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                                                     The evenings will soon start to get lighter and longer and the
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          5th February 2021 for the                  Until then, I am still trying to find new ways to fill my time at
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        Handful roughly chopped        excess fat regularly.
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                                       cooking tip
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    Following on from last month’s page, the LRA had two very successful
    days selling “pre-loved“ Christmas decorations from a barrow in the Swan
    Centre in early December. A total of £310 was raised, to which was added
    a matching amount from the Cheryl and Roy Allen Memorial Trust, which is
    administered by the LRA. This totalled £620, meaning that £310 could be
    given to each of the two charities.

    Therefore, on Christmas Eve, LRA publicity officer Susan Leveritt presented
    enlarged replica ‘cheques’ for £310 to each of the representatives of the
    chosen charities (see photos): Graham Peddie, founder of The Meeting
    Room, and Angela Carter, Manager of LeatherHEAD START. The actual
    payments were made online the same day. The Meeting Room was preparing
    dinners for delivery on Christmas Day to a number of homeless people
    locally, while LeatherHEAD START provides accommodation for to up to 11
    people, with a view to bringing stability back into their lives, before organising
    independent accommodation for them.

    Once again, the LRA would like to thank The Swan Centre Management for
    the use of the barrow and table, the LRA members who helped sort, wrap and
    sell the items, and especially all those who bought items or made donations.
    The LRA are also grateful to Kallkwik who produced a banner for the barrow
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    been absent in all our lives while we lived through         equipped to complete the Census in whichever way
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    would be in sight. By the time that you are reading         census.gov.uk.
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    the start of a successful roll out of the Covid-19          Mole Valley Local Plan
    vaccination programme and our thoughts can turn             Residents will no doubt remember that a
    to the coming year and a resumption of life as we           consultation on Mole Valley District Council’s
    once knew it.                                               (MVDC) Local Plan took place in February/
                                                                March 2020 and elicited 4,000 responses district-
    MVDC 2021/22 Budget                                         wide. 692 of those responses came from Ashtead’s
    Government funding during the pandemic has                  14,200 residents - ARA’s own detailed response to
    helped to fill the Council’s funding gap and reduce         the Plan and the sites proposed for development
    the call on its reserves so that it enters the new          in and adjacent to Ashtead can be found on our
    budget year with a healthy level of revenue reserves.       website. Last year’s consultation was the Regulation
    MVDC’s aim in their 2021/22 budget is to provide            18 consultation stage of the Local Plan and
    the same level of service to the same performance           MVDC has been reviewing and considering all
    level as in 2020/21. Finances will be closely               the responses over the past many months: we are
    monitored as the hoped-for return to normality              hoping to learn more about the results of MVDC’s
    begins to ensure that contingencies are in place            review in February/March but the next stage of the
    to address funding issues should they arise for the         Plan, the Regulation 19 stage, will not be published
    2022/23 budget year.                                        for public consultation until early summer 2021.
                                                                This will be MVDC’s preferred Local Plan and,
    2021 Census                                                 regardless of any responses received at this stage, no
    Vaccinations apart, the first main event on the             further changes will be made to the Plan before it
    agenda will be the 2021 Census that will take place         is submitted to the Planning Inspector in Autumn
    on 21st March and which it is compulsory for each           2021 for examination, along with all further
    household to complete. The Census is conducted,             consultation responses.
    in conjunction with local councils, by the Office of
    National Statistics to provide a complete picture of        ARA New Website
    the population so that local councils, community            At the time of writing, we are working on the
    organisations, service providers and businesses are         development of a new-look website, which I
    better able to plan for and fund the services and           hope will have been launched by the time you are
    facilities needed by their communities. The plan is         reading this. If it’s not already up and running,
    that the Census will be conducted digitally as far          it will be very shortly so please do visit the site at
    as possible but paper copies will be available as it is     ashteadresidents.org.uk to see the new design.
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    settings), then go to “update and security”, then select the “Check for updates”. This lists and required updates
    please follow the onscreen instructions.

    Should you require assistance please call us!

