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What’s in here this month? Ashtead Residents’ Association
Ashtead Village Day - centre pages
Leatherhead Residents’ Association
Leatherhead Duck Race
Drop Down Word Game
Love food, hate waste campaign
Fetcham Residents’ Association
Appeal for little Adam Bird
What’s going on in June?
Testing Times - a story
Hedgerows for dormice
Osteopathy - what can it do for you?
Polesden Lacey Shakespeare
Surrey County Show - Mon 31st May
Burlesque comes to Epsom
Charity cycle ride
Quiz - the human body
Gardening - Euphorbia
Quiz - animated voices
Gdns of Bookhams Open Day - 20th June
Cat charity’s urgent appeal
Mole Valley Police column
APMH Midsummer Ball - 26th June
World Cup Timetable - pull out
Solutions, page 42
From the Publisher June sees the annual Ashtead Village Day event which this year falls on Saturday 12th, in the centre of this magazine is a programme of events and I think the Rotary Club of Ashtead have done remarkably well to organise a huge and diverse number of demonstrations, it’s a great day out and one which is always very well attended. Also in June this year, love it or loathe it, sees the beginning of the 2010 World Cup Tournament. On the back of the Ashtead Village Day pullout section is a fixture list. England’s first game falls on Saturday 12th June at 7.30pm (UK time) and we’re playing against the USA. Good luck England! England’s first game is obviously timed to coincide with everyone getting home and settling down after a wonderful day spent at Ashtead Village Day. Do you think Timothy Ashton has a direct line to FIFA? The annual Leatherhead Duck race takes place on Sunday 27th June, page 56; the Gardens of Bookhams Open Day falls on Sunday 20th June, page 84; Shakespeare once again comes to Polesden Lacey in July, page 74, and this is a well-subscribed event, so be sure to buy your tickets before the performances are sold out. As ever, lots of new businesses have come on board this month, Pachesham Golf Centre on page 53 would love you to try their informal set up and it’s a great way to find out more about the game of golf without committing to a membership. 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 email@example.com www.ashtead-leatherhead.com
I spent a tranquil hour or so over at Lisa Lanz Beauty in Leatherhead, read about my restorative experience on page 37 and Lisa is donating a percentage of her takings in June to the ‘Women for Women’ charity, details on page 36. I was contacted by Adam Bird’s family who are trying to raise funds to help their little boy, all the details are on page 18. Cats Protection are launching an urgent appeal for help, please see page 42. 11 district and borough council’s around Surrey are launching their own ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign and have asked me to help raise awareness, you can read more about it on pages 58 and 59. There’s really too much to cover, so what I suggest you do is find a quiet corner somewhere, make yourself a cup of coffee and read the magazine at your leisure, as always, the contents are so diverse, I guarantee there will be something in here for you. Don’t forget Father’s Day which this year falls on Sunday 20th June. Cheerio. Zen George Publisher 01372 376420 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ashtead-leatherhead.com © Cover design/photography by Andy Newbold 01372 383018 6
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A Dream? Our attention has recently been focussed traders and fit the physical constraints of upon raising funds to employ professional the car parks and local road network? representatives to oppose Tesco’s appeals One idea which emerged from the many against the refusals they received to build a discussions held recently is the provision of supermarket on the old Esso site at the a multi-purpose medical facility. I believe forthcoming Public Inquiry. The response that such a development could meet all the was overwhelming with a large number of criteria above, would be broadly consistent very generous donations for which we are with NHS strategy and would alleviate the very grateful. As a consequence we have increasing pressure upon existing local been able to appoint Geoff Douglass of medical facilities. Pelham Planning Associates to act as our But where does the money come from? planning consultant and a specialist especially now, as we face inevitable barrister to present the case. Work is constraints in public sector spending? I consequently currently underway to build don’t know in any detail but I am aware the case for presentation to the Planning that there is an increasing trend for publicInspector. private partnerships, with such facilities I would also like to express my thanks to being financed and constructed by Gillian Russell and all those in SAVE (Save specialist private companies. For example, Ashtead Village Environment) who helped Surrey PCT only recently announced one her for their energetic and highly effective such development in Stanwell with Ashley efforts to raise awareness of the issues House plc. involved and for working with us so Pure fantasy? At present, yes. But we have productively in this joint effort. to believe that there is a realistic prospect We believe that Mole Valley District Council that Tesco’s current proposals will be had sound reasons for refusing both of clearly and firmly rejected. In that event, Tesco’s applications. We are also confident Tesco may conclude that the business case that a strong case can be made for these is too weak to continue. Then, who knows? decisions to be upheld at appeal. It is very Perhaps there could be room for a little encouraging that not only were many dreaming. people prepared to voice their views through writing letters of objection and Paul Le Versha signing petitions but that they were also Chairman prepared to back their views with hard cash. 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 email@example.com. She will be delighted to hear from you.
