Will the Ash Hill Road Zebra crossing go ahead?

Ash Hill Road

Update: The Ash Hill Road Zebra Crossing has been installed.

Ash Hill Road Zebra crossing

Following announced plans to install a new zebra crossing by 31st March 2022, Surrey County Council (SCC) has issued a notice and a plan describing the position and location of the proposed pedestrian crossing. This notice was published in the Aldershot News and Mail on 2nd March 2022 and is available on display at the Ash Library. In the notice residents are invited to “make any representation (including any in support) to the proposed provision of the zebra pedestrian crossing“.

The timing of this notice has raised concerns among residents that this crossing will now not be installed by the 31st of March and is at risk of delay or even cancellation.

What residents can do to let SCC know your views

Residents are invited to show their support in favour of the proposed crossing by sending an email to highways@surreycc.gov.uk quoting reference 4304/GLD/AK. This must be done by 25th March 2022. The letter/email of support must include the grounds for support.

Who to send your letter/email of support to

  • Via email: highways@surreycc.gov.uk
  • In writing: Ms L Monie at Hazel, Surrey, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, GU4 7BQ, Surrey

Example letter/email of support

Ash Parish News has suggests some possible reasons for support

TO: highways@surreycc.gov.uk 

RE: 4304/GLD/AK

Dear Sir/ Madam, with reference to PROPOSED PROVISION OF A ZEBRA PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ASH HILL ROAD (B3411), ASH (4304/GLD/AK), I am in favour of the proposed crossing for the following reasons.

Ash Hill Road frequently has heavy vehicular traffic (cars, buses, motorcycles and lorries) which cause it to be a fast-moving and very busy road that residents frequently need to cross safely.

Ash Hill Road is used as the main road to access the A 31, Ash Station and Guildford Road (main bus stop for buses to Guildford) A 323. Also residents need this crossing because they cross this road to access the following:-

  • The recreation ground, used by different age groups
  • To access green spaces including the Ash Ranges
  • The children’s play park
  • The skate park
  • Youth Centre
  • Tennis Club
  • The Ash Centre
  • The Public Toilets
  • The main shopping parade in Wharf Road
  • The Coronation Garden Car Park

Pedestrians may find it difficult to judge the speed of traffic when crossing on their own without a zebra crossing and it is important that pedestrians are more confident and feel safer when crossing the road. Visitors to the Victoria Hall who use the Coronation Gardens car park need to cross the road safely with a zebra crossing. A zebra crossing is the only safe way to cross Ash Hill Road between the roundabout in the Village and the main junction with Guildford Road.

Pedestrians who are blind or deaf have no safe way of crossing Ash Hill Road without a zebra crossing.

If you have any other reasons to support this crossing, please comment and share.

Published Plans

A copy of the proposed plan is shown below. Note the upper left section is an additional map referring to the existing Vale Road zebra crossing and the removal of a sign only. This map does not describe the location of the proposed Ash Hill crossing.

The drawing shown below describes the dimensions and road narrowing proposed.

Zebra Crossing


NOTICE is hereby given that the Surrey County Council, in exercise of their powers under Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Section 23 (2) (a) of the said Act of 1984, propose to establish a zebra pedestrian crossing on Ash Hill Road (B3411), Ash, the centre line of which would be approximately 70 metres south-east of the southeastern kerb-line of Cross Road, with a width between the road studs of 2.6 metres and with a width between the “Give-Way” markings of 5.3 metres, to be indicated in the manner prescribed by Regulations having effect under Section 25 of the said Act of 1984.

A copy of a plan showing the location of the proposed zebra pedestrian crossing may be inspected, free of charge, at

(a) Ash Library, Ash Street, Ash (Near Aldershot) between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays, between 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays;

(b) at Guildford Library, 77 North Street, Guildford between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Mondays to
Fridays inclusive and on Saturdays between 9.30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; or

(c) by prior arrangement and appointment only at Guildford Borough Council’s Parking Office situated at
Bedford Road Multi-storey Car Park (Level 2), Laundry Road, Guildford (Telephone No. (01483)
505050 or Email: Parking@guildford.gov.uk) during normal office hours; or

(d) by prior arrangement by telephoning or emailing the County Council’s Merrow Complex, situated at
Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ (Telephone No. 0300 200 1003 or Email: highways@surreycc.gov.uk) between 9 a.m, and 5 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays inclusive and 9 a.m.
and 4.30 p.m. on Fridays.

If you wish to make representations about the proposal (including any in support) you must send them in writing, stating the grounds on which they are made, to

Ms L Monie at Hazel
House, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ or by Email at: highways@surreycc.gov.uk by 25 March 2022, quoting reference 4304/GLD/AK

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