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13th June 2024

FEATURED

NEWS WESTMINSTER

Epsom and Ewell General Election Public Hustings

Epsom and Ewell General Election Public Hustings

Epsom and Ewell Times, in collaboration with NESCOT, will host a public hustings for local voters. Your opportunity to question Parliamentary Candidates on Wednesday 26th June at 7pm. The hustings … READ MORE

COUNCIL PLANNING

Miniature railway set to get bigger

Miniature railway set to get bigger

There will be a new train line coming to Surrey – for enthusiasts, engineers and eager families looking for a day out. The Surrey Society of Model Engineers has been … READ MORE

COMMUNITY LOCAL HISTORY

Campaign to save Ewell Village’s Glyn Hall

Campaign to save Ewell Village’s Glyn Hall

Tucked away in the heart of Ewell Village is Glyn Hall, a not-for-profit community space providing a venue for local organisations, including those linked to the arts, music and education.  … READ MORE

EDUCATION SPORTS

Local college to drive student success

Local college to drive student success

From September, Nescot College in Ewell, Surrey is offering a new course on Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair with spaces still available for school leavers aged 16 – 19. An element of the course … READ MORE

WESTMINSTER

Reform candidate for Epsom and Ewell

Reform candidate for Epsom and Ewell

Epsom and Ewell Times will publish the appeals of the Parliamentary Candidates standing in the General Election for the constituency of Epsom and Ewell. This is the first from Reform … READ MORE

COUNCIL EDUCATION NATURE

First school art works for Surrey’s trees

First school art works for Surrey’s trees

An exciting competition kicked off across Surrey on the 1st June to encourage young people to celebrate ancient trees and have their artwork featured in a new children’s book, ‘The Thousand … READ MORE

ARTS CULTURE

Epsom author thinks the unthinkable

Epsom author thinks the unthinkable

Published on 28th May 2024, The Unthinkable Truth by Epsom based author Yona Bouskila is a gripping thriller that delves into the depths of the human mind and explores how … READ MORE

COMMUNITY LOCAL HISTORY

A beacon of hope in a troubled world?

A beacon of hope in a troubled world?

6th June 2024 marked 80 years since D-Day. The massive allied military campaign that signaled the beginning of the end of Nazi tyranny in Western Europe. The Borough of Epsom … READ MORE

COMMUNITY SPORTS

Epsom Sports Club £1 million boost

Epsom Sports Club £1 million boost

Epsom Sports Club has been awarded £1 million in funding by Surrey County Council towards constructing a new clubhouse as part of the YourFundSurrey Large Community scheme. The clubhouse will … READ MORE

COUNCIL PLANNING

Guildford cathedral appeal dismissed

Guildford cathedral appeal dismissed

Plans to build 124 new homes around Guildford Cathedral have been thrown out by an inspector as the proposal would cause a negative impact on the distinct character and history … READ MORE

COMMUNITY HEALTH SPORTS

Gold star at the end of the Rainbow

Gold star at the end of the Rainbow

Better’s Rainbow Leisure Centre in Epsom has maintained its ‘Excellent’ status from QUEST – the Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure. This follows a mystery visit from the organisation in … READ MORE




6th June 2024

EDUCATION HORSE RACING SPORTS

Student racemakers favourites at the Derby

Student racemakers favourites at the Derby

Ewell based Nescot (North East Surrey College of Technology) were proud to be part of this year’s Epsom Derby Festival. Our Travel and Tourism students were once again ‘Racemakers’ and … READ MORE

LOCAL HISTORY

Epsom’s gypsies celebrated this month

Epsom’s gypsies celebrated this month

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) History Month is a chance for everyone to celebrate the rich and unique histories of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people across Surrey. This year’s theme … READ MORE

WESTMINSTER

Surrey seats to watch in the election

Surrey seats to watch in the election

The BBC’s Local Democracy reporter Chris Caulfield analyses prospects for Conservative candidates in some Surrey constituencies: There is a chance of a seismic shift in the Surrey political landscape at … READ MORE

COUNCIL EDUCATION FINANCES

Failing children costs Council taxpayers half-million

Failing children costs Council taxpayers half-million

Fines paid out by Surrey County Council for repeatedly failing children and young people topped half a million pounds in the past year – more than doubling its previous worst … READ MORE

HORSE RACING NEWS SPORTS

Computer’s gift of a Trojan Horse?

