Dates for the Diary

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Wednesday 19th February 2020 - Drop-in Session organised by Mole Valley Council to present the draft Local Plan. 3pm to 7pm at the APMH. Your chance to question Officers on the proposals that could mean a dramatic change to Ashtead of the future. Make sure you visit, and please write to the Council with your comments This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know what Ashtead is thinking.

Friday 21st February 2020 - Leatherhead & District Local History Society - "Spies and Trained Assassins" - How events in Mole Valley changed the direction of WW2. Former Leatherhead Museum curator Lorraine Spindler will uncover Surrey’s historic links to espionage including crossword clues, undercover bank managers, and six Special Operations Executive (SOE) training centres. At the Letherhead Institute 7.30 for 8pm: admission £2 to include hot drinks etc.

Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Shrove Tuesday. Do you fancy a pancake? Cafe ALDAG at St George's Cafe is serving sweet and savoury pancakes.

Thursday 27th February 2020 - Jazz Cafe at St George's Christian Centre Cafe. Other dates are 26th March; 23rd April

Friday 6th March 2020 - Quarterly dinner run by The Friends of Ashtead Village Hall. Further dinners are scheduled to be held on Friday 3rd July, Friday 2nd October and Friday 3rd December. On the 6th of March, the menu will be roast gammon with a parsley and cider sauce, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, followed by deep apple pie and custard, and then cheese and biscuits with celery and grapes, concluding with tea/coffee and mints. The speaker will be Terry Johnson talking on “The Trial of Christine Keeler”. There will be a fully licensed bar and a raffle. All proceeds go towards the benefit of the APMH. Tickets, at £23 per head, will be available 10.30 – 12.00 from the Hall’s office on Wednesday and Thursday mornings in February and from the Friday coffee morning sessions in the Hall’s Ralli Room, also during February.

Monday 16th March 2020 - The Probus Club of Ashtead meets at Tyrrell’s Wood Golf Club at 12.30 for its monthly lunch and talk. Speaker Andy Thomas on The Crop Circle Mystery. New members welcome. For membership details and other information visit our website www.ashteadprobus.com. Alternatively, contact our Secretary, Stephen Bridges on 07806 791774 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it...

Tuesday 17th March 2020 - The Arts Society meets in Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall at 9:30am. The speaker will be Zara Fleming and her subject, The Arts and Crafts of Kashmir. Non-members including those on the Waiting List, are welcome to attend the lecture, which begins at 10:30 at an entry fee of just £5, payable on the door. For further information please contact Pat Anderson, Membership Secretary, on 07958 560707 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.tas-ashtead.org.uk.

Tuesday 24th March to Saturday 28th March 2020 - 5 Day Gift Market at Bourne Hall. 10am to 5pm (4pm Saturday). Stalls are specially selected for Originality, Quality and Useability. Great Value and Good service. New Stalls added daily. Free entry, Easy and Cheap Parking on Site. Print off the leaflet for a discount on purchase. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 26th March 2020 - Jazz Cafe at St George's Christian Centre Cafe.

Saturday 28th March 2020 - Ashtead Annual Spring Clean. Follow link for full details of meeting places and what to wear and bring.

Saturday 28th March 2020 - Ashtead Choral Society, in their 70th season, will be performing Mendelssohn's Elijah - one of the greatest oratorios ever written. The concert in the Dorking Halls at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th March 2020 will be conducted by Andrew Storey with Kent Sinfonia. Soloists are Helen Meyerhoff (soprano), Susan Legg (mezzo), Adam Tunnicliffe (tenor), Phil Tebb (bass) and Lily Kemp (youth).
Tickets £20 Students and Under 25's £10 Available from the Box Office dorkinghalls.co.uk 01306 881717.

Thursday 23rd April 2020 - Jazz Cafe at St George's Christian Centre Cafe.

Wednesday 29th April 2020 - Ashtead Residents' Association AGM and Spring Meeting. APMH from 7pm for 7.30pm start.  The Speaker for the AGM is Peter Wakeham, a Botanist and Secretary of Surrey Botanical Society. He is also the Chairman of the Downlands Trust and it is this role and the work of the Downlands Trust that will be the subject of his Talk. The Downlands Trust is a charity that funds conservation work in this area to maintain chalk grassland, an internationally rare habitat.

 

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REGULAR EVENTS

 Ashtead Choral Society's rehearsals take place at the APMH every Monday night between September and June from 8-10pm. This includes a coffee/tea break and a chance to mingle. We warmly welcome anyone who would like to join us at any time. We are on the web at www.ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk, and on Facebook and Twitter. Or just pop into a Monday rehearsal and say hello. Please email Anne {membership secretary} at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone 01372 278852.

