Residents' Association Annual General Meeting at the APMH on 17th April at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.15pm. Bar available.

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Pavement and Verge Parking

Parking on the pavement of verge seems to be becoming more prevalent and whilst drivers may think they are leaving the carriageway clearer for passing traffic it can obstruct pedestrians using the pavement. The Residents' Association has been asked to highlight this growing trend.People using mobility scooters would be unable to pass the car above, and the one pictured below, and would have to bump down and then up the kerb which could be dangerous. Also a parent pushing a child's buggy, or havi...

April 13, 2024

Murreys Court - Two similar applications - two contrasting decisions

We believe it would be beneficial to explain the decisions made by MVDC relating to the two planning applications submitted for the development of Murreys Court, Agates Lane.Two applications applied to the site and both had a full similar description of the proposed work. Application MO/2023/1539, which related to the demolition/partial demolition of existing buildings, erection of 60 retirement units and a 66 bed care home and landscaping was refused. However Application MO/2023/1538 was a...

April 13, 2024

Planning Applications for Ashtead this week.


April 12, 2024

David Harper welcomed as prospective new Chairman of the Residents' Association

The Committee of the Ashtead Residents' Association is very pleased to announce that David Harper has agreed to become the new Chairman of the ARA. After a period away from public service, David brings with him his experience as a valued Local Councillor at Mole Valley District Council as well as his business experience locally and nationally. David will be proposed at the forthcoming AGM on 17th April. All members of the Residents' Association will be welcome to attend when as well as endo...

April 10, 2024

Do you have a watercourse in, next to, or under your property? This explains your responsibilities.

The persistent flooding in Farm Lane has prompted an investigation and a resident has received the advice below on their responsibilities. It might come as a surprise to some residents that a problem is not "the Council's" or Thames Water's but their own. Ashtead, and particularly upper Ashtead, is criss-crossed with ditches or piped ditches, and if your property abuts one of these you have responsibilities.The document below has been prepared by Surrey County Council and explains in detail ripa...

April 9, 2024

Ashtead Residents' Association - Annual General Meeting

This is a Members Only meeting. Non-members may attend if they wish but will NOT be entitled to vote on the Election of Officers and Committee Members, nor on any of the Motions detailed below.Bar opens at 7.15pm.Part 1 of the AGM starts at 7.30pmApproval of the Minutes of the Annual General meeting held on 26th April 2023 published in The Ashtead Resident, Spring 2024.Matters arising from the MinutesChairman's ReportHon. Treasurer's ReportModernisation of the AssociationInterval 15 minutes...

April 9, 2024

Concerned about varicose veins?

Ashlea Medical Practice have received the following from Ramsay Healthcare  inviting you to join a free online event 'All About Varicose Veins' on Wednesday 1st May at 18:30. Please follow think link and book online for free if would like to attend:

April 4, 2024

New Rules on Postal Votes

These provisions will be in effect for polls taking place from 2 May 2024 and arise from legislative changes set out in the Elections Act 2022 and the Representation of the People (Postal Vote Handling and Secrecy) (Amendment) Regulations 2023.The document below sets out all the new rules and regulations. If all you do is fill out your postal vote and return it in the post to The Returning Officer then these will not affect you. However, if you collect postal votes from others, or wish to hand i...

April 2, 2024

Various local road works

The following local road works have been confirmed by Surrey Highways. Note although the duration says 1st April to 1st October, this is the generous and vague time span they always quote. It is suggested these works are starting soon.Beaverbrook roundabout to Givons Grove roundaboutRoad closure. Major resurfacing including full reconstruction and civils works were necessary.Kingston Road LeatherheadFull footway reconstruction including any kerbing works where necessary. Traffic control (pr...

March 30, 2024

Industrial Action on Railway during April

Because of strike action there will be no trains on the vast majority of the GTR network on Monday 8 April. The only services that will be running are:A limited, non-stop, shuttle service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.A limited shuttle service calling at Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and St Pancras International only.A limited, non-stop, shuttle service between London King’s Cross and Cambridge.It is important to note that these trains will not stop at any other stations.GTR are a...

March 28, 2024

Ever fancied a go at Bowls?

Outdoor (Lawn Green) & Indoor Bowls have received a great deal of attention in the last few years with the Commonwealth Games and the recent World Indoor Bowls Championships televised on the BBC in January. A particularly impressive shot from last years World Championships actually went viral!Bowls is a great game for all ages and Ashtead benefits from a thriving outdoor club just off Woodfield Lane (behind the cricket club). Ashtead Bowls Club is over 100 years old and is recognised as havi...

