Sunday, 29 January 2012

Open Committee Meeting
Monday 6th February 2012
Letherhead Institute 7.30 -9.00 pm


1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of 9th January

3. Matters arising (not covered below)

4. Correspondence:

From Surrey Police and forwarded to members on emailing list, namely:
20th Jan. on insulation scam
24th Jan. Police alert on recent crime


20th Jan.Esther PurdyCommunity Resilience Event
23rd Jan.LRA memberCommunity Funds Offer
26th Jan.Louise BircherOlympic Bell Ringing
26th Jan Louise BircherVolunteer Welcome Evening
26th Jan. Olympic CyclingMayor of London's Cycling legacy

5. Spring Newsletter (early March)

Articles required – deadline: February 25th

6. To receive reports from:

Environment Subcommittee
Planning Subcommittee
Highways Subcommittee
BLeAF (Chairs of Bookham, Leatherhead, Ashtead & Fetcham RAs)
Meeting called by John Hickey

7. Notice of future meetings:

February 16th - Leatherhead Community Garden Committee - CA
March 8th - Community Resilience presentation at Pippbrook – HP & CA

8. Planning Infrastructure Funding

See See Developer Contributions Spreadsheet

9. Any Other Business:

Sainsbury's bread deliveries

(The meeting will be preceded by the South Leatherhead Police Panel from 6.45 to 7.15 pm;
the North Leatherhead Police Panel will be on Thursday, 16th February at 7.30 pm in the North Leatherhead Community Centre).

Friday, 27 January 2012

Volunteer for opportunities around the London 2012 Olympics Games in Mole Valley

This message is sent on behalf of Kath Holland, Community Arts Development Officer
Dear All
I would like to invite you to attend a Volunteer Welcome Evening to sign up to volunteer for opportunities around the London 2012 Olympics Games in Mole Valley or to find out more information about volunteering. The evenings will be informal drop-in sessions aimed at people who are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities around the London 2012 Olympics Games in Mole Valley. They are also an opportunity for those who have already expressed an interest to complete the volunteering application form and meet key people who are involved in organising the events.
In Dorking, the welcome evening will take place at The Dorking Volunteer Centre, The Mayflower Centre, Lyons Court, Dorking, RH4 1AB on Wednesday 8 February, from 7pm until 9pm. In Leatherhead the Welcome Evening will take place on Monday 20 February at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Guildford Road Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BL also from 7pm until 9pm.
People who are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities around the London 2012 Olympics Games in Mole Valley, or more generally about volunteering are welcome to drop-in to either session at any time between 7pm – 9pm. Refreshments will be available. For more information or to confirm your attendance please contact 01306 879 188 or email

Kath HollandCommunity Arts Development OfficerPartnerships and Community DevelopmentMole Valley District Council
01306 879 188
07884 263 424
Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager
Mole Valley District Council

Tel: 01306 879155
Follow us on Twitter @MoleValleyDC

Mayor of London cycling legacy event in August 2013 announced

The Mayor of London announced plans for a two-day festival of cycling, which will take place in August 2013, providing a cycling legacy after the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Up to 70,000 people will take part in a family festival in London on day one and day two will see up to 35,000 amateur, club and world-class elite cyclists taking part in a 100-mile road race, which will begin at the Olympic Park, head towards Surrey and is likely to follow much of the route of the Olympic Road Cycling Race.  
The Mayor of London's Office will be working with Transport for London and Surrey County Council on the exact route of the race.  We will be in touch later this year once we have more details.
Kinds Regards
2012 team

Surrey 2012 Team
Surrey County Council 
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Surrey Sponsored Abseil

Saturday 24 March 2012

The 15th Century tower of St Mary and St Nicholas church in Leatherhead has been used as a school, a fire station and now…an abseil venue! Put your fear threshold to the test at this historic building which is even older than the Domesday Book. You’ll have stunning views over the town of Leatherhead, right across to Box Hill and Dorking, as you participate in this exciting and unique experience.

Read more ....

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Olympic Bell Ringing

Dear All
The London 2012 Festival organisers have announced a mass bell-ringing to mark the start of the Olympic Games on Friday 27 July at 8.00am for 3 minutes. It would be great if Mole Valley were to participate in this event so I would be most grateful if you could pass this information on to anyone who would be interested. The plan is not only to ring church bells, but also door bells, hand bells, sleigh bells, school bells, bicycle bells and so on. There is a link below to a BBC news item on this topic and the relevant page on the London 2012 website as well as the All the Bells website
kind regards

Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager

Mole Valley District Council

Tel: 01306 879155
Follow us on Twitter @MoleValleyDC

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Surrey Police: Recent crime

 Surrey Police report that a distraction burglary occurred in the Leather area. Can you please circulate the details of the crime to the members of your Watch if you think it will be of value.


Any suspicious incidents should be reported to the police on 101 quoting the Crime reference number as appropriate.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Insulation Scam ?

A list member in Brockham this morning was telephoned by a company called
"Save you Money" offering 100% grants for insulation.  After asking some
astute questions the call was ended.  Trading standards are being informed.

Dorking Town Area Action Plan (AAP)

Not strictly Leatherhead....
The Council has today published its Dorking Town Area Action Plan (AAP): Draft Plan - January 2012 (Proposed Submission Document) for a six week representation period ending 5pm, Friday 2nd March 2012.
To view the Draft Plan please visit the Dorking Town AAP webpage at the following address:
Information about the Draft Plan, how to make representations and the next steps in the process is attached.
If you have any queries on the Draft Plan please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team by email at or telephone 01306 885001
Kind regards

Helen Sissons
Planning Policy Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Pippbrook, Dorking
Surrey RH4 1SJ
Telephone - 01306 879275
Website -

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Police Alert

SUSPICIOUS TRANSIT VAN NG56NTF IN WOTTON AREA IF SEEN DO NOT APPROACH BUT CALL 999 If required call 101                                                          

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Surrey Reuse Network furniture reuse campaign

Surrey County Council will be launching the Surrey Reuse Network furniture reuse campaign next week which aims to increase the amount of furniture and white goods that are reused, aiming to divert 2,000 tonnes going into landfill.

