Olly Wells

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Operation Drive Smart in Knaphill

by admin on 11 April, 2011

On the 5th March I was pleased to be able to join a local Drive Smart initiative in Knaphill with local police.  I attended in my capacity as the organiser of the local community speed watch group and as a local councillor.  During the morning PCSOs and local police officers targeted speeding drivers as well […]

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Update on the Woking Cycle Forum

by admin on 26 January, 2011

On Tuesday 11th January 2011, I attended a meeting of the Woking Cycle Forum. The minutes of the meeting are available here: Woking Cycle Forum minutes January 2011. Highlights of the meeting include: Following the vote of the Woking Borough Council – Surrey County Council Local Committee to remove the island known as Fishwick Island, funding is being sought […]

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Operation Drive Smart

by admin on 7 April, 2010

Operation Drive Smart is a joint Surrey County Council and Surrey police initiative focusing on:- Speeding Using a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving Bad or dangerous parking Tailgating or aggressive driving Illegal off-road riding and driving Operation Drive Smart has been taking place in Knaphill in a variety of ways including a Police operation tackles […]

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On the evening of the 5th October I attended the Woking Cycle Form as a representative of Woking Borough Council.  It was pleasing to see a Conservative Councillor also in attendance for the first time I can remember.  I was not able to stay right to the end as I had a diary class as […]

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How deep does a pothole need to be in Surrey?

by admin on 10 November, 2009

The remarkable answer to the question, ‘how deep does a pothole need to be in Surrey?’ depends on the depth of the road surface. At the Woking Borough Council Overview and Scrutiny committee meeting on 14th September I learnt that most Surrey roads have a surface above the base of the road of about 35mm. […]

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Parking prices still too high in Woking

by admin on 23 September, 2009

The recent decisions by Woking Borough Council to not increase parking charges in Woking for the second time in the year are in my opinion not enough to offset the damage done to the local economy by high prices, extended charging hours and a lack of appropriately priced, frequent public transport. There is something wrong […]

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Update from the Woking Cycle Forum

by admin on 12 July, 2009

  As one of the two councillor members of the Woking Cycle Forum (both Lib-dems), the other being Cllr Norman Johns. I attended the meeting on Wednesday 10th June with interest. Rather than list all of the discussion that took place at the meeting, which I expect will be available in far greater detail on […]

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Community Speed Watch January 2009

by admin on 2 February, 2009

On Thursday 29th January I carried out two community speed watches with local volunteers.  It was our first time out in Beechwood Road, Knaphill.  Once we had set up our warning signs there was a marked decrease in the speed of cars travelling along the road, we could even hear the cars were going slower. […]

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Cycle Woking

by admin on 29 December, 2008

I recently met staff from Surrey County Council to find out more about the Woking Cycle Forum.  I am one of Woking’s two cycling Councillors, as along with Norman Johns and am a member of the Cycle Forum, although I have not yet been able to attend a meeting as both of the two which […]

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