Local news of the 22nd June 2023

Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper audio local news for the two weeks ending 22nd June 2023 features council, environmental and health news. We also feature our new What’s On Section with a programme of events taking place in Epsom during July.

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Epsom and Ewell Borough News

An Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) Planning Committee meeting resulted in approval for two planning applications for new housing. At an Environment Committee meeting councillors agreed proposals to introduce fees to council owned currently free to use tennis courts. The plans rely on the approval from the Lawn Tennis Association of a grant to cover costs.

Safer Streets Initiative

EEBC, Epsom and Ewell Safer Neighbourhood Team and Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner successfully applied for funding from the Safer Streets initiative. They have now announced how the fund has been used to make Epsom safer, especially for women and girls. For full details of local Street Pastors and other initiatives please visit Surrey Police Safer Streets Epsom

Recycle more of the right things

EEBC have put out a request to help save money and the planet by recycling more. They say small changes will make a big impact to the planet and the money saved can be used for essential services for Surrey’s communities. To find out more visit Surrey Environment Partnership.

Epsom Common Association

Next year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Epsom Common Association (ECA) who work closely with EEBC’s Countryside Team and the Lower Mole Partnership. We have a story of the work they do to protect and improve Epsom Common and an invitation to get involved. They also welcome suggestions on how they can celebrate next year’s anniversary. For more details visit Epsom Common Association or the ECA Facebook Page.

More Contact Information for this week’s news stories

Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board

We have a story of the work the Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board (EETAB) and their volunteer TREE CHAMPIONS do. Their aim is to maintain and pass on a leafy borough by trying to ensure that major planning applications include appropriate soft landscaping requirements and tree planting to enhance the townscape. To find out more visit Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board or the EETAB Facebook page or email them at epsomandewelltab@gmail.com.

Surrey County Council News

Surrey County Council (SCC) have launched the trial of two domestic kerbside electric vehicle charging solutions for Surrey residents who do not have access to off-street parking. The two different on-street chargepoint methods allow residents to use their own domestic supply. The trial is one of the first in the UK and will take place for a minimum of three years. For more information visit Surrey County Council Electric Vehicle Trial

What’s On!

Epsom Jazz Club Summer season Finale

Tuesday 11th July 7:30pm – 10pm at The Oaks Room, Church St, Epsom. The Andy Davies Trio will perform at the Epsom Jazz Club Summer Finale. Tickets £18 at Epsom Jazz Club.

Poster advertising Andy Davies Trio

Ewell Village Fair

Saturday 15th July, formal opening at 11am by MP Chris Grayling at Ewell Castle School, Glyn House. Entertainment includes St Mary’s Morris Men with stalls, games, BBQ, refreshments, a Beer tent, a Grand Draw and much more! Visit Ewell Village Fair Facebook page.

Horton Spanish Season

Weekend 18th -19th July at The Horton. “A series of classical music and dance concerts pay tribute to the tragic Spanish dance prodigy Felix Garcia who was secretly banished to Horton Asylum in 1919, following a clash with the Russian Ballet. The concerts will be performed by celebrated artists from Spain on an international tour, with The Horton Epsom hosting the only UK dates.” For tickets visit Spanish Season 2023

Monday 20th July at 4pm Reading Friends Book and Talking Book Group meeting. Call SCC 0345 6009009 and ask for Epsom library.

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More Contact information for this week’s stories

Visit CrimeStoppers or call 0800 555 111

For health help visit NHS Website


This fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times including some provided to them by the  Local Democracy Reporting Service of the BBC, and the Surrey Comet.

Community Information comes from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council including Borough Insight and Surrey County Council.

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