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Train services will be affected between Friday 1 December and Sunday 10 December inclusive, so it is very important that customers check every journey at As of today (24/11/2023) information is available for Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December. Journey planners are expected to be updated. People need to check all dates between 1 and 10 December. 1-10 December has periods of strike action interspersed with a nationwide ban on overtime. It also coincides with major engineering bl...

November 24, 2023

Planning Applications for Ashtead this week.


November 24, 2023

Ashtead Village Late Night

The annual Ashtead Village Traders Christmas event will take place in The Street on Tusday evening 5th December.Start your Christmas shopping in the heart of Ashtead. Grab the opportunity for some early evening Christmas shopping to bypass the Saturday rush whilst supporting local traders. Clothes | Bags | Scarves | Jewellery | Skincare | Home Accessories | Perfume | Candles | and so much more....

November 16, 2023

Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey


November 16, 2023

Road works for Grange Road - Update 16th November 2023

Highways works to improve the pavement in Park Lane caused disruption as anticipated, not helped by contractors' vehicles being parked in the road. It was not until arrangements were made to park them in the entranceway to St Giles did the sdituation improve. Couldn't this have been thought through by Highways before the works started and chaos ensued?The next potentially chaos causing round of highways improvements is Grange Road where there are three schools to contend with. This is due t...

November 16, 2023

Level Crossing barrier failure 14th November

The downside barrier failed to raise after a train had passed at 16.05 yesterday. evening. A staff member from NR did attend and was able to partially operate the remaining barriers but despite this, a long backlog of cars built up in surrounding roads causing a great deal of inconvenience at this busiest of times. The barrier was repaired and the crossing operating normally by 17.49.Ironically all four barriers were inspected earlier yesterday and were operating satisfactorily. There's a certai...

November 15, 2023

Old Freeman's RFC

Old Freeman's RFC is looking for new players and you don't need to have been a Freeman's pupil to play for them. The club is open to everyone. If interested please contact James Tremaine, Director of Rugby - or Ollie Crouch, Membership Secretary -

November 15, 2023

Some local Christmas arrangements for residents

Car ParksThanks to information obtained by our local Councillors we have now been advised that free parking in Council car parks will be available on the following Saturdays: -Saturday 2nd DecemberSaturday 9th DecemberSaturday 16th DecemberAnd Tuesday 5th December 3pm onwards for the Ashtead Traders Christmas Fair.We did query why 23rd December was excluded from the arrangements. In the reply from the Leader, Stephen Cooksey, it seems the dates above were the preferred option from Bookham and Le...

November 15, 2023

Murreys Court Planning Applications submitted

The long awaited Planning Applications have now been submitted to Mole Valley District Council. General notification to Ashtead residents has been limited to neighbouring properties but we feel it necessary to ensure everyone is aware of these applications.There are two previous principle approved applications submitted in 1983 for a total of 94 dwellings ranging from 5 bedroom to 2-bedroom units and in 1984 for 30 terraced dwellings.Currently the site consists of Murreys Court, a 3-storey house...

November 9, 2023

Ticket Office closure proposals

Many of you will have seen the news following Transport Focus and London TravelWatch’s response to the ticket office consultation, published this morning and I wanted to ensure you have the correct information as I know there are some very strong views about the proposals.Over the summer a local public consultation was run with Transport Focus and London TravelWatch on proposals about how tickets are sold on the railway and customer service.Many of you took part in that consultation and we wou...

November 5, 2023


At the deferred AGM on 25th October the results of the recent paper ballot were announced and they are in the table below.As a result of the ballot, there is no change to the current constitution. Whilst the response to the ARA question was a resounding yes, it was not a formal motion and so does not result in a change to the constitution at the present time. It does provide the committee with strong guidance on the feelings of those members who took the time and effort to vote. Councillor Hawks...

October 30, 2023

Kingston Road closure postponed again. Now 2024?

The planned work on the road bridge embankment has had to be postponed we are told due to Network Rail having concerns and requesting further plans (partly as more investigation and digging showed the embankment was more complex in its make up and what was under it) and that stopped completion in August.The idea to do work this last half-term was also abandoned due to National Highways works on the Network particularly at the A3/M25 Junction and a series of other closure of roads. As a consequen...

