A Christmas chat with the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Photograph of Jan Collier at home next to a photograph of Chris Grayling at home in an online Zoom interview
News Editor Jan Collier in the first EETN Zoom interview with Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

This interview was conducted on 10th December, prior to awareness of the new COVID-19 variant and the new Tier 4 restrictions in the borough.

What a privilege it was at the end of this very sad year to share some personal Christmas thoughts with Chris Grayling MP for Epsom and Ewell. Sparing time to chat via Zoom with News Editor Jan Collier, Chris inspired us all with safe and wonderful ways to keep the festive season magical, including walks in the fresh air listening to birdsong and  imbibing woodland aromas – what better way to walk off that Christmas pudding!

Working mostly online and via Zoom, rather than face to face or at Westminster, our special guest has been able to work with local schools, hold his regular surgeries and talk to constituents. Occasionally visiting local businesses, socially distanced, Chris stressed it was essential to bring back businesses and support the local economy.

Chris will spend Christmas at home in Ashtead with his family,  but will he wear a Christmas jumper and does he help with the cooking? You will hear all about that and much more, along with his special Christmas message to all our listeners.

Press Play to listen to the Jan Collier’s Christmas chat with Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Judy Sarssam’s interview on Channel KT4

Listen to EETN Chairman Judy Sarssam in conversation with Graham Jones of local community-based TV Channel KT4. The interview took place remotely as a Facebook live event on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.
Channel KT4 is an online community-based TV station broadcasting twice a week on Facebook Live in support of two main areas; Local Community and Lovers of Military, Community, College, and Youth Bands around the Globe.

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Channel KT4 Local News Magazine Show

Graham Jones in conversation with Judy Sarssam, Chairperson, Epsom & Ewell Talking Newspaper for the Blind

Posted by Channel KT4 on Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Latest news on the borough from the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell

Picture of the mayor being interviewed by Jan Collier
Councillor Beckett being interviewed by Jan Collier

Today, 6th February, we were honoured to have a visit from our President, the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Councillor John Beckett. Whilst he was with us he recorded an audio interview with, EETN volunteer, Jan Collier. The Mayor answers listeners questions and provides information on the borough’s climate change action plan such as installing electric charging points, boosting biodiversity and the removal of single use plastics. He also describes the changes currently being made to Epsom’s marketplace.

To listen to the range of issues covered in the full interview, please click the Play button.

Councillor Beckett with our chairman and some volunteers