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Mole Valley Life’s Community Safety Day

Mole Valley Life’s Community Safety Day which is a great opportunity for our senior residents to learn more about staying safe in community and online. I hope you are able to consider it for coverage.

Stay Safe at Home
Mole Valley Life’s Community Safety Day
18th March 2020

On Wednesday 18 March Mole Valley’s older residents are invited to attend a free community event to learn more about staying safe in their own home and when out and about. This will be a chance to hear updates on key safety advice from the emergency services, how to avoid being scammed and to understand which services are available to stay safe and independent. The guest speakers will include representatives from Mole Valley Life, Surrey Police, Surrey Fire Services and British Transport Police.

Places are bookable by ringing on 01372 204500 and transport can also be arranged if required.

Mole Valley Life’s Community Safety Day will take place at Dorking Halls, in the Martineau Hall from 10.00 – 12.00pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for all attendees.

Councillor Hazel Watson, Cabinet Member for Community said: “This community event is a great opportunity for residents to obtain up to date information about how to help keep themselves safe from harm and fraud in their own home’.

We look forward to welcoming our senior members of the community and making this day useful and enjoyable for all.”

Neil Clarke, Crime Reduction Advisor from Surrey County Police said: ‘According to 2019 analysis by Age UK, official crime figures show that people over 65 become victims of fraud every 40 seconds. It’s so important to be informed to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim. All of Mole Valley Life’s services are focused on enabling vulnerable people to remain independent at home for longer’.

Mole Valley Life aims to improve the wellbeing, quality of life and independence of residents in Mole Valley. You can find out more about the services they offer at www.molevalleylife.co.uk .

Membership and Subscriptions - New Arrangements

Are you someone who is always out when your Road Steward calls? Is when s/he calls never a good time? Do you have hardly any cash in the house? Perhaps you wish to be a member of the Residents' Association but have recently lost your Road Steward, or there hasn’t been one in your road for some time?

The Residents' Association wants to make it easier for you to subscribe by providing an ‘ARA Members’ Bank account. You can pay your subscription direct into it, either online or by setting up a Standing Order to annually pay the subscription. It will be necessary to pay this in advance, so that arrangements can be made to get your Ashtead Village News delivered on time.

The Lloyds Bank details are:

Account Name - A.R.A.

Sort Code - 30-80-33

Account No. - 19412868.

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.’

Standing Orders should ideally be dated 1st February, but I am sure we can manage a couple of days’ grace this time, so please request an immediate payment and then annually w.e.f. 1/2/2020.

We hope you will find this an easier method but please continue to contact your Road Steward for that personal touch.

Of course, if you think you might enjoy being a Road Steward, do get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We need Road Stewards for several roads or part-roads and your help would be much appreciated.

Mary Frances Trust

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Mary Frances Trust is a local charity providing non medical support for people with mental ill health in Epsom and Ewell and Mole Valley.

The main focus is on people's well being and making sure they can achieve their full potential and their own goals. Services provided include advice and information, support to access training courses and volunteering positions, IT courses and assistance as well as many group activities. Individuals may self refer.

Read the latest newsletter showing the work of the Mary Frances Trust. The link for the newsletter is:

http://www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk/newsletters/. Most services they offer are either free or very low cost.

Click this link for details of the new Light Exercise Course.

NOTE:- The Young People’s group details have changed to:

Mondays from 1pm until 3pm at the Crescent Centre

Telephone 01372 375400

Contact e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk

Something to sell?

Do you have something to sell like children's clothes, shoes, toys, an unused cupboard, bike outgrown etc. then there's a free selling page for Ashtead Residents where you can advertise. Just visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/444008562371900/

You have to be on Facebook Messenger to receive requests etc (easy App to download to the PC or Phone) and there are simple rules to follow when posting your advert:-

1) Title

2) Clear photo of the item to be sold.

3) Description

4) Price

5) Area for collection

No packing up and postage hassles as with EBay. This is for local residents only and businesses are not allowed to use the site, nor are there those annoying adverts.

Posts are reviewed before becoming public to ensure their suitability and that they meet the 5 criteria above.

 

 

Mole Valley Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing_Centre001The Fairfield Centre has been open for 32 years; its aim is to provide a friendly meeting place for the over 60s but anyone can join the Centre if they would like to take part in our activities or use our services.

We offer many classes, delicious 'home cooked' lunches, a choice of snacks and drinks, and a warm, light place to meet friends old and new.

Several changes have taken place over the past few months so that we can incorporate a Wellbeing Centre, a place for various agencies to attend to give advice about dementia, and other matters relating to older people.

If you have never visited the Centre, or have not come along for a while, then why not pop in and use the voucher opposite for an all day drinks voucher, and the opportunity to learn about all our activities, outings and events.

Best wishes

Christina May Manager Fairfield Centre

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01372 376058


Mole Valley Wellbeing Centre

A new Wellbeing Centre providing support and advice for the elderly is open at the Fairfield Centre in Leatherhead. An open day for people to find out more will be held on 1st May.

The Wellbeing Centre will be used as a central focus point of information and advice particularly for people in the early stages of dementia or prior to diagnosis. Carers will also benefit from the easily accessible information and services. It is estimated that around 570,000 people in the UK have dementia, a disease that causes memory loss, difficulty with everyday tasks and the loss of speech and mobility.

Surrey County Council has set up partnerships with local organisations including the Alzheimer's Society, Age UK and the NHS to provide a weekly timetable of sessions which will promote well-being and independent living.

The centre is open to anyone, whatever your situation and whether you are concerned about yourself or someone else.

A drop in advice service is available every Tuesday between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.

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