Local News week of 5th July 2021

In this week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper, we begin with a fundraising story from The Whitehaven News about a cycling challenge being undertaken by amateur cyclist Gavin Towers, who has the eye condition retintis pigmentosa.

As the Delta variant spreads, we have the surprising news that Epsom and Ewell had the highest infection rate in Surrey in the seven days up to the 21st June. We also have a warning from the national Neighbourhood watch scheme about scam emails linking to a website requesting personal and payment details for a Covid pass. Please remember the Covid pass is free from the NHS, details below.

We have news of the reopening of Epsom library and Epsom Square restaurants, cafes, bars and, for Al Fresco dining in the large open plaza, the food cabins. We have news of the opening of Rascals Softplay centre and cafe for 0-5 year olds and a new Dance Studio and Gym, as well as news of a new five screen Cinema due to open in the spring of 2022.

We have a story about the opening of a new cafe, near the Pavillion in Alexandra park recreation ground, Park View Cafe owned by a local resident, who was inspired during lockdown to change her career. The cafe serves vegan options and even special ice cream for dogs.

We have news about how the Borough manages our green spaces:- Horton country park, Epsom Downs, Epsom Common, the Hogsmill Nature Reserve and Nonsuch park. Whilst the Borough council are investigating whether the hIghway grass verges should continue to be mowed after conflicting feedback – pro and against.

The Police appeal for information about some of our featured crime stories this week following: a hate crime that took place in Worcestor Park; a man who was stabbed during a burgalry in Surbiton and an assault on a woman who was grabbed on Epsom common and dragged to the ground on the 29th June.

For more news and stories, including one about an historic steam train and one featuring our friends, the Epsom Choral Society choir, please listen and enjoy this week’s audio local news. Please share with anyone you know who has a visual impairment.

Audio News

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

To find out more about Gavin Towers and his cycling challenge visit his website: gavintowerscycling.com

To apply for your Covid Pass you can call 119 or visit the website NHS Covid Pass

To report information about the featured crime stories call 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

For more information visit the Northern Belle historic steam train website


The weekly news is just one of three sections of the Epsom and Ewell as described on the About Us page.

Many of these news articles, come from various sources and can be read in the local Surrey and Epsom Comet and Get surrey Surrey News. This week we also have stories from The Sunday Times and The Whitehaven News.

Local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom and Ewell borough council, Borough Insight magazine and Once Upon a Town.

Local news of 11th January 2021

May we begin by wishing a very Happy New Year to all our listeners, volunteers and visitors.

We would like to invite you to listen to the first Epsom and Ewell Talking News of the year, with thanks to the determination of the volunteers who recorded, produced and distributed the edition, despite the lockdown.

This week’s edition begins with an important message from Epsom and Ewell borough councillor Liz Frost about the lockdown, staying safe, protecting the NHS and the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination. We also have a message from Surrey Heartlands about the Covid-19 vaccination programme and about what to do if you receive a fraudalent telephone call or visit regarding the vaccination.

If this is your first visit, please browse around the website to find out all about the EETN, who can subscribe and how to contact us. Thank you, we look forward to continuing to provide our service throughout the rest of 2021.

Audio News

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Links mentioned in this week’s local news edition

For more information about the Surrey Heartlands Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccination programme

If you have concerns regarding a suspicious telephone call visit Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or if you are worried about someone visiting your home contact the Police on 101

If you want to help someone who is over 18 and is homeless visit Streetlink or Spear but please contact the Police on 999 if the person is under 18

For more information about Cancer Research Fundraising

The independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymous telephone line 0800 555 111 or Police 101

The charity Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602 Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year.


The weekly news is just one of three sections of the Epsom and Ewell as described on the About Us page.

Many of these news articles, come from various sources and this week’s can be read in the local Surrey and Epsom Comet and the Guidlford Dragon News. Local community information is from the Epsom and Ewell Borough council community magazine Epsom Borough Insight