Computer’s gift of a Trojan Horse?

The computer won the Derby! On the eve of yesterday’s famous Epsom flat race Epsom and Ewell Times published winner tips Los Angeles from Royal Ascot Odds and first to … READ MORE

HORSE RACING SPORTS

Human versus computer tips for Derby winner

Human versus computer tips for Derby winner

One of the biggest Flat races of the season arrives at Epsom Downs on Saturday afternoon as the £1.5 million Epsom Derby takes centre stage in the sporting world. The … READ MORE

CRIME POLICING

Bearing the balls of Derby week in Langley Vale

Bearing the balls of Derby week in Langley Vale

Residents of Langley Vale, an estate adjacent to the renowned Epsom Racecourse, have expressed growing frustration and concern over repeated incidents of anti-social behavior and vandalism coinciding with the annual … READ MORE

NEWS WESTMINSTER

BBC Question Time Came to Epsom

BBC Question Time Came to Epsom

Last night, Epsom College played host to BBC’s Question Time, with Fiona Bruce at the helm. She opened the programme by highlighting Epsom’s famed salts and rich horse racing heritage. … READ MORE

HORSE RACING SPORTS

Top Tips for Oaks Day at Epsom Racecourse

Top Tips for Oaks Day at Epsom Racecourse

One of the biggest Flat race meetings of the British racing calendar is upon us as day one of the Derby meeting gets underway at Epsom Downs today.  The seven-race … READ MORE

ARTS CULTURE

Picture this house in the centre of Epsom!

Picture this house in the centre of Epsom!

After much anticipation, Epsom Picturehouse — a six-screen cinema, café, and bar at the heart of Epsom Square — will be opening its doors on Saturday 01 June. The latest … READ MORE




30th May 2024

COUNCIL HOUSING PLANNING

A Surrey council resists green-belt housing

A Surrey council resists green-belt housing

A contentious plan to build dozens of affordable homes in Surrey was rejected by councillors who prioritized protecting greenbelt land over addressing the area’s housing shortage. Developers had wanted to … READ MORE

HORSE RACING LOCAL HISTORY SPORTS

Should the Epsom Derby go back to Wednesday?

Should the Epsom Derby go back to Wednesday?

The first Wednesday of June used to be for many an unofficial bank holiday. Office, retail and factory staff parties filled Epsom Downs enjoying a day off and the annual … READ MORE

COMMUNITY LOCAL HISTORY

D-Day celebration on Epsom Downs

D-Day celebration on Epsom Downs

A special event to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings is taking place on Epsom Downs on Thursday 6 June, 7–9.30pm. The event is being jointly run by Epsom … READ MORE

ARTS HORSE RACING SPORTS

Epsom Derby week read?

Epsom Derby week read?

A tale of triumph and tragedy, dreams and disasters aptly describes the life of Bernard Dillon, as detailed in a new book by Stephen Fernane. This captivating biography delves into … READ MORE

COUNCIL

Building bridges across the Borough

Building bridges across the Borough

Epsom and Ewell Times welcomes the third Mayor to be appointed since we started. For the year 2024/2025 Councillor Steve Bridger (RA Stamford Ward) has the honour and burden of … READ MORE

NEWS WESTMINSTER

6 out of 11 Conservative MPs leaving Surrey

6 out of 11 Conservative MPs leaving Surrey

Michael Gove MP for Surrey Heath has brought the total Conservative MP retirees in Surrey to SIX out of the ELEVEN all present Conservative held Surrey constituencies. On 5th February … READ MORE

COUNCIL PLANNING

Every dog must have their day care centre

Every dog must have their day care centre

A dog day care centre ‘vital for the community’ has been approved for retrospective planning permission despite officers recommending it for refusal. The application was judged by officers as inappropriate … READ MORE

CHRIS GRAYLING NEWS WESTMINSTER

Grayling bids farewell….

Grayling bids farewell….

