Local News week of 13th Sept 2021

We begin the Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper, local news section with an update on the Guild Living planning appeal following Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s decision to refuse the application for a second time, based on the height of the proposed buildings. Listen now to hear the arguments from both sides.

We hear the government’s view on housing in the area from Robert Jenrick MP, then Housing Secretary of State, who met with Chris Grayling with his ideas on how to meet our local housing needs.

We also have an update on the planned Hogsmill river Wetlands project but sadly hear why the project has been delayed. In contrast, we have a good news story about how the community campaigning group Save Royal Kingston has been successful in their bid to have the Guildhall in Kingston listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) and what that means for the future of the building.

We have a centenary celebration by the local branch of Soroptomist’s International whose members gathered at the Emily Davidson statue in Epsom, to pay tribute by donating to the Surrey History Centre to enable them to purchase an edition of The Suffragette newspaper. They also donated funds to three domestic abuse charities: True Honour; East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services and Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid as well as donating items to pregnant Afghan women refugees.

We have the exciting news that See Ability won Gold at BBC Gardener’s World Live, as well as winning ‘Best Interpretation of a Theme 2021’ at the show held in the NEC Birmingham. The new Sensory Garden on Ditton Road in Surbiton, named “See You See Me” designed by SeeAbility Trustee Deborah Hale MBE, scooped multiple awards from gardening experts recently.

We have details of a visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to Epsom and finish with an invitation from the new Swail House Association to their first event, a Quiz Night. For this and other news and stories, please listen to this week’s audio local news and please remember to share with anyone you know who is blind or has a visual impairment.

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Swail House Association Quiz

Date and Time: 1st October 2021 at 6:30pm

Venue: Swail House, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5 BH

For details, or to subscribe for future events, please visit Swail House Association Contact Us email swaihouseassociation@gmail.com or call 07711 659 851

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby event

Date and Time: Saturday 25th September 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Venue: Blenheim School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH

See Me See You Sensory Garden

To view the award winning sensory garden visit BBC Gardeners World Beautiful Borders

Crime stories contact information

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For more information or to donate visit Epsom Canine Rescue

To report a crime or provide information about the recent sexual assualts in the area please call 101 or visit Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 or in an Emergency Dial 999

Find out more about Reclaim These Streets

For any information about the pony Gerald contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999


The local 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, including the local Surrey and Epsom Comet , the Sutton Guardian, Get Surrey News and the latest College Ward Residents Association bulletin.

Local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom and Ewell borough council, Borough Insight magazine, Surrey Matters and In Your Area.