Borough Insight

Election 6 May - Who does what?

With elections for the County Council next month, we thought it would be useful to clarify what the County Council is responsible for within the borough.

Surrey County Council services

  • Adult social care

  • Children social care and youth services

  • Civic Amenity Site (the ‘Tip’ in Blenheim Road)

  • Coroner

  • Education – schools and adult education

  • Emergency and contingency planning

  • Flooding (the County Council is the designated Lead Local Flood Authority)

  • Highways (roads and pavements) including street lights, drainage /gullies maintenance and clearance and fly tipping on the highway

  • Library services

  • On-street parking

  • Registration and nationality service

  • Strategic land use planning

  • Surrey Fire & Rescue

  • Trading Standards

  • Transport (including Blue Badges and bus passes)

  • Voluntary organisations support

To contact Surrey County Council, call 03456 009 009 or visit their

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Services

  • Allotments

  • Abandoned vehicles

  • Ashley Road Cemetery

  • Benefits/Support to assist with rental and council tax charges, fraud investigation

  • Business rate collection (on behalf of central government, Surrey County Council and Epsom & Ewell Borough Council)

  • Council Tax collection on behalf of Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

  • Emergency & Contingency Planning

  • Environmental Health (including food premises inspections, noise complaints, accident investigation)

  • Epsom Downs conservators (in partnership)

  • Electoral registration and election management

  • Fly tipping on public land

  • Highway verge grass cutting (on behalf of Surrey County Council)

  • Housing Needs Register, affordable housing, homelessness and emergency housing plus housing advice service

  • Home improvement agency

  • Licensing (taxi, street collection, pubs and clubs, tatooists, zoos, animal boarding)

  • Local land charge searches and property information

  • Meals at home & shopping service

  • Markets and street trading management

  • Open spaces, parks and local nature reserves management and maintenance

  • Parking enforcement (on behalf of Surrey County Council) and car parks

  • Planning applications & building control

  • Playgrounds and BMX/skate facilities

  • Refuse collection and recycling

  • Sport facilities (football, cricket, bowling, tennis facilities and outdoor gym equipment)  
  • Strategic planning policy for Borough

  • Street care and environmental improvements

  • Street cleansing, litter collection, road sweeping and graffiti removal

  • Telecare and community alarm (in partnership)

  • Tree inspections and preservation orders

  • Venues  (Epsom Playhouse, Bourne Hall and Ewell Court House plus (in partnership) the Rainbow Leisure Centre

  • Voluntary organisations support

  • Wellbeing centre


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