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The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another; the difference between them is sometimes as great as a month -- Henry Van Dyke

Just as the current weather is a very mixed bag, this issue of e-borough insight contains an abundance of different pieces of information.

We look at volunteering; good for your health (who knew) as well as good for the community. We highlight the forthcoming County Council elections and we look again at the upcoming changes to your rubbish and recycling collections.

The staff at the Council have a new boss and there is a job fair for those out of work (hopefully the two things are not connected)!

The events taking place across the Borough are a real cornucopia; from a talk on the Lochnagar Crater on the Somme to the Ewell Village Easter Egg Hunt – and that’s not including the vast number of shows this month at the Epsom Playhouse or all the activities within our Community section.

Finally, we are still recruiting for Team Epsom & Ewell, our entry for the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games. So far we have over 500, 7-16 year olds signed up for the free sports training sessions and the chance to represent the borough at the games – spaces are filling up fast, so if you have children who want to learn a new sport or become more proficient in a sport they already love, this is the ideal opportunity.

News

Council tax information

Council tax bills are now hitting the doormats.

In the last issue of e-Borough Insight we highlighted the budget decisions that formed this Council's portion of your Council Tax (you can re-visit the article here).

In the past councils and the police produced booklets to explain Council Tax in more detail which were sent out with the bills. As part of efforts to reduce costs, this no longer happens but the information is available - this years information from this Council is here, the information from Surrey County Council is here and the information from Surrey Police is here.

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New head for council staff

We are pleased to announce that Kathryn Beldon is to be our new Chief Executive Officer.Beldon

The council is run by councillors, who are elected by the local community. Councillors are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the local community about local services and budgets, such as council tax.

Whilst the elected councillors provide the policies, paid employees (council officers) put them into practice. The council employs 300 staff, responsible for a wide range of services benefitting the local community.

The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the paid staff of the council and advises councillors on the potential implications of political decisions. By law, the Chief Executive is not allowed to participate in any party political activity and is expected to advise and assist all councillors irrespective of their political affiliation.

Kathryn is currently the Council’s Director of Finance and Resources and has been appointed following a rigorous recruitment process that included, for the six shortlisted applicants, separate interviews with councillors, senior managers and an independent recruitment agency.

The requirement for a new Chief Executive Officer followed Frances Rutter’s decision to pursue her career elsewhere.

Be part of Team Epsom & Ewell!

SpecsaversSYGThank you to everyone who has signed up to be part of Team Epsom & Ewell at this year's Specsavers Surrey Youth Games. We have had a great response so far with over 500 young people registered to take part in training sessions!

We have had to close registrations for many sports due to reaching maximum capacity, however, we are still looking for players for the following sports:
•         Mixed junior boccia (years 3-6)
•         Mixed senior boccia (years 9-11)
•         Girls junior rugby (years 4 & 5)
•         Girls senior rugby (year 6)
•         Boys and girls contact boxing (years 7-11)
•         Mixed non-contact boxing (years 7-11)
•         Mixed touchtennis (years 7-11)

For more information and to register visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg 

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games offer young people aged 7-16 a fantastic chance to experience free coaching in a wide range of sports. This year, there are 15 sports on offer including boxing, football, lacrosse, netball, rugby and table tennis. Training sessions will take place throughout April, May and June. Selected participants will then be invited to represent Team Epsom & Ewell at the Surrey Youth Games weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

To be eligible to represent Team Epsom & Ewell participants must:
• Be aged 7-16
• Live or go to school in the borough
• Be sub-county standard in their chosen sport
• Complete an online registration form.
Please note that each sport also has specific eligibility requirements.

Volunteer for Team Epsom & Ewell
If you are aged 16+ with a keen interest in sport, you can volunteer and help coach young people in Team Epsom & Ewell’s training sessions. Mentoring opportunities are available in various sports with potential to receive bursaries to support coaching qualifications. To express your interest or to find out more please contact Leisure Developments at contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk  

 

Don't miss! Simply Weekly Recycling roadshows

SimplyWeeklyRecyclingYou’ll soon see the Big Switch to our new recycling service, called Simply Weekly Recycling which starts this spring.

It’ll be simpler, with more room to recycle and we will collect recycling and refuse weekly (except garden waste, which will remain a fortnightly service).

What is the Big Switch?

Simply Weekly Recycling means you'll need a bigger bin for recycling but you won't need so much space for refuse. So we'll switch your green and black bins when the new collections start.

Watch out for labels on your bins so you'll know when the Big Switch is happening for you. For more information please visit our website.

Keeping you informed

Visit our upcoming roadshows to find out more about the Big Switch and how Simply Weekly Recycling works:

March - April

Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 March: Ebbisham Centre, Derby Square, Epsom

Tuesday 04 - Thursday 06 April: The Market Place by the Clock Tower, Epsom

A magical day out at this year's Herald of Spring

Herald of Spring

Over 3,500 visitors enjoyed the annual Herald of Spring festival held earlier this month at Bourne Hall in Ewell. Entry to the popular one day festival was free and featured magic, family fun and entertainment throughout the day.

The event was in association with Ashtead Park Garden Centre and supported by Hobbledown, What's On In Epsom, Better, The Close Up Show and Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club.

This year's festival was opened with a ukulele solo by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor George Crawford. Visitors were treated to a mystic garden Winningscarecrowby Ashtead Park Garden Centre and beautiful flower displays by local green groups including the Mayday Flower Club as well as shows by local countryside groups including the Beekeepers. Explorers of the What's On In Epsom's Spring Gift Market enjoyed browsing the variety of stalls on offer and Ewell St Mary's Morris Men brought their traditional welcome to the spring. 

Children enjoyed a wide range of activities on offer by Hobbledown and Rainbow Leisure Centre. Chris Wood of Close Up Magic amazed the crowd with his baffling skills of trickery and sleight of hand whilst Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club's travelling Victorian illusionist made history come alive. Visitors also had the chance to discover the magic of Epsom and Ewell's parks and open spaces and find out more about the Big Switch to our new Simply Weekly recycling service which starts this spring.

