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Ashtead Pottery Collectors

Ashtead Pottery JugThis cream jug is one of a range of teatime ware designed by Frank Brangwyn R.A. for an exhibition of homewares; all designed by Frank Brangwyn, for an exhibition at Pollards Department Store, Oxford Street in 1929.

Any Collectors who can help me track down examples of these designs should please email me, John Rowley, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Find out about the Artist at

Land Registry - Free Property Alert Service

Property Alert

Your property is the most valuable asset you own, so it's important to protect it from the growing risk of fraud.

By pretending to be you, fraudsters can try to sell or mortgage your property, leaving you to deal with the fallout, which can be considerable.

You are at increased risk of fraud if your property:
• Is rented out
• Is empty
• Is mortgage-free
• Is not registered with HM Land Reigstry

HM Land Registry's Free Property Alert service allows you to monitor up to 10 registered properties in England and Wales. You don't have to own the property, so you can monitor the property of an elderly relative, for example.

Sign up to the free service and HM Land Registry will notify you of certain applications affecting the property you are monitoring, such as for a new mortgage or change of ownership. Alerts are normally sent by email but you can still use the service if you are not online.

If you have registered your property, you will be compensated if you are a victim of fraud and suffer financial loss.

For further details and to register simply visit and create a Property Alert account. Once registered you can add up to 10 properties. 


Mary Frances Trust


Mary Frances Trust is a local charity providing non medical support for people with mental ill health in Epsom and Ewell and Mole Valley.

The main focus is on people's well being and making sure they can achieve their full potential and their own goals. Services provided include advice and information, support to access training courses and volunteering positions, IT courses and assistance as well as many group activities. Individuals may self refer.

Read the latest newsletter showing the work of the Mary Frances Trust. The link for the newsletter is: Most services they offer are either free or very low cost.

Click this link for details of the new Light Exercise Course.

NOTE:- The Young People’s group details have changed to:

Mondays from 1pm until 3pm at the Crescent Centre

Telephone 01372 375400

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Let's make Ashtead hedgehog friendly

Councillor Pat Wiltshire, Common Ward Independent Councillor says let's try to make Ashtead a "hedgehog friendly" village.

Hedgehog copyWe need to spread the message as widely as possible as the hedgehog is in serious decline. Remember that if you see a hedgehog out in daylight, there is usually something wrong with it, and it would be a kindness to take it to Randall's Road Wild Life Centre (preferably with a donation if you can afford it).

Also, please be careful with compost heaps when forking over, and any material that will contribute to a bonfire on 5th November. Don't automatically block up little holes under sheds and through fences.Please try not to use slug pellets, or any chemical that would affect earthworms as these provide food for hedgehogs.

Don't feed with bread and milk but do put out cat food if you see hedgehogs in your garden. They need to be as fat as possible to get through the winter.

For further information and assistance see

Mole Valley Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing_Centre001The Fairfield Centre has been open for 32 years; its aim is to provide a friendly meeting place for the over 60s but anyone can join the Centre if they would like to take part in our activities or use our services.

We offer many classes, delicious 'home cooked' lunches, a choice of snacks and drinks, and a warm, light place to meet friends old and new.

Several changes have taken place over the past few months so that we can incorporate a Wellbeing Centre, a place for various agencies to attend to give advice about dementia, and other matters relating to older people.

If you have never visited the Centre, or have not come along for a while, then why not pop in and use the voucher opposite for an all day drinks voucher, and the opportunity to learn about all our activities, outings and events.

Best wishes

Christina May Manager Fairfield Centre

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01372 376058


Membership from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015 for anyone living within Mole Valley

£11.00 for a single person

£15.00 for a couple

£5.75 for a single person on Pension Credit £8.30 for a couple on Pension Credit (proof required)

For anyone living outside Mole Valley £16.50 for a single person £ 22.50 for a couple

There are some activities that are free-of-charge for our members, and all our lunch and service prices  are members' discounted rates.

You are welcome to come along and try the Centre for one day before applying for membership.

Mole Valley Wellbeing Centre - Open Week - 28th April to 2nd May 2014

All the activities will be free during our Open Week

Please to come along and try as many of the activities as you

would like during the week.

Lunch is served from mid-day until 1.00 pm everyday. Cafe for snacks and drinks is open 10.00 am to 3.00 pm


10.45-11.45am Music and Movement 1.30-3.30 pm Conquest Art


9.25-10.25 am Pilates

10.35- 11.35 am Tai Chi

1.30 -3.30 pm Knit, natter and sew

2.00-3.00 pm Yoga - mat or chair


10.00 - 11.00 am Line Dancing 1.00-2.00 Fred on the piano 2.00 - 3.30 pm Ballroom Dancing


Wellbeing Centre Open Day 9.25-10.25 am Pilates

10.35- 11.35 am Tai Chi 1.30-4.00 pm Art Group Friday

10.30 - 11.30 am Physio Fit Class

1.15-2.15 pm Bingo

2.00-2.30 pm Refreshments for singers 2.30 -3.30 pm Singing for Health

Mole Valley Wellbeing Centre

A new Wellbeing Centre providing support and advice for the elderly is open at the Fairfield Centre in Leatherhead. An open day for people to find out more will be held on 1st May.

The Wellbeing Centre will be used as a central focus point of information and advice particularly for people in the early stages of dementia or prior to diagnosis. Carers will also benefit from the easily accessible information and services. It is estimated that around 570,000 people in the UK have dementia, a disease that causes memory loss, difficulty with everyday tasks and the loss of speech and mobility.

Surrey County Council has set up partnerships with local organisations including the Alzheimer's Society, Age UK and the NHS to provide a weekly timetable of sessions which will promote well-being and independent living.

The centre is open to anyone, whatever your situation and whether you are concerned about yourself or someone else.

A drop in advice service is available every Tuesday between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.

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