Stoneleigh Station to get Step Free Access

2019-04-04T14:57:05+01:00April 4th, 2019|Transport|

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 […]

A message from Chris Grayling MP about the Heathrow airspace consultation.

2019-03-08T16:04:03+01:00March 8th, 2019|Local Campaigns, Transport|

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 […]

Oyster & Contactless – Epsom Station 2019

2019-03-01T11:58:15+01:00November 28th, 2018|Epsom Station Zone 6, Transport|

Dear constituent

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 […]

Epsom Hospital Update June 2018

2018-06-18T10:47:46+01:00June 18th, 2018|Epsom Hospital|

Dear constituent

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 […]

Government Housing Strategy

2018-03-21T15:49:18+01:00March 21st, 2018|Local Campaigns|

Dear constituent

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 […]

RMT Rail Strike

2017-11-07T19:00:24+01:00November 7th, 2017|Transport|

Dear constituent

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 […]

Epsom Hospital Update – August 2017

2017-08-21T11:54:58+01:00August 21st, 2017|Epsom Hospital|

Dear constituent

I promised to come back to you about the current public engagement exercise by the Epsom and St Helier Trust about the future of local hospital services.

Firstly, it has been clarified to me that this is not a proper consultation exercise, and that the NHS is nowhere near making any decisions even about whether […]

Epsom Hospital Update – July 2017

2017-07-10T09:30:43+01:00July 10th, 2017|Epsom Hospital|

Dear constituent

Firstly can I thank all of those who supported me in the recent election campaign. It is a great honour to represent this constituency, and I will continue to do so to the best of my endeavours.

There has been a significant development over the future of Epsom Hospital. The Chief Executive of the Epsom […]

Pay As you Go Ticketing Coming to Epsom

2017-03-27T10:10:28+01:00March 27th, 2017|Local Campaigns, Transport|

Dear constituent

I am writing to you finally with more news about what is happening about Oyster and pay as you go ticketing for Epsom.

As you will recall, I wrote after becoming Transport Secretary to say that I wasn’t simply in a position to introduce changes for my own constituency – the rules rightly do not […]