Stop press! Nonsuch park wins!
Just as we were about to push the button to send this issue out we have found out that Nonsuch Park has been awarded Silver Gilt in both the Heritage Park and Large Park categories at the South & South East in Bloom 2017.
This is a fantastic achievement particularly in the heritage category as the other Silver Gilt awards were given to 'pay to enter' gardens and/or parks which have received significant lottery investment.
The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteer groups:
- Nonsuch Voles who look after the woodland and gardens,
- The Friends of Nonsuch who look after the museum and help restore historical features in the gardens
- Nonsuch Watch, who contribute towards supporting the rich biodiversity of the park.
Nonsuch Park is managed jointly with the London Borough of Sutton with this council responsible for the day-to-day running of the park.
South & South East in Bloom is part of the Britain in Bloom campaign, where Councils, communities, residents, businesses can work together to improve their environment.
Pic: (left) Peter Steel, our Grounds Maintenance Senior Gardener receiving the award along with (right) Alison Whitehead Maclean from Nonsuch Voles.
Good luck! Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards nominees
Thank you for your nominations for the 7th annual Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards. Nominations have now closed. Find out our shortlisted nominees for this year's awards at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/sportsawards
The awards are hosted by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council in partnership with the Epsom & Ewell Sports and Leisure Council and take place on Tuesday 3 October at Epsom Downs Racecourse
All nominations were assessed by an independent panel and whittled down to a shortlist. Good luck to all of the shortlisted nominees!
All local winners will go the assessment panel for the Surrey Sports Awards. Shortlisted nominees for the County Awards will be announced in November.
For more information on the Surrey Sports Awards visit the Active Surrey website http://surreysportsawards.activesurrey.com/
Each year there are 10 different awards, each individual award has been sponsored by a local organisation or business. The Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding achievements in sport over the past 12 months.
The future of local healthcare
Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust are proposing new plans for future changes to their hospitals.
A number of showcase events are taking place where the proposals will be presented and local NHS leaders will be available to answer questions.
Earlier this month over one hundred people attended a session at Bourne Hall hosted by us.
If you weren't able to attend, there is a further opportunity, hosted by Healthwatch Surrey.
- Thursday 28th September, Epsom Racecourse,
- one hour events: 8am-9am or 11am-12pm or 4pm-5pm or 7pm-8pm
You can also participate through the HealthWatch Surrey website. You can find the proposals and have your say at www.healthwatchsurrey.co.uk/Epsom2020-2030
Epsom 'Plan E' highway improvements
Surrey County Council have confirmed that the next Phase(s) of the Plan E Highway Improvement works will commence on Monday 2 October 2017 for approximately 16 weeks.
Phase F - South Street, Epsom: starts Monday 2 October for approximately 16 weeks, Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 5pm.
For all the latest information on the planned works including the Phase F works leaflet please visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/epsomhighwayimprovements
New grants for heating and insulation
In partnership with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council and 10 of Surrey’s other local authorities, Action Surrey has developed a scheme that makes it easier for residents and landlords to pay for essential heating and insulation.
Grants of up to 100% towards the total cost are available for the following home improvements, subject to eligibility and availability:
• A new boiler
• Cavity wall insulation
• Loft insulation
As winter is now just round the corner, it is essential to make sure you can heat your house to a safe level, and as cheaply as possible.
To see what support you can get, call Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out an enquiry form at: www.actionsurrey.org/enquiries
Empty homes week
National empty Homes week runs from the 16 October.
Latest Government data suggests that there are over 200,000 homes that have been empty for over six months. Some of these may not stay empty (if they are on the market or are being renovated). But others are stuck empty, perhaps because of inheritance issues or because their owners are holding on to the property hoping for a rise in its value before selling it.
While there is clearly a need to build new homes, ignoring the potential of existing empty homes in meeting housing supply is a costly environmental mistake. Creating homes from empty properties saves substantial amounts of material compared to building new houses, and also minimises the amount of land used for development.
Refurbishing and repairing empty homes can help improve the look and feel of a neighbourhood. Derelict property can attract problems, such as fly tipping, vandalism and arson.
If you have a property within the borough that is empty, have you considered our private sector leasing scheme? We've taken the hassle and the risk out of renting out your property. With the private sector leasing scheme your property is protected and you receive a guaranteed income from us. For details see our web site.
