Open Committee MeetingMonday, 1st October 2012Letherhead Institute at 7.30 pm

1. Apologies  for absence
  2. Minutes of 3rd September
  3. Matters arising from Minutes not covered below
  4. Correspondence
  5. Members  Concerns
  6. To receive reports from:

  * Planning
  * Environment
  * Publicity & Membership

  7. Previous Meetings:

  * MVDC Council meeting and Police Report
  * Leatherhead & District Forum
  * Highways

  8. Future Meetings & Events other members will be attending:

  * Town Festivities
  * De-cluttering workshop
  * Inside Out Fund raiser.

Any other Business

More Roadworks – Kingston Road

From 25 September 2012 to 08 October 2012
Scale of works: STANDARD
Site location: at junc. Aperdele road
Description dig out road crossing and lay 125mm pe pipe accross road with under pressure tee for major project
Traffic management TWO-WAY SIGNALS

Council Tax Support Consultation

Dear all,
On Friday 7 September, the Council launched a consultation (both online and hardcopy) further to the Government’s announcement that, from 1 April 2013,
Council Tax Benefit will be replaced by a localised support scheme.

As such, all councils have been tasked with developing their own local schemes called ‘Council Tax Support’ for all working age customers.
This consultation provides our residents the opportunity to tell us what they think of the proposed new local scheme for Mole Valley, and will run from 7 September ‐ 30 November.
If you would be willing to display some of the attached posters in your local area we would be very grateful. Please reply to my colleague Sally if you would like some hardcopies.
The consultation can be completed online at and hardcopies can not only be downloaded from the website, but can also be collected from the Council’s offices at Pippbrook and at the Leatherhead HelpShop. An accompanying information booklet can also be downloaded from the website.
Thank you.
Matt Blake
Communications & Marketing Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 870624
Follow us on Twitter @molevalleydc
Become a Friend of Dorking Halls for £25 per year: receive 4 complimentary cinema tickets and discounted tickets to live shows. For more details visit

Parish Church: Music On Thursdays

Cellist James Douglas has now confirmed his programme for next Thursday’s 12.30 lunchtime concert. James will be playing Britten’s Cello Suite No 2, and the Second Suite in D minor from Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. James is a student of the Royal Academy of Music and an interesting musician whose talents encompass several musical genres. You may like to take a look at his biographical notes on this webpage.
Also next week, on Tuesday evening in Stoke d’Abernon, Wednesday in St Andrews Church Cobham, and Thursday in St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park, Chiswick, the Maiastra concert series continues with performances of String Quartets by Mozart, Walton and Dvorak. Akiko Ono, a tutor of the Yehudi Menuhin School, leads players from the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Full details of times, venues and programme will be found on this link.
Music on Thursdays and Maiastra concerts are given free of admission, with a retiring collection to help cover costs.

Tour of Britain

Dear All
As many of you will be aware, hot on the heels of the Olympic Road Cycling comes another major cycling event – Tour of Britain. Starting on Sunday 9 September, the Tour reaches Surrey on the eighth and final stage of the race on Sunday 16 September. Hopefully this will be of interest to residents, particularly as it is the first time that a stage has ever been held in Surrey. I am therefore hoping that you would be willing to share this information with your contacts please.
The Tour will pass through Mole Valley twice – firstly on its route from Reigate towards Shere and Guidlford, and again as it travels from the direction of Send through Leith Hill and Ockley on its way to Cranleigh. There will be two sprint sections in our District – Dorking High Street (at approx. 12.30) and Ockley (at approx 14.10).
The Tour is dfferent to the Olympic Road Cycling Road Races because it involves rolling, rather than full, road closures (with the exception of West Street, Dorking which will be closed from approximately 10.30am to 1pm to allow competitors and the race convoy to travel against the normal one-way direction). The Tour in Surrey is being managed by Surrey County Council and information regarding the race can be found on the Go Surrey website at or you can call the County Council team on 0300 200 1003 or email them at

Further information can also be found at the Tour of Britain website:

I have received a number of A4 posters and some A5 flyers from the County Council which I would be happy to send through to you for noticeboards, meeting rooms etc… If you wish to receive any, please contact me as soon as possible.
Kind regards
Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879155
Follow us on Twitter @molevalleydc

Extension to the Council’s kerbside collection service

I am very pleased to confirm an extension to the Council’s kerbside collection service.
From this week, residents will be invited to place textiles and small electrical items out for collection next to their wheeled bins. Textiles will be collected on recycling week, electrical items on refuse week. The items should be placed in a carrier bag, tied up tightly and placed beside the appropriate bin. Both materials are taken back to our Dorking depot and then sent onwards for processing and recycling.
Also from this week, we can accept additional plastic items in the recycling wheeled bin. In addition to plastic bottles, we can now accept plastic food trays, pots and tubs. These can be placed directly into recycling bins (or sacks for properties using sacks) along with the existing mix of recycling (glass bottles/ jars, paper, card and metal tins and cans).
I’m sure you will agree that this is a positive and welcome step towards increasing our recycling rate and protecting the environment. Thanks to our residents, Mole Valley District Council is currently recycling almost 60% of our waste.
We have produced the attached newsletter-style leaflet with additional information on these new recycling services. I’d be grateful if you could send this electronic version to any of your residents and groups that might find it interesting. If you would like hard copies, please let me know how many you would like and I shall arrange that for you. Additional information is available on the Council website. We are also preparing press releases and bin hangers will be distributed shortly. So do key an eye out!

Kind regards and happy recycling!
Josh Lambe
Environment and Sustainability Officer
Mole Valley District Council
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Open Committee MeetingMonday, 3rd September 2012Letherhead Institute at 7.30 pm


1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of 6th August

3. Matters arising from Minutes which are not covered below

4. Correspondence

5. To receive reports from:

6. Notice of meetings other members will be attending:

  • Leatherhead & District Forum – 19th September
  • Open meeting in Epsom Town Hall on Wednesday 12 September to discuss the future of Epsom Hospital
  • Leatherhead Lottery (Date?)
  • Christmas Festivities (Date?)
  • Any other Meetings

7. Any Other Business

There will be a meeting of the South Leatherhead Police Panel prior to this meeting from 6.45 pm till 7.15 pm.
I know of no dates for a North Leatherhead Police Panel meeting; street meetings arranged by the North Leatherhead team can be found on