Seaforth Gardens weeds Print
Written by County Councillor Eber A Kington   
Thursday, 08 August 2013 20:03

As you know I have been trying since May to ensure that the contractors who undertook the footway replacement work in Seaforth Gardens return to complete the weed and hardcore clearance and the renewal of the grass verges. I understand that during this time Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, which cuts the verges on behalf of SCC, informed Surrey Highways that they would not be undertaking any work in Seaforth Gardens until the verges were reinstated.

Following a series reminders and unfulfilled promises I was informed in late June that the contactor had been told to undertake the following tasks:

  • Contractor is to remove material that has been left to form unsatisfactory verges (hardcore mixed in with old soil) in all locations where seeding attempts have failed. 4'' depth as a minimum to be removed.
  • Weed kill treatment throughout.
  • Verges to be topped with uncontaminated material - new top soil then lightly compacted.
  • Verges to be racked, seeded  and watered.

On my return from holiday on 31 July I again emailed SCC and was contacted by the contractors themselves who sent the following message:

Dear Councillor Kington

We have scheduled the remedial work to carry out the re-soiling and seeding for next Wednesday (allowing for weather) and are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

I expect that until you see the contractors on site and work being done you will remain somewhat sceptical, but I think it looks as though a resolution to the problem is near.

Please feel free to share this information with your neighbours.

With all good wishes

County Councillor Eber A Kington
Residents’ Association
Ewell Court, Auriol and Cuddington
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