General Topics

Travel Information

 

Ashtead Station has trains to and from London Victoria, London Bridge and London Waterloo. Going southbound there are trains to Horsham and Guildford.

Live travel information is available on the following links, and further ticket and travel information is available on the web sites for Southern Railway and South West Trains.

There is now a Travel App for your iPhone or Android device available from Southern. This gives you up to the minute journey information, enables you to buy tickets on line and stores your "Favourites". Go to http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/app to download.

Ashtead to London - Live Train Information

Ashtead to Horsham - Live Train Information

Ashtead to Guildford - Live Train Information

Southern Railway's web site

South West Trains web site

National Rail Enquiries web site

Southern have today announced their smartcard pay as you go product has gone live across the GTR network. Like the Key, keyGo will enable passengers to tap and go at all GTR stations without having to buy a ticket or load up a balance. After registration, the smartcard is linked to a nominated payment card and at the end of the day the best value walk-up fare for your travel will be charged.

keyGo will benefit passengers who currently purchase off-peak or day tickets and who may frequently travel for leisure or work.
• It will always give the best value walk-up fare for your travel within a day
• It will charge automatically at the end of each day for the journeys you’ve made that day
• No need to queue at ticket offices or ticket machines
• Just tap through ticket gates quickly and easily
• Get an automatic notification if you’re due compensation because of a delayed journey (ADR) if opted in to receive alerts
• Once you’ve activated the card ‘out-boundary’, you can travel to any GTR stations inside or outside boundary – but NOT to TfL stations

keyGo can be added onto existing Key smartcards or as a standalone product, for a full map see the attached keyGo map.

keyGo was previously trialled on the Southern network; following feedback from users a number of changes were made before further roll out across the network.

To register for your Key Card go to https://www.southernrailway.com/tickets/smartcards-oyster-and-plusbus/the-key-smartcard/keygo. Once you have a Key Smartcard, you can add keyGo through your online account. Your keyGo account will be associated with a credit or debit card for automatic payment to be taken via a Continuous Payment Authority. Two hours after signing up to keyGo, you can start your first journey by touching the card reader at a train station specified with a yellow dot on the keyGo Area map.

NOTE: KeyGo will not be able to cater for 1st Class fares or Railcards.

Both Southern and South West Trains have announced their new timetables (wef 20th May 2018)

Southern Timetable from Ashtead to Victoria

South West Timetable Ashtead to Waterloo

Create your own Timetables by visiting both web sites.

Buses

The following buses serve Ashtead:-

416 - Epsom Sainsburys to Leatherhead Leisure Centre via The Street, Ashtead (an hourly service) 416 Timetable. NB This service is to be withdrawn with effect from 1st September 2017.

The 408 bus service from Edward Thomas, Epsom Coaches Quality Line runs between Epsom and Cobham (including Sainsburys Cobham and Tesco Leatherhead). To view the Timetable click on the following link. 408 Timetable

The 479 bus service from Buses Excetera runs between Epsom and Guildford. With effect from 30th July 2018 the section of route between Bookham Station and Guildford will be reduced to operate hourly (currently operated every half hour) on Monday to Saturday. The section of route between Epsom and Bookham Station will continue to receive a half hourly service. There is no actual change to the route of 479, just the frequency.


New timetables will be at bus stops in late July, prior to the change being introduced and information will be on the County Councils website. Buses Excetera will advertise this change on their website and within the buses operating on service 479.

 

There is also to be a new route, Service No. 21 operating from Crawley, Charlwood, Newdigate, Dorking, Boxhill, Leatherhead Ashtead through to Epsom. 21 Timetable.

 

Ashtead Notice Boards

Do you know where "trivia" comes from? It is understood the Romans used notice boards on the junction of three roads to post information for local people - hence tri via.

 

New Noticeboard for The Ashtead Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field (née 'The Rec')

The new Noticeboard for the rec has now been installed next to the trampoline area. This was kindly donated by The Rotary Club of Ashtead and was made by Norbury Park Sawmill.

This noticeboard has been installed so that local schools, groups, clubs and local residents can advertise their events and local services that are relevant to the village.

If you would like to place an flyer on the noticeboard, please contact Cathy Martin by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Either a A4 flyer or postcard size card is required.

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The two Notice Boards previously owned and maintained by Mole Valley Council in Craddocks Parade and the APMH Car Park have been taken over by the Residents' Association. Whereas previously the boards were used for Council business, the Association is opening them up for general use.

The Boards will be to advertise ARA events and information plus local events, with priority for Ashtead organisations regardless of location e.g. The Choral Society performing at Dorking Halls. It is not intended that the boards be used for "Lost Cat" etc. There is a local drop-off point for posters in the village at Jackie Quinn, Estate Agents. There will be no charge for displaying items. However posters stuck to the outside of the board will be removed. Posters/advertising should be typed and clearly legible (large font preferred).

Pam Ventham-Smith is to be responsible for the boards on a day-to-day basis. Representatives of any Ashtead based group or society can contact her to advertise their activities or any specific events, being held in the village or elsewhere in Mole Valley. As in previous years, details of local election candidates and results will also be displayed at appropriate times.

Posters will be displayed free of charge, providing they are clear, easy to read, and do not relate to commercial or political activities. To enable as wide a range of information as possible can be displayed, each poster will be limited to A4 size (29.5 x 21.0cms).

Pam said “My aim is to keep the boards up to date and interesting, so that everyone comes to regard them as the natural place to look to find out what’s going on in Ashtead.  People can contact me by phone, on 01372 277154, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.”.

Active in Ashtead

 

E-Mail Advice Line - Active in Ashtead (AinA)  

Active in Ashtead (AinA), which, despite its name, is not gym for geriatrics but rather an informal free email system for people to get information that may be of help - like bits from the Police, Surrey County Council, Mole Valley District Council and local groups. It's not instead of Neighbourhood Watch but a useful adjunct.

Messages are sent out, on a 'best endeavours' basis, BCC and details of those who subscribe are not divulged. If you would like to join, please let us know and we'll add you to the list, but note that should you change your email address, you won't be chased.

Messages are normally sent out as "Omnibus" editions on a Friday, supplemented with important ones going out ad hoc, as and when required during the week.

To join just email the following address and ask to be included. To leave, just email again.

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Pharmacy Rota - Christmas Day 2017

 

Pharmacist Sunday and Bank Holiday Rota

Christmas Holiday Pharmacy Opening times for Surrey Downs.


In addition to pharmacies which have been directed to open by NHS England, other pharmacies may be open voluntarily on bank holidays.

Further information is available from NHS 111 (dial 111) or on the internet at www.nhs.uk

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

 

The following is open on Sundays from 10am until 4pm (except Christmas Day & Easter Sunday):-

 

Sainsbury's Pharmacy, Kiln Lane, Epsom, Tel: 01372 729318

 

 

You can also contact NHS Direct http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk for confidential advice and information including details of local GPs, Dentists, Opticians and Pharmacists.

NHS Direct is a 24-hour confidential helpline staffed by expert nurses. By calling 111 you can speak to a nurse for advice at any time of the day or night.

NHS Choices – is an Internet site which provides information about health services, conditions and treatment choices.

 

E&OE - Please also note illness and other unforeseen circumstances may force a change to the above Rota, in which case the acting Chemist for the day will be advertised on the front door of all the above shops.

 

 

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