To Local Community Associations,
MVDC wanted to draw your attention to a couple of pieces of work being undertaken by Surrey County Council and given the impact that cycling has on the local communities within Mole Valley we wanted to encourage your associations to respond.
Surrey Cycling Strategy
Mole Valley District Council and Surrey County Council are keen to promote the health and environmental benefits of cycling for all ages, and they are keen to engage local communities in developing a local cycling strategy and action plan for Mole Valley. It is hoped that the action plan will consist of hard measures such as improved cycling infrastructure, as well as soft measures to raise awareness of safe and considerate cycling. Through the action plan, the Council hopes to support those who want to cycle to school, work or the shops, as well as those who enjoy cycling for social or leisure purposes. The Councils are also acutely aware that the growth in road cycling, particularly at the weekends, and the large annual events are having detrimental effects on some communities. The strategy and action plan aim to lessen those impacts and seek ways to support those communities worse affected. In order to develop a strategy that takes into account the views of local communities, the draft county-wide strategy document is available to view on-line. The County Council are keen to get your views during the consultation period which ends on 1st November and available here: www.surreycc.gov.uk/
The development of the local Mole Valley action plan will be informed by the consultation. Work on that document will continue through the winter, and will involve engagement with local Councillors, Parish Councils, and local interest groups.
RideLondon community feedback
In addition to the Strategy consultation, Surrey County Council are also seeking feedback from communities regarding the RideLondon event in August. A template form is available for organisations, such as resident associations, to complete (attached), and can be returned to email@example.comSCC have extended the feedback period until 11th October. The event is organised by RideLondon and Mole Valley District Council are working to ensure that the views of our residents are taken into consideration by the County Council and the event organisers. Therefore, if you want to send your comments to MVDC so they can continue to represent the views of local residents at appropriate meetings with the County Council and the event organisers, please cc your responses to lucy.o’firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mole Valley District Council are grateful for your help in shaping appropriate cycling provision for the area and welcome your views.
Please do not hesitate to contact me further if you require any further information.
With kind regards
Strategic Projects Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879191