The following announcement is currently on the Mole Valley District Council website http://www.molevalley.gov.uk. If you are proud of our recreation ground in Ashtead and would like to see its preservation and enhancement even more assured than it is already, then please visit www.qe2fields.com as described below and vote for Ashtead.
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is delighted to be participating in The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, which is being headed by its patron the Duke of Cambridge. MVDC is
working in partnership with Fields in Trust to support their goal of protecting outdoor recreational spaces by 2012 as a permanent, tangible legacy from both The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.
Fields in Trust is the only independent UK-wide organisation dedicated to protecting and improving outdoor
space for sport, play and recreation and aims to ensure that everyone – young or old, living in an urban or rural area, able or disabled – has free, local facilities for healthy outdoor activities.
MVDC has nominated three sites to become Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields: Ashtead Recreation Ground, Cradhurst Recreation Ground, Westcott and Cock Lane Recreation Ground, Fetcham. If accepted by Fields in Trust, the sites will be dedicated and protected as playing fields for the purposes of outdoor sport, play and recreation and would be open to a greater range of external grant funding if local community groups
are willing to get involved.
For four weeks only, from Tuesday 18 October to Tuesday 15 November, residents are being invited to visit www.qe2fields.com and show their support for the green spaces that have been nominated by MVDC by
clicking ‘Save a Space for Me’.