Epsom and St Helier 2020-2030
Following recent press coverage, the Trust have made a statement on their website.
"We would like to make it clear that, contrary to recent comments in the press, that the Trust has no preferred solution for the future of Epsom and St Helier. There are essentially three broad options we want to examine – to focus acute services at St Helier, to focus them at Epsom or to focus them at Sutton. Under all options, 85% of patients who currently use St Helier or Epsom hospitals will continue to do so. All three options will require a large amount of capital, and all will have operational and financial advantages and disadvantages. The Trust Board is keen to see the analysis and the evidence, so it can recommend a way forward that is based on objective analysis, for the ultimate benefit of the 500,000 people that we serve. That is the only objective the Trust Board has at the moment, as we recognise that the physical condition of our current estate and the financial imperatives that face the NHS mean that carrying on as we currently are is not viable or sustainable in the long term".
Waste & Recycling
Following consultation from Surrey County Council about possible changes to Community Recycling Centre (CRS's). The Randalls Road site will stay open but with reduced hours. It will be open Monday-Thursday 8-4pm, closed on Fridays and open 9-4pm at weekends. For more information about the new regulations and more, visit https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/where-to-take-your-waste-and-recycling/community-recycling-centres/leatherhead-community-recycling-centre
Future Mole Valley - The Local Plan
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is currently working on its Local Plan, "Future Mole Valley". The project will set our plans for land use in the district for the next 15 years and will include targets for delivering new development as well as setting out those areas which will continue to be protected. This is about the future of the district for everybody who lives here with the consultation being launched on two main themes. Making the best use of brownfield land and the potential release of greenfield land.
Fetcham Post Office OPEN
The new Post Office in Fetcham at Sky Newsagents on The Street is now open. Securing our village's ongoing services with a 'new local style branch' the new Post Master Mr Balasubramaniam 'Bala' to his friends are wife Jayanthi are waiting to welcome you. The Post Office is open Monday-Friday 9-5pm and Saturday 9-12 noon. Bala, is still stocking his newsagents goods as before, newspapers, cards and sweets and offering his paper delivery service and a small stock of off licience goods. We understand that in addition to the post office services that were originally advertised he is also now able to transact car taxes. So go along and put a face to the name and support our local post office.
Following the adoption of the Leatherhead Town Centre Masterplan, the first phase of the project is now completed with Church Street. Funding has also now been secured to improve the Swan Centre with improvements to the carpark, including replacement lifts and refurbished toilets, and potentially new retail units. Further objectives include an improved rear facade on Leret Way and improved high street frontage. To get in touch with Transform Leatherhead or to receive regular email updates please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We post all highways information and updates relevant to Fetcham on our facebook feed https://www.facebook.com/fetchamresidents/ these sources can provide more up to date and instant alerts.
2017 MVDC Parking Review
Having received a variety of concerns from Fetcham residents on the increase of road parking in and around Fetcham and the problems this creates we have highlighted these concerns to local councillors. Certain initiatives have been adopted and will, or have been, put into place. These are extra road markings on the Cobham Road by the Fire Station, Harroway Manor, along the parade of shops by the existing Post Office and the junction of Orchard Close and traffic calming under the bridge in Cobham Road to encourage vehicles to slow down. It is also believed additional road calming measures are being considered for around the bend on the approach into Fetcham from Leatherhead. We hope this and other issues highlighted will be included in this latest review. However with more and more ongoing complaints being received over road parking particularly those deemed to be possibly from non-residents we will continue to collect/collate concerns for further submission. So keep sending us your concerns. Updates will be included within the Members Email.
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 updates are to our members via their email updates and posted on our social media feeds and notice boards.
If you believe you have been a victim of a crime or scam, contact Surrey Police on 101. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111
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 let us know. So if you have any information for the notice board please email, email@example.com
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