    This guide was written by Les Beer, from Tecres in Leatherhead, who
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    With the majority of the country having to go into a     As all of the normal club organised runs cannot
    tier 4 lockdown over Christmas, the committee and        take place at the moment, the club will continue to
    members at Mole Valley Runners looked at ways that       provide fun activities to keep people active during
    they could continue to maintain fitness, have fun,       the lockdown and to provide a vital place of support,
    support one another and continue to stay safe. One       camaraderie and fun through these difficult times.
    of the members came up with the fantastic idea of        Throughout the last lockdown, members of the club
    the January MVR Bingo challenge, which has been          undertook runs around their garden, on their garden
    incredibly well taken up.                                decking and even round their dinning room table.
    People go out on their own, with a family member, a      There was also a fun daily wheel of doom challenge.
    buddy, or with members of their support bubble and       During these events, the club manged to raise over
    tick off some of the items on the bingo card.            £4,100 for the NHS Epsom and St Helier Hospitals
    Over the first 4 days of January, already over 85        charity.
    runs had taken place with everyone sharing their         Debbie, run/trail coach, founder of MVR & owner
    photos of their runs and their achievements on the       of Mole Valley Fitness www.molevalleyfitness.
    club Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/              co.uk also offers coaching and online classes to help
    MoleValleyRunners                                        maintain fitness, improve running and prevent injury.
    At Mole Valley Runners there is no pressure to be a      Please do join us on our Facebook group:
    fast runner, the emphasis is on getting outside, doing   www.facebook.com/groups/MoleValleyRunners
    something that is good for you and having some fun       if you are looking for some inspiration for some
    along the way!                                           exercise.

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            DEAR LADIES, whether you are new to the area or have always
           been a ‘local’ girl, we wonder if you might be interested in visiting

                            fetcham village W.I.
            We know that times have been really tough for everyone, but enthusiastically look forward
                                     to reopening when allowed to do so.
          The opportunity of changing from an evening meeting to an afternoon has just been taken up,
       and we will be using the Village Hall on the second Thursday of the month (except August).
      You will find a warm welcome from 1.30 - 3.30pm. Most of us dislike arriving at a new venue but you
                                can be assured that our members are very friendly.
              It could be some time before we can resume so let’s try and bridge the gap. If you have
               any questions or would like to have a chat then I would be pleased to hear from you.
                                    Sincerely, MAUREEN 01372 842498

    The Probus Club of Ashtead

    Monday 15th February
    The Probus Club of Ashtead will hold its monthly
    meeting via Zoom at 10.30am. Andrew Baker’s
    talk is titled ‘Russia is a riddle wrapped in a
    mystery inside an enigma’ (Winston Churchill).
    Cost £5.
    For further information about Ashtead Probus visit www.ashteadprobus.com or,
    for more about our online talks, contact our Secretary, Stephen Bridges either on
    07806 791774 or stephen@bridgesuk.com.

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                                                Ashtead WIng meet on the
                                               second Monday of the month
                                                    from 8pm to 10pm
                                                Currently meeting virtually

   Our talk in February is ‘Chocolate’ and is given by local
  artisan chocolatier Natasha Sutton of AuBel Chocolates.
 Why not come and join us in 2021? We have a full programme of speakers
and a variety of additional interest groups. New members and guests always
 welcome, see our website for more info or email ashteadwing@gmail.com

      Next meeting                    Email: ashteadwing@gmail.com
    8th February 2021              Website: https://www.ashteadwing.co.uk

                      ASHTEAD WI
  Ashtead WI are a friendly and welcoming group who meet on the first Wednesday
  evening of the month. Join us for fun and laughter and to make new friends doing
      something you enjoy like walking, garden visits, crafts or join a book club.

  We usually meet at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall however, for now, we are holding
                                our meetings via Zoom.
 Our next Zoom is on Wednesday 3rd February at 7.30pm. Our speaker, Mike Goode,
                        will talk about ‘Royalty and Government’
                        A Tour of London from St James’s to Whitehall.

                               To find out more about joining us you can visit
                                    the Ashtead WI website or email us at

                                                Ashtead&LeatherheadLocal - February 2021     33

      u3a lemon juice
    Lemon juice seems to be a universal recipe             the options at https://u3asites.org.uk/ashtead/
    enhancer. Squeezed on pancakes with sugar and it       groups.
    delights the taste buds; on salmon it cuts through     I think ‘University of the Third Age’ may be a bit
    the oiliness and lifts the flavour to another level.   of a misleading title. It’s the only ‘University’ that
    But whatever your taste, like lemon, Ashtead           has no entry requirements, other than the desire to
    U3A has a life-enhancing activity to bring a zing      take up a new interest or expand an existing one.
    to your life. There are over 70 groups to choose       And ‘Third Age’ sounds like it’s only for old people.
    from (some currently using Zoom) - you can play        Obviously, all members are young at heart but to
    bridge, croquet or canasta, go for walks, learn a      join, you only need to be retired or semi-retired,
    language, appreciate wine, ethnic dining or poetry,    there is no lower age limit. Many members say the
    join regular coach trips, study philosophy, history    best thing about belonging is the way the U3A has
    or discuss current affairs. Or simply make things      widened their social networks. And learning new
    up in the creative writing group! Check out all        things along the way is good too…

       If you think a little U3A lemon juice added to your life would add that certain something,
      contact membership secretary Anthea via the Ashtead U3A webpage https://u3asites.org.
        uk/ashtead/home or 01372 273690. Remember, there is absolutely no entrance exam!

