Local News 21st July 2022

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The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local news section for the two weeks ending 21st July includes environmental news, crime stories, a Royal visit, new openings and musical dates for your diaries.

Surrey County Council have announced that a new Special Educational Needs (SEND) unit, providing twenty one places for children, has been approved in Epsom. However, two hundred and fifty school places could be lost at Epsom’s Kingswood House SEND school, if a planning application is approved and the lease is terminated to allow developers to build on the land.

In Mayoral news, the award winning famous, family owned restaurant Le Raj hosted a fundraising event for the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell to support his seven charities: Epsom and Ewell Foodbank, Shine Cancer Support, Cardiac Risk In the Young, Racing Welfare, Epsom Sports Club, BLISS and JDRF Diabetis research. with further plans to host events for future fundraisers over the mayoral year. In other news, the Mayor opened Surrey’s first Local Pantry in Epsom, operating as a free membership food club and neighbourhood hub, its aim is to help people with the high living costs.

A Royal visit was made by HRH The Earl of Wessex to the oldest Royal borough of Kingston to unveil a plaque commemorating the site where the first king of England was crowned in 925 AD. The Earl’s visit also marked the official opening of Kingston’s new Jubilee Trail celebrating the borough’s rich royal heritage, created by Kingston Council along with the Friends of Kingston Museum, Kingston Tour Guides, The Kingston Society, All Saints Church and Creative Youth.

We have musical reviews of the Band in the Park concert, with the next one to take place mid-August, and an evening at the Epsom Jazz Club with the Autumn programme to be published soon.

Listen to our audio news for these and many other stories with information about the history of the Epsom Assembly rooms, as the backdrop of a recent police story. We have details from the Swail House Association about monthly social events for the visually impaired. Please do remember to share with anyone you know is blind, visually impaired or has difficulty reading small print.

More Contact Information for this week’s news stories

To register for the Swail House Association social events at Bradbury Hall Swail House, beginning 1st August and then every first Monday of the month, contact Sue Crunkshank on 01932 864714 Cost is £2 pp

The Band in the Park concert is in Rosebery Park Sunday 14th August

To donate or volunteer visit Your Local Pantry or email pantry@goodcompany.org.uk

To sign up for their newsletter visit Epsom Jazz Club

If you have any information regarding the police news stories please visit Surrey Police or call 111 or Crimestoppers call 0800 555 111


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

This week’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times and BBC Local Democracy Reporting Service and the Surrey Comet and Surrey Live.

the featured poster is from Epsom Jazz Club

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