Supporting individuals and communities to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

We will

  • Improve the delivery of affordable and social housing to meet local need
  • Focus on young people, the vulnerable and those most in need when planning and delivering services
  • Promote health and wellbeing through enabling the provision of sports, leisure and cultural activities and encouraging responsible enjoyment of our parks, open spaces, heritage and countryside
  • Work to end rough sleeping and prevent homelessness, ensuring that those who need help can access appropriate support and advice
  • Tackle anti-social behaviour by working with partners to promote pride in place and effective enforcement
  • Represent the concerns of Mole Valley residents and businesses with partners, central government and other agencies

Related projects

Our Wellbeing Team is involved with initiatives such as Surrey Youth Games and supporting the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival which takes place every October.

Grant funding will continue to be used this year to support a free and inclusive out of school activities programme for children and young people as well as free wellbeing walks. 

We continue expanding services to support our senior residents.

In addition to traditional installers who fit lifeline alarms and guide you through the equipment, Mole Valley Life now provides self-install alarms for those who want to maintain independence, peace of mind, and have access to emergency assistance if required.

These alarms can be set up effortlessly without the need for professional help and come equipped with fall detection and two-way communication to allow connection with an  operator at the touch of a button.  

At a time when community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations need financial help the most, we’re glad to continue funding opportunities in 2024/25.

Eligible groups in Mole Valley have the option of applying for a range of grants which help them to carry out valuable work in local communities. More information can be found here. 

We’re investing over £3m to repair and improve Dorking Halls over the next two years.

In 2024 and looking ahead to 2025, this planned refurbishment will further protect the heritage of the venue and help evolve it for a greener future. A new, long-term ceiling will be fitted in the Grand Hall and a heating and cooling plant will be replaced.

This will not only reduce costs but also the Hall’s carbon footprint. Details of improvements works for 2025 will be confirmed later this year. 

We will continue to promote new affordable housing within the district through our negotiations with developers on new housing developments and promoting opportunities for our partner housing associations.  

In 2024/25 in addition to the purchase of additional emergency housing units through the Local Authority Housing Fund.

We are also financially supporting the new Kingston House Gardens Development in Leatherhead which will result in an additional 36 affordable housing units.  

Due to Surrey Police withdrawing their support from long-established CCTV monitoring partnerships with Surrey councils, we have had to review the existing provision of public space CCTV cameras in the district from 2024 onwards.

Having run a six-week consultation in the autumn last year, a decision is due to be made on the type and number of cameras by Cabinet Committee this summer.  


Objectives and Performance

2024/25 Annual Plan ObjectiveCabinet Portfolio
1. Enable young people to access and take part in a range of activities that they might not ordinarily be able to afford by continuing to run a programme of out of school activitiesCouncillor Nick Wright
2. Continue to expand our Mole Valley Life services by working with Health and Social Care partners, so that older and vulnerable people can live well and independently in their own homes for longerCouncillor Claire Malcomson
3. Implement the revised approach to the provision of Disabled Facilities Grants to maximise support to vulnerable residentsCouncillor Rosemary Hobbs
4. Continue to build community capacity and support community infrastructure through the continuation of a grant schemeCouncillor Bridget Kendrick
5. Undertake refurbishment works at Dorking HallsCouncillor Nick Wright
6. Implement a revised approach to CCTV across the DistrictCouncillor Paul Kennedy
7. Make best use of developer contributions (from Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 agreements) to fund Council Priorities, including affordable housing and infrastructure for communitiesCouncillor Rosemary Hobbs / Councillor Bridget Kendrick
 2024/25 Cabinet Performance IndicatorTarget 2024/25
1. Number of rough sleepers in the district on a given dateN/A*
2. Number of households in bed and breakfast accommodation and nightly stay accommodation N/A*
3. Number of households on the Housing RegisterN/A*
4. Number of households in emergency accommodationN/A*
5. Number of affordable homes completed47
6. Number of people who have received aids or adaptations to their homes via the disabled facility grant scheme N/A*
7. Percentage of approved disabled facility grant applications where the adaptation has been completed90%
8. Time taken to repair/replace playground equipment 10 working days
*it is not appropriate to set a target for these performance indicators; they are monitored as ‘Information’ performance indicators