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!


Local issues affecting residents of Ashtead

The consultation period has now closed and residents' responses will be factored into the MVDC’s decision-making over the next few months as the Council prepares the next draft of the Local Plan, which will include its preferred development sites.

In addition to issues raised by residents, decisions on which sites to include will involve detailed discussions with infrastructure providers to ensure that the necessary infrastructure can be put in place to meet the additional demand arising from the house-building. Ideally, all infrastructure issues will have to have been resolved prior to submitting the Local Plan to the Planning Inspector to avoid protracted discussion during the examination process.

The next draft of the Plan is scheduled to go out to consultation towards the end of the year, assuming that there are no delays arising from the coronavirus crisis and that the Council does not decide to make major changes to the Plan that could take us all back to the beginning of the process.

Providing that the process stays on track, the responses to the next draft of the Plan will be sent straight to the Planning Inspector along with the draft Plan and all evidence documents including previous consultations.

The ARA made a comprehensive response to the original draft plan and this is available to read here (PDF File 485Kbs - 43 pages)



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