4th August 2022

Dear Subscriber,

With numerous reports this week we are breaking our promise to rest in August otherwise the stories go stale.  There are no Council meetings in August so we do now expect this to be the last email update until September. You may browse the website during August as it will continue to be updated throughout.

Following confirmation of Epsom and Ewell Times qualification to be regulated by the Independent Monitor for the Press we are now a recognised partner with the BBC’s Local Democracy Service.  This will enable us to bring to you more quality professional journalism on local matters in the months and years ahead.

Best wishes,

The Team at Epsom and Ewell Times

West Street developers climbing down enough?
Before and after

COUNCIL PLANNING

West Street developers climbing down enough?

Having a third bite at the planning cherry Quanta Homes 3 Ltd is applying to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council for permission to demolish the old and ornately faced building … READ MORE

Epsom’s Summer school sanctuary for refugees

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

Epsom’s Summer school sanctuary for refugees

August 2, 2022

The Epsom Refugee Network has succeeded in securing for 75 students of all young ages a six-week Summer school at St Johns in Leatherhead. With the generous support of the … READ MORE

Bringing to life the dead in Epsom’s forgotten cemetery – Historic England awards local charity.

BOROUGH HISTORY COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

Bringing to life the dead in Epsom’s forgotten cemetery – Historic England awards local charity.

August 2, 2022

Historic England has announced £9,988.00 in funding to the Friends of Horton Cemetery Charity in Epsom and Ewell as part of its ‘Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class History.’ [Photo: … READ MORE

More on Epsom and Ewell and Surrey and ULEZ

COUNCIL TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT

More on Epsom and Ewell and Surrey and ULEZ

August 2, 2022

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) has responded to Transport for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) consultation. TFL’s proposal is to expand the ULEZ to all London boroughs, including … READ MORE

Cost of living crisis fails to reach the Surrey summit

COUNCIL NEWS

Cost of living crisis fails to reach the Surrey summit

August 2, 2022

Hundreds of Surrey parents cannot afford a school uniform for their child, a councillor has claimed, as calls for an emergency summit dealing with the cost of living crisis were … READ MORE

£1.1 million special investment in Epsom school

COUNCIL NEWS

£1.1 million special investment in Epsom school

August 2, 2022

More than 20 primary school places are being made available for autistic children in Surrey, with 12 from this September. A special educational needs (SEN) unit will be created at … READ MORE

Man wrongly labelled ‘vexatious complainant’ by Epsom and Ewell Council

COUNCIL

Man wrongly labelled ‘vexatious complainant’ by Epsom and Ewell Council

August 1, 2022

A man was paid £500 after Epsom and Ewell Borough Council wrongly labelled him a “vexatious complainant” in a planning dispute. The local government ombudsman, which looks into complaints against councils, … READ MORE

Another consultation during the holiday month….

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Another consultation during the holiday month….

August 1, 2022

 Epsom and St Helier and St George’s Hospital are holding a series of workshops starting this week and next for patients and the public to attend. The workshop will involve shaping … READ MORE

August Police warn drink drivers in Surrey

CRIME

August Police warn drink drivers in Surrey

August 1, 2022

Surrey Police have launched their annual summer crackdown on drink and drug drivers in Surrey.  Drink and drug-driving is one of the most common causes of collisions which result in … READ MORE

Swans glide past Salts – Walton & Hersham 3 Epsom & Ewell 0

FOOTBALL SPORTS

Swans glide past Salts – Walton & Hersham 3 Epsom & Ewell 0

August 1, 2022

Pre-season Friendly Friday 29th July 2022 Report Source: www.eefconline.co.uk Reporter: Richard Lambert Our pre-season has been a good one so far, and there were many positives to take from this … READ MORE

Council’s last minute opposition to ULEZ extension.

COUNCIL TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Council’s last minute opposition to ULEZ extension.

July 31, 2022

With just one day to go before the end of the consultation period, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council agreed on 28th July a response to Transport for London’s (TFL’s) proposed … READ MORE

COUNCIL PLANNING

“Statement of community involvement” involves what about what?

July 31, 2022

Following a 4-week public consultation, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council unveiled its new draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) at a meeting of the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee on … READ MORE

Abstaining from responsibility?

COUNCIL EDITORIAL

Abstaining from responsibility?

July 31, 2022

As exclusively reported by Epsom and Ewell Times today 10 Borough Councillors sat on 26th July’s all-powerful budget setting Strategy and Resources Committee. On a crucial vote to establish a … READ MORE

Council targeting the homeless

COUNCIL

Council targeting the homeless

July 31, 2022

In a vote dominated by abstentionism, a service-specific savings target of £243k to offset this year’s potential overspending for homelessness, was approved by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council last Tuesday. … READ MORE

Blues on a bandura blow minds in Epsom

ARTS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

Blues on a bandura blow minds in Epsom

July 31, 2022

Ukrainian refugee musicians delighted a packed audience in the Epsom Methodist Church Saturday 30th July. On behalf of the local community Mayor of Epsom and Ewell Cllr Clive Woodbridge extended … READ MORE

Did the Inspector get to the Bottom of this?

COUNCIL PLANNING

Did the Inspector get to the Bottom of this?

July 31, 2022

Langley Bottom Farm in Epsom is to become a small housing estate following the decision of Planning Inspector D Hartley dated 14th July 2022. Overturning a refusal of the Epsom … READ MORE

Safer nights ahead in Epsom with funding boost

BUSINESS COUNCIL CRIME

Safer nights ahead in Epsom with funding boost

July 28, 2022

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will receive £271,712 in government funding for a project to improve safety for Epsom town centre’s night-time economy. The Home Office’s Safer Streets funding was secured … READ MORE

Surrey Police fight dog theft forensically

CRIME

Surrey Police fight dog theft forensically

July 28, 2022

Surrey Police are turning to DNA technology to tackle dog thefts in the county. Wednesday 27th July Surrey Police officially launched its partnership with DNA Protected, a UK-wide dog DNA … READ MORE

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