Mole Valley is a local government district in
council is based in Dorking.
The district, named after the River
, was formed on April 1
, under the Local Government Act 1972
, by a
merger of the urban districts of Dorking and Leatherhead and most
of the Dorking and Horley Rural District. The two towns in the
district are Dorking and Leatherhead. The largest villages are Ashtead, Fetcham and Great Bookham, all of which are in the northern third of the
Partisan composition of Mole Valley District Council
Mole Valley District Council is usually elected by thirds: That is,
approximately one-third of the members are re-elected at each
election, each serving four year terms, with one year out of every
four not having Council elections.
The Council was, however, re-elected whole in 2000
after wholesale boundary changes to the Wards.
In May 2006, a report commissioned by British
showed that housing in Mole Valley
produced the twentieth highest average carbon emissions in the
country at 6,928 kg of carbon dioxide
- See also: Energy efficiency in
In 2008 a group of residents got together and formed The Green Mole
with the aim of promoting sustainable
development in Mole Valley both by providing a hub to help
residents, and to lobby the council to undertake more sustainable
Mole Valley is served by these emergency services:
- Surrey Police.
Dorking Police Station is the lead station in Mole Valley Division,
Leatherhead Police Station is only used for minor issues now, and
is only part time.
East Coast Ambulance Service The district has two
Ambulance Stations one in North Holmwood (1 mile south of
Dorking)and the other in Leatherhead.
- Surrey Fire
& Rescue Service, The district has two Fire
Stations one in North Holmwood and the other in Leatherhead.
- Hospital, Each town
has a small NHS
Hospital with no A&E. They
are used for outpatients and rehabilitation.
Surrey Police, Dorking Police
- Surrey Council
- BBC news