- We seek to support the community, safeguard and improve the village environment and use our funds to support good causes.
- We represent the views of our members to public bodies, and where appropriate, assist members who may be having difficulty finding an answer to an issue which directly affects them.
- We seek to promote a vibrant village centre, support our local traders and represent their interests to the local authorities.
Some examples of our work in the past year:
Planning – we keep a sharp eye on all planning applications submitted to MVDC. We have kept in close touch with the council to progress the delayed development of the old Tudor Motors site.
Health – we lobbied successfully against the proposed closure of the Molebridge GP surgery. We are continuing to press for improved primary care services in the village.
Environment – we have helped improve the land management around the historic Splash crossing of the River Mole. We also take a close interest in the Norbury Park area of outstanding natural beauty and strongly objected to a proposal (now withdrawn) to build a campsite on part of the land.
Oakfield School – we continued our support with prizes for pupils’ achievement and funding for outdoor learning.
Brighter Fetcham – our ongoing project to provide and maintain flower planters in the village centre. We also work with residents to maintain our roadside trees.
Litterpicks – we organise regular Sunday morning litterpick sessions (with coffee afterwards) to keep our village clean and tidy.
Christmas events – we held a Christmas Fair last year, with Santa and a tree in the village centre. This December we are organising a Christmas Pageant in the Village Hall.
Remembrance – we take an active part in the annual season of remembrance in November. We lay a wreath on behalf of residents at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday and fund the ‘silent soldiers’ and poppies in the village.
FRA Newsletter – in the spring and autumn we produce and deliver a 16-page newsletter to every household in Fetcham. You can see previous editions here (link).