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What’s in here this month? Ashtead Residents’ Association & Ashtead Spring Clean

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Recipe - Bolognese Pasta Bake

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Quiz - Words & Phrases

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Is your child home-schooled?

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Children’s Page

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Leatherhead Theatre

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What’s Going on in April?

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Meredith’s Memories

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Andy’s Blog

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Ashtead Players Present ‘The Killing of Sister George’

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Free football sessions for women at Leatherhead Leisure Centre

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Greville School Fundraiser

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Transition Ashtead

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The Easter Hunt - a story

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April Crosswords

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Wildlife Aid

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Local History Article

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Forensic Science Course

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Gardening by Ursula Buchan

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St George’s Day in Leatherhead

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Weekly food waste recycling begins

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Cats Protection Epsom, Ewell & District

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Leatherhead Museum reopens after its winter break

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Quiz - Secret Identities

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Ashtead Rec Campaign - update

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Number Cruncher

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March Crossword Solutions

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West Ashtead School Fundraiser

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Mole Valley Police Column

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Rotary Club School Voucher appeal

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Book reviews

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Leatherhead dancers in Giselle

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Ashtead Choral Society - ‘Elijah’

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Louise White - Life/Business Coach

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Useful numbers

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Solutions, page 76

Estate agent supports Rotary Clubs

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always look forward to Easter and all the wonderful spring colours in the garden and, of course, the chocolate eggs! The additional daylight is also a bonus, giving us longer evenings and the promise of a warm, long summer ahead (let’s hope I’m not tempting fate here!). That’s enough of my wittering, I recently received a couple of lovely telephone calls from Greville and West Ashtead schools telling me about their pupils’ various fundraising projects for two very worthy causes, namely the Wheels of the World and The Children’s Trust, and I am more than happy to give their worthwhile efforts a mention in this month’s magazine, more details can be found on pages 24 and 39 respectively. Mole Valley Council have been in touch regarding a new project set up to offer boys and girls a regular opportunity to play football at Kingston Recreation Ground, see page 53 for more details. Along the similar lines, but aimed at women who are interested in football and/or getting fit, Surrey Football Association are funding women’s football sessions, along with the services of a specialist women’s coach, at Leatherhead Leisure Centre every Tuesday evening between 8pm-9pm. All sessions are free and all abilities are welcome, see page 61 The Rotary Club of Leatherhead are again starting their vouchers for schools scheme and ask that any vouchers you collect at the supermarket tills be sent through to their office, details on page 40. Advertising The Ashtead & Leatherhead Local provides local businesses with affordable, quality advertising. Ads cost from £47 +VAT per month, per quarter page for a 10,000 distribution (yes, really!) and can be designed where required. Technical & Legal stuff Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this magazine is accurate, the Publisher cannot accept, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. No part of this magazine may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form electronic, mechanical, recording, photocopying, or otherwise - without prior permission of the Publisher. All in-house artwork and editorial presented in this magazine remains the copyright of Zen George. © Zen George All rights reserved 2010. Zen George 01372 376420 leatherheadlocal@btinternet.com www.ashtead-leatherhead.com

Two young ballerinas from Leatherhead have been chosen to dance with the English Youth Ballet in their forthcoming production of Giselle at the New Wimbledon Theatre, take a look at the article on page 40 - well done to Rebecca and Tamsin. Ashtead Players are putting on their spring play, this year it’s The Killing of Sister George from 21st-24th April at the APMH (see page 20 for details). St George’s Day in Leatherhead is always celebrated with much fun and laughter, don’t forget to pop down there on 24th April (OK it’s a day late but it IS a Saturday), Lucy Hanson, Leatherhead Town Centre Manager and Pat Lawless, the Swan Centre Manager, have both invested a great deal of time organising all the events and activities for you and your little ones, so don’t miss it - see page 32 for more information. Do have a lovely Easter break, perhaps taking time to spend a few enjoyable hours in the garden or the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. We are lucky to live here and we mustn’t take it for granted - as an ex-Londoner, I can tell you that living in a built-up environment is not good for one’s health, sanity or nerves! Cheerio.

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Dates for your Diary The level of interest and concern expressed in relation to Tesco’s planning applications and their existing operations in Craddocks Parade clearly shows that we care a great deal about our environment and local facilities. This month we have organised two events which I hope are of interest to you, as they relate to other aspects of caring for our environment and the provision of local services.

After finishing, why not join us for free tea and coffee and a chat in the Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower at 11.15am

2. Spring Meeting

We are delighted that the new Chief Executive of Surrey County Council, David McNulty will be addressing our Spring Meeting at 8.00pm on Tuesday 27th April in the APMH. This follows our AGM at 7.00 but all residents are very welcome to come only to the Spring meeting.

1. Ashtead Spring Clean

On Saturday April 10th we invite all Ashtead Residents to join us at 10.00 am for 1 hour of litter picking. This will be the fifth year we have organised this event and, whilst there has been a noticeable decline in the amount of litter, unfortunately there is still plenty out there to be picked up. We view this as being one small way in which we can all show that we really do care about our environment.

Since taking up his new role David has made it a priority to get to know the County by travelling widely and meeting local people. He recently came to Ashtead and saw some of the local features and issues at first hand. Surrey County Council is responsible for many of the public services upon which we all rely, including Education, Highways and Libraries. This is a very challenging time for Surrey County Council as budgets are cut but the demand for the services increases. Why not come and hear how David is facing this challenge and ask him how he sees the solution to the issue which concern you?

Please join in, either as part of one of the organised groups led by ARA Committee members or less formally in your own road. Groups will meet at 9.50am at the following venues: • • • • • • •

Outside the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall in the station car park outside the Football Club outside Greville School at the corner of Barnett Wood Lane and West Farm Avenue outside St Andrews School on the corner of Craddocks Ave and the A24.

Paul Le Versha Chairman Are you a member of the ARA? If not, why not join and help us to become an even stronger voice for Ashtead? Membership currently costs £2.50 a year per household. If you would like to join or have a general query, please contact our Membership Secretary, Judith Weller on 279944 or by email on embsec@ashteadresidents.org.uk. She will be delighted to hear from you.

