Local News week of 10th Nov 2022

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The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper news section for the two weeks ending 19th November 2022, begins with local community campaigns, a new scheme for hosting Ukrainian refugees and Christmas Fairs.

Local Community News

Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council have launched a new Cost of Living campaign with charities and local councils, libraries and other organisations to provide a booklet to every household with offers, useful tips and information on how to reduce costs to stay safe and well.

Epsom and Ewell Foodbank Christmas Campaign

Epsom and Ewell Foodbank have launched their Christmas campaign requesting food donations for their Christmas Goodie bags and donations so they can give out food vouchers and Gift Cards to local families.

We have a story about how Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards celebrated winning their Service Excellance award by donating to Epsom and Ewell Foodbank.

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAM)

SECAM NHS trust, covering the Surrey area, has received an Inadequate rating with the Chief Executive finding a culture of bullying and harrassment and burnt-out staff. However, they were given a Good rating for caring, with patients being treated with care and compassion.

Epsom Refugee network

Epsom and Ewell Refugee Network (EERN) welcome an increase in the allowance for hosts that sponser refugees from Ukraine. EERN have launched a new scheme to find new hosts for new Ukrainian refugees and for those moving on from their current hosts.

Christmas Fairs

Nonsuch Craft Group is holding their annual Christmas Craft fair at Bourne Hall from Tuesday 22nd November to Saturday the 3rd December.

Christ Church Epsom is holding it’s Christmas Fair with stalls for gifts, festive cards and a raffle on Saturday 19th November 10am to 4pm.

Listen to our audio news for full details of the fairs and other stories, including the first blind and black Barrister to the Bar Council and our regular Nature Notes.

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More Contact Information for this week’s news stories

Community News Contact Information

Visit the Surrey County Council Community Helpline or call the helpline 0300 200 1008 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm excl BH

Epsom and Ewell Foodbank Christmas Campaign

To donate to the Christmas Goodie bags or find out more visit Epsom and Ewell Foodbank Christmas Campaign or call 0208 786 8221

Food donations must be received by 2nd December address: Good Company Hub Ruxley Ln, Epsom KT19 0JG Directions

Epsom and Ewell Refugee network

For more information about donating or hosting refugees from Ukraine please visit the Epsom and Ewell Refugee network website

Local Entertainment

Nonsuch Christmas Craft Fair: Bourne Hall

Tuesday 22nd November to Saturday the 3rd December

Monday-Friday 3-5pm Sat 9am-4pm closed Sunday, onsite parking, free admission and cafe

Christ Church Epsom Christmas Fair: Christ Church, Christ Church Road Epsom KT19 8NE Date: Saturday 19th November 10am to 4pm.

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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