Ewell Grove School won first place for this year's 'Fantastic Scarecrows and where to find them' competition with their prize-winning scarecrow, a 'Conjurors Rabbit' and 2nd Ewell Rainsters were the runners-up. The entries were judged by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell.

Explore your potential

Epsom & Ewell Employment Fair - Free event
Friday 19 May; 12.30pm - 4pm
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ

Are you interested in finding new job opportunities or perhaps training for a new career? Committed to helping local people explore their potential, five Epsom based organisations are working together to hold the second Epsom & Ewell Employment Fair on Friday 19 May at Epsom Methodist Church.

Being out of work or training can have a serious impact on a person’s livelihood and self-confidence. So Rosebery Housing Association, The Ethos Project, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, The Best of Epsom and Ewell and What’s On in Epsom are offering people the chance to meet with employers and training providers, to explore local opportunities.

For more details visit www.rosebery.org.uk/employment-fair

If you are an employer and would like to take part, please contact Elaine at The Best of Epsom & Ewell on elaine.gibbs@thebestof.co.uk 

Help the environment and recycle your garden waste

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If you’re itching to get back in the garden after those long winter months, then it’s a good time to think about how you’re going to get rid of your unwanted weeds, twigs and grass cuttings.

More than 5,000 tonnes of garden waste are thrown into the rubbish bin in Surrey every year instead of being recycled, which is bad for the environment and expensive for the taxpayer. However, there are three easy ways to deal with your garden waste.

The most environmentally-friendly way is home composting as it rots down and produces a nutritious compost. Visit the Recycle for Surrey website to buy a compost bin from just £13, and there’s also loads of help and advice to get you started.

You can subscribe to our garden waste service, and have it collected fortnightly from your home. Visit our website www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk to find out more. Why not talk to a neighbour if you don’t create enough garden waste on your own, as they might have room in their bin or you could share a subscription.

And remember that garden waste can be taken to all of Surrey’s community recycling centres free of charge.

To find out more about home composting, garden waste subscription services and community recycling centres, go to www.recycleforsurrey.org.uk

Changes to when you can call Surrey County Council

SCCContactCentreopeninghoursFrom 8 April Surrey County Council’s contact centre hours are changing. Residents can phone with a general enquiry anytime between 9am to 5pm weekdays. For calls about adult social care, lines will still be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays. Residents will no longer be able to call the contact centre about library services on a Saturday, but can still access many services, make an enquiry, pay, report or renew anytime online at www.surreycc.gov.uk.

Cavity wall and loft insulation grants still available

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Now that the sun has come out and we’re not shivering in our beds quite as much at this time of year, it is sometimes less of a consideration to make improvements to the thermal performance of our homes.

However, for anyone aware of the phrase ‘fix the roof while the sun is shining’, then Action Surrey (Epsom & Ewell’s energy advice service) has the perfect opportunity to put that into practice. Grants for loft insulation and cavity wall insulation have now been extended into 2017, meaning it can be low or even no cost to insulate your home and be ready for next winter.

The reasons for insulating your home are more than just for extra warmth – it can also reduce your bill by 100’s per year. And with energy bills now set to rise over the next few years, this saving could be greater and greater.

For more information on Action Surrey and how they can help you insulate your home visit https://www.actionsurrey.org/improve/insulation or call 0800 783 2503.ActionSurrey_loftinsulation

Seek help early to tackle child and adolescent eating disorders

Seek help early to tackle child and adolescent eating disorders, say Surrey and NE Hants mental health services

Residents of Surrey and North East Hampshire who are 18 years and under are being urged to seek help immediately if they have concerns about their own, or another person’s, eating behaviour.

The message, from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, comes as the charity, Beat, launched its annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week (which took place earlier this month) which this year focuses on the importance of early intervention and seeking treatment as quickly as possible.

Last year, Surrey and Borders Partnership’s children and young people’s eating disorder service saw 154 referrals, an increase from 132 in 2015.

Surrey and Borders Partnership’s eating disorder services specialise in assessing and treating children, young people and adults with eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and Binge Eating Disorder. 

Suzanne Cole, Manager of Children’s Eating Disorder Services at Surrey and Borders Partnership, said: “Eating disorders are always extremely serious and can quickly become life threatening, therefore it is extremely important that they are treated as soon as possible to support a faster recovery and prevent the possibility of long-term health implications.

“We are now able to see referrals quicker than ever. We assess all routine referrals within 15 days, and urgent referrals are seen within five days - so we urge people to make contact with us or their GP if they suspect there is an issue.”

 People are advised to look out for the following warning signs which may indicate someone they know has an eating disorder: 

  • Cutting down food such as snacks, skipping meals or not eating with the family
  • Unhealthy interest in calorific values of food or calorie counting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Unhealthy concerns about weight, shape or food
  • Loss of weight which concerns you (rapidity of weight loss, young person starts to look “too thin”)
  • Signs of purging behaviour

 How to access the service

  • If you are a young person who would like to self-refer, or you are a parent/guardian/carer of a young person who you feel should be seen by the Surrey and Borders Partnership eating disorders service, you can contact the service directly by ringing 01372 206325. Please note, if you self-refer you will need to see your GP within two weeks of your referral. GPs provide a clinical risk assessment, as well as measuring height and weight and vital signs to assess the physical risk.
  • The service also accepts referrals from health, social care or education practitioners such as a GP or teacher via the CAMHS One Stop portal. You can also phone the One Stop number on 0300 222 5755. Alternatively, you can write to: CAMHS One Stop, 18 Mole Business Park, Leatherhead, KT22 7AD.

If you have any questions about a child or young person’s mental health, call CAMHS One Stop for advice on 0300 222 5755. The service is open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am -12pm Saturday.

Spotlight on

Spring into volunteering

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons.

