Monday, 20 June 2016

Sign our petition to Save Alexandra Recreation Ground Tennis Courts!

 Sign the petition to save Alexandra Recreation Grounds Tennis Courts

College Ward Councillor, Jane Race has asked Epsom Council to resurface the Alexandra Recreation Grounds tennis courts as they are dire need of repair and haven't been resurfaced in over ten years. In order for the council to secure the necessary funding I am asking you to sign the petition demonstrating the demand for this much loved facility. Please sign and share this petition to help save these tennis courts for the next generation of Andy Murrays and Annabel Crofts!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas from the Race family to College ward residents and beyond!

Merry Christmas from The Races!

Hope you are having a very restful Christmas holiday and spending time with those near and dear to you. We are getting festive in the Race household and tinsel has even spread to the cars!

Billy Race hanging out in Cafe Nero!

Truman Race in Epsom's dog friendly cafe!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Sign our petition asking Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group to save Epsom Hospital's stroke unit

Surrey Downs CCG are part of a Surrey wide review of services and there is a real threat to the future of the top performing Hyper stroke unit at Epsom General Hospital.  The loss of this unit would mean a 45 minute trip for patients to East Surrey Hospital, who would not be guaranteed a return to Epsom Hospital for recuperation. 

We would ask Surrey Downs CCG to ensure that the present review results in Epsom Hospital retaining their stroke unit and specialised staff so that patients returning from Hyper stroke units are properly cared for and re habilitated.
Please sign our petition here: Sign here!

 Sign here!

Once you have signed, please forward the link to your friends and family and ask them to sign. Together we can make a difference! Thank you!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Temporary road closure in College Ward.

Just to let you know about a temporary road closure, which will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of (D2128) Downside, Epsom, between its junction with Worple Road and its junction with St Martins Avenue.

This Temporary Traffic Order is required to enable Southern Gas Networks to carry out a new gas connection. These works are anticipated to be carried out on the 12th October 2015 over five days between the hours of 08.00hrs and 18.00hrs within the one month duration of this Order, which commences on the 12th October 2015.

However the closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed and access will be maintained for pedestrians at all times. Access for emergency vehicles and residents will be maintained via the signed diversion route.  Where it is not possible to maintain access for residents, under Section 3 of The Act the road can only be closed for a maximum of 8 hours in any period of 24 hours.

Traffic will be diverted via Downside, Downs Road, Church Street and Worple Road. 

Take care when driving!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The letter to The Guardian that THEY don't want you to read!

It was with great disappointment that the Epsom Guardian decided not to publish my letter to the editor regarding the Aldi development. I would have thought they would want to know what the local Councillors think about developments in the area. I want to know what my fellow residents think about this development. I am writing this for you!

Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to your article published in last week’s Epsom Guardian dated 23rd July, about the possible new development from Aldi. I have seen the proposals put forward by Aldi, that have been leafleted to neighbours nearby and I am of the opinion that the plans are entirely unsuitable for the area. The junction at Church Road and Alexandra Road is already problematic and this would add to the traffic congestion, which would be dangerous for both traffic and also pedestrians. Alexandra Road has a history of serious road accidents resulting from speeding cars and this would only exacerbate the problem. Although additional parking has been offered, I doubt whether it would be sufficient and this will add to the parking congestion both on neighbouring roads and also for the doctor’s surgery next door.
The width of the small roads nearby are totally unsuitable for large delivery lorries which will have great difficulty entering and exiting the site and which will cause obstruction on both Alexandra and Church Road.
 As to whether we actually need another supermarket, an altogether different question, I am doubtful about this also. It certainly would have a negative impact on the smaller shops on nearby roads and Upper High Street, which are still suffering from the expensive parking charges Epsom has to endure. I am very interested to know the views from both Epsom residents, commuters and anyone else it will impact on. My email address:

Councillor Jane Race
Conservative Councillor for College Ward Epsom.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Launch of The Buddy Scheme

It was a pleasure to be invited to the launch of The Buddy Scheme today at St Andrew's Church in Cobham as part of my role as Social Committee Member at Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.

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The Buddy Scheme is an initiative to enable people with learning difficulties to become volunteers and I was lucky enough to be at the launch of this initiative which will be rolled out in Cobham, Dorking, Epsom, Esher and Walton on Thames.

A trained Buddy Mentor offers volunteers :

  • Support attending interviews and visits to voluntary placements
  • Ongoing support in a voluntary role
  • Travel training 
For more information visit: