Local News week of 16th Aug 2021

In this week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper, we begin the local news section with tributes to former Epsom and Ewell Mayor, Robert Foote, following the tragic accident at Brands Hatch on the 31st July 2021.

We have several consultation announcements. Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have launched a consultation on whether Horton Cemetary should be added to the council’s local list of buildings, monuments and landscapes which have historical or architectural interest. There’s a community consultation on the future of a wilder Hogsmill. South Western Railway are consultating on their proposal to reduce the number of trains from Ashtead and Epsom to London Waterloo.

We have some exciting news from the Ashley Centre about their launch of the ACE Rewards app that will offer various rewards to shoppers when they scan QR codes in shops.

EETN News Editor, Jan Collier has news about the opening of the new branch of Lidl in Epsom. and details of a community open day at the Princess Alice Hospice Charity shop in Epsom, on Friday 20th August, 10:00 to 2:00pm.

We finish with information about the Heritage Open Day 2021 Festival, which runs for 10 days from Friday 10th September with self-guided walks, access to historic houses, gardens and attractions. On the morning of the 12th September at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, you can go behind the scenes and visit the horses in their stables and training yards. We also have details of the Ewell Village History day, which takes place on the 18th September. For this and other news and stories, please listen to this week’s audio local news and remember to share with anyone you know who is blind or has a visual impairment.

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

Horton Cemetary Consultation

To contribute to the Horton Cemetary consultation email LPenman@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or visit Epsom and Ewell Consultation

Wilder Hogsmill Consultation – Community Drop-In Events

Date: 19/08/2021  and 23/08/2021 Times: 3pm-7pm

Location: Gazebo in Chamber Mead, the green space at the end of Green Lanes, Ewell, KT19 9SZ (nearest post code). 

South Western Trains Consultation

For more information about the proposed changes to the train services from Ashtead and Epsom to London Waterloo visit the website South Western Timetable Consultation

Local Events in September

For more information about these events visit the websites for

10th-20th September Epsom and Ewell Heritage Days

12th September Open Day Epsom Downs Racecourse

18th September Ewell History Day

To find out more visit Ashley Centre Rewards app or call 01372 742 548

As mentioned in the local news, to find out more about Parkruns visit the Parkrun website


The weekly 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 local MP Chris Grayling’s newsletter the local Surrey and Epsom Comet and Get Surrey News.

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