Community - Ashtead Community Information
Ashtead village is an ancient settlement dating back to before Roman times. Artefacts and burial sites have been discovered on Ashtead Common and where the ExxonMobil Headquarters is now situated.
With approximately 15,000 people, it lies between the towns of Leatherhead and Epsom. Northwards is the unspoilt 400 acre area of Ashtead Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve, now owned and maintained by the Corporation of London. Southwards is the famous Epsom Downs. Well served by London trains, and its proximity to the motorway network, it is popular with daily commuters. Yet it retains its village atmosphere, which is evidenced by the increasingly well-attended Village Day held in the Recreation Ground.
The village boasts two shopping areas with a variety of local shops and banks, and also has numerous thriving local clubs and associations. Amongst the latter is the Ashtead Residents' Association, which has over 6,000 members and represents the views of the residents to the local Councils.