Breath of Life 2011: Be the difference: learn to save a life.

St John Ambulance in Surrey is holding its annual Breath of Life first aid training day for the public on 2 April, 10am – 3pm. 
Our goal?  To show over 1,500 more people how to save a life in an emergency.  These are simple skills everyone should know: how you can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
Faced with an emergency, would you know what to do?
This year, the free training sessions will be held at 15 venues across Surrey one more than last year.  The 30 minute drop-in sessions will take place in Ash Vale, Caterham, Cobham, Camberley, Cranleigh, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Haslemere, Horley, Guildford, Leatherhead, Reigate, Woking and Walton-upon-Thames.
To check the venue details, phone 01483 450000, option 3.
St John Ambulance believes that no-one should suffer from the lack of life-saving first aid knowledge and over the last few years, our Surrey volunteers have trained thousands of members of the public, free, in how to assess a casualty; put them in the recovery position; clear their airway and administer chest compressions and the breath of life.
There is no need to book.  Bring the whole family and just turn up on the day children, grandparents anyone can learn how to save a life in an emergency.  The sessions last just half an hour.  They are free –  but what price can we put on a life?
Breath of Life Venues 2011:
·         Ash Vale – Ash Community Centre
·         Camberley – The Atrium Shopping Centre
·         Caterham – St John HQ, Timber Hill Road
·         Cobham – Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall (opposite Waitrose), 25 Between Streets
·         Cranleigh – Cranleigh Village Hall
·         Dorking – Harpers, Dorking Sports Centre, Reigate Road
·         Epsom – Ebbisham Centre, 67 Derby Square
·         Farnham – St John HQ, The Hart
·         Guildford – Guildford Spectrum
·         Haslemere – Haslemere Town Hall, High Street
·         Horley – St John HQ, Massetts Road Car Park
·         Leatherhead – Nuffield Health, Fitness & Well-being Centre, The Crescent
·         Reigate – Reigate Priory School, Bell Street
·         Walton-on-Thames  – Walton Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive
·         Woking – Woking Pool in the Park, Kingfield Road

Mole Valley District Council – Shaping Your Community

On 13th December 2010 the Government announced its Localism Bill. This was the first stage in an important process which over the next few years will see the structure of the planning system being ‘radically’ reformed.

How the Localism Bill and the changes in the planning system impact on the preparation of the Mole Valley Local Development Framework (LDF) is an extremely important issue for the Council and its communities. The Council has therefore prepared a Discussion Paper outlining a number of key issues that need to be considered.

The Council is seeking views on this Paper from Friday 4th March until Friday 8th April 2011.  The Discussion Paper and Comments Form can be downloaded from

Also there will be a longer article on Localism by our Chairman in the LRA Spring Newsletter. Please read it.

Future “Transition” events

The following were to be included in our Spring Newsletter; unfortunately it has been delayed by two weeks, so while there’s still time ….

Wednesday, March 16th: Transition Bookham meeting

7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Nicolas Church’s Pastoral Centre.
A talk on "Gardening for Bees" with a honey bee keeper speaker from Epsom.

Saturday 19th March: Compost Works Open Day

2.00pm – 5.30pm at 8 The Drive, Fetcham, KT22 9EN. Admission free. For more information visit

Hopefully, the Newsletter will be out in time for the next announcement, but just in case ….

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March: Surrey Eco-house event

Action Surrey, an organisation set up by Woking Borough Council, is organising this event to inspire the public and homeowners to learn about energy saving measures and renewable technology from those who have already been there and done it.
Viewing a Surrey Green Home is free but booking is strictly required. Please visit to find out more and book free tickets

Help Stop Surrey’s proposal to cease FREE parking in Towns and Villages

Your Market Towns and larger villages in Surrey need your help, and they need it now.
Surrey County Council proposes to remove the FREE on-street parking in the centre of our towns and villages,install machines to issue half hour parking tickets at 50-70p, and enforce payment!
The cost of doing this could be considerable for the return, but the folly is in what it could destroy.
We could lose a lot of the remaining vitality in our High Streets people will stop that quick pop and shop, and just shop where parking is free.
If you don’t want to see that,  Please sign the ePetition on the website AND tell your friends.  
The Petition URL is

This is on until the 23rd March, as the Council will be reviewing this matter soon  
– so Act now or lose FREE High Street Parking in a town near you!
If we do nothing that is what we will get.
Lets pass a message to Surrey CC that we have had enough of them messing around with  the vitality of our market towns and Larger Villages.


Caroline Salmon
The WOW! Gallery , 78 South Street, Dorking, RH4 2HD
Tel: 01306 743 403  Mobile: 0771 293 2630 Fax: 01306 713 300