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Local estate agent supports MV Rotary Club The photo shows Nigel Gibbons (left), Senior Partner at Patrick Gardner & Co, and Richard Lewis, President of the Rotary Club of Leatherhead, launching the new 'Rotary in Mole Valley' leaflet, sponsored by Patrick Gardner & Co.

for younger members, aged between 14 and 30, to help form a Mole Valley Interact and Rotaract group.

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VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE Tuesday 6th April 7.30pm £17.50 (friends £15) One of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed.

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VICTORIAN MUSIC HALL (IN AID OF ACTION IN AFRICA) Friday 16th April 7.30pm £15.00 Step back in time to the glorious days of music hall presented by Londons’ famous players theatre. A talented cast of your favourite artistes who have all appeared on BBC tv’s longest running series “The Good Old Days” will take you on a nostalgic trip and present for your delight and delectation an evening of song, dance and laughter. This heartwarming and beautifully costumed show has lots of audience participation and captures the true victorian spirit so come and enjoy the songs you love to sing and the jokes you love to hear. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Meredith’s Memories

Fairs, Fêtes, Fun and Venues Ashtead Village has been plentifully provided over the years with good spaces for open-air events, although two had to give way to housing developments after World War II. Alexander Godley Close was provided for ex-service men and families, in a field positioned between Dene Road and Chalk Lane. Events had been held in this field, mostly commercial with an assortment of stalls advertising and selling their goods. I distinctly remember a stall promoting Bee-Zee-Bee honey and handing out competition leaflets to children.

train would arrive with a full complement of trippers and having unloaded at the station would park in a special siding until time to return. Ashtead Horticultural Society has occasionally ventured into the open air with marquees etc in Murreys Court fields, and on another memorable occasion when ‘Genevieve’ the celebrated car from the celebrated film with the same title, was the guest at the show which on that day was held in Parsons Mead school playing fields.

Another site acquired for housing was close to the railway between Green Lane and Taylor Road. I believe this field was at one time used as a football ground. It was certainly used for recreational purposes, mini fêtes with side shows, competitions, lemonade and ginger beer and various sports. A popular event in those pre-war days was a slow bicycle race, last across the finishing line was the winner. Sometimes there would be a dance in the evening. This site was developed by Leatherhead Urban District Council to erect 50 pre-fabricated houses to ease the acute post-war housing shortage. A few years’ later the pre-fabs were replaced with properly built flats and bungalows and a home for the elderly, this was Brookers Close.

‘Genevieve’

Finally our Recreation Ground, presented in 1932 for the enjoyment of all. For children in those early days, a sandpit, a giant stride and swings which have appeared in at least three different locations, regular football and in the top corner field behind the tennis courts there was once a miniature golf course complete with hazards, golf clubs and balls available from the keeper in his little hut. When there was a coronation, a jubilee or a royal wedding, there would surely be a special event in the Rec.

The Cricket Field was used in its early days for the annual Village Fête and it was the scene of the great peace celebrations in 1919. It has also been used for inter-school sports days. All of these activities taken with discretion and proper protection of the pitch areas. Ashtead Common and Chaneys have to be mentioned as together they were a big attraction to day trippers from London and its southern suburbs. Chaneys tea rooms and the funfair were adjacent to the railway and the Woodfield footbridge. The fair had swingboats, helter-skelter, coconut shies and roundabout. The seating capacity for teas could cope with over 2,000 and in the summer weekends there were thousands of trippers enjoying the open space of the common, the woods, the fair and the refreshment facilities. People came from miles around, some by bicycle, a few by car, many by charabanc and by rail. Often a special excursion

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Ashtead Players present ‘The Killing of Sister George’ 21st-24th April - APMH

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he children were desperate for a pet. Ruth wasn't. She knew that any family animal, whether a hamster or a horse, would end up being her responsibility. The children would swear on their lives, on each other's lives and even on the life of their Xbox, that they would look after it, that they would love it and take care of it, forever... Even Ruth's husband, Sam, would promise to do his share. However, Ruth knew her family better than they knew themselves and had been putting off any four-legged arrival.

Ruth's peace was shattered by the arrival of Sam who had been at the shops getting last minute supplies for the party. He had a sheepish smile. "I've made an impulse buy for Sarah's birthday," he confessed. "Sarah will love it and I couldn't resist..." He proffered a cardboard box, with small holes around the top. Ruth's heart sank. Surely he hadn't made such a big decision without her? She took the box and, as she slowly lifted the lid, saw two pink eyes looking up at her. "He looked so sad in the pet shop, I just had to buy him. I've bought a hutch too. It's flat packed in the car. I'll put it up this afternoon, before everyone arrives. It won't take long." Ruth's heart sank again. The words 'flat-packed' and 'it won't take long' rang in her ears.

She had tried fish, but after a few neglected months, their sad little orange pets had floated to the top of the tank. The first one to go received a funeral and a garden burial, with prayers and a headstone. The last one to go was unceremoniously flushed down the toilet.

The boys were persuaded to take Sarah out for a walk with Max so they could get the surprise ready. Sam started to build the hutch and Ruth started to butter hot cross buns. It was one thirty and the guests were due at three.

Recently the pleading for a pet had become more fervent and even Ruth was coming round to the idea of a furry friend. Her change of heart had been prompted by a new canine arrival next door. Max, a Labradoodle puppy, was an adorable and bouncy bundle of fluff. As the name suggests, Labradoodles are a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle and Max was the cutest dog that Ruth had ever seen. Sam wanted them to get a mongrel from Battersea Dogs home, a real dog that needed a good home, not a pedigree specimen. The boys didn't mind what sort of dog they had... and Sarah wanted a rabbit. The pet problem therefore remained unresolved.

At a quarter to three, sections of rabbit hutch lay abandoned in the garden and Sam was both hot and cross. Sarah arrived with the dog and, to avoid spoiling the surprise, Sam collected the remaining pieces of wood and flung a blanket over the half constructed hutch. Max charged out into the garden and the family gathered in the kitchen to watch Sarah's introduction to her new friend. She was ecstatic. She immediately named him the 'Easter Bunny' and couldn't wait to show her friends.