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of local interest. However our greatest need is to boost our membership, so that we can speak authoritively on behalf of the people of the Town. All we are asking for, is your confidence and support – and £2 per household per annum. The fact that no-one has challenged our actions over the past year, gives us reassurance that we are speaking for you. But apart from the financial benefits to us we would like to face the rest of the rest of the world knowing that you have signed up to membership of our community.
s I write this, our new Government is being put together, and indeed we also await the new arrangements in Mole Valley District Council. The stormy seas of Government will produce ripples of significance to our future here in Leatherhead. This will look clearer in retrospect as you read this, but for us now there are still many uncertainties. So I ask myself how is the LRA placed to handle the changes of the future? We have just had our second AGM, attended by 4 of our Councillors, including our County Councillor, who graced us with his Chain of Office as Chairman of Mole District Council. We are grateful to him, and to our District Councillors who represent us in Council. But civic life is much wider than just the administrative role of Local Government,
If you wonder what we do then, please come to our meetings and join the discussions as to how we can improve the Town and help our members, or just hear about the past. Finally take a look at our website www.leatherheadresidentsassociation. org.uk to see what we do.
Our committee was re-elected together with 2 extra members. This will come as some relief to other members of the committee who have worked hard to keep up with the need to represent the people of our Town in the many spheres
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Fetcham Residents’ Association Using funds that it had allocated for community projects, the Association timed the completion of its latest project to compliment the highly successful Fetcham Traders’ St George’s day event on the 23rd April. Ageing planters set along one part of the village shopping centre have been replaced by twenty custom built ones which have been located on a much wider area through the shopping centre.
If necessary private meetings may take place with the officers after the Panel closes. Membership of the Association is open to any residential household in Fetcham and a team of Road Stewards, apart from providing direct contact with members in their area if needed, distribute a twice yearly newsletter.
They are of such a design that they can be placed further away from the kerbside than the old ones to reduce the chance of impacts from vehicles making use of the free parking but still retain a satisfactory width of pavement. The Fetcham Traders’ were closely involved with the scheme at each stage and gave significant financial support towards the total cost of £4,500. The Association is also very appreciative of a generous grant from Surrey County Council and of MVDC Parks Department staff for their very useful assistance in the disposal of the old planters etc.
Any Fetcham resident who is not already a member and would like to apply for residential household membership is most welcome to join by send a cheque for a minimum of £1 along with a note of name and full address in block capitals in an unstamped envelope to: The Membership Secretary Fetcham Residents’ Association Freepost SEA7176 Ashtead KT21 2BR Paul Fairweather Chairman 01372 372006 www.surreycommunity.info/ fetchamresidentsassociation
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hen Ruth left college, she gathered together all her course notes and essays. She made a bonfire and vowed never to revise again. Seventeen years later her old college nightmare returned. She found herself naked in her school hall, surrounded by her class mates and staring incomprehensively at a maths exam paper written entirely in Greek. Lying in bed at three o’clock in the morning, her husband Sam beside her and photos of their three children on the bedroom wall, she had a sudden realisation that this was just the start. There were years of tests, GCSE and A Level exams ahead of her, accompanied by years of naked Greek exam paper dreams.
Ruth used every parental strategy that she could devise. Computer games were confiscated as a punishment and then new ones were ordered as a potential reward but nothing seemed to work. When Ben sat up in bed, closed his books and announced that his teachers had told him to have plenty of breaks, Ruth took a deep breath and gave up.
The following week was ‘Assessment Week’ at school and for the first time, all three children would be sitting tests. Being the eldest, Ben’s exams were the most important and surprisingly his teachers had quite high expectations of him.
She tried to get them into bed early on Sunday night and resolved to keep the atmosphere calm for the week. She gave them a cooked breakfast in the morning and sent them off with fingers crossed and a heartfelt “Good luck”.
However ‘exam stress’ was a hot topic in the media and at school and Ben’s teachers had taken this issue very seriously. Ben had taken his own precautions and was studiously avoiding any stress at all, berating Ruth whenever she even suggested that he get his school books out. Daniel didn’t care. He always did the bare minimum and left everything until the last minute. His school exercise books were illegible and the ‘Please finish this at home’ notes from the teacher were regularly ignored. His revision strategy was to look through his book on the morning of the exam and hope for the best. He defiantly held the view that exams were solely to test the ability of the teacher and that if he failed, it was all Mr Johnson’s fault.
The week went by with artificial calm. Sarah was happy, Sam’s appraisal seemed to go well and Ruth’s car passed its MOT after only a few minor tweaks. Ben finally came to his senses and read through his books each night but Daniel remained in denial. Sam gave him some memory strategies to help him with his geography and they just hoped for the best. When Friday arrived, Ruth cooked a celebratory pizza supper and they raised their glasses to ‘the end of tests’. Ruth tried not to think of future exams or her recurring dream. Sam asked Daniel about his Geography exam and whether he’d used the memory techniques. Daniel was very enthusiastic. He’d memorised all the capital cities in Europe and was pretty sure that he’d got them all right. His parents were momentarily impressed by their middle child, until he gave them a demonstration of his ‘memory technique’ by announcing that the Capital of Belgium was ‘Sprouts’.
Sarah had assessments and spelling tests and took them all very seriously. She felt that her ‘exams’ were just as important as her brothers’ and that she should get the full and constant attention of her parents at all times to help her ‘revise’. Ruth felt surrounded by tests. Her husband, Sam was having an appraisal at work, she was going for a check up at the doctor’s and the car had to go to the garage for its MOT. No wonder her nightmare had returned.
