Preview for Safety Day? (2nd July – See previous post)

No its the real thing. A fire in the cycle shop in Church Street brought the three emergency services into action on Saturday June the 26th. Rapid response seemed to get the electrical fire under control in an efficient manner.
The staff were able to escape uninjured. A real display of what Surrey Fire and Ambulance is all about.

A new Internet service based upon a fibre optic network

Nick Thomas has submitted this on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website. I am sure it will be of interest to you all:


I am shortly moving into Leatherhead and have been researching the provision of Internet services. BT have released a new Internet service based upon a fibre optic network which can deliver broadband speeds of up to 40Mb download and 10Mb upload. Unfortunately, the Leatherhead exchange has not been updated with this technology which could mean that Leatherhead residents miss out on this new service which costs no more than an equivalent Internet service.

I feel that residents should be aware of this and would be grateful if you could communicate to the readership of newsletters and the website that if they call BT on 0800 800 152 and request interest in ‘Fibre Broadband’ providing their home telephone number this should help to speed up the upgrade of the exchange. It should only take about 5 minutes and doesn’t cost a penny and will help Leatherhead residents stay ahead of the game!

Thank you very much.

Nick Thomas.