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  • LUBH march
    Event: Oct 19, 2019 11:00 AM

    Our MPs will be in Westminster so join the anti-Brexit march and LET US BE HEARD!!

    The Liberal Democrat contingent will be meeting from 11am by the Duke of Wellington Memorial Statue at Hyde Park Corner.

    Members from Mole Valley are encouraged to take the 10:07 from Dorking, 10:13 from Leatherhead, 10:17 from Ashtead, 10:23 from Epsom and meet up in the front couple of carriages. We expect to join up on the train with other groups such as MOVEM.

  • Sam Gyimah
    Event: Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PM

    Mole Valley Liberal Democrats

    General Election Campaign Briefing

    (Confidential - for Members & Registered Supporters Only)

    Friday 25th October, 7.30 pm


    OLD BARN HALL, 55 Church Rd,

    Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 3PG


    Sam Gyimah MP

    Cllr Paul Kennedy

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary

    Candidate for Mole Valley

  • Future MV
    Article: Sep 24, 2019

    The extreme likelihood of a general election taking place later this Autumn has forced Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) to review and delay the public consultation process for the Local Plan.

    During any election period Councils have a statutory obligation to enter a period of 'purdah'. This severely restricts the Council's abilities to communicate with the public and would therefore completely disrupt the planned comprehensive programme of consultation making full and meaningful dialogue with residents impossible. In discussion with the relevant officers at MVDC it became clear that the Lib Dem administration would need to delay the consultation until early 2020 in order to comply with the regulations. The delay was formally confirmed at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

  • ranmore road tip
    Article: Sep 20, 2019

    The Dorking Tip, which has been under threat of closure by the County Council, could be saved.

    This follows the recent publication of a report which recommends that all four of the Surrey Tips which are currently under the threat of closure, including the Dorking Tip, should be kept open. The report also recommends that charges for small quantities of wood and rubble should be discontinued.

  • Horsehill petition
    Article: Sep 15, 2019

    Surrey County Council has just granted UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) planning permission for four extra production oil wells and a water reinjection well (11th September). The Planning and Regulatory Committee failed to take into account both government policy on climate change and their own recent declaration of a Climate Emergency. Furthermore, the recent worrying spate of earthquakes around Newdigate were not deemed valid in terms of planning objections; earthquakes apparently come under the jurisdiction of the Environment Agency and the Oil and Gas Authority, bodies which did not object on these grounds. Consequently, they were afforded no weight in the planning decision.

  • Event: Mar 6, 2020 7:00 PM
    Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Bookham

    This year's quiz is on Friday 25th October, 7p.m. for a 7.30 start at the Old Barn Hall in Church Road, Bookham. The cost is £13 per person including a light supper - but bring your own drinks.

    If you have been before you'll know that it is good fun. It is a non-political occasion but it is an important fundraiser for the local Party. Do try and come.

  • Article: Jul 11, 2019

    The Lib Dem administration considers the problem of roadside littering in Mole Valley to be a critical issue that needs a comprehensive solution.

    At the Council meeting on 9th July the opposition proposed a motion to adopt the 'Don't be a Tosser' Keep Britain Tidy campaign from January 2018. Whilst well-meaning, this is an inadequate yet potentially costly response. Furthermore it does not reflect the Council's existing activities including support for local litter picks, the need for fuller engagement by Surrey County Council as Highways Authority, or indeed the need to keep our recycling centres free and open for household waste.

  • LIbDem rainbow logo
    Article: Jul 11, 2019

    At the Council Meeting on Tuesday 9th July the Lib Dems supported the opposition motion to positively celebrate local diversity in Mole Valley. We made some amendments to ensure proper management and effective use of limited council resources and agreed to promote inclusion in all appropriate future communication.

  • Raj and Paul with Molebridge petition
    Article: Jun 28, 2019

    Today we received the wonderful news that the Molebridge Practice's application to close its Fetcham surgery has been withdrawn. Read the Statement.

    We would like to thank everyone who joined the campaign to retain a GP surgery in Fetcham - whether signing our petition, going out in the rain to collect signatures, or responding to the survey/consultation. We leafleted every house, we gave interviews to the press and on radio, we asked questions at the County and District Councils, and we spoke to NHS representatives - all to make sure decision-makers understood the strength of feeling within the community.

  • Claire Malcomson and other LibDem councillors (Mole Valley Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats successfully steered their Climate Emergency motion through an Extraordinary meeting of Mole Valley District Council on Tuesday 18th June. The result was met with delight and cheers from the public viewing gallery.

    This now empowers the Lib Dem administration to drive ahead with policies and programmes that will enable Mole Valley to be one of the leading councils in the country delivering effective measures to help safeguard our world from the damaging effects of global warming.