Local News week of 18 April 2024

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending the 18 April 2024 features transport announcements, sports news and innovative clinical trial and What’s On locally.

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Sports News

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have partenered with leisure operator and social enterprise GLL, to secure an award from Sport England, funded by the National Lottery, for an innovative swimming programme. The scheme’s aim is to reduce the barriers to sports and leisure participation, including residents who have moved to the borough as refugees and families on low incomes. Small, group swimming lessons take place at Rainbow Leisure Centre, Epsom, who are also offering subsidised access.

Karate Champions

In more sports news, the Mo-Ichido England Karate Club, based in Horton Country Park, achieved an impressive haul of medals when they took part in the 14th WSF World Shotokan Championships. Find out more at the England Mo-Ichido Association. The club offers a wide variety of activities.

Transport News

Surrey County Council have announced plans to resurface roads and fix potholes from reallocated HS2 funds.


We have a review of a journey on the new S2 EV bus, mentioned in a previous edition of the EETN, on it’s route from Epsom town centre to St Helier station.

M25 Closure

The next National Highways closure of the M25 will be the six-mile stretch of the M25 between Junction 9 at the A243 for Leatherhead and Junction 10 for the A3 at Wisley between 10th and 13th May 2024.

To find out more information, visit the National Highways website, email m25j10@nationalhighways.co.uk, or call on 0300 123 5000

Clinical Cancer Trial

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is talking part in an innovative clinical trial for the treatment of prostate cancer led by the Royal Marsden. We have details of the trial and an account of the first patient’s experience.

Education News

Two graduates from the University of Creative Arts Epsom have been named in Universities UK 100 Faces campaign celebrating the stories and achievements of first-generation students.

Listen for details of all these stories and more including a music review of the Passion performed by Epsom Chamber Choir and a journey on the new S2 EV bus, announced in a previous edition of the EETN and our regular Tony Drakeford’s Nature Notes.

What’s On in April-June!

A selection of What’s On locally from previous editions of the EETN

Epsom Playhouse

Just a couple of the events taking place at Epsom Playhouse in April and May:

    • Jimmy Tarbuck Tuesday 23rd April 2024
    • Manfreds: Wednesday 24th April 2024
    • UK Pink Floyd 2024: Thursday 25th April 2024
    • Frankie the Concert: Friday 26th April 2024

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

Banstead Rotary Charity Walk24

This year’s Banstead Rotary Club Charity walk will take place on the 12th May 2024.

Dogs are welcome! There are prizes for the best dressed pooch!

For full details visit Banstead Charity Walk 24 or register with Sight for Surrey at Charity Walk 24.

Epsom Male Voice Choir Concert

Epsom Male Voice Choir concert 8th June 2024 7pm-8pm at Banstead United Reformed Church Tickets £10.00 including refreshments Contact Madeline Cranfield on 07834 253773 Raffle Prize

For more information and to book tickets for the Epsom Male Voice Choir concertt visit EMVC at Banstead.


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

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