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While the seriously hot weather this summer may be just a memory, the forecast is for mild, even warm, conditions for the whole of September. So why not get out and take advantage of some of the great events taking place in the great outdoors within the borough?

We have the annual Round the Borough Hike and Nonsuch Park open day this month, as well as a plethora of community events. We’re also hosting the Royal British Legion’s celebrations of the anniversary of the end of WW1 with a concert and picnic in Bourne Hall Park.

Residents in Nonsuch ward should have now received their poll cards for the by-election in their ward. This will be taking place on 20 September – the rest of us will have to wait until May next year for the borough-wide local election.

However you won’t be able to vote if you don’t confirm your details on the Electoral Register the annual canvass is now underway, and we take a look at what that means in the Key Facts section.

One of the subjects that has caused many residents to contact their elected representatives has been the high number of unauthorised encampments within the Borough this summer – in the spotlight section we take a look at this contentious issue.

News

Nominate your local sporting hero today!

SportsAwardsDo you know a local sporting hero that deserves to be recognised? Nominate them today for the Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards 2018. Nominations close on Sunday 9 September.

In the last year have you been, inspired by a local athlete? Impressed by a volunteer? Motivated by a coach? Proud of what your club or team have achieved? If you know a local sporting hero that deserves to be recognised, show your appreciation and nominate them for this year's Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards. Find out more and nominate at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/sportsawards

The Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards are organised by Epsom & Ewell Sports and Leisure Council, in partnership with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council and will be held on Tuesday 16 October at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The Awards celebrate the sporting achievements, dedication, commitment and excellence in the borough over the last 12 months. The 10 awards on offer, recognise the borough's local sporting talent as well as rewarding local volunteers, coaches and clubs. Each award is sponsored by a local organisation or business:

Award

Sponsor

Young Volunteer of the Year

Surrey Playing Fields

Volunteer of the Year

Epsom & Ewell Colts Football Club

Disability Sports Award

Epsom & Ewell Football Club

Young Sports Team of the Year

AFC Ewell

Sports Team of the Year

Epsom Golf Club

Coach of the Year

Active Surrey

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Epsom Gymnastics & Trampoline Club

Sports Personality of the Year

Better

Outstanding Service to Sport Award

The Rotary Club of Epsom

Sports Club of the Year

The Royal Automobile Club

 

By-election Nonsuch ward

Following the death of Councillor David Wood this summer, we will be holding a borough by-election for a seat in Nonsuch ward.

This only affects households in that ward who should have now received their polling cards.

Nonsuch ward in the east of the borough has three seats on the council. 4,500 local residents will be eligible to vote in the by-election which will take place on 20 September.

We have published the names of those standing on our website. These are

  • Julian Freeman (Liberal Democrat)
  • Rosalind Godson (Labour)
  • Colin Keane (Residents Association)
  • Alastair Whitby (Conservative)

Electoral rules mean we are unable to publish the candidates aspirations or party manifestos within this newsletter.

The formal information about the by-election can be found on our website - here

Epsom Common, essential work

Epsom Common is a site of special scientific interest and is designated a local nature reserve, both status give various protections to this much loved green space.Epsom Common

However the area has not always had this level of protection.

Back in the early 1940's, an essential service pipeline was laid under the Common. This runs under some of the main pathways. In the 1970's the pipeline was renewed and is inspected.

The operator has recently advised us that where our vehicles cross the pipeline it could be damaged. As a precautionary measure we are therefore strengthening the paths where they cross the service pipeline.

This will be undertaken over the next few months.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the work some paths will have to be closed and, while there will be diversions, these may be a little bit rougher than the main paths (eg grass tracks). The Stew Pond car park will also have to be closed for a period.

We apologise for the inconvenience but the work is important to protect the Common and we have timed the activity so that it takes the least amount of time and takes place outside the main summer holiday period.  

Levy money aids local projects

Councillors have chosen to allocate nearly £250,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy receipts on a selection of projects within Epsom and Ewell.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows the Council to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the borough and is used to support new physical and social infrastructure and also to improve existing facilities. Under legislation, 80% of total CIL collected has to be allocated towards borough wide infrastructure and up to 5% towards administration.

In addition, at least 15% of levy receipts must be spent on priorities that have to be agreed with the local community. This 15% is often referred to as the ‘neighbourhood portion’ of the levy.

In Epsom and Ewell, councillors were able to bid for these funds from the neighbourhood portion of the levy for projects within their wards, with successful bids selected by a committee of councillors.

The successful projects are:

  • Green Lanes stream clearance                               £15,000
  • Woodcote Green bus shelter                                   £35,640
  • Court Rec canopy for children’s play area               £21,240
  • Horton Country Park path restoration                      £56,000
  • East Street trees                                                      £23,000
  • Station Approach street improvements                   £30,035
  • West Street footpath additional street lighting         £53,900
  • Auriol Park Table Tennis tables                               £14,845

This is the first year councillors have been able to allocate funds under the new CIL process. The successful bids include leisure, environmental and infrastructure projects in seven of the borough wards.Local councillors nominated projects for funding in their respective wards based on discussion with local people. However many of the local projects, such as a new and modern bus shelter to the rear of Epsom General Hospital and the restoration of footpaths in Horton Country Park, will benefit residents across the borough too.

Let there be light!

Councillors have agreed the expenditure of £50,000 to improve lighting in Court Recreation Ground in Epsom and Poole Road Recreation Ground in Ewell.

The council continues to invest in facilities to help residents of all ages be active and the new LED lighting will extend the use of the outdoor facilities over the winter months.

court recCourt Recreation Ground includes an astro turf pitch, five football pitches, a bowling green, three tennis courts an outdoor gym trail, a children’s play area and an area for older children.

Poole Road Recreation Ground (also known as King George V Playing Fields) includes an athletics track, two football pitches, two tennis courts, a basketball court, a children’s play area and an area for older children and a multi-use games area. The park also hosts a boxing club, a gymnastics club, a running club and an inclusive cycle group.

