Local News week of 7th February 2022

In this week’s EETN local news section we have the latest from MP Chris Grayling’s newsletter.

Our friends, at Banstead Rotary Club raised over ten thousand pounds at Christmas for charity, kindly that included a donation to the EETN.

In environmental news from Surrey County Council we have a story that Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel is going to be used in Surrey’s gritters to reduce carbon emissions and street lights are to be converted to LED.

In Ashtead village news, there are no plans to increase the number of free parking spaces and an Ashtead councillor calls for set dates for the charging points installation schedule for Ashtead Peace memorial hall car park.

Surrey Police warn of porch parcel piracy as parcels are being targetted and stolen. The advice is to take preventative measures such as tracking your parcel, installing a video doorbell and parcel boxes.

A new NHS Carers Health Check services has been set up for Surrey’s unpaid carers, to provide free health checks in a 30 minute telephone call which will signpost the carer on to other services.

Epsom Borough Council have announced this year’s Herald of Spring at Bourne Hall is all about sustainability. With a Womble theme, there will be environmental displays from Ashtead Park Garden Centre. There will be the usual Gift fair and Children’s activities and entertainment as well as two competions: a Scarecrow Competion and a Make Your Own Tray Garden Competition to be judged on the day by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell. There is also a request for your old whellies to be dropped off at Bourne Hall reception for use in the displays and for a children’s game.

The Patching Up Ewell quilt will be relocated on to a wall in Bourne Hall for visitors to view and study the handiwork that went into creating each square, don’t forget to look out for our very own EETN square.

Listen to this week’s audio local news for details of these and other stories, including the Edible Epsom Award and an announcement about welcoming the Dorking and District Talking Newspaper (DDTN), covering the Dorking and Mole Valley areas into our listener subscription.

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

To contact Chris Grayling MP call 01372 271036 or email chris.grayling.mp@parliament.uk

For more information and to join visit Banstead Rotary Club

For more information or to book an appointment visit OneYouSurrey Carers Health Checks or call the Action for Carers Team 0303 040 1234 or email CarerSupport@actionforcarers.org.uk

To join the EETN if you are a DDTN listener or in the area please contact the DDTN secretary Christine Tom on 01306 883778

Bourne Hall Hearld of Spring

Date 12th March

For more information about the event and the competions visit Bourne Hall Herald of Spring

Investec International Music Festival

Season 2022 Dates: 19th March – 14th May

For information and to book tickets visit Investec International Music Festival

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

For information about events and how to get involved visit Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

If you have any questions or require more information about the Annual Safeguarding Review Contact Us


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 and Get Surrey News.

This week’s local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, What’s On Epsom and Ewell and Epsom Civic Society, Chris Grayling’s newsletter.

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