened yesterday afternoon.
Contractors cleared the beech tree which came down in high winds on Boxing Day night. The parish council has been in contact with West Surrey Golf Course, as the tree was probably on its land. The club has agreed to examine other trees on the roadside verge to ensure all are safe.
Around the village there may be more short delays as Surrey Highways and its contractors deal with any other trees in a dangerous condition following Storm Bella.
* Villagers may be aware from the advance warning signs at Lane End that work is due to start on a planned upgrade to gas mains in the immediate area. This is expected to start on Monday January 4th and is forecast to last for approximately 12 weeks.
The work will require the long-term closure of Lane End, from its junction with Wormley Lane to Vann Lane and Cricket Green. SGN, the gas provider, states that the work is necessary in order to replace old metal mains with plastic pipes to individual properties on Lane End.
Hambledon Parish Council is in contact with SGN to see what measures can be taken to lessen the impact of the road closure and it is hoped to provide more information soon. In the meantime, SGN states that resident access will be maintained. It has consulted with Surrey County Council, the highways authority, and has its approval,
The work is to be carried out by Medway Civils and Utilities Ltd on behalf of SGN. The closure is necessary to undertake the scale of the work and to ensure the safety of engineers.
Local residents should have received letters informing them of the work.
The closure means that access to Hambledon village, including the shop, church, nursery school and pub, can only be achieved by diverting through Milford and Station Lane, to Hydestile, or to Chiddingfold, Skinners Lane and Pockford, to Vann.