As light pollution is a concern, a trial was undertaken at both sites to measure lux levels (lux is a unit used to measure the intensity of light hitting a surface and is used in lighting design), under guidance by Sport England regarding levels of light for football pitches and athletics tracks.

It is important to maintain the quality of our outdoor sports and recreational facilities and if we encourage more people to use them for more hours in the day that adds to the wellbeing of our residents.  Whilst increasing the use of these facilities, the introduction of the latest technology will also see a reduction in both light pollution and the running costs of lighting at both parks.

Improved lighting in these parks is another element of our policy to ensure our borough remains welcoming and safe, and any increased usage of the parks in the evening will add to that feeling of safety.

Landlords urged to register for licences as law changes

The council is urging landlords of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) to apply for a licence before new national legislation comes into force on Monday 1 October 2018.

Currently, compulsory licensing only covers HMO properties of three storeys or more. However, the new regulations will cover all HMO properties.HMO

The definition of an HMO is when toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities are shared with tenants comprising five or more people forming at least two households. In this context a household is either a single person or members of the same family who live together.

Within Epsom & Ewell the most common use of HMO's are for student accommodation but there are others.

HMOs make a valuable contribution to local housing, as they offer a more economically accessible form of housing for many people on low or moderate incomes. There are strict standards regarding licensed HMOs that landlords must follow, which are enforced by our environmental health team.

Landlords of HMOs are urged to get in touch with the council as soon as possible, so licences can be granted well before the new law comes into effect.

If landlords are not sure whether the new law will apply to them our Environmental Health team can offer advise and/or there is more detail about the new legislation on the Governments website.

Failure to hold the correct licence by 1 October will be a criminal offence.

For more information and to apply please see our website - www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Bourne Hall IS open!

Bourne Hall library is currently closed but the rest of Bourne Hall remains open and as vibrant as ever!

The dance, drama, film and music collections from the Surrey Performing Arts Library are currently being relocated to Bourne Hall library and as result the library (and only the library) is closed until the 11 September. 

Surrey Performing Arts Library has been based in Denbies wine estate for many years, run by the county council. In March, a charity, NewSPAL, was formed to take on the operational responsibility for the library. NewSPAL is currently preparing a business plan for the Performing Arts Library which will be presented to the county council this autumn.

 

Help prevent fly-tipping

Flytipping3Surrey residents and businesses are being urged to be vigilant when employing traders to dispose of their waste or risk fines of up to £400.

Although a rogue trader may fly-tip the waste, it could still be whoever employs them that is fined. To avoid prosecution, residents and businesses must ensure they use a registered waste carrier and ask them how and where they intend to dispose of waste, get a receipt and avoid traders who knock on doors or advertise on websites like Facebook and Gumtree.

Fly-tippers can face fines of up to £50,000 and imprisonment of up to twelve months if convicted. They are also at risk of being sentenced to unpaid community service or having their vehicle crushed. In January this year, following a successful prosecution by this council, a Mitcham fly-tipper was fined £1,980 after dumping waste on Epsom Common, one of Surrey’s largest nature reserves.

If you see someone fly-tipping, please report it on our website at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

To find out how to check if a trader is licensed and for more information on fly-tipping visit www.recycleforsurrey.org.ukFlytipping1

Spotlight on

Unauthorised encampments

This summer has seen a large increase in the number of unauthorised encampments, not just in this borough and Surrey but across the south east. There may be a number of reasons for this, including recent changes in the law in the Republic of Ireland and a growing lack of authorised transient camping places in this part of England as land gets developed.

Travellers have a right to live a nomadic lifestyle. A nomadic lifestyle means travelling around and staying in different places to earn a living.

Gypsies have been a part of our society for hundreds of years; Romany Gypsies have lived in the UK for over 500 years. Gypsies and Travellers fought and died for this country during both world wars.

Within Epsom and Ewell we have two permanent Traveller sites and, because of the historical connection between the Traveller communities and the borough, there is also a significant number of Traveller households residing here in permanent housing.

While there is an assumption by some that Travellers don’t pay taxes, all Gypsies and Travellers living on a local authority or privately owned site pay council tax and VAT on their gas, electricity, etc. While those living on unauthorised encampments, generally speaking, do not pay council tax nor do they receive the bulk of services received by those permanently living in the borough. Everyone within the UK pays tax on their purchases and petrol.

Unauthorised encampments are encouraged in areas where there are employment opportunities; eg homeowners employing casual workers for building work, tree cutting, tarmac laying, waste removal, etc.

We fully recognise the disquiet, inconvenience and anxiety caused when an unauthorised encampment takes place in our parks or our other land and we aim to remove the encampment as quickly as possible. We have to do this within the law and there are a set of procedures laid down by the government that we have to follow. This can takes days, or even in exceptional circumstances weeks – you can see what these are on our website - here.

Trespass is not a criminal act and the police do not generally get involved in unauthorised encampments unless there is criminal activity (which like in the rest of society only happens in a very small number of occasions).

Some local authorities have recently started taking out ‘global’ injunctions to try and prevent unauthorised encampments, this is expensive, is time limited and not necessarily effective. We are in contact with some of these authorities to monitor their success.

With the higher number of unauthorised encampments this summer, we are also looking at increasing preventative measures, making it more difficult to get onto our land in the first place. There is a cost associated with this and the decision on where our limited funds can be spent will ultimately be decided by your elected councillors.

The government is currently consulting with various bodies to understand if changes should be made to current legislation around the subject of unauthorised encampments and we have submitted input into the consultation.

