Leatherhead AHEAD
Moving our town forward together
P.O. Box 240, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8YQ Phone: 01372 378604
leatherheadahead@aol.com website www.leatherheadahead.org.uk

Leatherhead AHEAD launches its website

As part of our campaign for better parking and access for Leatherhead we have launched our own website. Our intention is to help promote the town and at the same time explain why we exist and how things could be better.

The website’s main features are:

We describe the continuing quest for information from Surrey County Council and Mole Valley District Council about the huge sums of public money spent on the Phase II works which do not achieve any of the Councils’ stated aims.

We are developing pages which show the road and pedestrian signs in and around the town to assist the debate on getting these improved. The images speak for themselves - some current signs are inadequate and misleading and very confusing for visitors. [In the first Leatherhead Directory, produced in 2003 by Mole Valley District Council, the map inside shows the roads around Leatherhead with no indication that there is a one-way system. The area of the ramps is shown as an open crossroads with access from all sides, clearly indicating that traffic could travel in all directions including up and down the High Street.]

We are very grateful to Frank Haslam whose invaluable expertise has made this website possible.

Good news for the town

The First Leatherhead Drama Festival was held during the week 3rd - 8th May and was a great success. Sir Michael Caine CBE presented the awards named after him to the winners. Richard Houghton and his festival committee are to be congratulated on their achievement.

There are new businesses which have opened in the town:

Travelodge High Street next to the entrance to the Swan Centre. Opened on 17th May (COMPLETED ON TIME)
Inside Furniture and soft furnishings
At the entrance to the Swan Centre
Kea jewellers at 18 High Street
Nesime hairdressers in the lower part of the High Street by the ramps
Ritz Music sheet music & instruments in Church Street next to the bike shop
Exclusively Surrey estate agents at 15 Bridge Street
Coffee Valley sandwich bar and coffee shopat 55 High Street next to the Duke’s Head
Daddy’s Fish Bar fish and chip shop at 46a High Street opposite the Duke’s Head
Natural Beauty beauty salonat 22 North Street in the old Bookworm unit


Information for editors

For background on Leatherhead AHEAD please see the website, referring to the page ‘Our Case’, or contact Wendy Reid, 01372 373518

Frank Haslam has lived in Leatherhead since 1979. One of his hobbies is to run a number of non-commercial websites of his choice with local connections www.leatherheadweb.org.uk and also for those interested in the history of the RAF www.rafinfo.org.uk .

He is pleased to lend his support to Leatherhead AHEAD in a practical way. Frank’s work is based in Epsom as Quality Director of the UK’s leading market research company, TNS. He is Treasurer of the Friends of Leatherhead Parish Church, the Parish Church’s website editor, a committee member of the Friends of Therfield School, Christian Aid Organiser for Leatherhead and on the committee of RAFA Guildford. web@leatherheadahead.org.uk

Press Release 24.5.04 Wendy Reid 01372 373518, press@leatherheadahead.org.uk