For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. For many it’s about making new friends and for still others to gain new experiences. Regardless of the motivation, what unites volunteers is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

But that’s not all. Volunteering can actually be good for your health! Voulteer soccer

Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on someone other than yourself, your stress levels start to decrease, your immune system is strengthened and your overall sense of life satisfaction increases. This is because helping someone else interrupts tension-producing patterns and replaces it with a sense of purpose, positive emotions and high confidence levels.

Our community overflows with opportunities to volunteer. Your efforts could help develop a better community where we live and work.

Throughout Surrey there are thousands of ways to volunteer, from driving an older person to the shops or the doctors once a week, to helping out at one-off fundraising events or conservation projects. And it’s now easier than ever to find the right volunteering role for you – just sign up via the Surrey County Council website, and in return you’ll get help finding an opportunity that fits your interests, skills and the time you have available.

Whether you’re looking for unique experiences, the chance to meet new people, a change from your day job or skills to help you get into a chosen career, volunteering can open lots of doors. And no matter how much or little time you have to give, you’ll be making a valuable difference.

One way to get involved...

Head to surreycc.gov.uk/volunteer or call 03456 009 009 to register your interest.

Your details will be sent to your local volunteer centre, who will get in touch to arrange an informal chat in person or over the phone (volunteer centres are a kind of matchmaking service for people who want to volunteer, and local and national charities or organisations who need people to help them). By chatting through things like interests, skills and lifestyles, volunteer centre advisors can help find you the right volunteering role).

Once they’ve found out a bit more about you, your volunteer centre will match you with different volunteering options and put you in touch with the charity or organisation that you’ll be helping – and your volunteering adventure can begin.

...or how about a taster 

Round the Borough Bike is on Sunday 14 May

We're currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us run this this popular event on the day. There are a variety of roles depending on your availability and preference. These include helping set up in Horton Country Park, manning the registration desk, signposting participants to the correct registration area, stewarding the course and greeting the participants as they return. Each role is normally no longer than two hours in duration  between 7.30am and 4pm and we aim to ensure the roles are carried out in pairs where possible.

If you are interested, please contact our Leisure Developments team via our normal contacts.

On your doorstep...Volunteer car

Age Concern Epsom & Ewell are currently seeking volunteers to help in a range of activities within this borough, details can be found on their website.

and making a difference...

Last month our countryside volunteers worked with the Orchard Project helping us to manage our traditional orchards in Horton Country Park Local Nature Reserve.

The Orchard Project worked with us back in the winter of 2012/13 to help restore the veteran apple and pear trees in Lambert and Longrove Orchards.

In February they ran a pruning workshop with our volunteers involve pruning the younger trees that were planted over the last few years. There will be many more such opportunities this year, if you are interested  you can contact the countryside team to volunteer via the our normal contactsVolunteer countryside

ps A big thank you to all the volunteers who took part in the Hogsmill open space litter pick last month. We were slightly overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who turned up and collected a huge amount of rubbish - thank you all!

 

 

 

Volunteers at the recent tree pruning in Horton County Park

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

Epsom Talks 2016-17 a series of talks presented by Epsom and Ewell Literary Society
First Wednesday of the month October - May (excluding Jan 2017); 7.45pm
Epsom Playhouse KT18 5AL
Informative. Inspiring. Illuminating. New members and guests always welcome. For further information please contact Elizabeth Mackie, Membership Secretary, tel: 01737 355300; email: info@epsomlit.org.uk; website: www.epsomlit.org.uk

March & April 2017

Epsom Garden Society Spring Show
Saturday 25 March, 2pm - 4pm
St Martin's Junior School, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 7AD
Free admission. Includes plant sale raffle and refreshments.

Charity Car Boot Sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund supported by Autotest
Sundays 26 March & 9 April; 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.

Nell Gwynn - Sutton Amateur Dramatic Club
Wednesday 29 March - Saturday 1 April
Adrian Mann Theatre, NESCOT, Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 3DS
Full of song and dance, a tribute to the woman who rose from a humble orange seller to be the king's mistress. www.sadc.co.uk

Easter activities for children at Stoneleigh Community Library
Saturday 25 March
- 'Mother's Day Make and Take session'; 10.30am-3pm
Monday 3 April
- 'Spring Toybox Special'; 10.30am - 12noon
Saturday 8 April - Easter Eggstravaganza; 10am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 11 April - Superheroes and favourite storybook characters; 2pm - 4pm
For further details and information see http://www.surreycommunity.info/stoneleighcommunitylibrary/events/

Age Concern Epsom & Ewell Golf Day
Friday 31 March
Horton Park Golf Club, Hook Road, Epsom, KT19 8QG
Four ball £240. A small charity doing big work in the borough.
Book via http://bit.ly/2jp57uHGolf

Stoneleigh Choral Society - The Passion of our Lord
Saturday 1 April
St John's Church, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh, KT19 0QZ
Tickets £10 (under 18's £5). Available at the door on the night or from Jackie Rickard 020 8393 4666

Ewell Horticultural Association Spring Show
Saturday 1 April; 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH
All welcome. Free admission. Raffle, cookery, floral art, plant sale, handicrafts, photography, tea and cakes and garden sundries. For more information visit www.ewellhortassn.co.uk

Epsom Rotary Associates Spring Quiz
Saturday 1 April; doors open 6pm, quiz starts 6.30pm
Leatherhead Parish Church Hall
Tickets £12 includes fish & chip supper. Bar available. Teams of up to 8 players. For tickets email quiz@anthonymiles.co.uk All profits will go towards the purchase of dementia blankets.

Afternoon Tea with the Mayor
Tuesday 4 April; 2.30pm - 4.30pm
The Canopy Restaurant, 143 High Street, Epsom
Epsom & Ewell Mayor's charity fund event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets £15. Contact Anne on tel: 020 833 04296; email: mayorseventsepsom@gmail.com To find out more and to donate visit www.mayorscharitiesepsom.org.uk

The Lyric players present Seussical
Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 April; 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee)
Adrian Mann Theatre, Nescot, Reigate Road, Epsom KT17 3DR
Tickets £13 (child £10). www.ticketsource.co.uk/lyricplayers or call: 07956 874807.