 

What's On

Events across Epsom and 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

Charity Car Boot Sale supported by AutoTest, Ewell in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund
Sundays 16 & 30 September; 7.30am - 12.30pm
Cars £10, Small vans, MPV and 4WD £12, larger vans from £15, Trailers £3 each. Refreshments available. Toilets on site; main bus route - buses stop outside.  All entrance monies and vehicle fees will go towards the purchase of medical equipment for Epsom General Hospital which will benefit the local community. All profits from individual sales are for sellers to keep. No booking necessary. Hard standing so not cancelled due to rain. Do come along and support us either as a buyer or seller and who knows you might find that certain item you were looking for. Tell your friends! Help us help you! For more information visit www.emef.org.uk

September 2018

Surrey Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society Flower Show
Sunday 9 September; 2pm - 4.30pm
Toyota (GB) PLC, Burgh Heath off Reigate Road
Entrance free. Fabulous displays of dahlias and chrysanthemums. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.

Epsom Camera Club - Open evening
Monday 10 September; 8pm - 10pm
Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom KT19 9HG
Enjoy photography? Then come along to your local camera club's open evening. New members and visitors welcome. For more info visit www.epsomcc.org.uk

Ewell Horticultural Association - Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
Tuesday 11 September; 8pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
A talk by Dr Timothy Utteridge. Admission, members £3; visitors £4 includes refreshments and raffle. For more info see www.ewellhortassn.co.uk

Epsom Garden Society Autumn Show
Saturday 15 September; 2pm - 4pm
St Martin's Junior School, Ashley Road, Epsom
Free admission and parking. Plant sale, raffle, refreshments.

A day for all - Creatures Great and SmallADayForAll
Saturday 22 September; 12noon - 6.30pm
St Mary's Ewell
A day for children and adults to enjoy a variety of activities including: Nature Trail; Pets as Therapy; Surrey Wildlife Trust; Bugs Hotel; Secrets of the Beehive; Mouse Trail; Owls; Chi Kung; hotography competition; crafts for children; children's singalong and Swop Shop. For more info and the full event programme visit www.stmarysewell.com or call the Parish Office on 020 8393 2643.

Ewell Horticultural Association's Autumn Show
Saturday 22 September; 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH
Free admission. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the displays of autumn flowers at Ewell Horticultural Association's final Show of 2018.There will also be classes for cookery and floral art plus plants, bulbs and garden sundries for sale. For more info see www.ewellhortassn.co.uk 

This month at the Epsom Playhouse

Music

MGM the Musicals -  Wednesday 5 September - Award winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the story of the magical MGM musicals - from their humble beginnings at the start of the talkies in 1929.Faith

Bye Bye Baby - Thursday 6 September -  Back by popular demand, Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease.

Beyond Faith - Saturday 8 September - this tribute to George Michael is a brilliant spectacle and journey through the musical legend’s hits.  This year celebrates 31 years of the landmark album ‘Faith’.  Experience this multi-award album played live, in full, along with some of his other hits including the incredible Wham songs.

Genesis Connected - Thursday 13 September - This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Genesis Connected celebrates the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.

The Roy Orbison Story - Friday 14 September -  He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music.  Barry Steele takes on the role with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the ‘Big O’.

An evening of musical variety - Sunday 16 September - In aid of The Friends of The Royal Marsden Sutton and Tenovus Cancer Care, with a donation to the South East Cancer Support Group. Featuring a brass quintet, opera singers, acoustic singer songwriters, a harp ensemble, three performers and the Sutton Sing With Us Choir. Stones

Clare Teal and her TRIO - Thursday 20 September – Swings the Thing; a celebration of popular music from award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal. Clare’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. Upbeat and uplifting to the extreme, guaranteeing a night to be remembered.

The Counterfeit Stones -  Friday 21 September - The Counterfeit Stones are more than a tribute to the Rolling Stones, they're a complete re-enactment. The theatre production is essentially a mockumentary of the Rolling Stones' colourful history from 1962. The repertoire, instruments and clothes faithfully match those of the originals, and the show has been affectionately described as a masterpiece in 'fraud rock and hooky nostalgia'.

Comedy

Instant Sunshine - Sunday 9 September -  Best known for their long association with BBC Radio’s Stop the Week, Instant Sunshine’s unique and original humorous songs, laden with self-parody, have delighted audiences at home and abroad for decades. As a musical comedy team they have been described as brightening up the dullest of days with their timeless entertainment.

Joe Pasquale - Wednesday 19 September -  Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens on ‘New Faces’  and now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour ‘A Few Of His Favourite Things’; a celebration of his best cack, plus some surprises on the way!  Let your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again.

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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly - Saturday 22 September - I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... but The People’s Theatre Company do! Now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life. Come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.

Talks

Benedict Allen
- Sunday 23 September – the adventurer-explorer tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.

For full information and to make a booking online visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk or call (01372) 742555 / 742227 or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram @EpsomPlayhouse

Round the Borough Hike - it's back!

If you haven't registered already, register today for the popular Round the Borough Hike, Saturday 8 September.walk

Now in its seventh year, this predominantly off road 20 miles walk offers the chance to explore the diverse open spaces within Epsom and Ewell.

Are you up for the challenge? Setting off from Horton Country Park at 8.30am; the challenge is to complete the full 20 mile route in one day! The family friendly route takes between six to nine hours depending on length and frequency of breaks (and visits to local hostelries)! You can complete the hike at your own pace or set yourself a challenge to achieve a milestone.

Certificates will be awarded to those completing the full 20 miles. Those who completed the Round the Borough Bike earlier in the year and go on to complete the Hike will also get a special keepsake.

Some of last year’s participants who took part in the Hike even raised money for charity. This year's participants are once again invited to raise money for a charity of their choice.

Participants must wear suitable footwear as the route covers a variety of terrain and is uneven in places; and be prepared for the weather. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, bikes, roller blades/skates are not permitted for the Hike and dogs must be kept on a lead and under control.

The route is available to download and view on a smartphone - this is not essential as for the day, the route is fully marshalled, signposted and physical maps are available.

While the there is no charge to take part, we do ask that you register in advance, so that we know how many are coming and can be suitably prepared.

