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This week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local news section, for the week ending 26th May 2022 has a community theme with a local planning application that has upset some residents and some new contracts awarded. We also have uplifting stories with awards and an MBE for a local nurse.
Although the celebrations are now over, we have Platinum Jubilee news that it is hoped a permanent beacon will be erected on Epsom Downs to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and future Royal events.
We have the good news stories about the Reigate and Redhill Music and Drama Festival that took place on 24th May and the “Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride”, in aid of the men’s health Movember charity, that took place on the 22nd May.
We also have some disheartening planning news with the possible closure and demiolition of Ashtead Park Garden Centre and Restaurant with the submission of a planning application to build housing on the land.
In council news, Surrey County Council (SCC) has handed over its maintenance contract to a new highway services company, partly to help SCC meet ‘Net Zero’, with an intention to invest and deliver a greener service and higher quality repairs and services to Surrey residents and businesses; Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have voted for a controversal new tree maintenance contract with the increased cost of £185,000 per annum, for the care and upkeep of trees in the borough.
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Contact Information for this week’s news stories
Ashtead Park Garden Centre and Restaurant
The planning Application link MO/2022/0474
For more information visit The Horton
‘Meet the Beat’ dates:
- 8th June at Blenheim High School,
- 15th June at Auriol Park
- 29th June at Epsom Downs.
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Epsom Safe Haven Helpline https://nhs.vc/sabp/safe-haven-Epsom
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