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WELCOME TO OUR APRIL ISSUE… As we deliver this April magazine, Easter is upon us, the lighter evenings are most welcome and we can safely say that Spring has finally sprung! And that brings with it countless local events for you to join in with including horticultural shows, live music, model railway and bus museum exhibitions, a good as new sale, Hook Beer Fest, a book signing at the Ashley Centre, a charity football match, a night at the races and the opening of Tiger Rock at Chessington World of Adventures Resort which is also offering 4 Annual passes to one lucky reader this month pp 26/27.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Sgt Simon Baxter Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge

We also hear how to look after your lawn this Spring courtesy of Just Lawns p.16, an update on the development of the old Cap in Hand pub from Chessington District Residents’ Association p.34 and how a local Regency dance group is celebrating it’s 5th birthday p.20. We welcome the following new and returning advertisers: Antoinette Hotels p.5, Blue Arrow Care p.6, Prime Tree Care p.9, Just Lawns p.16 and Mrs Bennet’s Ballroom p.20.

Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com

Special offers and promotions come from: Antoinette Hotels p.5, TMF Dance p.6, Carpets 4 U p.7, Just Lawns p.16, Elmwood Vehicles p.19, Mane Event p.28, Synergy 81 p.35, The Optical Gallery p.39, Time For You p.41 and Community Motors p.51.

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May deadline: Monday 9th April Disclaimer: Whilst all reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information included in CHESSINGTON CHAT, the publishers can take no responsibility for the accuracy of statements made by contributors or advertisers or for the loss arising from non publication of any advertisement. All information is correct at time of going to print.

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INSIDE: Refunds!..................................................................................8 What’s on……………………………………..…12-13 Cake & Bake………………………………………..14 Be gentle with your lawn this Spring………………..16 Jane Austen fans celebrate…………………………20 Safer Neighbourhoods……………………………...24 Epsom Playhouse competition……………………….28 The Life List………………………………………….30 Residents’ Associations…………….…………….32/34 Kids puzzle page…………………………………...37 Community pages…………...…….……..40/42/44/46 Useful contacts………………………………..….….48 Local listings…………………………………….…...49 Index of advertisers and advertising rates…………50


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REFUNDS!!! The government recently announced that anyone who paid to have a Power of Attorney registered between April 1st 2013 and March 31 2017 could be due a refund. The fees for registration were reduced last year and the Government has decided to backdate refunds to 2013. You can receive up to ÂŁ54 and you will also receive interest of 0.5 % on the money returned!

Have you written your Will?

The claim for refund can only be made by the Donor of one of the attorneys and you will need to have the donors bank details and the Lasting Powers of Attorney to hand to make the claim.

We will help you take care of this important task.

Please visit www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund to register your claim. I helped a client to do this last week and it was quite easy. There is a phone number 0300 456 0330 but I would avoid calling this. The same client had tried to call, was number 27 in the queue, waited 30 minutes, progressed to number 11, and then was cut off! Unfortunately, there are so many elderly people trying to claim, I do not think the phone lines can cope, so perhaps get a family member to help you to do this online. You can even claim on behalf of someone who has died, but this can only be done by phone. It’s always nice to get a refund, so make sure you claim.

We are members of the Institute of Professional Willwriters. Home visits at your convenience. Please call 01372 741418 or email wills@shortlandsawbridge.co.uk We also prepare Lasting Power of Attorney and offer Probate Services.

Catherine Sawbridge

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Function room for hire at Kingston Rugby Club The function room at Kingston Rugby Club can be hired out for dinner & dances, wedding receptions, parties & discos. It has a fully licensed bar and well equipped kitchen suitable for catering hot dinners. The room is suitable for a maximum of 220 persons in a disco buffet function, or 140 persons for a seated silver service function. It has full disabled access with a brand new lift installed for anybody who struggles with the stairs. Cost of hiring the venue is as follows: Sunday to Friday – Hire of room — £250.00 Saturdays – Hire of room — £300.00 Booking deposit — £100.00 (non-refundable if the booking is cancelled or if there is damage/breakages at the function) The price may be subject to change depending upon the type of function and the length of time the venue is needed for. ie. weddings. Price confirmation upon booking. For all enquiries regarding the hire of the function room contact: Rachel Codd – mob: 07903 762 943 or email her via: petercodd@yahoo.co.uk “Really good function room for parties. Friendly bar staff!! And discounted bookings offered for a Friday evening.”

