Making it in Mole Valley

This spring residents in North Leatherhead are invited to get involved in a series of workshops run by professional craft-makers as part of the Making Surrey community project. The project is being organised by Mole Valley District Council and is funded by Arts Partnership Surrey and The National Lottery. 
Residents will get the chance to come together, have fun and get creative through workshops, in which they will explore how to solve issues ranging from anti-social behaviour to littering and fly tipping.
During the project, which will run until Christmas time, the craft-makers will take up residency in Leatherhead alongside the community.  
There will be opportunities for aspiring or established local artists to develop their skills and volunteer for future community development projects. 
There will also be apprenticeships aimed at residents who wish to specialise in community engagement work, with the craft-makers as mentors. 
Councillor Vivienne Michael, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing and Customer Service, said: “The Making Surrey project is a wonderful way for residents to come together to explore ways of solving problems within their community. The Council is proud to be a part of it; it’s a new and exciting way to engage with our residents.”      
Workshops will take place in North Leatherhead and involve different community groups, including the new Leatherhead Community Garden at West Hill School. More details will be announced soon. 
Seven other Surrey councils are involved in Making Surrey, and are running similar activities for their communities.
In Mole Valley the project is being organised by the Partnerships and Community Development team.

Media contacts for further information:               
Sally Horsburgh
Communications & Marketing Officer
Customer Services & Partnerships
Tel:  01306 879269
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