Edmund Tylney 20% Discount offer

Attached to the Summer Newsletter, members will have found the special offer of 10% discount from 27th July until 12th August and various business listed.  I am pleased to inform members that Gregory Giles, the new manager of the the Edmund Tylney (the Wetherspoon's pub on the High Street), has emailed the chair of our Publicity & Membership Subcommittee the following:

I am not sure what was previously agreed by the departing manager of our business but as the new manager I would like to offer all Leatherhead Residents' Association members 20% discount on all food bills excluding those deals which already include a free drink as part of their promotion.

 As responsible retailers we are unable to offer targeted discounts on drinks purchases. The 20% discount on food is available to all your members with immediate effect on production of appropriate identification of membership to our staff and will continue until you or I request otherwise. This will extend to any single member who has up to three non-member guests in their party, so family and friends of our local association are not excluded!

Please Help Save Teazle Wood

As many will know, contracts have been signed. Grateful thanks to all Friends of Teazle Wood who have generously donated or pledged.

Whilst the largest piece of land is secure, £90,000 is still needed for the smaller piece of the wood. (If most of the people of Leatherhead donated £9, this amount would be met!) We have until July 31st to secure this.

All donations welcome. Could you please pass this on to anyone who may be able to help.

Why save Teazle Wood?:
• Last sizable block of woodland in Leatherhead teaming with wildlife • It forms a wildlife corridor between Bookham and Ashtead • Is a well loved green space for people of Leatherhead • Is a proven educational resource for local people and schools
• Has therapeutic value for Combat Stress and Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation • it has historical and archaeological significance • it is the home of many rare and endangered species • After being neglected for years it deserves the gentle management that numerous
groups would love to give it

Please send cheques now payable to: “Friends of Teazle Wood” to Lucy Quinnell, Rowhurst Forge, Oxshott Rd, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0EN.
Please include name: address, telephone number, e- mail, & whether you would like to remain anonymous or whether you are happy to be named (amounts will not be disclosed unless you’d like. Receipts will be given) To follow on facebook: Friends of Teazle Wood

Music on Thursdays – Lunchtime Concerts in Leatherhead

Starting: 8th March 2012 and every Thursday until November

Music on Thursdays, a season of free lunchtime concerts, runs from 8th March, every Thursday until November. Concerts start at 12.30pm and last 40-50 minutes.
Parish Church Master of Music, Graham Davies commented: “We have invited a selection of musicians to perform in Leatherhead. They include local musicians, professionals from further afield, and Royal Academy of Music students – quite an array of talent.”
The first concert in the Church, on March 8th, features Royal Academy students Midori Komachi, violin, with accompanist Carlos Guerrero. The following week sees performances by musicians from St John’s School, Leatherhead.
After that comes the first monthly organ concert using the both church’s digital organ and the historic 17thC Parker pipe organ.
As the season continues we hear a bassoon ensemble, solo singers, a pair of tubas, and combinations of string and wind instruments.
We’re attaching a poster which shows the first three months or this year’s programme. Please do forward this to friends. If you have a place to display the poster that would be a lovely way to support the venture.
There is level access to Leatherhead Parish Church, and toilet facilities in the church hall. Entry to concerts is free. Contributions to help cover costs will be welcome.
Organiser: Graham Davies, Master of Music, Leatherhead Parish Church
Publicity: Frances Presley & Peter Steadman
Leatherhead Parish Church is registered as a charity in England & Wales No. 1132607.
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Here is the full programme for the year:
  8 March – Midori Komachi, violin &
                        Carlos Guerrero, piano,
                        from the Royal Academy of Music
15 March – Students from St John’s School, 
22 March – Graham Davies, organ
29 March – Jacqueline Phillips, cello &
                        Jane Dixon-Wayne, flute
  5 April – Henry Manning, baritone, &
                        Chris Hopkins, piano
12 April – Alex Rolton, cello,
                        from the Royal Academy of Music
19 April – Graham Davies, organ
26 April – Jacqueline Phillips, cello
  3 May – The PAN Reed Trio,
                        from the Royal Academy of Music
10 May – The Brooke String Ensemble
17 May – Graham Davies, organ
24 May – Emily Andrews, flute &
                        Chris Hopkins, piano
31 May – Anna Tam, cello
  7 June – Claire Price, soprano,
                        Edita Durrant, mezzo-soprano, &
                        Graham Davies, organ & piano
14 June – Amy Jolly, cello, with accompanist,
                        from the Royal Academy of Music
21 June – Anthony Cairns, organ
28 June – The Brooke String Ensemble
  5 July – Emily Andrews, flute &
                                    David Massey, guitar
12 July – The Bassooniacs – four bassoons
19 July – John Belcher, organ
26 July – The Brooke String Ensemble
  2 August – Claire Price, soprano &
                        Graham Davies, organ & piano
  9 August – TBC
16 August – Graham Davies, organ
23 August – David Massey, classical guitar
30 August – The Brooke String Ensemble
  6 September – TBC
13 September – Students from the
                                    Royal Academy of Music
20 September – David Oldfield, organ
27 September – Students from the
                                    Royal Academy of Music
  4 October – Edita Durrant, mezzo-soprano & 
                                   Graham Davies, organ & piano
11 October – Atéa Wind Quintet,
                        from the Royal Academy of Music
Mole Valley Festival Concerts
18 October – Philip Bishop, trumpet &
                                    Graham Davies, organ
25 October – Emily Andrews, flute
  1 November – Henry Manning, baritone &
                                    Chris Hopkins, piano
  8 November – Alice Bishop, soprano &
                                    Matthew Rickard, piano
15 November – Graham Thorp, Organ
22 November –  Anna Tam, cello, with accompanist
29 November – Students from the
                                    Royal Academy of Music