London Bus Museum spring gathering featuring 'Pay as you  board'
Sunday 09 April
London Bus Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QS (entrance for visitors Brooklands Drive, KT13 0SL)
Large display of buses, special 'pay as you board' exhibition, stalls. Adult £13, child £7, senior/students £11, family £34, LBM/BMT members £2. For more information visit www.londonbusmuseum.com

Easter Sunlight Holiday Club
Monday 10 - Thursday 13 April; 10am - 12noon
Epsom Baptist Church, 6 Church Street, EpsomEasterEggHunt
For kids aged 5-11 years. For further inforamtion and registration call 01372 722530

Ewell Village Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday 13 April
Fun begins at Bourne Hall between 10am - 12noon. Prize giving and mini disco at The Famous Green Man from 2pm. £2 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Best Bonnet competition. Best dressed bunny. Cakes, crafts, stalls, face painting. Presented by Bourne Hall and Ewell Village Traders Association.

'The First Five Years' presentation by the Nonsuch Voles
Wednesday 19 April; 7.30pm
The Stable of the Service Wing Museum
Organised by The Friends of Nonsuch. Free entry for members, non-members £6. For more information visit www.friendsofnonsuch.co.uk

Inspired by Nature
Wednesday 19 April; 1.30pm for 2pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell
Epsom Mayday Flower Club presents a flower arranging demonstration by Tracey Griffin. Visitors welcome £6.

Lifeboats Spring Quiz
Friday 21 April; doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start
URC Epsom Church Hall
£12 a head, Ploughman's supper. Teams of six people. Bring your own drink and glasses. There will also be a raffle on the night. To make sure of a place and order your tickets please contact Jo by email: secretary@epsomrnli.org

Model Railway Show
Saturday 22 April; 10am - 5.30pm, Sunday 23 April; 10am - 5pm
Nescot, Reigate Road (A240), Ewell KT17 3DS
Presenting a new selection of inspiring layouts and live steam rides plus demonstrations, traders and refreshments. Adults £7, children free. Large free car park. www.eemrc.org.uk

Epsom Lawn Tennis Club - Open Day
Saturday 22 April; 11am-3pm
Epsom Lawn Tennis Club, Woodcote Road, Epsom KT18 7QN
Free tennis coaching sessions for juniors and adults. Meet and play with the members. Refreshments. All welcome.

May 2017

Sunflower Memories walk and service
Saturday 6 May; Walk starts at 11.30am with Service at 2.30pm
St Raphael's Hospice Funraising, 1st floor, Capitol House, 662 London Road, North Cheam, Sutton SM3 9BY
A 5mile walk starting and finishing at St Raphael's Hospice followed by the Sunflower memorial service. Registration £15 adults, £10 for children aged 5-16, under 5's go free. The servie is free to attend. To register visit www.straphaels.org.uk registration closes Thursday 4 May at 12noon. For all enquiries contact Sarah Ward, Events Manager on tel: 020 8254 2460 or email: sarahward@straphaels.org.uk

Show time! Behind the scenes at the RHS shows Chelsea and Hampton Court
Tuesday 09 May; 8pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
 A talk by Paul Patton, organised by Ewell Horticultural Association. Admission, members £3, visitors £4. Includes refreshments and raffle. www.ewellhortassn.co.uk 

St Mary's Ewell Spring MarketEpsomMaleVoicechoir
Saturday 13 May; 10am - 12noon
Church Hall, London Road, Ewell
Please bring donations from 8am. Plants, books, brick-a-brac, cakes, raffle and refreshments. www.stmarysewell.com

Epsom Male Voice Choir in concert
Saturday 13 May; 7.30pm
Epsom Playhouse
With musical guests guitar duo, Francisco Correa and David Massey. Musical director Ian Assersohn, accompanist Lynda Chang. Tickets £15 and £12 available from the choir box office on 020 86414496 or from Epsom Playhouse on 01372 742555. www.epsommalevoicechoir.org.uk

Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Wednesday 17 May; 1.30pm for 2pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell
Epsom Mayday Flower Club presents a flower arranging demonstration by Christine Brazier. Visitors welcome £6.

BANOS musical theatre presents 'Made in Dagenham the musical'
Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 May; evening performances 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm
Adrian Mann Theatre, Nescot, Reigate Road, Ewell KT17 3DS
Tickets from £15 through BANOS members or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/banos (booking fee applies to online booking).

Epsom Allsorts Running Club - Hogsmill 5
Sunday 21 May; 10am
Friendly ladies-only running race over 5 miles. No cut-off time - perfect target for absolute beginners, and a fun challenge for established runners too. Mostly flat, with start and finish at Harrier Centre atheltics track in West Ewell and through Hogsmill local nature reserve. Goody bag for all finishers - first, second and third place prizez and more! Plus children's races over various distances on the athletics track at 9.15am. Homemade cake sale with proceeds to Epsom Allsorts Running Club's nominated charity for 2017 - Forces Children's Trust.
Race entry: advance entry - £10 EA affiliated, £12 unaffiliated; on the day entry - £12 EA affiliated, £14 unaffiliated; children's races: £1 per child. Closing date for online entries is 12noon on Friday 19 May. For more details visit www.epsomallsorts.org.uk/hogsmill5.html

This month at the Epsom Playhouse

Music

Epsom and Ewell Schools Music Festival – 28 and 29 March - A Festival of music brought to you by the schools of Epsom and Ewell

Magic of The Beatles -31 March - Join the authoritative live concert show, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Yesterday! Taking you from the Beatles' mop top roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond.

The Music of Bob Marley - 1 April - Prepare for a legendary night of happy vibes as a truly talented cast capture to perfection the charismatic cultural icon that was Bob Marley.

Albert Lee - 2 April - Double Grammy Award Winner, Albert Lee, returns to Epsom Playhouse this time accompanied by his American Band. Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Albert is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally ‘tear it up’ rock ‘n roll style.

Patsy Cline; The concert she never gave - 3 April - An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised when you come along to this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of one of the world's biggest country music stars.

Seven Drunken Nights; the Story of the Dubliners - 4 April - Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan, this hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.

Magnificent Music Hall Matinee - 6 April - A trip down memory lane to the glorious and glamorous heyday of traditional Music Hall. Helming this splendid afternoon of rich entertainment of song dance, magic and laughter will be your eloquent Chairman, complete with gavel and sharp wit, together with an ‘august’ line up of artistes who have all appeared on BBC TV ‘The Good Old Days’.t rex

All New Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise - 7 April - Returning to the UK's theatres for the 8th successive year but in a new and exciting format…

The Searchers - 9 April - With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don't Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, The Searchers have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world's leading music nation.

Let's Hang On - 13 April - The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music's most successful bands of all time.

Trextasy - 19 April - Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. Marc Bolan and T.Rex have become one of the most memorable and enduring bands of the seventies, join us for this exacting tribute.

Comedy

Count Arthur Strong in The Sound of Mucus - 30 March - Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment.

Pete K Mally - 1 April - A stand-up routine based around twenty years experience of teaching, his new novel and frankly everything else. Expect a few surprises and a belly load of laughs.

Richard Digance - 18 April - Join Richard for a celebration of his fifty years of songs and stories. He is supported by acoustic duo The Broadside Boys on their first British tour as they promote their new album Plenty More Fish in the Sea.

Children (Easter holiday activity)

Drama Workshop - 3 - 7 April - Come and laugh with Pull the Other in their fun and dynamic five day drama workshop on Shakespeare’s most farcical of plays ’The Comedy Of Errors’.

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Beauty And The Beast - 11 April - Belle lives a quiet provincial life in the village of Ooh La La until an evil enchantress arrives in town. Belle’s father accidentally stumbles across a terrifying beast and his daughter is taken captive… Now it is up to Jolly King Cheggers, the village idiot Wally, Dame Dolly Doolittle and the mysterious Fairy Tale to save the day and unlock the beast’s magical secret.

Mr Bloom's Nursery LIVE! - 12 April - Bring your ‘tiddlers’ along and join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour. Mr Bloom and his Veggies are getting the Nursery ready for a very special occasion - a member of the Royal family is paying them visit! Can you lend a hand and help them get the Allotment ready in time? They certainly hope so!

Dance

Alice in Wonderland - 8 April - Join Ballet Theatre UK and follow Alice on her magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland. The imagination, eclectic music and joyful dance, Alice in Wonderland is delightful entertainment for all ages.

Talks

An evening with John Humphrys - 5 April - Broadcasting’s toughest interrogator talks about his 50 years in journalism and broadcasting and invites you to turn the tables on him. Proceeds to his Kitchen Table Charities Trust which finances projects supporting people in the poorest areas of the world. This meeting is sponsored by Epsom Talks! bringing prominent speakers to Epsom & Ewell since 1898.

 

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

Good Friday drama - Jesus crucified in Epsom

Good Friday drama

Bourne Hall Museum Easter holiday activities

BHMKC_flintknappingFlint Knapping
Wednesday 5 April; 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 3.30pm (two identical sessions)
Learn to shape flints like the ancient Stone Age craftsmen and discover the lost art of making stone tools. As part of a small group enjoy the opportunity to make your own authentic Stone Age tool to take home. Book in advance as places are limited to 12 children per session. Cost £15 per child per session (payable in advance) includes the cost of materials used to make the tools at the session. Children must wear trousers and closed shoes for protection during this activity.

An audience with Henry VIII
Thursday 6 April; 11am - 12noon
Enjoy an audience with King Henry VIII, one of the most iconic of England's monarchs. Listen to his tales of court, politics, his likes and loves and learn about daily life in Tudor times.

Titanic
Saturday 8 April; 1pm - 2.30pm
In the decades since her demise, Titanic has inspired countless books and several films while continuing to make headlines. Discover what happened on that fateful night and learn about the local people who were on board, including one buried very near to Bourne Hall.

Gladiator schoolBHMKC_gladiator
Wednesday 12 April; 11am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 3.30pm (two identical sessions)
Enlist into our gladiator school and discover the role of a gladiator within Roman society. Learn about the different types of fighting and weaponry. Witness as the resident gladiators demonstrate their skills.

All the above Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club activities cost £5 per child (or as stated) and 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: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk Online: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

For more info visit http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

History of the Lochnagar Crater

Lochnagarcrater'A huge hole in my life' - an evening with Richard Dunning MBE, owner of the Lochnagar Crater on the Somme
Wednesday 5 April; 7.30pm - 9pm
Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Free Entry. A collection will be held in aid of the Friends of Lochnagar. 

Exploded on 1 July 1916 to signal the opening of the Battle of the Somme, the detonation of the Lochnagar mine created a massive crater, still visible on satellite images, and what was then the largest manmade sound in history. Richard has owned the Lochnagar Crater since 1978. In this fascinating talk, discover the history behind the crater’s existence and its impact on both the war and the landscape to this day. This vast wound on the battlefield is preserved as a memorial to those men and women of all nations who fell in the Great War and is dedicated to peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. It is now a place of pilgrimage for over 200,000 visitors each year. For more info see www.lochnagarcrater.org.

For more information contact David Brooks at Bourne Hall Museum on tel: 020 8394 1734 or email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Countryside guided walks

Walking has many health benefits, why not join in the various guided walks with a member of the Council's Countryside team that take place throughout the year and find out more about the Borough's Local Nature Reserves (LNR) too.

Bluebells in Horton Country Park

Sunday 23 April
Horton springtime woodland walk; 2pm
Meet at the Information Centre. Enjoy a walk through the woods taking in the beauty of spring.

All walks cost: £5 per adult and £2.50 per child (16 years or under). For more information visit our website

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 the Council's Countryside Team on 01372 732000, email contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or visit the Events section at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

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 www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/leisurelistings and complete a permissions form.EpsomGolfClub

Free junior golf sessions at Epsom Golf Club
Mondays 3 & 10 April, 3pm - 4pm; Wednesdays 5 & 12 April, 1pm - 2pm; Fridays 7 & 14 April, 3pm - 4pm
Epsom Golf Club are offering free junior coaching sessions for young people aged 6-14 years old in the Easter break. Sessions are open to non-members. To book a place contact Adam Taylor on 07712 108352 or email adamtaylorgolf@gmail.com  website: www.epsomgolfclub.co.uk

Surrey FA Young Leaders days in Easter
Surrey FA are hosting two days of learning for young volunteers who may be involved in football clubs at some level. The days will encourage volunteers to develop their skills in the core areas that are promoted in the Football Futures programme (refereeing, coaching, promoting the game, running and developing the game, promoting the respect programme and organising events.SurreyFALeaders
Young Leaders camp for ages 12-16
Wednesday 5 April
St John the Baptist School, Elmbridge Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AL
Cost £10. This camp will help young volunteers develop their leadership skills and encourage new ways of thinking. The camp will focus on futsal as an alternative format of football. To book please visit https://eventspace.thefa.com/surreyfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=194088#regform

Young Leaders Development day for ages 16-24
Thursday 6 April 2017
St John the Baptist School, Elmbridge Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AL
Cost £10. The development day will include workshops around disability football, futsal, social media and personal development. To book please visit https://eventspace.thefa.com/surreyfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=194091#regform

EasteratEbbishamSportsClubEaster sport at Ebbisham Sports Club
Try-Sport Junior Easter Camp
One day camps on Mondays 3 & 10 April, 9am - 3.30pm
Ebbisham Sports Club are hosting Easter camps where 7-14 year olds can learn and play seven different racket sports including, badminton, squash, racket ball, tennis, touchtennis, table tennis and pickle ball. Cost £30 for one day and £55 for both. Reduced price for members of the club. All sessions are led by qualified coaches. To book a place please contact the admin team at Ebbisham Sports Club: admin@ebbisham.com

CageCricketGet Active 50+ racketball and rackets mornings
Sessions are run at various times between Monday and Friday for beginners and improvers aged 50+. These sessions include badminton, squash, racket ball, tennis, touchtennis table tennis and pickle ball. Cost £5 per session for non-members. Contact the admin team for more information: admin@ebbisham.com To find out more about Ebbisham Sports Club visit www.ebbisham.com  

Get active 50+ Cage Cricket
Block one: Mondays 3 & 24 April; 8, 15, 22 May; Block two: Mondays 5 June - 24 July inclusive, 1.10pm - 2.10pm (please arrive from 1pm to register)
Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom KT19 9HG
Sessions are indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. New players welcome any time. No need to pre-book. Comfortable clothing recommended. All equipment provided. £1 per session (members), £2 per session (non-members). For more information contact Neil on 07900 430044, email neil.cage4all@gmail.com or Haidee on 07973 619884, email haidee.cage4all@gmail.com website www.cage4all.co.uk, twitter @CageCricketSE

ThisGirlCanThis Girl Can at Rainbow Leisure Centre
This Girl Can is a campaign developed by Sport England, which celebrates active women involved in sport, no matter how well they do it. This Girl Can aims to help women overcome the fear of judgement that stops so many women and girls from taking part in sport. Better, are passionately supporting the campaign and have a number of women only sessions running at Rainbow Leisure Centre.
• Back to Netball, Tuesdays 6.30pm – 8pm: Led by a passionate coach who covers the basic skills of the game which includes passing, footwork and shooting drills. Each session finishes in a friendly game to put the skills you have learned into practice. The session is drop in so there is no need to book.
• Fit Beats, Tuesdays 6.15pm – 7pm: Fit Beats is a unique class that energises participants by using drumsticks and body movements to create a fun, challenging work out. Feel the rhythm and release your inner rock star! 
• Circuits, Fridays 6.30pm – 7.15pm: The women only circuits encourage a mixture of bodyweight and cardio exercises in a studio setting. All sessions are led by a female instructor.
• Ladies only swim, Fridays 9pm – 10pm: Revive your body with a swimming session at Rainbow Leisure Centre. The adult only swimming sessions allow you to feel at ease by swimming at the pace that you decide.
For more information visit www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/epsom-and-ewell/rainbow-leisure-centre

Sign up for the world’s first female coaching conference  FemaleCoachingConference
Saturday 29 April; 10am - 5pm
Surrey Sports Park, GuildfordFemaleCoachingConference1
The Female Coaching Network are working in partnership with Project 500 to host a one of a kind female coaching conference. The conference is open to female coaches involved in all sports, of all levels and nationalities. Workshops on the day include postural analysis, speed development and mobility for function and warm ups. There will also be a presentation from Karen Brown, who led the women’s Team GB Hockey team to gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. To find out more and book your place visit www.femalecoachingnetwork.com/coaching-conferenceTeamMamma

Get fit with TeamMama
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9.30am & 10.45am; Fridays, 9.30am
Nonsuch Park
TeamMama work with mums in the antenatal and postnatal stages of pregnancy. The weekly classes are tailored for all levels with specific exercises included to help condition women for pregnancy. The first session is free. For more information please contact Cat: 07815 092955 or Anna: 07715 111322 or email info@teammama.co.uk website: www.teammama.co.uk

ActiveSurreyActive Surrey - Behaviour Change Tactics Workshop
Wednesday 5 April, 7pm - 9pm
Guildford
If you are a coach and want to master simple strategies to help ensure participants keep coming back to training sessions this could be the workshop for you! The workshop will provide useful tips on how to help people get active as well as innovative nudge techniques to ensure they keep coming. To book your place visit www.activesurrey.com/workshops. For more information email: sport.workshops@surreycc.gov.uk 

Ewell Cricket Club (formerlly Deando Ruxley cc) - Junior cricketers wanted 2017 season
Thursday 20 April open evening to launch the new season; every Thursday evening throughout summer; 6.30pm - 8pm
27 Ruxley Lane, Ewell KT19 0JB
Qualified coaches run junior sections. Membership £20 a year. For more details contact Gill Sewell on 07825 324307 or email: info@ewellcricketclub.com

Epsom Park Bowling Club
Coffee & a chat: Saturday 22 April; 10am-12noon
Free Taster: Mondays & Fridays 6pm - 7pm; Sundays from 28 April 10.30am - 12noon
Alexandra Park, Epsom
Try lawn bowls, bring flat shoes/trainers. For more information email: memsecepbc1@virginmedia.com or contact Shirley on tel: 020 8393 0810 or Roger on tel: 01737 210 323. Visit www.epsomparkbowlingclub.org.uk 

Epsom Court Bowling Club - Open Day
Saturday 29 April; 2pm
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 6 May, 11am - 4pm
Gibraltar Recreation Ground, West Street, Ewell, KT17 1XU
There is no need to book for this event - just turn up and give bowls a go!  There are plenty of bowls for you to play with so no equipment necessary just make sure you wear flat shoes. Bowls is a sport for all ages and everyone is offered a warm and friendly welcome. If you want more information or wish to talk about this event then please get in touch with either Tracie on 0208 3933515 or Maureen on 0208 3932860.  If you can’t make the Open Day then you can pop down to the green on a Monday or Friday from 2pm (from 8 May) when we get together for informal roll-ups. Have a look at our website for more details - www.ewellvillage.bowlsclub.net

Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100RideLondon
Sunday 30 July
Would you like to join Team Sense at Ride London and raise money for a fantastic cause? Ride London is an amazing 100 mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s countryside, with an iconic finish on The Mall. Sign up with Team Sense and help them make a difference to the likes of children and adults who are deafblind or have multi-sensory impairments. Team Sense will be on hand to offer advice, training plans and a fundraising pack. Visit www.sense.org.uk/ridelondon to sign up today. For more information please contact the Events team on 0300 330 9257 or email events@sense.org.uk 

Sport, every day!

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

Mondays

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 www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/justplay

Saturdays

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 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 bailey@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk

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; info@maryfrancestrust.org.uk 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 lauren.godbold@hotmail.co.uk

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: philedwards974@gmail.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 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 info@epsomallsorts.org.uk or check out the club 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

Mondays

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 office@ezeeport.com  or visit www.ezeesport.com

Tuesdays

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

Sundays

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 hughimprey@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.facebook.com/CardioTennisEpsom

Rainbow Leisure Centre

Mondays

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; totalfootacademy@gmail.com or 07801 269926.

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

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.

Thursdays

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.

Fridays

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

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 April. 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.

Key Facts

Thursday 4 May - Surrey County Council elections

Have your say   SurreyCountyCouncilelections

The Surrey county council elections take place on Thursday 4 May. The elections are your opportunity to have your say on which local councillor you want to represent you. Surrey County Councillors provide a link between residents in Surrey and the council. Including responding to residents’ questions or investigating concerns on their behalf, representing their views at meetings, letting them know about decisions and being aware of issues affecting the communities that they represent.

In order to vote in elections you must be registered to do so. You can register online or by post, but need to do this by Thursday 13 April, visit www.gov.uk for more information.

Your vote matters

Don’t forget to use your vote in the county council elections on Thursday 4 May. By using your vote, you’re ensuring that you and your community are represented when it comes to decisions about vital services in Surrey.

Here are the key deadline dates to remember:
•You must register to vote by Thursday 13 April.
•If you then want to register for a postal or postal proxy vote or make any changes to existing, you need to apply to do this by 5pm Tuesday 18 April.
•To vote by proxy you need to register by 5pm Tuesday 25 April.
•Use your vote on Thursday 4 May.

For more information visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/elections

Polls in Epsom & Ewell

Polling hours are 7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 May.

If you are already registered then you will receive a poll card giving information about polling hours and the address of your polling station soon after 27 March. If you registered to vote after 1 March then your poll card will be sent out around 27 April.

Postal votes will be sent out t on 20 April. If you are going on holiday before or close to that date, you may prefer to appoint a proxy

Change in polling station for West Ewell ward
Voters that previously voted at the West Ewell Evangelical Church, 23 Lansdowne Road, West Ewell will now have a new polling station at the Harrier Centre, King George V Recreation Ground, Poole Road, West Ewell KT19 9RY. Plenty of parking is available on site including disabled parking spaces that are adjacent to the centre.

For further information visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Your Community

Out and about in the community

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 www.surreydownsccg.nhs.uk/emotionalwellbeing

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 www.rockchoir.com 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 www.lovetosalsa.co.uk or call mobile: 07584 188481.

Weekly activities at The Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre logo

Wellbeing Centre timetable 20 July 2016

The above sessions are subject to short notice amendments or cancellation, booking advisable.

Sessions are held at the
Wellbeing Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 9HG.

For more information please contact Usha or Yvie on 01372 727 583 or email wellbeingcentre@epsom-ewell.gov.uk.

Sessions do not run on Bank Holidays. Some sessions may not run during holiday periods please check with the Centre.

Suggested donation £1 per person per session and £2 for Surrey Wheels.


You can also check out our Wellbeing Centre webpages at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk. Find us under the Community and
Living page, click on Wellbeing Centre.

Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell

CAB_phonenumberchangeOur telephone advice number is changing from 1 April 2017 call 0300 330 1164
BT Text Relay for deaf and hard of hearing callers 0344 411 1445
It’s open longer hours – now Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm. It’s a local rate number (mobile rates may differ). It’s run locally, with support from national Citizens Advice www.caee.org.uk

Struggling with problems? Don't know who can help? If you have issues in housing, consumer, welfare benefits, debt, employment, health, etc we can help and advise you.

We are charity staffed by skilled and trained advice volunteers and we provide a free, confidential, independent and impartial services to the local community.

Phone us on 0300 330 1164 or visit us at The Old Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 CAB advice poster5AG, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.

WEA employability skills programme

WEAEmployabilityprogrammeIntroduction to volunteering
Fridays 10 - 24 March; 1pm- 4pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Emma Hall; Course ref: C3740989; Price: £39
Topics include: Identifying your transferable skills, effective communication skills, volunteering roles and boundaries, benefits of volunteering, safeguarding, interview tips.

Beginners computer course      
Thursdays 20 April- 25 May; 10am- 12pm
The Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom
Tutor: Gill Futcher; Course ref: C3741022; Price: £39
Topics include: Using the mouse and keyboard, using the internet for everyday purposes.

Introduction to working with vulnerable adults (City & Guilds accredited course)
Tuesdays 18 April - 2 May; 10am- 1pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Emma Hall; Course ref: C3740997; Price: £27 + £10.70 registration fee
Topics include: Safeguarding, identifying and developing skills  needed to work with vulnerable adults.

Introduction to working in healthcare, adult care and child care (City & Guilds accredited course)
Tuesdays 16 May- 11 July; 10am-1pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Emma Hall; Course Ref: C3741020; Price: £81 + £10.70 registration fee
Topics include: introduction to the various roles within the care industries, safeguarding, developing essential skills, identifying transferable skills.

All courses are free to those receiving income related benefits. To enrol or for further information visit www.wea.org.uk  or Freephone: 0800 328 1060. For an informal discussion call Sam Johnson on 07825 112798 or e-mail samanthajohnson@wea.org.uk 

WEA adult education courses

Spring and summer programmeWEAadulteducation

Adult Yoga - all abilities
Mondays March 27 - July 10 (excluding half terms and bank holidays); 10am-11am
The Pavilion, Gibraltar Recreation Ground, Ewell KT17 1XN
Tutor: Jackie Coleman; Course ref: C3740986; Price: £50 (10 sessions). Please bring your own yoga mat and drinking water.

Getting to know your iPad
Tuesdays 18 April - 16 May; 1.30pm - 4pm
The Ebbisham Centre; Epsom
Tutor: Gill Futcher; Course ref: C3741000; Price: £65

Spring flower arranging
Thursdays 20 April - 18 May; 10am - 12.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Karen Livermore; Course ref: C3740953; Price: £65 + £7 to tutor for first lesson's resources. Own flowers used thereafter.

Women in art
Thursdays 20 April - 25 May; 6.30pm - 8.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Kerry van der Schraft; Course ref: C3740960; Price: £65

Dress making
Fridays 21 April - 26 May (excluding 5 May); 12noon - 2.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Joanne Angus; Course ref: C3740987; Price: £65

An introduction to archaeology
Saturdays 22 April - 13 May; 2pm - 5pm
Leatherhead Institute
Tutor: Michael Pengelly; Course ref: C3740958; Price: £65

Learn to quilt
Fridays 09 June - 07 July; 12noon - 2.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre; Epsom
Tutor: Joanne Angus; Course ref: C3740988; Price: £65

For more information contact WEA East Surrey on 01737 225100, email: eastsurrey@wea.org.uk, booking: 0800 328 1060, online: www.wea.org.uk 

MaryFrances Trust activities

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For information on all activities please visit www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk

One to One Support sessions
Regular sessions
The Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, KT19 9HG
To book your appointment please contact lenny@maryfrancestrust.org.uk or christine@maryfrancestrust.org.uk or please see contact info below. The appointments are open to anyone who needs support with emotional wellbeing.

Men's wellbeing group
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month; 12.30pm - 2.30pm
The Art Room, The Brickfield Centre, Epsom
To find out more please contact Stephen Honey at stephen@maryfrancestrust.org.uk or call 07961 478 625. Alternatively you can just turn up on the day.

Badminton Inclusion - 6 week course!
Starts Tuesday 7 March; 2pm-3pm
Rainbow Leisure Centre, East Street, Epsom KT17 1BN
Cost £3 per session.

Yoga 8 week course to help reduce stress, anxiety and build self confidence
Thursdays - Feb 23; Mar 02, 09, 16, 30; Apr 06, 20 and 27; 10.15am - 11.30am
The Wisley Room, Church House, St Martin's Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
Places are limited to 10 people. £3 per session or £20 in advance for 8 sessions. To find out more or to book a place please see contact info below.

To book your place for any of the above please contact Mary Frances Trust on 01372 375400, text 07929 024 722 or email: info@maryfrancestrust.org.uk

Volunteer with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

An opportunity to volunteer with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for the graves and memorials of 1.7m people who died in the two World Wars, in 23,000 sites around the world, in over 150 countries, on behalf of six Commonwealth Governments. Brookwood Military Cemetery is one of those sites.

This year is the Commission’s centenary and Brookwood Military Cemetery (MC) has been chosen to showcase the Commission's history and archival treasures. The centenary exhibition will open to the public on Saturday 20 May 2017 in The Canada Building at Brookwood Military Cemetery and remain open for six months.

The Commission are seeking volunteers to work with a great team in a role that will be indoors as well as outdoors. There will be a number of different volunteer opportunities; for example, a steward within the exhibition, give tours of the cemetery, support the Commission's staff at a particular event, get involved in one of the Commission's community engagement groups or simply spread the word about the CWGC, the centenary exhibition and Brookwood MC. The Commission will provide training and induction to volunteers.

If you are interested in helping, please contact the Commission as soon as possible at community@cwgc.org to find out more.

Your Council

Council meetings: March - April 2017

MARCH 2017

21      Community & Wellbeing Committee

23      Health Liaison Panel

April 2017

04      Strategy & Resources Committee

11      Audit, Crime & Disorder and Scrutiny Committee

12      Planning Committee

19      Epsom & Walton Downs Conservators (6pm)

20      Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

24      Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee (10am at Nonsuch Mansion House)

25      Council

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 www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

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

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

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Jobs at the Council

EEBC logoFor information on latest jobs and vacancies visit the Jobs page on the Council's website:

http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/jobs

You can also visit the Epsom & Ewell pages at www.surreyjobs.info

Contact Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Website: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk  
Tel: 01372 732000
Text: 07950 080202
Email: contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk  

Borough Insight is published by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council for residents in the Borough. For more information and to view the current issue of the magazine visit:

http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/borough-insight

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.

Tel: 01372 732000.
Email: boroughinsight@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

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