Leatherhead Tip Delays

The Leatherhead Community Recycling Centre at Randalls Road in Leatherhead was closed from 9 January by Surrey County Council for improvement works. Following delays the work is now not expected to be complete until November. The nearest alternative tip is at Blenheim Road in Epsom.

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Music on Thursdays

Music on Thursdays

12.30 lunchtime
Leatherhead Parish Church


Dear Friend, 

Our Summer Cabaret Lunch takes place this Thursday August 9th, at the Trattoria in Leatherhead High Street. Our friends of the Brook String Duo will serenade us through lunch, from 12.15 to 1.45, with a range of light gyspy-style music. Please book your ticket with the Trattoria (01372 383 290). The price is £10 for a starter and a main, or for a main and a dessert – and of course, music while we eat.
We last heard David Smith’s violin-playing at the end of June, in a Brook String Trio concert with Eloise Prouse and Jacqueline Phillips. Next Thursday David, who trained at the Yehudi Menuhin School, will be joined by pianist Ruth Hahn. Do keep an eye on the webpage where we will add their programme as soon as it comes in.
And for the coming weeks:

23 August – Francisco Correa, classical guitar

30 August – Brook String Ensemble

6 September – Timothy Penrose, counter-tenor, with Graham Davies, organ

The Trattoria sells sandwiches and cakes at the end of each Music on Thursdays concert, so do stay and chat. There is free admission to Music on Thursdays lunchtime concerts in the church, with a retiring collection to cover costs.

These short concerts are a good way to introduce someone to classical concerts. Could you bring along someone new this summer?

If you know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list do please forward this newsletter to them and invite them to send their request to musiconthursdays@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you to these local concerts.

Peter Steadman
Music on Thursdays
Leatherhead Parish Church

Road Information and Bus services

Road Information

  • Due to major works by Southern Gas Networks replacing the gas main, from 6th August to 10th October there will be traffic management in Randalls Road with multi-way signals; see SCC website.
  • Also in order that essential gas mains work to replace at risk iron pipe work, in Kingston Road from 6th August to 18th September, the road will be CLOSED from the junction of Dilston Road to the junction of Barnet Wood Lane in carriageway and footway, including the section over the rail bridge.
      Access to and from Cleeve Road will be unaffected.
    • The road will be closed in a northerly direction from Barnett Wood Lane (heading towards B & Q and Tesco) with a diversion signed using the A243.
    • The road will remain open in a southerly direction.
    • It is intended to maintain access to the industrial units to the south of the rail bridge from the A245 Kingston Road during the period of the one way system.

Note: I have been given three different dates for the completion of the Kingston Road works; the one above is that given on the SCC website.
Bus Information

  • At present I have been unable to find out how this will affect the bus services between Kingston Road and the Town.
  • There is a new timetable for the 479 bus service; from 2nd September there will be a new evening service and Sunday two hourly service.

Open Committee MeetingMonday, 6th August 2012Leatherhead Institute at 7.30 – 9.00 pm

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of 9th July
3. Matters arising from Minutes (not covered below)
4. Correspondence
5. To receive reports from:

6. Notice of meetings other members will be attending:

  • Leatherhead & District Forum (Waiting for confirmation of Date)
  • Open meeting in Epsom Town Hall on Wednesday 12 September to discuss the future of Epsom Hospital
  • Any other Meetings

7. Any Other Business

Teazle Wood

Dear All

With the help and generosity of many philanthropic, forward-thinking people, we have today completed the purchase of BOTH parts of Teazle Wood.

Please keep fund-raising – several people have lent money to make this once seemingly impossible task a reality, and we must work hard to pay them back.
Enjoy the attached snapshots, taken just a few minutes ago – it has been a particularly good year for teazles in Teazle Wood! 
Thank you, and we will be in touch with news of fund-raising events, specific “thank you”s, next steps, etc.
Best wishes
Lucy Quinnell

on behalf of the Friends of Teazle Wood