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We need new COMMITTEE MEMBERS

With recent retirements we have vacancies for both a Secretary and Editor. People to help manage our information sources and get involved with projects.

So if you would like to learn more about how you could work for your community please contact  Susanne Taylor by email  chairman@fetchamresidents.co.uk or telephone 07833620744 we need you! 

 

AGM - 11th April 2018 

This years AGM was again well attended with nearing 150 residents and a packed hall, the guests included Daniel Elkeles the Chief Executive of Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust, Councillor Colin Kemp of Surrey County Council Highways, Mohamed Ragab of Trading Standards and Linda Tippelt of Leatherhead and Fetcham Flood Action Group. Full minutes of the meeting are available on http://www.fetchamresidents.co.uk/age-minutes.htm

Molebridge Doctors Surgery, Fetcham

Molebridge Practice has now been taken over by IMH Group and naturally there have been concerns over this sudden change and the lack of information to patients. We have been assured they are working towards to a better information feed to patients and whilst they were unable to write to all patients about the change the letter is posted on their website. They are also working toward to improving the communication of their PPG "Patient Paticipation Group" so we would suggest if you havent already you join. Information about joining and the letter they posted on line is available on their website.http://www.themolebridgepractice.nhs.uk

Fetcham Post Office 

Although the new Post Office in Fetcham at Sky Newsagents on The Street is now open, it appears that no post box has been provisioned to accompany it!. Feeling the distance between Orchard Parade and The Street is not only inconvenient but also too great for some residents the FRA along with local Councillors have contacted Royal Mail highlighting this oversight and hope to encourage Royal Mail to either install a new one or resite the old one from Orchard Parade. If you support this request please also contact Royal Mail and air your views. https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/307/~/how-do-i-make-a-complaint%3F quoting Ref No 180426-000039 stating a preference.

Transform Leatherhead

Transform Leatherhead continues to forge forward with outline planning being sought for Claire & James House on the riverside. Short term works to the Swan Centre have also been approved for improvements to the carpark access, replacement lifts and refurbished toilets, new retail units and further viability studies to evaluate further investment and improvements. To get in touch with Transform Leatherhead or to receive regular email updates please email transform.leatherhead@molevalley.go.uk 

Highways

The state/repair of the roads has been one of our most discussed topics in the last year and and we were very pleased to have Councillor Colin Kemp of Surrey County Highways at our AGM so that residents could discuss their views on an one to one.  Following the release for an extra £5 million for the Winter Damage Scheme we have submitted major roads in Fetcham for inclusion/consideration to the WInter Damage Scheme. We post some highways information and updates relevant to Fetcham on our facebook feed https://www.facebook.com/fetchamresidents/  as this medium provides a source for posting instant alerts. However you can click on the Surrey Highways direct link to see their weekly bulletins. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/seasonal-information-for-road-users/highways-bulletin.

2018/19 MVDC Parking Review

Having received a variety of concerns from Fetcham residents over the past few years on the increase of road parking in and around Fetcham and the problems this creates, we now annually submit/pass on these concerns to MVDC for review. Certain initiatives have been adopted and will, or have been, put into place.  For 2018 these included extra road markings on the Cobham Road by the Fire Station, Harroway Manor, along Orchard Parade of shops and the junction of Orchard Close, as well as traffic calming measures under the bridge in Cobham Road to encourage vehicles to slow down.  Working 12 months ahead we have already collated your issues for the 2019 Review which will be submitted by the committee by the end of May 2018. These include, Cobham Road parking around the bend on the approach into Fetcham from Leatherhead, which obscures the vision of oncoming vehicles from the opposite direction and forces vehicles into the middle of the road, reducing the carriageway. Kerb and road parking along Cobham Road opposite the main village shops and parking bays. Additional traffic calming has also been requested at Cobham Road/Lower Road roundabout to reduce speeds on approach to the roundabout/village. Road parking along the entrance to Firars Orchard from Cobham Rd where site lines are often impaired. Various points in The Street and commuter parking in Raymead Close.

With more and more ongoing complaints being received regarding road parking we will continue to collect/collate your concerns for further submission. Particularly poignant also, is the recent notice of increase in car parking charges and we are only to well aware of our close proximity to Leatherhead and the station and hope this will not have a negative impact on Fetcham.  So keep sending us your issues info@fetchamresidents.co.uk. Updates and feedback on these submissions will be included within the Members Email updates. 

Police
There are 2 Neighbourhood officers (NSO’s) in Mole Valley, one based at Leatherhead and one at Dorking. In Fetcham we are fortunate to have a very low crime rate, we do however still receive regular updates from the police on crimes occurring in the area and key updates are sent to our members via their email updates. General information is also posted on our social media feeds and notice boards and can be found on the following link https://www.surrey.police.uk/news/
If you believe you have been a victim of a crime or scam, contact Surrey Police on 101. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111

Remember
There is a councillor surgery in the Fetcham reading rooms on the first Saturday each month, 10am to noon.

Village Notice Board
Our main village notice boards are outside Sainsbury's with an additional one being outside the Village Hall in The Street. We would like to keep Fetcham informed of all community news and events. So if you run a club or are a member of a club or activity and would like to post some information,  please contact us. Any information you would like to be considered for the notice board should be emailed to, info@fetchamresidents.co.uk

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Mailing Address 41 Pound Crescent
Fetcham
KT22 9JW

Telephone number 07833620744

Email address info@fetchamresidents.co.uk