Local News to 15th September 2022

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Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local news section for the two weeks ending 15th September 2022, has local reactions to the national news, local planning and hospital news, new openings and details of autumn activities and events.

This week we begin with tributes made by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Clive Woodbridge and local dignitaries to Her Majesty the late Queen Elizabeth II, who was a regular visitor to the Epsom Derby. In other news, we find out why the ascension proclamation of King Charles III angered the organisers of this year’s Dorking Pippfest event.

We have the story of the unveiling of a memorial to one of the flying aces of the Second World War and the Battle of Britain, a Czech pilot Sergeant Josef František, on Priest Hill Epsom, close to where he was shot down, initiated by the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee.

Thanks has been given to the Ashley Centre and Epsom and Ewell borough council for their support of the Surrey Stands with Ukraine charity and the Epsom Refugee Network, in their work supporting the people of Ukraine.

We have news that some buildings at St Helier hospital were deemed to be not fit for purpose in a meeting with staff, following the previous announcment that the building of a new hospital in Sutton is delayed. In other news, Epsom and St Helier hospital staff will be encouraged to get their flu jab after a “terrible” Australian flu season which could be a sign of things to come in the UK, so please take up the offer of your flu vaccination.

Epsom and Ewell borough council have postponed a controversial planning application for student accommodation in Epsom to accommodate the increasing numbers of University of Creative Arts students in the area, until the site has been visited.

We have details of the opening of Surrey’s first Food Hall, Epsom Social which brings together a bar and eight food vendors offering a range of global cuisines, in the heart of Epsom, with live entertainment.

We have an announcement from Chessington World of Adventures of their exciting new project – the World of Jumanji opening in Spring 2023, visit the website to sign up for details.

Book now at Epsom Library for the ‘Reading friends visually impaired group’ to discuss audio books and meet new friends.

Listen to our audio news for the full details of these and other stories, including seven events at The Horton, a Quiz night at Swail House and tips of how to keep safe from an energy scam and online from Surrey Police. Please remember to share with anyone you know who is blind or has a visually impairement.

More Contact Information for this week’s news stories

Reading friends visually impaired group

Email epsom.library@surreycc.gov.uk or complete an application form

Quiz night at Swail House Thursday 29th September Swail House

Contact: Tracy Goulding 07513 586623 or email swailhouseassociation@gmail.com

For more information and to book tickets visit The Horton What’s On

For full details of the autumn programme visit Epsom Jazz Club


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

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

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