Stoptober is here to help you quit
Did you know if you stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to be able to stay quit for good? So if you’re a smoker or know someone who smokes October is as a great time to quit with Stoptober.
This year’s campaign is here to get smokers to quit during October. There will be lots of support and advice along the 28 day smoke-free journey, with free resources and help. There is also help beforehand to prepare smokers for managing the quitting process. And with lots of other smokers taking part too you won’t feel alone as you’ll know that others will be going through it.
Smoking damages your body in many ways. From the day-to-day effects on your heart and your breathing, to longer-term smoking-related illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and strokes. Smoke can harm your family's health, too. Visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out more about the effects smoking and second hand smoke. There is also help and support available locally with Surrey’s Stop Smoking Service run by Quit 51.
So what’s the excuse now? Sign up today at Stoptober
What’s your next move?
Get careers advice in Surrey
You can help your son or daughter explore their options and decide what to do next by encouraging them to visit www.careersadviceinsurrey.co.uk
It’s an online portal with lots of information about what next steps are available in Surrey and includes helpful information on:
- Full time study
- Training and apprenticeships
- Options for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
So for example, if apprenticeships is the route they want to take, they can find out what the benefits are, search for vacancies within the county and even learn which celebrities started out as apprentices. Not only does the portal explain the different routes available but it also provides helpful pointers on where to go next for more in-depth expert information on each route.
Check your heart age
How healthy is your heart?
One in ten men aged 50 are living with a heart age that’s ten years older than their actual age - this increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Over the age of 30? Take less than three minutes out of your day to complete our test and find out your #HeartAge here
10 steps to an active you
10 minutes of brisk walking each day can have real benefits.
It’s really important to be active so that you stay healthy as you get older but the good news is that this doesn’t mean lots of intense workouts. Just 10 minutes of brisk walking can get the blood pumping and leave you slightly short of breath but it will also make you feel great, improve your mood and reduce your risk of long-term health problems.
Take a look at these 10 steps to help you get started and download the #Active10 app to help fit more into your day at: https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/news/brisk-walking
The flu jab – it’s free because you need it
Flu vaccination is part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign, a joint initiative from NHS England and Public Health England, to help the public ward off common winter illnesses.
Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications if you have a long-term health condition like COPD; bronchitis, emphysema; diabetes; heart, kidney or liver disease or have suffered a stroke, flu on top of health conditions like these can easily develop into something very serious and could land you in hospital.
People with these and other long-term health conditions are eligible for a free flu jab through their GP or pharmacist.
Pregnant women, children aged two and three, as well as school children from reception class through to year 4, are also eligible for the free flu vaccine. For eligible children, the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray. Flu can be horrible for little children, and if they get it, they can spread it around the whole family. Children who get the flu have the same symptoms as adults – including fever, chills, aching muscles, headache, stuffy nose, dry cough and sore throat. Some children develop a very high fever or complications of flu, such as bronchitis or pneumonia and may need hospital treatment. The flu vaccine can help protect your child from flu and also reduce the chance of flu spreading to others.
There are 6.5 million carers in the UK providing unpaid care, 115,000 in Surrey. That’s partners, parents, children and other looking after a loved one.
The most recent GP patient survey found that three in five carers have a long term health condition, this compares with half of non-carers. This pattern is even more pronounced for younger adults providing care – 40% of carers aged 18-24 have a long term health condition compared with 29% of non-carers in the same age group.
The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect carers and the person they care for from flu, and will help prevent the caring scenario breaking down due to the carer becoming ill, so this year, in Surrey, carers will also be entitled to a free flu jab just ask your GP.
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
First Wednesday of the month, October 2017 - May 2018 (excluding January 2018); 7.45pm
Epsom Playhouse, KT18 5AL
A series of talks presented by Epsom and Ewell Literary Society - informative, inspiring, illuminating. New members and guests always welcome. For further information please contact Elizabeth Mackie, Membership Secretary, tel: 01737 355300; email: email@example.com; website: www.epsomlit.org.uk.
