Borough Insight

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Here comes summer!

Aristotle said something along the lines of “One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day”. Well the swallows are now here in force and, after the last weekend, we have certainly had more than one fine day, so if we are to follow the ancient Greek's reasoning, we can now celebrate the arrival of summer!

Summer is the perfect chance to enjoy picnics and barbecues with family and friends but before you munch on that sausage, check out the Spotlight section and eat safe this summer.

It might not feel like it but we are having more sunny days. Disturbingly there has been a corresponding rise in deaths from malignant melanoma (skin cancer) especially in men. In the Key Facts section we look at the latest NHS campaign urging us to ‘cover up mate’.

Last weekend saw 222 youngsters represent the borough in the Specsaver Surrey Youth Games – they did us proud. Read how they did in the news section. This weekend see’s Armed Forces Day when we acknowledge the contribution armed service personnel make to our society. Read more in the events section – the flag is up and ready!

Also in this issue, there’s our normal listings of community events and lots more that happening right here, right now - let’s get out there and enjoy the sun!



Fantastic sports results for borough’s youngsters

222 young people have represented the borough at the annual Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.

The biggest team from the smallest borough in Surrey, took part in all 15 sports -badminton, boccia, non-contact boxing, contact boxing, cricket, football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, high 5 netball, netball, rugby, swimming, squash, table tennis, tennis and touchtennis.

A record 560 young people aged between 7 and 16 registered to take part in the free trials and coaching sessions organised by the council over the last three months. From these a squad of 222 was selected.

Team Epsom & Ewell

The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Liz Frost commented “I want to thank all the sports facilities who offered the free training sessions for the youngsters and to all those in our community who provided training. Our hope is that your contribution will generate a long-term interest in fitness and sport participation in these young people, which will benefit their physical and mental health well into their adult life".

The young people won medals in 13 sports:touch tennis



Badminton seniors


Football juniors


Football seniors


Judo girls seniors




Rugby seniors


Squash juniors


Squash seniors


Table tennis juniors


Table tennis seniors






In judo, individual medals were won by




Alice Pendry-Humm

Junior girls


Amelia Askew

Junior girls


Anya Sobratee

Senior girls


Bea Walcot

Senior girls


Jakub Quigley

Junior boys


Romain Chauvin

Junior boys


William James

Senior boys


Romain Chauvin also received an award for most ‘ippons’ and the fastest out of all of the boys at the event, at just three seconds (the ippon is the ultimate way to claim victory in the match and it is the highest score in judo).

Full listings can be found here (link is external).

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2017 is the largest youth multi-sports competition in Surrey, spread over the weekend of 17-18 June 2017. Surrey's 11 districts and boroughs enter teams of 7 - 16 year olds which they have recruited and trained into a variety of indoor and outdoor sports - including some for young people with disabilities.

GLL Community Foundation launch

GLL launch new £100k match funding scheme for community projects

GLL, the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise in partnership with crowd funding organisation Spacehive has launched the GLL Community Foundation benefiting projects in Epsom and Ewell.GLL Community Foundation

The Foundation has been established to provide grant funding and practical ‘in kind’ support with a value of up to £5,000 per individual project, to a wide range of community schemes. These could include creating or renovating public spaces such as parks or gardens, running sports tournaments or supporting cultural or community events. 

Its approach is multifaceted: in addition to the Foundation’s financial contributions, GLL staff are available to offer practical support and consultancy, while crowd funder Spacehive provides a platform for local schemes to build support and fundraise from within their own community.

A successful pilot scheme took part in 2016, seeing the GLL Community Foundation help six projects, raising £64,300 worth of cash and in kind support from 547 individual backers.  

Chris Symons, Director of Business Development at GLL said: “We’re delighted to be launching the GLL Community Foundation in Epsom and Ewell. We’re calling on local clubs, schools, charities and social enterprises who are looking to make positive change within the community, to consider the crowd funding model we have created.  Not only will they have access to match funding of up to £5,000 and practical ‘in kind’ support, they will also have the chance to engage with and seek support from local residents via Spacehive’s crowd funding platform.

Chris Gourlay, Founder and CEO at Spacehive added “This exciting partnership represents the powerful effect of what can be achieved through the collaboration of communities, councils and companies. GLL are working closely with local communities to create a ‘place for everyone’ and through meaningful engagement with the people who live in the area have done just that.”

Any organisations in Epsom and Ewell interested in learning more about the GLL Community Foundation and how it may be able to support their project should email:

Epsom energy efficiency project wins award

ActionSurreyLast month Action Surrey's supplier, Pioneer was nominated in the category of ‘Regional Small Scale Project of the Year’ for their retrofit project at Adelphi Road in Epsom, which went on to win the award. The Greater London Regional Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards 2017 was held at Lords Cricket Ground in London

This award follows Action Surrey’s own recognition at the South East Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes regional awards in March, where the ‘Streets Ahead’ Green Deal Communities project came runner up in the category of ‘Regional Large Scale Project of the Year’.

If you would like to find out more about improving your property’s energy efficiency, please get in touch with Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or visit

Are you looking after someone?

CarerDid you know that in Surrey there are an estimated 108,000 people looking after a family member, partner or friend who is in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability? The care they provide is unpaid, meaning they are a ‘carer’ - though very few see themselves this way, and importantly, are unaware they’re entitled to support.

Many carers are balancing other responsibilities alongside this, such as looking after children, and a job or career. That’s why carers often feel stressed and overwhelmed, and have little time to look at their own health and wellbeing as a result.

If you’re looking after someone, or know someone else who is, support is available at Action for Carers Surrey 0303 040 1234. It’s also a good idea to tell your GP about your caring role as they can prescribe short breaks and other services that will help.