The Letherhead Institute at the top of the High Street was built in 1892 and given to the people of Leatherhead by local benefactor Abraham Dixon of Cherkley Court. Next year sees the commemoration of 120 years providing educational, social and recreational facilities within this beautiful Victorian building.

Amazingly the Institute had already been there for 5 years when Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee and it will be bedecked again next year to mark the Diamond Jubilee of our own Queen Elizabeth II.

The festivities on 19 May will include an invitation for all the Leatherhead Community to come and see what’s inside the building; a special feature will be an exhibition including pictures and artefacts from 1897 – Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Year.

Do you have any Victorian memorabilia or photographs which you would be prepared to lend for the exhibition? We’d be delighted to hear from you at LCA2 AT btconnect DOT com or please write to:

The Administrator
Leatherhead Community Association
The Institute 67 High Street
Leatherhead KT22 8AH

Olympic Test Event Final Drop-In Session

Dear All

This is just a reminder that the final drop-in session for the Olympic Cycle race test event on Sunday 14 August is happening this Friday – 29th July at Park House in Leatherhead. The session runs from 3pm to 8pm and is an opportunity for anyone to pop in and ask questions about road closures, crowd management, footpaths, access or whatever is of interest/concern to residents and/or businesses. Representatives from the District Council (me!), the County Council, Transport for London and LOCOG should be there.

Please do encourage as many people as possible to come in and ask any questions they may have. For those who cannot make it, Surrey County Council have a dedicated website for the Olympic Games at www.gosurrey.info which contains a wealth of information and there is some more generic information, including information on how to volunteer for next year’s races, on the District Council website. Please follow this link:


These pages will be updated and added to as we move forward towards the main events next year.

Kind regards

Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879155

Tickets for Zig-Zag

Dear All

This is to let you know that Mole Valley District Council has been allocated 460 tickets for residents to watch the London-Surrey Cycle Classic from the coveted zig-zag area on Box Hill. We will be allocating a small number to Headley Court and the rest will be available for residents to apply for through a competition.

The competition goes live tomorrow at approximately 12 noon (possibly slightly earlier). It will be online at www.mole-valley.gov.uk and hard copy forms will be available at the Leatherhead HelpShop and Pippbrook reception. Terms and Conditions apply. The closing date is 12 noon on 27 July, after which time winners will be picked from all correct entries, where Terms and Conditions have been agreed to and contact details supplied.

Please encourage your residents to apply, as long as they are willing to commit to coming and recognise that it is a long walk from the station or a car park to the zig-zag area!

Kind regards


Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879155

Future “Transition” events

The following were to be included in our Spring Newsletter; unfortunately it has been delayed by two weeks, so while there’s still time ….

Wednesday, March 16th: Transition Bookham meeting

7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Nicolas Church’s Pastoral Centre.
A talk on "Gardening for Bees" with a honey bee keeper speaker from Epsom.

Saturday 19th March: Compost Works Open Day

2.00pm – 5.30pm at 8 The Drive, Fetcham, KT22 9EN. Admission free. For more information visit www.compostworks.org.uk/news.htm

Hopefully, the Newsletter will be out in time for the next announcement, but just in case ….

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March: Surrey Eco-house event

Action Surrey, an organisation set up by Woking Borough Council, is organising this event to inspire the public and homeowners to learn about energy saving measures and renewable technology from those who have already been there and done it.
Viewing a Surrey Green Home is free but booking is strictly required. Please visit www.actionsurrey.org/surreygreenhomes to find out more and book free tickets

Children’s Book Festival – 19 February – 12 March 2011

Received from Surrey CC …..

The second Surrey libraries’ Children’s Book Festival begins on Saturday 19 February and continues for 3 fun-filled weeks. 

An exciting programme of events for children of all ages will be taking place in libraries throughout Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge.

There is a fantastic opportunity to meet Darren Shan, the master of horror, at Bourne Hall, Ewell, on Friday 25 February.

Tony de Saulles, illustrator of the popular Horrible Science books, will be running Horrible Science drawing workshops, and manga fans will be able to develop their technique at our manga workshops run by best-selling cartoonist James Parsons.

Children will also be able to make pop-up books, write ghost stories, create their own monsters, join a Roald Dahl workshop, meet Elmer the Elephant and the Gruffalo, and much, much more.

To see the full programme, and to book tickets, visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/childrensbookfestival. Tickets can also be bought at participating libraries or by calling 01483 543599.

To avoid disappointment, please book your tickets in advance.

We look forward to seeing you at our festival events.

Surrey libraries – inspiring a lifelong love of reading.