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An Evening of Burlesque comes to Epsom Playhouse Monday 5th July
As-seen-on-national-TV, the Mistress of Burlesque, Miss Polly Rae previews her incredible show, designed by William Baker, creative director to Kylie Minogue. Marrying live vocal talent with burlesque art, Polly is joined by elegant showgirls in combining Parisian charm with Las Vegas glamour. An Evening of Burlesque is compered by the delectable Kiki Kaboom and, along with Polly Rae, it includes the cream of British Burlesque talent including Miss Hotcake Kitty, Amber Topaz, Chrys Columbine, Miss Slinky Sparkles, Ginger Blush and The Kalki Hula Girl. With magic, music and song, including traditional fan dances this is a production that promises to be the talk of the town for months to come. Strictly over-18s only. The history of burlesque dates back to the very origins of British theatre. In the 17th century it was a popular form of musical and theatrical parody. The burlesque enjoyed the world over today has its origins in 1890s Paris and the rise of the Moulin Rouge.
Tickets ÂŁ22.50 www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk Box Office: 01372 742555 / 742227 32
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Cycle Ride in aid of Women for Women Charity This September, two Ashtead ladies, Natalie Marchant and Norma Chisholm will cycle 300 miles in 5 days in Beijing Province, China. They will ride through really challenging terrain, taking in sites such as the Great Wall and Ming tombs. They are raising funds for the “Women for Women” Charity. The Charity provides funds for research into diseases and conditions which affect women and their babies, ranging from infertility, recurring miscarriage and still-birth, to cancer and brain damage. In order to take part in Cycle China, Norma and Natalie have to raise £6,600 between them for the Charity. In total, so far, they have raised an amazing £5000, but that still leaves £1600 to reach their target. Lisa Lanz Beauty has generously agreed to donate 20% of all treatments given in June which will be a great boost to the fundraising pot. See advertisement on left. For further details, please go to www.lisalanzbeauty.com .
If you would like to show your support for their amazing challenge and this wonderful Charity you can donate online at www.justgiving.com/ nataliemarchant1 or contact them at email@example.com
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The fragrant Lisa Lanz initial distillation process to guarantee the purest and most powerful oils available.
I was kindly invited by Lisa to experience first hand one of her treatments in her newly appointed, dedicated treatment room in Leatherhead.
The treatment is a fusion of Eastern and Western massage techniques, pressure points to stimulate the nervous system, Swedish massage to relieve muscular tension and lymphatic drainage to encourage healthy circulation, this works from head to toes. I absolutely adored it and didn’t want it to end.
From the outset, Lisa is a really easy-going person and I felt very comfortable in her presence - an important point for anyone having a treatment. Lisa offered a full range of Aromatherapy Associates treatments and I opted for the ‘Real Aromatherapy Experience’ massages. An excellent choice I must say. In the first instance Lisa asked me about my state of mind and what I was hoping the massage would achieve. As one of life’s ‘worriers’ I decided that I could do with being less frantic and more laid back, so we decided on an aromatherapy oil that could achieve just that. It was a wonderful blend of geranium, frankincense and rose essential oils. Lisa explained that Aromatherapy Associates oils are derived from organically grown plants creating essential oils drawn only from the
Afterwards I felt completely free of any stress and tension and toddled back home and found myself in complete harmony with the world a first for me! It was a really wonderful experience and one which I will not hesitate to have on a regular basis, I have decided that ‘me’ time is really rather good as I don’t really put any time aside for myself and this could be the start of a new and exciting relationship with moi! For June, Lisa will donate 20% of treatment cost to the Women for Women charity, for details see article on the left. Zen George
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Looking forward to seeing clearly without glasses in 2010? ARE YOU
• An active 40–50 year old wanting independence from glasses?
• Over 45 or considering cataract surgery? Announcing an Ophthalmic public information evening by
Mr Paul Ursell MBBS MD FRCOphth Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Council Member of the UK & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Monday 21st June
The Clock House Medical Practice, Epsom Mr Ursell will talk on the latest premium lens implants that are proven safe and effective and how you can achieve close up, intermediate and distance vision without the need to wear glasses For further information, or to reserve your place, please call:
0800 980 4747
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Maths is Fun This was not my attitude until I came across Wemms Maths Unlimited at 90b The Street in Ashtead. Wemms headed up by an inspirational woman Joy Wemms has taught me so much more than maths. The ethos is totally positive and welcomes every one to engage in the adventure of mathematics without tears! The only word I suspect is totally unwelcome is can’t. The teaching staff consist of fully qualified, practising, UK trained, Maths teachers and all have been recognised as leading teachers in this field. All students from year 3 upwards are welcome with no upper age limit. (oldest student so far is 72 yrs, studying GCSE Maths for the fun of it). Wemms teaches all the various disciplines in Maths including further maths, mechanics, statistics, decision, pre U and IB syllabus and after support for undergraduates. Wemms only teaches Maths with the aim of enjoyment, laughter and growing confidence. Wemms is always a hive of activity but with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere conducive to study and concentration. It can provide a quiet place for doing homework but no playing around – it does mean work but in such a congenial, happy and positive atmosphere with tea and coffee making facilities. Wemms is not a crammer but aims at a proper education in Maths related to life and building skills for life. Teaching can be in small groups or one to one and revision courses are available. Summer Schools take place at the end of August. Wemms caters wonderfully for special needs and supporting parents with their childrens’ needs in Maths education. If you or your child want help with maths or to discover a more positive creative approach contact Joy Wemms on 01372 27 6499 or visit the website www.wemmsmathsunlimited.com. Bookings are being taken for September but HURRY they are nearly fully booked. You won’t regret it! 41
Cat charity makes emergency appeal to deal with surge in unwanted cats Cats Protection’s Epsom, Ewell & District branch has today issued an emergency appeal in response to a dramatic rise in the number of unwanted cats needing the charity’s help. The Epsom, Ewell & District branch is part of the charity’s nationwide network of 253 volunteer-run branches and 29 adoption centres, parts of which have experienced a sudden increase in the numbers of cats being brought in. Among the worst-affected is a branch that has taken in six-times more cats than normal and an adoption centre that is inundated with a record number of 100 unwanted kittens. As a result, the charity – which normally looks after around 7,000 cats at any one time - has issued an emergency appeal asking people to make a donation to stop the situation getting any worse. Peter Hepburn, the charity’s Chief Executive said: “This surge in unwanted cats is extremely distressing. It is a crisis for the cats and it piles additional pressure onto our volunteers. Our network of branches and centres are already stretched to the limit looking after the cats in their care. “I fear this could push the charity to breaking point if it continues and leave us unable to help the many thousands of unwanted cats out there so we are urgently asking for help. For example, just £16 could enable us to care for one extra cat – providing them with food, veterinary care and a warm place to sleep.” If you’d like help us on a regular basis & receive our quarterly newsletter please join us - annual membership of Epsom, Ewell & District Cats Protection is currently £6. Send your details & a cheque for £6 made 42
payable to ‘Cats Protection Epsom, Ewell & District’ to New Membership, Mrs Sally Dawkins, 35 Riverview Road, Ewell, Epsom, KT19 0JY If you would like to make a donation, please call Cats Protection’s national Helpline on 03000 12 12 12 or visit www.cats.org.uk.
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Food for thought At the Surrey Hills Cookery School, Sara Gyngell and Sue Noble offer cookery classes to meet the needs of all ages. "After three years we still get such pleasure from meeting new people and giving them the confidence to try new things. If you are bored with churning out the same old meals our "Feed the family, and entertain friends" is always a popular class with lots of new recipe ideas. For men, our new "Mr Chef" class is proving so popular we have put on extra dates. Many wives feel it is time their husbands helped out in the kitchen and even the most reluctant husbands and fathers leave the class beaming with confidence. For men who have sadly been bereaved our very gentle "Men in aprons" class shows them simple steps to easy main dishes, light suppers and snacks for one. The day also includes tips on shopping, planning, freezing and storage. This is also a useful class for men who now find themselves caring for a loved one. A brand new class this autumn is "Cooking for newly weds." A unique wedding gift that makes a change from the usual pots and crocks! The happy couple will spend the day cooking tasty mid week suppers and a hassle free menu to impress family and friends.
We look forward to welcoming you or your family and friends to any of our classes. Gift Vouchers available for birthdays, exam congratulations or wedding gifts. Why not put a group of friends together to celebrate a special occasion?
As always our 12 week "Teenage/Duke of Edinburgh" course will run again in September and January. "How to survive uni without mum" will once again prepare all those students about to leave home and venture off to college.
Book online at: www.surreyhillscookeryschool.co.uk
Or phone Sue and Sara on
Whichever class you choose you can be guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome and an enjoyable and informative day with a delicious lunch and something you have cooked to take home.
07775 769818 07979 502645
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
Saturday 1 I hope you will enjoy this year’s Military theme, one of our mai Charity and we welcome today members of Headley Court. H Tim Ashton, Village Day Organiser
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Get on your bikes for Wheels of Steel! Sunday 13th June
The popular Wheels of Steel charity bike ride, in aid of The Children’s Trust, takes place on Sunday, 13th June from Tadworth Court, Tadworth. Cycling enthusiasts of all ages are invited to take part in this fun, annual event and enjoy a Sunday morning cycle ride with family and friends through the beautiful Surrey countryside to help raise money for children with disabilities and complex health needs. Choose one of four circular routes suitable for all ages and cycling abilities, ranging from a 9 mile off-road ride, to a 40-mile on-road ride through some of Surrey’s most outstanding landscapes. Cyclists leave the Trust at staggered start times from 9.45am, dependent on their chosen route. Sign up to ride before 30th May and benefit from discounted rates! Under 12’s ride for FREE, with young adults at £5 and adults at £10. Upon registration, all participants will receive an information and fundraising pack. There are great prizes up for grabs for the top 3 fundraisers and a free t-shirt for those who raise over £75, plus much more! (NB: There will be an additional charge of £5 per person for signing-up after 30th May).
New Junior Cricket Section in Ewell Deando Ruxley Cricket Club, in Ewell launched their new Junior Section at their private sports ground in Ruxley Lane, Ewell on Thursday 6th May 2010. The club, who have two Saturday sides competing in the Fullers Brewery Surrey County League set up the new Junior Section, as part of their exciting development plans within Surrey Cricket and Surrey Schools .
For more details about the event please visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/ wheelsofsteel or contact Hannah on 01737 364329 or email: email@example.com.
The club welcomes new members of all ages, whilst in particular the launch on Thursday, at 6pm will feature coaching sessions for Colts cricket. Deando Ruxley have their own ECB qualified coaches, two squares, a practice net and large club house and changing facilities. For more details, please contact via the website www.deandoruxleycc.co.uk .
The Children’s Trust is a national charity, which provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury. For more information visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk. 50
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Full marks for keeping the books
Learn Modern Jive
Surrey Hills Onward Learning is delighted that all its students passed with First Class Honours in the City and Guilds bookkeeping and accounts exams last term. These courses are the first steps in the ladder leading to professional accountancy work.
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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!
If you are fascinated by figures or bowled over by balance sheets, these courses could be for you. They cover the basics of manual bookkeeping – double entry, ledgers, control accounts, trial balance.
Tel: 01883 740559 / 07944 971195 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.leroc.biz
It is then possible to move on to computerised accounts using Sage ( at our centre) or to courses leading to the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) at a local college, or to chartered accountant status. However, the City and Guilds qualification can be an end in itself enabling you to keep the books for a small business, or work in an accounts office. We are now taking enrolments for the classes beginning in September.
For further information please phone 01372 363708 or visit our website www.SurreyHillsOnwardLearning. org.uk 51
‘Get into Golf’ After being absent for more than a century GOLF is set to return as an Olympic Sport in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Golf first featured in the 1900 Paris Games but sadly lasted only a few years before being dropped. Although golf has been put forward for inclusion on several occasions over the years the sport has always been voted out until NOW. It’s safe to say there have been a few changes in the game since the 1900’s, we have moved away from hickory shafted golf clubs and ladies playing in long skirts and corsets!
You can come along and buy £3 worth of golf balls on driving range, borrow a club and give it a go! Golf is a great walking sport, a great family sport, gets you and your family out in the fresh air and enables everybody to take part irrespective of their age or athletic capability. Pachesham is very much part of the local community being established for over twenty years and raising over £150,000 for local charities over the years including two Sunshine Coaches to West Hill School in Leatherhead. With the support of Sport England, Golf England has launched a nationwide initiative to promote the game of golf. Pachesham has joined this scheme and is attending a number of local schools to give taster golf sessions to its pupils. Two of Pachesham’s Academy Professionals are giving their time freely to over 400 children in the coming weeks. Offering a select number of tuition places to youngsters giving them the opportunity to learn the rudiments of the game. So if you hadn’t thought about Golf as a sport before come and try it, a £3 investment could ‘Get you into Golf’!
However some things haven’t changed very much and golf is still perceived to be a sport For information about Pachesham Golf not easily accessible to everyone. Most Golf Clubs are private and not open to the public, Centre visit www.pacheshamgolf.co.uk or telephone 01372 843453 some require a certain standard of player. Pachesham is unlike a number of golf facilities in the area in that it is open to all members of the public and all standards of golfer. Pachesham was created to break down the barriers in golf and make it accessible and enjoyable to everyone. The following are some of the fantastic facilities available at the golf centre: • • • • • • •
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Local Taxis & Motor Services 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
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Leatherhead’s Annual Duck Race - Sunday 27th June ‘The Great Escape’ from the World Cup!
Are you looking for something to do that doesn’t involve the World Cup? Tired of all that non-stop football action or perhaps you just need a break? Then why not come along to the annual Leatherhead Duck Race on Sunday 27th June on banks of the River Mole by the town bridge (bottom of Bridge Street), from 2pm with 7 tote races (6 heats and a grand final). You can bet on the duck you think will win and cheer it on to victory! The tote races are followed by the mass duck race where hundreds of tiny yellow bath time ducks take to the water – with some fantastic prizes to be won! To keep your little ones entertained between races there will be swing boat rides and a children’s entertainer down by the river with puppets, balloon modelling and magic. Miniature steam train rides will also be available in nearby Mill Lane, just follow the signs. Ice cream and soft drinks will also be on sale by the river. The ducks used in the mass duck race can be purchased on the day for £1 or in advance on Thursdays and Saturdays from 17th June in the Swan Centre right up to the event.
For further information go to www.visitleatherhead.com Phone Lucy on 01372 363652 or Anne on 01372 376358. 56
Use it, don’t waste it
Surrey Waste Partnership (Surrey County Council working with the 11 district and borough councils in the county) is running Surrey’s own Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste. Surrey families could save up to £50 a month on their food shopping bill, according to a new campaign launched in the county. £12 billion worth of food and drink goes to waste in the UK every year, yes, £12 billion. Each family on average wastes over £600 a year (that’s £50 a month) on throwing away food. Just think what else you could do with that money…go on holiday, buy something you’ve always wanted, add to your savings…the list is endless. Shopping, cooking and eating habits are hard to change, but the good news is that by doing some easy everyday things in the home you can waste less food, which will ultimately benefit your pocket and the environment too.
• Before you do your next big shop, check what you have left, be creative and try something new. • Make a shopping list so you only buy what you need. • Buy your food loose where possible to avoid buying more than you need.
Get your family to help and suggest what meals they’d like to have that week, then you can work out a weekly meal plan. Storage tips •
Keep your fridge, freezer and cupboard stocked with basic food staples so you can rustle something up when you need to, and use items up e.g. pasta, stock cubes, and bread. Store food properly – preserve and your food will live extra days, weeks and even months. Place a fridge thermometer in the coldest part of the fridge and check the temperature regularly. Keep the fridge at a cool 1 - 5 degrees and chilled food will stay fresh for longer. Plus freeze food that won’t get eaten in time. Keep an eye on the 'best before' and 'use by' dates.