Ruth was hosting an Easter party, weather permitting, for family and a few friends and she and Sarah spent hours making decorations. Sarah was so excited as her birthday fell on Easter Saturday and she had invited some school friends to join in the party. They were going to have an Easter egg hunt in the garden and Sarah was looking forward to hiding the eggs in the most obscure places she could find.

The first guests were about to arrive and Ruth opened the doors to the garden. She was greeted with chaos. The cloth over the hutch had been pulled off and bits of wood were scattered everywhere. There were also pieces of coloured foil all over the grass. Max looked innocently at Ruth with brown chocolate drool dribbling out of his mouth. He had clearly started the Easter egg hunt without them. As he was being firmly escorted inside, he spotted the 'Easter Bunny' in Sarah's arms. The rabbit panicked and took a flying leap into the unknown, disappearing straight out of the garden door. Just as Sarah began to wail, the doorbell rang.

The next door neighbours were going to relatives for Easter so Max was coming to stay for a few days. The children were overcome with excitement and Ruth thought it would be a good 'trial run' before they made any decisions about getting their own dog. Sarah still wanted a rabbit. On Easter Saturday, Max was bouncing around and the children were following his example. He had already been on the trampoline with Ben and the image of a golden ball of fluff soaring through the air prompted thoughts of expensive vet bills and devastated neighbours. They decided to shut Max in the kitchen until their visitors arrived. Sarah went to hide the eggs in the garden and the boys miraculously did their homework.

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Randalls Farmhouse, Randalls Road Leatherhead, KT22 0AL www.wildlifeaid.com

Hungry little jackdaws After officially the coldest winter for over 30 years, March and April have arrived and brought back the S.A.D.ly missed sun! Here in the South-East pure white snowdrops and brightly-coloured crocuses are in full bloom, a host of golden daffodils is pushing skywards and those amorous avians and flirty foxes are getting decidedly frisky!

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That means you have only a short while to complete any pruning, primping or pond cleaning in your garden before it becomes a vital breeding ground for all sorts of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Please take care to check what wildlife is hibernating in holes, sheltering in shrubs or sheds and cowering in your compost or crevices.

Please contact Melodie Hunt for an Information & Pricing Folder

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Please keep on supplementary feeding your resident and visiting wildlife. Many birds will be migrating back to Britain and need ‘service stations’ along the way. As cute cubs, fawns and kits are born & colourful clutches of eggs hatch, please enjoy them responsibly and be vigilant for orphans. If in any doubt please do not touch - ring us for advice!

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Peace of mind for your body Small group Pilates classes Fetcham and Leatherhead area Summer term starts 19th April

New Saturday classes Dr Caroline Litman MBBCh

01372 374520 07870 423966

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Forensic Science & Criminal Law course The Holy Cross Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School in New Malden has Science College Status. The aim of the status is to create a challenging environment which raises the standard of achievement in Science and Mathematics for all students. Science colleges are also expected to be active partners in a learning society with their local families of schools and their communities sharing resources and disseminating good practice. The Masterclass course consists of a six week lecture series covering the many fields within forensic science. Each session is held in one of the Labs at the school lasts about an hour starting at 6pm. During each session there is a practical activity that puts theory into practice. The course starts with an introduction to Forensic Science and Criminal Law and over the six weeks will cover subjects such as Forensic Anthropology and Fingerprinting as well as other interesting Forensic Science topics. There is no charge for the course. There are 30 places on offer and will be reserved on a first come first served basis and at the latest by Friday 15th May.

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Leatherhead Town Centre - 24th April This St George’s Day, well not quite….Saturday 24th April, why not come into Leatherhead town centre between 11am and 3pm and join in the fun. The town centre will once again be awash with the flag of St George and the day’s entertainment will start with a performance from local band Atlantis. Have you ever spoken to a Dragon? Rodney the walking, talking and smoke blowing dragon will be in the town for our St George’s Day celebrations. Children will be amazed and delighted as they have a conversation with a “real” dragon! Animazing don’t have any dragons but they have lots of other fascinating reptiles and animals you can touch. Have you ever seen a shopping trolley display team? Well now you can when the lovely ladies of Gran Turismo come to town. Don’t forget to have your face painted. Need a sword to slay a dragon or an English rose for a loved one? Then Balloonatic have the answer with their amazing balloon-art. Whatever you need from flowers to hats, swords to animals they are sure to be able to model it in front of your very eyes.

organised)! Many of the town’s shops are also getting involved by offering special discounts, one-offs and in-store competitions for the St George’s Day Celebrations. For more information pick up a flyer from in town or go online www.visitleatherhead.com No St George’s Day celebration would be complete without dancing, and there are three performances by the Ewell and St Mary’s Morris Men scheduled throughout the day. Photos courtesy of Andy Newbold Photography

Date for your diary: Sunday 27th June from 2pm at the town bridge (bottom of Bridge Street) the Annual Duck Race will take place. Further information will appear on www.visitleatherhead.com closer to the event.

Children can keep busy by entering a free competition to find shields in the town’s shops, with the chance to win a £15 gift voucher. There are plenty of other games to have a go at for a small fee. The gift fair in the Swan Shopping Centre is a great opportunity to pick up an unusual present for that special someone or for the more organised a chance to go Christmas shopping (yes, there are some people that

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Cats Protection Epsom, Ewell & District Cats Protection is a national charity whose vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We now help more than 193,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteerrun branches and 29 adoption centres. As a matter of course, all of the cats in our care get checked over by a vet to ensure they are healthy In 2009 the volunteers at Cats Protection Epsom, Ewell & District branch homed 168 cats from care found new homes for another 106 cats that didn't need to come into care Provided veterinary treatment to 108 cats

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As you can see, with the help of the volunteer Fosterers, the vets and the people who have given our cats a new home, we have helped a lot of cats. At the end of 2009 we had 23 cats in care needing homes and another 11 cats on the waiting list to come into care. We hope to help even more in 2010. One of the issues Epsom, Ewell & District branch are focussing on in 2010 is neutering. Did you know that one female cat can produce up to 18 kittens a year? That’s 20,000 descendants over just five years! An awful lot of kitties we think you’ll agree. Whilst you can’t argue that kittens come close to the top of the “too cute” list, what you can argue is that there are far too many unwanted kittens around. We will be running a neutering campaign later this year to raise awareness of the benefits of neutering. We do appreciate that the cost can be quite a big barrier which is why we are offering those on limited income (especially those on benefits) financial assistance. Should you wish to discuss having your cat neutered, or if you have any queries and require further information on neutering, please contact Cats Protection on 020 8397 0375; or go to our website www.epsomcatsprotection.org.uk