St. George's Christian Centre Cafe - Follow the link for details of the events being held in the cafe.

Ashtead Art Group meet every Monday evening between 7.30 - 9.45 (except during January and August) in the Ralli Room at APMH. Professional art demonstrations, workshops and painting evenings. www.ashteadartgroup.moonfruit.com.

Monday and Friday Evenings - Leatherhead Bridge Club. 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Meet at the Day Centre behind Sainsburys. For further information call John on 01372 459115.

3rd Monday of every month - The Probus Club of Ashtead is the local club for retired or semi-retired rofessional and business men looking for a good lunch, interesting talks and congenial company. We also arrange ad hoc pub lunches, visits and informal walks. New members are always welcome. We meet regulalrly at Tyrells Wood Golf Club. Upcoming and recent talks are listed on our website. For more information on membership and our activities, visit www.ashteadprobus.com or contact our Hon. Secretary, Steve Bridges, 07806 791774.

Every Tuesday - Ashtead Running Group was formed in 2004 and has been exploring the paths and byways of Ashtead and the surrounding countryside ever since. The small and friendly group meets at the front Woodman Pub every Tuesday at 7.30, running at around 8-minute per mile pace..

The Arts Society Ashtead meets every third Tuesday of the month (except August) in the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. Doors open at 9.30 for coffee. Expert and entertaining lecturers (10.30 -11.30 approx.) showcase the whole range of the fine, visual and performing arts. Guests welcome. Visit our website www.tas-ashtead.org.uk for more details on all our activities or contact our Membership Secretary, Pat Anderson on 01372 275605 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1st Tuesday of each month (except August) in The Ralli Room at the APMH the Ashtead Friendship Centre meets at 2 pm. Contact Don Butt 01372 274288.

Lions International, Leatherhead and District Lions Club meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Police Federation HQ, 22 Highbury Drive, Leatherhead KT22 7UY. 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Refreshments available at the bar. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME.
But NOTE no meeting in December as members will be out helping Santa on his rounds throughout Ashtead, Leatherhead, Fetcham and Bookham. See link for details.
More information available on our website www.leatherheadlions.org.uk.

On the last Tuesday of every month, the Police hold a surgery for local residents in Ashtead at St George's Centre, Barnett Wood Lane from 10am until 11am.

1st Wednesday of the month at the APMH - Ashtead Flower Arrangement Group. 1.45pm - 4.30pm. Visitors Welcome. Contact Di on 279501.

1st Wednesday of the month at the APMH - Ashtead WI. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Contact Sandra Brown on 276737.

On the 4th Wednesday of each month (except August and December) Ashtead Evening Townswomen’s Guild meets in the Ralli Room, Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m.   New members are very welcome. Contact Mrs. Yvonne Chappell, Secretary AETG. Tel: 01372 272631 or Chairman Di James 273948.

Thursday weekly at the APMH - Ashtead Over 60's Lunch Club meets in the Ralli Room for a freshly prepared lunch. Doors open at 10.30 for tea and biscuits. Lunch is served at 12.30 and consists of a piping hot main course and hot or cold pudding with custard (or ice cream ) if you like it. A cup of tea is then served for those who wish to sit around and chat for a little longer.

There are now a few places available so do call Olive on 01372 375640 or Brenda on 01372 813276 for a chat and further information.

Thursday weekly at The Cock Inn, Headley - Rotary Club of Ashtead. 7.30pm for 8pm for dinner. Visitors welcome. Contact Brian on 275860.

Friday weekly at the APMH - Morning coffee and scones served in the Ralli Room.

1st Friday of each month - Soup lunch held at St Michael's Church Hall, the Marld, Ashtead. Homemade soup, bread and pudding served with tea & coffee between 12 noon and 1.30pm, all for £5 in aid of Pricess Alice Hospice, CAFOD and BESOM.

2nd Friday of each month - Ashtead Monthly Market, Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, KT21 2BE. 9.00am to 12.30pm.
The dates for Ashtead Friday Market 2020 are: 14 February; 13 March; 3 April (NOTE Changed date); 8 May (Bank Holiday); 12 June; 10 July; No market in August; 11 September; 9 October; 13 November (Christmas Market extended opening until 2pm); 11 December. Gifts,plants,cards,craftedgoods,clothes,cakes,books,haberdashery,jewellery, collectables and much more.