13th March: Formal consultation and Statutory Notice to close the Ockley
base from the end of this academic year, has been announced. You can read the announcements here, and here; a copy of the official response form can be found here.
What happens next? The authorities are going to hold
a public meeting where you can express your views, obtain more information and
have your questions answered. The details of the meeting are as follows:
The Ashcombe SchoolAshcombe Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4
1LY OnWednesday 22nd March at
Ockley Village Hall back to life…
The Village hall
has just received a grant to pay for materials for the painting of the village
hall. We desperately need volunteers to pop along to the hall over the open
weekend to help clean down and paint our tired hall.
This will benefit the whole
community as we hope to start making improvements to the hall with the aim of
making it the hub of village life. The more we can improve our hall the more we
will want to use it.
So please spare
some time and help improve our community hall…. see here for details:
Parish Council News:
Dr Graham Blockey to retire
1. Mole Valley District Council have been contacted by BT who propose to remove two BT Pay Phones in the village, that by the station and the one on Stane Street between the Village Hall and the Inn on the Green.
2. Repairs to equipment in the play area have been approved and have now been completed.
Graham is going to be retiring at the beginning of April after 24 years at The Leith Hill Practice, initially as a Partner and for the last 12 years as our Senior Partner.
This is an enormous loss to us and we will miss him tremendously as he embarks on a new, exciting and thoroughly well-deserved phase of his life. A celebration organised by his patients will be taking place on Wednesday 29th March 2:30pm at South Holmwood village hall.
We are delighted to announce that our salaried GP of 10 years Dr Liesel Moffett will be joining us as a Partner in April. Liesel is already well-known to our patients and will take over the lead role at our South Holmwood Surgery from Graham.
Our GP team will be completed by the appointment of Dr Vici Ripley in early May. Vici joins us after having relocated to the area from Scotland and has already worked some sessions for us in the late summer and autumn last year.
Dr Stephen Jefferies, Senior Partner February 2017