MoleValley Bin Collections
From the 6th August 2018, a new contractor will be emptying the bins in Mole Valley. You'll see new vehicles and staff who work for 'Amey'. While your bins will still be emptied on the same day, the collections will start slightly earlier. Therefore please make sure your rubbish, recycling, garden and food waste bins are all on your property boundary from 6.00 am on collection days. The changes are part of a new initiative which has seen Mole Valley's waste services combine with three other local councils to form 'Joint Waste Solution'. This organisation is managing the contract with Amey across all four areas, which is said to save around £2.5 million a year. For more information and updates visit www.molevalley.gov.uk
CLOSURE OF YOUNG STREET
CLOSURE OF YOUNG STREET A246 FOR BRIDGE WORKS WEDNESDAY 1ST AUGUST FOR UP TO 5 WEEKS
Transport for London Bus Service 465 will be diverted between Leatherhead town centre and Givons Grove via Leret Way, The Crescent and Dorking Road, not serving North Street, Bridge Street, Guildford Road/Hawks Hill and Young Street.
A free shuttle bus funded and arranged by Surrey County Council will be operated by Reptons Coaches (Tel: 01372 452330) Mondays to Saturdays 0700 to 1900 hrs between The Ridgeway and Leatherhead Station via the normal service 465 route, serving all stops. This will run approximately every 30 minutes.
Passengers for Chessington and Kingston should change to service 465 at Leatherhead Station forecourt. Passengers for Mickleham and Dorking should alight at Lidl (Stop R) and catch the 465 in Leret Way at stop U.
Passengers returning from Kingston, Chessington, Mickleham and Dorking should alight from the 465 at Leret Way and catch the shuttle at Stop S in North Street.
Bus services 408 and 478 will continue to operate as normal along Guildford Road/Hawks Hill.
Molebridge Doctors Surgery, Fetcham
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 additional one or resite the old one from Orchard Parade. If you support this request please also contact Royal Mail and air your views stating a preference. Either by Phone 03457 740 740 Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-1pm, or Sunday 9am to 2pm. Alternatively you can email email@example.com.
Car Park Charges
The County Council Cabinet decided late year to follow the National Trust in charging for rural car parks. This is said to help fund the Counryside Estates including Norbury Park. So charges are now in place to park at both the Young Street and Bocketts Farm Car Parks. This coupled with the increase from 60p to £1 for public car parks has led us to consider the impact that may have on Fetcham being Leatherheads closest neighbour. Therefore we would like to monitor if this has any impact on road parking in Fetcham, so should any residents notice any additional street parking thought to be a result of this please report it to us. Stating the day, times and vehicular movements. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Updates and feedback on these submissions will be included within the Members Email updates.