It was founded in 1987 as a sub-edition for Epsom and Banstead of the Sutton Guardian. In 1990 it was renamed the Epsom & Banstead Guardian and kept that title until 2003, apart from two years from 1991 to 1993 when Ashtead was added to the title. Since then it’s borne its current title.
It’s published by Newsquest South London and remains part of a two-title series together with the Sutton Guardian. Both in turn are part of Newsquest’s group of Guardian weekly freesheets covering most of South and South West London and neighbouring parts of Surrey, all of which are based at Newsquest South London’s headquarters in Sutton.
In 2011 it markedly increased the number of copies available through pickup points at supermarkets and convenience stores in the area.
It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition’s also available free on the website, though you have to register for it.