News from Ewell Village Residents’ Association
A number of people have been arrested and charged following two weeks
An update from Councillor Alex Coley on the largest and longest unconference
A local resident is looking for donations of surplus apples from back gardens
Our neighbouring Residents Association, Ewell Village, have released their latest newsletter. The newsletter includes a number of interesting articles including plenty of environmental issues. The digital version of their newsletter can be found here and we have summarised the main parts below.
Lets Fix it by February
Brian Angus, Ewell Village RA Chairman, set himself up with yet another New Years’ campaign! Brian has worked extremely hard to ensure Ewell Village continues to be maintained. The main reason for this appears to be the more maintained an area is – the more likely it will be looked after. Brian hasn’t done anything here that a resident cannot do. If you have an issue for a local authority please report it. The easiest way to this is through fixmystreet.com.
Brian has had some success, particularly relating to issues that are the responsibility of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. BT have also responded and removed a couple of old phone boxes. No surprises that Surrey County Council responded with “Most of the defects you identified would not meet our safety criteria and would therefore fall under our condition budgets”. Ewell Village Residents’ Association are hoping to run the same scheme next year.
Will West Ewell and Ruxley RA be running a similar scheme?
As part of our litter picks we often report issues that we come across. With future picks we would like to make the reporting of issues of equal importance to the picks themselves. However we do need to have enough volunteers at our picks to allow committee members to report issues.
The Hogsmill River
EVRA is encouraging SES Water, which is responsible for the fountain in Bourne Hall park, to increase the flow of clean cool water into the start of the Hogsmill. This part of the Hogsmill is classified as a chalk stream, a globally rare habitat with only 200 remaining worldwide. We are also pressing Thames Water to take action to reduce contamination (sewage) into the Bourne Hall lake’s feeder streams and nearby waterways.
Ewell Village Bowling Club
Ewell Village Bowling Club, the only bowls club in this area, has been playing at Gibraltar Recreation Ground in West Street since 1931. This year the Club is staging two Open Days, one on Saturday 5th May and another on Sunday 8th July, both from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Work starts on Old Schools Lane development
This project will see the creation of 60 extra care homes and sporting facilities. The care home will be managed by the Abbeyfield Southern Oaks. The an all-weather and grass sports facilities will operated by Epsom Sports Club. Community access arrangements will be in plcace. This will include working closely with Ewell Grove school to meet their sports and PE requirements as they become a through primary school.