March 26, 2024

Ashtead Choral Society - Rameau to Rutter

"I don’t know about you, but when I open my Spotify application to listen to music I am immediately drawn to the familiar where one finds comfort and pleasure. The glory of this programme was to take the audience on a spiritual journey from the less familiar Catholic Baroque to the well-known glory of the modern English church tradition.You will find it difficult to find a recording of Rameau’s Blow the Trumpet.  One wonders why as this joyful opening set the scene invigoratingly for th...

March 25, 2024

Fly tipping

24 hours after many residents, Brownies, Scouts and Ashtead Rotary joined with the Residents' Association Committee to spring clean Ashtead and collect 71 bags of litter, today (24th) someone has tipped rubbish illegally in Woodfield.It is so disheartening. We all try to keep the village clean and tidy and someone fly-tips their rubbish rather than take it to the Recycling Centre.If anyone has any information on who tipped this rubbish please let us know so we can advise the Police....

March 24, 2024

GTR Children's Poetry Competition

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), who operate Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services, will be running an easter school poetry competition for children aged 5-13.The competition, which is being launched by the Children’s Laureate poet and author Joseph Coelho, will open from 25 March and we hope it will be a great way to challenge kids creativity over the Easter holidays.To enter the competition, pupils will need to a short poem (50 to 150 words) about a place they love to visit by trai...

March 20, 2024

Are you interested in becoming a Governor at the Greville School?

The Greville School are looking for a new governor to join, as a governor is standing down in July. If you are interested in joining the Governing Body please contact the school office for details of the Clerk to the Governing Body: Tessa Jones. Telephone 01372 274872 or email:

March 17, 2024

Do you want a tree in your verge?

Surrey County Council want to plant 1.2 million trees and this is your chance to apply to have trees planted in your verges. The file below explains how the process works and how to apply. Your verge will need to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible so read the 'small print' carefully....

March 17, 2024

Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey

March 1, 2024

News on the Draft Local Plan

As someone who responded to the proposed Local Plan, the Residents' Association has received the following from Mole Valley's Planning Policy Team calling for additional comments on the Main Modifications to the Draft Mole Valley Local Plan and associated documents.There are only certain areas that can be commented upon and see the attached document for a full transcript of the email and links to the modifications and Council Note 35....

February 29, 2024

New Council Strategy

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has agreed its future vision and priorities for the next four years. The vision is for ‘A Mole Valley which is Fairer, Greener and provides Opportunity for all’. It has been shaped by the views of MVDC residents, businesses and partners, who had the opportunity to take part in a six-week public consultation in the autumn of 2023.Approved for adoption by MVDC’s Council on 20th February 2024 and effective from 1 April 2024, to 31 March 2028, the Strategy s...

February 28, 2024

Can you assist with this new local fund?

Are you retired, partly retired or just have free time and are looking for something really worthwhile to do with your experience and skills? Then read on because you could be just what we need.This local group would be part of The Community Foundation for Surrey which is part of a national network of 47 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK. Founded in the heart of local communities, each Community Foundation is unique, identifying local needs and m...

February 17, 2024

Update to Lady Howard Crossing (26/1/24)

Network Rail have asked that we share some information via this Blog regarding the functionality for the recently installed Miniature Stop Light (MSL) system at Lady Howard crossing. Network Rail have received a number questions from concerned crossing users in regards to having sufficient time to traverse over the crossing safely on activation of the red light and audible warning. The crossing at Lady Howard has been used for many years as a Stop-Look-Listen type crossing, where the decision to...

January 26, 2024

Banking Hubs - Will Leatherhead and Dorking benefit?

It seems that the barrier that has been preventing banking hubs in towns where there is an active Nationwide Branch is about to be lifted. Press reports say that Nationwide will be withdrawing from the organisation that sets up banking hubs which will allow for towns that currently have a Nationwide branch to now have a banking hub and local towns Leatherhead and Dorking feature on the list of possible towns to benefit from this change of direction.A banking hub in Haslemere has just been opened...

January 19, 2024

Track renewals and Level Crossing closures

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January 8, 2024

Seen on the Ashtead Independent's web site - a new cycle path for Ashtead

Councillor Hawksworth has posted the following on the AI's web site:-On 26 September 2023 Mole Valley District Council Liberal Democrat Cabinet agreed to contribute £ 160.000 towards the costs of developing more detailed plans for new cycling and walking corridors in the District. Two routes are being considered, one between Leatherhead and Great Bookham, and the other a northern route between Leatherhead and Epsom. These are part of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Project (LCWIP) ...

December 24, 2023

Rethink Waste - and help your local schools

Rethink Waste is a free scheme available to anyone living in Surrey that offers a range of rewards for reducing waste.Surrey residents can sign up online and will receive weekly emails, which include engaging and gamified activities designed to help residents reduce the amount of waste they produce. Every time a member engages with content, they receive points, which can be used to donate to schools, charities or to enter prize draws.Participating Surrey schools can win a share of £6,000 from t...

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