The Surrey Reuse Network offers a wide range of good quality items at affordable prices. Made up of a group of six charities, the network aims to find new homes for donated furniture and kitchen appliances, as well as offering training and employment opportunities and helping local families in need. Buying reusable furniture and kitchen appliances is great value, good for the environment and hidden treasures may be found.

Visit to see what sort of information Surrey Reuse Network are communicating.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Surrey Police: Non Emergency Number

Police non-emergency number 101 proves a success in Surrey – and is now available across England and Wales

The new non-emergency telephone number - 101 - is proving a success in Surrey since its official launch on 1st September 2011.
More than 50 percent of the non-emergency calls coming into the Surrey Police contact centre are made by members of the public using 101 rather than the previous 0845 number.
The memorable 101 number has now been rolled out to all police forces across England and Wales and is expected to continue to aid the police in dealing with calls for help from the public.
101 costs 15p per call from both mobile phones and landlines, no matter how long the call lasts or what time of day it’s made. Calls to 101 from telephone boxes are free.
As an alternative to 101 – a geographical number – 01483 571212 – is also available for those unable to use the 101 service (for example, if calling from abroad).
Chief Inspector Alison Barlow, from Surrey Police’s Contact Centre, said: “On average Surrey Police receives around 350 emergency 999 calls a day but less than 20 percent of those require an emergency response from the police. You should only call 999 in a real emergency, for example when someone’s life is in danger, a serious offence is in progress or someone is at risk of violence. For all other issues such as contacting police with a general enquiry or reporting minor crime or disorder the public should contact Surrey Police on the 101 number.”
Minor crime can also be reported online, at a police station or at Surrey Police’s mobile police office. For more details visit
If you need to contact us in the meantime, you can reach us on


Tel: 101

Friday, 6 January 2012

Vehicle Crime

Surrey Police has launched an initiative this week to tackle vehicle crime across the county. Activity will include neighbourhood officers and extra patrol teams focussing on the hot spot areas within Surrey and offenders known to be linked to vehicle crime. The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) team will also be stopping vehicles which are known to have been stolen or have links to offenders. The overall aim is to reduce the offences of theft from and theft of motor vehicles.

In addition to these operational activites, innovative 'Fixed Police Notices' containing crime prevention advice will also be put on cars in vulnerable areas or where vehicle crime has recently taken place.
Inspector Richard Mallet of Surrey Police Roads Policing Unit advises the following steps to reduce vehicle crime;
Always lock your car when you leave it, even if it's just for a few moments. Make sure windows and sunroofs are shut and locked too.
Never leave any personal possessions in your car. Thieves love to steal sat navs, laptops and mobile phones. But less obvious items such as clothes and loose change are also appealing.
Don't leave valuables hidden in your boot or under car seats. Thieves know where to look.
Don't store driving or vehicle documents in your glove box. Keep them stored safely at home.
If your car doesn't have an alarm, get one fitted or use a steering lock to deter thieves.
Look after your car keys. Keep them on you when out and about. When at home keep them hidden and not in view of a window, door or letterbox.
Secure your number plate with clutch head screws to avoid becoming a victim of 'car cloning'.
Keep your eye out for potential car criminals. If you see someone looking inside cars or trying door handles call Surrey Police on 101. In an emergency always call 999.
For more details on how to protect your vehicle visit

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Change of Police Sergeant Roles Mole Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team

From 1st January 2012 there are changes in the responsibilities of two of the sergeants of the Mole Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Sgt John Pearson will continue to oversee the north of the district, with a minor change to the boundary so that Polesden Lacey falls within the rural area, and Sgt Bert Dean will continue supervising the Neighbourhood Support Team.

Sgt Simon Cox, who has spent the last few months taking care of the moves from our two police stations, will now take over the Rural West and Rural East areas, leaving Sgt Andy Rundle with Dorking town and Goodwyns, Chart Downs and North Holmwood.

Over the next year the rural area will be heavily involved with Olympic related activity, and these changes allow for more supervisor support on the rural areas. We have already had exciting initiatives such as the off road motorcycles that were recently introduced, and by increasing the resources in the rural area we will be in an even stronger position to combat rural crime and other issues.

This move will also allow Sgt Rundle to take the lead on licensing issues across the district and we can ensure that there is more consistency in the way we deal with licensed premises both in Dorking and Leatherhead towns.

Insp Terri Poulton, who is in charge of the Mole Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team said “ The local team has a very busy year ahead, with the Olympic cycle races, Queens Jubilee and other events happening on Mole Valley. Now that we have completed the physical moves of the local teams, we are in a position to reorganise the team leaders to ensure we maximise the opportunities to deal with local crime and neighbourhood issues. While these moves largely affect the team themselves, there will be a positive effect for local communities as the supervisors will be able to more closely monitor local problems and initiatives to ensure we deliver the best possible service.”

Monday, 2 January 2012

Open Committee Meeting
Monday, 9th January
Leatherhead Institute 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

1. Apologies for absence.

2. Minutes of the 5th December 2011

3. Matters arising from Minutes (not covered later in the agenda)

4. Correspondence

5. To receive and consider reports from:6. Any Other Business (None received so far)

(There is no South Leatherhead Police Panel this month; the North Leatherhead Police Panel will be on Thursday 19th January in the North Leatherhead Community Centre)