                         LEATHERHEAD AND DISTRICT
                                                           are hoping to repeat the coffee and
                                                           tea meetings in between the regular
                                                           meetings to keep everybody in touch.
                                                           On the 18th of February we have our
                                                           regular monthly meeting, on Zoom, at
                                                           which the speaker is Ian Bevin on a talk
                                                           entitled Victorian Leisure.
                                                           If you would like to join us, but are not
      Leatherhead u3a were very busy over                  a member, please contact the secretary
      the Christmas period with an afternoon               whose is on the website (Leatherhead
      tea, one of the regular monthly                      u3a) who will give you the link for the
      meetings and a morning coffee on                     meeting.
      Boxing day, all of these on Zoom
      because of the current restrictions. We              David Wall vice chairman

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To everyone at the
            Mole Valley Probus Club
                                                                Thank you very much for
                                                               your incredible generosity,
                                                                support and friendship to
                                                                 us at B@titude this year.
                                                               Your gift of £500 is making
                                                                   a difference already.

                                                                 We are always deeply
                                                               grateful for every donation
                                                               and recognise we can only
                                                                 support those in need
                                                                 within our community
                                                               because of the people who
                                                                 generously give to us.

                                                               Over this Christmas period,
      we have been able to deliver hampers to individuals who are on their own and for
    families who are struggling. We have been able to give supermarket vouchers to over
     50 people and provide presents for children and families in need. We have also been
     able to deliver meals, support people with gas & electric and fund last minute needs.

     Whether helping a young mum as she moves out of temporary accommodation to
    a new home, funding transport to hospital for a mum who has a very poorly child or
    responding with gifts to a mum who has escaped domestic violence, it is fantastic to
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       Thank you for your deep kindness and for choosing B@ttude, it is making a big
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                                                Let’s hope that 2021 will see a return to something approaching
                                                normality. We are a thriving society with a membership of 300,
                                                providing stimulating arts-related talks, visits to places of interest and
                                                cultural tours (this year hopefully to Berlin and Krakow). Normally
                                                our talks have taken place on the 3rd Tuesday morning of each month
                                                at the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, but that has not been possible in
                                                the present circumstances.
                                                Throughout this period we have been keeping in touch with our
                                ASHTEAD         members through regular newsletters, by email or hand-delivery for
                                                those without that facility.
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                                                Our online talk on Tuesday 16th February 2021 (at 10.30) will be:

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                    OF MOLE VALLEY

    Wine has been made for centuries from grapes grown      vine varieties experimentally at Wisley.
    in the Mole Valley. The Leatherhead & District          At least four local commercial vineyards exist as
    Local History Society’s pre-Christmas Miscellany        well as Painshill. They are dominated of course
    online gathering heard BILL WHITMAN talk                by Denbies at Dorking, said to be the largest in
    about local vineyards including one heroic failure.     southern England. High Clandon has a smaller
    The Romans produced wines at Cobham and                 vineyard, planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
    Painshill Park where there is still a vineyard on the   and Pinot Meunier vines in the classic Champagne
    north side of the lake. Traces of the original were     proportions. The grapes produce a pleasant sparkling
    found on sloping ground leading down from the           English wine. The landscaped site is just south of
    gatehouse off the Portsmouth Road. The other site       the A246, near Cherry Trees Children’s Home. Just
    is Cock’s Farm at Abinger where excavations have        south of there on the other side of the Down is the
    uncovered ordered post-holes, spaced to support         Silent Pool beauty spot where another vineyard also
    vines.                                                  produces a sparkling wine and fancy gin.
    In medieval times vines were grown to provide wine      The fourth vineyard is at Thorncroft Farm,
    mainly for church use. However the market reduced       Leatherhead. The vines are not immediately obvious
    after King Henry II inherited Anjou and imports         as they are tucked away in a coomb above the
    became easier, while later the monasteries were         railway line, just below the path from Bocketts Farm
    closed by Henry VIII.                                   to the water treatment works. There are plantations
    In Bookham, on Bagden Lane near Polesden Lacey,         of elder trees whose flowers are used for elderflower
    we have Phoenice Farm. The name means ‘vineyard’.       champagne. The producers at Thorncroft Farm tried
    The fields slope sharply down and face south. In        unsuccessfully to brand their product ‘Elder-Flower
    1964 R. Barrington-Brock published Starting a           Champagne’ but the name is jealously guarded by
    Vineyard, summarising his experiments growing           producers of the real thing.
    vines at Oxted to the east along the A25. Some years    For more information on the L&DLHS go to
    later the Royal Horticultural Society planted rows of   www.leatherheadhistory.org

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