“Excellent facilities including a lift for anybody who struggles with the stairs. Suits all party and function needs. Would hire it again.”

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WHAT’S ON IN APRIL and coming up in May...

Tues 3rd. Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society SW London Group AGM plus The Railway’s Canadian Pacific Project by Dr Becky Peacock. 7.30pm at Surbiton Methodist Church, Ewell Road, Surbiton. KT6 6AF. 020 8979 6484 Tues 3rd. Surbiton & District Historical Society present "Revamping the Vamp: Mata Hari: Myths and Realities" by Dr Julie Wheelwright of the University of London. 7.45pm, Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Visitors welcome – a contribution of £2.00 appreciated. Details from the Secretary, 020 8399 4473. Email: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Sat 7th. Ewell Horticultural Association's Spring Show. 2.30 to 4.30pm at Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH. Free Admission - all welcome, free parking, a raffle plus refreshments with delicious homemade cakes. Displays of - spring flowers, home grown vegetables, cookery, photography, craft & design and floral art plus plants, bulbs and garden sundries for sale. www.ewellhortassn.co.uk Email: eha_details@ewellhortassn.co.uk

Weds 18th - Epsom Mayday Flower Club presents Michael Bowyer MBE demonstrating 'Vernal Variations' at Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF. 1.30pm for 2pm start. Visitors (£10) are warmly welcome. Michael is a NAFAS National Demonstrator and is highly entertaining and it will be well worth watching him fill our stage with colourful and exciting arrangements. There will also be competitive exhibits on display and refreshments. For further information call Pauleen Moss on 020 8337 1318 or email epsommaydayflowerclub@gmail.com Tues 24th till Sat 28th. Hinchley Manor Operatic Society present The Bakewell Bake Off, a new musical. Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton. TW12 1NZ. Box office 020 8942 6867. www.hmos.org.uk Fri 27th. A night at the races in aid of Age Concern Epsom & Ewell. St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom. Bar opens 7pm, first race at 7.45pm. £10 per person which includes delicious antipasti to share on your table. To book call 01372 732456 or email bev.worsley@ageconcernepsom.org.uk or visit www.jumblebee.co.uk/anightattheraces

Weds 11th. Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club in partnership with CATS Club celebrate St George. Make a catapault and a knight in shining armour. 11.30am-1pm or 2-3.30pm. For ages 6-14 yrs. £7 per child (£1 sibling discount). To book contact David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell. KT17 1UF. 020 8394 1734. dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk Sun 15th. London Bus Museum’s Spring Gathering, The Classic Bus Show, featuring an exhibition of ’Brooklands and Buses’. Now that building work has been completed at Brooklands there will be an even larger display of buses, modern and preserved, with the traditional transport Market Place. Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge. KT13 0QS. Tickets/details: www.londonbusmuseum.com

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CAKE AND BAKE Lemon Mascarpone Creams 1. Mix the lemon juice and sugar in a bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved. 2. Place the mascarpone in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until soft and smooth. Gradually beat in half the lemon sugar mixture, beating well after each addition. These quick and easy desserts make a delicious sweet treat for any occasion. Add the zest of 1 lemon to the cream mixture for an extra citrus kick. Ingredients: • Juice of 2 large lemons • 50g caster sugar • 250g tub mascarpone cheese • 200ml double cream • 10 sponge fingers  2 tbsp white chocolate curls, to decorate Serves 4. Ready in 15 minutes TIP: To make white chocolate curls, run a swivelbladed vegetable peeler along the side of a bar of good quality white chocolate.

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3. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until softly peaking. Gently fold the cream into the lemon mascarpone mixture. If it is a little too firm, fold in 2-3 tbsp of milk or single cream. 4. Dip four of the sponge fingers in some of the remaining lemon and sugar mixture then arrange in the base of four glass serving dishes, breaking to fit if necessary. Spoon half the mascarpone cream mixture on top. 5.Repeat the layers once more using the rest of the sponge fingers, lemon sugar mixture and lemon mascarpone cream. Scatter the white chocolate curls over the top. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving.