Charity Car Boot Sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund supported by Autotest
Sundays 8, 22 October; Sellers - 7.30am - 12.30pm; Buyers - 8am - 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
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. www.facebook.com/Jam2ndthursofthemonth/?ref=bookmarks Twitter: OpenMic@theelctricjam
Circus Fantasia - it's out of this world!
Wednesday 27 September to Sunday 1 October; Wednesday 7pm only, Weekdays 5pm and 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm and 5pm, Sunday 2pm only
Hook Road Arena, KT9 8QG
First day all seats - £6.50, first come first served! Box office open daily on site from 10am till 8pm. Book now at 0844 888 9991 or visit www.ticketline.co.uk
Nescot Open Evening
Wednesday 27 September; 5.30pm - 8pm
Nescot, Reigate Road, Epsom KT17 3DS
For more information visit www.nescot.ac.uk/events or call 020 8394 1731.
2nd Cuddington (Rowe) Scout Group Jumble Sale
Saturday 30 September; 2pm - 4pm
Rowe Hall, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park (next to Cuddington School) KT4 7DD
Admission 50p. Refreshments available. Dealers 9.30am - 11.30am, £5 each (children not permitted in hall while Dealers are present). For more info tel: 020 8330 0365, email: Scouts2ndCudd@aol.com, website: www.2ndCuddingtonScouts.org.uk
Saturday 30 September; 7.30pm - 11.30pm
St Barnabas, Temple Road, Epsom
Cost: Adult £10, Child £5, Family £25. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with live music provided by Rogues Gallery and a caller to lead the way. There will be a licensed bar serving wine and beer, hot food and a raffle with great prizes. Tickets available from the Church Office or at the door on the night. All enquries email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01372 721518 (Thursday and Fridays, please be aware we share our phone with the charity Love Me Love My Mind but any message left will be picked up by our office team). For more information including an online booking form visit www.stbarnabasepsom.org.uk/barn-dance
Action for Refugees
Saturday 30 September; 1pm - 5pm
St Joseph's Church, St Margaret Drive, Epsom KT18 7JQ
Come along to take part in activities and talks, experience multicultural foods and discover how we can support refugees locally and abroad. Children's activities will run during the afternoon, a chance to share games and activities from other cultures! For more info see www.epsomrefugeenetwork.org; email: email@example.com or Facebook
The Power of Voluteers
Sunday 1 October; 2pm - 4.30pm
Horton Country Park Local Nature Reserve
Walk around Horton Country Park Local Nature Reserve (LNR) with a member of our countryside team for a chance to discover the amazing work of our volunteers. Meet at the Information Centre at 2pm. To find out more visit our website
All walks take approximately 2.5-3 hrs and can cover up to 3 miles. Please wear appropriate clothing. Stout boots for walks and a raincoat when it’s wet. Please leave your dog at home on walks that involve looking for animals; otherwise they are welcome on a lead. Please note that walks may be subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. All guided walks are £5 adults, £2.50 children (16yrs or under).
England's First World War Centenary Wood at Langley Vale
Tuesday 10 October; 8pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Ewell Horticultural Association presents a talk by Martin Boiling from The Woodland Trust. Admission - members £3; visitors £4 includes refreshments and raffle. For more information visit www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
Big Draw Epsom (part of The Big Draw)
Saturday 14 October; 10am - 4.30pm
Epsom Square and Epsom Library at The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Free! Come along to our big drawing event! Epsom Square and Epsom Library will be alive with activity, drawing on pavements; on 12 metre long paper and smaller group workshops. Sign up for your workshop on Epsom Library reception. All ages both Adults and children welcome. A free drop-in event, all materials provided. You may want to stay 5 minutes or you may want to stay all day! No drawing skills required, just the courage to make a mark. For more information visit http://www.thebigdraw.org/event/Big_Draw_Epsom/6686
Family History Day
Saturday 14 October; 10am - 4pm
Ewell Library, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell
Organised by Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre. Has the BBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' encouraged you to research your family history?. Whether you are starting out, or have some specific questions hindering your research, come to our Family History Day.Our volunteers can assist you and set you on the right path. Entry is free, no appointment needed. For more info visit www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Epsom and Ewell Art Group Autumn Exhibition
Monday 16 to Saturday 28 October; 9.30am - 5pm (Wednesday 18 October, 7.30pm - 9pm evening reception open to all)
Bourne Hall; Spring Street, Ewell
Free entry. Epsom and Ewell Art Group's Autumn Exhibition provides an opportunity to see the latest works produced by local artists. There will be plenty to see and buy, all at affordable prices.
