Local news for 23rd Oct 2021

This week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local news section has some interesting facts and information about living in Epsom and the local towns of Banstead and Ashtead. We also have news of redevelopment at Surbiton railway station and a Royal visit when HRH Princess Anne opened the new The Institue for Cancer research in Sutton.

This week’s news begins with advice from Surrey Heartlands about the Coronavirus booster vaccination and news that Covid 19 infection rates stay high, with hundreds of cases per week in each borough, please visit the government website for the latest figures.

In more health news, we have news of an appeal from the NHS Blood Transfusion (NHS BT) for plasma doners, which is urgent because of shortages but new facilities remain empty, including one in Croydon.

We have an update on the stories about the South Western railway consultation with a motion being debated about the detrimental affects the proposed reduction in train services will have on the town and surrounding areas, the motion passed unanimously by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. We also have a story and an update from the borough council on the scheme to welcome Afghan refugee families in Epsom and the various resettlement schemes welcoming families in Surrey.

With the promotion of Sutton United to the football league, we have news that the extra funding received has enabled Sutton United Youth and Community Foundation, in partnership with the LEO Academy Trust, to launch a new “Primary Curriculum Project” with football inspired resources and lessons for local schools.

Thank you to one of our valued EETN listener’s who contacted us, following our story about Sutton Counci using Internet enabled sensors to improve parking for Disabled drivers. Unfortunately, the listener received a penalty notice and a fine after parking in one of these new Blue Badge bay spaces and then discovered it is necessary to pre-register with APCOA Blue Badge Permit Parking at bluebadge.apcoa.co.uk.

We finish with news of an enchanting evening walk at the illumination show “Ignite: Fire and Fantasy at Polesden Lacey” over half term, which runs until the 7th November.

Please listen to this week’s audio local news for details of these and other stories, including our regular Nature Notes, and please do remember to share with anyone you know who is blind, visually impaired or has trouble holding a newspaper. Thank you!

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

For more information visit Surrey Heartlands Booster vaccinations

For the latest COVID figures for Epsom visit Covid 19 Summary Epsom and Ewell

To find out more about donating visit NHSBT Plasma Donation

To register for parking in Sutton car parks visit APCOA Blue Badge permit parking

Epsom Choral Society Event

6th November 7:30pm

For details and tickets for the event visit Epsom Choral Society Baroque Splendour

Polesden Lacey Ignite: Fire and Fantasy show running until 7th Nov 2021

For more information and to book visit Ignite: fire and fantasy at Polesden Lacey


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 SWLondoner.

Local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom Connection Magazine and Epsom and Ewell borough council.