Attending a Surrey Heath Council meeting 1 of 4: Traffic horrors

The leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council, Cllr Moira Gibson, announced her standing down from the role in January 2019. See press release HERE. An informal reception to recognise Moira’s 21 years as leader of the Council was held after the council meeting on Thursday this week.

As a past mayor I had an invitation the reception. Not having been in the audience for a council meeting for a year or so, I planned to watch the whole meeting.

Leaving home at 6.30 pm for a 7.0pm meeting start, I failed to remember the traffic queue on Red Road. The queue began just prior to Macdonald Road. As the queue moved a little forward I was able to leave the queue, thinking the A30 through Bagshot would be a good idea.

What a bad move that turned out to be. The queues on the A30 were far worse that Red Road. Cllr Valerie White notes how bad is this traffic HERE on her Facebook page.

Morals of this story. Allow more time for local journey’s, and the Red Road traffic queues aren’t quite as bad as the alternatives.

 

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