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    Article: Jul 14, 2021

    You know how serious the threat of climate change is and the potential consequences for our planet if action is not taken. That's why it's vital that MP's back the UK's recent Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, soon to be debated in Parliament.

    The Bill provides a framework of policies to reduce both the UK's entire emissions and its ecological footprint. There are three areas to the bill:

    • Tackling the climate emergency, restricting the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C. In the UK, we need to take into account all our emissions based on production and consumption including those goods manufactured abroad.
    • Reversing our ecological crises with strict targets so that nature is visibly and measurably on the path to recovery by 2030.
    • Making the transitions in a fair and sustainable way so vulnerable communities don't bear the brunt of the changes

  • David Draper, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Ranmore BMX track ()
    Article: Jun 21, 2021

    As Liberal Democrats, we have pledged to be greener, fairer and more caring in the way we serve Mole Valley communities. This Lib Dem Council administration cares about community and understands the importance of listening when local residents express genuine concerns about issues that are important to them. During the course of the last few weeks, for example, there has been much discussion over the future of the Dorking BMX Track, with new and varying concerns coming to light from local people and users of the track. Consequently, we have decided to withdraw the current BMX report and recommendations from consideration by the Cabinet at its meeting on 22nd June. This will allow more time to explore all the views and discuss a future course of action on what is clearly an important issue to members of our community.

  • Stephen Cooksey Leader of Mole Valley Council ()
    Article: May 19, 2021

    This is quite a historic and welcome occasion - the first meeting in person of Councillors for over a year. I have certainly missed the interaction of debate and discussion between members which cannot be replicated in a virtual environment. I would like to thank our officers for making this possible - the establishment of a safe and secure meeting place was no easy task, but as with the elections, and the challenging circumstances that we have experienced over the past year or so, they have found and implemented a way forward and we are very grateful for the work that they have done.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.