Local News week of 23rd November 2023

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending 23rd November 2023 features Ewell Yule, Bourne Hall’s Big Light Switch On, “A Sparkly Christmas Card Come To Life” and the Epsom Playhouse Christmas Panto, Swail House Association Quiz and full details of the 7th Epsom Scout Group local Christmas postal service.

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Christmas Community Postal Service

This year’s Christmas Postal service with 7th Epsom Scout Group will be running for the first two weeks in December. Collection and delivery can be made in Epsom, Ewell, Ashtead, Epsom Downs, Cuddington and Stoneleigh. Yellow post boxes will be placed in these and other areas including four in the Ashley Centre. At the bargain price of 50p per card for local deliveries, last posting date is the 14th December. Listen for full details of the locations of the yellow post boxes.

What’s On!

A Jolly Good Time at Bourne Hall

A week of family fun begins at Ewell Yule in Ewell Village on the 8th December followed by a week of Christmas Activities at Bourne Hall from 9 – 16 December:

Ewell Yule

‘Ewell Yule’ is the annual community Christmas event in Ewell Village on Friday, December 8th (5pm-8.30pm). There’ll be lots of Christmas shopping opportunities, entertainment, activities for the kids, plenty of festive cheer and even an opportunity to visit Santa. Check on the Ewell Yule Facebook page for more details.

Ewell High Street and Dorset House car parks will be free from 4pm on Friday 8th December until 7am the following day for Ewell Yule.

A Day full of fun for all the family with the grand opening of Bourne Hall‘s Christmas Grotto on Saturday 9th December with a line-up of performances from local dance schools. The Mayor will be doing Bourne Hall’s Big Christmas light switch on at 16:30. A free day out for all the family!


A newly refurbished Epsom Playhouse is looking forward to welcoming residents to their exciting Christmas program, we have details of some of their Christmas events:

Neil Sands Presents Christmas Memories 2023

Described as Neil Sands Presents Christmas Memories 2023 is the perfect pre-Christmas treat, warming your heart on the coldest winter’s day, taking everyone back to a time when Christmas was “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” taking place on Monday 4th December at 2:30pm

Wizard of Oz

Journey with Dorothy as she remembers ‘There’s no place like home‘ in this year’s magical Christmas Wizard of Oz panto. Friday 15th December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024.

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

Epsom: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council car parks will be free on 10, 17, 24 and 25 December.

Quiz Night at Swail House

On Friday 15th December there will be a quiz night in the Bradbury Hall, Swail House, Ashley Road, Epsom. Proceedings will start at 6pm and finish around 8pm. 

There will be a professional quiz master hosting the event. Sighted volunteers will be with each team to assist. In addition, there will be a double bonus ball prize draw.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. If you are interested in participating, then please let us know so we have an idea of numbers and to allocate people to teams. So get involved, it should be a fun night. All enquiries should be sent to the Swail House Association at swailhouseassociation@gmail.com.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

We have several news items from Epsom & Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) including the public consultation on Community Safety in the borough, which runs until the 17th December. EEBC are asking residents, visitors, workers and businesses to let them know what their priorities are. For more information visit Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Consultations or email consultations@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Listen now for full details of the EEBC public consultation and Christmas events as well as the many other news stories in our audio local news. Please share information about our talking newspaper service with anyone you know who is blind or is partially sighted and would benefit from news stories, council information and entertainment events in audio format.

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This fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times, Surrey Live, Epsom Comet, Local Guardian and ETRA Town Cryer

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

The Go Epsom website has the Epsom Going out Guide which features some of the events listed plus other events you may be interested in.

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