With the date of the General Election confirmed to be the 4th of July 2024 Epsom and Ewell’s Member of Parliament since 7th June 2001, Chris Grayling, who is not … READ MORE




23rd May 2024

WESTMINSTER

Out of the starting gates in Epsom and Ewell’s political Derby

Out of the starting gates in Epsom and Ewell’s political Derby

Today British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a General Election will take place on July 4th. Helen Maguire PPC for the Liberal Democrats said: “Hard-working families in Epsom, Ewell, Ashtead, … READ MORE

COUNCIL HOUSING PLANNING

Doubtful Henry VIII would have permitted

Doubtful Henry VIII would have permitted

The decades-long planning battle to build almost 100 homes and a hotel opposite Hampton Court Palace will soon be decided with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport set to … READ MORE

BUSINESS PLANNING

Not loving it in Cobham

Not loving it in Cobham

A proposed new McDonald’s is “the last thing Surrey needs”; that’s according to residents living near the proposed site. The fast-food giant has published plans to takeover the former Loch … READ MORE

ARTS CULTURE

How amiable are thy tabernacles ?

How amiable are thy tabernacles ?

Jane Pickles reviews Saturday May 18th’s Ashtead Choral Society concert at St Martin’s Epsom. If you live in north Surrey, you are lucky to have such a busy and vibrant … READ MORE

COUNCIL FINANCES

Banded together to fight the band

Banded together to fight the band

A decades-long council tax battle has been won netting residents of a retirement village up to £9,000 each after it was ruled all 113 people there had been in the … READ MORE

NEWS

Banstead Fire Station to close?

Banstead Fire Station to close?

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) has vehemently opposed the closure of Banstead Fire Station, claiming potential increases in response times could be “detrimental” to public safety. Banstead Fire Station could … READ MORE

BUSINESS COUNCIL

Surrey Business Support Service

Surrey Business Support Service

Business Surrey – a new Surrey County Council service offering free and accessible support to businesses across the county – has officially been launched by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy … READ MORE

GINA MILLER WESTMINSTER

Candidate seeks health and happiness for all

Candidate seeks health and happiness for all

A healthy population is the foundation stone of a prospering economy, writes Gina Miller. Amidst economic and social turbulence, politicians tend to fall back on ‘growth’ as the route to salvation.  … READ MORE

LOCAL HISTORY

Surrey’s corpse railway and death in Victorian times

Surrey’s corpse railway and death in Victorian times

The Victorians treated death very differently to people today and would photograph their deceased alongside living members of their family, take locks of hair from the departed and seal it … READ MORE

ARTS CULTURE

Spanish fiesta came to Epsom

Spanish fiesta came to Epsom

Epsom Symphony Orchestra – Epsom Playhouse – 4th May – Review by Sarah Haines. What an uplifting and colourful music evening put on by Epsom Symphony Orchestra. Their May concert … READ MORE

ARTS EDUCATION

Surrey Arts appointed to lead Surrey Music Hub

Surrey Arts appointed to lead Surrey Music Hub

Surrey Arts, part of Surrey County Council has been appointed by Arts Council England to lead the Surrey Music Hub from September 2024, as part of an ambitious national programme … READ MORE

NEWS TRANSPORT

Cyclist death prompts A217 review

Cyclist death prompts A217 review

The death of a “fit and active” cyclist has prompted a coroner to raise concerns over paths near a main road in Tadworth. A man named John Bass died after falling … READ MORE

COUNCIL ELECTIONS LETTERS

Non-political and all-political

Non-political and all-political

Dear Editor, It is good to see that, despite stepping down as a Borough Councillor, Vince Romagnuolo has lost none of his enthusiasm for historically partisan approach to local politics. … READ MORE




16th May 2024

COUNCIL COUNCIL CONSTITUTION

Epsom and Ewell’s new Mayor

Epsom and Ewell’s new Mayor

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has appointed Councillor Steve Bridger (RA Stamford) as the new Mayor for the year 24/25. In a ceremonial meeting Tuesday 14th May, speeches were made to propose the … READ MORE

COUNCIL COUNCIL CONSTITUTION FINANCES

Annual audit of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Annual audit of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

The annual Grant Thornton Auditor’s Report on the workings of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has delivered a positive assessment of its performance across financial sustainability, governance, and value for money, … READ MORE

FOOTBALL SPORTS

Leatherhead Women top their league

Leatherhead Women top their league

Leatherhead Women’s FC finished the season on a high, winning the league without losing a single game. The team finished with a record of 15 wins, one draw and not … READ MORE