All the information you need, including registration and the smartphone app can be found at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/rbhb

Nonsuch Park open day

Nonsuch open dayThe park is hosting its annual open day, where some of the groups who use the park showcase what they do and how you can join in.

The A-Z of user groups will all be present from apiculture and BMX bikers to the Nonsuch Voles and walking groups (okay so not quite A-Z but close)!

Don't miss this free event! A great day out for the whole family at our favourite park.

Heritage open days

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE

Within Epsom and Ewell, we are aware of the following - note these are not organised by us, please pay particular attention to any requirements requested by the organisers.

Horton Chapel
Saturday 8 September; 10am - 4pm

Horton Chapel, Haven Way, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 7HA

Pre-booking required - There are a limited number of spaces, booked on a first-come first-served basis. See:  http://www.hortonchapelproject.org/heritageopenday

Take a look inside grade II-listed Horton Chapel - the last surviving chapel of Epsom's vast, Hortonpioneering Victorian psychiatric hospital cluster - before renovation work begins to transform it into an exciting venue for arts and culture. Horton Chapel, also known as Harewood Hall, was built in 1901 by Victorian architect G T Hine, famed for designing what were then called asylums. It was the asylum chapel for Horton Hospital. This impressive building has been vacant for several decades and has recently been saved by a bid from a group of local residents with a vision to renovate the chapel and run it as a not-for-profit centre for arts and culture, including a multimedia exhibition on the history of the 1000-acre psychiatric hospital cluster, and the people who lived and worked there.

On Heritage Open day, visitors will be able to hear about the history of the building and its context in treatment of, and attitudes towards, mental health and disabilities. 

Access: There are no toilets or facilities of any kind on site. The building itself is partially wheelchair accessible but the ground around the site is currently very uneven with long grass and no path. There is no parking on-site. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult.

Nonsuch Mansion House
Sunday 9 September; 9am - 4pm
Off Cheam Rd/Ewell Rd A232 at Cheam Gate on corner, park and walk 200 ydsNonsuch

As part of Nonsuch Open Day, visit Nonsuch Mansion House and see what life was like below stairs in this building designed by Jeffrey Wyatt in 1802. Rooms open include the kitchen, sculleries, pastry and game larders, and the wet and dry laundries. Exhibition of rare stained glass from over 400 years.

Ewell Court House
Sunday 9 September; 11am - 3.30pm
Ewell Court Avenue, off Kingston Road (westbound lane only) down Ewell Court Avenue and follow signs at foot
A nouveau-riche Victorian couple, Henry Bridges and his bride Edith, transformed this 17th-century mansion into a small country house in 1879, with gun store and billiard room. It feels as if the butler, cook, and housemaids could come back at any minute.

Durdans Riding School
Friday 14, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Monday 17 September; 9am - 12noon

Off Chalk Lane, access from Woodcote Road: KT18 7AX
A rare chance to visit the historic racing stables of Lord Rosebery, the racing Prime Minister, used as a stud from 1874 until his death in 1929. Here were bred or trained eleven horses that won Classics including three Derby winners. See the Grade II* listed Indoor Riding School built in 1881 – possibly the last one still in equestrian use. Built by George Devey, pioneer of the English vernacular style, it boasts Dutch gables and diaper-patterned brickwork. Visitors will also have the chance to see the newly restored graves of the four Epsom-trained horses that have won the Derby – Amato, Ladas, Sir Visto and Cicero.

St Mary the Virgin, Cuddington
Saturday 15 September:; 11am - 5pm
The Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 7HL
A chance to see inside St Mary’s Church, designed by local architect John Alick Thomas and opened in 1895; Victorian and modern stained glass; walk-round leaflet; display about St Mary’s. Special exhibition: Women of Worcester Park, Cuddington, Old Malden and North Cheam through the centuries; ‘400 Years of Worcester Park’ exhibition.

Woodcote Park
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September; 9am - 10am and 10.30am - 11.30am
Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Wilmer hatchLane, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7EW
Visit Woodcote Park, home to the world-famous Royal Automobile Club where you will see the recently renovated Motor House – winner of the 2017 Surrey Heritage Awards – before enjoying a guided tour of some of the historic clubhouse and grounds. Due to the nature of the property and how it has evolved, large parts of this tour are outside in the splendid grounds so outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. Pre-booked guided tours (25 people per tour) only, go to https://woodcoteparktours.eventbrite.co.uk

Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club

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Saturday 8 September; 1pm - 2.30pm
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 the resident Gladiators demonstrate their skills. Will it be thumbs up or thumbs down? Are you brave enough to survive the arena? Come and learn how to be a gladiator and put your new-found skills into practice. Will you be a Murmillo, Secutor or perhaps a Provocator? Was it really history’s most deadly sport?

Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history. Sessions 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: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk Visit What's On at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

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

Explore Epsom and Ewell

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

Countryside guided walks

Bow Saws & Broomsticks!
Sunday 7 October; 2pm-5pm
Join one of our countryside team for an early autumn stroll around Horton Country Park local nature service and discover the vital work of volunteers in helping manage the reserve. Meet at the Information Centre adjacent to the public car park.

All guided walks are with a member of our countryside team and take approximately 2.5-3 hours and can cover up to 3 miles. Walks cost £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (16yrs or under). 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. To book a place please contact one of our Countryside Team, email: contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk phone: 01372 732000 or visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk 

Epsom Common Association walks
This series of free nature walks on Epsom Common are organised by the Epsom Common Association. They are led by local experts and are an excellent way to discover some of the many birds, insects and wildflowers that can be found on the Common.

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Sunday 9 September; 10.30am - 12.30pm
Join Dick Alder and Mike Waterman of the West Weald Fungus Recording Group to find, identify and record the varying and interesting types of fungus to be found on Epsom Common.

