Local News week of 4th April 2024

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending the 4th April 2024 features borough council and community news along with our regular What’s On entertainment programme including the Epsom Male Voice Choir.

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The Epsom and Ewell Borough Council News

Flats for the homeless

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have agreed to lease two self-contained maisonettes in Stoneleigh for use as temporary accommodation for the homeless. There will be a cost saving of £30,000 per annum to the borough.

Chalk Pit Update

A debate took place at the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council Strategy and Resources Committee about the noise and dust caused by the Chalk Pit recycling center, off College Road Epsom. A resident opened the meeting by outlining the council’s statutory duty to protect residents under the Environmental Protection Act, with support from the public gallery.

Fast Track Planning

From the 1st April 2024 some types of planning applications can be fast-tracked for a fee, in addition to the cost of submitting a planning application:

  • Householder Applications £350 – for instance, those required for extending homes e.g. building a single storey rear extension, or front porch.
  • Certificate of Lawful Development Proposed (Householder) £150 – an application to show that the work you are proposing to do to a house is a ‘permitted development’ and therefore doesn’t need a formal application.  Sometimes you will need a certificate of this nature when you sell a house.

To find out more and how to apply visit Fast Track Planning Service

Nescot 70th Anniversary

Nescot (North East Surrey College of Technology) in Ewell marked its official opening seventy years ago with a commemorative tree planting in the college grounds on the 22nd March 2024. The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Rob Geleit (Labour Court Ward), Julie Kapsalis, Principal and CEO of Nescot and Chris Muller, Chair of Nescot Corporation were joined by three students.

New Provider for Non-Emergency Hospital Transport in Surrey

Surrey Heartlands have announced that from the 1st April 2024 they will provide a new transport system for non-emergency treatment. For details please visit Surrey Heartlands Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services.

Veterans Hub enjoy Day Out at D-Day Story Museum

The members of Epsom and Ewell Veterans Hub enjoyed a day out to The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth. The Epsom and Ewell Veterans Community Hub meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 10:30am-12:30pm, at The Army Reserve Centre in Ewell. For details visit Rotary Club Epsom.

Hollywood comes to Shepperton

Shepperton Studios has become the second biggest film studio in the world with the residency of Amazon MGM Studios and Netflix completing the expansion of Pinewood Shepperton Studios.

What’s On in April-June!

Epsom Playhouse

Just a couple of the events taking place at Epsom Playhouse in April and May:

    • My Fair Lady Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th April 2024
    • Jimmy Tarbuck Tuesday 23rd April 2024
    • Manfreds: Wednesday 24th April 2024
    • UK Pink Floyd 2024: Thursday 25th April 2024
    • Frankie the Concert: Friday 26th April 2024

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

Banstead Rotary Charity Walk24

This year’s Banstead Rotary Club Charity walk will take place on the 12th May 2024.

Dogs are welcome! There are prizes for the best dressed pooch!

For full details visit Banstead Charity Walk 24 or register with Sight for Surrey at Charity Walk 24.

Epsom Male Voice Choir Concert

Epsom Male Voice Choir concert 8th June 2024 7pm-8pm at Banstead United Reformed Church Tickets £10.00 including refreshments Contact Madeline Cranfield on 07834 253773 Raffle Prize

For more information and to book tickets for the Epsom Male Voice Choir concertt visit EMVC at Banstead.

Listen now for full details of these news stories and many more including a review of the new Wagamamas in Epsom.


Many of this fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times, Surrey Live and the Surrey Comet

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