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Pupils’ birthday treat for children with disabilities Four young pupils from West Ashtead Primary School visited The Children’s Trust this week to hand over a cheque for £370 to the fundraising department. Three of the children – eight-year-old Alia Mirza and twin sisters, Ruby and Daisy Haddad celebrated their birthdays in February and decided to forego presents, asking family and friends to make a donation to The Children’s Trust instead. Together with Alia’s sister Maya (5), the youngsters visited the Trust to meet Amanda Boyd and Sian Hughes from the fundraising department. Amanda Boyd, donor care administrator, who presented the girls with special ‘thank you’ teddies said: “We think it is fantastic that the girls have chosen to do this to help children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs and would like to thank them for their thoughtfulness.”

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Local Rotary Club appeals to Mole Valley residents to help local schools! As in previous years, The Rotary Club of Leatherhead is appealing to Mole Valley residents to help the club support local schools across the area by collecting special schools vouchers from Sainsbury's and Tesco supermarkets. For every £10 spent in each of the supermarket chains, customers are given either a 'Computers for Schools' voucher from Tesco, or an 'Active Kids' voucher from Sainsbury's, which can be subsequently be converted into computer or sports equipment for use in local schools. The Rotary Club of Leatherhead is asking ALL Sainsbury's and Tesco customers to collect the vouchers they are offered and send them on to the club, who will then have greater 'buying power' to support local schools and pupils! Please send your vouchers to: Rotary Club of Leatherhead, c/o Donovan Hewitt The Leatherhead Theatre 7 Church Street Leatherhead KT22 8DN

Two Leatherhead Dancers performing in Giselle New Wimbledon Theatre - 16th & 17th April

Two young dancers from Leatherhead have been chosen to dance with English Youth Ballet in their forthcoming production of Giselle. They are Rebecca Murray, 13 years who trains at the Rosalle School of Dance and attends Howard of Effingham School. Also, Tamsin January, 15 years who trains at Laine Theatre Arts and attends Therfield School. The story of Giselle is set on an English country estate with an ‘upstairs, downstairs flavour’ and is about a young girl Giselle who is betrayed by the unfaithful Prince Albert. As it is a completely new ballet staged for English Youth Ballet in 2008 the costumes are magnificent and with pretty scenery and spectacular dancing this production brings the ballet into the 21st century with warmth, colour and drama.

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The Fear Factor The thought of making a life change can be so frightening. You desperately want and need to change, yet an overriding feeling of fear can completely control you; paralysing you to stay in the here and now. So why do we allow this fear to control us and most importantly, to limit us? 1. The fear of the unknown - It is human nature to be fearful of what we do not know. Don’t reprimand yourself, it is completely normal. Yet, do not allow yourself to use this fear as a reason not to act. Tip - Research as much as possible. Visualize all scenarios (not just the worst!). We cannot predict the future, so accept that some decisions will create huge positive rewards and others will be positive learning curves. Life is about making considered decisions and growing from their outcomes. 2. Self doubt Oh dear, the majority of us are well versed with this one! We can spend a lot of time and energy doubting ourselves and our abilities. In times of life changes, we use all of our ‘acquired skills’ to throw up doubt at each hurdle. Tip - Focus on your positives (you have them, so acknowledge them). Speak to yourself as you would your best friend. Stepping outside your comfort zone is necessary in order to develop. If you never try, you will never know. Don’t be consumed with the thought ‘I wonder if…’. Never allow yourself to wish you hadn’t made that decision…always remember there was a reason why you did. 3. The fear of others Worrying about what others will think of you is self limiting. Why choose to be trapped in a job you hate or a relationship you are unhappy in? Why choose not to try because there is a chance that you will be frowned upon? Others do not have to live your life, you do! Tip - ‘Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.’ (Dr. Seuss) The worst part about being afraid of change is that you can end up settling for whatever comes along. You allow your fear, other people and circumstances to control the direction of your life. You live with ‘If onlys…’. You nurture a perpetual fear of change. The fear factor will only dissipate when you face it. Having the confidence to take action in the face of fear, not only provides you with a sense of control, ultimately it will provide you with a life full of purpose and joy. And isn’t that really what we are all trying to achieve? Working with a Coach provides the support, focus and encouragement to help you face the fear factor.

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Recipe of the month Bolognese Pasta Bake Great for a family supper or feeding a hungry crowd of kids this pasta bake makes a change from the usual spag bol! Serve with a leafy salad and garlic bread. Serves 6 Ready in 1 hr 25 mins 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 700g (1lb 9oz) minced beef 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 2 tsp dried oregano 2 tbsp tomato puree 300g (10oz) penne pasta 25g (1oz) butter 25g (1oz) flour 450ml (3/4pt) milk 100g (4oz) Cheddar cheese, grated 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese Basil leaves, to garnish

1. Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan and fry the onion and garlic for 8-10 mins until softened. Add the mince and cook over a high heat until browned. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, oregano and puree and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Simmer for 30 mins. 2. Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for 12-14 mins or until just tender. Drain well then rinse under cold water. 3. Melt the butter in a large pan then stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk then bring to the boil, whisking all the time, until the sauce has thickened. Simmer gently for 2 mins. Stir in half the Cheddar cheese and season to taste. Stir the drained pasta into the sauce and mix well. 4. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6. Spoon the meat sauce in a large deep gratin dish and top with the pasta and sauce. Sprinkle over the rest of the Cheddar cheese and Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 mins until bubbling and golden. Serve garnished with basil leaves. 44


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Established for 22 successful years We serve an authentic choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes freshly cooked to order by our renowned Bangladeshi chef House specials served daily

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Takeaway service available, with 10% discount on all orders over £15

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Outside catering available for large parties. We are open 7 days a week, inc Bank Holidays 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-11pm

1 Craddocks Parade, Ashtead, KT21 1QL

01372 274810 / 273627 Why not try our new branch The Mogul - 66 Terrace Road, Walton on Thames.

01372 271644/077 4777 2726 www.greektogo.co.uk

01932 223319

It has been a pleasure to watch the Ashtead & Leatherhead Local develop over the past four and a half years and for me it has been a great place to promote my work as a photographer. I am sure that Zen's friendly approach and down to earth personality has been a big factor in its success and she understands the needs of her advertisers, avoiding the 'pressure sell' which so often puts people off advertising. I hear regular praise from people who have advertised in the mag the proof of the pudding is of course the responses I have had and the extra awareness and business it has created for me - I am proud to be associated with Zen and The Ashtead & Leatherhead Local, and hope to be so for many years to come. Andy Newbold

Pepe Estevez looks forward to welcoming you to his renowned Italian restaurant

Special Set Lunch

Easter Day 4th April

£21 for 3 courses & coffee Monday - Saturday Set lunch £10.50 - 2 courses Monday - Friday Set dinner £12.50 - 2 courses Á la carte dining always available

London Rd, Mick Mickleha leham, m, RH5 RH5 6EH

01372 013 72 373950 373950 www.frascati.co.uk

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Gold Star Taxis of Leatherhead

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Education & Tuition

Exam Coaching for: • 11 Plus • Common Entrance • GCSE • A/S Level • A Level Extra tutoring for au pair students taking English proficiency courses

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For budding actors and actresses aged 13-19 years

2010 term

Join us for a free taster session at the Leatherhead Theatre every Thursday evening from 6-8pm

Saturday February 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

For professional tuition in drama, dance and singing

10am-11am – Drama 11am-12pm – Dance

The Performing Arts Class will enter the Leatherhead Drama Festival 2010.

£60 a term for one session £90 a term for both sessions (drama and dance)

*Come along and try one taster session for free*

For further information please contact

To book a place with the LTS call the

Box Office on 01372 365141

Sally on 01372 365154 or 07711 937951

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01372 276825 / 279935

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Barnesmead Woodfield Lane Ashtead Moorlands The Marld Ashtead

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Clubs & Activities Is the stress of everyday life getting you down? How about spending a few hours on the riverbank?

We have some of the most beautiful stretches of the Mole River, various ponds around the area and concessionary rates to commercial fisheries within Surrey and Sussex. For more info, call the Leatherhead & District Angling Soc Membership Secretary (Eric) on 01372 377654, or visit: www.leatherheadangling.co.uk

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United Football Project UNITED is a new football inclusion project for Leatherhead run by Mole Valley District Council. This project has been created to offer boys and girls a regular opportunity to play football in a safe and friendly environment regardless of ability and background. Sessions include warm ups, fitness, drills, small sided games, tournaments and more. The long term goal is to develop boy and girl football teams based at Kingston Road Recreation Ground. Spring and Summer Term details Term starts week commencing 19th April 2010 until 30th August 2010. Note: Winter Term details to be confirmed during August 2010. Wednesday Session (Skills and Drills) School Years 3 – 6: 5pm to 6pm School Years 7 – 11: 6.15pm to 7.15pm Saturday Session (Tournaments) School Years 3 – 6: 10am to 11am School Years 7 – 11: 11.15am to 12.15pm Location Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Leatherhead, KT22 7RB

The charge is £2 per session per child, please bring the correct change and hand to the football coach at the start of each training session. If you are in receipt of income related benefits you will be entitled to a reduced fee.

For further information and a booking form contact Richard Arlett, Sports Development Officer on 01306 879194 or email sport@molevalley.gov.uk

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The Café

Secret Identities - Answers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

at St George’s, Ashtead

Visit our Café at St George’s Christian Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead.

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In the beginning Nincompoop They do not rhyme with any other words The same pronunciation The Full Monty (Monty was short for Montague) 6. Nine 7. Heroine 8. Panama (this makes the phrase become a palindrome) 9. Sudoku 10. Pull the wool over your eyes

Open to all from 10am-2pm, Wed-Fri,

for a coffee break, delicious snacks and hot lunches. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you from Rosie and the team

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Ashtead Bridge College

Beginners’ Lessons Thursday evenings from 22nd April

Learn Modern Jive

at St George’s Church

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Spring Term of 12 lessons - Fees £100 inc book

www.bridgewebs.com/ashteadcollege/

Call John Cumming 01372 815162 E: john.cumming2@ntlworld.com

The Social Dance Have Fun & Get Fit Beginners, with or without partners, welcome Start any week

Every Thursday 7.45-11pm Tylney Hall Ballroom Leatherhead Leisure Centre Guildford Road, KT22 9BL Beginners’ Class 8pm & 8.45pm Intermediates 8.45pm Freestyle practice 9.30-11pm

Bring this ad for half price trial (£4.50) lesson on first visit! Tel: 01883 740559 / 07944 971195 Email: info@leroc.biz Web: www.leroc.biz

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FOR ALL YOUR COMPUTING NEEDS Friendly Local Service For SALES - REPAIRS - UPGRADES REMOTE ASSISTANCE - CALLOUTS TELEPHONE : 01372 801545

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN APRIL? Thursday 1st (weekly)

...and every Friday after Easter. Sewing Room (sale of haberdashery and greetings cards) 10am-12pm, Leatherhead Parish Church Hall.

Thursday 1st (monthly)

Leatherhead Barn Dance Club. 8pm-10.15pm, first Thurs of the month. Abraham Dixon Hall, Letherhead Institute. £2. Ruth & Jim Gwilliam, 01403 750844

Sunday 4th

10.30am coffee at Leatherhead Parish Church Hall followed by 11.15am Easter Day Family Service with Communion at Leatherhead Parish Church - everyone welcome

Sunday 4th, Saturday 17th Tuesday 20th

Spring walks in and around the beautiful Mole Valley with Ian and Flip Cargill, Moderate pace and fitness. 4th & 17th begin at 11am, duration 1-1½ hours, 4ish miles. 4th meet at Shere Heath car park. 17th meet at Friday St car park. 20th is an evening walk and starts at 7pm, 60 mins duration, meet at Bocketts Farm car park. More info 01372 363589, www.livewellnaturally.co.uk

Monday 5th

Children’s Trust Annual Spring Fair, 12pm-4pm. Tadworth Court, Tadworth, KT20 5RU Fun for all the family, including a real life ‘pets corner’! Children are invited to enter the Easter Bonnet Competition by either making their creations on the day or those made at home. An Easter egg hunt, games, face-painting, fairground rides, a bouncy castle, make your own jewellery, and lots of stalls. Entry is FREE for all children. Tickets for adults will be £2.50 and can be pre-booked on-line at www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/springfair where you can also book your place for the fantastic Easter Egg Hunt.

