Kirstie Havard

District Councillor for Capel, Leigh, Newdigate, Charlwood, & Hookwood


I moved to Newdigate from London in August 2003 and my first daughter was born in November that year.

I became involved in the village playground raising money to re-fill and repair the bark pit that was the surface at the time and updated and refurbished some of the playground equipment. Subsequently, a fabulous job has been done by some other village members completely resurfacing the playground and making some great modern changes. I joined the Newdigate Community Centre Village Hall Committee.

In 2008 I organised a ‘Picnic on the Brocus’ with live bands and stalls selling food and other things. This was a memorable day as the weather was so utterly awful! After this I was a member of the organising committee of Village Day until 2013 and I was on the Newdigate Community Centre (Village Hall) committee.

I was a Governor at the Weald School, Beare Green from 20011-2013

In 2020/21 I worked with a sustainability officer from Mole Valley co-ordinating clearing litter mainly in the Henfold Lane area between Newdigate and South Holmwood; contractors were organised to clear rubbish from inaccessible sites along the road and signage was installed on Henfold Lane stating ‘No Litter’.

I have been a ‘Friend’ on my daughters' school committees for the past 10 years and in December 2023 organised the first ever Ashcombe School Christmas Fair which was a great success and vital in securing an event at the school to raise much needed funds.

I am very interested in pursuing the idea of providing housing with modular designs and static mobile homes for an immediate relief to the many people being made homeless, on suitable sites where services can be run in and homes created.After the 2nd world war immediate housing was needed for all the people bombed out during the war. Sites were identified where temporary housing was erected and communities were created. There are around the country today still examples of these sites in existence today.

In my village I have volunteered as a driver for those attending the ‘Live alone Lunch’ in the village hall. I also produce the village rota for village volunteers who take the weekly donations, collected through the church, for the Dorking food bank.

Every small thing I have done in the local community has been important to me, I have always worked full time and brought up my 2 daughters to understand the importance of ‘giving back’ to your community at any opportunity.

Kirstie Harvard
Kirstie Harvard

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