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This week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local news section has a wide variety of news with a search for Santas to musical events. However, we begin with a serious news story that police are searching for a man after an incident of indecent exposure at a petrol station in Epsom, sadly only one of the recent sexual incidents that led to a protest by local women in Nonsuch park.
We have several hospital news stories, leading with the news that some MPs have criticised the proposed changes to Epsom and St Helier hospitals, which would result in maternity services being cut. The story of a critical incident being declared at East Surrey hospital and the good news that Kingston hospital has received a UNICEF award for their work on improving care for babies, mothers and breastfeeding rates.
We have several news items from Surrey Councils with the news that Sutton Council is spreading its use of the “Internet of Things’ with a pilot scheme to utilise sensors to measure the use of seven parks to help determine if the local community are getting the best use out of their local green spaces. They will also be using sensors to collect data to improve parking for disabled car users.
We have news from Kingston Council that they are exploring plans to determine the future of the Guildhall complex, with the historic listed building at the heart of a crucial heritage-led regeneration project and the possibility of the Coronation Stone – used to crown ancient kings of England – moving to All Saints Church on the other side of the Market Square.
We hear that Epsom and Ewell Borough Council are requesting private landlords, with three or four bedroom homes, to contact them, following their decision to assist up to five Afghan Refugee families.
Finally we have two heartwarming stories, when Care UK Appleby house residents welcomed Epsom Primary and Nursery school children to an afternoon of music in the sun and when Surrey Young Carers enjoyed a fun day out in Epsom. We also have a date for your diary with an Epsom Choral Society event to be held in November.
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