Smokefree homes

Smoke truths

Most smokers don’t like to think their smoking will affect anyone else, particularly their own children or family. But the steps they take to keep smoke out of their homes are often useless. For example, having a cigarette out a window or by the back door doesn’t stop smoke getting into your home. Not only is over 80% of smoke invisible but it lingers in the air for hours and easily seeps in. The same goes for smoking after the children are in bed or in just one smoke freeroom. Given that children and babies are particularly vulnerable to the effects of smoke and a number of serious conditions as well as cot deaths which are all linked to second hand smoke, smokers are literally risking the lives of their children.

Steps to make a home smokefree include smoking outside and well away from your home, nicotine replacement therapy or having a go at giving up – with the help of Surrey’s Stop Smoking Service run by Quit 51.

At very least see if you really know the truth about your smoking by answering these questions. You could also be in with the chance to win tickets for your family to have a fun day out.

Supporting residents to live independently

SCC live independently

Have you noticed that a family member, or someone you care for is starting to struggle with their day to day life? Perhaps they are becoming more forgetful and you are concerned for their wellbeing, or maybe they are finding it harder to move around or cope at home? Naturally this can be a very worrying time, so understanding the best way to support or find care to help them is important.

In Surrey there’s lots of care and support available, from walking aids and grip rails, through to help with personal care and jobs around the home like cleaning or gardening. There are also organisations who help people who are beginning to have problems with their memory. All of these services can make a really big difference and allow your loved one to continue to live well and independently in their own home for longer.

To help make it easy to find this information, Surrey County Council has worked with many organisations, including the voluntary, faith and community sectors, to create the Surrey Information Point (SIP) website. Packed full of useful local links, contact information and advice, SIP is the go to place for finding the right information about care and support packages. There are also links to local clubs where people can find a way of keeping or getting more active and meet new friends.

So, if you have a family member or someone who you care for who could do with some extra help visit or if you’re not online call 0300 200 1005.

Spotlight on

Eat safe this summer

We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months?

Our Environmental Health Team have got together with the Food Standards Agency to help promote good food safety this summer and have produced a couple of guides for you to download:A picnic

New research indicates that people in this area could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of the 4Cs of food hygiene: Chilling, Cooking, Cleaning and avoiding Cross-contamination.

The 4Cs of summer food safety

The Food Standards Agency’s Food and You Survey, which collects information on food safety through 3,118 interviews across UK, found that in the South East: 

  • people were the most likely to say they eat burgers that are pink or have pink juices at least some of the time - guidelines recommend that they should be fully cooked before eating.
  • 54% of residents knew that a fridge should be kept between 0°C and 5°C but 45% did not check their fridge temperature regularly.
  • 45% of people in the South East defrost meat or fish at room temperature despite recommendations to defrost meat or fish in the fridge or in the microwave.
  • a quarter of people in do not change or clean their chopping boards between different foods.
  • 21% always washed raw chicken - washing chicken risks spreading bacteria and should be avoided.


What's On

Events across Epsom & Ewell

Here’s a round-up of some of the events across the Borough that we know about (some of these are organised by other groups and the Council is not responsible for the activity).

To find out what is happening in Epsom and Ewell across the year, visit the What's on section on our website

Charity Car Boot Sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund supported by Autotest
Sundays 25 June; 9 & 23 July; Sellers - 7.30am - 12.30pm; Buyers - 9am - 12:30pm.
Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7EG
Cars £10. Small vans, larger cars, MPV and 4WD £12. Larger vans from £15. Trailers £3 extra
Hard standing site - event not cancelled when raining. Toilets, refreshments, main road location, free parking on site in specified locations. Buses stop outside. Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead for safety reasons. Friendly car boot sale. In 2016 money raised went towards a £56,000 stroke and vascular scanner for Epsom General Hospital. Money will go towards a £60,040 anorectal scanner in 2017

Epsom Common Association - Bracken pulling
Tuesday evenings - June, July & August; 7pm till 9pm or dusk

Horton Heath - Tuesdays 4 July; 1, 15 & 29 August
Meet at vehicle access point off old Christ Church Road (between roundabouts on B280).

Railway Meadow - Tuesday 18 July
Meet on the railway bridge at the end of Castle Road.

Rye Meadow - Tuesday 20 June
Meet by the Wells notice board off Wells Road.

Hazel Coupe - Tuesdays 25 June; 26 July; 8 & 22 August
Meet by the Stew Pond car park notice board, Christ Church Road B280.

Blake's Pond - Tuesday 11 July
Meet on the railway bridge at the end of Castle Road.

For further details email EcoVols (Epsom Common Volunteers): Website:

Mayor's charities events

Men's lunch
Monday 3 July; 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm
Chalk Lane Hotel, Chalk Lane, Epsom KT18 7BB
The Mayor's Consort of Epsom & Ewell, Cllr Chris Frost invites you to join him for a men's lunch in aid of the Mayor's charities. Tickets £45. The former Master of a livery company, Doug Clasby, will share some of his experiences of his year and information about livery companies. There will be a cash bar and a raffle.

Ladies' lunch
Tuesday 11 July; 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm
Chalk Lane Hotel, Chalk Lane, Epsom KT18 7BB
The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Cllr Liz Frost invites you to join her for a ladies lunch in aid of the Mayor's charities. Tickets £45. Well known local horse trainer, Simon Dow, will share some of his experiences of owning, training and racing horses on the Downs. There will be a cash bar and a raffle.

