FRA AGM 17th APRIL 7.30pm The Village Hall in Fetcham
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Surrey Fire & Rescue Service you may wish to be aware that following central government funding cuts for the fire and rescue service. Surrey County Council are currently consulting on a proposed £3 million of cuts to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, in particular by closing a number of fire stations at night. Whilst Leatherhead fire station is not subject to a night closure, the residents of Fetcham do need to be aware of the potential impact of night closures at fire stations across the County and in particular the neighbouring stations of Cobham & Banstead which will close at night and at Guildford which will also loose its second applicance at night. The night closures at these stations will make Surrey and in particular Leatherhead/Fercham more stretched as our own single fire engine will have to provide increased out of area cover to these areas, which may result in us having to wait longer for a second applicance to attend any incident in our area. This is also in communities that are in some of the most densely populated suburbs in the country, that cover some of the busiest transport networks (M25/A3/Railways/near 2 international airports) and communities that are also set to be subject to some significant housebuilding programmes in the future. Whilst it is appreciated that Surrey County Council is requireed to make cuts in its budget, we believe that the residents of Fetcham and neighbouring communities should be made aware of these particular cuts/closures. If your are concerned about these proposals or would like more info and/or to respond to the consultations closing on 26th May 2019 then please visit https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/fire-and-rescue/about/our-vision-mission-and-aims/priorities-plans-and-governance/plans-strategies-and-legislation/public-safety or have your say, in an online questionnaire https://www.surreysays.co.uk/environment-and-infrastructure/surrey-fire-and-rescue-service-making-surrey-safer/
Fetcham Village Post Box It has now come to lights that the post box at the former Post Office has been requested to be removed by the land owner as it is on private property. Royal Mail have therefore confirmed that they will erect a post box within 100 metres of the new Post Office at Sky Newsagents. The current suggested site is outside the parade of shops by Carlos, Harringtons and Flowercraft. With no time frame at present we are waiting to hear when this is likely to be installed however Royal Mail asure us that the village centre will not be without a post box at any time.
Countryside Car Park Charges With charges now in place to park at both the Young Street and Bocketts Farm Car Parks. If you feel this has impacted on any additional residential road parking in Fetcham, please report it to us. Email us at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Police There are only 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, but have suffered from a variety of mindless petty crimes and vandalism this year thought to be increased by the lack of officers on the ground. So please report it! We do 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, email@example.com
Keep up to date with all our community news; join and renew your membership today and opt in to members only email updates http://www.fetchamresidents.co.uk/membership.htm and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fetchamresidents.