Mayor Visits Talking Newspaper

"Chair Judy Sarssam and Mayor of Epsom and Ewell at the studio"
Chair Judy Sarssam and Mayor of Epsom and Ewell at the studio”

On Thursday 28th February, the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Counciller Neil Dallen, visited the Talking Newspaper studio. The Mayor met volunteers and was interviewed by our Chairman, Judy Sarssam.

You can hear the Mayor answer questions from EETN members ranging from what will happen after Brexit. Will we still be twinned with Chantilly? To ideas on how to ensure the borough is meeting its housing needs and finding out the residents future vision of Epsom and Ewell.

The Mayor also tells us about his remaining charity events but hurry as, although extra tickets are now available, tickets to the Mayor’s ball are selling out!

Click on the Play button to hear a full recording of the interview

Interview with Mayor of Epsom and Ewell

Feedback Our Chair Judy Sarssam, who is visually impaired, used her computer’s speech to text application to read out EETN listeners’ questions to the Mayor. We would be grateful if you could provide us with your feedback on how you found this interviewing technique, for example did you find it distracting, inspiring or somewhere in-between. Please click on the speech bubble or go to comments section to give feedback. Thank you.

Find out more about the Mayor’s Charities

Banstead Rotary Club Donation

Judy Sarssam accepting a cheque from Banstead Rotary Club
EETN Chair Judy Sarssam accepting a cheque from the President of Banstead Rotary Club

On Tuesday  February 19th at Cuddington Golf Club, Chair Judy Sarssam was delighted to receive a cheque from the President of the Rotary Club of Banstead, David Martin, on behalf of the Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper. A group of volunteers at the Rotary Club raised £12,675 for local charities over the Christmas period.

We are very grateful to Banstead Rotary Club for their generosity in donating some of their Christmas charity collection to the EETN, which they have generously divided between five local charities.

It was a great pleasure to meet the recipients of the other awards and there will be compiled a list of possible ways to help which we can share with each other.

The EETN volunteers and listeners wish to sincerely thank the members of Banstead Rotary Club for their generosity and hospitality. We look forward to keeping in touch with them to report on the progress of our IT renewal project.

Find out more about Banstead Rotary Club

How to donate to the EETN.

How to volunteer for the EETN

Donation from Toyota GB

On Thursday 7th February representatives of Toyota GB came to our studio to present a cheque for £1,550 to the Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper. The grant was made from the Toyota Fund for a Better Tomorrow and will be used to buy new equipment to replace our present computers which are now very old.

Picture of Judy and Toyota representatives with a very large cheque
Hannah and John form Toyota GB present the cheque to chairman Judy

Hannah Davies, CSR Specialist, and John Ryan, Volunteer Co-ordinator, met volunteers and presented the cheque to talking Newspaper Chairman Judy Sarssam.

We are extremely grateful to Toyota for their generosity and look forward to keeping in touch with them to report on the progress of our IT renewal project.

You can listen to a recording of some of what was said at the ceremony by clicking on the following PLAY button

How to Donate to the EETN.

Surrey Comet coverage of this event.