Happy New Year for 2022!

Local News week of 20th Dec 2021

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our listeners, volunteers and visitors to our website and social media. We hope to continue to bring you interesting news and stories with community information and national updates for our listeners and visitors.

In our last audio news for 2021 we finish the year with good news stories and our usual local coverage extends to a wider area, even into the Surrey Hills. Looking forward to 2022 we have details of a consultation on extending an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and we have the Police and Crime Plan from Police Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend.

We have the good news that a grant has been awarded by South Western Railway‘s Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) the successful bid by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council will provide funding to improve routes to and from the train stations and to improve safety. Listen to this episode to find out more.

In more good news, we learn that a new Mobile Scanner is now available for use by the two NHS Trusts: Croydon and Epsom and St Hellier, for use by local hospitals across South West London.

We have a story about how Kingston resident and artist Lyndsay Russell used water from the river Thames Houseboat as inspiration for her art. Lyndsay created The Water Alchemy series by playing with different inks and salts, calling it Aqua Nebulae.

Natural England are conducting a public consultation, you may wish to contribute to, with the news that the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) boundaries could be extended to the North and East. They are asking the public to submit photographs of their favourite spots for consideration to add to these areas. A decision will be made in 2023 by Natural England.

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend defines her five key priorties in the Police and Crime Plan as follows:

  • Reducing violence against Women and Girls 
  • Protecting people from harm in Surrey
  • Working with Surrey communities so that they feel safe
  • Strengthening relationships between Surrey Police and Surrey residents 
  • Ensuring safer Surrey roads 

Please listen to this week’s audio local news for details of these and other stories, including the story about a gold medalist opening the first Aldi store in Cheam, a Wimbledon resident receives her 6th Birthday card from the Queen and our regular nature notes. Please do remember to share our details with anyone you know who is blind, visually impaired or has trouble holding a newspaper. Thank you!

Audio News

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

Police and Crime Plan

For more information vist Surrey Police and Crime Plan

Surrey Hills Public Consultation

For more information and to contribute visit Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Aqua Nebulae

For more information and to view Aqua Nebulae visit Lyndsay Russell Kingston School of Art


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, Get Surrey News and The Sutton & Croydon Guardian

Local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom Civic Society and Epsom and Ewell borough council and Borough Insight.

If you have any local stories or information that you think will be of interest to our listeners please email us admin@eetn.org.uk