RUGBY SPORTS

A cloud followed by silver for Old Glynonians

A cloud followed by silver for Old Glynonians

Old Glynonians are the new holders of the Papa Johns Community Cup Counties 3 South Shield, having overcome Cranleigh in a thrilling 22-21 victory on Sunday 12th May. After an … READ MORE

COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Redrawing Surrey’s political map – literally

Redrawing Surrey’s political map – literally

Major boundary changes could see some Surrey residents change wards for the next local elections in a redrawing of the political map of the county. Council wards in Surrey are to … READ MORE

COUNCIL ELECTIONS LETTERS

Up to 2003 MPs happy no Conservatives on Epsom and Ewell Council

Up to 2003 MPs happy no Conservatives on Epsom and Ewell Council

Dear Editor, I note with interest the letter from Mr Kington “Epsom and Ewell was the first Conservative free Council” outlining the dire electoral fortunes of the Conservative Party in Epsom & … READ MORE

COMMUNITY COUNCIL FINANCES

County Councillor Community funding

County Councillor Community funding

Surrey residents can now apply for cash grants to improve their local area through the Your Councillor Community Fund. Last year the Fund supported over 380 community projects via Surrey County Councillors, totalling £404,330.   … READ MORE

COUNCIL ELECTIONS LETTERS

Green view of Mole Valley elections

Green view of Mole Valley elections

Dear Editor, In Mole Valley national issues probably mostly impacted the main parties who lost support. However these local election results will be of little significance in the forthcoming General … READ MORE

COUNCIL ELECTIONS LETTERS

Epsom and Ewell was the first Conservative free Council

Epsom and Ewell was the first Conservative free Council

Dear Editor, I refer to your article on the May local elections headed “First Surrey Borough with no Conservative Councillors” and which includes the comment that “The result makes it … READ MORE

COUNCIL FINANCES

Spelthorne in financial trouble

Spelthorne in financial trouble

Inspectors have been sent to Spelthorne Borough Council as concern grows over its ability to deal with its extreme debt and borrowing. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities … READ MORE

ELECTIONS NEWS WESTMINSTER

Two horse race coming to Epsom?

Two horse race coming to Epsom?

The Liberal Democrats continue to tighten their grip on Epsom & Ewell’s southern flank in Mole Valley, as the Party cements its position in Leatherhead. With two out of three … READ MORE

EDUCATION FOOTBALL SPORTS

Inclusive sportsmanship in Worcester Park

Inclusive sportsmanship in Worcester Park

The annual Linden Bridge Football Festival kicked off with a vibrant display of teamwork, camaraderie, and sheer determination. Organized by Linden Bridge School, Worcester Park, and led by enthusiastic pupils, … READ MORE

HEALTH NEWS

Bed pressures rushing doctors

Bed pressures rushing doctors

Pressure to free up hospital beds can “rush” clinicians to make under-informed decisions and discharge plans, a coroner has found.  A man who tragically died from hypothermia and chronic alcoholism … READ MORE

COUNCIL SPORTS

Making a racket for new padel centre

Making a racket for new padel centre

Leatherhead could soon host international competition after Surrey’s first indoor padel centre was approved. Padel is is a racket sport of Mexican origin, typically played in doubles, and is like a mix … READ MORE

COUNCIL CRIME FINANCES

Little solace for Guildford from fraud report

Little solace for Guildford from fraud report

Weak governance and poor scrutiny at Guildford Borough Council created a ‘quick fix culture’ that allowed potentially millions of pounds to be defrauded from the public purse while vulnerable housing … READ MORE

COMMUNITY COUNCIL NATURE

County lines of trees

County lines of trees

Surrey County Council has worked with residents and community groups to plant over 36,000 new trees across the county. The council remains on track to plant 1.2 million trees by … READ MORE




9th May 2024

RUGBY SPORTS

Old Glynonians silver chance in a decade

Old Glynonians silver chance in a decade

Epsom & Ewell-based Old Glynonians RFC will take a team bus to Bristol this Sunday 12th May to contest the Papa Johns Community Cup Counties 3 South Shield Final. The side, … READ MORE

