Local news week of 6th Dec 2021

In this week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local news section we have Epsom and Ewell Borough Council announcements, the Epsom Business Awards, Young Musician of the Year, new initiatives and the latest from local MP Chris Grayling.

In a previous edition we had a story that Epsom and Ewell Borough Council had missed the government’s housing target, in this week’s news we have a suggestion that building on the green belt would enable the housing target to be met.

We have a story about this year’s Epsom and Ewell Business Awards, held in November and hosted at Epsom Playhouse. Amongst the winners was the Young Entreprenaur award winner Janier from Somos Caribe Academy, a Brazilian Dance Academy and Bon Bon Bon Children’s Clothing Company owner Natalie, a passionate supporter of the Children’s Mental Health Charity Place2Be. We have a story about the Young Musician of the Year competion, held at Epsom College and sponsored by Epsom Rotary Club.

We have the latest news from Chris Grayling about how the COVID19 restrictions, local train services and the Chalk Pit and some good news with The Elf Factory event at The Horton.

We also have environmental news stories with the Green Santa who advises that we should avoid cards with batteries and glitter and wrapping paper that has plastic lining or foil. We also have recycling suggestions for packaging, cards and food, more information can be found at Surrey Environment partnership or using the Surrey Recycle search tool or app. In another story Surrey Wildlife Trust urge ethical gardening to help tackle the climate crisis with suggestions to prevent flooding and help wildlife in Surrey.

We have more news on the launch of the 2022 borough wide application for South and South East In Bloom, for more information email epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Surrey Neighbourhood Watch have news about a new nationwide police initiative to make you feel safe, with possible practical solutions from street lighting, to cutting back overgrown trees to police foot patrols, for more information and to report an issue visit Streets Safe.

We have another fundraising event from our friends at Epsom Rotary Club, who are holding a Christmas virtual balloon race, for just £3 you can choose a balloon and follow it’s progress, to buy tickets visit Father Christmas’ Balloon Race or Eco Racing Virtual Balloons.

We have new openings in Epsom with an employment hub in the Ashley Centre to help young people on universal credit get back into employment as well as new pop up shops and a new French restaurant.

Please listen to this week’s audio local news for details of these and other stories, including all the dates and times of the borough’s free Christmas parking, for Christmas refuge collections and more. Please do remember to share with anyone you know who is blind, visually impaired or has trouble holding a newspaper. Thank you!

Audio News

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

Project Wenceslas and Father Christmas Ballon Race

To donate and for more information visit Ewell Rotary Club Project Wenceslas or

For details and to donate visit Epsom Rotary Club Father Christmas’ Balloon Race or

Eco Virtual Balloons

The Horton

For information and tickets visit Elf Factory dates: 19th to 29th December

What’s On in Epsom


Epsom Playhouse: Beauty and the Beast Panto or Santa’s best ever Christmas

Richmond Theatre: Cindrella Panto with Anton Du Beck 3rd Dec – 2nd Jan 2021

Rose Theatre Kingston: Beauty and the Beast 3rd Dec – 3rd Jan 2022

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas events – Click on following links for details:

Christmas at Hobbledown Childrens Farm

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Chessington Garden Centre Christmas Wonderland

The Ashley Centre

Chessington World of Adventures: A Winter’s Tale and Magical Festive Breaks


The local news is just one of three sections of the Epsom and Ewell as described on the About Us page.

Many of these news articles, come from various sources, including the local Surrey and Epsom Comet, Get Surrey News and The Sutton & Croydon Guardian

Local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom Civic Society and Epsom and Ewell borough council and Borough Insight.