Merrow Community Highways Volunteers

Copy of email sent 22 Aug 2019.

Dear Merrow Highways Volunteers,

Thank you for coming to our meeting last night. Your support and enthusiasm is very much appreciated.
For those of you who could not attend, please find these two links to our powerpoint presentations from last night.
Community Highways
Wish List

Many thanks to Virginia and Clive Eaton who explained how they have used the GBC initiative "adopt your street".
Community Litter Picking We would encourage you to do the same whilst we wait for the "Surrey Community Highways Volunteer" initiative to become established. Please advise us which street(s) you wish to adopt so we can compile a data base and attempt to avoid duplication.

You will shortly receive an invitation from Surrey Highways to attend their "Health and Safety" lecture at Merrow depot on 8th or 18th Oct. If you wish to become a "Supervisor" (slide 21 of Wish List ppt) then it is necessary to attend.

Please tell us which are the areas where you feel our efforts are most needed so we might prioritise our co-ordinated effort. Merrow Street foot path near the school, and Merrow Street's embankment alongside the Allotments have been identified. Once we have a satisfactory method to dispose of a large amount of vegetation, then we will organise a working party. We intend to arrange 2-4 per annum Community Clean up days in conjunction with SCC & Skanska (Personal Protective Equipment) to tackle a general litter pick, sign cleaning, undergrowth clearance etc, in areas not covered by Adopt a Street.

It was raised at the meeting that it would be a good idea to involve the local shops. Please could you let us know which shop you are willing to talk to and ask them to keep the outside of their premises clean and tidy.

Virginia Eaton raised this valid point. "As to a tools list, consider the HSE implications of sharing or loaning "unchecked" tools. To avoid this problem, everyone can bring and use their own. SCC tools are all checked for such use on days with their involvement."

Finally, some "Legal Stuff":-
Please reply to this email with "Yes. I/we agree" to indicate you have understood and agree to the following:
“Volunteers are participating entirely at their own risk and "Merrow Highway Volunteers" will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by the actions of the volunteer.”

Kind regards,
Dave, Stuart and Ian.