College Ward Residents Association

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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

Epsom Trainers’ Open Day

Monday 28th August is Epsom Trainers’ Open Day: An action packed day of racing with free family entertainment, from zip wires to face painters. See epsomdowns.co.uk for more information.

Epsom Derby Festival Week

From Friday 26 May to 3rd June, the Derby Festival Week has lots of interesting events around the borough, including: a traditional Derby Sunday Market in the Marketplace, children’s craft activities, fashion shows, history walks, screening of the classic 1952 Derby Day film, a free concert and shop window competition.

Full details: http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/visitors/whats-on/event/epsom-derby-festival-week

Event timetable: http://insight.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/assets/1/epsom_derby_timetable_leaflet_2017.pdf