To book your place or for more information on both the above events please email: or phone 07397 567059. Website:

Open Mic - mostly Electric Jam Nights
On the second Thursday of each month; 8.30pm
Epsom Common Club, 121 Stamford Green Road, Epsom KT18 7SX
Admission £1. An enjoyable evening inviting musicians to come and have turn playin your favourite tunes. Whatever your taste and abilities we invite you to come and have a go. A fun night for musicians and music lovers alike. Twitter: OpenMic@theelctricjam

June 2017

Epsom Mayday Flower Club - Wooden it be lovely
Wednesday 21 June; 1.30m for 2pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
A flower arranging demonstration by Robin White. Visitors welcome £6.

An evening with Phillip Dyson - international concert pianist
Wednesday 21 June; 7.30pm
Nonsuch Mansion House, Cheam, Surrey
Midsummer Classics. Tickets: £20; students and children £14. Box Office: 020 8786 8830/07835 949260. Website:

Epsom Garden Society - Summer Show
Saturday 24 June; 2pm - 4pm
St Martins Junior School, Ashley Road, Epsom
Free admission and parking. Free workshop for juniors. Plant sale, raffle, refreshments.

Epsom Chamber Choir - By popular request
Saturday 24 June; 7.30pm
St Martin's Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
Jazz inspired music including Bob Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass. Tickets: In advance £12 (under 25s £8); on the door: £15 (under 25s £10). Telephone: 020 8672 5495. Website:

Jane Austen 200th anniversary event including Tea Party
Saturday 24 June; 2pm-3.30pm
Stoneleigh Community Library, 1 The Broadway, Stoneleigh KT17 2JA
For more information on the event please click here  Email: Website:

London Buses Summer - an event for all the family & enthusiasts
Sunday 25 June
London Bus Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0QS
Adults: £11, chid £6, senior/students £10, family £30. LBM/BMT members - free. Join on the day and get free entry. Enjoy displays of vehicles and free bus rides of the local area. Take horse bus rides and longers excursions for an additional fare. There will also be family entertainment. For more info visit:

HOPE - free family fun for all ages!
Sunday 25 June; 2pm - 5pm
Bourne Hall Park, Ewell KT17 1UF
Live music and inspiring speakers sharing stories of Hope. Bouncy castle, pamper & well-being zone, tea tent, crafts and games.

July 2017

Summer Fair
Saturday 1 July; 12.30pm - 3pm
Ewell Grove, 29 West Street, Ewell KT17 1UZ
Presented by the Friends of Ewell Grove. Join in for fabulous family fun. Games, BBQ, Tombola, face painting, crafts and much more.

Epsom & Ewell Silver Band - Summer ConcertEwellVillageFair
Sunday 2 July; 7pm
Adrian Mann Theatre, NESCOT, Reigate Road, Epsom KT17 3DS
An eclectic programme of music from the classics, film and theatre. Tickets: £10, £8 concessions. Box office: 07908 855393. Website:

Epsom and Ewell interfaith forum inaugural meeting
Sunday 2 July; 3pm
The Islamic Centre, Hook Road, Epsom KT19 8TU
Can faith be relevant in Epsom and Ewell today? Discussion led by members of local faiths followed by questions from the floor. For further information contact Lynne Scholefield on email:, mobile: 0770 366 5037.

Music in the Park
Thursday 6 July; Gates open 6pm, concert starts 7.30pm
Nonsuch Mansion, Nonsuch Park, Ewell Road, Cheam SM3 8AL
Tickets: Adult £22.50, children (aged 5-16) £10. Bring your own picnic/drink (no corkage). Platinum The Live ABBA Tribute show, Wayne Woodward and Darren Altman. Book tickets at For more info email:, phone: 020 8254 2467.

Stoneleigh Choral Society - Summer Concert
Saturday 8 July; 7.30pm
St John's Church, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh KT19 0QZ
Also featuring instrumental solos by local young musicians. Tickets: Adults £10, under 18's £5 available on the door on the night or in advance from Jean Adams 0208 393 5124. 

Epsom Thai Festival 2017
Sunday 9 July; 10am - 6pm
Hook Road Arena, West Ewell KT19 8QW
For more information visit

Ewell Village Fair
Saturday 15 July; 10.30am - 4pm
Ewell Castle School, Glyn House Grounds
Presented by St Mary's Ewell. Entry: £2.50, under 16s go free. Broadsword demonstrations, Paladins of Chivalry, Morris Men, Golden Retrievers, Punch & Judy, live music, BBQ, icecreams, zumba demos, tombolas, children's activities. Website:

Gift Market
Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 July; 10am - 5pm (7pm Tuesday & 4pm Saturday)
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell
Free entry. Stalls are specially selected for originality, quality, usability, great value and good service. New stalls added daily plus collectables.

Epsom Mayday Flower Club presents Memorable Moments
Wednesday 19 July; 1.30pm for 2pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell
A flower arranging demonstration by Jenny Nye. Visitors welcome, £6.

Saturday is Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is a chance for the country to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops and their families, veterans and cadets.

Armed Forces Day takes place on a Saturday at the end of June. This year it takes place on Saturday (24 June).

Armed Forces Day celebrations began on Monday when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the UK.

We raised the Armed Forces Day flag at a short ceremony at the Town Hall with serving reservists and veterans. The flag is now flying in Epsom Market Place for greater visibility.

We will also be marking Reserves Day this Wednesday (21 June). Reserves Day is part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations. Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military life. The Reserve forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.

On Reserves Day, Reservists are encouraged to attend their civilian life in their military uniform (so don't be surprised if you visit the Town Hall on Wednesday to see someone in military uniform)!

This month at the Epsom Playhouse


The ELO Experience - 29 June - The world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you a magical musical journey through time. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection, this is an incredible show!

Dancing Queen - 30 June - an action packed party show featuring over two hours of the greatest hits from Abba, Grease and the 70’s. This is the ultimate nostalgia night that guarantees to get you dancing in the aisles!

A Night at the Movies - 8 July – a musical revue featuring the young and talented cast of Theatre Box performing medleys from smash hit Hollywood movie musicals including Guys & Dolls, Annie, Hairspray, Bugsy Malone and many moreshakin

Music and Memories - 11 July - A brand new production for 2017, an afternoon filled with magical musical memories as we travel back through the 1940s 50s 60s and 70s. With stunning costumes and more songs than ever before; sing along to all favourite songs from hit parade number 1’s, popular show tunes, old time sing along classics and those rousing wartime favourites.

Talon; the best of the Eagles - 13 July - the 20th anniversary tour will feature all the classic Eagles greatest hits from their timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado and many more.

Whole Lotta Shakin' - 19 July - A tribute to the 80s Legend. The first and only theatre touring show celebrating the rise to fame and music of Shakin' Stevens ending in a concert he would have performed in the late 80s.


Once Upon a Time - 24/25 June - the Carol Anne Dance Academy bring a modern day fairy tale with an all singing, all dancing, young and talented cast.

Let's Get Loud - 2 July - Starlight Academy of Dance and Performing Arts present Let's Get Loud 2017

Rhythm of the Night - 16 July - Starstruck Dance Academy brings you an amazing show including a variety of dance styles and musical theatre.


Sean Kelly, Sold your Way - 18/19 July -  a night of stand-up comedy plus a charity auction with the star of Storage Hunters. Audience members are encouraged to bring along a cheeky item from home, to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes.


For full information and to make a booking online visit or call (01372) 742555 / 742227 or like us on Facebook - www.facebook.

Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club activities

BHMKC_KnightSchoolKnight School
Saturday 8 July; 1pm - 2.30pm
A Sergeant-at-Arms from the Tower of London visits Ewell to tell you how you become a Knight. Sent away from home at the age of 7 to the castle of a wealthy Lord, you will begin your training as a Page learning combat skills and horsemanship until you are 14. Between then and 21 you become a squire, capable of engaging in battle and if you fight bravely you may be made a Knight. Our visitor will bring weapons for you to master and teach you how to defend and attack a castle.

Bourne Hall Museum Home Education group sessions
The Museum now has a weekday group for home educated children to learn about history.

The story of the horseBHMKC_Horse
Tuesday 18 July; 2pm - 3.30pm
The story and history of man’s other best friend – the horse – is interwoven with that of mankind for over 35 thousand years. They have transported us and our goods, gone to war with us, played with us and created our sports. From the small pit ponies to the great carthorse, throughout time the horse has been there and until quite recently it pulled our world. An engine’s capacity is still described in horse power. But how did the horse develop and where and how did we end up with so many different breeds of horse? We will be looking at the social nature of the horse, its development and its interaction with humankind. We will be investigating the early association of the horse with man and how we changed the size of the horse.

BHMKC_CavePaintingCave painting
Wednesday 19 July; 11am - 12noon & 2pm - 3pm (two separate sessions)
In the deep time of prehistory early men crawled down into the darkest caves and used light from primitive candles to paint pictures of themselves and the animals they hunted. They left behind a vivid record of their way of life and some clues of what they believed in. Discover how and why these paintings were created. Then by flickering light try to create your own cave painting in our very own ‘caves’.

Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history. All the above activities cost £5 per child, includes one accompanying adult. Please meet in the foyer of Bourne Hall. Places are limited, to reserve your space or for further information please contact David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel: 020 8394 1734. Email: Online:

For more info visit

Age Concern Epsom and Ewell - Golden Days Festival


Orchard BioBlitz

Orchard bioblitz



Explore your borough's countryside

Walking has many health benefits, why not join in the various guided walks that take place throughout the year.   

Countryside guided walks
These guided walks are with a member of our Countryside team. Join in to learn more about the borough's local nature reserves.Bluebells in Horton Country Park

Sunday 25 June
Horton Country Park natural history; 2pm
Meet at the information centre. Explore the nature reserve's history. Cost: £5 per adult and £2.50 per child (16 years or under).

Sunday 2 July
A tour of Horton Country Park; 2pm
Meet at the information centre. This guided walk is also along with the Friends of Horton Country Park. Learn about the history, wildlife and community involvement in Horton Country Park. This walk is free but donations to the Friends group would be welcome.

Please wear appropriate clothing, stout boots and a raincoat when it's wet. Dogs are welcome on a lead unless where stated to leave your dog at home for walks that involve looking for animals. Please note that walks may be subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. For more information or to book a place contact our Countryside Team on 01372 732000, email or visit the Walks section at

Epsom Common Association walks
This series of nature walks on Epsom Common are organised by the Epsom Common Association. They are led by local experts and are an excellent way to discover some of the many birds, insects and wildflowers that can be found on the Common.Epsom Common Great Pond and Grazing area

Sunday 9 July
Butterfly stroll; 2pm
The annual search for the elusive purple Emperor butterfly will be led by Alison Gilry. Join her to find, identify and record other butterflies, moths and invertebrates that inhabit our Common.

Sunday 16 July
Wild flower wander; 2pm
Peter Wakeham will lead this popular walk to find and identify many of the more interesting wild flowers and other botanical delights to be found on the Common.

Sunday 23 July
Bush cricket hop; 2pm
Steve Nevard will be leading a walk to detect and hopefully see some of the varied species of grasshoppers, bush crickets and other insects that thrive on the Common. Duration of Walk approximately 2.5 hours.

All walks are on Sunday and start from the Stew Pond Car Park and last for approximately two hours. Wear suitable footwear and clothing, and if possible bring a pair of binoculars. For more information visit: 

Epsom and Ewell Health walks
Epsom and Ewell Health walks is run by a group of volunteers and offers a programme of health walks throughout the Epsom and Ewell area on three days of the week: Mondays 1/2 hr walks, Wednesdays 1 hour walks and Sundays 1 hour walks. All walks start at 10am. Walks are free and there is no need to book. For more information on health walks in Epsom and Ewell please visit

Energize Epsom & Ewell

Energize Epsom Ewell

Leisure Listings is a free online directory of leisure facilities and organisations within Epsom and Ewell. To promote your club or organisation please visit and complete a permissions form. 

Local athlete support with FACSFACS
The Epsom & Ewell FACS (Free Access for County Sportspeople) Scheme provides support for people of any age who represent their County or above in their chosen sport.
FACS members must:
• be county standard or above and provide a supporting letter from their sport’s National Governing Body
• be a resident in Epsom and Ewell
Our FACS partners include the following facilities who provide free or discounted access to FACS members:
• Better Rainbow Leisure Centre, Epsom
• Nescot, Ewell
• Harrier Centre, West Ewell
For more information, please visit:

Summer activities online brochure
Each year we publish an online summer activities brochure for children aged 16 and under. If you are part of a local sports club/organisation that is providing summer activities in Epsom and Ewell, you can promote your activity for free! Please email our Leisure Developments team at  before 12noon on Monday 26 June if you would like to include information in the brochure.

Ebbisham Sports Club 80th anniversary grand open day!Ebbisham Sports Club
Saturday 1 July; 10am - 5pm
Ebbisham Sports Club, Eastway, Epsom Kt19 8SG
Free entry, no need to book, just come along! Exciting action packed day for all ages both for members and non-members. Free racket sports tasters and coaching sessions for all ages & abilities; World record badminton longest rally attemp - anyone can join in! Vintage wooden rackets demos/participation events; 80 years' club history and memorabilia display; grand charity raffle drawn by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell in aid of the club's charity - the special baby care unit at Epsom General Hospital; special 80th food menu available from the club chef, Chings Kitchen and lots more! For more information email: or call 01372 720647. Website:, Facebook: Ebbisham Sports Club

Women's only boxing classes for beginnersGauntlettBoxingClub
Every Monday; 10am - 11am
Gauntlett Boxing Club, The Harrier Centre, Poole Road, Epsom KT19 9RY
Cost: £7 per class. Enjoy the Gauntlett boxing experience in a fun, friendly gym with like-minded ladies aiming to get fit for the summer. All abilities and ages welcome! To book in or for any queries call: 01372 631263, email:, website:

New! Play tennis weekly in Auriol Park
Junior sessions 5 to 10 year olds: Thursdays; 3.30pm - 4.30pm until 3 August
Adult beginner sessions: Wednesdays; 6.45pm - 7.45pm until 2 August
Auriol Park, Stoneleigh, Salisbury Road KT4/Thorndon Gardens KT19 0QD
The sessions are open to players of all abilities and cost £8. They are led by qualified coach Georgi Gechev. Equipment provided. To book a place please contact Georgi Gechev on 07949 594 330 or email:

All Stars Cricket - Big moments
Thursdays starts 25 May - 13 July; 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Worcester Park CC, Worcester Park Athletic Club, Worcester Park KT4 8AJ
For children aged 5 to 8. Register at Contact: All Stars Crickets gives children the chance to play, learn great skills and meet new friends! Includes personalised kit.



Try Bowls in Epsom and Ewell

TryBowlsFive local bowls clubs in Epsom and Ewell are working in partnership with us and Active Surrey as part of the Get Active 50+ project. The project aims to encourage inactive people over the age of 50 to get involved in sport to improve their physical and psychological health.

Please find below a list of bowling clubs across the borough, some of which have upcoming open days:

Auriol Bowling Club
Open day - Saturday 10 June; 11am - 4pm
Auriol Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park KT4 7DP
Bowling and coaching provided. Please wear flat soled shoes e.g. trainers. Everyone welcome. No need to book! Alternatively, come along at 11am on any Thursday morning from 18 May through to the end of August, and receive up to four free coaching sessions run by one of our qualified coaches. For further information visit or contact David Regan on 020 8337 8919.

Epsom Bowling Club
Open day - Sunday 28 May; 11.30am - 3pm
Worple Road, Epsom KT18 5EW
Come along and have fun bowling, bring a friend. Refreshments available. Club house with large car park. Contact David Ganney on 0208 393 3022.

Epsom Park Bowling Club
Alexandra Park, Epsom
All are welcome to try their hand at lawn bowls, free of charge. No prior experience necessary; just turn up on the day with flat soled shoes or trainers. If you cannot make it for the open morning, give Roger a call on 01737 210323 to arrange an alternative 'taster' session. For more information email: or visit

Epsom Court Bowling Club
Court Recreation Ground, Pound Lane KT19 8SB
Come and give it a try. Dress: casual but flat shoes or trainers. Contact 01737 350633, 0208 643 7280, 01372 272101.

Ewell Village Bowling Club
Open day - Saturday 8 July; 11am - 4pm
Gibraltar Recreation Ground, West Street, Ewell KT17 1XU
If you can't make the open day then pop along on Mondays or Fridays from 08 May at 2.30pm. Beginners and experienced bowlers welcome, equipment provided, just wear flat shoes. For further details contact 0208 393 2860 or 0208 393 3515, email: or visit

For more information please visit our over 50’s web page where you can also download our try bowls leaflet:

Epsom markets

Epsom Markets

Held in the Market Place by The Clock Tower in Epsom, there's something for everyone!

Traditional Epsom Market Takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am - 4pm and features around 20 stalls from fruit and vegetables, clothes, hardware, fabric, pet foods, flowers, seafood, shoes and other speciality goods, they all offer something special for free: a welcoming smile.

Epsom Farmer's Market: Next on Sunday 2 July. Takes place on the first Sunday of the month from 9am - 1.30pm, this market is a treasure trove of fresh, tasty and attractive local produce. To find out more, come to the market! For more info visit -

Local Enterprise Market Takes place on the last Sunday of the month and is a chance for local businesses and sole traders to show their wares - whether they make a product or offer a service.

Street Traders The Market Place also has a small number of regular Street Traders that trade across the week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays selling DIY products, fruit and vegetables and hot food.

New! Street Food Thursday: Every Thursday at Epsom Market Place.


Sport, every day!

Every day there is the opportunity to engage in a different sport in the Borough, here's a selection:


Tennis: 1.45pm - 2.45pm; Epsom & Ewell Wellbeing Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom KT19 9HG. Try your hand at tennis with Jane at the Wellbeing Centre! To book your space call Usha or Yvie on 01372 727583. Sessions are Free and take place weather permitting.

Just Play Football sessions: 6pm-7pm; Court Recreation Ground 3G AstroTurf surface, Pound Lane, Epsom KT19 8SB. FA Mars Just Play centres allow anyone to get involved in playing football aged 16 or over. Cost £3 per session. For more info visit


Tennis sessions: 1.30pm - 3.30pm at Court Recreation Ground - Epsom Community Tennis – recommence on Saturday 5 March.  

Just Play Football sessions: 5pm-7pm; Court Recreation Ground 3G AstroTurf surface, Pound Lane, Epsom KT19 8SB. FA Mars Just Play centres allow anyone to get involved in playing football aged 16 or over. Cost £3 per session. For more information visit

Junior Table Tennis Sessions: 10.30am-12.30noon at Blenheim School. £4 per session. Open to 11-16 year olds. Contact Terry Bailey for more info at

During the week

Improve wellbeing with the Mary Frances Trust: A new Dance & Exercise class is running at the Ebbisham Centre, KT19 8AG every Wednesday, 10.15am-11am. Sessions are open to participants aged 18 and over and cater for any level of fitness or ability. To book your place please contact the Mary Frances Trust; or 01372 375400. The Mary Frances Trust provides information and services for people experiencing mental health difficulties, including the people who care for them. For more information visit

Fitsteps: Wednesdays and/or Mondays 8pm - 9pm, The Harrier Centre, King George's Recreational Ground, Poole Road, West Ewell KT19 9RY. Brand new class starts Wednesday 21 October. £5 per class (pay as you go). All abilities very welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. The brand new Latin & Ballroom Inspired Fitness Class. For more information contact Lauren on 07736031154 or email

Epsom Cricket Club - Winter Training Sessions: Tuesdays 8pm-9.30pm, Glyn School; Sundays 8pm-9pm; Epsom College. First session is FREE then £5 per session. Epsom CC is looking for new players for the 2015 season. The club caters for juniors from 5 to 17 years and adults. Contact Phil Edwards on 07903 769 612 or email: for more info or visit:

Wheels for All: At The Harrier Centre, King George's Recreational Ground, Poole Road, West Ewell KT19 9RY. Wheels for All is a project run by the charity Cycling Projects that makes cycling accessible to all and provides a range of adapted cycles making cycling an option for people who may find other forms of physical activity difficult. Sessions take place every Thursday for: Adults 1pm - 3.30 pm; Children and family sessions 3pm - 5.15pm & on Saturday's 1.30pm - 4pm. Cost £2 per person. For more information contact Ben Thomas on 07792616750, email or visit

Epsom Allsorts Running Club: Epsom Allsorts are a ladies running club. Members of all abilities meet at various venues around Epsom for runs of 3 miles or more. The club run a beginners group and are preparing for the club’s annual 5 mile race, the Hogsmill 5 which will take place at 10am on Sunday 22 May at the Harrier Centre, Poole Road, Epsom KT19 9RY. Training sessions take place on Sundays at 8.15am. The group meets at Horton Country Park. For more info contact or check out the club website

Epsom Oddballs Running Club: Epsom Oddballs is a friendly running club catering for all running abilities. Our regular club meetings are on Tuesday evenings at or near to Horton Country Park for a training session, and on Thursday evenings and most Sunday evenings at various locations for a social run. We also enter teams in the Surrey cross-country league and other events, and a Surrey-based cross-country fun league meeting once a month. In addition, we do have a few internal events through the year. We welcome new members, who should join us for one or more of our regular weekly meetings beforehand. Further details can be found on our website,

Get into Golf: It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played golf or haven’t picked up a club since your school days or an almost-forgotten holiday. The Get into golf campaign, supported by Sport England and funded by the National Lottery, is now making the game more affordable and welcoming than ever before. A game of golf will see you walk around five miles and playing regularly will help you easily achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. To get onto the next course running at Horton Park – visit

Epsom and Ewell Health Walks: Enjoy the outdoors, step into fitness and walk your way to health. Epsom and Ewell Health Walks is a voluntary group offering a full programme of healthy walks throughout Epsom and Ewell on three days of the week: Mondays (half hour), Wednesdays (one hour) and Sundays (one hour). All our walks are mapped out and led by trained walk leaders. Open to all ages and abilities. No booking required. Visit to view the latest Health Walk programme and location maps.

