Local News week of 30th March 2023

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Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper audio local news, for the 2 weeks ending 30th March 2023, features council news, health and environmental news and announcements and Easter events and activities.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council news

We have a report following the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) extraordinary meeting that took place on the 22nd March 2023 in reponse to the backlash from residents to the majority Resident Association’s Draft Local Plan’s proposal to build on the green belt.

Defibrillators Installed across the borough

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has worked with the Community Heartbeat Trust charty, with funding secured from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), to install 12 new 24/7 defibrillators throughout the borough. We have the locations of each defibrillator, designed for use by the public and proven to save lives.

Dementia Hub

EEBC has renamed their dementia day care service to the Dementia Hub which is cited in Sefton Road, Epsom. It is a support hub that offers a safe, friendly environment for dementia suffers offering a wide variety of activities over full or half day sessions.

Surrey County Council News

We have county council news stories about the largest contract in the UK between Surrey County Council (SCC) and Connected Kerb, worth an investment of £60 million, to install thousands of public electrical vehicle charging points in the county over the next five years. We also have a story about the Government giving additional funding for pothole repairs in Surrey. However, one Surrey councillor is calling for ministers to change the way road funding is allocated by Westminster.

Surrey Heartlands

We have a plea from Surrey Heartlands‘ Joint Chief Medical Officer to people living in Surrey Heartlands to plan ahead for the Easter bank holiday and to ensure they use local health services appropriately. The advice is to use pharmacies, GP surgeries or the NHS 111 helpline and only contact the emergency services for medical emergencies and life-threatening conditions.

Easter Events

We have a selection of events in the borough to take place over the Easter Break:

Good Friday 7th April at 10:30am Churches Together in Epsom in market place ecunenical event, followed by Easter activities.

Saturday 8th April Epsom Social Madhatters Tea party in Epsom Square with live performers 11:30am – 2pm

Step into Spring at The Horton with extended opening hours and a full programme of events including the Epsom and Ewell Art Group exhibition from 5th April to 15th April in the atrium.

Friday 14th April Epsom and Ewell Twinning Quiz night at All Saints Community Hall West Ewell.

Listen to this episode for full details of these events and a heartwarming story about Eden’s Little Bakery in West Ewell. We have Surrey Police‘s response to Baroness Casey’s report as well as a police request for help. Listen for details of why Poundland is closing in Epsom. Please remember to share the EETN with anyone you know who is blind or has a visually impairment.

More Contact Information for this week’s news stories

For a free assessment or to find out more call 01372 727583 or visit Epsom and Ewell Council Dementia Hub

Police crime stoppers call 0800 555 111 or non-emergency 101

For non-emergencies visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111

Full details of Step into Spring events, visit Horton What’s On

Epsom and Ewell Twinning Quiz night call 07708 268797 or email donna@epsomtwinning.com


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, In the Know and Once Upon a Town

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

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