Agenda: Open Committee Meeting, Mon 5th November

LRA  Open Committee Meeting,  Mon 5th November, Letherhead Institute  7.30 p.m.
1. Apolgies for absence
 3. Matters arising from Minutes not covered below 
     Help Shop
 4. Correspondence:  
     Webmaster – re garden grabbing
     Caremark  midsurrey
 5. Members  Concerns
 6.   8 p.m. Guest Speaker  Headmaster Martin Collier
       from St John’s School
 7. To receive  brief  reports from:   
 8.  Previous Meetings/ Events 
     29th   – AGM Community Gardens            :
      9th CPRE – Water
    15th – Norbury Park Liason Group
    16th – Mid Surrey LINks (future of Epsom Hospital)
    17th – AGM Mary Frances Trust (Clubhouse)
    17th – Transition Bookham
    20th – De-clutter workshop
    26th – BLeAF
    29th – SEEFA
    31st _ Police Crime Commissioner Candidates at Fetcham Park House
    31st – Halloween
 9.  Notice of future Meetings & Events other members will be attending before the December  meeting:  
1stHighways Road Show 10 – 4  Entrance of Swan Centre
     7th – MVDC Development Control Committee
8th – LAP  The Leatherhead Institute
8th – ARA/MVDC – “localism” at Ashead Peace Memorial Hall.
    14th – Leatherhead & District Forum/LAP AGM ParkHouse
    15th – Election of PCC 
    17th – Fundraising Concert.
    Any other Business  (None received so far)

Charity Concert 17th November 2012

Charity Concert with Fish & Chip or Chicken & Chip Supper

Come and listen or dance to the music of Glen Miller, Joe Loss and Big Band arrangements of more up to date numbers from the band


at the Letherhead Institute 

on Saturday  17th November 7.30 pm – 10.15 pm

Tickets  £10  from Barton’s Book Shop
      (Bring your own drinks and glasses.)


 Proceeds in aid of the Leatherhead Festivities, Teazle Wood and the Community Garden)

Music On Thursdays – 18th October 2012

Lunchtime Concerts @ Leatherhead Parish Church.

The next concert in the series will be on 18th October 2012 at 12:30pm.

The feature artist will be Philip Bishop (trumpet) with Graham Davies (organ & piano).

Admission is free, however there is a retiring collection to cover cost, Vecchia Trattoria sell sandwiches & cakes at the end of the concert.—1230pm.html

De-clutter workshop: Saturday 20th October, 2pm – 5pm

 De-clutter workshop ` Too much stuff? Find out how to lighten your life! 

By popular demand Transition Ashtead, Transition Bookham and the LRA environment sub-commitee, are hosting an afternoon workshop which aims to encourage and inspire us to de-clutter. This is a subject that many of us moan about, and one which is very much a product of modern life when so many things seem so cheap and easy to buy, plus we often inherit lots of stuff from parents or children!  It will be a fun afternoon with professional de-clutterers on hand to help you make a ‘clutter clearing’ plan and inspire you to sort out your stuff and maybe find a “Clutter clearing buddy”!   Learn where and how to donate, sell and re-cycle your unwanted items and get great ideas for reusing & up-cycling. Refreshments will be served, so we can share tips and ideas over tea & cakes!
Saturday 20th October, 2pm – 5pm
Abraham Dixon Hall, The Leatherhead Institute, Surrey Kt22 8AH

Tickets are £5.00 in advance (plus donations for teas – proceeds to Friends of Teazle Wood) available from Bartons Bookshop, Leatherhead; Damsel Dress Agency, The Street, Ashtead; and Patchwork Cabin, Bookham.

For further information please call Flip 01372 383468

Teazle Wood: More Support


On 31st July 2012 Teazle Wood was purchased by the ‘Friends of Teazle Wood’. The purchase was only made possible by the generosity of many people, businesses and organisations who care about saving the wood for the future generations and ecology to enjoy.


to repay loans and for a management fund PLEASE HELP by donating to the ‘Friends of Teazle Wood’ fund.

Lucy Quinnell at the Fire & Iron Gallery,
Oxshott Road,
Surrey KT22 0EN.

Phone: 01372 386453
Thank you and enjoy the wood!

Local childcare service faces possible closure …

Residents of Leatherhead and Ashtead are angered at plans by SCC to terminate the lease agreement with Ashtead Kids Club (AKC). AKC leases the Ashtead Youth Centre from SCC. Ofsted approved AKC provides before, after and holiday childcare for Leatherhead and Ashtead Schools. AKC has not been able to locate another suitable premises to continue it’s service. This service is used by over 200 families.

An on line petition has been started to allow residents to show their support: