Borough Insight

In this issue....

While it’s still not clear what the weather holds for the year's first bank holiday, there’s a plethora of activities in and around the borough this Easter-tide - see the Spotlight and What's on sections for more.

If it's March, it means the annual Surrey Youth Games has kicked off! Registration has now opened for the free training sessions that start next month. This is a fantastic opportunity for the borough's youth to try a sport they may not have previously considered with free training.

March also brings the unwelcome delivery of the year's council tax bills. Following the report last month about the council budget being agreed by your representatives, this issue we look at how the money is divided between us, the police and the county council and what we spend it on.

In the recent paper issue of Borough Insight, we highlighted the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Epsom Salts in water from Epsom Common. The well on which the subsequent industry and spa town was based still exists (funnily enough in the area now known as the Wells). Christ Church Epsom Common start the marking of the anniversary by the local community with a well blessing as part of their Palm Sunday celebration. All are welcome - details in the Spotlight section.

And while our thoughts are with Easter and we are all looking forward to the Easter Bunny laden down with the essential cuisine of the season to share, our team in Environmental Health have asked us to highlight that, if you are having an Easter egg hunt, please ensure you clear up any unfound chocolate as chocolate does not agree with wildlife or pets.




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