The 'best before' dates are more about quality than safety, except for eggs. So when the date runs out it doesn't mean that the food will be harmful, but it might begin to lose its flavour and texture. 58
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Weighing and measuring food helps with achieving perfect portions, removing the guesswork. There are many cooking utensils that can help – spaghetti measure, tablespoon, measuring spoon, scales. If you do make too much, use leftovers for lunch the next day or freeze to eat it later.
Don't be afraid of trial and error; if you don't get it right the first time adjust the measurement for next time. Did you know? • • •
Nine out of ten Surrey residents throw away some uneaten food. Two thirds of Surrey residents throw away food that's gone off. In Surrey, food waste accounts for around 20% of the waste produced by householders, which totals over 100,000 tonnes of material.
Why is food waste bad for the environment?
There are serious environmental implications too. The amount of food we throw away is a waste of resources. Just think about all the energy, water and packaging used in food production, transportation and storage. This all goes to waste when we throw away perfectly good food.
For more tasty tips on cutting the cost of your food bill and making the most of your leftovers, visit www.lovefoodsurrey.com.
Banana Cake Do your bananas often go brown before they are all eaten? Next time you find your bananas going past their best, why not use them to make this delicious banana cake? Ingredients 125g butter or margarine 125g caster sugar 2 eggs 200g self raising flour 1tsp baking powder 500g ripe/brown mashed bananas
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Toppings • Simply sieve some icing sugar onto the cake • Or make a glaze with 250g icing sugar mixed with 3tbsp water • Or make a cream cheese mixture with 200g cream cheese mixed with 60g icing sugar. Carmella Tomkins
• Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 • Lightly grease an 18cm/7” square cake tin • Cream the butter and caster sugar together
until pale and fluffy.
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• Cook for 30 minutes until firm and sponge
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Make Someone’s Day! Have you ever stopped to consider how important you are to people you know and even to people you don’t know? A simple smile, a sincere compliment or a thoughtful act can, believe it or not, help to make someone’s day.
No matter how small or insignificant it may seem; a simple positive action can deliver a profound benefit to the recipient. Imagine how much better the world would be; if we all committed to at least one of the following simple actions on a daily basis: • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Compliment someone on his or her appearance Ask a colleague for their advice or opinion on a specific issue Call an old friend, just to say hi Hold a door open for a stranger Let someone out during rush hour traffic Compliment a shop worker on their customer service Say ‘Good Morning’ to people when you pass them in the street Tell someone you know they are a good parent Let a person know you really appreciate them. Surprise someone with a small gift Send a thoughtful note to someone far away Leave a thank-you note for your partner, child or friend Smile from the heart
Would you agree minimal effort for maximum gain?
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. Sally Koch Kindness is never wasted. Even if it has no effect on the recipient, it cannot fail to benefit the bestower. S. H. Simmons Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
Simple, Successful Strategies achieve amazing results
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Allstars Café – A vision becomes a reality It all started when a group of friends discussed the possibility of taking on the café in The Theatre, Leatherhead. We wanted it to be a place that Leatherhead people would feel was theirs and that they would feel part of. In June last year Allstars Café Community Interest Company was formed, and in July we took on the Café, changed the colour scheme and created a much bigger space.
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 Takeaway service available, with 10% discount on all orders over £15
As our focus is on the community serving the community we have a number of staff who have various difficulties, serving behind the counter. We also employ a young man on an NVQ apprenticeship course which is supported by the government.
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.
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time a customer spends £5 on food and drink. When 9 stars are accumulated, £2.50 is deducted from the cost of their next purchase.
We believe we have a warm and friendly atmosphere and offer good service, where there is no pressure. We welcome all customers, from the business community to shoppers to children (and their parents) who want to play with Bingo, the rather large dog who lives in our children’s area with its wide, comfortable seats.
We are open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and when there is a show in The Theatre we offer meals from 6pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our Café! Anne Marshall
We only sell Fairtrade tea and coffee and use Fairtrade ingredients in our homemade cakes, in addition to selling Fairtrade gifts. A new departure for us is our Loyalty Card, which is stamped with a star each 61
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For the last year Ashtead has had a secret. A new shopping outlet and café. But why keep something good a secret? Time to blow its cover. The Fairtrade Stall was set up as part of Café ALDAG's drive to help Ashtead's young people with learning difficulties to gain work experience. By working in the cafe taking orders, preparing food and tending the Fairtrade Stall, they are able to learn the outward facing skills associated with hospitality, in a controlled and safe environment. The Fairtrade Stall sells food items and jewellery, and has successfully established itself amongst those in the know, as the place to buy that gift, with a difference, locally! The range of gifts continues to grow weekly. By coming to look, hopefully purchase something, maybe have a coffee, a little lunch and chat to the ALDAG members, you can help ALDAG continue its mission of inclusion for these youngsters in our lovely village. Fairtrade Shopping and Café ALDAG are open Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am to 2pm, (during term time only), at the St George’s Christian Centre, on Barnett Wood Lane. On Village Day – 12th June – there will be an enlarged Fairtrade Stall. For info, contact Derek Wiseman, 01372 374008, email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.aldag.org.uk 67
WHAT’S GOING ON IN JUNE? Monday 24th MAY Ashtead Art Group exhibition at Denbies Vineyard Gallery, London Road, Dorking, RH5 - Sunday 6th 6AA. Free entry. 9.30am-5.30pm daily, 11.30am-4.30pm Sundays. June Monday 31st MAY
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Ashtead Flower Arrangement Group. Special Open Meeting where well-known national demonstrator, Ian Buxton will arrange for the title of ’Mixtures’. Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. 1.45pm-4.30pm. Visitors welcome, entry £8. Tickets in advance from Di Stirling 01372 279501.