Ebbisham Sports Club


EzeeSport Classes: Children aged 3 - 5 years. Class times (term-time) for children aged - 3 - 4 years 10am - 10.45am; for children aged 3 - 5 years 4.30 - 5.15pm. Classes are held on the Tennish Court or Squash Court depending on the weather. For more inforamtion and to book a free trial call 07862 220 857 or email  or visit


Epsom & Ewell Squash Development Training: 4.15pm-5.30pm. £3 per session for 7-13 year olds. Contact Peter Crossman for more info;


BISI Badminton: 9am-10am - a fun introduction to badminton for children aged 4 to 8. £18 for 6 sessions. All equipment provided. For more info contact Ebbisham Sports Club no 01372 720647.

Cardio Tennis: Wednesdays only 9.30am - 10.30am. All sessions are held at the Ebbisham Sports Club, for more information email or visit

Rainbow Leisure Centre


Basketball: 5:30-6:30pm for 5-7 year olds and 6:30-7:30pm for 8-10 year olds.

Netball Now: 6.30pm—8pm, £15 for 6 weeks or £3 a session (open to women).

New! Futsal Sessions: Futsal is an indoor variant of football that helps develop improved awareness and movement. Futsal has long been used to develop skills for aspiring footballers with the small sided games challenging players to develop their skills in smaller spaces. Local sessions take place every Monday, 4pm - 5pm. The sessions are open to 7-12 year olds and the first session is FREE. To book please contact Sam Sandri; or 07801 269926.


Judo: 5pm—6pm. For juniors aged 5—10 during term time. The sessions are designed for beginners.


Athletics Course: 4pm-5pm. Open to 5-10 year olds.

Smash Up Badminton: After a successful launch over the summer Smash Up Badminton is back! Sessions take place on Fridays at 3.45pm to 4.45pm for 7-10 year olds and 4.45pm to 5.45pm for 11-15 year olds. There is no need to book, just drop in! The cost is £2.85 per session.


Pre-School Gymnastics: 3.45pm-4.30pm & 4.30pm-5.15pm. Open to 3-4 year olds. Call Rainbow Leisure Centre on 01372 727277 to book.


Walking Football: 10.30-11.30am. Cost: £2.70 per session. Aimed at the over 55s, it is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age. Endorsed by Surrey FA, it is an excellent sport for those that want to try something new, as well as getting those back playing football who had to stop due to injuries. For more information contact Rainbow Leisure Centre on 01372 727277.

For all of the above to book or register (unless where stated) call Rainbow Leisure Centre on 01372 727277 or visit

Key Facts

Cover up mate!

Latest statistics from Cancer Research show that since the late 1970s, skin cancer rates have more than quadrupled in Great Britain.

The increase is larger in males, where rates have increased more than 540%, than in females, where rates have increased by 260%.

In the South East there were 420 deaths in 2014 from malignant melanoma (skin cancer).Cover up mate

Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer which can develop slowly over time. So while sunburn might feel better in a few days, it may have done long term damage which could be fatal.

This summer the NHS is spearheading a sun safe campaign, with men a particular focus because research indicates that they are much less likely than women to slap on the sunscreen.

Top sun safe tips include:

  • Use at least factor 15 sunscreen in the sun and use plenty of it
  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin – don’t forget your neck and ears and your head if you have thinning or no hair
  • Wear sunglasses and a hat
  • Take particular care if have fair skin, moles or freckles, red or fair hair, or light-coloured eyes.

The Cover Up Mate campaign launches as new data suggests the danger is not confined to the height of summer, following good weather in April and May which could have damaged winter-pale skin.

Mean ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels at the South East’s solar monitoring station in Oxfordshire were 40 per cent higher than the ten year monthly average in April this year, and 15 percent higher in May. 

Public Health England (PHE) scientists believe this was caused by long periods of clear skies, with less rain and cloud to absorb UV.

The Met Office recorded that the mean daily temperature in the South East was 0.7°C higher than average in April and 1.5°C higher than average in May. April also saw 21 per cent more sunshine hours, with just 18 per cent of average rainfall recorded. After a dry start to May, there was overall 1 per cent less sunshine and 27 per cent more rain than average, due to an unsettled spell mid month and thunderstorms at the end.

The better weather may have prompted people to spend more time outside, thereby exposing themselves to the greater UV levels. This was also a time of year their skin would naturally have lost resistance to UV over winter, and they were less likely to cover up than in summer.

Professor John O’Hagan, from PHE, said: “This spring we had longer periods of sunshine and more people spending time outside. It all led to people being at far greater risk of sunburn at a time when their un-acclimatised skin was more susceptible.”

Met Office spokeswoman Penny Tranter said: “UV levels in the UK are usually highest between April and October, particularly between 11am and 3pm. Clouds don’t always stop UV rays, and unlike the sun’s warmth, it’s difficult to know when they may be harming you. Burning just once every two years can triple your risk of skin cancer. So it’s important to keep up to date with our UV forecast so you know when it’s essential to protect your skin and eyes from damage. You can do this by going into shade, wearing clothing and sunglasses which shield you from the sun, and using sunscreen on unprotected skin.”

Cover up mate cricket

Your Community

Out and about in the community

Conquest Art - Enriching the lives of people with disabilities
Conquest Art is a charity that work with those whose life is limited by disability and health issues, working creatively can bring relief, relaxation and an improvement in wellbeing and our groups also bring the opportunity to make new friends.
The charity have five art  groups in the borough:
Cheam: every Thursday; 2pm - 4pm; St Paul’s Church Centre, Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS
Epsom: every Tuesday; 2pm - 4pm; Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5AQ
Ewell: every Monday; 1.30pm - 3.30pm; Christ Church Ewell, Cheam Road, Ewell, KT17 1AD
Stoneleigh: every Monday; 2pm - 4pm; Stoneleigh Methodist Church, Stoneleigh Crescent, Epsom, KT19 0RT.
Worcester Park: every Tuesday; 1.30pm - 3.30pm; St Mary’s Cuddington, The Avenue, Worcester Park, KT4 7HL
Why not visit one of the groups, give it a try, use your imagination and let your creativity flow!  All art materials are provided and you would receive a very warm welcome. Absolutely no art experience is necessary, just come along and join the fun. For more information, see: or call: 020 3044 2731 email:

Stoneleigh Job Club
Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
Stoneleigh Library, 1 The Broadway, Stoneleigh KT17 2JA
Helping you take the steps into work. This all ages Job Club is for you if you're - seeking your first job, changing your career, need help with your CV, interview skills and more. Website:, tel: 07941 231072, email:, Twitter: @stoneleighjobclub, Facebook: stoneleigh job club.

