Local news week of 13th June 2024

The EETN local audio news for the two weeks ending 13 June 2024 begins with the BBC Question Time visit to Epsom and date of a local question time. This episode features art sessions, a competition, an urgent fundraiser and our regular What’s On programme of events.

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BBC Question Time In Epsom

On Thursday 30 May, Epsom College hosted BBC Question Time chaired by Fiona Bruce, some of the panel members were Damien Hinds MP, Wes Streeting MP and Nigel Farage. Discussions ranged from national service to NHS reforms and immigration. For more details on the topics and responses, visit BBC Question Time Epsom.

Local Question Time

The Epsom and Ewell Times will be staging a local election question time for the Epsom Parliamentary candidates at the Adrians theatre Nescot Reigate Road at 7 pm on Wednesday, the 26th of June. All are welcome.

Epsom Council’s My Soul Gallery Initiative

Epsom and Ewell Refugee Network and Epsom and Ewell Borough Council launch weekly art sessions for the refugee community, culminating in an exhibition showcasing participants’ talents. The initiative promotes creativity and community support.

Art Competition to Celebrate Ancient Trees

An exciting competition launched across Surrey on the 1st June for children aged 4-11. The children are encouraged to head to their local Surrey library to pick up a template and create artwork celebrating ancient trees for a new children’s book ‘The Thousand Year Tree’. For participation details, visit Surrey Hills Society The Thousand Year Tree.

Urgent Fundraising for Toddler’s Cancer Treatment

NHS England’s decision to move children’s cancer services from South London to central London raises concerns about family accessibility and patient care. An Epsom family is urgently raising £250,000 for their toddler’s life-saving cancer treatment in the US. The treatment aims to prevent the return of neuroblastoma. To help Ellis receive life-saving treatment, to prevent the return of neuroblastoma, in the US, you can find the family’s GoFundMe page by clicking here.

Tackling Surrey’s Pothole Problem

Surrey County Council is investing over £200 million to improve roads and pavements, using new technology and increased resources to tackle potholes effectively. For more information visit the Surrey County Council Potholes web page.

Serious Collision in London Road

A child sustained serious injuries in a collision with a motorbike on Sparrow Farm Road and the A24 Ewell Bypass on 12 May. The road was temporarily closed, and two individuals have been arrested. Witnesses are urged to come forward. Contact details Surrey Police.

Epsom Symphony Orchestra Delivers Spanish Fiesta

Review by Sarah Haines: on 4 May Epsom Playhouse was transformed into a vibrant Spanish fiesta by the Epsom Symphony Orchestra. Highlights included a saxophone solo by Richard Scholfield. For future concerts, visit Epsom Symphony Orchestra.

What’s on in June-July!

A selection of What’s On locally from this episode:

Fantasy: Realms of Imagination exhibition

Explore the origins and continued flourishing of fantasy in the exhibition “Fantasy: Realms of Imagination,” returning to Surrey Libraries. Visit Banstead Library to dive into the rich history and modern impact of the fantasy genre, open until 10th July.

Dinner at the Secret Garden Courthouse

Age Concern Epsom and Ewell invites you to a wonderful summer evening at The Secret Garden at Ewell Court for a fundraising charity dinner. This event will be held on Friday, June 28th from 7pm, with a cost of £30 per person for a three-course meal, including tea or coffee. For more information, call 01372 732451 or visit the Jumblebee website.

Ewell Village Fair

Poster about news of St Mary's Church Ewell Village Fair 10am -4pm 13th July 2024

St Mary’s Church is holding its annual Ewell Village Day on 13th July. This year is really special as they are teaming up with 135 Geographic Squadron (Reserves), whose Barracks are in the Parish, and Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, along with the Royal British Legion Epsom and Ewell, to celebrate some of the wonderful aspects of Ewell Village’s life and history. 

From 10.00am the Squadron and Military band will be marching from the Barracks in Welbeck Close to Bourne Hall. The fair will finish at 4.00pm. Free Admission.

Upcoming Shows at Epsom Playhouse

Some of the events taking place at Epsom Playhouse in July:

“I Caroline”: Direct from London’s West End, this ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2024, with a ticket price of £30, plus a £2 booking fee.

Rat Pack Live: Experience the cool vibe of the Rat Pack on Thursday, July 18, 2024, with a ticket price of £30, plus a £2 booking fee.

For more information and to book tickets visit Epsom Playhouse or Telephone: 01372 742555 / 742227

Listen to this week’s episode for full details of these events and news stories, including Epsom based author Yona Bouskila’s gripping new thriller and the regeneration project aiming to breathe new life into Sutton high street and town center.


Many of this fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times and Surrey Comet

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

The Go Epsom website has a calendar of What’s On featuring local events which you can add to.

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