Sunday, 27 October 2013

Agenda for Open Meeting on 2nd November 2013
at 7.30 promptly in the Institute.

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of 4th September meeting

3. Matters arising

4. Correspondence: 

       1. From Barratt Homes
       2.Any other correspondence

5. Meetings attended and to be attended

       1. Norbury Park Liaison Committee  (short summary)
       2. Leatherhead and District Forum (short summary)
       3. CPRE question and answer evening meeting.
       4. Any further meetings

6. Highlights from sub-committee reports

       1. Highways:  Sub-contracting - ideas put forward
       2. Environment - additions to report attached to Sept. Minute
       3. Planning

8 pm An Address and question and answer session by

 Mr. David Searle, Chairman of the MVHA.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Brighter Leatherhead Awards 2013

As you may have read on page 12 of the LRA Autumn Newsletter, the Environmental Subcommittee is recognizing the efforts of the Thai Pinto, our four town centre pubs and the Running Horse to contribute to the attractiveness of our town. Certificates were awarded to them on the evening of Tuesday, 22nd October.
     The Chair of the Environmental Subcommittee has asked me to display copies of these certificates on this Blog, and I am happy to do so. I congratulate these businesses and hope they continue to enhance the attractiveness of our town. You will, of course, see the originals framed when you visit any of them.
The LRA Chairman, Hubert Carr, and Secretary, Caroline Brown, present the staff of the Duke's Head with the certficate
The LRA Chairman, Hubert
Carr, and Secretary, Caroline
Brown, present the staff of the
Edmund Tylney with the
The LRA Chairman, Hubert Carr, and Secretary, Caroline Brown, present the staff of the Penny Black with the certificate.
The LRA Chairman, Hubert
Carr, and Secretary, Caroline
Brown, present the staff of the
Running Horse with the
certificate; also in the photograph
is Cheryl Allen, Chair of the
Environmental Subcommittee.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Kingston Road - Temporary road closure Anticipated - 1st November 2013 - 08:00 to 17:00 - for three days.

A245 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Plough Roundabout to Randalls Road 

Temporary road closure
Anticipated - 1st November 2013 - 08:00 to 17:00 - for three days.

Installation of a new gas supply. 

Access maintained for
pedestrians, residents, emergency vehicles and businesses. 

        Leatherhead By Pass Road, Knoll Roundabout, Leret Way, Bull Hill,
        Kingston Road or this route in reverse order 
        The Crescent traffic will be diverted via The Crescent, Epsom Road 
        and Leatherhead By-Pass or this route in reverse order.
South bound 
        Kingston Road, Bull Hill, Leret Way, Epsom Road and 
        Leatherhead By-Pass Road or this route in reverse order.
        Randalls Road Bull Hill, Leret Way, Epsom Road, Knoll Roundabout,
        Leatherhead By-Pass and Leatherhead By-Pass or this route in reverse order.
        Leatherhead Road, Knoll Roundabout, Epsom Road, Leret Way, Bull Hill 
        and Kingston Road or this route in reverse order. 

Quite staggering that this section of road was recently resurfaced.  It'll be back to the usual Surrey standard following this work.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Call for Articles for MV Magazine

Dear All
Further to my email of 23 September, this is a 'last call' for articles for our new online MV Magazine due to go online on our website at the end of November.
This year, we are moving online and will host a 16 page magazine on our website in late November 2013 as a trial of some new 'flip-book' technology. We would still like to include a Community News page and would therefore welcome some short snippets of news (50 words or less) from you, this time relating to Christmas or New Year activities or something more general. Going online means we can make our magazine interactive by incorporating 'live' links, so if you would like to refer readers to your website, then you can. Readers will be able to read your article and then click on the link to read more.
Please send your articles to Matt Blake at by 12 noon on 14 October.
I would also like to add your email addresses to our subscription database for the magazine please. Do let me know if you prefer NOT to receive this (we expect the magazine to be issued twice a year if our November trial goes well)
We look forward to hearing from you.

Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879155
Follow us on Twitter @molevalleydc

Surrey Cycling Strategy

Dear All
I wanted to make you aware of a debate taking place on 23 October relating to the County Council's proposed cycling strategy.
Surrey County Council is working with BBC Surrey to arrange and broadcast a live debate about cycling and its issues for the county. The debate will involve a panel of representatives from Surrey Police, the cycling charity Sustrans, British Cycling and the county's parish councils. It will be aired in front of a live audience, who will be able to ask questions of the panellists, while BBC Surrey radio listeners can participate by phoning in or tweeting their questions and comments. Key topics to be covered include: cycling safety, cycle lanes, training and major sporting events.
The debate is part of a wider consultation with residents to help shape a cycling strategy to encourage people to cycle more safely. To take part in the consultation survey, and to find out more about the debate, which takes place at Surrey University in Guildford on Wednesday 23 October from 7pm, visit Copies of the draft cycling strategy and the survey are also available from Surrey libraries or you can call 03456 009 009 to request a copy. The two links to the survey itself are as follows:
In addition a 'Feature' has been added to the home page of our website at relating to the consultation which closes on Friday 1 November.
Please would you consider completing the survey on behalf of your organisation, and also encourage your residents to fill it in as individuals? Thank you.
Kind regards


Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879155
Follow us on Twitter @molevalleydc

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Surrey Cycling Strategy & Ride London

To Local Community Associations,

MVDC wanted to draw your attention to a couple of pieces of work being undertaken by Surrey County Council and given the impact that cycling has on the local communities within Mole Valley we wanted to encourage your associations to respond.

Surrey Cycling Strategy
Mole Valley District Council and Surrey County Council are keen to promote the health and environmental benefits of cycling for all ages, and they are keen to engage local communities in developing a local cycling strategy and action plan for Mole Valley. It is hoped that the action plan will consist of hard measures such as improved cycling infrastructure, as well as soft measures to raise awareness of safe and considerate cycling. Through the action plan, the Council hopes to support those who want to cycle to school, work or the shops, as well as those who enjoy cycling for social or leisure purposes. The Councils are also acutely aware that the growth in road cycling, particularly at the weekends, and the large annual events are having detrimental effects on some communities. The strategy and action plan aim to lessen those impacts and seek ways to support those communities worse affected. In order to develop a strategy that takes into account the views of local communities, the draft county-wide strategy document is available to view on-line. The County Council are keen to get your views during the consultation period which ends on 1st November and available here:

The development of the local Mole Valley action plan will be informed by the consultation. Work on that document will continue through the winter, and will involve engagement with local Councillors, Parish Councils, and local interest groups.

RideLondon community feedback
In addition to the Strategy consultation, Surrey County Council are also seeking feedback from communities regarding the RideLondon event in August. A template form is available for organisations, such as resident associations, to complete (attached), and can be returned to SCC have extended the feedback period until 11th October. The event is organised by RideLondon and Mole Valley District Council are working to ensure that the views of our residents are taken into consideration by the County Council and the event organisers. Therefore, if you want to send your comments to MVDC so they can continue to represent the views of local residents at appropriate meetings with the County Council and the event organisers, please cc your responses to lucy.o'   

Mole Valley District Council are grateful for your help in shaping appropriate cycling provision for the area and welcome your views.

Please do not hesitate to contact me further if you require any further information.

With kind regards

Lucy O'Connell
Strategic Projects Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879191