1. Police Commissioner Elections

    On Thursday 15 November the first elections for Police Commissioners will take place Nationally and of course in Surrey where we have 6 candidates, 4 from political parties and 2 independents.  On 26 October there was an opportunity to hear them all in the Peace Memorial Hall. Unfortunately, all your Ashtead Independent councillors had to be attending an important Council seminar at the time, but our spy tells us that the most impressive candidates were the two independents. It seems to be stating the obvious to us, but surely police affairs should be independent of party politics?  We encourage you to use your vote, as it seems likely that turnout will be low, and to use it for one of the independent candidates.



  2. Woodfield Lane Consultation

    Last Friday Surrey Highways had a consultation at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall for all Ashtead residents concerning 3 options suggested for the tree-lined avenue of Woodfield Lane down to the level crossing at Ashtead Station.
    We would like to sincerely thank all the residents, over 600, that visited that day in very poor weather, and gave their views and comments on the options put forward. Consultation letters were sent to all residents and the closing date for receipt of those is the end of October – although any views received slightly later will of course be considered.
    Surrey Highways will then take on board all views/comments and prepare a detailed report for our Local Committee. Once a decision is taken, we will then look to implement that decision during 2013.

    Again, thanks to all residents for their support on this important issue.

  3. “Ashtead Community Vision – helping to shape the future of our village”

    The recent Localism Act encourages all local communities to have a greater say in the development and use of land in their areas. Ashtead Community Vision is a newly established group comprised of Ashtead residents, businesses and organisations.

    The aim of Ashtead Community Vision is to establish a local forum and produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan which can be adopted within existing MVDC planning policy.  This will allow us to have our say as residents about how we would like to see Ashtead develop over the next 20 years.  We need your help to recruit to the forum a minimum of 21 people who live or work in Ashtead, and who come from a cross-section of the local community.  

    If you are interested & would like to contribute to this exciting local project visit  the newly established Website ashteadcommunityvision.org.uk, or for more information please contact:

    Andy Ellis (Group Chair) 07530 373975 – email : ashteadcommunityvision@gmail.com

    or Cllr Paula Hancock or Cllr Mary Cooper.