If you are interested in helping either by being on the Working Group, or joining the Forum please use the form on the Contacts page. Or email ForumContact@ashteadcommunityvision.org.uk
Members of ACV Working Group and/or the Forum:
I am in my 60’s and retired 3 years ago. Prior to retirement I was a professional banker and then an adjudicator with the Banking Ombudsman. Originally from the North East, I have lived in Ashtead for 33 years. “I love Ashtead” Jean says, “It is a very special place and, whilst appreciating the need for change, I would like to help keep it the way it is. This is a perfect opportunity, for all of us who care, to have a say in what we think as residents, is best for Ashtead.”
Age: 65+ Number of years lived in Ashtead: 30 Occupation: Retired. Local Voluntary Groups/Interests: Secretary of Ashtead U3A; Trustee of Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. Reason for joining ACV & Forum : We came to Ashtead from Wimbledon in search of a larger house with a garden in an attractive neighbourhood close to the countryside. We love living here in such a thriving village community, and I want to play my part in ensuring that Ashtead develops in such a way that safeguards its character.
Dr James Close: Age : 65+. Number of years lived in Ashtead: 32. Occupation: retired doctor. Local voluntary groups and/or interests: health, infrastructure & natural history. Reason for joining ACV & Forum: to engage with the ACV process, to inform residents of progress & to assist in any way that may be appropriate.
Roy Guy: Age: 65+. No of years living in Ashtead: 37. Occupation: Retired Local voluntary groups and/or interests: APMH; Ashtead Good Neighbours; Ashtead Day Centre (Treasurer); St Giles’ Choir; The Parlour Singers; Family History; Ashtead History. Reason for joining ACV & Forum:To speak for the lobby who don’t want to spoil Ashtead with too many more residents – “Stay as Sweet as You Are”
Councillor Paula Hancock (Sub-group: Infrastructure)
Nigel Herbert has lived in Ashtead since 2011 when he relocated from South Wales following his marriage to Sal, who has always lived in Ashtead. Nigel is currently a senior executive in sales and marketing at IBM. Despite his career having been in IT for over 30 years, he has also owned and run an Estate Agency business in South Wales, and continues to run a property management and development business. Nigel leads a busy life with six children, and both he and Sal are committed christians. “We love Ashtead” says Nigel, “It’s an ideal location within striking distances of London and the Airports, whilst having a rural village feel to it. We are committed to ensuring that Ashtead retains it’s unique character for future generations”
Kathy Lewis: Age: 55+. No of years living in Ashtead: 9. Occupation: Retired Local voluntary groups and/or interests: Ashtead Choral Society, U3A. Reason for joining ACV & Forum: I want to contribute to the community and to ensure that we have a say in what happens to our wonderful village and surrounding green areas.
Jim Malynn, chairman of Ashtead Residents Association
John Morgan. Vice chairman, the Forum. (Sub-group: Head of Publicity). I’m John Morgan. I move to Ashtead with my wife and two children from St Albans as I was then working both in Kingswood and the. Now I’m working from home but still travelling regularly to London. I joined the Forum to ensure the voice of the local community is heard when the future development of the Village is being considered.
Denise Newman. Age: 55. Number of years lived in Ashtead: 9 Occupation: Administration. Local voluntary groups and/or interests: Member of St George’s Church & the National Trust; Photography. Reason for joining ACV & Forum : To ensure that the village’s character and community nature is maintained for future generations.
Age: 65+ Number of years lived in Ashtead: 30 Occupation: Retired. Previously project/facilities manager in both public and private sector. Reason for joining ACV & Forum : I am very interested in the future of Ashtead Village.
Di Stirling, Secretary of the Forum (Sub-group: Transport)
Councillor Chris Townsend
Alex Tombs. ACV Treasurer Age : 55-64. Number of years lived in Ashtead: 32 Occupation: Retired (used to be an auditor). Local voluntary groups and/or interests: Volunteer for Citizens Advice Bureau, Golf, Walking, Cricket, Cycling, Gardening, etc. Used to be treasurer for Ashtead Pelham FC for 3-4 years. Reason for joining ACV & Forum: Just want to “do my bit” for the village
Tony Tuley, Chairman of the Forum. (Sub-group: Business & Economy). I moved to Ashtead in 1979 from Morden for cheaper housing and more space. A keen walker, I like the fact that I can walk out of Ashtead onto Green Belt land in both directions but still have the convenience of easy access to all forms of transport.
Photographs kindly taken by David Spink www.davidspinkphotgraphy.com