Notice of AGM 2020

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, on Monday 5th October 2020 commencing at 7.30 pm. Because of Covid-19 precautions, there will be no refreshments beforehand but as registration may take longer than normal, can we please ask that attendees arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.

Also because of the Covid-19 precautions, we are limited to a maximum of 40 attendees (including LRA officers). As we don’t wish to turn anyone away on the night, we need to agree beforehand who is to attend. Accordingly if you would like to be present, please notify the Chairman by Wednesday 23rd September via email at or, if you do not have email, by phone on 01372-377212. (If you have already confirmed your wish in response to the Chairman’s invitation contained in her bulletin of 25th August, you do not need to notify her again) If, as seems likely, we receive more requests than we can accommodate, we will aggregate all attendance requests and then pick names out of a hat and confirm your attendance or otherwise shortly after Wednesday 23rd September. Can we please request that as attendance has to be so restricted, only one member per household applies to attend.

Attendees should also note that the Church has a number of Covid-19 rules that we must comply with, including:

  • enter the building via the main tower porch door (on right side of building when facing from road)
  • wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser provided
  • register on entry, confirm contact details and confirm you have no Covid-19 symptoms
  • sit where directed by stewards (sit from the front first)
  • windows will be open for ventilation so bring warm clothes
  • if necessary, use “disabled “ W.C. only
  • exit the building from the rear first via the “car park “door, (the door our meetings usually use)

Documents relevant to the AGM (the 2019 AGM minutes, the Chairman’s Report, The Treasurer’s Report and a Proxy Form) can all be found on the Company’s web-site (links below) or in hard copy at the Library in The Mansion House in Church Street, or in the library of the Letherhead Institute at the top of the High Street.

If you are unable to attend the AGM and would like to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, please note that the Form must be received at the registered office by Friday 2nd October. As whoever you might appoint to represent you may or may not have secured attendance, we suggest you appoint the Chairman to vote on your behalf in accordance with your stated wishes.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to ask a question, please send the question to the registered office ( or by post) by Friday 2nd October. It will be read out at the meeting and answered and a summary of the response will be sent to you and recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

Following the formal proceedings we are pleased to welcome as our guest speaker, Councillor Mary Huggins, Chair of Mole Valley District Council, who will recount to us some of her memories of being on the Council, from representing Capel, Leigh and Newdigate to becoming the Chair.

We regret that we will not be able to welcome as many of you as we would like to this important event in the LRA’s calendar, but the Covid -19 restrictions mean that this is the closest we can offer to a normal AGM. Indeed even these arrangements could be in question if tighter restrictions are re-imposed, but we would notify you all asap were this to happen. Assuming that does not happen we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday 5th October.


  • Apologies for absence
  • Approval of the minutes of the last AGM, held on 1st April 2019
  • Matters arising
  • Re-election of directors retiring by rotation
  • Chairman’s report
  • Treasurer’s Report & Accounts for 2019
  • Any other business.

Cheryl Allen

Cheryl Allen

It is with great sorrow that I write to tell all who look at this page that the LRA has just lost one of its most energetic and imaginative members. Cheryl was so active in our ranks that she will be impossible to replace. Her ideas got the Open Gardens going, the Litter picked, the Nat West planters prepared and watered, the Newsletter written, the Race Night tickets sold and the LRA January party fed and watered. She did all this with steely determination, a colourful flair and a bright smile. Her aim was always to include as many people as possible so as to build up the strength of the Local Community here in Leatherhead. She succeeded, raised the profile of the town and sent a clear message to the Council that this is our town, we are the stakeholders and we will work to preserve it, despite the efforts of those outsiders who seek to frustrate us.
She will be sadly missed but her spirit and beauty live on whenever we hear laughter, whenever we have a sunny day and whenever we enjoy beautiful flowers.

Caroline Brown (Chairman)

Cancellation of Meetings until October

Our AGM for 2020 should be on the 6th October. In order to keep members in touch without having to go round delivering sheets, it would be appreciated if those not yet on my email list (i.e. never get any email notification from me) could let me have their online address. Use “Contact” on this site. (With thanks to those who have already given me this information). I usually send out about 8 communications a year. However, we are still hoping to be able to send out a hard copy Newsletter at the beginning of August. Caroline Brown, Chairman.

And now a notice from John Howarth of the Chamber of Commerce:

The chamber of Commerce is offering all businesses operating in MV Free Membership for a 6 month period in order to help them expand their contact base. For more details, please refer to the Chamber website:

Cancelled – Agenda 6th April 2020


2. Minutes of the meeting on 3 February

3. Matters arising

4. Chairman’s Report, including a quick summary of the proposed Development sites in Leatherhead.

5. Report on anything further in the Local Plan by Martyn Williams (7.50 to 8.20)

6. Report rom our Planning Officer, Fran Smith

7. Report from our Environmental Officer, Cheryl Allen.

8.Presentations by local activists, including David Woodhead on SA48 and some others TBA

9. AOB and our next meeting will be on Monday May 18th at 7.15 for 7.30.

We have been very lucky to secure Councillor Mary Huggins, current Chair of MVDC, who will talk about her life on the Council and will also give her ideas of what the future may hold for us.

New Email System

The system used to distribute information to members has been changed.  Members who subscribe to our newsletters will receive an email with a Newsletter Plugin logo on it.

This is not spam.  It is automatically generated as we transfer the list of subscribers from the old system to the new system.  If you wish to remain on the list please follow the instructions given in the email. It as simple as clicking a link.

Agenda for 6th January 2020

Agenda for the meeting on 6th January 2020

(More details nearer the time)

1. Apologies

2. Approval of the Minutes of Meeting on 4th November 2019

3. Matters arising:  

4. The Chairman’s Report,

5. Forward Planning Report.

6. Planning Report.

7. A.O.B. 

Agenda for Next meeting Monday, 1st July 2019

  1. Apologies
  2. .Minutes of meeting 13 May 2019
  3. .Matters arising
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. . Reports from other Directors:   Forward Planning Group (Kingston House Gardens, High Street etc)
  6. Planning Report and Heritage Action Zone report
  7. Health Report – out come of a very recent meeting
  8. A.O.B. (one item of which is a request for a VERY part-time minute taker).

Hope to see you there

Caroline Brown (Chairman)

Next Meeting: Monday 13 May 7.00 for 7.30 in the Leatherhead Methodist Church

The Agenda:


Minutes of the last Open Meeting (i.e. February)

Matters Arising

The Chairman’s Report

Other Reports:  Planning, Forward Planning, Police Forum, Environment, Parking petition, Race Night

Our Speaker, Dr. Mark Jones from the Ashlea Practice in Fairfield Road.   He will talk about the current difficulties facing the Practice and the other kinds of help and guidance his team gives.

(AOB may have to be curtailed).

Next meeting: Monday,  1st July, no meeting in June.

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