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Welcome to the May edition of eBorough Insight, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council's monthly newsletter. 

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King Charles III Coronation

Hope you've got your scones and bunting ready! Find out what's happening in Epsom & Ewell for the Coronation here: King Charles III Coronation

Local elections - 4 May

We've been busy preparing for the local elections which take place on 4 May. Voting in these elections gives you the opportunity to have your say on local issues that matter to you. 

To vote this year in person at a polling station, you will need to bring photo ID. Find out more about Voter ID.

Please don't forget your photo ID - set a reminder for yourself or even put a note on your fridge. If you don't have photo ID with you, you will have to return home to get it before you can vote.

You can use any of the following forms of ID: 

  • passport
  • photo driving licence
  • blue badge
  • Older Person's Bus Pass, Disabled Person's Bus Pass, Oyster 60+ Card, Freedom Pass
  • identity card with PASS hologram (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • biometric immigration document
  • defence identity card
  • national identity cards issued by an EEA state

You can use expired photo ID, as long as the photo still looks like you. Find out more about Voter ID here.


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.
  • Voter Authority Certificate

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

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website at

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Festival of Ewell

Event at Bourne Hall
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The new Flying Saucer Cafe sign at Bourne Hall, designed by Bob Ballan.

Festival of Ewell – New Beginnings

19 & 20 May, 10am – 6pm at Bourne Hall.

Join the team at Bourne Hall for the Festival of Ewell and relaunch of the Coffee Shop, which will be renamed The Flying Saucer Café.

There will be two days of events including performances from local dance and musical theatre groups. 

Visit the museum and enjoy an interactive, immersive maze experience set to the theme with life size aliens! There will be space and superhero themed activities in the library and dancing and baby cinema in the main hall. 

Plus - market stalls, the £Cash in the Wardrobe market on Saturday, and lots more.

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There's still time to sign up for Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

Training for the Specsaver Surrey Youth Games is underway - but it's not too late to register. There are still some spaces available for go tri, dance, rugby, boccia (places are available for children with special educational needs) and boxing.

While judo, basketball and tennis are fully booked, it's worth joining waiting lists as spaces may become available. 

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. 

Following the training, all teams come together to enjoy 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

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Surrey Energy Advice

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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:

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.

Jobs at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

We're recruiting.

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.

Take a look at our current vacancies, including:

Business Improvement District Officer

Benefits Team Leader

All our vacancies can be found here: Opp and Prosp Roundel


Spotlight on

Dementia Hub - specialist respite daycare

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council have renamed their Dementia Daycare Service the Dementia Hub – and are using the opportunity to remind those living locally about the fantastic service the Hub offers for the community.

The Dementia Hub, situated in Sefton Road in Epsom, offers specialist respite daycare for people living with memory loss and dementia. It offers a safe, friendly environment where clients can enjoy activities, social interaction and develop skills to improve their quality of life.

The Dementia Hub is part of the Community & Wellbeing Centre, a support hub which offers social and recreational activities for over 55s. The Community & Wellbeing Centre also provides services including assisted bathing, a community alarm service, foot clinic, meals at home, a shopping service and transport from home. 

The Dementia Hub’s new name and logo will make it easier for people to find information about the facility online, as well as helping create a stronger identity for the service.

People who are interested in finding out more about the Dementia Hub or who’d like to book a free assessment can call 01372 727583 or visit:

What's On

What's on in Epsom & Ewell

There's lots happening in Epsom and Ewell over the next few weeks. 

For the full events list, take a look at the events page on the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council website.  

The River Hogsmill Walk

Enjoy a walk along the Hogsmill LNR (Local Nature Reserve) with a member of the Countryside Team and learn about the wildlife along the river and the history of the gunpowder mills that were once powered by the river.

Sunday 21 May.

Meet at 2pm at Ewell Court House.