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BE GENTLE WITH YOUR LAWN THIS SPRING! As the days lengthen and our minds are drawn to the garden it is all too easy to rush outside and give the lawn a first mow of the year that can do more harm than good. We are often surprised how lawns can be a marked contrast to the rest of a garden. The borders and beds are frequently weeded, pruned, mulched and given regular fertiliser applications whilst the lawn is given a quick mow and let to its own devices! Measures to improve the lawn can be a little belated and rushed such as a hand spread fertiliser on brown patches, an application of herbicides on oversized weeds or a soaking with the hose when it dries out! Lets take our lawns a little more seriously and aim to produce a lush vibrant grass that compliments the rest of the garden. Start the lawn year with a good visual inspection of the lawn itself, this may look a little odd as your neighbours see you strolling up and down but it can reap benefits. Look for areas of water ponding on the surface due to compaction, note areas where the grass is thin or bare, look out for areas with excessive moss under trees or in other shady areas; in addition look for areas of wear due to foot traffic and areas where pests have damaged the lawn. This is a survey that can be done by a professional company who can then suggest a remedial program of works to rectify the issues including aeration and scarification.

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Most of our lawns have a utility mix that includes the hard wearing ryegrass variety that are quick to establish and can tolerate heavy clay based soils. Even these grasses can be damaged by an excessively low cut that weakens the grass right at the start of the growing season making your lawn much more vulnerable to incursions of weeds and moss etc. As a guide start the year with a high cut mow at approximately 3 to 4cm which can be slowly lowered to 2.5 to 3cm in the summer period. If we have a hot summer remember to protect the lawn from drying out by raising the cut height back to 4cm. The general rule is to mow often but not low, in the period of rapid spring growth hard cuts are rather like a shock effect especially on the removal of new growth. The first few lawn cuts are very important to get right so chose your days carefully avoiding a water soaked lawn and ensure your lawnmower is clean and serviced to give optimal performance. Just Lawns

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Jane Austen fans celebrate the 5th anniversary of Regency dance group in Surbiton! Calling all Jane Austen fans to join our Northanger Abbey Ball in Surbiton to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our unique dance class here in the Royal Borough: Mrs Bennet’s Ballroom Regency Dance! It is also 200 years since the posthumous publication of that same novel by our famous author! Mrs Bennet herself, aka Chessington resident Libby Curzon, explains: “The Ball will be held in St Mark’s Church which will become Northanger Abbey for the evening! There will be live music from local band Green Ginger for our dancing, an elegant dinner and suitable Gothic entertainment! We will be practicing the dances for the ball in our classes in Surbiton twice a month, so it will be very special to gather for the ball in costume and to dance in such grand Gothic surroundings!” Jocelyn Enfield, aka Mrs Elton, who attends the Surbiton classes regularly, added “We also enjoy making the costumes to turn ourselves into Miss Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey. Everyone will be the height of Regency fashion with a gothic twist! The gentlemen can impress as Mr Tilney!” Libby extends a warm welcome to new members, to learn the genteel etiquette yet lively dancing of the Regency era ballroom: “No experience is needed, and costumes are not worn at the fortnightly lessons, they are saved for the ball and our twice yearly tea dances!” Regency Dancing classes are held fortnightly at St Mark’s Church Hall, Surbiton, KT6 4LS. All the dates are on our website: www.mrsbennet.com. It is not a class so you can join at any time and just pay £5 on the night. Tea dances are held there twice a year, in January and July, when we gather in costume to dance to live music, share a scrumptious tea, gossip and meet friends from other dance groups. The Northanger Abbey Ball is on May 19th. Tickets £60. Please contact us if you are interested. Contact Libby Curzon: 020 8391 1215 mrsbennetsballroom@gmail.com www.mrsbennet.com

