General Topics

Something to sell?

Do you have something to sell like children's clothes, shoes, toys, an unused cupboard, bike outgrown etc. then there's a free selling page for Ashtead Residents where you can advertise. Just visit

You have to be on Facebook Messenger to receive requests etc (easy App to download to the PC or Phone) and there are simple rules to follow when posting your advert:-

1) Title

2) Clear photo of the item to be sold.

3) Description

4) Price

5) Area for collection

No packing up and postage hassles as with EBay. This is for local residents only and businesses are not allowed to use the site, nor are there those annoying adverts.

Posts are reviewed before becoming public to ensure their suitability and that they meet the 5 criteria above.



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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First World War Centenary Woodland - Langley Vale

We will stand for those who fell – Will you stand with us?

At the Woodland Trust, we are absolutely committed to two things: standing up for the nation's priceless native woodlands and the rich variety of wildlife they support, and creating new woods throughout the UK, which are freely open for all to enjoy. Our next woodland creation project is something really special and local to you and as a resident of Surrey, we hoped you might want to be part of it.

One hundred years ago, the First World War broke out and the landscape of Europe changed forever. Over the next four years, the nation will be remembering the sacrifices made by ail those who served and we're honouring their bravery by creating thousands of acres of commemorative Centenary Woodland that will stand for the next 100 years, and more.

Our flagship Centenary Wood will be near Langley Vale, Epsom

The first and flagship Centenary Wood will be sited somewhere you might be familiar with: Langley Vale, near Epsom. We're in the process of acquiring 640 acres of rolling hills and grassy fields near Great Hurst Wood. Surrey is already home to more of the nation's ancient woodland than any other county, and the Centenary Wood will build on that, acting as a tranquil safe haven that will expand the established wildlife corridors and help native flora and fauna to thrive.

It's an ambitious project that will benefit everyone in the area and we'd really appreciate your support. Our flagship Centenary Wood will cost somewhere in the region of £9 million. Can you help? Every pound you are kind enough to donate will go directly towards the creation of this very special new wood in Epsom.

Looking out for the locals for the next 100 years

The Centenary Wood in Epsom will take care of local wildlife for years to come. It will provide a habitat for the rare tree sparrow, whitethroat and wren. The daylight-loving little owl will swoop and dive, hunting amongst the 200,000 new broadleaf trees, and a carpet of wildflowers will serve as a sweet-scented buffet for busy bustling bees. By creating a peaceful space designed to protect and nurture new life, we're remembering those who served in what we feel is a really beautiful, symbolic way.

A tribute to our forefathers that your grandchildren can enjoy

The great thing about this project is it's a brilliant opportunity to connect people, especially children, to both the natural world and the significance of the First World War. Whether you choose to donate or not, we hope you and your family will spend time enjoying the thoughtfully planted woodland, and watching it flourish and grow.

Will you stand with us?

Your local Centenary Wood will support thousands of new lives, in memory of the millions who lost theirs in the Great War and it's just the start. We're in the process of identifying further Centenary Woodland sites across the country and we aim to plant millions of trees to commemorate the First World War. We'd love it if you could help. To make a donation, complete and return the slip below in the enclosed reply paid envelope, visit or call 0845 293 5858.

I do hope you can stand with us and help support the growth of something really special.

Yours sincerely

Nicola Nicholls Woodland Trust Chair

To find out more about the Centenary Woodland project and to make a donation, visit or call 0845 293 5858.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon (1914)

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

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.

Ashtead - Memories

In 1996 the Residents' Association asked its members for their memories of Ashtead. It was intended that these articles would be published in The Ashtead Resident but too many wrote in to make this possible. The collection of recollections has only just come to light and we thought we would publish this now via the web site.


At least one of the residents contributing to this collection of memories is no longer with us, but we thought they would have appreciated our now publishing these memories.


Click the following link to read the pdf document.

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