Feeding the ducks at Bourne Hall Lake

A few weeks back we shared with all our residents the pictures of a sad looking Bourne Hall Lake full of bread on the ground. We received suggestions and comments through Facebook, for signs to be put up and duck food to be made more readily available from the local shops.

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Our councillors asked the Rangers for signs to be put up. Well look what we spotted today and a lake looking clean and beautiful!

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You can also now buy duck food bags to take to the park for £1 at Pets Choice and All Things Nice.

Response letter to Hospital Trust “Interest campaign”

We are releasing today a joint letter signed by officers of many of Epsom & Ewell and neighbouring Residents’ Associations and others with a deep understanding of our local hospitals and communities, in response to Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Involvement document’.

For the full text of the letter please Click here.

We believe that Epsom Hospital should continue and be further developed and updated as a centre of excellence in a number of areas including A&E, maternity and orthopaedics. 

The Trust is responsible for services being moved from Epsom to St Helier. Plans to sell land and assets from Epsom towards £80m to repair St Helier, were kept secret. The ‘Cross-party’ action group sometimes appears to favour delay and opposition rather than supporting positive proposals. Successive governments must be part of the problem, explaining in part why the hospital buildings we rely on are in such poor condition. In many ways the NHS is now self-determining leaving politicians free of responsibility.

We now feel the need to speak out impartially, addressing residents’ concerns. Without our diligence and energy, odds appear stacked in favour of facilities deteriorating further, of St Helier surviving and Epsom being sacrificed.

Please send your comments or questions via Brian Angus to bangus@tiscali.co.uk, leave a comment below or on the EVRA Facebook page.

 

Public meeting: Epsom and St Helier 2020-2030

Monday 18th September, 7pm – 9pm. Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will be hosting an open public meeting to provide information about the current discussions of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust on how services could be shaped in 2020 and beyond.

Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust will present: Epsom and St Helier 2020-2030 – providing high-quality healthcare services from 2020-2030. Visit www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk to find out more.

Do come along to the public meeting to hear more about the discussions on local health services that may affect you

The Star, planning proposal

At our last committee meeting  we discussed the proposed development for the The Star pub. Currently the proposal includes the refurbishment of the restaurant area and a provision for five flats on the site.

We welcomed the news as we know what an impact the empty site has had on the High Street and the residents of Ewell Village are keen to see it back to life.

The consultation process is currently open and the review of the proposal is underway. You can see details of the proposal and make comments here

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Parking review

The Epsom and Ewell 2017 parking review is now at the advertisement and objections phase. The plans for new and amended parking controls have been assessed and the parking proposals are now being advertised. This process starts today and is open until 14th September.

Street notices are in place in the affected areas and drawings are available at the borough libraries and Epsom Town Hall. There are a number of residents’ permit schemes being proposed across the borough.

If you wish to comment on any of the proposals being advertised during the consultation please use this feedback form. Or write, quoting ‘Epsom and Ewell 2017 parking review’ at: Parking Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ, by 14 September 2017.

Welcome to our new website

We would like to welcome all the residents to our new and improved website. Being launched together with our new Facebook page (click here for more information).

We hope you will find the information here useful.

We invite you to have a look around and leave us any feedback or comments. Thank you

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