Dorking Rural Liberal Democrats

Campaigning across the villages of Brockham, Betchworth, Buckland, Capel, Leigh, Newdigate, Beare Green, Ockley, Charlwood & Hookwood Learn more

Buckland Survey

Speeding is the main issue New Picture

Speeding emerges as the main issue with three-quarters of the responses saying it is a problem and more than 2 in 5 naming it as the top priority for action.New Picture (1)

Furthermore around two-thirds of the people who considered it a problem thought it serious enough to warrant additional measures.  The main ideas suggested were more police enforcement, cameras, humps, more signs and lower speed limits.


Highways issues were the other main priority for action with more than a third of  people making it the most important. Over half of all respondents  were unhappy with some aspect of the state of the local roads and pavements and many  specific examples were given, including Rectory Lane and Reigate Road in the vicinity of Shagbrook. Around a half were also concerned about the state of verges, ditches or hedges.


The overall rating of the police was high at an average of 3.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 (high). Whilst only one in four people had had reason to contact the Police,  those who did so were even more satisfied with the response, resulting in an average rating of 4.1 which is pretty good.

Youth Facilities

People are clearly worried about the current level of youth provision as it  was  rated poorly with an average score of 2.5 based on a scale of 1 to 5 (high). However there were relatively few suggestions for improvements with the main ones being a playground, youth club and a better evening bus service to allow young people to reach a wider range of events and activities.

School TransportNew Picture (2) New Picture (3)

Perhaps surprisingly, only 41% of people responding thought cars taking children to school were  causing a congestion problem. This is somewhat lower than for other villages. Nevertheless, there was strong support for more options for children to be able to use buses to get to school with 82% backing the idea. The suggestion that schools should get incentives from the County Council to arrange additional transport was also popular with 87% of those who expressed a view in favour.New Picture (4)