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information and articles about anything happening in and around Ashtead.

Easy App to report pot holes, litter, fly tipping etc

There is a new free app to report fly tipping, pot holes, litter and all sorts of other really annoying things. It is called the Love Clean Streets app to report problems including graffiti, potholes, litter, fallen trees, overhanging vegetation, obscured road signs, road signs that have been twisted by passing lorries or high winds, dog fouling, horse fouling, abandoned trolleys, flytipping, things thrown into the river, the Mother-in-Law calling (well perhaps not that!) etc. There are free apps for iPhones and Android phones.

Fly TippingThe app is very easy to use. Basically you start with Begin a Report Button, click on a bottom left arrow which shows the target red flag position on a map, Take a Photo, options to Use or Retake Photo. When registering for the first time you are sent an email to verify that this is your mobile telephone number.

Add a Brief Description of location and the problem, select a Category, then the details of the report and photo are displayed on the screen, and if everything looks OK just press Send. A message then comes through to say the report has been sent.

Not only is that brilliant, but you don't need to start thinking about which council does what, Love Clean Streets does that automatically. You could even use it on a long walk anywhere in UK, where you might not even know which county you are in!

Local Councillors

To view details of Local Councillors for Ashtead visit the following Mole Valley Council web site:-

http://www.molevalley.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=17184

To see which Council Ward and therefore which Councillor to contact see the Ward Map. This map shows the details of the six Ashtead Independent Councillors. Village Ward is also represented by Cllr. Chris Hunt whose details are available from the MVDC site above.

The village is represented in Surrey County Council by Ashtead Independent Councillor, Chris Townsend. See the Ward Map above for his contact details.

APMH

 

Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall - "Where Ashtead Meets."

The Friends of Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall will be holding their usual quarterly dinners at the Hall on the under-mentioned dates in 2018. As usual the timing will be 6.30 for 7.00 p.m.at a cost of £22 for each three course dinner. This will, in each case, be followed by an entertainment, the details of which will be advised nearer each date.

2018 dinner dates
Friday, 1st March
Friday, 6th July
Friday, 5th October
Friday, 7th December

Tickets available from the office at the APMH or at Friday coffee mornings in the Hall about three weeks before each dinner. APMH Box Office open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am to 12 noon. Telephone 01372 272921.

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Please also go to their web site for other events.

 

Grand Imperial Ship Canal

Did you know there were plans to build a canal from London to Portsmouth that went straight through Ashtead? No I didn't either. A local historian, Brian Bouchard, has researched these plans that were drawn up in 1825 that would have taken a huge warship sized canal through Surrey and Sussex to Arundel and then onto Portsmouth.

For details of the scheme, the history, the dimensions and the local route map go to www.ryemeadows.org.uk and follow the link in "What's New".

Imagine what Ashtead would be like now with our own version of the Manchester Ship Canal going right through our backyard and 8 lanes of the M25 going over it!

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