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** Ashtead Spring Clean on 28th March has been CANCELLED  **


Road Stewards have been asked to not collect subs until the present crisis has abated. Anyone wanting to pay their subs can do so online via Bank Transfer. Details are as follows:-

Account: Ashtead Residents' Association (or ARA)

Sort Code: 30-93-08

Account Number: 00750893

Reference: The payment reference is important - your name won’t suffice- and will allow ARA to correctly identify the payee, so please use your House No/Name and the second part of your Postcode, for example ‘Thistledome 2ES’ or '6A 1AR'.

Standing Orders should ideally be dated 1st February, so please request an immediate payment and then annually w.e.f. 1/2/2020

Thank you for your continued support.


Closing Date for submissions is 23rd March - Don't delay write in or submit your questionnaire now.

Mole Valley District Council - Draft Local Plan

The ARA has responded as a formal consultee to the Local Plan and our response will carry the weight of our members’ voices so please let us know your views via this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See the ARA's comprehensive response prepared by Chairman, Glynis Peterkin, with input from Committee Members.

To view the Local Plan document please click the following link: Draft Local Plan. It will help you to have the Local Plan available to look at as you go through the Consultation. You can view the sites proposed in Ashtead and North Leatherhead by following this link. Be very aware that the areas shown as Green Belt are incorrect and very misleading. For example the area shown as Ermyn Way fields shows only 50% as being Green Belt. In fact the whole of the site is Green Belt. Similarly the Barnett Wood Lane site. Don't be fooled into thinking the non-identified part is brownfield or already developed in some way.

Evidence documents that support the Plan are available via this link.

You can respond to the Consultation online by clicking the following link: Consultation. It is vital that each resident with concerns responds individually quoting their specific reason for objecting to the proposals. Just saying "We object" will be ignored.

All responses MUST include a Post Code for verification.

Please note:
The online Consultation document does not allow you to save your work and return to it later so you need to thoroughly prepare your responses before starting the survey – this Step by Step guide to how it works will help you to know what to expect – follow this link.

You can also complete a paper copy of the consultation as a PDF document which is available to download via this link. You can also download a copy as a Microsoft Word document (.docx) via this link. Paper copies are also available at Ashtead Library.

Please return to MVDC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Planning Policy, MVDC, Pippbrook, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SJ. Your response must include your full name and postcode for validation purposes.

You can also send MVDC a response by email or letter.

See the letter written on behalf of all Ashtead Mole Valley Local Councillors to Boris Johnson, plus an unpublished letter to the Leatherhead Advertiser by James Friend, Conservative Councillor for Westcott.



The Association aims to represent the views of all who live in Ashtead. 

The Association is independent of all political parties.

Did you know that the Association represents some 3400 households in Ashtead, at least 60% of the Village community?

Did you know that the Association tries to get the best for Ashtead?

Did you know the Association considers all Planning Applications for Ashtead?

Did you know the Association attends the Ashtead Highways Forum 3 times a year to press for improvements to roads, pavements and parking?

Did you know that the Association is well represented on Ashtead Community Vision?

Committee of 10 members meets monthly to discuss local issues and presses for action, when needed. (See above re further help wanted)

Did you know that your seven local Independent Councillors are invited to attend meetings?

142 Road Stewards are the direct links with residents.

General Meetings are held twice a year, open to everyone.

Ashtead's views are passed directly to all Councillors on key issues.

A strong membership from all parts of Ashtead, means a strong voice, but to achieve that we need more members, more Road Stewards and more Committee members. Contact the Secretary if you would like to learn more with no commitment.

President: Blanche Douglass

Vice Presidents: Simon Ling, Janet Marsh & Larry Unthank BEM

Your Committee

Glynis Peterkin (Chairman) & (Public Relations)

Hannah Parkes (Treasurer)

Pam Ventham-Smith (Hon. Secretary, Notice Boards & Editor - The Ashtead Resident)

David Baker (Communications, Highways, Railway & Web Site)

Roger Bennett (Planning)

Jean Bradley (Events)

Chrissie Kerton (Tree Warden Scheme & Spring Clean)

Tony Mansell (Membership)

Peter Stanyard

Janet Webber (Environment/Graffiti)

Special thanks to past Committee members, too numerous to mention,  for their valued contribution over the years. Plus thanks to those "Friends" who assist the Association.

You can also join us on these social networking sites: