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Charity Litter pick - a 12 year old's challenge

Beatrice12 year old Beatrice Oakhill has completed her 4 - 5 hour sponsored litter pick in Ashtead. She and her family covered 6kms in total and a great many roads in Ashtead as the map shows. They did about 15 hours of work in 4, which she was very pleased with. They had a break after 2 hr 30mins. They collected 4 bags of litter. Beatrice's sister, Megan, helped until she had to go elsewhere.Sisters Megan and Beatrice

So far she has raised £141.25, breaking her target of £100, and she still has some non-digital sponsorship to collect. The funds collected will go towards the NHS Charities Together Appeal.

The Residents' Association had to postpone its annual Spring Clean this year, but Beatrice and her family have done their best to make up for that.

You can still donate to Beatrice's fund to reward her for her enthusiasm. Please visit


Mole Valley Chamber

Mole Valley Chamber

Previously called The Chamber of Commerce - Mole Valley Chamber – will be running an online Zoom meeting on the subject "The Government's Working Safely Guidelines require every business to conduct a Risk Assessment before reopening."

Details, including how to take part, are on the Chamber web site. Click here to follow link and to register for the session.

Businesses can now join the Chamber free of charge – since this initiative was started membership has grown by just under 20%, which means more businesses are networking with each other!

Postponed AGM 2020 - Report & Accounts

We are sorry that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that Ashtead Residents’ Association has had to postpone its AGM scheduled for 29th April; we will reinstate the meeting once we have the go ahead from government to resume normal life. In the meantime, you can view the Chairman’s Report and the Annual Accounts by clicking on the links below.

The postponement of the AGM has meant that the Election of Officers has also not taken place but will be held over until the AGM can be reinstated later in 2020.

Chairman's Report for 2020

Annual Accounts for 2019/20

This is why we live here!

Taken by a local resident today (Sunday 26th April 2020) at 6.30am. Sun just risen, still frost on the grass and a light mist in the air.

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Parking Relief Across Mole Valley

Mole Valley District Council Introduces Parking Relief Across Mole Valley

In recognition of the current climate, residents are now able to park for free in all Mole Valley District Council-owned car parks. There is no limit on the period of time vehicles can be left in these car parks. Parking enforcement has been suspended, as has processing any outstanding Penalty Charge Notices.

By opening up its car parks so that vehicles can be parked at no cost until further notice, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is ensuring that residents are able to park more safely. This will help to ease the pressure on residential roads that may be more congested than normal with parked cars, due to an increase in the number of people working from home or self-isolating.

With more vehicles being parked in MVDC’s car parks, it will better enable free movement of traffic for key workers such as carers, the emergency services, delivery drivers and waste and recycling vehicles to be able to carry out their duties.

Whilst parking enforcement has been temporarily suspended, MVDC’s Civil Enforcement Officers will be carrying out essential work to help resolve obstructions or dangerous parking, in addition to being available to support community response efforts, such as delivering food to vulnerable residents.

Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy, said: “We recognise that we need to respond quickly to assist our residents throughout this period. We have a number of parking measures we are putting in place to help. Please visit our website,, where details of all our support will be constantly updated. On a personal note, thank you for supporting one another in the community.”

Councillor Hazel Watson, Cabinet Member for Community, said: “We want to help residents to minimise the payments they have to make during these challenging times and this will contribute to the savings they can make.”

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