Home > News

Age Concern Mole Valley Computer Courses

*** Booking now for May/June 2018 ***

If you are over 55 and live in the Mole Valley area, you can use Age Concern’s free computer courses based in either Dorking or Leatherhead. 

The course runs once a week for 6-8 weeks. Topics covered will include:  browsing on the internet, basic keyboard and mouse skills, using an iPad/Tablet, setting up and using your own email or skype accounts and how to shop on the internet as well.

Those who already own a laptop or an iPad/Tablet are encouraged to bring that to learn on. Computers can be provided as well – it’s up to you! 

Before coming to the course, you must register your interest by telephoning 07442 017169 / 01306 899104 or by email: info@ageconcernmolevalley.org.uk

 Find out more

Registered Charity No 1111678

20th Apr 2018

FG Cricket Club World Tour!

 

Last season, for the first time in over 30 years Forest Green Cricket Club went on tour! As it had been such a long time, they decided not to do things by halves so they went to Corfu. Two games were arranged for the end of September, one of them to be played on the famous ground amongst the cafes of Corfu Town, the other to be played on the Marina ground nearby.
On the first day, much to the team’s dismay, they were met at the ground by the sight of the opposition limbering up in a most professional manner. When they asked the name of the team they were told it was the Greek National side! As Greece were taking part in an international tournament the following week they needed to practice. Unfortunately Forest Green were no match for them.
The following day the match was against a team called Achilles in Corfu Town and Forest Green became only the third Corfu Tours team to win there! The other two teams to have that distinction were The Lords Taverners and the MCC!

If you would like to play cricket for your village this season contact Malcolm - redcapclayton@btinternet.com

6th Feb 2018

MVDC call for greenfield sites

 

Mole Valley District Council, in its efforts to meet local housing need, has decided that modest additions to rural villages is one of the preferred options it wants to explore further.
To investigate how it might be included in the Local Plan – called Future Mole Valley in which the general public will have the opportunity for consultation in late summer/early autumn 2018 – MVDC is looking to meet with parish councils and local residents associations early in the New Year.
At the same time a consultation will run from now until 5th February 2018 seeking landowners who may wish to promote land for inclusion in Future Mole Valley. The consultation is also open to non-landowners (Including parish councils and village associations) to suggest land that could be developed for the benefit of their village.
Under the banner ‘Greenfield Call-for-Sites', MVDC is issuing this call to landowners: “If you own or have an interest in a site which you would like the Council to consider for future development please visit the futuremolevalley.org website for further information. The Council is also seeking community engagement on the potential for modest extensions to rural villages as a means of supporting vibrant and successful rural communities. Officers from the Planning Policy department will be attending Parish Council meetings in early 2018.”

The meeting for the Abinger Parish will be held at The Evelyn Hall, Abinger Common, on Monday 19th February at 8pm. It is an open meeting and the public are encouraged to attend.
Please contact the Clerk in advance if you are intending to come.

6th Feb 2018

Village Hall


The AGM of the Village Hall was held on 11th Jan. At the meeting it was reported that the Hall’s funds are looking quite healthy at the moment due in large part to the money raised by The Village Day. We need to build up a large fund as the windows are in dire need of replacement plus several other maintenance issues.
During the election of officers Malcolm Clayton stepped down as chairman after 16 years to make way for Lucy Baker although he remains on the committee. Lucy will also have the support of the other long serving members of the committee; Gaye Collis, Secretary and bookings clerk and Tim May, Treasurer also Lee Buckland and Jim Barclay.

6th Feb 2018

2017 - What a Year!

2017 was an excellent year for the two main Village events, The Village Day and  Bonfire Night. £2,468 was raised by the Village Day which was shared between
the Hall, the cricket club and the Friends of Holy Trinity Church.

The Bonfire Night raised £1793 which enabled donations to St Catherine’s Hospice,
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, the cricket club and the Village Hall.
Both these events broke previous fund raising records and grateful thanks go to the organisers and all who supported them. A great time was had by all and we
look forward to a repeat performance this year.

6th Feb 2018

Age Concern Mole Valley Computer Courses - May/June 2018

If you are over 55 and live in the Mole Valley area, you can use Age Concern’s free computer courses based in either Dorking or Leatherhead. 

The course runs once a week for 6-8 weeks. Topics covered will include:  browsing on the internet, basic keyboard and mouse skills, using an iPad/Tablet, setting up and using your own email or skype accounts and how to shop on the internet as well.

Those who already own a laptop or an iPad/Tablet are encouraged to bring that to learn on. Computers can be provided as well – it’s up to you! 

Before coming to the course, you must register your interest by telephoning 07442 017169 / 01306 899104 or by email: info@ageconcernmolevalley.org.uk

 Find out more

Registered Charity No 1111678

 

 


14th Dec 2017

Bonfire Building... We Need You!

We need as much help as possible this Sunday 22nd from 10am to build the bonfire as its the last weekend left before our Bonfire & Fireworks Night on the 28th.

Come and join us, its good fun.... honest!

 

16th Oct 2017

Will Writing Service


If you are over 50 and live in the Mole Valley area, you can use Age Concern Mole Valley’s Will Writing Service.


Once a month local solicitors, Hart Scales & Hodges are taking appointments for Will Writing at the Age Concern Mole Valley offices in Dorking.  (A suggested donation of £50 can be given to Age Concern Mole Valley for the service.  A solicitor would normally charge over £200).


To book an appointment for the Will Writing Clinic,
please call 01306 899104/ 07442 017169
or by email: info@ageconcernmolevalley.org.uk  

Registered Charity No 1111678

3rd May 2017

Air Ambulance - Book a talk.

 
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance - Book a talk about our life-saving work.

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is inviting local groups, clubs, societies and other organisations to book a talk (free of charge) to find our more about the work of the charity.
By inviting one of our volunteer speakers to your group, you will be helping to raise awareness of our work and therefore ensuring we can be there for those who need us, now and in the future.

For more information or to book a talk, please contact us on: 01622 833 833
talks@kssairambulance.org.uk

19th Apr 2017

Anyone for Cricket!

 

The club has just held their AGM and have a full season of Sunday fixtures planned for 2017. If anybody would like to play a friendly game of cricket they would be more than welcome (all ages and abilities!). There's also a cricket tour to Corfu planned for the end of the season, and a local cricket 'sevens' tournament.

Contact Malcolm on 01306 621225 or redcapclayton@btinternet.com

Check out our new website

6th Mar 2017

Save our phone box!

BT are proposing to remove the phone box due to lack of use. No calls were made during the past year. This is not surprising as at present it is out of order and was the the same for at least part of last year!  Use,however, does not seem to be an overriding consideration   -  a box at Bookham was used 357 times and is still due for removal.  Forest Green has intermittent mobile network coverage, non-existent for some networks. This is an important factor.  The nearest phone boxes are at Walliswood, Ewhurst and Ockley although some of these are also under threat.BT are proposing to remove the phone box due to lack of use. No calls were made during the past year. This is not surprising as at present it is out of order and was the same for at least part of last year!  Use,however, does not seem to be an overriding consideration   -  a box at Bookham was used 357 times and is still due for removal.  Forest Green has intermittent mobile network coverage, non-existent for some networks. This is an important factor.  The nearest phone boxes are at Walliswood, Ewhurst and Ockley although some of these are also under threat.

Objections to removal should be sent to Mole Valley Planning Department by 10th November.

21st Oct 2016