Local News week of 23rd June 2022

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This week’s News section for the Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper begins with a story from the recent Epsom Derby. In another Derby and Platinum Jubilee story, Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning Association welcomed a delegation from Chantilly to celebrate 25 years of the official twinning charter.

After a five year campaign we have news of how a new charity, the Epsom Wells Community Association is hoping to raise funds to open and keep the Wells Community Centre running. And in other charity news, we hear how members of the Epsom Rotary Club marshalled and assisted a Race for Life charity event on Epsom Downs.

We have council news about how Epsom and Ewell Borough Council is planning to spend £225,000 on consultants to develop an “Epsom Town Centre Master Plan”.

In environmental news Surrey County Council are consulting residents on locations for Electric Vehicle charging points to achieve their target of Net Zero by 2050. However, in other news Conservative politicians have launched a petition against the London Mayor’s extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to include areas such as Sutton. In his newsletter, local MP Chris Grayling adds his concern about the ULEZ boundary infringing into Surrey.

Mr Grayling’s newsletter also informs us of how families from Ukraine are being welcomed and hosted locally, supported by Epsom and Ewell Refugee Network who are asking for help to teach English lessons in a Summer school.

We also have a good news story that planning has been approved for a new school for autistic children in Kingston, to be run by the charity Ambitious about Autism.

We have valuable information from Citizens Advice Epsom and Ewell with a warning of an increase in scams and have advice on how to avoid falling victim to them.

Listen to our audio news for full details of these and other stories, including how we’d love to see you at Banstead Village Fair on the 2nd July, please do come along and talk to us.

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

For more information visit Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning Association

To donate and find out more visit Epsom Wells Community Association

To find out more visit Epsom and Ewell Refugee Network

For more information visit Citizens Advice Epsom and Ewell

Complete online form at Transport for London Clean Air consultation

Have your say, visit Surrey Councty Council Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Interactive Map

Sources

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 Get Surrey News and Epsom and Ewell Times.

Local community information is available from the websites: Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.

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