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The upcoming elections on May 6th matter for all of us in Mole Valley. Why not use postal voting to make sure your voice is heard? Check out our quick video guide.

Mole Valley will be holding three elections on Thursday 6 May 2021: County Council Elections, District Council Elections and Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election. Please support our local Liberal Democrat candidates.

Read our full Manifesto.

  • PCC Podcast - Woking Lds
    Article: Apr 19, 2021

    The local election is fast approaching. Woking residents will go to the polls on May 6th to have their say on who represents their Borough, their County and as their Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). But wait, what does the PCC do? What powers do they have?

    In this episode Liberal Democrat Candidate Dale Roberts explores the issues that will help you decide where to place your vote. He is joined by Lib Dem Cllrs Will Forster (Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council) and Paul Kennedy (Mole Valley and standing for Surrey's PCC).

  • Article: Mar 10, 2021

    We caught up with candidate Rosemary Hobbs via Zoom call.

  • monia weller
    Article: Mar 8, 2021

    Monica Weller - Mole Valley District Council Candidate

    Monica Weller has lived in Great Bookham for 33 years and is a well-known investigative journalist, public speaker and photographer. She turned to writing after working as a senior manager for a local charity for over 10 years. Monica is best known for ghost writing the best seller RUTH ELLIS MY SISTER'S SECRET LIFE and continues to give presentations locally and nationally about Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in the UK.

  • Raj Haque
    Article: Mar 8, 2021

    Jehangir (Raj) Haque - Surrey County Council Candidate

    Cllr Raj Haque is a well-known face in Bookham and Fetcham, having lived here for over 40 years and as owner of a popular Fetcham restaurant. Since his election to Mole Valley District Council in 2010, Raj has worked hard for residents, both in his own ward of Fetcham West and across Mole Valley as Chairman of the Council in 2018-19. Raj believes in working with other councillors and residents to get things done, and is always willing to help those in need, whether during the floods of 2013/14, supporting key workers during the pandemic, or through charity work. His proudest achievements include getting Cock Lane repaired, a 20mph zone for Fetcham's schools, and saving Fetcham's Molebridge surgery from closure.

  • andrew matthews
    Article: Mar 8, 2021

    Andrew Matthews - Mole Valley District Council Candidate

    Andrew grew up in Fetcham, attended local schools and went on to higher education, before starting his career on the railways.

    After living in Leatherhead, he moved to Bookham, with his wife and young family in 2010.

    Working as a Railway Signalling Engineer, he is regularly part of a team upgrading the railway infrastructure, and was involved in the recent remodelling, of London Bridge Station. He also enjoys spending time between rail projects, as a handyman working in the area.

  • Vote ()
    Article: Mar 8, 2021


    1 ENVIRONMENT

    1.1 Do Everything Possible to Protect the Green Belt - and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; government planning policies and centrally devised housing numbers increasingly put the Green Belt at risk and the Council must be vigilant and determined to resist this as far as possible by using available planning powers; confirm policy of only considering developments in the Green Belt if the land no longer serves Green Belt purposes and the development has local support; do everything possible to protect the Green Belt in the event that Government demands for excessive housing development put it at risk; implement a similar policy to protect rural areas beyond the Green Belt; 


    1.2 Protect and enhance the built environment - provide environmental improvements to town and village centres to increase their attractiveness to residents and business; seek to enhance and improve the quality of pavements, passageways, and street furniture in urban and rural areas and undertake decluttering where appropriate; 


    1.3 Provide a cleaner local environment - and support communities by clearing litter effectively and tackling dog fouling, by improving urban and rural street cleaning and by ensuring that street sweeping is scheduled to take account of special circumstances such as the autumn leaf fall; and that graffiti and fly posting are dealt with effectively; 


    1.4 Encourage residents to enhance their local environment - by reducing their use of natural resources, re-using materials and increasing recycling; widen the scope of recycling; support the MVDC 'Only Losers Litter' campaign to discourage littering from vehicles; 


    1.5 Protect Recycling Centres - campaign to restore the service cuts that have inconvenienced residents, reduced recycling rates and increased fly tipping; work with the County to find a way to extend facilities and opening hours at the Community Recycling Centres in Leatherhead and Dorking; 


    1.6 Effectively tackle fly-tipping - in the countryside and towns by using all practical methods including mobile cameras to catch and prosecute offenders; encourage reporting of all fly- tipping on the MVDC website to provide solid data on the scale of the problem; 


    1.7 Make the promotion of Green policies a priority - take the lead in energy conservation programmes; promote renewable energy in all Council buildings including consideration of ground source and geothermal heating; work towards the Council becoming carbon neutral by 2030; involve local organisations which promote these aims in enhancing and implementing Council policy; 


    1.8 Insist on the delivery of green principles on all new developments - implement green initiatives such as solar, wind turbine or ground source energy, high standard insulation, the replacement of trees and encouraging new planting; the introduction of catalytic converters on log burners and similar equipment; welcoming car club and car sharing initiatives and installing electric vehicle charging points in all Council car parks; support the planning improvements incorporated into the Draft Local Plan; 


    1.9 Encourage local power generation - such as solar, wind and hydro energy in appropriate locations; actively motivate investment in renewable energy and dissuade investment in fossil fuels;

  • Article: Mar 7, 2021

    We caught up with Cllr Bridget Kendrick via Zoom call got the latest about Leatherhead North:

  • Cllr Clayton Wellman catchup via Zoom call
    Article: Mar 4, 2021

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