Find out more here: The River Hogsmill - Walk

Bat Walk

Go batty on Epsom Common LNR! Find out more about these fascinating and misunderstood mammals. Bring a head torch/torch and wrap up warm.

Sorry, no dogs allowed on this walk.

Saturday 9 September.

Meet at Stew Pond Car Park for 7.30pm.

Advance booking only. Find out more here: Bat Walk - booking required

Find out about events in Epsom & Ewell here:

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Markets in Epsom & Ewell

Epsom MarketRegular markets in Epsom marketplace take place on Thursday and Saturday.

For information on the weekly markets at Epsom Marketplace take a look here: Epsom & Ewell markets

Farmer's Market - Epsom Marketplace
This market usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month.
9.30am - 1.30pm.
Find out more at

Artisan Market - Ewell Village
Come along to see a gorgeous selection of wooden children's toys, handmade jewellery, local honey and jams and lots more. 
First Saturday of the month
10am - 3pm

£Cash in the Wardrobe - Bourne Hall
A new market for pre-loved and vintage clothes and accessories.
This market will be every third Saturday of the month.
10am - 2pm

NEW Vegan, Re-use and Recycle Market - Epsom Marketplace
This new market will take place on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 16 April, 10am - 3pm.

Explore Epsom and Ewell

Get closer to nature and enjoy the outdoors with our various guided walks. Explore local nature reserves, discover your borough's history and boost your health and wellbeing too.

Visit the walks page on our website to discover a range of walks that take place across Epsom and Ewell.  

Epsom Common Association (ECA)

ECA supports the preservation and protection of Epsom Common local nature reserve and site of special scientific interest. ECA works in partnership with the Council, the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project and English Nature to contribute to the long term management and conservation of the Common.

Nature walks
ECA organises a number of walks on the Common each year which are led by local natural history experts. The subjects that are usually covered each year include birds in early spring, wildflowers, butterflies, invertebrates particularly bush crickets, bats and fungi. For more info on their Summer Walks Programme see: Epsom Common Nature Walks 

The EcoVols
If you care about the Common and enjoy its wildlife and beauty why not join the EcoVols, the volunteer group of the ECA. EcoVols carry out a variety of conservation projects on the Common throughout the year in association with English Nature, the Council and the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project. You don’t need any special skills or experience just your enthusiasm and time! For more info and the 2020 EcoVols programme see: Conservation on Epsom Common

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Your Community

Ewell Village Bowling Club Open Day

Ewell Village Bowling Club is holding an open day on Sunday 21 May. 

Why not go along and try your hand at lawn green bowls? All ages and skill levels are very welcome and the day is free to attend. 

All equipment will be provided - just wear flat shoes or trainers. 

Find out more information here: 

Refreshments will be available.

Family Voice Surrey

Are you the parent of a child or young person with additional needs?

Family Voice Surrey champions the needs and rights of SEND families in Surrey: families with children or young adults up to the age of 25 who have special educational needs, chronic illnesses, including mental health conditions, or disabilities.

Find out more on the Family Voice Surrey website.

Hogsmill 5 race - organised by Epsom Allsorts

The Epsom Allsorts Hogsmill 5 mile running race is on Sunday 14 May 2023. 

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Your Council

Council meetings in May and June

The following meetings of the Council will be held in May & June:



    The agendas and details on how to view the council meetings will be published seven days before the relevant meeting on the website links above. 

    Meeting dates are subject to change. When looking for details of a particular meeting, please contact the relevant officer to confirm that the meeting is going ahead as scheduled.

    The calendar of Council meetings can be found here:

    You can subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding arrangements for particular committee meetings.

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    Community Notice Boards

    Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is now in the pre-election period.

    During this time, we will not be accepting submissions for our community notice boards and existing posters will be removed.

    Only Council notices relating to the election will be allowed on the boards.

    Submissions will recommence from Friday 5 May. Events can still be submitted on our events webpage throughout this time.

    We’re are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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