Local News week of 25th January 2024

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending 25th January 2024 begins with the new local Conservative candidate and a new initiative by The Epsom and Ewell Times. Features a league table, competition and survey and concludes with our regular snippet of local events.

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Epsom and Ewell Borough Council News


Epsom and Ewell Borough Council‘s debt is ranked close to the bottom of the table in Surrey Boroughs “league table of debt shame” and at 195th average with all 381 local authorities in the UK.


Epsom and Ewell Borough Council‘s environmental committee to discuss options following another report of residents complaints about the noise and disruption at the Chalk PIt in College Road, Epsom.

Surrey County Council

Footpaths Survey

Surrey County Council have asked residents to share their views on footpaths to help drive improvements in a survey that is open until the 10th March. To take part visit Surrey Says Survey.

Hope Centre

The multi-agency Hope Service provided by Surrey County Council and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust brings services together to support children aged between 11-18. The Hope Centre Pupil Referral Unit based in Epsom, one of three in Surrey, recently received a glowing Ofstead report. Read more about the school offer, assessment and out of hours ‘Extended Hope’ crisis service, as well as the free fortnightly online parent and carer support sessions on a range of topics on the Hope Service website. 

Youth Speaks

The local heat of the Youth Speaks national Debate Competition was hosted on Thursday 11th January 2024 at Blenheim High School with 21 students and 4 local schools taking part. The competion was organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Banstead, Epsom and Sutton and was attended by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell Cllr Robert Geleit (Labour Court Ward), who with a large audience enjoyed lively debates.

Band of the Coldstream Guards

On Friday19th January 2024 the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell Cllr Robert Geleit (Labour Court Ward), attended The Coldstream Guards Band performance to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Epsom Playhouse. The concert raised awareness and funds for the Epsom & Ewell Royal British Legion and the Epsom & Ewell Mayor’s Charities: Age Concern Epsom and Ewell, Citizens Advice Epsom and Ewell and Love Me Love My MInd.

What’s On!

Symphony to Soul

Epsom Playhouse has a variety of entertainment to take you through the dull winter months, here is a small selection:

Epsom Symphony Orchestra March 2024

The Epsom Symphony Orchestra is proud to present “Elegy & Idyll”.  With a captivating programme of music; all by British composers, this is definitely not one to miss. Saturday 2nd March 2024 Prices from £15 Child £5

Strictly Nashville 2024

Celebrating the very best in music from America’s ‘Music City’ this show promises an exciting fusion of pure Country gold with ‘New Country’ blockbusters! Friday 8th March 2024 Prices from: £27

The Music of Lionel Richie

Following his appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon. Wednesday 13th March 2024 Prices from: Early Bird £20* Standard £25.

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

Ashtead Choral Society’s Spring Concert

From Rameau to Rutter via Rossini

Ashtead Choral Society’s Spring Concert. Featuring Rutter’s Requiem & European Harmonies by Rameau, Rossini, Gorecki and Faure

  • Conducted by Andrew Storey
  • Soprano – Helen Pritchard
  • Organist – John Carnelley

Saturday 16 March 2024 7.30pm at St Martin’s Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX

Tickets £18 in advance (£9 for under 25s) £20 on the door, subject to availability. Tickets include Programme from Ticketsource or call 0333 6663366 (£2 fee applies)

Epsom Jazz Club – Nige Price and the Leon Greening Trio

Nige Price guitarist with the Leon Greening Trio. Leon piano, Adam King double bass, Matt Skelton drums Thursday 28th March 2024 7:30PM Tickets £15-£20 from Ticketsource

This top line up starts a fresh chapter for Epsom Jazz Club following their recent move to the fresh new and super venue of The Comrades Club in Epsom KT18 5BT

Listen now for full details of these news stories and events as well as many more including local history from the History Detectorist and College Ward news with advice on how to give your views about the proposed new Aldi at the Old Dairy site in Epsom via your local councillor.


Many of this fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times and BBC News Surrey

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

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