Here’s a photo of the Red Road road works sign UPDATED

The B311 Red Road, between Heatherside in Camberley and West End that passes by Lightwater, is a busy and important road.

I’m sure I don’t really need to tell you that, also ny road works, accidents, broken down cars cause huge delays, especially during rush hours.

So, when there’s a notice appearing on the road indicating some upcoming road works, vehicles slow down to attempt to read the sign. The signs aren’t large, and the text is small, therefore reading from a moving vehicle is mostly unsuccessful. Here’s a photo of the sign. I’m try and find out more. Click on image to enlarge.

UPDATED: See below photo.

I knew there’d be someone who knows more about this than I do, and of course it’s knowledgeable Speedicus. His comment deserves wider prominence,

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I believe they are taking ground samples down to the depth of the proposed Pipeline’s trench – which will cross the Red Road twixt Briar Ave & the Folly Bend at Lightwater Road, before going up to the trackway on the ridge behind the Lake & on to the Guildord Road – the original Trench route (virtually under the Pylons) is apparently sacrosanct due to tree-hugging Sand Lizards – so its seemingly better to devastate mature trees along the old trackway to the Water Mill across the Bypass ….

Grey Heron finds no fish in the temporary lake

The detention pond in Lightwater, alongside Red Road, to hold water during periods of heavy rain remains partially full, which is an indication of the volume of rain we’ve recently experienced.

I photograhed a full detention pond on October 7th this month – see HERE. I disturbed a Grey Heron when taking my photo. Lo and behold, when I took a photo a couple of days ago I disturbed a Grey Heron agin, you might be able to see it on the grass when you expand the photo.

I’m confident there are no fish in the pond, maybe there’s a worm or too. So, I think the Heron would be advised to choose a pond with fish.

Expecting to see many more mushrooms on my heathland walk

On my most recent heathland walk, where I even ventured down into Folly Bog, I saw many mushrooms. Today I’m on another heatland walk, and am hoping to see many more varieties of mushrooms.

Here are the photos of the mushrooms on my most recent walk. Do I know what they are, no I don’t, and we’ve numerous books on mushrooms at home. Closer study is needed to identify them, which is my next challenge.

Encountering another classic Bentley

Walking home from my heathland walk I passed a lovely classic Bentley. Can I see myself driving it, of course I can. Can I see myself being happy with the miles per gallon? of course not. Current models average 13.5 mpg. So, old one’s I imagine will struggle to reach double figures.

Rain water in Lightwater detention pond

Walking home yesterday fom a walk over our local heathland I noticed that the detention pond in Lightwater, near the junction of Lightwater Road and Red Road, was full.

The detention pond fills when the road drainage systems are overloaded in very heavy rain. It must therefore have poured down on Saurday evening. Here’s the evidence.

UPDATE: Checking back the previous time I noticed the was pond filled was in 2007.

Lightwater Scouts love your jumble: sale on Saturday 28th September

Lightwater Scouts autumn Jumble Sale is this Saturday, 28th September, from 10-11.30 at the Scout Hall in The Avenue, Lightwater. The Scout Hall is located behind a row of houses on The Avenue backing onto the Country Park, there is a small access road that leads to the hall as well as a small car park. Postcode GU18 5RG.

Route improvements to the 500 bus timetable

Windsor Rackham, coordinator of LIVE, has informed me that from September 2nd, 2109 the 500 bus timetable has route improvements. Windsor says,

The major change for Lightwater Road residents is that each service will now only travel once along this road. The stop for the Village and the Camberley direction will be on the Colville Gardens side of the road, while the stop for Windlesham and Sunningdale will be from the bus shelter side. Please note the timetable changes carefully as one or two services may be slightly earlier than you expect.

The change is a result of discussions with the Windlesham Parish Council, Surrey County Council, and LIVE. Your local Councillors are currently discussing with us the future of public transport in this area and all views are open for discussion. If you have any points you would like to raise, please talk to your Councillors or pop-in to LIVE on a Saturday morning in the Library Meeting Room. Timetables are available from the Library, Post Office, village shops, and LIVE on Saturday mornings.

Building to start on Lightwater’s village centre building site

After a wait of six years, apart from a hiatus when Tesco placed building materials on the site, the old Lightwater Homecare site looks as though there will be buildings on the site.

The eyesore for so many years looks like coming to an end. The Surrey Heath planning application – 19/0202 – 89-91 Guildford Road, Lightwater, has been approved for 3 four bedroom, and 2 three bedroom dwellings. Below the photo of the site I took yesterday, are the site plans. I note, in reading DECISION NOTICE, that the original application was for 3 three bedroom and 2 two bedroom dwellings, later modified, without any change in car parking provision. Originally 10 places for 13 bedrooms, and now 10 places for 18 bedrooms. The modification was objected to by Windlesham Parish Council, but allowed by the Borough Council.

Please understand, I’m not against the development, after all these years waiting who would be. It’s just that I think local planners fail to consider the pressure on parking in the centre of Lightwater. Where will visitors to these new homes park, when most homes in Lightwater own two cars, necessitating on street parking.