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The crime priorities agreed for the next three months are; 1. Burglary 2. Motor vehicle crime 3. Drugs The promise agreed for the next three months are; 1. Schools engagement including patrols around schools concerning unsafe parking. Chessington North & Chessington South ward update. 2. Anti-social behaviour around Lidl Leatherhead Road. The team have recently had their ward panel meeting If you would like to attend our next ward panel meeting at The Safari Hotel Chessington. It was good to see please do get in touch using the contact details below. some new faces present along with established attendees giving their views on how they would like Chessington policed by the local Safer Neighbourhood Neighbourhood Watch Team. Neighbourhood Watch is a way of the Police The meeting had an update on what the team had been communicating fast time messages on crimes and crime updates. If you would like to receive these e mails working on for the last three months: please e mail me using the details at the bottom of the page. Burglaries. Burglaries in Chessington are low and this success is due If it is an emergency please call Police on 999; if it’s a to; non emergency call 101. Alternatively you can contact High visibility patrolling in identified target areas. the team on the following numbers and via Twitter. Communications - the team regularly communicates via Twitter and e mails crime trends. Chessington North and Hook - 07342 713970 Street briefings to make people aware of burglaries Chessington.snt@met.police.uk and to answer any concerns. @ChessingtonN Door to door witness enquiries where burglaries have been reported. Chessington South - 0208 721 2001 Crime patrols and operations to detect subjects, so as to Chessingtonsouth.snt@met.police.uk deter and disrupt burglaries. @ChessingtonS Neighbourhood Watch communicating on crimes and trends on the wards. Finally with the lighter evenings approaching we can Drugs hopefully look forward to some warmer weather which Two drug warrants have been executed in Chessington we can all enjoy. Anti-Social Behaviour reports increase with drugs seized and one male arrested for possession during the warmer weather. To prevent causing any of cannabis who was later charged.. disputes, stress or difficulties with each other please In addition to the drug warrant a dog warrant was control your parties/noise and be considerate to those executed whereby a dog was seized after being out of around you. control in a public place causing injuries. The owner is Take care and be safe. scheduled to attend court soon. Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant: Theft from Motor Vehicles. Chessington North, Chessington South In areas where there have been crimes reported the & Tolworth & Hook Rise. team have conducted: High visibility patrols. Crime patrols. Work with Surrey Police to assist in identifying subjects responsible. Youth and School Engagement. The team have been actively engaging with the Primary Schools on the ward giving presentations in classes and at Rainbow groups. There is a School youth forum that is organised by PC Elton and this is very useful in providing the youth with a voice to give their views on what is good, bad or ugly in Chessington. As a result of their concerns a Community weapon sweep was undertaken in Churchfields to ensure no weapons were secreted in the park. I am pleased to report that none were found but operations will continue across the wards. 24

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Epsom Light Opera Company present Calamity Jane Tuesday 17th April - Saturday 21st April Tickets £18 Whip crack away with this timeless classic. Let multi award-winning Epsom Light Opera Company take you back to the black hills of Dakota for the ultimate tale of female empowerment and friendship set against the backdrop of the Wild West. The themes of unrequited love, jealousy, companionship, sacrifice and ultimately falling in love are explored beautifully in this 1950s classic musical. Featuring show stopping numbers: 'Just blew in from the Windy City', 'A Woman's Touch' and the ultimate love song, 'Secret Love', this really is a family favourite you will not want to miss

Win Tickets! We have two tickets to see Calamity Jane at the Epsom Playhouse. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Calamity Jane Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Weds 11th April. First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! Congratulations to Andrew Rodwell who won March’s Frank Sinatra tickets. Box Office: 01372 742555 Online: www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk

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The Life List Badge of Honour In decades past, the younger generation relied on slogans to get their point across. Whether on badges, posters, or placards, many a complex issue boiled down to a punchy statement. In these turbulent times, maybe it’s our turn to again highlight the issues that matter to us: - I keep an untended allotment - can you dig it? - Save water...we’re on a meter now. - Award-winning human scarecrow - I’m outstanding in my field. - Give peace a chance - no lawnmowers before 10 am. - Honk for peace - it will also save you money on soap. - Violence is never the answer, even if someone has parked in your space. - Make love not war - see owner for memories.

- Ban the bombastic politicians. - Animal liberation - and let’s free the other muppets as well. - Give us liberty or death - preferably option one though. - What do we want? Consensus. - When do we want it? Er, we’ll need to get back to you on that. - CND - cats not dogs. - Careless Talk Costs Free Minutes - Left, right, or middle of the road - please obey the Highway Code. - Keep Britain’s beaches tidy. And sandy too! - Down with cholesterol. - Save our evergreen forests - trees meanz pines. - NHS budgets don’t add up. - I’m not marching for a cause, I’m just getting my 10,000 daily steps. And for the entrepreneurial, how about something utilitarian: This protest space is available for hire. By Derek Thompson www.alongthewritelines.blogspot.co.uk

