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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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


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