Local News week of 8th June 2023

Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper audio local news for the two weeks ending 8th June 2023 features the Ewell Village public consultation, Surrey County Council and Derby news with a programme of upcoming events.

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Surrey County Council News

Our lead story this week is that Surrey County Council (SCC) have invited the residents of Ewell Village to take part in a consultation on how to improve the village and make it safer and more welcoming. The public consultation will finish on the 30th June, for more details please visit ewellvillage.commonplace.is

In roads and transport news we have the story of why SCC officers say the overspend on School Transport by £12 million, which is expected to increase for 2023-2024, must be tackled. In roads news, the Liberal Democrats welcome Surrey County Council’s backtracking on increasing highways funding.

The Derby News

Surrey Police were praised for preventing protests by activists at this year’s Derby festival by Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend in Leatherhead Living.

However, in another Derby festival story, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council raised a flag in memory to mark 110 years since the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was fatally injured when she protested for the woman’s vote at the Epsom Derby. For more information visit the Emily Davison Memorial Project.

Epsom Hospital Radio

We have news of how Epsom Hospital Radio has celebrated it’s 45th anniversary by launching online broadcasting at Epsom Hospital Radio. Requests for patients can be made on the Epsom Hospital Radio requests website or by calling the request line on 01372 735999

Future Events

There are many upcoming events over the next two weeks in our news with a fulll list of the venues, dates and programmes.

Mayfield Lavender Farm is now open with the expectation that the lavender will bloom from the end of June until the end of August, EETN News Editor Jan Collier spoke to the owner and director Lorna May about their new train Lubbyloo and their shop and cafe. Lorna also has some tips for how to successfully grow lavender!

The Epsom and Ewell Borough Council free concert by The Twilight Ensemble will take place this Saturday the 17th June from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at St Martin’s Church, Church Street, Epsom For details contact Sarah Lutton on 01372 722567 or email: music@atmartinsepsom.org

A new Veterans Hub launches 21st June 10am-2pm at Banstead Community Centre The Orchard, for details call Tim Snuggs on 07956 405063.

The Charity Volunteer Fair will take place on the 23rd June 4pm – 6pm in Cheam, for details email debbie.cook@parliment.co.uk or chris.grayling@parliament.co.uk

The ‘In Conversation with Amen Alonge’ event will take place on the 23rd June 7pm – 8pm the author wil discuss his two novels ‘A Good Day to Die’ and ‘A Good Night to Kill’ at Epsom Library, for tickets visit Eventbrite

The Music For a Summer’s Evening concert with Epsom Chamber Choir is on 24th June 7:30pm -10pm featuring international harpist Mared Pugh-Evans and Zoë Humphries on clarinet. The venue is St Martins Church Epsom. For tickets visit TicketSource/Epsom Chamber Choir or call 0208 672 5495

The Epsom Choral Society summer concert takes place 24th June 7:30pm at St Andrews United Reform Church in Cheam, for tickets visit TicketSource/Epsom Choral Society.

Poster giving details of Banstead Village Fair

The Banstead Village Fair will take place on Saturday 1st July 2023 at The Orchard Banstead High Street, opened by the Mayor at 10:30am.

The next Reading Friends Book and Talking Book Group meeting will be on the 20th July at 4pm. The group is a social group to discuss talking books, have fun and make friends. Read, listen and chat. The group is inclusive and will continue to welcome adults with a visual impairment or print impairment. Customers who don’t have a visual impairment are also welcomed to attend. For details call SCC on 0345 6009009 and ask to be connected to Epsom library.

Listen for full details of these events and other news stories including a special appearance with a donation to one of Joan Collins favoured charities the Shooting Star Childrens Hospice Charity!

Most importantly, please remember to share the EETN with anyone you know who is blind or has a visually impairment.

Further contact details for the Reading Friends Group and Talking Book Group


This fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times including some provided to them by the  Local Democracy Reporting Service of the BBC, the Surrey Comet, Surrey Live MyLondon and In your Area

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

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