A new Internet service based upon a fibre optic network

Nick Thomas has submitted this on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website. I am sure it will be of interest to you all:


I am shortly moving into Leatherhead and have been researching the provision of Internet services. BT have released a new Internet service based upon a fibre optic network which can deliver broadband speeds of up to 40Mb download and 10Mb upload. Unfortunately, the Leatherhead exchange has not been updated with this technology which could mean that Leatherhead residents miss out on this new service which costs no more than an equivalent Internet service.

I feel that residents should be aware of this and would be grateful if you could communicate to the readership of newsletters and the website that if they call BT on 0800 800 152 and request interest in ‘Fibre Broadband’ providing their home telephone number this should help to speed up the upgrade of the exchange. It should only take about 5 minutes and doesn’t cost a penny and will help Leatherhead residents stay ahead of the game!

Thank you very much.

Nick Thomas.

Public Art Project in Early Stages in Leatherhead – Have your say

Contributions to 106 Developer Funds have resulted in a £49000 budget for a Public Art Project to be located in or near the Leatherhead Town Centre. In fact, this money can only be used for Public Art. However, a very inclusive description has been used in defining the end project. For example, not only can a statue or other aesthetically beautiful object qualify for consideration but the presentation of a beautiful combination of landscape design incorporating art, nature and street furniture would be appropriate. Projects that are both utilitarian and beautiful, stimulating, or evocative are under consideration.

Do you have any ideas for Public Art. Please contact Cheryl Allen, member of the Public Art Committee and representative of the LRA to the LAP.

Click here to email Cheryl or phone her on (0137)2 370 091.

The deadline for submissions is 19th March. Selected projects will be presented at two public forums:

  • 21st April at Park House 4 to 8 p.m.
  • 24th April in the Swan Centre