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Leatherhead Barn Dance Club. 8pm-10.15pm, first Thurs of the month. Abraham Dixon Hall, Letherhead Institute. £2. Ruth & Jim Gwilliam, 01403 750844
Craft days at Leatherhead Museum, Church Street. 1pm-4pm Pots & Planes Justine Munson will bring her potters wheel and help you create your own pot. Also make your own paper plane and have some flying instruction! Info from Fred Meynen 372930.
Craft days at Leatherhead Museum, Church Street. 1pm-4pm The Magic of Woodland Create your own model willow hurdle and learn about woodland crafts. Make your own peg doll to take home. Info from Fred Meynen 372930.
Craft days at Leatherhead Museum, Church Street. 10am-4pm. The Epsom Spinners bring their spinning wheels and looms and encourage you to have a go. Lace making will also be demonstrated. Info from Fred Meynen 372930.
Saturday & evening walks Tuesday 8th Tuesday 29th June
Spring walks in and around the beautiful Mole Valley with Ian and Flip Cargill, Moderate pace and fitness. Donation to charities. Saturdays 1½-2 hrs, eves 1-1½ hrs. More info 01372 363589, www.livewellnaturally.co.uk Tues 8th Westcott Park, below Holy Trinity Church Sat 12th Stepping Stones CP Mon 14th Juniper Bottom CP (on right past Juniper Hall) Sat 26th Ponds junction of the Street/Yew Tree Walk, Effinginham Tues 29th Wotton Church, opposite Wotton Hatch on A25
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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Vermeer, Painter of the Golden Age of Dutch Baroque, famous for his Girl with a Pearl Earring. We shall explore his use of light and how he recorded how Dutch society lived in the 17th Century. 7.30 pm. £10 inc refreshments. 01372 272 235, or email@example.com to book; website: www.asheadartlovers.co.uk.
Ashtead Choral Society celebrates its 60th anniversary with a summer concert at St George’s Christian Centre. Concert starts 7.30pm. Box office 01372 275369
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Friends of Woodland School Midsummer Mayhem 11.30am-2.30pm. Entrance £1. Woodlands School, Fortyfoot Rd, Leatherhead. Raffle, cake stall, toy and book tombolas, plants, Punch & Judy, and much more. The school is LEA funded for a wide range of children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties.
Italia in Piazza the popular Italian market are once again coming to Leatherhead town centre from 9am. Selling authentic Italian produce imported Friday 25th
direct from Italy. There will be a wide variety of foods on sale including cheeses and cured meats, nougat, cakes, sweets, biscuits, olives, olive oils, balsamic vinegars different shapes and sizes of pasta and speciality breads. Stall holders happy to answer any questions and let you try before you buy!
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Hedgerows for Dormice Volunteers from the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project, which works throughout north Surrey, joined staff from PTES and Pachesham Golf Club, Leatherhead to plant a new hedge of native shrubs along one of the Club’s boundaries. Given a few years the hedge will offer a refuge and food for many mammals, insects and birds and is only the first stage. While practical hedgerow management will
The hazel dormouse is Britain’s only native dormouse species; once widespread in the UK they are now rare and vulnerable to extinction in this country. There are still populations as far north as the Lake District, Cumbria and Northumberland but their current strongholds are in southern England and Wales. Surrey is fortunate in still having a population of these attractive little mammals that are just beginning to become active after their long winter hibernation. Historically they were frequently found in hedgerows as well as in woodland but their presence is dependent on sympathetic hedgerow management. There has been a 64% decline of dormouse occurrence in hedgerows in England since the late 1970s, which together with the current fragmented state of Britain’s woodland has left dormice in isolated populations where they are more vulnerable
now cease to allow for nesting, work will continue over the summer to survey hedgerows and volunteers are always needed to keep up the good work. For further information on Hedgerows for Dormice go to www.ptes.org/hedgerows For further information on the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project go to www.countryside-management.org.uk or telephone 01372 743783
Supported by funding from Natural England’s Countdown 2010 grant, the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), a registered charity, is seeking to restore hedgerows to benefit dormice and other wildlife and increase links between known dormouse woodland sites allowing them to disperse for foraging and breeding.
