Welcome to the Ewhurst LEAP website.

Ewhurst Local Environment Action People (LEAP) are an inclusive group of friendly volunteers working to improve the surroundings of our beautiful village through conservation, as well as raising awareness of wider environmental issues.

We usually have a working party once a month for a range of activities such as footpath clearing, pond maintenance or litter picking. Through initiatives such as sharing wildflower seeds at the Ewhurst Carnival, we engage others in wider issues that concern us all.

Below are the latest posts, messages and rambles. Amongst them are Richard’s wonderfully evocative articles about his wanderings around the parish, to see these articles in one place see Rambles in a Surrey Village.

Please come and join us at any of the LEAP events and working parties in the calendar below and join the mailing list for occasional emails.

Recent Posts

Shared foot and cycle path to Cranleigh

There was a good number of us litter picking last month – we had enough litter to fill the expanded boot of an estate car!  Cranleigh dump was a little sceptical, but were persuaded to allow Alice and me to dump it all there.  Thanks to all who helped picking!

At the annual Parish Meeting Michael Higgins, our Waverley councillor, came up to me to thank LEAP for all its work.  The Parish Council have always been generous to LEAP, and it is good to know we are appreciated by the Borough too.

Next Saturday I cannot help much with the working party, but James has suggested clearing our part of the combined foot and cycle path between Ewhurst and Cranleigh.  The path needs overhanging twigs cutting back, and the path scraped back to its full width.  This will allow pedestrians and cyclist to pass more safely.  Only about one third (300m) of the full path is in our Parish, which should be plenty to keep busy for two hours.

Please meet at the bottom of the hill out of Ewhurst towards Cranleigh, at 10am this coming Saturday, 11th May.  James and I will have the LEAP tools, but please bring your own spades or shovels. I will come back again at 11 with coffee and biscuits, and help collect the tools at midday.

All the best,

  1. LEAP Litter pick Leave a Reply
  2. Widening a footpath near Ewhurst Green Leave a Reply
  3. Cobbler’s Brook path Leave a Reply
  4. Finish tidying the pond Leave a Reply
  5. Rescheduled – Village Hall car park pond Leave a Reply
  6. Village Hall car park pond Leave a Reply
  7. Footpath clearing, Yard Farm to Westland Farm Leave a Reply
  8. Carnival pictures Leave a Reply
  9. Carnival Time! Leave a Reply