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Oyster Card – Epsom Station

I had been expecting Oyster Cards to arrive in Epsom in September 2015, as told to me by Govia Thameslink, the company that runs the station. Sadly, this didn’t happen – and I am not best pleased. The delay has arisen from complications in introducing Oyster elsewhere on the network which are now being overcome [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|Categories: Epsom Station Zone 6|0 Comments

Epsom Hospital Update

You may have seen yesterday’s press reports about the future of our local hospitals. The articles suggest that Epsom is one of a group of South London hospitals, of which one is expected to be closed completely. This appears to be based on a report by the independent think tank, the Kings Fund, about its [...]

By |November 15th, 2015|Categories: Epsom Hospital|0 Comments

Ashtead Station Level Crossing

Network Rail have confirmed that there will be a delay of several months before they can start work on the level crossing at Ashtead station. Chris met representatives of the company on July 17th to discuss the problems. He said afterwards: “This is a very annoying development, though they have changed some of the switches [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Categories: Local Campaigns|0 Comments

Epsom Hospital Update

The Epsom and St Helier Trust, and its new Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles, have announced that they will retain Accident and Emergency and Maternity services at Epsom hospital for at least the next five years. In the meantime they will be concentrating on their application to become what is called a Foundation Trust, which basically [...]

By |March 31st, 2015|Categories: Epsom Hospital|0 Comments

Backland Development

I have had a meeting with Reigate and Banstead Council about the issue of backland development in Nork. I am concerned that the scale of development in some streets is still changing the character of the area inappropriately. The new national planning framework should give local councils much greater autonomy over local development, as long [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Local Campaigns|0 Comments

Epsom Hospital Update

Firstly, you may have seen just before Christmas that the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has run into financial difficulties because of work pressures in the NHS. In total it expects to have a deficit this year which amounts to about 3% of its total budget. This situation probably sounds pretty familiar – we have [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Epsom Hospital|0 Comments
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