Local news of 23rd Jan 2021

In this week’s edition of the Epsom and Ewell talking news we have more from Surrey Heartlands about the role out of the vaccination programme, as well as a warning about vaccination scams. As well as covering the effect of COVID-19 on local services, we have many other news stories, finishing with a collection of interesting stories from local residents about their personal vaccination experiences. 

This week’s local news begins with an open letter from Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller, who, since February 2020, has been leading Operation Apollo, Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s Covid-19 response. In this open letter to residents of Surrey, read by EETN volunteer Rob Taylor, he shares his Covid experience and reflects on the past 12 months.

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Links mentioned or relevant to this week’s news

To contribute to the Kingston Hospital’s Charity to visit the Justgiving Help Kingston Hospital Charity campaign

For urgent medical help use the NHS UK 111 website or call 111

For life threatning emergencies call 999 for an ambulance

Anyone showing symptons of coronavirus should self isolate and can book a test by calling 119, if you have any queries email syheartlandsccg.contactus@nhs.net

Have your say on what you will pay for policing before the 5th Feb by completing the Police and Crime Commissioner Survey

For more information visit 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

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

Sources

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 Surrey Heartlands. Local community information is from the Epsom and Ewell Borough council community magazine Epsom Borough Insight and the community website Nextdoor

Local news week of 18th Dec 2020

This week’s news begins with a Christmas and New Year message from EETN Chairman Judy Sarssam on behalf of the team. Our many local news stories include the story of Steve Rebus, a blind man from Surrey, who has embarked on an epic walk to raise awareness and money for the charity Blood pressure UK. We have a Covid-Hero story of Tiffin school teacher Jamie Frost who kept children around the world learning with his creation Dr Frost Maths and news about a donation from Rotary Club Epsom given to help in the fight against the pandemic. We have advice from Surrey County Council to call NHS 111 before visiting A&E and warnings about e-scooters and a near miss at Ashtead station. The next edition of the talking news will be published in the New Year and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our listeners, volunteers and website visitors Seasons Greetings.

Audio News

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Links to Information about charities and funds mentioned in this week’s stories

To donate or find out more about Steve Rebus’ fundraising visit Steve’s JustGiving page.

For more information about the Surrey County Council Community fund visit Think big

Find out more about Surrey County Council Veterans Hub or the Armed forces charity SSFA

Sources

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 and the Ashtead Residents association. The Covid-Hero story can be read in The Times.

Media releases

Epsom Rotary Club Help In The Fight Against The Pandemic

Stay safe and avoid waiting in A&E – just call 111 first