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This is where you’ll find the latest news and what activity Tourism South East is undertaking in Surrey.

East Surrey Rural Tourism Co-operation Project



Tourism South East & Associates is a consultancy partnership comprising representatives from Tourism South East, Matthews Associates (UK) Limited and Connor & Co.. In March 2017, it was awarded a contract to deliver two projects in parallel:-
Project 1: East Surrey Districts and Boroughs – Rural Tourism Cooperation – covering the rural areas of Tandridge, Epsom & Ewell, Reigate and Banstead and Mole Valley local authority areas.
Project 2: Mole Valley District Council – ‘Wheels Feet and Hooves’ – specifically looking at cycling, walking and equestrian activity in Mole Valley district rural areas only.
The projects are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) via the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The application for funding was made by Mole Valley District Council and Tandridge District Council who then early in 2017undertook a tendering exercise. Tourism South East & Associates was appointed with a project start date of April 3rd 2017.
What is the ‘rural area’ within the East Surrey Districts and Boroughs?
For the purpose of identifying areas of particular need there is a system that plots specific rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools that are included.  Users do not require specialist software and can access maps using a standard web browser. For the Coast to Capital LEP area the rural areas within the East Surrey projects are identified here
 On the left hand side menu bar:
  • click Administrative Boundaries
  • then Other Administrative Boundaries
  • then Rural Areas within Local Enterprise Partnerships(England)
and zoom in to the East Surrey location.
In effect, this means that the project should only be cover businesses, organisations, landscapes etc that are located within the rural boundary e.g. any located in Leatherhead would be excluded. However, there will undoubtedly be some flexibility in how stringently this guidance will apply.
Surrey Events

We aim to hold networking events during the year. These are always popular with members and well attended, providing excellent opportunities for you to meet other members in the county, share experiences and develop new strategic relationships. You are encouraged to bring any literature that others can take to share with their own guests and visitors. The events are free for members to attend.

Take a look at the Event Diary for events across our region.  

We are always looking for interesting venues for these events and our members welcome the opportunity to showcase their venues. If you would be interested in hosting a networking event, please let us know.

Developing Local Knowledge

By working with our partners we have tailored our customer care training courses to incorporate the development of local knowledge. 
Courses can be organised (minimum of 12 participants) for tourism groups, local businesses and destination partners.  To find out more about this course or register your interest in organising a course please contact the training team.


Contact Us 

As a member, and therefore a stakeholder, of TSE your opinion counts.  So, whether you have an idea, a problem with which you need help or you want to discuss how we can work together to increase turnover and optimise your membership, please contact the Membership Team on 02380 625544.