College Ward Residents Association

Residents with no political hue working for you

South Hatch Stables in Burgh Heath Road

A planning application has been lodged with the Council for the redevelopment of South Hatch stables; and details are available on 18/00308/FUL.

The CWRA Committee totally supports this application as a step towards regenerating racing and training in the Borough, which contribute significantly to our local economy and employment opportunities.

RA Led Council Supports Retention of Services at Epsom General Hospital

CWRA is delighted to advise that the local Guardian of 14 June reported that the RA led Council had finally reached the unanimous decision to support retention of acute services at Epsom General Hospital (EGH) and to contest the proposed sale of 20% of the hospital’s estate. CWRA fully supports the Council’s decision and will continue to press for a reversal of the land sale and the retention of acute services at EGH.

Residents’ Survey 2018

CWRA values all the responses received to the recent survey. Unfortunately some responders offering to become new subscribers or to assist in leafleting or to help with the newsletter omitted to put their contact details on the survey form. If you are one of these responders, please contact Ruth Sharma on 01372 721429 or via email: info@collegeward.org so that she can capture the relevant information.

Residents Survey Correction

When completing your response to our residents’ survey, please ensure you add your name and address at the bottom of the survey if you wish to be entered in the prize draw.

Thank you.

Noisy Events at Epsom College

Epsom College have been in touch to warn us of 3 potentially noisy events on their grounds:

29 January 16.00 to 17.00: Fireworks demonstration lecture.

21 February 16.00 to 17.45, 14 March 11.30 to 12.00: Blank ammunition will be fired in connection with CCF activities.

Alexandra Recreation Ground Re-surfaced Tennis & Basketball Courts

The College Residents Association Group are delighted with the tennis and basketball court maintenance re-surfacing work at Alexandra Recreation Ground – The Residents Association led council has a planned ongoing maintenance and repair programme for its sports facilities within its capital projects, as well as other funding bids in place for our borough tennis courts, where tennis is free for all borough residents.

For example, the tennis courts in Auriol Park were resurfaced and reinstated in 2014 and those at Court Recreation Ground in 2015. The Alexandra Recreation tennis courts were scheduled for repairs in 2017 and all of our local residents have the opportunity to utilise free tennis at Alexandra Recreation Ground, or at any of our other borough tennis courts within Epsom & Ewell.

Actively supporting ‘recreation for all’, highlighted by the recent successes at the Surrey Youth Games, the Residents Association led council has successfully made three funding bids to ‘Inspired Facilities’ and upgraded Court Recreation Ground Astro pitch in 2013, refurbished the changing rooms in Gibraltar Recreation Ground Pavilion in 2013 and installed a new Skate Park facility in Long Grove Park in 2014. Lastly, following two successful bids to Surrey County Council’s Community Improvement Fund, the Residents Association have installed a new skate park facility in Cox Lane in 2013 and upgraded and extended the playground in Gatley Avenue in 2016.

The College Residents Association Group believe this is an excellent record of improving local sports facilities for our residents, especially at a time of constraint on local authority grant funding.

Epsom St Helier University Trust Public Meeting on Monday 18th September

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council will be hosting a meeting with Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive of the Epsom St Helier University Trust. This will let residents know the proposed plans for the future of these hospitals for the period 2020-2030. Those residents that have an interest in Epsom Hospital staying here are welcome to attend this meeting. The venue is Bourne Hall, Ewell Village. Starting prompt at 7pm, Monday 18th September.

If you have any questions about this meeting you are welcome to email us: info@collegeward.org