Meet at the Stew Pond car park noticeboard at 2pm, Christ Church Road, B280, Epsom. Wear suitable footwear and clothing to suit weather conditions, walks will last 2-3 hours. For more information visit: www.epsomcommon.org.uk

Epsom and Ewell health walks
Epsom and Ewell health walks cater for all abilities. There are shot beginners walks on Mondays for those who are just getting back into exercise. There are also hour long walks on Wednesdays and Sundays for anyone who would like to walk a little further and at a faster pace. Walks are free and there is no need to book. You can just turn up at your chosen venue and join in.

For more information and to view the programme of walks visit www.epsomandewellhealthwalks.org.uk/

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Celebrating the end of WW1

Sunday 23 September WW1 end

A day in Bourne Hall Park celebrating the end of First World War

In the morning from 10am-1.30pm, Bourne Hall Museum will be giving some idea of what life was like for the men at the front with demonstrations and re-enactors.

There will be a celebration concert in the afternoon from 2pm-4pm, rejoicing in the end of the war.

Organised by the Royal British Legion and featuring:

  • Epsom Light Opera Company
  • Epsom Male Voice Choir
  • Ewell Castle School
  • Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men
  • Oatlands Park Pipe Band
  • Sandra Gayer, Soprano
  • St Mary's Ewell, Parish Choir

Culminating in an audience led singalong.

Entry by £2 donation, raising funds for the Royal British Legion.

Dress up in your best red, white and blue, dust off your Union Jack blanket, bing along a picnic and join in!

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move inside.

For more info check out the What's on section at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

 

Surrey Wedding Show at Bourne Hall

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Energize Epsom and Ewell

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#DYK: 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. 

For sport opportunities taking place across the borough visit our website - www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk There's something for everyone!

Follow @epsomewellbc on Instagram! For sporting and leisure opportunities throughout the year; scenic images of your borough's countryside and a showcase featuring our very own Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2018 Young Ambassador team! If you have had sporting success or have some wonderful images of your walks out and about in the borough do tag us in your pics using #yourepsomewell

Keeping Children Safe in SportKeepingChildrenSafeinSport
Monday 1 October; 7pm - 9.30pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Cost: £5.00 (covers venue hire and light refreshments)
Book at: bit.ly/SafeInSport
A multi-sport event supporting club welfare officers in sports clubs and organisations across Surrey as part of Parents in Sports Week.
The list of guest speakers will cover topics such as:
• Child Sexual Exploitation
• A Guide To Understanding Mental Health
• How To Manage Spectator Behaviour
• Online Safety
• Guide To Radicalisation
• The Prevent Strategy

Join Ebbisham Sports Club’s Social Rackets Morning

Jo Robinson, Ebbisham Sports Club Development & Membership Co-ordinator, took some time to tell us about Ebbisham Sports Club’s weekly rackets sessions.

What sports are involved in Ebbisham Sports Club’s Social Racket mornings?
Badminton, squash, racketball, tennis, touchtennis, tabletennis and pickleball (from America!). All the equipment is provided for each sport.

Who are the sessions for?
For adult men and women of any age and ability, but particularly those wanting social games in a friendly club environment.

Why do you think the sessions have proved so popular?
These morning sessions give parents, part-time/flexi-hour workers or semi and retired people an opportunity to learn and play a variety of racket sports with others of a similar standard. It is also a chance for adults to get back into sports they may have played previously for fun and health reasons, rather than competition. The sessions can improve participants’ physical, mental and social well-being if continued on a regular basis.

When do the sessions take place? EbbishamSportsClubSocialRackets
Thursday mornings from 9.30am-12noon. There is an optional break where participants are free to have a chat halfway through!

How much experience do you need to take part?
No experience is necessary. We welcome complete beginners or those who have played before.  Everyone is very friendly and games are setup to mix all abilities.

What would you say to someone who said they worry they might not be fit enough to take part?
Some of the racket sports like pickleball and tabletennis are very gentle exercise and you can do as much or as little as you wish. Some people play for an hour and then spend the rest of the time chatting over coffee whilst others last the whole two and a half hours without a break! However, coming regularly will definitely improve physical strength, balance, co-ordination and fitness.

How can people find out more?
By calling Jo or Lorna in the Ebbisham Office on 01372 720647 or via email at admin@ebbisham.com. You can also take a look at our website or Facebook page for more info.

Are there any special offers potential members could take advantage of?
We currently have a ‘Bring a Friend’ offer where two people can participate for the price of one. We also have occasional open days where we waive the usual joining fees.

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 September. Takes place on the first Sunday of the month from 9.30am - 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

Annual Canvass

Each year, by law, we have to conduct an annual canvass of the borough in order to update the electoral register. AnnualCanvas_Twitter

As part of this we must contact every home to find out if there are any changes to the household so we can remove the details of people who no longer live there and invite new occupants to register individually.

During the canvass period, we will:

  • deliver a form to all homes within the borough - this went out during August.
  • deliver a reminder to properties who do not respond
  • send canvassers to properties to encourage residents to complete the forms ( this is usually in the evenings or at weekend to ensure that we can reach as many residents as possible) - all canvassers will have proof of identity
  • encourage people who have never registered or who have recently moved to register to vote at their current address

With local borough council elections taking place in Epsom and Ewell in May 2019, this is an important opportunity for you to ensure you can take part. If your name is not on the electoral register, you won't be able to vote in any elections or referendums (Brexit #2, anyone?)!

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details. Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 94% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 40% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

You must register each time you move. Paying council tax does not mean you are automatically added to the Register of Electors.

Please remember that you are required by law to complete and return the form, even if you are not eligible to vote in the UK, or if you are already registered and are on the register. Failure to return the completed form is an offence, which could lead to a fine of up to £1,000.

If you’re not currently registered to vote, the easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or we’ll send you a registration form in the post.

For further information on the annual canvass for Epsom and Ewell visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

For more information about registering to vote visit the Electoral Commission's website www.yourvotematters.co.uk

Your Community

Out and about in the community

Interested in volunteering?

