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What goes around comes around!

What happened in December 1945.

The Ashtead Residents' Association was formed and as the article in the Surrey Advertiser shows, the concerns of Ashtead Residents in 1945 look very familiar with the concerns they have today.

  1. The need for more members to further strengthen the Association's voice.
  2. The increased power the Association would have in representing Ashtead residents in the Council.
  3. 1n 1945 Ashtead was under-represented with the number of Councillors compared to Leatherhead. In 2022 the Boundary Commission is recommending Ashtead lose a Councillor (7 to 6) despite Ashtead being the most populous conurbation in Mole Valley.
  4. Planning concerns with potential overcrowding of properties. Consider this with the proposed Local Plan and the mass of housing proposed in Ermyn Way.
  5. Encouraging younger generation residents to take an early interest in civic life. Today's Committee has an average age of 60+. How can we adequately represent Ashtead parents with school age children? We need younger members with children's education experience on the Committee

If the above resonates with you please contact the Membership Secretary. If you would like to see what the Committee discusses each month and whether you can add your voice and experience please let us know.

Thank you to John Rowley and the L&DLHS for discovering this item.


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