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION What a mixed bag of weather we have been experiencing, snow and ice bringing the country to a halt, rain causing floods and gales blowing like mad bringing fences down all over Malden Rushett. Today, as I write, the temperature is picking up with the possibility of double figures by the end of the week! Can we assume spring has sprung? The garden has green shoots everywhere despite the snow and ice we have had, and at least one lamb has been born on Byhurst Farm with the promise of more to come. It is such a shame that in our spectacular countryside you will find so much litter, mostly thrown out of car windows by motorists passing through on the A243: cartons, bottles, takeaway packaging, and the worst of all dirty disposable nappies. It really does make you wonder what type of person does this and what sort of home they come from. Litter picking is low down on Kington Council’s service list so when the weather improves and the nights grow lighter the MRRA intends to organise a village litter picking day to clear up the village. At the north side of the Malden Rushett junction, adjacent to Chessington Garden Centre, the field is being used to ‘graze’ ponies. These ponies are in the field illegally, up to their bellies in mud. It is my understanding that the larger part of the field is owned by a Trust who are aware of the dire state of the field, but whose representative has chosen not to do anything about the situation other than to put some notices up on the fence. Some time ago I attempted to speak to the representative on the telephone and was met with contempt. It would appear that we are suffering from an assault on the greenbelt land surrounding Malden Rushett. Most of the problems have arisen by a Trust selling small pockets of land to the highest bidders without giving a thought to the very countryside they were so privileged to own. A further planning application for two mobile homes and ancillary buildings on ‘Rushett Stables’ has been received by RBK recently, even though the mobile home illegally occupying the field has been refused permission to stay at the highest level. Some work on the land behind the gas installation on the field opposite the Monkey Puzzle pub and restaurant has started without obtaining planning permission. Fortunately RBK has acted very quickly to order the work to cease until planning permission is sought. Why is it such a problem for some people to behave in a lawful and civilized way? Further frauds and scams seem to be uncovered almost every day in order to wrench hard earned savings out of residents, particularly the elderly who are vulnerable. These fraudsters are so plausible and clever at deceiving you. Please be careful, particularly if they are cold calling at your door or telephoning you with offers that make your eyes water. Another common scam is informing you of a tax or other refund by email. The Malden Rushett Residents’ Association is now on Facebook and can be accessed via the following link: https://fb.me/MaldenRushettResidentsAssociation We will be posting news and information about Malden Rushett on this site which we hope will keep you up to date with what is going on up this end of the South of the Borough. Don’t forget we have two very nice pubs in Malden Rushett called the Star and The Shy Horse, the BP Station with integral M&S for your shopping and fuel needs, Champions Timber and Chessington Garden Centre serving lunches and teas. The 465 bus runs directly past all of these businesses for your convenience. The MRRA would like to wish all residents a very Happy Easter. The MRRA is actively engaged with the authorities such as RBK, Transport for London, The Mayor of London, in protecting our green belt and our way of life and should not be confused with any other association with a similar name. Beryl Gibson Chairman - bfors@outlook.com - 0775 1024358 Editor’s note: Residents’ Associations continue on page 34. 32

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Chessington District Residents’ Association The old Cap in Hand has recently had a hoarding erected around the perimeter. It does not mean that construction work has started but is as a result of our local councillors trying for some time to persuade the owners to erect it to stop further damage to the building, making it a greater eyesore, and also to prevent fly-tipping. A development of the site was granted in February 2017 which has to commence by February 2020. The proposal is for the conservatory to be demolished and the creation of a paved pedestrian route. The existing pub is to be retained on the ground floor and basement. The upper floor will have the present accommodation converted to 4 No 1 bedroom flats with provision of roof terraces/balcony. There will be the erection of part single/ part two storey building to create 3 No two bedroom houses with basements, gardens and roof terraces. There will also be the erection of a part single/ part two storey building including pitched front roof and front dormers to create 1 No. two bedroom flat and 1 No. one bedroom flat with associated terraces and access stairs to the first floor accommodation. They are still waiting for someone to show an interest in the pub before any work will commence. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Our local police organised a weapons search in Churchfields for Saturday 17th February which was also to combine with litter picking. They advertised it on their social media and CDRA also sent it to the many people on our distribution list. The meeting point was to be the car park of the bowling club at 10.00am. On that morning there were two local policemen, a council Ranger who supplied the mechanical grabbers for the litter picking plus bin bags and TWO members of the public. It had been hoped that maybe about ten people would attend, so when it was only two it was obviously disappointing. The police explained that the weapons to be looked for were not necessarily knives but anything hidden, to be retrieved and used as a weapon – for example, a thick piece of wood or branch, a stick which had the end shaped to a point. They were not expecting to find anything and litter would be collected in the process. After about an hour three bags of rubbish were collected and no weapons. It was a shame the turnout was so poor as the weather was kind with a clear blue sky and the sun shining making it a pleasant exercise. Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 020 8397 2659 – www.chessingtondra.org.uk To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on e-mail chessingtondra@gmail.com

