Local Epsom and Ewell News week of 16 May 2024

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending 16 May 2024 begins with the re-election of Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner and news of Epsom and Ewell’s new Mayor. Our news stories include Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands News and our regular What’s On programme of events.

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Epsom and Ewell Borough Council News

NEW Mayor of Epsom and Ewell

Councillor Steve Bridger has been officially recognised as the new Mayor of Epsom and Ewell at the council’s annual Mayor Making ceremony at the Town Hall on Tuesday 14 May. The Mayor’s three chosen charities for the year are:

Bids invited

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council is inviting community groups and organisations to bid for neighbourhood funds raised by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The CIL raises funds from developers to ease the pressure new developments can bring to local infrastructure. The window to bid runs until 18 June find out more at Levy bids.

Surrey County Council News

Surrey DAY 2024

The partnership Visit Surrey, BBC Radio Surrey and the Surrey Lieutenancy celebrated Surrey Day 2024. With local dignitaries, including the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Surrey, visiting towns and villages across the county.  BBC Radio Surrey broadcast from Birdworld near Farnham, Fairoaks Airport in Chobham and Brooklands Museum near Weybridge, with music from many local artists and bands. The Surrey Day podcast can be listened to on BBC Sounds. Surrey Day 2025 is Saturday May 10, 2025.

Surrey WhatsApp

Surrey County Council (SCC) has launched a WhatsApp channel to keep residents informed with updater messages. Subscribers to the channel will receive messages about service alerts and community announments. SCC says its part of its efforts to “improve the delivery of services” and “create more meaningful and efficient engagement”. Subscribe to the Surrey County Council WhatsApp Channel now.  

Health News

Tarbuck in town

The comedian Jimmy Tarbuck visited Epsom General Hospital to present a £10,975 TULA Laser Machine to the Urology Department on behalf of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund (EMEF). TULA will prevent the need for invasive surgery. Find our more and donate to EMEF.

Surrey Pharmacy First

Surrey Heartlands announced extension of provision of local community pharmacy services as part of Pharmacy First. Pharmacy First is a major transformation in NHS provision. Pharmasists can advise on a range of conditions and suggest medicines that can help. They may also be able to offer treatment and prescription medicine for common conditions, without you needing to see a GP .

Surrey Schools meat-free Monday

As part of the Surrey Healthy Schools Initiative meat-free and plant-based options could be mandated across Surrey schools every Monday. Currently some Surrey schools participate in a form of ‘meat-free Monday’, the new food strategy would expand its remit. The new strategy aims to increase children’s nutrition and combat obesity, as well as increasing sustainability and environmentally conscious eating.

Transport News

M25 Closure

We have news that the last closure of the M25 ended seven hours early. Remaining closures will occur between July and the end of 2024.To find out more information, visit the National Highways website, email m25j10@nationalhighways.co.uk, or call on 0300 123 5000

What’s On in May-June!

A selection of What’s On locally from this and previous editions:

Epsom Playhouse

Some of the events taking place at Epsom Playhouse in May:

For more information and to book tickets visit Epsom Playhouse or Telephone: 01372 742555 / 742227

Bourne Hall Festival of Arts

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council are pleased to announce Bourne Hall’s Festival of Arts and Sustainability will be taking place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May, 10am-4pm.

The free event includes a wide variety of environmentally-friendly and nature-based activities, entertainment, eco-friendly shopping and live music for all the family.

Creative Minds will be running art workshops to turn old plastic bottles into bird feeders and painting CDs for an art installation along the pond railings. Donate old plastic bottle and CDs for the workshop at Bourne Hall reception the week before the festival. There will be the Seed Hunters trail, an interactive walk to teach about the plants and trees.

Artisan Market Ewell

Artisan Market in The Grove Ewell with stalls including art, gifts and clothing with Live Muisic Saturday 1st June 10am-4pm

Beacon lighting ceremony

The event will take place on the evening of 6 June on the Epsom Downs. The meeting was warned the some areas would be fenced off due to the racehorse event. Fish and chips will be available to buy at the racecourse, with National Fish and Chip Day moving from its traditional Friday slot to coincide with the D-Day celebrations.

Epsom Male Voice Choir Concert

Epsom Male Voice Choir concert 8th June 2024 7pm-8pm at Banstead United Reformed Church Tickets £10.00 including refreshments Contact Madeline Cranfield on 07834 253773 Raffle Prize

For more information and to book tickets for the Epsom Male Voice Choir concertt visit EMVC at Banstead.

Music in the Park

Music in the Park, Alexander Recreation Ground Epsom 9 June 2pm near the cafe bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Listen for details of all these and many more news stories including a heartwarming story from Hobbledown Farm in Epsom and a news story about Surrey’s own sewing bees.


Many of this fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times and Surrey Live

Community information is available from the websites: Surrey County Council and Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.

The Go Epsom website has a calendar of What’s On featuring local events which you can add to.

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