Epsom Mayday Flower Club presents 'In Print'
Wednesday 18 October; 1.30pm for 2pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Flower arranging demonstration by Emily Broomhead. Visitors welcome, cost £6.
The musical comedy whodunit - Curtains from the creators of 'Cabaret' & 'Chicago'
Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 October; 7.30pm (including Saturday matinee 2.30pm)
Epsom Playhouse, KT18 5AL
Presented by Epsom Light Opera Company. Epsom Playhouse box office 01372 742555, website www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk; company box office email@example.com, www.eloc.org.uk
Ewell Horticultural Association's Late Autumn Show
Saturday 21 October; 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH
Free admission. Come and enjoy displays of colourful autumn flowers, home grown vegetables, cookery, handicrafts, photography and floral art plus plants, bulbs and garden sundries for sale. All welcome, free parking, a raffle plus refreshments with delicious homemade cakes. For more info visit www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
Sunday 22 October
London Bus Museum (located at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge)
Featuring service vehicles and commercial vans. An event for all road transport vehicles with rides, including horse bus and other attractions. For more information visit www.londonbusmuseum.com
'Guardians of Ancora' Half-term Holiday Club
Monday 23 - Friday 27 October; 10am - 12noon each day
Epsom Baptist Church, Church Street, Epsom
Free. Children Reception - Year 6. To register and for more details phone 01372 722530.
an apple a day...
Join in! Apple Day
Saturday 14 October; 2pm - 5pm
Lambert's Orchard, Horton Country Park
Come and join us and celebrate Apple Day in Lambert's Orchard.
We will be pressing apples from the trees so fresh apple juice will be on offer to taste. Other activities include storytelling, guided walks around the two orchards in Horton Country Park, face painting and orchard crafts and games.
An expert will be on hand to identify your apples so please bring them along if you want to know what variety you have growing in your garden. If you are a keen baker, please bring along you apple pies and cakes for the Apple Day Bake Off!
If coming by car, please use the Golf Club car park as this is closest to the event. Lambert's Orchard will be sign posted from both car parks (about a 10 minute walk from the golf club and a 25 minute walk from the main car park). For more info visit our website
This month at the Epsom Playhouse
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Thursday 28 September - When it comes to authentic Dance band/early swing music the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has no equal. Under the directorship of band-leader and singer, Duncan Galloway, it produces an immaculately presented show full of rhythm and laughter.
Bye Bye Baby- Saturday 30 September- taking you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The combination of world class vocals and harmonies, along with snappy choreography and a vast catalogue of hits makes for a memorable and unforgettable night of nostalgia.
Beyond Faith - Saturday 7 October - Beyond Faith, a tribute to George Michael is a brilliant spectacle and journey through the musical legend’s hits. This year celebrates 30 years of the landmark album ‘Faith’. Experience this multi-award album played live, in full, with his other anthems including the incredible Wham songs loved by all.
Fred and Ginger - Tuesday 10 October - Robert Habermann made his debut at the Epsom Playhouse in Summer 2015 playing songs from the musicals and film. This autumn Robert returns with his show The Story of Fred & Ginger, telling the story of the great dancing pair of the thirties and singing the fantastic songs they performed in their wonderful films.
Rock 'n' Roll Back the Years - Wednesday 11 October - Starring DJ and broadcasting legend ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton, the show brings you the hits of yesteryear and evokes memories of a bygone age, steeped in nostalgia and sprinkled with humour and unforgettable music from this magical era.
Macca, the concert - Thursday 12 October -. In the first concert of its kind to tour the UK and Europe, ‘Macca: The Concert’, features acclaimed West End performers celebrates the music of Paul McCartney McCartney’s entire solo career.
Epsom Symphony Orchestra Autumn Classics - Saturday 14 October - The Epsom Symphony Orchestra's Autumn Classics concert features BBC/TV Young Musician of the Year Woodwind winner, Emma Halnat, performing Mozart's beautiful Flute Concerto in G in a programme that also includes Beethoven's vibrant 7th Symphony and Sibelius' haunting Valse Triste.