COUNCIL FINANCES

Surrey County Council staff strike poll

Surrey County Council staff strike poll

Staff at Surrey County Council are voting on whether to go on strike after receiving a revised pay offer which union bosses say is not good enough. Union chiefs representing workers, … READ MORE

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Tarbuck’s luck comes to Epsom

Tarbuck’s luck comes to Epsom

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck popped into Epsom General Hospital recently – and made a serious bit of  business great fun. He was in the Urology Department to present a “new toy”, a … READ MORE

COMMUNITY COUNCIL FINANCES

Community fund open for bids

Community fund open for bids

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is inviting community groups and organisations to bid for neighbourhood funds raised by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), to deliver projects that will support new … READ MORE

COUNCIL ELECTIONS

First Surrey Borough with no Conservative Councillors

First Surrey Borough with no Conservative Councillors

The Conservatives have been wiped out in Woking after voters handed the Liberal Democrats a huge mandate. The final tally tightened the Lib Dems grip on power giving them 24 … READ MORE

NEWS POLICING

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner re-elected

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner re-elected

The result of the 2nd May 2024 election for Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner was announced Friday and the Conservative Candidate, Lisa Townsend, was re-elected despite a substantial drop in … READ MORE

EDUCATION NEWS

From blow your hair to blow your mind?

From blow your hair to blow your mind?

Nescot college in Ewell, Surrey is investing £650,000 to transform a hair studio on campus into a virtual reality (VR), immersive space for its students. The state-of-the-art technology, currently being installed, … READ MORE

EDUCATION HEALTH NEWS

Meat-free Mondays coming to all Surrey schools?

Meat-free Mondays coming to all Surrey schools?

Meat-free and plant-based options could be mandated across Surrey schools every Monday according to new council guidance. Only some Surrey schools currently participate in a form of ‘meat-free Monday’ so … READ MORE




2nd May 2024

COUNCIL FINANCES POLICING

Clash Over Funding and Priorities in Surrey PCC Race

Clash Over Funding and Priorities in Surrey PCC Race

On the eve of the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election, candidates are locked in a battle of ideas over funding allocations and the strategic direction of law enforcement in the … READ MORE

EDUCATION NEWS SCIENCE

Surrey Uni joins top beam team

Surrey Uni joins top beam team

The creation of a first-of-its-kind imaging system at the University of Surrey could help the UK lead a revolution in materials sciences. The new facility promises a better understanding of … READ MORE

STEPHEN MCKENNA WESTMINSTER

Green signals from prospective parliamentary candidate

Green signals from prospective parliamentary candidate

The most important General Election for 40 years is rapidly approaching and as your prospective Member of Parliament for the Green Party I would like to introduce myself. I joined … READ MORE

CRICKET PLANNING SPORTS

Umpire pulls up stumps on cricket plan

Umpire pulls up stumps on cricket plan

A long-standing Surrey cricket club’s ambitious plans to construct modern facilities has sparked controversy in the local community, leading to a tense planning decision. Banstead Cricket Club’s plans to modernise … READ MORE

COUNCIL NATURE

Should Nonsuch Park go to the dogs?

Should Nonsuch Park go to the dogs?

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will launch a six-week consultation on commercial dog walking in Nonsuch Park from Monday 29 April. The consultation was commissioned by Nonsuch Park Joint Management … READ MORE

FOOTBALL SPORTS

One flat season in Epsom ends as another begins

One flat season in Epsom ends as another begins

Our season concluded in appropriate fashion on Saturday as we laboured to a 1-1 draw against Guildford City at the Spectrum. Five days prior to this match, Tadley Calleva’s win … READ MORE

ARTS EDUCATION

Epsom UCA alum praised by Taiwan President

Epsom UCA alum praised by Taiwan President

Leo Tsao graduated from UCA in 2017 with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Atelier. He has just won season 16 of RuPaul’s Drag Race as his banana-themed glamazon Nymphia Wind. Chip … READ MORE

COUNCIL FINANCES

Surrey County Council’s new CEO defends “unlawful” email

Surrey County Council’s new CEO defends “unlawful” email

Surrey County Council’s soon to be in post Chief Executive and current Wiltshire Council’s CEO has insisted that an email he sent to staff in November 2022, which was recently judged … READ MORE

ARTS LOCAL HISTORY

Antiques Roadshow’s poor sign of value?

