Future40 next steps - we need your views!

Date: 

Thursday, 28 February, 2019

Proud of our past, preparing for our future

A big thank you to everyone for your involvement in the first stage of the Future40 campaign. Your feedback has helped us formulate the next steps in developing a long-term vision for Epsom and Ewell. And we need your input for the second stage of Future40, please do get involved and give us your views at www.future40.org

Over the last few months, we have been engaging with and listening to local residents, businesses and visitors across the borough – we have collected some really valuable feedback. Our next step is to explore some of the recurring emerging themes in more detail to properly understand how they could contribute to making Epsom and Ewell an even more attractive and successful place to live, work and study in the future.

Councillor Eber Kington, Chairman of the Council's Strategy and Resources Committee, said, "Five months ago, we launched Future40, an ambitious plan to develop a long-term vision for Epsom and Ewell. Since then, it has been all systems go! Over 3,200 residents, visitors and businesses have already taken part, thank you for your interest and feedback.

"Your involvement has helped shape the second stage of this project. Please don’t miss this opportunity to give us your views which will further enable us to truly establish what sort of place residents, businesses and visitors think the borough should be like in the next 20, 30, even 40 years’ time."

All feedback captured for the second stage will be utilised to create the draft long-term vision for Epsom and Ewell. We will be consulting on our draft vision for the future in the summer.

A wide range of additional community-based activities and events are being held to enable more people to contribute their views on the second stage. This includes our very own Future40 art competition for budding artists and creative minds aged 5-18 years. Please help us ensure the younger generation start thinking about the physical world and communities they will be growing up in by encouraging them to take part in this future focussed art competition. For full details, please see www.future40.org 

How can you get involved?
Make sure you are part of the second stage of Future40:
• Have your say online at www.future40.org
• Pick up a paper copy of the Epsom and Ewell Future40 survey at - the Town Hall, Epsom; Epsom Playhouse; Bourne Hall, Ewell; the Community and Wellbeing Centre, Epsom; Epsom Library and Stoneleigh Community Library.
• Join in and take part in a number of public engagement activities. Visit us at Herald of Spring on Saturday 9 March from 9.30am-5pm at Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell. For a full list of events visit www.future40.org
• For a full list of events visit www.future40.org
• Email us at future40@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Whichever way you prefer, we look forward to hearing from you.

You can follow all the action @EpsomEwellBC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #Future40.