Age Concern Epsom & Ewell is an independent community charity working with older people in the borough.
Volunteer drivers needed! For our medical transport service. Many older people worry about how they will get to medical appointments and who will help them once they are there. Could you drive our clients to their medical appointments, stay with them and then take them home? Once a week, once a month - whenever you can! Our volunteer drivers are kind, helpful and patient. If you can help please contact Liz Hope for more information about volunteering on phone: 01372 732458 or email: liz.hope@ageconcernepsom.org.uk
A men's group opportunity: Are you 65+ and living in the borough? Would you like to meet likeminded men to share activities of your choice? We are here to enable you to do this! Call Ian on 01372 732463 or email: ian.parsons@ageconcernepsom.org.uk

The Sunnybank Trust - Friends to those with a learning disability
If only we could make more people smile! Volunteers needed for: Buddying, Advocacy, Fundraising, Social Clubs, Penpals. Contact Felicity, telephone: 01372 749871 or email: enquiries@sunnybanktrust.org For more info visit www.sunnybanktrust.org

For when you need support

Learn English - join a free course!
Starts September - Thursdays; 9.30am-11.30am (term time only)
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ
Course lasts 24 weeks. Free childcare facility available by agreement. A course for beginners. Learn to write, read and speak English. Gain confidence and meet other people learning English. For more information and to join the course speak to Nanette, ETHOS Employment and Learning Advisor, phone: 07904 908871.

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

Drugs stopped working? Time to draw the line? We can help!
Fridays; 7.30pm-8.45pm
St Martin's Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
If you have a problem with cocaine or other drugs, we can help. Talk to Cocaine Anonymous: 0800 612 0225 (free from UK landlines); 0300 111 2285 (mobile friendly) For more info visit: www.cauk.org.uk 

Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell
Advice sessions, Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm
Ewell Foodbank, Ruxley Church, Ruxley Lane, Ewell KT19 0JG
Welfare benefits, money & credit problems, employment, education & healthcare, immigration & residency, human rights, family & personal issues. Want to know more? Visit www.caee.org.uk/uk/news or call the Foodback office on 0208 786 8221.

Action for Carers Surrey
There are new contact details for local carer support enquiries across Surrey. For more info please see: http://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/what-we-do/adult-carer-support/

Epsom & Ewell Talking Newspaper
Epsom & Ewell Talking Newspaper is a weekly free audio news service for those who have difficulty reading. The Newspaper service includes local borough news, magazine articles and general features recorded weekly and distributed on a memory stick to local residents who are blind, partially sighted or have difficulty reading. For more information call 01372 721519 and leave a message or visit www.eetn.org.uk

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.

Leisure activities

Conquest Art - Enriching the lives of people with disabilities
Conquest Art is a charity that work with those whose life is limited by disability and health issues, working creatively can bring relief, relaxation and an improvement in wellbeing and our groups also bring the opportunity to make new friends. Why not visit one of the groups, give it a try, use your imagination and let your creativity flow! All art materials are provided and you would receive a very warm welcome. Absolutely no art experience is necessary, just come along and join the fun.

Locations and timings for our five art Groups in Cheam, Ewell, Epsom, Stoneleigh and Worcester Park:
Mondays
Ewell: 1pm - 4pm; Christ Church Ewell, Cheam Road, Ewell, KT17 1AD
Stoneleigh: 2pm - 4pm; Stoneleigh Methodist Church, Stoneleigh Crescent, Epsom KT19 0RT
Tuesdays
Epsom: 2pm - 4pm; Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5AQ
Worcester Park: 1.30pm - 3.30pm, St Mary’s Cuddington, The Avenue, Worcester Park, KT4 7HL
Thursdays
Cheam: 2pm - 4pm; St Paul’s Church Centre, Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS

Volunteers are the people who make Conquest Art possible. Could you join the team?
Your few hours a week could make a real difference to people's lives. All our art groups need a team of volunteers with a variety of different gifts from organisational skills, artistic experience to someone dealing with the money or making the tea. But most of all we need your enthusiasm.
We are currently seeking volunteer helpers willing to support our art group held at the Epsom Methodist Church every Tuesday from 2pm - 4pm. Please contact us for more information and we can arrange for you to visit the group to see what the role involves and to meet the other volunteers and members. Phone Tina on 020 3044 2731, email: enquiries@conquestart.org or visit www.conquestart.org

Stoneleigh Community Library
For information on what's on see: http://www.surreycommunity.info/stoneleighcommunitylibrary/

Try Greek dancing!
Monday evenings; 8pm - 10pm
Near Surbiton
Beginners welcome. No partner needed. £2 per evening. Contact Bryan on phone: 0208 397 0008 or email: bryan.wild@virginmedia.com

Do Yoga
Tuesdays; 6.30pm-7.30pm
The Crypt, St Martin's Church Hall, Epsom KT17 4PX
Be Strong. Be Healthy. Be Happy. For more info visit: www.doyogawithchar.com

Green Man Sword - sword dancing comes to Ewell village
Tuesday nights; 8pm - 10pm (Practices begin Tuesday 11 September, new dancers and musicians welcome).
Ewell Village
New members welcome - no experience necessary. Green Man Sword is a new mixed gender team dancing rapper and longsword from the North of England. For more inforamtion email: info@greenman-sword.org; phone: 07766832477 or 07979806168; website: www.greenman-sword.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenman/sword/

Banstead Tuesday Club
Tuesdays; 10.30am - 3pm
United Reformed Church, Woodmansterne Lane, Banstead SM7 2EX
A social club for people with dementia and their carer. Guest speakers, entertainers, craft activities, music and appropriate refreshment throughout the day. Come along to see if you would like ot join or contact Lyn on 07546 958299 for more information.

