Hundreds attend Transform Leatherhead's Autumn Public Forum
On Wednesday 17th October over 100 people attended Mole Valley District Council's Transform Leatherhead Autumn Public Forum at Leatherhead Theatre, whilst over 600 watched the event live via Facebook.
Councillor Simon Edge, Cabinet Member for Prosperity, said: "The Autumn Forum was a great opportunity to update everybody on the Transform Leatherhead initiatives and to hear from the Chief Executive of our partner and funder Coast to Capital, Jonathan Sharrock. We were pleased to welcome so many attendees and online viewers on the night.
"Jonathan Sharrock's enlightening presentation demonstrated how Coast to Capital are working with Mole Valley District Council and other local authorities to represent our region to government and maximise the economic benefit of investments made in our area.
"We were delighted to be able to demonstrate the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes on this long term, multimillion pound programme of initiatives and to highlight our key goals for the coming year. We presented on the upcoming submission of the outline planning application for the redevelopment of Claire House and James House which has been adjusted following the public consultation this summer, the initial results of Cushman & Wakefield's analysis of the long-term development options for the Swan Centre and the progress of the short-term refurbishments, and the upcoming completion of a Transport Model.
"We look forward to welcoming everyone back at the next forum scheduled for 7th March 2019 at the Leatherhead Theatre."
On the night, following the presentations by Jonathon Sharrock and Councillor Simon Edge, an engaging question and answer session took place. On the panel were members of our project team and representatives from Surrey County Council. Questions that were not answered on the night will be posted in a Q& A section on the Transform Leatherhead website www.transformleatherhead.com.
Additional expertise during the interactive part of the evening was provided by Councillor Colin Kemp, Surrey County Council Lead Member for Place and Richard Bolton, Local Highway Services Group Manager for Surrey County Council.
Youngsters from the local dance squad D-Lionz from Dandelion Theatre Arts based at the Theatre, closed the event with a fantastic performance of mixed dance styles promoting Mole Valley's Arts Alive Festival.
Those who missed out on the forum can download the presentation from our website www.transformleatherhead.com or watch the film of the evening via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Transformleatherhead. To sign up to receive regular e-updates about Transform Leatherhead, visit the Transform Leatherhead website.