Local news week of 7th June 2021

In this week’s Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper’s local news section, we begin with news of potential job losses at Kingston Universtity (KU), following cuts to Arts and Humanities courses. We have news that Epsom and Ewell is the fourth prosperous in the country, according to the UK Prosperity Index. We have a story about the borough’s Keep Epsom and Ewell Tidy (KEET) iinitiative as part of the Great British Spring Clean campaign and it’s Epsom in Bloom entry.

In a news story, we learn that Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Lisa Townsend’s, has appointed the youngest deputy in the country, recruited to tackle priorities such as violence against women and girls, domestic abuse, rural crime and pet theft. Unfortunately, we have disappointing news of the rise in local Covid cases but a heartwarming story about fundraising for the Coronavirus crisis in India by Surrey opticians. We have many more news items including the extension of the ‘Shop safe, Shop local’ campaign and advice on avoiding and reporting illegal waste carriers. We have a follow up story from the Epsom Rotary club about the The Epsom and Ewell Showcase charity event and finish with exciting news about the Ashtead Treasure Hunt. Please listen and enjoy this week’s audio local news.

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

For more information about Keep Epsom and Ewell Tidy or Epsom in Bloom visit the Epsom in Bloom Facebook page and Instagram Epsom in Bloom

To report illegal waste activity call the 24 hour hotline 0800 80 70 60 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to check a waste carrier’s registration call 03708 506 506

To find out more visit The Epsom Rotary club website or call 01372 813679

Hair For Man and Boy barber shop call 01372 729 272

For more information visit Ashtead Treasure Hunt or callt 01372 274539, registration closes 9th June, event takes place on the 13th June

Visit Epsom Playhouse or call the Box Office on 01372 742 226


The weekly 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 and this week’s can be read in the local Surrey and Epsom Comet and online Get surrey Surrey News and Epsom Rotarty.

Local community information is available from the community websites: Epsom and Ewell borough council, Borough Insight magazine and The best of Epsom and Ewell