Out and about in our community
Will you be at a loose end on Christmas Day? Spend Christmas Day amongst friends at Epsom Methodist Church for a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and more from 12.30m - 4pm. Transport will be provided if you find it difficult getting to the Church. Invitations open to all ages. For more details Christmas Together contact Epsom Methodist Church Office on 01372 728535 or by email: email@example.com
Send your cards by Scout Community Christmas Post - delivery in Epsom, Ewell and Ashtead in postal areas KT17, KT18, KT19 and KT21. Last collection 10am, Friday 13 December. Payment (in cash) should be included with the cards and posted into one of the Scout post boxes. All proceeds to 7th Epsom (Methodist) Scout Group. For further details, collection and delivery times visit www.7thepsom.org.uk/activities/christmas-post
Interested in volunteering?
cand social action runs three volunteer centres located in Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell and Mole Valley, helping charities recruit volunteers. They are currently advertising over 400 volunteering opportunities ranging from trusteeships, mentoring children and young people, befriending older people to ad hoc volunteering opportunities like conservation, dog walking and much more. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit https://www.centralsurreyvoluntaryaction.co.uk/volunteering to find volunteering opportunities in your local area. Alternatively, you can call the team on 01372 722 911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also pop into the Epsom and Ewell Volunteer Centre which is located at the Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, KT18 5BY and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm.
Epsom Rotary Club is looking for new members! We help the local community and local charities in a number of ways. We meet in a variety of locations and on a variety of days, but primarily built around Thursday lunchtimes/evenings at Cuddington Golf club. For more info see www.epsomrotary.uk
Friends of Old Moat Garden Centre
The Richmond Fellowship own the Old Moat Garden Centre and they do fantastic work with people suffering from mental health problems, offering the opportunity to enrol for formal or informal training and work experience programmes in a realistic, commercial, but supportive environment. It offers training in nursery stock growing, propagation, vegetable and fruit production as well as contract gardening and cafe training, including food hygiene, barista training and food preparation. Help us restore their walled garden for use as a community facility – contact Clive Richardson on 01372723698
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com For more info visit www.sunnybanktrust.org
For when you need support
Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell
Free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on a range of issues including welfare benefits, money & debt, employment, family & relationships, education & healthcare and consumer issues. Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell is celebrating its 80th birthday this year.
Drop in sessions: Mon 10am - 2pm, Tues 10am - 3pm and 5pm - 7pm, Weds 10am - 1pm, Thurs 10am - 3pm and Fri 10am - 2pm at The Old Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5AG. Telephone advice service: Mon – Fri 10am - 4pm on 0300 330 1164. Visit www.caee.org.uk for more information.
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. Visit www.lovemelovemymind.org.uk
Epsom and Ewell Veterans Community Hub
First Wednesday of each month; 10.30am-12.30pm
Comrades Club, 1 The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BT
Come and meet up with your peers, seek advice, information and guidance from a selection of agencies that help with housing benefits, debt, employment, wellbeing and more. Pop in for a biscuit, tea and a chat. For more info visit www.britishlegion.org.uk
Thursdays, 9.30am - 11am
Epsom Children's Centre, Pound Lane, Epsom KT19 8SD
New group for children with additional needs. Parent led playgroup for children from 0-5 years old with support on hand for families living in Epsom and Ewell. £1 contribution towards refreshments. No need to book just come along! Phone: 01372 749834, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Parking available at Court Recreation Ground KT19 8SB or onsite during school holidays.
Drugs stopped working? Time to draw the line? We can help!
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
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
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:
Ewell: 1pm - 4pm; Christ Church Ewell, Cheam Road, Ewell, KT17 1AD
Stoneleigh: 2pm - 4pm; Stoneleigh Methodist Church, Stoneleigh Crescent, Epsom KT19 0RT
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
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 Christ Church, Ewell every Monday from 1pm - 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: email@example.com or visit www.conquestart.org
Stoneleigh Community Library
For information on what's on see: http://www.surreycommunity.info/stoneleighcommunitylibrary/
Gauntlett Boxing Club
The Barn, Horton County Park, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PL
Sessions designed to suit all ages and abilities. Men, women and children are all catered for and all welcome to join our tailored sessions in a lively, fun and friendly atmospheres To book a free taster class, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gauntlettboxingclub.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/gauntlettboxingclub Instagram: www.instagram.com/gauntlettboxing
Women’s boxing classes: Monday and Fridays 10am-11am; Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm - For women who want to get fighting fit, all abilities of fitness are welcome.
Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Charity Lottery - Join today and support your local hospital. For further details see www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/lottery
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 dancing taster sessions
Tuesdays 10 & 17 September (upstairs function room)
The Famous Green Man, High Street, Ewell KT17 1RX
Come and try traditional sword dancing - we're recruiting new members for our friendly team, no experience necessary. New members welcome at any of our practices or come to one of our taster sessions. Free of charges and open to all aged 16+. For more info visit www.greenman-sword.org email: email@example.com www.facebook.com/greensword
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Booking is necessary as spaces are limited.
Salsa - For Beginners & Improvers
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'
Wednesdays; 7.30pm - 10pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday nights (11 and 18 September); 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. Learn North West clog dancing and come to one of our special newcomer’s taster sessions. For more info email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.ewellmorris.co.uk or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ewellmorrismen
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.
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.
Flowing Hatha Yoga with Tara
Saturdays 10.30am - 11.30am
St Martin of Tours Church Hall, Epsom KT17 4PX
Please do bring your own yoga mat. For more info visit www.tarayoga.co.uk or phone: 07810 718144
Every fourth Saturday of the month; 10am - 12noon
Christ Church, Epsom KT19 8NE
Church open for private prayer, meditation, quiet time. At 12noon there will be a short said service of prayers for healing and peace. All welcome.
Need help to get a job?
Stoneleigh Job Club
Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
Stoneleigh Library, 1 The Broadway, Stoneleigh KT17 2JA
Thursdays 10am -12 noon
Epsom Job Centre Plus ( aka the Community Hub) East Street Epsom
Helping you take the steps into work. This Job Club is for you if you're - seeking your first job, changing your career, need help with your CV, interview skills and more! From 18+ welcome every week and its all free to everyone! 1:1 Free coaching and support from trained volunteer coaches for finding that job, changing careers or returning to work after breaks, including confidence building; CV drafting and updating; interview preparation and review; IT basic skills for employment; job searching and applications; compassionate and caring and purposeful coaching with professional standards and support. Appointments online or website or phone or drop in if you are passing. Website: www.stoneleighjobclub.co.uk tel: 07941 231072, email: email@example.com Twitter and Facebook: @stoneleightjobclub
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
Epsom Sea Scouts take on mammoth race
Information from 1st Cuddington (Warspite) Sea Scouts
On 1 September, the 2019 Great River Race started; & Warspite Sea Scouts from Epsom were there in force. Five youth teams and an adult veterans team had all challenged themselves to compete this 21.6 mile river rowing Marathon, which goes through the middle of the City of London on the Tidal Thames.
This is not a race for the faint hearted. It is a full commitment to race under Tower Bridge, past the Houses of Parliament, through Wansdworth, Chiswick, Kew and then into Richmond. There is a time limit, you need to outpace the tide's turn and these are big, heavy boats. This is an international race, with crews from across Europe taking part.
To say that they did us proud is an understatement.
With this marathon, it is most definitely the finishing that counts. The variety of boats means that it is incredibly difficult to place in our boats, when faced with faster racing craft, even with the handicapping system. So how did they get on:
Team 1 in Adron achieved 4 hours, 27 minutes in the ASC. A fantastic achievement & one that really shows their determination and effort.
The team in Thunder were the 3rd fastest Scout under 16 in a Home Counties Gig. They finished in 3 hours, 49 minutes.
The adult team in Lamb had a very respectable 3 hours 44, the 280th fastest boat in the race. They have already raised over £1400 to support the work of Prostate Cancer UK.
Just ahead of them were the team in Darno. As well as being the 3 hours 43 minutes, and the 2nd fastest under 16 Home Counties Gig. They were however the fastest under 14 team in the entire race and will receive the Ted Springer Trophy. It's 7 years since we last won this category.
The fastest under 16 Scout Home Counties was the team in Onrad. Their precision rowing brought them home in 3 hours 32 minutes.
Finally, the fastest Warspite boat was our under 18s in Vanessa. Their time of 3 hours & 30 minutes - a fantastic achievement.
If you would like to help make sure that these events can happen, please do think about sponsoring our crews - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ScoutsGRR
We do have a short film of the race: https://youtu.be/FgLsU9Sw1cw which shows some of the excitement of the day.
For more info visit: www.warspite.org.uk www.facebook.com/warspiteseascouts @WarspiteScouts