Local News week of 25th Sept

This week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local news section has a lot of recent planning news, some good and some bad and it is certainly worth a listen to find out what is happening in the area. However, we begin this week’s episode with a Thames Trek fundraiser for the Kingston based Momentem Children’s Charity, a very worth while cause.

We have an update on the ruling following the appeal by Guild Living against Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s decision to refuse their application and why the Planning Inspector overuled the council’s decision, although it goes against the borough’s own planning rules.

You can have your say on future planning as Epsom and Ewell Borough Council are consulting on their Local Plan on how to improve the borough for all its residents and businesses and want to hear from local people and organisations. We also have details of the planning proposals for use of the Chalk Pit site, currently deemed an “environmental disaster”, which are to be discussed at the Surrey Planning Committee review on the 13th October.

We have a response from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s on the proposed reductions in train services by South Western Rail, covered in a previous week’s local news, and, as well as the inconvenience to local residents, the business reasons why Epsom should not lose this valuable regular train service.

The Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Peter O’Donovan, gives his congratulations to three local athletes following the success of Team GB in the Tokyo Olympics. The Mayor also has a blooming good reason to congratulate Go Epsom, in partnership with the borough council, following a Silver win in the borough’s first time entry to Annual South East in Bloom competition!

We have a story about how a celebrity, in his TV show Joe Lycett’s Got Your back, persuaded a supermarket to pay up. We have information from our friends at Epsom Rotarty Club about how you can get involved in their Allottment project, which will provide produce for local foodbanks.

We finish with how you can register for events with the new Swail House Association. For this and other news stories in this week’s local news section please listen to this week’s audio.

Audio News

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

Find out more about the Kingston based Momentum Children’s Charity

To find out more about their free training memberships or how to apply visit GLL Sport Foundation

To contact Epsom Rotary about the Allotment project and to get involved email anstissmaira@gmail.com

For more information and to register your interest visit Epsom Local Plan

Swail House Association

For details, or to subscribe for future events, please visit Swail House Association Contact Us email swaihouseassociation@gmail.com or call 07711 659 851


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, Surrey Heartlands and the Chalk Pit Community.

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