Epsom Light Opera, Curtains - Tuesday 17 October to Saturday 21 October - It is opening night and the leading lady dies on stage. The entire cast and crew are suspects. The detective assigned to the case just happens to be a musical theatre fan. More people die in mysterious circumstances as the detective attempts to safeguard the innocent whilst finding it impossible to resist suggesting improvements to the show.. Memorable show-piece songs and theatrical extravaganzas make this winner of eight Tony awards an unmissable experience.
Epsom Players, Priscilla Queen of the Desert; the musical - Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 October - Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of dance floor favourites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous!
Paul Zerdin - Wednesday 27 September - America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. Join Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus brand new characters for an evening of laugh out loud stand-up comedy and ventriloquism!
Daniel Sloss - Thursday 5 October - the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up. Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringe’s, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a DVD, given a TEDx Talk and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Europe.
Pete K Mally - Saturday 14 October - Pete K Mally's 'twenty years of teaching, one angry rant' tour is coming to an end and what a way to finish the tour. From Dundee to Deal, Hastings to York, Bristol to London this is the final night of Pete's life on teaching, kids and life in general. Expect special guests, a few surprises and a lot of laughs.
David Starkey; Henry VIII the first Brexiteer? Tuesday 26 September - Henry VIII bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis.
Who's at The Playhouse - Sunday 1 October - a one day event celebrating classic Doctor Who. Meet the stars in non-stop day of stage interviews, celebrity autograph panels and photograph sessions on what will be the 40th anniversary of K9’s first appearance! Peter Davison and Colin Baker, the fifth and sixth Doctors, lead a line-up of Doctor Who stars appearing on stage. Joining them are a wealth of guests including Louise Jameson, who played the fourth Doctor’s savage sidekick Leela, and K9 ‘himself’ in the guise of the man who has played the robot dog’s voice for four decades, John Leeson!
Jimmy Tarbuck OBE - Tuesday 10 October - Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck swaps The London Palladium for The Epsom Playhouse. Having successfully spent more than 40 years in the notoriously fickle world of show business, Tarby has hosted numerous television shows, variety shows, chat shows and game shows and his cheeky grin and boy-next-door charms have won him fans far away from his native Liverpool.
Milkshake! Live 'The Magic Story Book'- Sunday 8 October - Starring Channel 5’s Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales.
Sleeping Beauty by Vienna Festival Ballet - Friday 13 October - A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.
Lady Windermere's Fan - Tuesday 3 October - When a mysterious new beauty enters high society, the in-crowd are sent scattering outwards, bent utterly backwards and flattened low to find out exactly who they are dealing with. Oscar Wilde's raucous social comedy pulls apart the intricacies of etiquette and flips expectation rump-over-head in this scathingly funny satire.
All Star Superslam Wrestling - Friday 6 October - Super slam Wrestling returns to the Playhouse after a sell- out show earlier this year for a night of top action for all the family to enjoy
For full information and to make a booking online visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk or call (01372) 742555 / 742227 follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @epsomplayhouse
Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club
Good King, Bad King and Sad King
Saturday 7 October; 1pm - 2.30pm
We take a close look at the lives of the great medieval kings and their times and try and discover if they were good, bad or just plain sad!
The Battle of Waterloo the day that decided Europe’s Fate
Tuesday 24 October; 2pm - 3pm
1815 two men faced off in a muddy field in Belgium. Wellington, with his British and Allied army, and Napoleon with his French Imperial Guard. One decisive battle could end 20 years of bloody conflict on the continent. It was a showdown between two of history’s military giants. They were the same age, formidable strategists and had a string of victories behind them. By 18 June, the outcome hung in the balance and the victor would determine the fate of Europe. Discover what happened.
Cave Painting - two identical sessions
Wednesday 25 October; 11am - 12noon & 2pm - 3pm
Please book to reserve your place; maximum 15 children per session. 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 paintings.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
For more info visit http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html
Get Online Week is back!
Don’t miss out! Free basic computing events during Get Online Week
Get online Week is returning. From 2 - 8 October, there is a varied programme of free ‘taster’ events both in the borough and across Surrey where you can learn the basics of using computers and the internet.
