Dorking Rural Liberal Democrats

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Leigh Survey

Demand for Village Shop – Speeding is also major concern

A quarter of people said that a local shop is the improvement to the village they would most like. This was closely followed by action on speeding. Better public transport and sorting out problems with the roads also featured strongly.


More than two-thirds of people  said speeding was an issue.  And this rises to three-quarters when people who live in cul-de-sacs  are excluded. All but one of those who considered it a problem thought it serious enough to warrant additional measures.  The main ideas suggested were more police enforcement, cameras, physical traffic calming and signing including repairing damaged signs. Humps were also suggested by some but rejected by others.


Only one in five had had reason to contact the Police but those who did so were generally satisfied with the response, some very much so. The average rating was 3.3 on scale of 1 to 5 (high).


Well over half of people were unhappy with some aspect of the state of the local roads and pavements and the main example given was Chrch Road. Around a quarter were concerned about the state of verges, ditches or hedges. And one in seven said highways is the number 1 priority for action.

Youth Facilities

People are clearly worried about the current level of youth provision as it  was  rated poorly with an average score of 2.2 based on a scale of 1 to 5 (high). However there were relatively few suggestions for improvements with mentions for a youth club and a better evening bus service to allow young people to reach a wider range of events and activities.

School Transport

Over 60% of people responding thought cars taking children to school were  causing a congestion problem.  There was also strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school with 87% backing the idea. The suggestion that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport was also popular with 80% of those who expressed a view in favour.