October 27, 2023

Links Road to Green Lane Townpath improvements

The Residents' Association has successfully applied for a Grant of £35,000 to improve the often muddy and impassable footpath from Green lane over the railway to links Road. The funds will come from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) pot held by Mole Valley Council.As the works will involve proximity to the railway plus installing new drainage the ARA is pleased to say that Surrey County Council have taken over the mantle of scoping the works and carrying out the improvements with their ow...

October 26, 2023

Investigation reopened into death on Lady Howard Rail Crossing - Update 19th October 2023

An investigation has been reopened into the death of an elderly woman who was struck by a train on a level crossing.The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said "new evidence has been made available" since it published its report into the incident near Ashtead, Surrey, in April last year.The 85-year-old victim, not named in the report, was walking on a footpath and bridleway crossing.The Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents said new evidence may be "significant".The original RAIB report, publ...

October 19, 2023

Banking Hubs - Better news

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....

October 18, 2023

M25 (Jnct 8 to 9) Noise reduction

Prospective MP for Reigate, Surrey County Councillor Rebecca Paul has updated on noise reduction on the M25 concrete section between Junctions 8 and 9 at Leatherhead."Some positive news!! Following my correspondence with National Highways on the unacceptabe noise levels caused by the gaps in the concrete road surface, I’m delighted to say that work is now starting to repair some of these joints.The first phase of work will take place throughout September on an approx. 300m section of the clock...

September 5, 2023

No Ultrafast Broadband for Ashtead in the foreseeable future

A resident has alerted the Residents' Association to the above map which shows the planned provision of Ultrafast Broadband to houses in the immediate area. The map shows Ashtead sitting in a greyed out area with the logo narrative saying "This Exchange isn't in our major build yet."We questioned why Ashtead which is the largest connurbation in Mole Valley is such a second-class 'citizen' when it comes to Ultrafast Broadband?  Epsom all finished. Leatherhead building soon. Ashtead - no plan...

August 14, 2023

Half price bus fares for those 20 and under.

Young people aged 20 and under are now entitled to 50% off all bus journeys across Surrey. A new ‘LINK’ card has been developed by Surrey County Council.  A new ‘LINK’ card has been developed by Surrey County Council which can be shown on any bus in Surrey to qualify for the discount on all single and return journeys. Applications can be made at Journeys should start and/or end in Surrey and people in the qualifying age group must live in the co...

July 3, 2023

The Howard Memorial in The Street

The Residents' Association together with the assistance of Councillor Mary Cooper and Mole Valley Council have secured funding to repair or renew the vandalised seating at this memorial.  It is hoped this work will commence shortly. The picture above shows the seats intact, but if you've passed by recently you will have seen they have been vandalised.At the moment it is a poor advertisement for Ashtead and needs some TLC....

June 29, 2023

Local Plan paused to await Government policy changes on Green Belt and housing targets - Update 27/6/23

Residents will be aware from previous Blogs that the Local Plan review was paused by the Inspector at the request of the Council following announced proposals to change the Government's Policy on Green Belt sites.The Inspector agreed with the request until 25th May. Why then? This was to coincide with the Parliamentary Whitsun break when announcements such as these often came to fruition.Councillor Margaret Cooksey, Mole Valley District Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “We have r...

June 27, 2023

New Sutton Hospital gets the go-ahead

The Government has today ( 25 May) announced that a new hospital in Sutton will be built by 2030. The new emergency hospital to be built in Sutton will care for the sickest patients with life-threatening illnesses, injuries and those requiring complex surgery. Whilst Epsom and St Helier hospitals will receive significant improvements and will continue to see and treat 85% of local patients. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay promise...

May 26, 2023

Surrey Police introduce a website link to enable residents to upload CCTV or Dashcam footage of suspicious activity

Surrey Police are introducing a new website portal which enables members of the public to upload home CCTV, smart doorbell, or dash cam footage to them, which shows someone acting suspiciously.They are asking you to be the eyes and ears of our community by submitting this footage as they could be connected to thefts and burglaries in the area.The portal is for circumstances where no crime has been reported, but the suspicious behaviour could potentially be related to a burglary, theft of a vehic...

May 24, 2023

Green Lane Crossing - The saga continues!

What now you ask?At the Local Committee back in 2021 Councillors agreed that the Definitive Statement should be changed to match the Definitive Map so that it showed the Crossing as a Public Right of Way. It has been so for decades going back to even before the railway was built in the 19th Century. Good news I hear you say.Yes it was, but despite that ruling the decision still had to be put out to public consultation where everyone and anyone had the right to object to the decision. Delays, all...

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