Press release on the future of Leatherhead town centre

Received from Mole Valley District Council ….

Exhibition Explores Future of Leatherhead Town Centre
Mole Valley District Council and Surrey County Council are working together to make improvements to Leatherhead town centre. Last year they began a consultation on what changes should be made. On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 January the results of the consultation will be explored at an exhibition in Leatherhead.
Nearly 350 people responded to the questionnaire. Questions covered issues such as access and parking in the High Street, the visual appearance of key streets and the allocation of space for events such as the town market.
The exhibition will explore the results of the consultation and look at how the councils’ spending plans can respond to its findings. It is also a chance for residents, visitors and those who work in the town to make suggestions about the key issues surrounding its future and to comment on how the proposals could impact on them.
The exhibition will take place on both days from 10.00am to 4.00pm. On Friday it will reopen in the evening from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. It will be located at 36 Church Street, close to the Church Street car park entrance.
Councillor Chris Hunt, Portfolio Holder for Partnerships at Mole Valley District Council, said:
“We are grateful to everyone who took part in the consultation. The results provide a helpful pointer as to where our priorities should lie. The exhibition allows us to feed back results to the community and encourage further, detailed discussion on how projects that will benefit the town can be designed.”
Tim Hall, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Change and Efficiency, said: “It’s important that residents are involved in helping us shape the future of Leatherhead town centre. Local people’s views are vital because they know the area better then anyone so I would urge them to come along to the exhibition and let us know their thoughts. If we all work together we can ensure Leatherhead continues to thrive for many years to come.”
Media contact for further information:                 
Sally Horsburgh
Communications & Marketing Officer
Customer Services & Partnerships
Tel:  01306 879269
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