Local News week of 21st March 2024

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending 21st March 2024 features civic, council and transport news along with our regular What’s On featuring events at Epsom Playhouse from previous audio news episodes.

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The Epsom and Ewell Mayor’s civic reception

The Epsom and Ewell Mayor’s civic reception took place at Bourne Hall, Ewell on Friday 8th March. T’his special annual event witnessed the conferment of the title of Alderman of Epsom and Ewell to three long-serving local councillors. The ceremonies began with the Mayor Rob Geleit (Labour Cllr Court Ward), presenting this years award Active Citizen Award.

Standing in Solidarity with Ukraine

Picture of fire engine

The Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network (EERN) and Surrey Stands with Ukraine (SSWU) held a special gathering on Saturday February 24th in the Market Place in Epsom. This gathering marked the solemn second anniversary of the commencement of the war in Ukraine. The local Ukrainian Choir Renaissance sang a moving rendition of the Ukrainian National Anthem, followed by a heartfelt prayer for Ukraine. The SSWU charity is sending a long-laddered fire engine to Zaporizhzhia (pictured) and is sending its100th van packed with aid to Ukraine this week. The day’s event raised over £1000.

New Bus Route for S2 through the Borough

The inauguration of Bus Route S2 commenced operations on 2nd March 2024, the S2 service runs seven days a week, including Sundays, providing a crucial link between Epsom and St Helier Station. The new route serves several key areas, including Ewell East, Cheam, and Sutton, enhancing connectivity for residents in these regions.

Care home approved on former police station site

Plans for a care home on the site of a former police station have been approved by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. The development of an 85-bed care home on the Epsom site in Church Street will also include facilities for a shop, cinema and hairdresser.

Surrey “relay” car thieves sent down                        

Four members of an organised crime group (OCG) responsible for the theft of 53 high value vehicles in Surrey and the South-East have been sentenced to a total of 12.5 years behind bars at Guildford Crown Court on Friday 8th March.

Stagecoach Student lands leading role

A student of Stagecoach Performing Arts in Epsom landed the lead role in the National Theatre’s musical production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Vishal Soni fought off strong competition in auditions to land the role of Luke in a rip-roaring musical version of Roald Dahl’s timeless tale.

Listen now for full details of these news stories including our regular Nature Notes Heralding in Spring and a story about a cat that was returned home after 6 months and a reminder that on the 10th June it will become law to have your cat microchipped.

What’s On in April-May!

Epsom Playhouse

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

    • My Fair Lady Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th April 2024
    • 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


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

Community information is available from the websites: Surrey County Council, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council and Epsom and Ewell Families.

The Go Epsom website has a calendar of What’s On featuring local events which you can add to.

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