Local News week of 4th June 2022

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This week’s News section for the Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper offers a heartwarming reflection of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  We have a story about a local fund-raising street party, which helped raise money for the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust also a story of a local sports club’s own Jubilee beacon-lighting and details of the lighting of the wonderful beacon lit on Epsom Downs.

We have the story of how a young councillor is helping families in the cost-of-living crisis and his plans to donate money to the charity Save The World.

In other stories, local celebrity Joe Wickes tells us about his involvement with the Step Forward project and there’s grateful thanks to local primary school children who have raised funds for Epsom Medical Equipment Fund

We have news about the launch of the unique Derby Hall of Fame by the new Mayor, Councillor Clive Woodbridge and funded by Surrey County Council and Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. In other news, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council announces the departure in July of its Chief Executive.

Jazz fans might like to know there’s news of a new jazz club in town with a new concert set for July.

People celebrating a street party
Platinum Jubilee Street Party West Ewell

West Ewell Street Party

by Martin Lewis

“The residents of Station Avenue in West Ewell beat the weather by holding their street party on Friday 3rd June. The Avenue has an active WhatsApp group, formed during the pandemic, and it was through this that the idea of a street party was developed.  Residents donated to a fighting fund which enabled bunting and prizes for kids to be bought. Radio Jackie also generously donated some prizes. 

The festivities really began two weeks prior to the Jubilee weekend when bunting was hung from lamp posts and houses so that it zigzagged the street from beginning to end (all one mile of it!). The day before the party residents came together to cut grass and get everything ready for the party. Come the day residents brought their own picnics, gazebos and chairs and everyone mucked in to provide obstacle courses, face painting, archery, golf and many other games for the little (and not so little) ones to enjoy. One resident made a fabulous Jubilee trifle which everyone enjoyed

Barbara Lewis, speaking on behalf of the residents, said “The weather was perfect, which was just reward for the effort, support and hard work residents put into making our street party such a success. It was a joint effort with everyone contributing something. It was a joy to see both the community spirit we have in action and how much everyone enjoyed the day. Long may it last. We hope that all street parties throughout the land had as good a time as us. It was a fitting tribute to her Majesty for the 70 years she has served this country so graciously and magnificently. We won’t be waiting for another National celebration to have our next street party!”  

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Epsom Jazz Club

For details of events and tickets visit Epsom Jazz Club

‘Meet the Beat’ dates:

  • 15th  June at Auriol Park
  • 29th June at Epsom Downs.

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This week’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times and BBC Local Democracy Reporting Service and the Surrey Comet and Surrey Live.

the featured poster is from Epsom Jazz Club

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