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Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper audio local news, for the two weeks ending 27th April 2023 features funding, fairs, films and fun events over the bank holiday weekend.
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council news
Leading up to the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council local elections, we have a story about the variety of interesting Polling stations to be opened for the local elections on the 4th May 7am until 10pm. There will be a husting event for the new Horton ward on 2nd May but in other news, two hustings events didn’t take place.
Receiving and Raising Funds for the Future
We have great environmental news that the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom has been awarded £4.5m in Government funding to decarbonise heating at its campus to meet a Net Zero target. As well as news that the University of Surrey’s Professor Jin Xuan has won a prestigious Open Fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop the next generation of clean energy devices using advanced artificial intelligence.
Kingston Council has also been awarded funding to teach locals how to ride a bike and in other cycling news, the community event, supported by Go Epsom, The Great Epsom Bike Off, fundraiser was held. Run by the Epsom based PR agency, The Oracle Group, and its partner charity, The Children’s Trust at The Ashley Centre in Epsom the fundraiser raised nearly £700. With members of the public and both organisations cycling 54 miles on two bikes loaned by Pure Gym.
Hobby Horse Race
The Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning are running, “The Coronation Chase” in Alexandra Park on Bank Holiday Monday 8th May 2023 11:30 to 1:30. Entries will need a decorated hobby horse and to pay an entry fee of £1 for a child and £5 for adults.
Bourne Hall Film Festival
Listen for full details of these and other stories including snippets of news from local MP Chris Grayling’s newsletter, including Transport For London’s plan to scrap paper one-day travel cards outside London, work beginning on the new step-free access to Stoneleigh railway station and a reminder about the Mole Valley Veterans Hub
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