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Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall – Woodfield Lane Throughout the country almost every town and village had erected a war memorial to commemorate those who had given their lives in the Great War. In Ashtead it was felt that there should be a memorial to mark the peace. A substantial village hall had long been wanted and in the early 1920s there were many fund-raising events to support the project. Lord of the Manor, Pantia Ralli leading the way with a gift of £1,000, and a plot of land in Woodfield Lane was given by Mr Aubrey Marshall. The foundation stone of the aptly named ‘Peace Memorial Hall’ was laid on the 21st June 1924. Sir Rowland Blades officially opened the building at a ceremony on 3rd November that same year. On a plaque inside the hall are the moving words; ‘In thankfulness for peace and in gratitude for those who brought it’. The hall soon became an important centre of village life. During the Second World War the hall opened its doors daily to the evacuated mothers and children from Streatham and Dulwich schools. Also, dances and concerts were given to the troops stationed in the area. ‘Where Ashtead Meets’ offers excellent facilities including: a Large main hall with stage, two function rooms, licensed bar and a modern kitchen. 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: email@example.com Website: www.leatherheadlocalhistory.org.uk 72
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Polesden Lacey Shakespeare presents ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at the Open Air Theatre at National Trust Polesden Lacey on July 10th/11th and 17th /18th July. All performances will commence at 3pm. Gates open at 1.30 pm with Elizabethan entertainment and music. The National Trust has been very supportive of our efforts to stage our play and entry to the grounds is free for those attending the performances. All seating is on the grass which is sloped down to the stage. We are able to provide a small number of seats but please bring your own chairs or rugs if you prefer. You may like to bring a picnic and other refreshments. There will be a snack facility on site provided by the Trust. Adult tickets remain at £10, children £5 (5-15 years) and family tickets £25 (Two Adults & Two children), 10% discount on 10+ tickets.
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It’s been a busy first year for Transition Ashtead - we recently celebrated our first birthday with a fund-raising dinner at the Moghul Dynasty - many thanks to the Owners for hosting and sponsoring this event. Nearly 30 supporters enjoyed an excellent meal at this popular local venue. If you want to get involved with a local group, focused on taking local action to help tackle the global issues of climate change and future energy uncertainty, why not join one of the Transition Ashtead action groups? Together we can have an impact locally and help raise awareness of these important issues. And we’re having fun and making new friends at the same time! If you would like to take advantage of the free advice on offer or get involved with the Energy Group, see www.transitionashtead.org.uk or contact Derek Smith on 01372 378914 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 78
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2010 will be the fifth year of the annual open gardens day event in Bookham, when 12 private gardens, the Grange Centre with its walled garden, and an allotment will be open to visitors. This popular event raises money for the upkeep of the historic Old Barn Hall, the venue for many local activities and a focus for the community. Visitors will receive a warm welcome from garden owners who enjoy the chance of sharing their love of all things horticultural. This is a great opportunity to pick up ideas in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There is something for everyone, plantsman, vegetable grower, wildlife enthusiast, and organic gardener, with gardens of all sizes, some traditional and others more contemporary in design. In addition Compost Works will be demonstrating composting techniques and giving advice on the allotment site. Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the day (regret no dogs) available from: • The Vineries garden centre, Lower Road • Bungalow Stores, Beckley Parade • Weales Store, Little Bookham Steet • Wishing Well card shop, 7 Bookham High Street • The Old Barn Hall office (open Mon, Wed, Fri 9.30am-12pm) in advance or on the day • Gardens themselves on the day The charge includes admission to all gardens and there will be a free mini-bus service along the route. Ticket holders are also entitled to one free visit to Polesden Lacey gardens from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th June Refreshment in the Old Barn Hall 10:30am – 5pm FREE parking. Proceeds of the ticket sales will go towards the upkeep and maintenance of The Old Barn Hall
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MOLE VALLEY POLICE COLUMN Ashtead Village Day / ‘Safety Day’ / Road Safety We really welcome the support of the Ashtead & Leatherhead Local in allowing us this regular opportunity to pass on information and to share with you advice about issues which can affect the whole community.
of reports relating to tragic accidents involving motor vehicles and horses being ridden on the public highway. One of the many benefits of living in Surrey is its rural and semi-rural setting. This means, of course, that road users can often be sharing the highway with horse riders or encounter the movement of livestock across and along carriageways. Just as we encourage all riders to consider their own safety and that of their horses when riding on the roads, we would also like to reinforce the need for drivers to observe patience, understanding and to drive slowly past riders (giving as wide a berth as possible) to avoid causing horses to panic and possibly to unseat their riders. Police have been called to attend when accidents have occurred involving horse riders and drivers and the tragic consequences do not need to be explained in any more detail. Please be careful.
As most of you will already know, Ashtead Village Day takes place on Saturday, 12 June and, as in previous years, your local policing team will be there to support the occasion and to meet members of the community. In addition, our Casualty Reduction Officer, PC Tom Arthur, will be coming along to answer questions about your road safety concerns. He will also demonstrate and explain how local officers and Casualty Reduction officers work together to tackle issues relating to anti-social driving, speeding and other motoring offences. These include driving without wearing a seat belt and driving whilst using hand-held mobile phones.
One final note, the rising cost of scrap metal does make this area a target for opportunistic thieves, especially houses undergoing renovation work. Please consider any scrap of metal items that could be taken easily from your premises and keep them secure. This can include copper piping or water tanks, cabling, sheet aluminium and, of course, lead.
We would also like to give you some advanced notice about our next “Safety Day”, which is being held in Leatherhead Town Centre, on Friday, 2 July between 10.00am and 3.00pm. This is a great opportunity to see and meet representatives from your local policing team, working alongside a large number of partner agencies. These include Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, the Ambulance Service, RSPCA, Samaritans and many other organisations who play an active support role in everyone’s lives in our community. We are hoping to involve as many local organisations as possible and look forward to working with the support of the Swan Centre Management, who help us to host the event.
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Nine Lives William Dalrymple £8.99 A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine
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Front Brake Pads…………………...£95 Rear Brake Pads/Shoes………..….£95 Front Brake Pads & Discs………..£245 Front Wipers……………………......£25
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