Local News week of 2nd September 2023

Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending 2nd September 2023 features information about the ULEZ boundary, Epsom and Ewell borough council news and Transport news as well as events happening across the bourough in September.

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Epsom and Ewell Borough Council News

We have a news story from the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) website of how, on the Independence Day of Ukraine, 24th August, EEBC thanked hosts from the Homes for Ukraine scheme. They thanked 60 hosts who have welcomed Ukraine people into their homes. EEBC works in partnership with Epsom and Ewell Refugee Network to find placements. To find out more about sponsership email homesforukraine@epsom-ewell.co.uk

In other EEBC news they give the reasons for the disruption of the collection of garden waste and why an Epsom strip club has received a renewed license despite residents objections.

Environmental and Transport news

Ultra Low Emmission Zone

We have full details of the ULEZ boundaries around the borough and which hospitals and organisations are in the ULEZ area and therefore subject to a payment of £12.50 for vehicles that are non-compliant. We also have information on how to Check Your vehicle is compliant and how to Pay the Charge and what happens if payment isn’t made. Find out more at tfl.gov.uk

We have details of which bus stops and buses are affected when Cromwell bus station in Kingson is closed for a year whilst upgrades and renovations are carried out to make it part of the Superloop bus network.

General News

An annoucement from the Ashley Centre is that it is now dog friendly, although some shops may not allow dogs on their premises.

Congratulations to Appleby House Epsom Care Home Team who have been shortlisted for the national Arts in Care Homes award for their work in the home and in the community.

Future Events

Upcoming events over the next few weeks:

Great news – the Autumn season has begun at Epsom Jazz Club with Omar Puente & Ilario Ferrari: “Mediterranean meets Cuba” on Tuesday 12 September, 8:30 to 11pm at Epsom Conservative Club Tickets £21.

La Boheme 2023 Epsom Playhouse 12th September staged opera Tickets £20-22 at Epsom Playhouse.

Epsom Social Food Hall regular Wednesday Quiz 7pm to 9pm with many prizes as well as the jackpot rollover. Entry is £2 per person.

Heritage Open Days from 12th to 16th Septemver 9:15am to 4:30pm at The Horton. Learn about the history of the building and people who worked and lived at The Horton.

Family History Day on Saturday the 16th September 10am to 4pm at Epsom Library, run by Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Society. No need to book but please take any information you have, for example names, dates and documents to investigate your family tree.

Ewell History Day on 16th September 10am to 5pm at Bourne Hall museum. A free event which will take you through history from the bronze age, with a visiting smithy, television’s Dr James Dilly, who will cast a Bronze axe head as it was done during the Bronze age. From Epsom and Ewell in Roman times through the Tudor period, with a chance to chat with Henry VIII, to World War Two when you can hear what it was like at the Battle of Arnhen. Cafe open from 8am. Contact email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Poster with details of Age Concern Health and Wellbeing Fair

Health and Wellbeing Fair 23rd September 10am to 3pm at Rosebery park. A fun day for all the family celebrating activities that aid health and wellbeing. Funds donated to Epsom and Ewell Age Concern.

Epsom Picturehouse at the Ebbisham centre is aiming to open in 2024 and are building behind the scenes to bring an array of films to Epsom.

Listen for full details of these and other news stories including a story of GCSE results day and and our regular Nature Notes. Most importantly, please remember to share the EETN with anyone you know who is blind or is partially sighted.

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This fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times including some provided to them by the  Local Democracy Reporting Service of the BBC, the Surrey Comet, Surrey Live and Gail’s Bakery Instagram

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

The Go Epsom website has the Epsom Going out Guide which features some of the events listed plus other events you may be interested in.

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