Local Information

information and articles about anything happening in and around Ashtead.

The Silver Grapevine

Silver Grapevine






The Silver Grapevine is an amazing resource for the active over 60's in the Mid Surrey area. The magazine is free to pick up from a wide variety of outlets including libraries, clinics, village halls, help shops, sports centres and many more. It is printed every 4 months i.e.March, July and November. Please visit the website for more information.


Pharmacies in Ashtead

There are three pharmacies in Ashtead:-

1. Buckley Pharmacy, The Street Ashtead.

78, The Street, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 1QX
Phone: 01372275563
Opening Hours: Buckley Pharmacy
Monday ➜ 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday ➜ 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday ➜ 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday ➜ 09:00 - 18:00
Friday ➜ 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday ➜ 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday ➜ 10:00 - 12:00

2. Buckely Pharmacy, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead

224 Barnet Wood Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2DB
Phone: 01372 272355

Opening Hours
Monday 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00
Thursday 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00
Friday 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00
Saturday 09:00 – 13:00.
Sunday Closed

3. Lloyds Pharmacy

4 Craddocks Parade,Ashtead,KT21 1QL
Phone: 01372 272722
Opening Hours
Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5:30pm
Sun Closed

4. Sainsburys, Kiln Lane, Epsom.

Lloyds in Sainsbury's Kiln Ln, Epsom KT17 1EQ
Opening Hours:
Monday 8am–10pm
Tuesday 8am–10pm
Wednesday 8am–10pm
Thursday 8am–10pm
Friday 8am–10pm
Saturday 8am–10pm
Sunday 10am–4pm

It is suggested that you phone to see if they have the required medicine in stock. Phone: 01372 729318

Local Councillors

To view details of Local Councillors for Ashtead visit the following Mole Valley Council web site:-


To see which Council Ward and therefore which Councillor to contact see the Ward Map. This map shows the details of the seven Ashtead Independent Councillors.

The village is represented in Surrey County Council by Ashtead Independent Councillor, Chris Townsend. See the Ward Map above for his contact details.

Easy App to report pot holes, litter, fly tipping etc

There is a new free app to report fly tipping, pot holes, litter and all sorts of other really annoying things. It is called the Love Clean Streets app to report problems including graffiti, potholes, litter, fallen trees, overhanging vegetation, obscured road signs, road signs that have been twisted by passing lorries or high winds, dog fouling, horse fouling, abandoned trolleys, flytipping, things thrown into the river, the Mother-in-Law calling (well perhaps not that!) etc. There are free apps for iPhones and Android phones.

Fly TippingThe app is very easy to use. Basically you start with Begin a Report Button, click on a bottom left arrow which shows the target red flag position on a map, Take a Photo, options to Use or Retake Photo. When registering for the first time you are sent an email to verify that this is your mobile telephone number.

Add a Brief Description of location and the problem, select a Category, then the details of the report and photo are displayed on the screen, and if everything looks OK just press Send. A message then comes through to say the report has been sent.

Not only is that brilliant, but you don't need to start thinking about which council does what, Love Clean Streets does that automatically. You could even use it on a long walk anywhere in UK, where you might not even know which county you are in!

Grand Imperial Ship Canal

Did you know there were plans to build a canal from London to Portsmouth that went straight through Ashtead? No I didn't either. A local historian, Brian Bouchard, has researched these plans that were drawn up in 1825 that would have taken a huge warship sized canal through Surrey and Sussex to Arundel and then onto Portsmouth.

For details of the scheme, the history, the dimensions and the local route map go to www.ryemeadows.org.uk and follow the link in "What's New".

Imagine what Ashtead would be like now with our own version of the Manchester Ship Canal going right through our backyard and 8 lanes of the M25 going over it!

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Local issues affecting residents of Ashtead

The draft Local Plan, Future Mole Valley, sets out how development in Mole Valley will be planned over the next 15 years and identifies locations for new homes and other development, whilst continuing to protect the countryside.

The consultation will be widely publicised over the seven week period and Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is encouraging everyone with an interest in the district to take part and have their say on the locations identified for development and the planning policies proposed. MVDC will be holding a number of consultation events* where members of the Planning team will be available to answer questions about Future Mole Valley at a variety of locations and times.

The draft Local Plan and supporting evidence documents will be available to view online at futuremolevalley.org and in hard copy at MVDC’s offices in Dorking, the HelpShop in Leatherhead and libraries in the district. The consultation will be available by visiting the same website. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01306 885001.

Councillor Margaret Cooksey, Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “The seven week consultation period is your opportunity to get involved in Future Mole Valley. If you live, work or indeed want to move to or around our beautiful district in the next 15 years, we want to hear from you. We need help so that we may successfully shape our draft Local Plan and ensure that, whilst we need to plan for new homes and infrastructure, we also safeguard what makes Mole Valley a desirable place to live.

“We want to ensure that the amount of development the government requires us to plan for in the district over the next fifteen years is in the best interests of residents and businesses alike. I would urge you to have your say. Look out for the postcards we will be mailing out to homes and businesses in Mole Valley containing more information about key dates and how you can get involved in the consultation.”


Information regarding Ashtead Station, the Level Crossing and transport in and around Ashtead.

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