Here in Dorking we’ve a wealth of amenities, and we like to make sure our visitors feel looked after. So we’ve compiled a ‘good to know’ list of places and services that might be of use during your time with us. Whether you’re just visiting, or you’re new to the area, we’ve got something for you.
St Martin’s Walk is the largest car park in Dorking, with nearly 400 spaces, but there’s more – the town has a total of 11 car parks offering 1,200 parking spaces. There are spaces for disabled badge holders in all main car parks, and also some on designated street spaces. You can also find parking using our parking app, Parkopedia.
There are free public toilets, baby changing facilities and a disabled WC (operated by a RADAR key) in the St Martin’s Walk Shopping Centre, and more toilets and baby change facilities can be found at South Street opposite Junction Road. Several other local businesses allow non-customers to use their facilities too; Waitrose (RH4 2HQ), Dorking Halls (RH4 1SG), Dorking Sports Centre (RH4 1SN), and the Mole Valley District Council Offices (RH4 1SJ).
There are numerous cash points in Dorking, eight of which are on the main thorough fare through the town. HSBC, NatWest, Barclays, Lloyds and Nationwide have ATMs, as well as at the BP Petrol Station at 2 Reigate Road, RH4 1SG.
The Post Office is at 165 High Street, Dorking RH4 1AD, Tel: 0845 7223344. In store they offer the obvious mail services, as well as identity and licence services including passport check and send, and you can also sort out your vehicle tax and foreign currency in branch.
The Dorking Library can be found at St Martin’s Walk, RH4 1UT, Tel: 0300 200 1001, and they have books, DVDs, printers and scanners, and they can help with applications for bus passes for the elderly or disabled. There is one disabled space adjacent to the library, and a large pay and display car park at the rear of St Martin’s Walk a shortwalk away.
Located at 3 Lyons Court, Dorking RH4 1AB, Tel: 0808 278 7930, the Dorking Citizens Advice offers a walk-in service every weekday morning 10am –1pm, and on Wednesdays the clinic extends to 4pm. Staff are trained to advise on virtually any issue including debt, housing, benefits, immigration and taxes.
Mole Valley District Council
The Council offices are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, and they can help you with all manner of queries including housing, environmental health, leisure, and roads, parking and travel.
Dorking Police Station is in Pippbrook Council Offices on Reigate Road, RH4 1S, Tel: 01483 571212. The front counter of the station is no longer open to the public, but you can still visit the nearby stations of Reigate or Epsom. They are opening up a new office in Leatherhead. A yellow phone remains at Dorking police station which can beused to reach police directly.
Hospital / A&E
There are two hospitals within 15 miles of Dorking that have A&E departments:
Dorking Hospital Centre, Horsham Road, Dorking RH4 2AA (No A&E) Tel: 01306 735459
Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, KT18 7EG, Tel: 01372 735 735
East Surrey Hospital, Canada Ave, Redhill RH1 5RH Tel: 01737 768 511
Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road,Guildford, GU27XX, Tel: 01483 571 122
In the event of you needing to access a defibrillator in Dorking, you can find one at these locations:
- at the public toilet on South Street (RH42HQ)
- outside of Sainsbury’s (32-38 High Street, RH4 1AY)
- Dorking Fire Station (Spook Hill, North Holmwood, RH5 4EG)
- Dorking Halls (Reigate Road, RH4 1SG)
- Dorking train station
- Harvest Community Church (Stubs Hill, RH4 2QD)
- Denbies Wine Estate