Wednesday 7th

Ashtead Flower Arrangement Group. Club afternoon, come and see how it is done, share knowledge and skills of flower arranging. Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. 1.45pm-4.30pm. Visitors welcome, entry £4. Contact Diane Evans, 01372 272563.

Wednesday 7th

Ashtead WI talk. ‘Toy train to the clouds’ - a journey through China with slides by Paul Whittle. 7.30pm, APMH. Sandra Brown 01372 276736

Friday 9th

Ashtead Friday Market. 9am-12.30pm. Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. Supporting the RNLI - cakes, haberdashery, bric-a-brac, plants, cards, jewellery, etc. Free entry.

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Coffee and scones served every Friday morning in the Ralli Room Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, prepared and served by volunteers to raise money to run the APMH.

Saturday 10th

Ashtead Spring Clean, 9.50am, various meeting points around Ashtead, finishing at 11.15am. Details on Ashtead Residents Association page in this magazine.

Saturday 10th

London Conchord Ensemble - Beethoven Septet and Schubert Octet. Dorking Halls. Tickets £17 from 01306 740619 or 01306 881717

Friday 16th or Tuesday 20th

Caravaggio 400th Anniversary. An exploration of his work during his short but colourful life at the dawn of the age of Baroque. 7.30pm. £10 inc refreshments: email ashteadartlovers@googlemail.com or phone 01372 272235, for further info.

Wednesday 21st (weekly)

Parent and Toddler Group 10am-12pm, Leatherhead Parish Church Hall, just turn up

Wed 21st & Saturday 24th

Choose a new piece of public art for Leatherhead. Over twenty exciting projects will be on view at an exhibition at Park House on 21st April from 4pm8pm and in the Swan Centre on 24th April during the St George's celebrations . A sculpture? lighting effect? mural? community happening? Come and have your say!

Saturday 24th

NCT Nearly New Sale - Leatherhead & District. 2pm-3pm. Downsend School (main site), 1 Leatherhead Rd, KT22 8TJ. Early entrance at 1.45pm for NCT members please bring your card. £1.50. Items for sale: toys, buggies, cots, children’s clothing and much more!

Tuesday 27th

Ashtead Residents’ Assoc Spring meeting, APMH 8pm, speaker Mr David McNulty, new Chief Exec of Surrey County Council AGM commences at 7pm, but residents are welcome to attend the Spring meeting from 8pm.

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Working towards a sustainable Ashtead

Biodiversity in our Village What gives you pleasure when you look out of your windows? Like me, it is probably not the tarmac, pavements and buildings, but the sky, trees, shrubs, flowers, gardens and green areas. Imagine for a moment what Ashtead would look like if we had many more mature trees lining our roads. One of my favourites is Woodfield Lane, I love the natural bank under the trees, full of primroses in the spring and wild flowers in the summer. What is your street like? Is there space to plant more trees in your garden? They provide an amazing habitat for wildlife and help with carbon reduction, Garden owners are being encouraged to create ‘wildlife corridors’ of trees and shrubs, so why not talk to your neighbours and see if you can plant interlinking strips of trees in the back and front of your gardens. Trees are also a main food source for honey bees. There are quite a few bee keepers in Ashtead and more sites are needed, if your garden is suitable you could consider becoming a ‘bee host’. If you have a grass verge outside your house, you can apply to the council for a licence to plant trees, shrubs and flowers. There are some rules, for example the distance from the centre of the road to the verge and sight lines, so visit the council website www.surreycc.gov.uk for more information and to apply. There are many larger areas of grass which could be mown by the council just twice a year. And yes it does look a bit scruffier un-mown and many wild flowers are considered weeds, but that’s what nature is about and all are important for biodiversity. Did you know that the Woodfield (the area between the railway line and Barnett Wood Lane) is a designated a site of Nature Conservation Importance (NCI) and is carefully managed by MVDC? They have recently planted more trees and shrubs but are basically letting nature ‘do its thing’ and consequently there is an extremely high level of biodiversity of plants and insects, which is regularly monitored by MVDC. There is a future plan to let the grass grow long and extend this ‘Woodfield’ habitat to the area in front of the recreation ground instead of having regularly mown grass The United Nations has declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. We are very lucky in Ashtead to have many green space areas, but we can’t afford to be complacent. Gardens are being eaten up by developers, there is a potential loss of over fifty trees if Tesco get their way with ‘developing’ the car park in the street, so we need to do all we can to maintain and improve the biodiversity of our village, which I think would also enhance our enjoyment of it. Caroline Cardew-Smith For more information about Transition Ashtead, see our website at www.TransitionAshtead.org.uk Contact our Secretary Derek Smith on 01372 378914 or email info@transitionashtead.org.uk 62


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Leatherhead & District Local History Society Potted Histories No: 16

Leatherhead Court – Woodlands Road Leatherhead Leatherhead Court in Woodlands Road was once part of the Woodland Park Estate. The owner at the time was Frederick Carkeet Bryant, a son of the founder of Bryant and May, the match manufacturer. In 1904 it was leased to Martha Wood-Tullis and often referred to as a ‘high class school for young ladies’. Among the famous pupils who attended the school were Winifred O’ Shaughnessy de Wolfe Hudnut, who married Rudolph Valentino and Fay Compton the well -known British stage and screen actress.