Antiques Roadshow’s poor sign of value?

In my article of 30 July 2023, I reported on the sale of a 4-inch high Japanese cloisonne vase at auction after it had been purchased for only a couple … READ MORE

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: Healing Through Connection

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: Healing Through Connection

Sponsored article: Are you looking for a unique and powerful approach to therapy that incorporates the healing power of horses? Look no further than Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) at D.E.A.P Healing. … READ MORE

ELECTIONS NEWS POLICING

Police post taken down before election

Police post taken down before election

The Surrey Police and Crime Commission social media team were made to remove a graphic from Twitter, now X and Facebook after a complaint it could influence the May 2 elections. The … READ MORE

ARTS COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Excellence in aging for LGBTQ+

Excellence in aging for LGBTQ+

More can be done to make sure LGBTQ+ adults age with dignity and their needs are met in the UK, say researchers from the University of Surrey. Together with Tonic … READ MORE

NEWS POLICING

Leatherhead residents call for more policing

Leatherhead residents call for more policing

A serious assault that left a man fighting for his life has left a community in shock – with some saying there aren’t enough police officers and others calling for … READ MORE




25th April 2024

COUNCIL PLANNING

Prairie dogs ‘cock a snoop’ at planning

Prairie dogs ‘cock a snoop’ at planning

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s Planning Committee grappled 18th April with the prairie dogs enclosure at Hobbledown Farm in Epsom. The proprietors of this animal amusement park had established the enclosure … READ MORE

COUNCIL HOUSING PLANNING

The Bucknill plan stops here….

The Bucknill plan stops here….

A plan to cram 5 three-bedroomed houses on a single bungalow plot in Bucknills Close, Epsom did not meet Councillors’ approval. Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s Planning Committee met 18th April … READ MORE

HORSE RACING NEWS SPORTS

Epsom’s flat season springs into action

Epsom’s flat season springs into action

The Flat racing season gets underway at Epsom on Tuesday with the Spring Meeting – a competitive six-race card to kick off the new campaign at the Surrey track.  Racing … READ MORE

EDUCATION HEALTH NEWS

Animal health benefits human health

Animal health benefits human health

Ensuring animals are treated well throughout their lives and using sustainable farming practices are at the heart of an ambitious partnership to control the spread of infectious diseases and improve … READ MORE

NEWS TRANSPORT

Epsom and Ewell braces for M25 closure traffic

Epsom and Ewell braces for M25 closure traffic

Greater chaos has been avoided by the Epsom and Ewell Times correcting the Highway Authority‘s belief you could turn off the northbound A3 to go south at the Hook Junction. … READ MORE

FOOTBALL SPORTS

Epsom and Ewell FC escaping relegation zone?

Epsom and Ewell FC escaping relegation zone?

Epsom & Ewell FC 2-1 Abbey Rangers. Combined Counties League – Premier Division. Saturday 20th April 2024. A 2-1 victory over Abbey Rangers marked the end of our brief tenure … READ MORE

NEWS POLICING

Surrey’s next Police and Crime Commissioner will be?

Surrey’s next Police and Crime Commissioner will be?

2nd May 2024 four candidates hope to get your vote for the £73,000 per annum post of Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The core functions of a PCC is … READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT HEALTH NEWS

Epsom’s Earth health doctor checks GMC

Epsom’s Earth health doctor checks GMC

Epsom residents led by Dr. Kristine Damberg converged Thursday 18th April on the General Medical Council (GMC) headquarters in Central London, decrying what they perceive as the regulator’s lackluster response … READ MORE

EDUCATION NEWS

Job insecurity upsetting collegiate life

Job insecurity upsetting collegiate life

Nearly 92 per cent of voters in a Surrey University College Union (UCU) indicative survey supported holding a vote of no confidence in the Vice Chancellor, with a further 96 … READ MORE

PLANNING SPORTS

Getting teed off by golf club’s landfill designs

Getting teed off by golf club’s landfill designs

A Surrey golf club has been accused of being a “landfill site in disguise” after anger at the sheer volume of heavy lorries that could be needed to drop waste … READ MORE

ARTS COMMUNITY CULTURE

Walking with dinosaurs … not quite

Walking with dinosaurs … not quite

Epsom-based Zehra Hicks is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator whose books have been translated in over 20 languages. Through her work, she shows the magic of storytelling to … READ MORE

NEWS POLICING

Low morale hits Surrey Police

Low morale hits Surrey Police

Up to 20 per cent of Surrey Police officers want to leave due to low morale and poor pay, according to a new report.  Police Federation of England and Wales … READ MORE

FOOTBALL SPORTS

This time a victory counts!

