Epsom and Ewell Borough Council is about to launch its public consultation for its next local development plan. The plan is an essential part of ensuring that the Borough can meet its housing needs while at the same time putting […]
MP Chris Grayling call for Wells Centre rethink
Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling has thrown his weight behind the campaign to save the Wells Centre being spearheaded by Councillor Bernie Muir. He is urging local residents to make their views known to the Borough Council before the deadline on September 2nd. He has written to […]
You may have seen that over the weekend the Government announced a multi-billion pound programme of hospital upgrades and modernisation around the country over the next few years. As part of the announcement it said that around £500 million would be allocated to the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust to modernise our local […]
Stoneleigh station is to be modernised and given step free access as part of a £300m programme to improve access for all at 73 railway stations around the country. The work will also give the two halves of Stoneleigh step free access across the railway for the first time. Detailed design and development work for […]
Firstly, I wanted to reassure you that the consultation is not specifically about Epsom and Ewell. Heathrow is carrying the consultation out across a large swathe of the London area so that people are aware that they want to make changes to their flightpath arrangements.
This is not a Government consultation, and indeed we have received […]
The NHS is continuing to look at the future of both Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, though it is a long way away from taking any definitive decisions. The Trust is continuing to push for the construction of a new hospital at Sutton, though if there is to be a new hospital built to replace […]
It has taken far far more time than I would have wanted, but I am writing to let you know that the promise made by Southern Rail at the start of its franchise to introduce Oyster and Contactless Cards to Epsom and a group of stations in Hertfordshire is finally going to happen.
For passengers […]
I am writing to you with an update on the local NHS. You may have seen this week that the local NHS has launched another local consultation about the way it runs services in future. Like many of you, I suspect, I think it would be better if they got on with the day […]
I have been asked by a number of people about the Government’s housing strategy, and how it will affect our area. I thought it might be helpful to explain the situation so that you are fully briefed.
Firstly, there is no doubt that we need to build more houses in the UK. There is a […]
As you may know, the RMT union has called strike action on both the Southern and South West networks on Wednesday and Thursday this week. I am not expecting serious disruption on Southern services, as there has been little impact on strike days across most of the Southern network since January, with virtually all […]