Summer Lovin' Choir
Evening rehearsals on Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 August; 7pm-8.30pm
Unity Hall, Epsom
Four weeks of fun and funky summer singing. Book your place now! For more info phone: 07745 852836, email: roz@theultimatevoice.org, website: www.theultimatevoice.org

'You must remember this' Sing back the memories
Wednesdays (except first Wednesday each month); 2pm-3.30pm
Stoneleigh Methodist Church, Stoneleigh Crescent KT19 0RT
Cost: £1.50 per week. Contact, Jeanne on: 07729 028850. As we get older we may develop memory problems, sometimes associated with dementia. Singing exercises body and mind and when we sing together it can revive memories and stimulate the brain whilst sharing in fun and laughter and making new friends. Everyone should be accompanied by a friend, relative or carer, who will have the opportunity to meet others in the same situation and share their experiences in a friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea. No previous singing experience is necessary, just come and enjoy yourself!

The Heart & Soul Epsom Choir
Wednesdays; 8pm - 9.30pm
Unity Hall, Depot Road, Epsom KT17 4RJ
Do you enjoy singing? Fancy a little pick-me-up every week? Then come and join us. No audition, no neeed to be able to read music - just pitch up and sing! Bring a friend if you liek and come for a free trial session. To find out more and to book your free trial session call 07745 852836, email: roz@heartandsoulchoir.com or visit www.heartandsoulchoir.co.uk

An evening of meditation
Wednesdays; 7.30pm - 8.30pm (please arrive by 7.15pm)
Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road, Ewell KT19 0EB
An introduction to meditation and mindfulness. Blankets, cushions and water will be provided. Please feel free to bring along an extra blanket. Cost £10 per session. Contact Susan Kinsey at Purple Feather to book on 07762 727 511 or email: susankinsey36@gmail.com Booking is necessary as spaces are limited.

Salsa -  For Beginners & Improvers
Wednesdays, 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.

Epsom Male Voice Choir - 'Come & Sing'
Wednesday 3 October; 7.30pm - 10pm (rehearsals every Wednesday)
United Reform Church Hall, London Road, Ewell KT17 2BE
The Choir rehearse every week and enjoy performing a wide range of songs from Show Tunes, Male Voice Classics and even tastefully arranged 'pop' songs, in addition to songs specially written by their award winning musical director. It is not a requirement to be able to read music and they learn from CDs or the computer, as well as at their rehearsals. For more info visit www.epsommalevoicechoir.org.uk or email: epsommvc@hotmail.co.uk

Phoenix Clog
Wednesday nights; 8pm-10pm (Special newcomer's introductory sessions on Wednesdays 12 & 19 September).
Viola Le Petit Dance Studio, (behind) 91 Chessington Road, West Ewell KT19 9UU
All are welcome! Lose those summer pounds by clog dancing. For more info email: dave.anders@phoenix-clog.co.uk; phone: 020 8393 9286 or visit www.phonenixclog.org

Try Morris Dancing with Ewell St Mary's Morris Men
Thursdays; 8.30pm or when you can make it
Scout Hut, 106A West Street, Ewell KT17 1XR
No experience necessary. Contact us on 0208 3974763 or 07761 824646 or email: contact@ewellmorris.co.uk or visit our website: www.ewellmorris.co.uk or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ewellmorrismen

Musical memories
Thursdays; 2pm - 3.30pm
The King's Church, Gibraltar Crescent (off Longmead Road), West Ewell KT19 9BU
Come with a friend or carer! Singing is a good physical exercise and when we sing together we listen to each other, we laugh together and we share happy moments and memories. Come and sing songs you love, new songs and songs you thought you had forgotten. A group especially for those with memory problems. For more details call Barbara on 0777 574 1994 or 01306 884 656.

D-Caf Banstead
Third Thursday of every month; 6pm - 8pm
The Banstead Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead SM7 2BQ
An evening for people who have dementia, their carers and family. Come and join our friendly group for a chatter, tea or coffee, sandwich and cake. Transport is available for people living in Epsom and Ewell. £3 charged to cover costs. Just come along or contact Lyn on 07546 958299.

Need help to get a job?

The Ethos Project - Epsom Job Hub
Every Friday; 12noon - 2pm
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ
Visit the job hub if you are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week, or ring Nanette Chandler on mobile: 07904 908871. No appointment needed. Laptops/internet for job searching, get help with online job searching, help with job applications and CVs.

Stoneleigh Job Club
Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
Stoneleigh Library, 1 The Broadway, Stoneleigh KT17 2JA
Helping you take the steps into work. This all ages Job Club is for you if you're - seeking your first job, changing your career, need help with your CV, interview skills and more. Website: www.stoneleighjobclub.co.uk, tel: 07941 231072, email: stoneleighjobclub@gmail.com, Twitter: @stoneleighjobclub, Facebook: stoneleigh job club.

Make a difference - Be a councillor in 2019

BeaCouncillorlogoWith local elections planned for May 2019, now's the time to consider if you could be your community's champion and represent them as a borough councillor for Epsom and Ewell.

If you're thinking of being a councillor, why not attend our open information evening on Tuesday 16 October at the Town Hall from 7-9pm. Register to attend this event and find out more at: www.epsom-and-ewell-councillor.eventbrite.co.uk

Check out our website where you can access a guide and find out more about how to be a councillor in 2019 at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Work Stress Solutions courses

English My Way
Starts Thursday 6 September, 10am-2.30pm
The Focus Youth Centre, 9 Depot Road, Epsom KT17 4RJ
Want to improve your English skills? Work Stress Solutions are now offering a new course which will be free for people with a low level of English. Part-time course for 24 weeks for 4 and a half hours every Thursday (refreshments will be provided).