This time a victory counts!

Epsom & Ewell FC 4-1 Fleet Town. Combined Counties League – Premier Division. Tuesday 16th April 2024. After just two wins under his tenure to this point, our Manager Warren … READ MORE




18th April 2024

COUNCIL HOUSING

Climate motion sparks energetic debate in Council

Climate motion sparks energetic debate in Council

In a lively session at Epsom and Ewell Borough Council Tuesday 16th April , councillors engaged in a debate over a motion proposing a significant environmental mandate for future housing developments. … READ MORE

COUNCIL COUNCIL CONSTITUTION

Seeing through transparency in Council Chamber

Seeing through transparency in Council Chamber

In a fullsome debate during the Full Council meeting of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council Tuesday 16th April, members clashed over a motion aimed at enhancing transparency in decision-making processes. The motion, proposed by … READ MORE

COUNCIL PLANNING

Council getting belted by Green Group?

Council getting belted by Green Group?

The Epsom Green Belt Group has submitted a “complaint” to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, expressing grave concerns over what they perceive as significant failures in the governance, oversight, and … READ MORE

COMMUNITY SPORTS

Something special going on at Epsom baths

Something special going on at Epsom baths

Rainbow Leisure Centre in Epsom has recently started running tailored swimming lessons for children with special needs and disabilities. The sessions – which have proved to be a big hit … READ MORE

NEWS SPORTS

Epsom Karate Kids go global

Epsom Karate Kids go global

The Mo-Ichido England Karate club, nestled in the heart of Horton Country Park, made waves on the international stage as they ventured to Albena on the Black Sea coast of … READ MORE

COUNCIL HEALTH SPORTS

Boxing champions young people in Epsom & Ewell

Boxing champions young people in Epsom & Ewell

A new local boxing programme, led by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council and delivered by Epsom Boxing Academy, saw its first cohort graduate in March. 14 students, referred by local … READ MORE

COUNCIL

Not in Epsom and Ewell but other Surrey elections test the water…

Not in Epsom and Ewell but other Surrey elections test the water…

The fate of 116 council seats in Surrey are up for grabs as voters head to the polls on Thursday, May 2. There are 11 boroughs and districts in the … READ MORE

NEWS POLICING

Epsom and Ewell candidates dominate Police Commissioner election

Epsom and Ewell candidates dominate Police Commissioner election

Nominations have closed in the race to become the next Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) with four candidates across the parties lined up. Two of the four candidates are … READ MORE

COUNCIL CRIME

Avoid ticket scams this summer

Avoid ticket scams this summer

Residents are being warned to be aware of online ticket scams that are catching out eager concert-goers ahead of the summer.  Surrey Trading Standards is pleased to announce the launch … READ MORE

ARTS EDUCATION

1st generation UCA graduates celebrated

1st generation UCA graduates celebrated

Two graduates from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Epsom, Surrey have been named in Universities UK’s 100 Faces campaign, celebrating the stories and achievements of first-generation students. … READ MORE

FOOTBALL SPORTS

This defeat will not count

This defeat will not count

Epsom & Ewell FC 1-3 Fleet Town. ABANDONED AFTER 55 MINUTES. Combined Counties League – Premier Division. Saturday 13th April 2024. An attendance of around 80 people gathered at the … READ MORE

HEALTH NEWS

Surgery delay after hip break led to death

Surgery delay after hip break led to death

An elderly woman who tragically died after waiting five days for hip surgery prompted a coroner to raise concerns that a hospital is putting patients at risk of an early … READ MORE

NEWS TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Surrey Uni works on self-drive safety

Surrey Uni works on self-drive safety

As the UK prepares to introduce legislation that paves the way for self-driving vehicles later this year, scientists and experts led by the University of Surrey have launched a new network to … READ MORE

COUNCIL CRICKET PLANNING SPORTS

Just not cricket to replace Banstead pavilion?

Just not cricket to replace Banstead pavilion?

