Recently, this official notice appeared in the local paper:
The first thing that strikes us is that it refers to traffic travelling west on the Frimley Road. We reckon that the Frimley Road is more of a north-south road than one that goes east-west. However, to be fair, the notice refers to Lyon Way, and near there the Frimley Road – the B3411 – lies somewhere between the two directions, as this map shows.
But, hang on, the reference to traffic heading west must – surely – mean traffic heading TOWARDS the A30? In which case, Lyon Way is on the LEFT. A ban on traffic turning RIGHT into Lyon Way therefore seems meaningless.
And another thing. Though the heading of the notice refers to the Frimley Road as being the B3411, the text refers (incorrectly, we suspect) to the B2411. So it looks like SCC has got TWO things wrong in one short notice.
Does this matter? Of course, not. We all make mistakes. But then we recall that it’s the county council that’s behind the shambolic road-widening project outside Frimley Park Hospital, and we begin to wonder whether incompetence runs deep. And then we remember that the county council a few years ago wrote about Surrey Heath’s long boundary with the Thames. At which point we ask ourselves whether the county council has any interest in our part of the county at all.