This year’s theme is Try 1 Thing – use the internet to do one thing you’d normally do ‘in real life’ at a shop or bank, doctor’s surgery or chemist, or even over the phone.
If you’d like to learn how to get online, pick up a leaflet at your local library to find out what will be happening near you.
Know someone who isn’t online?
If your parents, or someone you look after, would benefit from being online please encourage them to attend a ‘taster’ session.
There’s something for everyone. Come to an event near you and find out how the internet can make life easier, cheaper, and more fun. Take a look at what’s on where. For more info visit the Surrey Information Point website.
Halloween walk on the dark side!
Monday 30 October; 7.30pm - 9pm and Tuesday 31 October; 5pm - 6.30pm & 7.30pm - 9pm
Discover Ewell’s dark past and remember the tales that some would rather forget. Learn about exploding gunpowder mills and visit the graveyard of St Mary’s where their victims lie. Discover folk who lived locally and just won’t stay dead! Hear tales of witches and horrible murder, funerals without a body tragic coach crashes and ghosts! Tread in the footsteps of the body snatchers and see where they plied their grisly trade. And discover why a vicar pulled down his own church! Our tour around the village will end with a visit to Ewell’s historic jail and a chance to find out first-hand what an 18th century prison was like—be careful not to be left behind!
Cost per person £5. Please meet in the foyer of Bourne Hall. Places are limited, so you must reserve your space or for further information please contact David Brooks, tel:020 8394 1734; email: email@example.com or visit the What's On section at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Feel stronger and more mobile
New! Get Active 50+ Strength & Balance classes
A new course of Strength & Balance classes, focused on falls prevention, is running from October to December. The programme is based on the increasingly popular Otago exercise programme.
Come along to the free taster sessions in October:
Free taster session - Tuesday 24 October; 10am
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Classes run from 31 October to 19 December. Cost £4 per class. For more information and to book call Nikki on 07708 748898, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free taster session - Friday 27 October; 10.45am
Rainbow Leisure Centre, East Street, Epsom KT17 1BN
Classes run from 3 November to 22 December. Cost £4 per class including free refreshments afterwards. For more information and to book call 01372 727277. Subsidised transport is available, call 01372 732000.
For more information on over 50s activities in the borough visit our website.
Energize Epsom and 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 www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/leisurelistings and complete a permissions form.
Active Surrey Funding workshop
Thursday 28 September; 7pm - 9pm
Active Surrey are hosting a funding workshop where you will learn about some of the current grant funding opportunities and tips to help you write a successful application. You will also find out more about Spacehive and how you can use this new initiative to help fund your project. The cost of the workshop is £20. For more information or to book on an Active Surrey workshop please visit the Active Surrey website.
Find your inner Jedi with the LED Sabre masterclass
Saturday 30 September
Ebbisham Sports Club, Eastway, Epsom KT19 8SG
Epsom Fencing Club are hosting a LED Sabre masterclass in partnership with Italian International Sabre Fencer, Marco Cuomo.
Junior session for 6-10 year olds; 2pm - 3pm; advance booking cost £10, £12 on the door.
Senior session for 11+ through to adults; 3pm - 4.30pm; advance booking cost £18; £20 on the door.
Please email Nick Payne to reserve your place at email: email@example.com
New! Pay & Play sessions for beginning and improving adults
Badminton - Mondays; 7.30pm & Tennis - Tuesdays; 7pm - 9pm
Ebbisham Sports Club, Eastway, Epsom KT19 8SG
Social badminton sessions are led by a level 3 coach, each session costs £5 and after three sessions, there is a compulsory social badminton membership fee of £30 for the year. Tennis sessions include social games and coaching tips from a level 3 coach.
To find out more please contact the admin team at Ebbisham Sports Club, tel: 01372 720647, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ebbisham.com
New! Cage Cricket sessions
Over 50’s Cage Cricket; Mondays; 1pm – 2pm
Longmead Community Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, KT19 9HG
Cost: £3 per session
Cage Cricket for Men (in partnership with the Mary Frances Trust); Mondays 2.30pm - 3.30pm
The MUGA, adjacent to Longmead Community Centre
Cost: £3 per session
Cage Cricket is a smaller, fun version of the mainstream game, played in an enclosed area such as a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). Individuals play against each other to score points that are awarded for batting, bowling and fielding. The format is suitable for all ages and it does not matter if you have played cricket before. All equipment is provided. For more information please contact Neil Bunting on 07900 430034 or email@example.com or Haidee Allen on 07973 619884 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cagecricket.com.