A long-standing cricket club’s ambitious plans to construct a modern pavilion and expand its facilities have sparked a debate from people that live in the area, saying it would “ruin … READ MORE

COUNCIL EDUCATION PLANNING

New SEND school blocked by Nimby?

New SEND school blocked by Nimby?

A group of Surrey parents say they are “devastated” and fear it is back to the drawing board after plans for a ‘much needed’ special needs school will likely be … READ MORE

COUNCIL WESTMINSTER

PM confident of success in Woking

PM confident of success in Woking

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was “confident” that Conservatives will hold onto Woking in the upcoming local and general elections, when he was grilled about why people should vote for … READ MORE

HEALTH NEWS

New born enters world by rare EXIT

New born enters world by rare EXIT

A 50 strong team of specialist medics crammed into an operation theatre recently to carry out a globally rare procedure on a newborn baby and save his life.  Little Freddie … READ MORE

EDUCATION NEWS

£1.1 m boost for Surrey Uni’s solar thermal research

£1.1 m boost for Surrey Uni’s solar thermal research

Solar-thermal devices that have the potential to transform how we heat our homes and generate power on a larger scale are being developed by a team led by the University … READ MORE




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NEWS

Auto fire alarms need a 999 before fire service respond in Surrey

Auto fire alarms need a 999 before fire service respond in Surrey

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has changed the way it now responds to automatic fire alarm call outs (AFAs) to residential and domestic properties, by only attending if there’s been … READ MORE

NATURE NEWS

Ewell’s wetlands to be celebrated on an open day

Ewell’s wetlands to be celebrated on an open day

The South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is inviting local residents to come and celebrate the newly-createdChamber Mead wetlands with a day of family fun, activities and guided tours. The celebration … READ MORE

RUGBY SPORTS

London Calling Time with a Sutton & Epsom Win

London Calling Time with a Sutton & Epsom Win

Sutton & Epsom RFC 12 Reeds Weybridge 10. Saturday 6th April. As is the format of league rugby the fixtures conclude by playing the opposition firstencountered on the opening day … READ MORE

COUNCIL FINANCES NEWS

Surrey Councils holding unclaimed tax refunds

Surrey Councils holding unclaimed tax refunds

Councils in Surrey are holding nearly £1.5million in overpaid tax that can be claimed back. People who moved to a different borough after paying their tax are supposed to be … READ MORE

HEALTH NEWS

Virtual care to rise under ambulance plan

Virtual care to rise under ambulance plan

Over a third of South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) service responses will be done remotely in a new five-year strategy. (Here “remotely” means by video call or telephone rather than … READ MORE

HOUSING NEWS

Floods with silver linings for Guildford’s housing targets?

Floods with silver linings for Guildford’s housing targets?

Guildford has been given the “biggest opportunity” to transform itself in a century. The Environment Agency is looking into an expanded flood prevention scheme that would save homes and businesses … READ MORE

BUSINESS NEWS

Big employment hub coming to Leatherhead

Big employment hub coming to Leatherhead

The future of a possibly major employment hub in Leatherhead has been given a huge “vote of confidence”. Four new buildings and 13 industrial warehouse units will be built in … READ MORE

NEWS TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Taking a ride on Epsom’s new S2 bus

Taking a ride on Epsom’s new S2 bus

More than most in the capital, South Londoners notice when the bus timetables change. Whether this stems from a love of the iconic red fleet or an over-reliance on the … READ MORE

CRIME NATURE

Tree felling foul of the law

Tree felling foul of the law

The culprits who illegally chopped down more than 100 protected trees and damaged seven others have been fined nearly £20,000, Woking Borough Council said. A landowner, together with its contractor … READ MORE

HEALTH NEWS

Psychiatric bed shortages in Surrey

Psychiatric bed shortages in Surrey

A man tragically took his own life in Surrey after a mental health relapse, prompting a coroner to warn of a shortage of psychiatric beds in Surrey hospitals. Jonathan Harris, … READ MORE

COUNCIL NEWS

New Chief Executive for County

New Chief Executive for County

Surrey County Council has appointed Terence Herbert as its new Chief Executive. Terence, currently Chief Executive at Wiltshire Council, was chosen after a robust recruitment process to find a replacement … READ MORE