Mental Health First Aid
Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September; 9am-4.30pm
Flinstones, Wilmerhatch Lane, Epsom KT18 7EH

Self Employment Essentials
Tuesday 18 September; 10am-1pm
The Kings Church, Gibraltar Crescent, Epsom KT19 9BU

Mindfulness Meditation
Monday 24 September; 1pm-3pm
Brickfield Centre, Portland Place, Epsom KT17 1DL

For more more info visit www.workstresssolutions.org.uk, phone: 07759303225, email: admin@workstresssolutions.org.uk

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Epsom and Ewell Community and Wellbeing Centre

Weekly activities at the Epsom and Ewell Community and Wellbeing Centre

The Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom KT19 9HG. Tel: 01372 720563, email:longmead@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Lunch is served between 11.30am and 1pm daily. We have regular cake sales, clothes sales and bi-monthly special lunches with entertainment. For more information please see our website 

Due to unforeseen circumstance, the scheduled programmes of events may change, please contact us prior to attending your first class.

Day

Time

Activity

Where

Monday

9.30am - 10.30am

Qigong Tai Chi-intermediate - Cost: £5(member) £10 (non-member)

Hall

 

10.45am - 11.45am

Keep Fit - Cost: £3 (member) £6 (non-member)

Hall

 

11am - 11.45am

Musical Bingo

Dining Room

 

12noon - 1pm

Qigong Tai Chi-beginners Cost: £5 (member) £10 (non-member)

Hall

 

1.15pm - 2.15pm

Cage Cricket - Cost: £3 (member) £6 (non-member)

Hall

 

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Soft Ball Tennis £3.00 (Members only)

Hall

 

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge

 

2pm - 3pm

Ukulele Group - Intermediate

Small Lounge

Tuesday

10.30am - 12.15pm

Chess Club

Small Lounge

 

10am - 11am

Tai Chi-intermediate - Cost: £5 (member) £10 (non-member)

Hall

 

11.15am - 12.15pm

Tai Chi-beginners - Cost: £5 (member) £10 (non-member)

Hall

 

11am - 11.45am

Table Quiz

Dining Room

 

11.15am - 12.15pm

Balance Class - Cost: £3 (member) £6 (non-member)

Park Lounge

 

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Bridge

Dining Room

 

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Card making

Small Lounge

 

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge

Wednesday

9am to 4pm

Lorna's Therapeutic Treatments -  by appointment

Counselling Room

 

10.15am - 11.45am

Line Dancing - Cost: £4 (member) £8 (non-member)

Hall

 

11.30am - 12.15pm

Activities

Park Lounge

 

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Bingo £1 per card

Dining Room

 

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge

 

2pm - 4pm

Longmead Songbirds - alternate weeks

Small Lounge

 

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Short Mat Bowls

Hall

Thursday

10am - 11am

Ukulele Group - beginners bi-weekly

Small Lounge

 

11am - 12 noon

Chair Yoga - donation

Park Lounge

 

11.15am - 12.15pm

Yang Long Form Tai-Chi - Cost: £4 (member) £8 (non-member)

Hall

 

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Short Mat Bowls

Hall

 

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge

 Friday

9.30am - 11am

Singing for Pleasure (First and third Friday)

Hall

 

By Appointment

Massage by Stella Hines. To book please call into the office

Counselling Room

 

11am - 12 noon

Yoga with Lizzie - Cost: £5 (member) £10 (non-member)

Hall

 

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tea and activities

Park Lounge

 

1.15pm - 2.30pm

Bingo £1 per card

Dining Room

 

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Art

Hall or Small Lounge

Do you need funding?

Do you have a project or activity that could benefit local people in your neighbourhood?

You could apply for up to £5,000 worth of funding through Members' Community Allocation.

For more information, visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/communityallocation

Your Council

Council meetings: September - October 2018

AUGUST 2018

No meetings.

SEPTEMBER 2018

06      Planning Committee

11      Financial Policy Panel (6.30pm)

17      Epsom and Walton Downs Consultative Committee (6pm)

25      Strategy and Resources Committee Committee

27      Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

OCTOBER 2018

04      Planning Committee

08      Epsom and Walton Downs Conservators (6pm)

09      Community and Wellbeing Committee

23      Environment and Safe Communities Committee

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

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.

Epsom and Ewell Local Committee (Surrey County Council) meeting

Date: Monday 10 September 2018

Time: 7pm

Venue: Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF

Please note the date and venue could be subject to change.

Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/epsomandewell for more details and confirmation of the venue, or contact Nicola Morris on 020 8541 9437 or email: nicola.morris@surreycc.gov.uk Follow on Twitter @EpsomLC

Surrey County Council: Epsom and Ewell Local Committee – working for you

As part of open and accessible local government, Epsom & Ewell Local Committee is encouraging residents and businesses to contribute to the local decision making process.

Consisting of five County Councillors and five Borough Councillors, the Local Committee meets four times a year to discuss and make decisions on issues important to local people. These include activities and support for young people, community safety, library opening hours, highway improvements, road safety, speed limits and parking restrictions as well as other local concerns.  

Councillors put residents’ interests at the heart of the decisions they make. The opinions of local people matter when decisions are being taken, and their views are welcome. Held in public, residents and businesses can attend meetings in person to listen to the debate, ask a question or present a petition. Questions can either be asked on the night, or in writing to nicola.morris@surreycc.gov.uk by 12noon the Tuesday before the meeting. Petitions, which require a minimum of 30 signatures, need to be submitted 14 days before the meeting.

The mod.gov app

Mod Gov app logoStay updated with the latest Council Committee meetings agendas, decisions and minutes on your smartphone or tablet with the free mod.gov app (application).

Features
The app provides quick and easy access to information for all Council committee meetings and even allows you to select and subscribe to the committees that interest you. It will then automatically keep itself updated with all the latest meeting agendas and minutes.

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The mod.gov mobile app is available as a free download from the Apple App Store (for an iPad), Google Play Store (for an Android phone or tablet) or Windows App Store (for a Windows tablet).

Select your Council
Follow the instructions to download the app. Select Epsom & Ewell from the list of publishers.

Select your Committees
Select the committees you wish to subscribe to, you can have as many as you like.

For more information visit http://www.moderngov.co.uk/

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

Find us on www.linkedin.com too! Search for Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Contact us

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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