Jane Race is a Borough Councillor for College Ward, Epsom.
Jane was born in Epsom Hospital. She attended St Christopher's, St Martin's and Rosebery Schools, Epsom, before going to the University of Oxford, Surrey and London, achieving a Masters in Journalism and a BA (Hons) in History. She lives in College ward and is married to Daniel. She is a parishioner of St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Epsom.
Jane is Managing Director of Southern Tutors, which supplies qualified teachers to provide one to one tuition in the client's home. Previously she worked for several years as a journalist at Jane's Information Group.
Jane is an active member of the Epsom Hospital Campaign Steering Group, Healthwatch Surrey, and a member of the Epsom Civic Society. She has organized Charity Football matches raising money for the Epsom Medical Equipment Fund and for Epsom Riding for the Disabled. She has also participated in the annual Marsden March, raising money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. She is co-founder of the Surrey Arrhythmia Support Group (SurreyASG) a patient support group dedicated to helping patients with heart problems. SurreyASG holds monthly speaker meetings at Epsom Hospital with eminent guest speakers sharing their knowledge of cardiology.
Jane is currently campaigning on four main issues. As she says-
- As a member of the Epsom Civic Society I am very keen to preserve the heritage of Epsom, our historic market town and encourage high standards of new planning and building.
- Epsom Hospital: I am a member of the steering group for the Save Epsom Hospital Campaign and have been working for years, often day and night to ensure that Epsom Hospital's essential services are protected. Recently we have managed to save Epsom from the BSBV proposals that were so unsafe for our town.
- Zone 6/Oyster for Epsom: Chris Grayling and the Epsom Guardian have been instrumental in this very important campaign, which I have supported from the beginning. Placing Epsom station within Zone 6 and providing the ability to use Oyster cards or similar will save residents and visitors money and hassle when commuting and attract shoppers to our HIgh Street.
- Parking charges: Epsom has one of the highest parking charges in the area, indeed one of the most expensive in Surrey. Expensive parking seriously affects the footfall of town centres and is detrimental to the survival of businesses. I have been very vocal about Epsom Council's attitude to parking and will continue to do so until they make Epsom Town Centre a more competitive place to use.