In 1933 a small committee was formed by Dame Georgiana Buller, Vice Chairman of the Central Council for the Care of Cripples, her aim was to establish a Training College for the disabled so that such people might be able to find suitable employment in either commerce or industry, and to regain their self- respect. The ten-acre site of Leatherhead Court was deemed ideal and was duly purchased for the sum of £8.000. The first 16 trainees were received on the 1st November 1934 and the establishment was formally opened by HRH the Duchess of York (the late Queen Mother) as the Cripples Training College (London and District) on the 27th June 1935. In 1942 Her Majesty expressed the wish that the college should, in future, be known as Queen Elizabeth’s Training College for the Disabled. In January 1989, Leatherhead Court was the victim of a horrendous fire. The front of the building was totally destroyed. Following a big fund raising effort, a new front was built on to the remaining buildings. The new building was officially opened by the late Queen Mother in November 1992. The front building is now the Headquarters of the

For information regarding Membership, Lectures and Museum opening hours contact: Leatherhead & District Local History Society, Leatherhead Museum Hampton Cottage, 64 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DP Tel: 01372 386348 mail to: staff@lheadmuseum.plus.com Website: www.leatherheadlocalhistory.org.uk 66


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by Ursula Buchan early spring that I really get up close and personal once more. Reacquainting myself with the sights, the sounds and the smells of the garden is one of the high points of the gardening year. This is the time when I remake my connection with the weeds in my garden which, at this moment, are, with one exception, quite a charming lot. Charming because their hold on the soil is so nebulous, so fragile, that they can be pulled away easily. This is the time for speedwell, for bitter cress, for trails of goosegrass, for fragrant deadnettle, to be swept away into the bucket in an expansive gloved gesture. I wrote ‘with one exception’ for early spring often means a doughty battle with annual meadow grass, an annual with the fiercely tenacious roots of a perennial. Annual meadow grass brings me, quite literally, to my knees. This is work which requires a stainless steel hand fork, a bungey rubber kneeling mat and a humble attitude.

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At this time of year, I spend my time burrowing amongst rose bushes, digging out the meadow grass clump by clump, as carefully as possible so as not to disturb the shallow-lying rose roots. On an ordinary day in late spring or summer, this task would soon pall but, on the first day of the spring offensive, it has all the benefit of novelty, as well as affording the chance to smell the earth once more. It may be a prosaic combination of bacteria, fungi and decaying vegetable matter, but the scent of soil in spring is both invigorating and cheering - particularly if it is connected, as it usually is, with the sound of a robin, high in the Bramley apple tree nearby, his stroppy territorial attitude resulting in a riot of tuneful song. In my part of the world, which is Northamptonshire, and in a garden where the soil is mainly heavy, March dusts don’t come along very often - except in the speciallymade, free-draining raised beds in the vegetable patch, and in the lighter soil in the flower borders close to the old cottage privy

(don’t ask!). So that is where I tend to concentrate my efforts until the days lengthen and the sunshine strengthens. Once a good stretch of weeding is completed, and the old stems of grasses and perennials have been cut down, to reveal the fresh young green of new shoots, I can take myself off with a good conscience and start to sow vegetable seeds. How pleasant it is, after the winter lay-off, to make a ‘drill’ and bury the seed of broad beans, carrots, parsnips or peas. If the weather forecast is for cold and wet conditions, it may be necessary to cover the rows with horticultural fleece (pegged down firmly since it is very prone to fly away in the wind), but still I feel that the garden is on the move, and the earth is turning once more.

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Ursula Buchan is a trained gardener, who has spent many years writing for national newspapers and magazines, notably The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator. Her fifteenth book, Back to the Garden, was published recently by Frances Lincoln. www.ursula-buchan.co.uk


Weekly Food Waste Recycling begins this Summer Mole Valley District Council plans to roll out weekly food waste collections throughout the District during July and August 2010 Mole Valley District Council’s successful research project demonstrated that collecting food waste separately can have significant environmental benefits while also being popular with residents. Recent technological developments in refuse collection vehicles have meant that separate food waste collections can be done cost-effectively as well. Therefore the Council has taken the decision to spread this collection system to the rest of the District following the trial in Bookham and Fetcham. Food waste is biodegradable and when it is put in a landfill site it will rot to produce a gas called methane. This gas is over twenty times more potent to the greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide and therefore needs to be minimised wherever it can be. By collecting food waste separately, the Council can dispose of this waste through a different method to the usual refuse and allow the production of methane to be avoided.

changes nearer the time and further information will be provided as the bins are delivered. This will be a staged process, with different roads being brought onto the new service at different times. Councillor Chris Reynolds, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said “We are already the best recyclers in the South East with a recycling rate of over 50%. The trial data we gathered showed that all Mole Valley residents will now be able to recycle over 60% of their waste while making massive improvements in the reduction of methane emissions.”

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In order to collect food waste separately, residents will be provided with a set of dedicated food waste bins. A small caddy is provided for the kitchen which is suitable to sit on a window sill or work surface. A larger food waste bin, about the size of a small pedal bin, is provided for outdoor use. When the caddy is filled, the contents are transferred to the outdoor bin. The outdoor bin is then put out for collection by the binmen on the appropriate day.

“Thank you so much for printing the article about the Ashtead Friday Market in your magazine. We had lots of new people in the hall and several wanting to take a table for next time. It certainly made a difference to our numbers and it highlighted the event, which was fantastic! Many thanks again.” Chris Townsend, Ashtead Friday Market, APMH.

A new type of collection vehicle will be used that has a split body with two compartments. This will allow refuse or recycling to be collected at the same time as the food waste and therefore the food waste bin will be collected at the same time as the normal wheeled bins. Residents will be notified of the dates of 70


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Leatherhead Museum Re-opens Thursday 1st April When Leatherhead Museum reopens on Thursday 1st April, visitors will be able to benefit from the quite considerable work of improvement that has been undertaken by volunteers during the closed season which included swapping over two substantial glass display cabinets via the narrow steep staircase. We have a significant collection of Ronson products. Ronson are perhaps best known for cigarette lighters of which there is a bewildering range of styles and we were delighted to add recently a new variety to us, a ball pen and lighter combined.

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Another defunct manufacturer in Leatherhead, BVC better known as “Goblin” also had a quite extensive range of products and two recent additions to the collection are a radio and an “air Goblin radio conditioner” made by them. This latter is actually a fan heater!