Stoneleigh Community Library - Free computer courses
Tuesdays: 27 June - Computer Security Part 2; 4 July - How to shop online; 11 July - Using social media; 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Stoneleigh Community Library, 1 The Broadway, Stoneleigh KT17 2JA
A free opportunity to meet up, ask questions and learn about a range of technology related topics with a local computer support specialist. Book early! Places are limited to 10 on a first come first service basis. To book any of the sessions call into the library and speak to one of the volunteers or phone 0300 200 1001. Website:

Epsom Safe Haven - when you need support in an emotional or mental health crisis.
Open every evening from 6pm - 11pm
The Larches 44 Waterloo Road Epsom Surrey KT19 8EX
Safe Haven offers help and support to anyone going through an emotional or mental health crisis. It's an informal, safe space that supports each individual to take control of, and improve, their own mental health. No appointments are necessary, the team will greet people as they arrive and support them in a way that suits their needs. For more information visit

Action for Carers Surrey
There are new contact details for local carer support enquiries across Surrey. For more info please see:

Let's Talk Epsom
Every Wednesday; 7.30pm - 9pm
St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA
A weekly self help group where people who are affected by any kind of depression can meet to share experiences and coping strategies with others in similar situations. For further details contact Allen 07817 471 656. Love Me - Love My Mind charity.

Epsom Rock Choir
Every Thursday
10.30am - 12noon at Epsom Methodist Church
7.30pm - 9pm at Epsom Primary School
If you like to sing you'll love the Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Book a free taster session today. For more information see or call 01252 714276.

Salsa -  For Beginners & Improvers
Every Wednesday, 8.30pm-9.30pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
£8 per class/£6 for students and seniors. No booking required/no partner required. For more info visit or call mobile: 07584 188481.

Weekly activities at The Longmead Centre

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The Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom KT19 9HG. Tel: 01372 720563,

Lunch is served between 11.30am and 1pm daily. We have regular cake sales, clothes sales and bi-monthly special lunches with entertainment. For more information please see our website 

Due to unforeseen circumstance, the scheduled programmes of events may change, please contact us prior to attending your first class.






9.30am - 10.30am

Qigong Tai Chi-intermediate - Cost: £4.50(member) £9 (non-member)



10.45am - 11.45am

Keep Fit - Cost: £2.50 (member) £5 (non-member)



11am - 11.45am

Musical Bingo

Dining Room


12noon - 1pm

Qigong Tai Chi-beginners Cost: £4.50(member) £9(non-member)



1.15pm - 2.15pm

Cage Cricket - Cost: £1 (member) £2(non-member)



1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge


10.30am - 12.15pm

Chess Club

Small Lounge


10am - 11am

Tai Chi-intermediate - Cost: £5 (member) £10 (non-member)



11.15am - 12.15pm

Tai Chi-beginners - Cost: £5 (member) £10 (non-member)



11am - 11.45am

Table Quiz

Dining Room


11.15am - 12.15pm

Balance Class - Cost: £2.50 (member) £5 (non-member)

Park Lounge


1.30pm - 3.30pm

Whist Drive and Bridge

Dining Room


1.30pm - 3.30pm

Card making

Small Lounge


1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge


10.15am - 11.45am

Line Dancing - Cost: £4 (member) £8 (non-member)



11.30am - 12.15pm


Park Lounge


1.30pm - 2.30pm

Bingo £1 per card

Dining Room


1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge


2pm - 4pm

Longmead Songbirds - alternate weeks

Small Lounge


1.30pm - 3.30pm

Short Mat Bowls



11am - 12 noon

Chair Yoga - donation

Park Lounge


11.15am - 12.15pm

Yang Long Form Tai-Chi - Cost: £4 (member) £8 (non-member)



1.30pm to 3.30pm

Short Mat Bowls



1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge


9.30am - 11am

Singing for Pleasure (First and third Friday)



By Appointment

Massage by Stella Hines. To book please call into the office

Counselling Room


11am - 12 noon

Yoga with Lizzie - Cost: £5 (member) £10 (non-member)



1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge


1.15pm - 2.30pm

Bingo £1 per card

Dining Room


1.30pm - 3.30pm


Hall or Small Lounge


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Your Council

Council meetings: June - July 2017

JUNE 2017

20      Audit, Crime & Disorder and Scrutiny Committee

26      Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee (10.30am at Nonsuch Mansion House)

27      Strategy & Resources Committee

JULY 2017

04      Health Liaison Panel

11      Financial Policy Panel

12      Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

18      Council

20      Planning Committee

All meetings are held at the Town Hall, Epsom and start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.  Meetings may be cancelled or additional meetings arranged as necessary. To view the full year’s calendar of meetings, download Agendas or review Minutes of previous meetings visit

Agenda papers are available online to download five clear working days before a meeting and are accessible via the app.

For further information please contact Democratic Services on 01372 732000 or email:, quoting the Committee or subject area you are interested in - we are always happy to help.

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Jobs at the Council

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Text: 07950 080202

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If you have any queries on its contents please contact The Editor, Borough Insight, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5BY.

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