Borough Insight


Specsavers Surrey Youth Games come to Epsom & Ewell

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is kicking off next month, with a wide range of activities available in Epsom & Ewell. The Games are the largest multi-sport youth programme of their kind in the South East, offering FREE local training for 7-16 year olds across Surrey, leading to a final celebratory event for the whole family. 

The Games are for beginners who may not get the opportunity to attend clubs, or are put off by the thought of initially competing against others. Supportive coaches will help participants join in, have fun, learn new skills and boost their confidence. 

Registration is now open for the free training sessions across a range of activities, which start after Easter and are aimed at those who live or go to school in the borough. All teams then unite for a family-friendly event at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Saturday 17 June.

You can find out what's on offer in the Epsom & Ewell borough and register for a place by visiting

Surrey Sports Park University of Surrey logo, Specsavers Surrey Youth Games logo, Active Surrey logo

Defibrillators installed across the borough

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council have worked in partnership with national charity Community Heartbeat Trust to install 12 new 24/7 defibrillators across the borough. The project was delivered with funding secured via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Defibrillators are designed to be used by members of the public with no previous experience in the event of someone going into cardiac arrest. They can, and do, save lives. The new defibrillators have been installed in the following locations:

  • Market Place, Epsom
  • Ebbisham Centre, Epsom Square, Epsom
  • Town Hall (Rear entrance)
  • Harold Bell Solicitors, 174 Kingston Road, Ewell
  • St John’s Parish Centre, Station Approach, Stoneleigh
  • Auriol Park Café, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park
  • The Parade Dental Practice, 177 Kingston Road, Ewell
  • Ruxley Chemist, Ruxley Lane, Ewell Court
  • Horton Pharmacy, Pelman Way, Epsom
  • Horton Country Park, Horton Lane, Epsom
  • Londis Convenience Store, Hollymoor Lane, Epsom
  • NISA Convenience Store, Ruxley Lane

Epsom & Ewell residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May

For the first time, residents in Epsom & Ewell will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID.

Accepted forms of ID include:

  • A UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport
  • A UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers’ licence
  • Some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card.

Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID online at or by completing a paper form.

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement and details of how to apply for the free ID, at

Surrey Energy Advice

COL Surrey Energy Advice

Online Energy Advice Tool to help you save money

Surrey County Council have created a new online Energy Advice Tool. The tool asks a series of short questions and depending on the answers will offer tailored information on grants, support and advice, and non-financial help on a range of topics including:

· Find free or part-funded schemes to make you home more energy efficient

· Signpost to debt relief grants

· Where to find additional services such as clothes and food banks

· Fuel vouchers

Other support available

Welfare Hub

Surrey County Council have pulled together financial, health and welfare information on their website to ensure you find what support is on offer in the country. For more information, visit the Welfare Hub.

Cost of Living Support

Visit Epsom & Ewell Borough Council's Cost of Living Support webpage for more support and advice.

Coronation Fete at Bourne Hall

Bourne Hall Fete

The Museum of Epsom and Ewell - Bourne Hall.

On Saturday 29 April, between 10am and 5pm, as the borough prepares to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, Bourne Hall will be hosting a Victorian-themed Coronation Fete. 

Activities will include:

  • Punch & Judy Show
  • Join in with some Maypole dancing 
  • Ewell Morris Men
  • Gift market
  • Music from Victorian Music Hall performers 
  • Royal fancy dress competition - come dressed as your favourite King, Queen, Princess or Prince!
  • Tug of war competition - register your team now,
  • See Penny Farthing bikes
  • Victorian fire engine and even have a go with the hose!
  • Discover what happened with the Victorian Horrible Murder!
  • Meet some Victorian Soldiers
  • And much more..!

We are looking for teams of eight to take part in our tug of war competition: anyone from schools, pubs, clubs or just a group of friends who want to have a go. There will also be a special competition for primary schools. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the different groups.


Jobs at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Our small but ambitious authority offers you the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of varied and interesting work.  That, together with an enviable array of staff benefits and a rewarding and challenging career is our unique offer to you.

If you have the passion and the drive to make a real difference, we really want to hear from you. View a list of all current vacancies at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council here.

At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us.

Opp and Prosp Roundel


Taylorfitch. Bringing Newsletters to life