2012 is going to be a very exciting time in the Borough. Not only will we be celebrating the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but also the Borough's 75th Anniversary.
Over the coming weeks we will be heralding forthcoming events and giving you information on how to attend them and also how to plan your own celebratory events.
Please check this page regularly as information will be continually added and updated.
Loyal Greeting Book
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is offering residents a chance to send their congratulatory wishes to the Queen by signing "The Loyal Greeting Book".
List of Events
Friday 2 March: Mayor’s Civic Reception, Bourne Hall (invitation only)
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March: Herald of Spring, Bourne Hall
Sunday 25 March: Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile, Nonsuch Park
Saturday 12 May: Round the Borough Walk, starts at Horton Country Park
Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31 May: The 1930s in Photographs, Bourne Hall
Saturday 2 June: Queen starts her Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the Derby
Sunday 3 June: ‘Big Lunch’ Public Celebration Lunch Day
Sunday 3 June: QEII: Have a Field Day in Court Recreation Ground
Sunday 3 June: QEII: Have a Field Day in Gibraltar Recreation Ground
Monday 4 June: Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon, Epsom Downs
Friday 8 June: QEII: Have a Field Day in Rosebery Park
Saturday 9 June: QEII: Have a Field Day in Chessington Road Recreation Ground
Saturday 16 June: QEII: Have a Field Day in Shadbolt Park
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June: P&G Surrey Youth Games, Guildford
Saturday 23 June: Celebration Parade with 135 Squadron to incorporate Armed Forces Day, Epsom Town Centre
Monday 2 July - Friday 13 July: Epsom & Ewell Games 2012
Saturday 7 July: YLD Xtreme (Youth Leisure Day), Rosebery Park
Saturday 7 July: QEII: Have a Field Day in Warren Recreation Ground
Sunday 15 July: QEII: Have a Field Day in Alexandra Recreation Ground
Tuesday 24 July: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Horrible Epsom, Epsom Clocktower
Friday 27 July: All the Bells, Nationwide
Wednesday 1 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Horrible Epsom, Epsom Clocktower
Thursday 2 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Ashley Road Cemetery
Tuesday 7 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Ashley Road Cemetery
Thursday 9 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Horrible Ewell, Bourne Hall
Monday 13 August - Saturday 15 September: Culture Vulture: Give it a Go Experience
Tuesday 14 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Hidden Ewell, Bourne Hall
Wednesday 15 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Horrible Ewell, Bourne Hall
Tuesday 21 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Hidden Ewell, Bourne Hall
Wednesday 22 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Discover Nonsuch, Nonsuch Manor House
Tuesday 28 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Epsom Common & Manor Park, Stamford Green
Thursday 30 August: 75th Anniversary Summer Walks: Epsom Common & Manor Park, Stamford Green
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September: Heritage Weekend
Sunday 9 September: Nonsuch Awareness Day 2012
Friday 28 September: Epsom in Harmony, Epsom Downs Racecourse
Saturday 29 September: 75th Anniversary Epsom & Ewell Borough Fun Day in Partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Epsom & Ewell, Hook Road Arena
Saturday 29 September: 75th Anniversary Banquet, Queens Stand, Epsom Downs (invitation only - £60 per head)
Sunday 30 September: 75th Anniversary Civic Service of Thanksgiving, St Martin's Church
Tuesday 2 October: Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards, Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Help and advice for organising a small event
The year 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year in Epsom & Ewell, full of local events organised by local people.
The Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Community Event Toolkit aims to provide help, guidance and advice on running community events and projects. It is designed for use by a wide variety of community groups to help make running events, projects and initiatives in the Borough a little easier.
If you are organising an event in an open space within the Borough please be aware that all open spaces and recreational grounds need to be booked via our Hire an Open Space page, where there is further information and an application form.
For help and advice on organising a community event please download the following documents and visit our Street Party Application page:
Community Event Toolkit
Example Risk Assessment
H&S and Licensing Guide
Template Event Organisation Plan
For more information on any of these events, or if you are running an event to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queen's Jubilee or Borough's 75th anniversary, please contact 01372 732000 or contact us by email.
Organising your own Community Games
The Olympic Games aimed to 'Inspire a Nation', so why not organise your own Community Games and inspire the local community? Community Games are run by, and for, local communities (a street, estate, faith group, school, residents association, business, village or simply groups of like-minded people), as a chance of getting to know each other better through organising and taking part in their own local sporting and cultural event.
Local groups can access the Community Games toolkit containing a wealth of valuable information and tips for organising an event (large or small) plus a range of other free resources including t-shirts, bunting, bespoke posters and postcards. Training is also available to help volunteers to organise and market a successful event.
Support and advice can be obtained from the Community Games website.