Monday, 30 May 2011

Open Committee Meeting on Monday, 6th June in the Leatherhead Institute 7.30pm – 9.00pm


1. Apologies for absence

2. Notice of Matters for Any Other Business

3. Minutes of:
    - Open Meeting held on 4th April 2011
    - Committee Meeting held on 24th May 2011

4. Matters Arising,from the minutes which are not on the agenda below.

5. Correspondence

6. Reports from sub-committees and from other meetings.
    - Membership
    - Environment
    - Planning
    - Highways
    - Other meetings

7. Matters raised by the Committee:
    - Summer Newsletter
    - Seats for the Elderly
    - Provision of “Doggy Bins”
    - Tree Preservation Orders

8. Any Other Business (as agreed under Item 2)

The meeting will be proceeded by a Police Panel beginning, I believe, at 6.50 pm

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Mole Valley District Council and Social Media

Yesterday I received the following from Louise Bircher of Mole Valley District Council:
I am hoping to canvass your and your residents' views on how Mole Valley District Council uses social media please. By this I mean our website (, Twitter (@molevalleydc), Facebook (, YouTube and, more recently QR codes. We are wanting to engage with as wide range an audience as possible so, in addition to the traditional methods of magazine, leaflets, posters and information available over the telephone and face to face, we are also making use of these aforementioned social media engagement tools.

Our Twitter and YouTube accounts have been live for about six months and our followers are steadily growing. I would like to know whether or not you and your residents make use of these forms of communication and whether you find them useful? Are there other forms of social media you would like to see us using? Or could we use what we use now more effectively?

I would be most grateful if you could encourage your residents to consider this and let me have their views - perhaps through your newsletter if one is imminent or via your website or whatever means you consider appropriate...

Louise would like to collate all responses by Friday 20th May. If you have any observations please add them as comments.

Thank you.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Olympic Road Cycling events in 2012

In March we contacted you with news that Surrey had been chosen to host the men’s and women’s Olympic Road Cycling events in 2012 and also the test event this year on Sunday 14 August.

At the time of the announcement, exact details of the Olympic Road Cycling route had not been finalised and so we were unable to share with you the map of the route. We now have the route confirmation and attached with this email is a PDF of the first Road Race Newsletter, which will be distributed to residents living close to the route from next week. This includes a map showing road names and numbers, as well as other useful information about the races.

We hope you find the newsletter helpful and interesting. If you’d like to know more about how Surrey is celebrating and preparing for the Games visit our website

Kind regards

2012 Team

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