Visitors with recollections of the past of the area are invited to enter them in the “Book of Memories”

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Blame it on the boogie ARC raises over £800 at half term disco ARC, the campaign to improve Ashtead’s playpark, held yet another successful fundraising event – this time a half term disco for Ashtead schoolchildren – and in the process raised over £800. Almost 200 children danced the afternoon away at Ashtead’s Peace Memorial Hall. Fundraising efforts bring the campaign’s total, so far, to £6400. In achieving this, one of the campaign’s key fundraising goals has been met, that is, to raise £5000 in order to achieve charitable status. Members of the committee and the event organisers, Claire Adams and Clare Ansett were both delighted with the outcome. “It was great to see so many Ashtead families supporting our campaign and turning out for the disco. The kids had a fantastic time and it was the perfect entertainment for a rainy afternoon!” ARC’s chair, Andrea Hodson, also commented on the campaign’s achievements so far. “We were delighted that everybody seemed to have a great time this afternoon and are truly grateful for the support that has been shown by everybody – not just today, but since the inception of the campaign. Now that we have achieved charitable status our fundraising will really take off and achieving what we set out to do, that is, to make Ashtead’s playpark a great place for all of our children, becomes more and more of a reality. We have some great plans for the spring and summer – exciting times are ahead!” A number of fundraisers are planned for the next few months, namely: April 15th:

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any people underestimate the value of items they store in their shed, garage or garden. Unfortunately, criminals are fully aware of the value of property stored in vulnerable places. The following advice can help to keep your property secure and reduce the chance of your becoming a victim of crime.

If spoiling the aesthetics isn’t too much of a concern then paint your house number and postcode onto your valuable gardening equipment (e.g. lawnmower, strimmer etc). This makes them much less attractive to potential thieves and also increases the chances of the property being recovered and returned to its rightful owner if it is stolen. If you have been working in your garden ensure that you lock away tools such as spades or forks when you’re finished. Tools left out could be used by an intruder to gain access to your property.

Sheds can be a target for thieves, as they often contain expensive equipment and are often poorly protected. Avoid storing valuable items such as power tools, fishing tackle or golf clubs in a shed. These items should be stored inside your home or in a secure garage. Whilst a garden shed is not designed to withstand any form of determined attack, there are some simple measures you can take to make them more secure.

It is also worth remembering that doors leading to your house via an integral garage should be treated in the same way as all external doors. In order to make them more secure, they should be fitted with five lever mortice locks to make your home more difficult to access by anyone gaining entry to the attached garage.

The most effective way to secure shed doors is to fit a strong hasp and staple (also called a ‘padbar’). Secure this with coach bolts (long bolts with a smooth head that cannot be undone with a screwdriver or spanner) and lock the hasp over the staple with a closed shackled padlock. Door hinges should also be secured with coach bolts or clutch head screws, which can be purchased at DIY stores. If you don’t intend to use opening windows in your shed, you can make them secure by screwing them shut. Hanging a curtain or netting up against the window will prevent prying eyes from seeing what is inside. If possible, position your shed as near to the house as possible, so that it is clearly visible from your home. You can further protect your shed with items such as ‘shed bars’, and larger items can be secured inside by shed shackles. These and other approved products can be found at: www.soldsecure.com or www.securedbydesign.com

To contact Surrey Police, telephone 0845 125 2222. In the event of a crime in progress or an emergency, telephone 999 Your local team can also be contacted by email to mvalley.snt@surrey.pnn.police,uk 78


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Book Reviews by Peter Snell confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower. An active player in the power struggles that surrounded her, she made hard and courageous choices, always trying to protect those whom she loved. Informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills, Philippa Gregory gives an unforgettable voice to an extraordinary woman.

Museum of Life Steve Parker £20.00 For the first time cameras are going behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum in London to meet the experts who define the world we live in. In March 2010 the Museum will be the subject of a major new BBC TV series, Museum of Life. This landmark television series will provide viewers with unprecedented access to all aspects of museum life, with a focus on its pioneering research worldwide and the 70 million specimens that it looks after. Published to tie in with the BBC TV series of the same name, Museum of Life features all of the themes and events from the series, as well as stories about the Museum and the scientific research it is involved in. It is illustrated in colour throughout including photographs of both the Museum's collections and its scientists in action.

A Web of Air Philip Reeve £8.99 The eagerly-awaited sixth instalment of the “Mortal Engines” series. Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the wartorn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. The fabulous sixth book in the Mortal Engines series, from the brilliant Philip Reeve.

Parisians Graham Robb £18.99 No-one knows a city like the people who live there – so who better to relate the history of Paris than its inhabitants through the ages? Taking us from 1750 to the new millennium, “Parisians” introduces us to some of those inhabitants. "Parisians" is both history and travel guide, yet also part memoir, part mystery; a book unlike any other, it is at once a volume to read from cover to cover, to lose yourself in, to dip in and out of at leisure, and a wonder to return to again and again - rather like the city itself, in fact".

E.M. Forster: A New Life Wendy Moffat £25.00 One of the great mysteries in the life of E. M. Forster (1879-1970) is why, after the publication of "A Passage to India" in 1924, he never published another novel. In Wendy Moffat's biography we gain extraordinary insights into a man with a gift for writing fiction of great humanity, warmth and humour, who realised early that the society of his time would not allow him to publish the fiction he really wanted to write. At the end of "A Passage to India", his readers were left with the melancholy sight of Aziz and Fielding, friends of different races and cultures, riding out of the novel down separate paths. Moffat argues that Forster was frustrated at not being able to write out of his true self. It was not until after his death that Maurice, his novel of a homosexual affair, would be published. His support for colleagues from Lowes Dickinson and Radcliffe Hall to Christopher Isherwood and Benjamin Britten, and his quiet championing of humanistic values, helped create the more tolerant world we now enjoy.

The White Queen Philippa Gregory £7.99 Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. A woman who won the love of a king and ascended to royalty by virtue of her beauty, Elizabeth fought tenaciously for the success of her family -- her daughter and her two sons whose eventual fate has

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Issue 54, March 2010. Never underestimate the importance of community.