Local News week of 24th Jan 2022

In this week’s EETN local news section we have planning and transport news. An ongoing police investigation and details of the Investic International Music Festival Season 2022 and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations!

Transport for London have announced that parts of the Northern Line will be closed and some services will run reduced services for four months until May 2022.

Epsom Borough Council planning news includes the ongoing story of the College Ward Chalk Pit application and details of reduced access on Rifle Butts Alley, Epsom, over the next 4-5 weeks. Further investment to Horton Country Park will lead to improved facilities, paths and lighting and thus improve access.

The Epsom Repair cafe will be open for customers at the Scouts headquarters in Epsom on the third Saturday of each month, which may be good news for Epsom taxpayers.

A collision in Chessington road, Ewell in December 2021, tragically resulted in the death of an Epsom cyclist and Surrey Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

As part of the, previously featured, Natural England Surrey Hills (AONB) review, consultants have recommend that the boundary be extended to include some areas of Epsom.

Following the safety warning in the last edition of the EETN, the Downs Conservators have asked for a traffic regulation order to close the Old London Road top car park, during racehorse training hours to improve safety and overnight to prevent anti-social behaviour.

We have news of the Investic International Music Festival in the Surrey Hills Season 2022 announcement and finish with information about the planned celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Julbilee and how to get involved. Excitingly, the Queen will attend the Epsom Derby as part of the Jublilee celebrations.

Listen to this week’s audio local news for details of these and other stories, including our regular Nature Notes and an announcement about the EETN annual review of safeguarding procedures.

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

If you have information regarding the ongoing investigation into the collision in Ewell in December, contact the Surrey Police: call 101 or Crimestoppers: call 0800 555 111.

For more information visit Northern line closure – Transport for London

For more details and to book a repair visit the Epsom Repair Cafe

Investec International Music Festival

Season 2022 Dates: 19th March – 14th May

For information and to book tickets visit Investec International Music Festival

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

For information about events and how to get involved visit Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

If you have any questions or require more information about the Annual Safeguarding Review Contact Us


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Many of these news articles, come from various sources, including the local Surrey and Epsom Comet and Get Surrey News.

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