Dates for the Diary

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Ashtead's Friday Market is back! See below for details.

October Sunday services at St Georges and The Dell.

Follow this link to view the revised services.

** Free Christmas Parking All Day Weekends in December - 5/6th, 12th/13th & 19th/20th December **

Thursday 3rd December 2020 - "JOHNSON'S GREAT BREXIT DEAL: HOW FAR HAVE WE GOT?". ZOOM talk promoted by MoVEM (Mole Valley European Movement) and NES4EU. Following on the heels of Vicky Pryce's talk on the Economics of Brexit last month, we are pleased to host Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law at the University of Liverpool, who will take us through the LEGAL aspects of Brexit. Prof Dougan is known for his robust comments on our relationship with Europe and will have plenty to say about the UK leaving the Single Market and Customs Union, the Internal Market Bill and, most importantly, how it will affect our daily lives come Jan 1, 2021. Participation is free, but places are limited.
TO REGISTER - Click on the link here or access via here.

Friday 4th December 2020 - Due to Covid-19 Restrictions The Friends of the APMH event has been cancelled

Monday 14th – Sunday 20th December 2020 - Dorking Camera Club’s annual photography exhibition makes an online debut.
The Dorking Camera Club exhibition will be making its online debut this December, running from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th December 2020. The free exhibition brings together stunning photographs from Dorking Camera Club members, showcasing their work capturing beautiful scenery from the local area as well as photography from locations further afield.
In its 65th year, the Dorking Camera Club will display beautiful and memorable imagery online from amateur photographers who live in the Ashtead and Dorking area.
Bob Ede, Dorking Camera Club’s Chairman said: “Due to the current circumstances we have had to adapt, so this year we will present the exhibition online. The event is always a highlight in the club’s calendar so we’re really pleased to be able to keep it in the diary, especially when there’s been so many cancellations for other things this year.
“It’s a stunning display which includes photographs shot locally. We’re proud to present our work to the local community. We really welcome as many online visitors as possible; they’ll be able to enjoy viewing the images in a Covid-19 safe way.”
Visit the exhibition at the dedicated website: www.dorkingcameraclubexhibition.club – please note there is a holding banner on the website until the launch date.

• Dorking Camera Club is a friendly group of photography enthusiasts meeting every Monday evening in Dorking. The club is open to beginners and experienced photographers and runs a mixture of talks, practical workshops and competitions. With the ongoing pandemic we continue to run a full programme of activities online.
• The club is in its 65th year, and is part of the Surrey Photographic Association and the Royal Photographic Society. New members are always welcome. To find out more about the club or to join us visit: www.dorkingcameraclub.co.uk

Monday 21st December 2020 - The Probus Club of Ashtead will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom at 10.30am. If, this year, you’d rather not be thinking about the Christmas festivities you are missing, why not lighten the darkest day of Winter by hearing Patricia Gentry speak about The History & Highlights of Kew Gardens. Cost £5. For further information about Ashtead Probus visit www.ashteadprobus.com or, for more about our online talks, contact our Secretary, Stephen Bridges either on 07806 791774 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free Christmas Parking All Day Weekends in December - 5/6th, 12th/13th & 19th/20th December
Shopping local for your Christmas gifts is easier than ever this year with all of Mole Valley District Council’s car parks free of charge on three festive weekends in December. A great incentive to support your local retailers and hospitality venues, linger a little longer and even meet friends to enjoy everything our towns and villages have to offer.*
Every Mole Valley car park will be free of charge all day Saturday and Sunday on the dates specified. Sundays are free in the car parks year-round. The 43, ‘free for 30 minutes’ parking bays remain available at all other times and in Dorking the weekend starts early, as Dorking Town Partnership is funding ‘Free After Three’ parking on a Friday after 3pm.**
Parking machines in the car parks will be well signed to show the free parking dates and retailers will be reminded to tell customers too, but we are not able to turn the parking machines off. Any money inserted, or RingGo fees paid will be donated to the Chairman’s three charities, the Leatherhead Youth Project , Belong and PSDS.
Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy said, “We all know what a tough year it has been for our high streets and rural businesses. Let’s support them this Christmas by making an enormous effort to shop and eat out locally. Let’s choose gifts inside our local shops, support our local restaurants and cafes and all those businesses who have supported us through the pandemic. They have made such a huge effort to make their premises Covid safe and welcoming for everyone.
“Parking charges in Mole Valley’s car parks remains very reasonable compared to many nearby shopping destinations and we have so many interesting shops to discover across the district. We are retaining our policy of providing free parking to all key workers in our car parks. We hope many residents and visitors will come and spend time in Mole Valley on these festive weekends.”
*Following all current government guidance
**Dorking Car Parks are, St Martin’s Walk, Wathen Road, Southside & West Street car parks.
Additional notes:
• Leatherhead have a Christmas market in the Swan Centre on the 5th December.
• Dorking has an Artisan Market on the 6th December in St Martin’s Walk.
• MVDC’s car parks are free of charge every Sunday throughout the year.
• This free parking offer applies to MVDC’s owned car parks only.

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REGULAR EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE COVID SITUATION SOME OF THE EVENTS BELOW MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED. CHECK WITH THE ORGANISER BEFORE ATTENDING A MEETING OR GROUP. PLEASE ADVISE THE ARA WEBMASTER SO THIS SITE MIGHT BE UPDATED.

 Ashtead Choral Society's rehearsals at the APMH every Monday night have been cancelled until further notice, but we will be resuming weekly online rehearsals with Zoom on Monday 7th September at 8pm rehearsing Mozart's Requiem. Why not come and join in? Everyone is welcome.
For further details and joining instructions contact Anne {membership secretary} at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone 01372 278852.
We are on the web at www.ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk, and on Facebook and Twitter.

St. George's Christian Centre Cafe - St George's Church Cafe has reopened. We are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30am till 2.30pm serving breakfast, light lunches, cream teas and cakes. Offering free WiFi for those fed up with working from home. 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 Blanche Douglass 01372 273327.

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.

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 Val Crowhurst, Chairman 01372 276423 and Di James, Vice Chairman 01372 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 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.

1st Friday of each month - "Walk and Talk". Meet at 10.15am at St Georges Church Cafe. For full details see the attached briefing note. In partnership with Princess Alice Hospice, come and join our monthly ‘Walk & Talk’ for those who have been bereaved.

Ashtead Friday Market is back on Friday 11 September at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. There will be a one way system in place & face coverings should be worn.

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: 11 September; 9 October; 13 November (Christmas Market extended opening until 2pm); 11 December. Gifts, plants, cards, crafted goods, clothes, cakes, books, haberdashery, jewellery, collectables and much more.