Local news week of 19th July 2021

In this week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper, we again begin with a cycling campaign, this time to highlight awareness of the climate crisis and to raise funds for the Kingston Charity Full Cycle project and environmental campaigners who are protesting against an oil extraction site in Horley, Surrey.

We have news of the reopening of Epsom Playhouse, with full coronavirus safety measures in place ready for the opening and the full Autumn schedule.

We have travel news with proposed improvements to the local bus services in Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead, as well as news about a bid by Sutton Council, under the government’s leveling up fund.

The EURO 2020 final caused some disruption in Epsom and Dorking, with the a dispersal order acted on the 11th July in Epsom and Ewell. Unfortunately, despite the order, the Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident resulting in a serious assault on a man after the EURO 2020 final on Sunday the 11th July.

We have several news items from the College Ward residents association newsletter, including an update about the ongoing Chalk Pit operations and response to the disruption. We have information about how to book the repair of a variety of items, from toys to small electrical items, at the Epsom Repair Cafe. There’s news from Surrey County Council that they are supporting the Blue Campaign and a warning from the Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board (EETAB) that the local treescape is under unprecedented threat. In the newsletter, Councillor Nigel Collin asks residents to contact him with ideas of local heritage assets.

This week’s news includes more about Kingston University’s plans to “permanently withdraw” history provision and research, after the closure of its history course in 2019, leaving staff “stunned”.

We have weather news with reports of the recent torrential rain causing local flooding and a story about one woman who has had 5 floods on her property in the last 4 years! The trains were also affected when a lighting strike delayed services between Epsom and Dorking.

This week we finish with snippets of news from Chris Grayling MP, including a request for ideas followng the closure of shops in Ewell Village. For this and other news and stories, including tributes to the racehorse Galileo, immortalised by the sculpture in Epsom market place, 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

For more information and to buy tickets visit Epsom Playhouse or call the Box Office 01372 742555 or 01372 742227

To find out more or book a repair slot visit Epsom Repair Cafe.

If you can help with any information about the assault in Epsom town center call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

To submit ideas of Heritage Assets email ncollin@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Submit ideas about possible improvements to Ewell Village by email to chris.grayling.mp@parliament.uk

Find out more about Surrey County Council Blue Campaign

For more information about the Community Bike Project visit Full Cycle


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 and can be read in the local Surrey and Epsom Comet and Get surrey Surrey News.

Local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom and Ewell borough council, Borough Insight magazine, Surrey Matters and College Ward Residents Association.