This day is now coming very near; we invite everyone and anyone to the day,
FRIDAY 2ND JULY 2010,
in LEATHERHEAD TOWN
between 10am and 3pm.
The main aim is to give everybody the opportunity to have a link with people who are employed or volunteer to help us in our community.
There are opportunities for people to get advice and help, for people to use this as an educational opportunity and for people to be entertained.
– Buchanan and Curwen are providing security advice along with building supplies promoting their useful security products.
– The RSPCA will be available doing free ‘chipping’ for dogs and cats.
– It’s an opportunity to get to know your local Surrey Police Officers who will be helping you with advice on crime reduction and local policing issues.
– Surrey Fire and Rescue will be showing you their fire pump and other fire fighting equipment. They will be promoting FREE SMOKE ALARM FITTINGS.
– Surrey Ambulance will also be attending promoting SAVE A LIFE SCHEME.
– Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinaters will be on hand to talk to you about the scheme and how we all work together striving for a safer borough. They will also promote THE NO COLD CALLING ZONE.
– Speed Watch are demonstrating the radar gun and looking for new volunteers to set up speed watch sites in the area.
– There are people coming from FORCETEN demonstrating their disability scooters.
– Trading Standards will be available to give you advice about new “NO COLD CALLING ZONES” and rogue traders, informing you of your rights when having work done in you homes.
Other partners attending are licensing authorities with Pub Watch, Children’s Services, Youth Intervention Officers, Citizens Advice, Samaritans, Homeless Charities, Mole Valley District Council, The Help Shop, Victim Support, and The National Trust, Community alarms, Consumer Direct, The Mole Valley animal Wardens and many more people.
There will be more than 35 stalls on the site this year.
PLEASE DO COME ALONG
Note: start time of meetings is now 7.30 pm
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of meeting on 12th April.1
3. Matters Arising from the Minutes
Special Guest speakers
present an update on:
The Leatherhead Community Garden
5. Reports from sub Groups:
6. Summer Newsletter
7. Any Other Business
1Note: it is the April minutes we have to approve. The meeting last month was the AGM – and those minutes will be presented to the AGM next year. The April minutes have not yet been presented to any meeting for approval.
On Saturday February 6th local residents, service providers and an army of Rotarians joined forces to take one giant step closer to the completion of the Leatherhead Community Garden and Learning Centre.
At 10am, following the delivery of an avalanche of top soil, a team of local volunteers turned up to complete the raised beds which will see the local community growing their own organic vegetables collectively. The site will also be developed into a centre for learning on topics ranging from horticulture to cooking healthy meals. You can track the progress of the project by visiting www.leatherheadcommunitygarden.org.uk
The project is led by local residents and supported by Mole Valley District Council and a variety of other local agencies. Simon Woodhams, Chairman of the Community Garden and Learning Centre, said “I have been involved in this project from day one and it has been personally inspiring to see people from all walks of life get involved and make a difference in their local community. I am very grateful for the support we have received this week from the Rotarians and it was a great day for all involved”.
Councillor Janette Purkiss, Portfolio Holder for Community and Youth, said “This is a great project which contributes to many of the Council’s priorities around Encouraging Healthier Lifestyles, Creating a Better Environment and Reaching Every Community. I am delighted to see so many passionate and committed people coming together to really make a difference.”
The project team are constantly looking for more volunteers so if you are interested in gardening, healthy eating, community learning or transition towns in general, please get in touch by calling Simon Woodhams on 01372 361082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Epsom Rotaract is aimed at 18-30 year olds that want to meet new people, make a difference in their local community and be part of a fulfilling, active club. With lots of members from different backgrounds and a jam-packed events diary, the club represents an exciting opportunity for anyone that wants to expand their horizons. If you would like to get involved with the Epsom Rotaract please go to www.epsomrotaract.org.uk or call / SMS the Membership and Publicity Officer on 07768 372 085.
We face major challenges on a scale not seen before.
Many things will have to change in Surrey as a result of the recession, environmental concerns and the growing issue of how we will care for one another as we get older.
Surrey County Council wants to know what you think, whatever your question, whatever your view. To make sure you have your say , come to the public question time event, hosted by BBC Surrey’s ‘Drive Time’ presenter, Mark Carter and quiz the panellists from Surrey County Council, Surrey Police Authority, NHS Surrey, district and borough councils, the business and voluntary sectors.
For further information and/or to book a FREE place and submit a question please visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/haveyoursayevent
What is the future of the Leatherhead Conservation Area?
Should its boundaries change?
What is special and should be conserved?
We are having an
On Saturday 16th January
From 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
View proposals from the draft Leatherhead Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan
and tell us what you think.
There will be opportunities to discuss proposals with Council staff and comment on the proposals
Come and see us at
The Library, The Letherhead Institute
67 High Street, Leatherhead
The draft document will be available to view on-line at www.molevalley.gov.uk and comments can be left on-line until Monday 8th February 2010
The Leatherhead Community Garden project is now up and running. Details of the project can be found on their website: www.leatherheadcommunitygarden.org.uk . If you want to learn more about organic growing then this is the place.
There are working parties every Saturday in October, November and December (excluding Christmas). All the work parties will start at 9am and finish around 3pm. Helpers are free to come along at anytime during these hours.
If you’ve missed the first week, make up for it in the next three weeks!
There are many events taking place right here in Leatherhead; and other events not too far away. Many of your fellow residents are taking part in these events – give hem your support.
Don’t know what’s on? Take a look at www.arts-alive.co.uk.
Boots the Chemist 10.30am to 4.30pm
57 The Ashley Centre
Epsom, KT18 5DB
Sainsbury’s Pharmacy 9.00am to 6.00pm
Epsom, KT17 1EQ
Boots the Chemist 10.00am to 4.00pm
69-71 High Street
Dorking, RH4 1AW
Boots the Chemist 10.00am to 4.00pm
11 Swan Court
Leatherhead, KT22 8AN
For your local pharmacy’s opening times, or for details of pharmacies outside the PCT area, please visit www.nhs.uk or contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47
The Ashtead-Leatherhead Area Forum Agenda for the next meeting on 9th July is now available on the Council’s website.
Please click on the following link to view the agenda:-