Local News week of 7th March 2024

The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper local audio news for the two weeks ending 7th March 2024 begins and finishes with events to remember and celebrate Ukraine. This edition features important news about the next M25 closure, new technology and cultural annoucements and our What’s On programme!

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Next M25 closure

We have news of the National Highways closures of the M25 over several weekends in 2024. The next closure will be from 9pm on Friday 15 March to 6am on Monday 18 March and covers the five-mile stretch between junction 10 and 11. Check the National Highways website for full closure details and updates.

To find out more information, visit the National Highways website, email m25j10@nationalhighways.co.uk, or call on 0300 123 5000

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council News

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have launched a dedicated FAQ section on its website to inform residents about the ongoing development of the Local Plan. For more information visit Epsom and Ewell Borough Council Local Plan FAQs

Standing in Solidarity with Ukraine

Picture of fire engine

The Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network (EERN) and Surrey Stands with Ukraine (SSWU) held a special gathering on Saturday February 24th in the Market Place in Epsom. This gathering marked the solemn second anniversary of the commencement of the war in Ukraine. The local Ukrainian Choir Renaissance sang a moving rendition of the Ukrainian National Anthem, followed by a heartfelt prayer for Ukraine. The SSWU charity is sending a long-laddered fire engine to Zaporizhzhia (pictured) and is sending its100th van packed with aid to Ukraine this week. The day’s event raised over £1000.

Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology

The Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology (IoT) at North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot) in Ewell opened its first new IoT space on Wednesday 28 February. The IoT specialises in digital technologies with courses and apprenticeships offering software development, cyber security, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and networking as well as cloud computing, data handling, ‘internet of things’ and IT support.

A Vision for Surrey’s Cultural Landscape

The Surrey Cultural Partnership (SCP) presented its “Surprising Surrey: Cultural Strategy & Vision 2024–2034” ambitious plan to redefine Surrey’s cultural landscape into a ‘vibrant hub of creativity and innovation, celebrating its rich heritage and fostering community prosperity’. The Epsom and Ewell Times summarises the highlights.

What’s On in March-May!

A taster of what’s on locally in March-May 2024. Click on each link for details:

The Horton    

One of the events taking place in March at The Horton

For more information visit The Horton What’s On

Epsom Jazz Club 

Nige Price and the Leon Greening Trio will perform on the 28th March at 7:30pm at Epsom Jazz Club‘s new venue with a Licensed bar – The Comrades Club, The Parade Epsom KT18 5BT

Free Ukraine Music and Social Event

The Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network (EERN) and Surrey Stands with Ukraine (SSWU) join friends and supporters of Epsom and Ewell’s Ukrainian guests to invite everyone to a wonderful evening of classical music and poetry performed by talented Ukrainians. The evening will be attended by the Worshipful Mayor and Mayoress of Epsom and Ewell.

If you wish to hear the Ukrainian Choir Renaissance and other professional Ukrainian musicians come to the social and music evening free of charge (leaving collection at discretion) on Saturday 30th March at the Epsom Methodist Church Ashley Road. Bring and share nibbles from 6pm, music starts at 7pm. No booking necessary.

Epsom Playhouse

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

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

Listen now for full details of these news stories and events including a story about the mural unveiled in The Ashley Centre to celebrate Epsom and news of another new chain – GDK opening soon in Epsom.


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

Community information is available from the websites: Surrey County Council, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council and Epsom and Ewell Families.

The Go Epsom website has a calendar of What’s On featuring local events which you can add to.

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