Play Netball with Focus
Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7NZ
Focus Netball Club are offering two free sessions for new members.
Girls in school years 5-9 are invited to train from 6.30pm - 7.30pm with girls in school years 10+ and adults training at 7.30pm - 9pm. For more information please email: email@example.com or visit www.focusnetball.co.uk
Throw yourself into Judo
For 5-7 year olds - Saturdays, 9am - 10am; for 8-10 year olds - Mondays and Thursdays, 5.45pm - 6.45pm; Saturdays, 10am - 11am.
St Paul's Church Hall, SM7 1LG
Westcroft Judo Club are offering a free taster lesson to children aged 5-10 years old. Would your child like to learn how to grapple, throw and defend themselves physically? How about developing all of those skills and having fun and improving fitness levels in the process? Judo is widely recognised as being one of the most transferable sports in the world; meaning participants can develop skills that will be of benefit for other sports too. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.westcroftjudo-nork.co.uk
Improve your health with Epsom and Ewell Health Walks
Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays; 10am
Are you interested in getting fit or recovering from an illness? How about giving walking ago with Epsom and Ewell health walks? The walks are run by trained volunteers and are open to all ages for residents of the borough and neighbouring boroughs.
Each walk is off-road, covering tracks in beautiful woods and fields in the area. Sunday and Wednesday walks are one hour long covering approximately 2.5 miles; Monday walks last 30 minutes, with the walks at a slightly slower pace.
There is no charge or any need to book in advance. For more information phone 0208 393 4638 or visit www.epsomandewellhealthwalks.org.uk
Improve Your Mental, Emotional and Physical Wellbeing with Mary Frances Trust
Walking for health; Thursdays, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Start and finish point for walks is the Silver Spoon Café, 2a Tattenham Crescent, Epsom, KT18 5QG
Join the Mary Frances Trust team for a weekly walk. There is no need to book but if you are going for the first session please arrive 15 minutes earlier at 11.15am to register.
Monthly weekend walks for health; second Saturday of each month, 10.45am for 11am
The Theatre, Church Street, Leatherhead
Intermediate Pilates; Mondays; 11am - 12noon
Brickfield Centre, Portland Place, KT17 1DL
These Pilates sessions have been designed for people who already have some Pilates experience and are looking to develop their skills. Each session costs £3. All attendees must register with the Mary Frances Trust team before attending.
Yoga; Thursdays 28 September, 5, 12 & 19 October; 10.15am - 11.30am
St Martin’s Church, Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PX
These yoga sessions have been designed to help participants reduce stress and anxiety and build self-confidence. The yoga sessions cater for small groups in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each session costs £3.
For more information on any of these activities please call 01372 375400 or email email@example.com
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 1 October. 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 - http://www.surreymarkets.co.uk/epsom-market/
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:
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 www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/justplay
Tennis sessions: 1.30pm - 3.30pm at Court Recreation Ground - Epsom Community Tennis.
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 www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/justplay
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com 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 www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com for more info or visit: www.epsomcricketclub.co.uk
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 SWFA@cycling.org.uk or visit http://www.cycling.org.uk/wfa-focus-surrey-wheels-all
Epsom Allsorts Running Club: Epsom Allsorts are a ladies only running club based in Epsom. Members of all abilities meet at various venues around Epsom and Ewell for runs of 3 miles or more throughout the year. The club runs a beginners group each January and an annual 5 mile race in May. More information about membership and club runs is available on the club’s website www.epsomallsorts.org.uk
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, www.epsomoddballs.org
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 http://www.getintogolf.org/
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 www.epsomandewellhealthwalks.org.uk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ezeesport.com
Epsom & Ewell Squash Development Training: 4.15pm-5.30pm. £3 per session for 7-13 year olds. Contact Peter Crossman for more info; email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/CardioTennisEpsom
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; email@example.com 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 www.betterlessons.org.uk