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020 8398 8740/ 07969 223 473 targetcoaching@btinternet.com Adult 6 a-side Charity Football Tournament SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 1pm - 6pm

LIVE MUSIC AT THE CRICKETERS The Cricketers Pub (81 Clayton Rd, Chessington, KT9 1NQ) is now hosting live music from some of the finest Blues, rock, pop & classic covers acts, (both local & national) every Saturday evening. Upcoming April acts are as follows: 7th - THE JAMMED - Classic covers tribute 14th - DUTY RASCALS 21th - MAGIC BUS - Astounding close up magic and classic covers 28th - SUNSET BOULEVARD, Swing, Jump & Jive

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Funds raised on the day will be donated to the ‘Born Too Soon’ Charity who provide state of the art equipment and special touches for families whose babies are either born premature or ill at Kingston Hospital Neonatal Unit, and can help make life easier during such a frightening time. www.borntoosoon.org.uk

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month except for July and August, and December when we enjoy a Xmas lunch instead. In addition to our main interest of keeping in touch with local and national issues affecting pensioners, we organise speakers from a wide range of subjects to entertain us on lighter fare! Venue: Marion House, Girl Guides Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden, KT3 6DJ, from 2 – 4.15pm. Contact for further information: Sec Mrs Brenda Denby, tel 0208 398 6054. Email: brendadenby@live. co.uk. Small car park but also on main public transport routes.

Spanish Lessons in Surrey organises a Spanish Club for Adults on the second Thursday of each month at 6.30pm in Chessington, Surrey. English and Spanish speakers meet for a social gathering where you can practice your Spanish whatever your level or just network with professional people.

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£100.00 per team. (maximum 2 substitutes per team) If you would like to enter a team please contact us on the number above, with a team name and team colours. Team entry fees must be paid in advance to guarantee your place. A trophy will be awarded to the winning team on the day. Children’s Bouncy Castle, plus plenty of space for the children to play. Social Club Bar, Target Café and Cake Stand will be open serving refreshments & food.

Who can attend:  English speakers who are learning the language and don't have opportunities to practice Spanish.  Adults who have a house or travel to Spain and Latin America and want to know about cultural issues. We meet at the North Star Pub, 271 Hook Road, Chessington, KT9 1EQ. £5.00 per person. Next meetings: April 12th, May 10th, June 14th and July 12th. Please email: bookings@spanishclubforadults.co.uk or visit www.spanishclubforadults.co.uk Twitter: @spanishinsurrey Facebook: Spanish Lessons in Surrey


Chessington Art Group We meet for 2 hours on Thursdays to paint and draw. If you have an interest in art and would like to practice and improve your artistic talents then come along and join us. Thursday 9.30 to 11.30 am at The Methodist Church Hall, KT9 2DJ Thursday 1.00 to 3.00 pm at The Kings Centre, KT9 2GZ Enquiries to D savage 020 8391 5362 Or view us online at chessingtonart.wixsite.com/mysite

THE EIGHT O’CLOCK CIRCLE LADIES GROUP APRIL PROGRAMME 12th. A Spring Supper. 19th. Captain Lorimer Burn will talk about stories from a career in flying. 26th. The story of "Q" Theatre. A talk by Andrea Cameron. We meet in the British Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm every Thursday evening. Bring a friend. You can be sure of a warm welcome. www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Valerie Birch 020 8397 1256

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Free volunteer course in Kingston, April to June 2018 If you have some free time after Easter, and you are a parent or grandparent, you could help other families with pre-school children. We are offering a free course to train you to be a home -visiting volunteer, supporting families with difficulties such as post-natal illness, bereavement or disability. Our next course will run at the Kingston Quaker Centre on Wednesdays, 9.30am – 2.30pm, from 25 April to 6 June (excluding half-term). It can be accredited to NVQ 1 or 2. After the course, you would visit a family for 2-3 hours a week. For more information, please contact Angie Ahmed on 020 8487 8500 or email info@homestart-richmond.org.uk

Come & Join Us, see what we do Buckland Women’s Club meet at Chessington Methodist Church Tuesday evenings @ 7.30pm Enquiries to Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362 April 3rd Easter Tuesday – No meeting April 10th Mandy Rice-Davies – Terry Johnson April 17th Swallowing – Liz McGarvey April 24th Plants in Shakespeare’s Time Cherrill Sands

We are a friendly group of over 50's who meet up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm at The King's Centre, Chessington. There is ample car parking space and we are also on the K4 bus route. Why not come along, as it is free for the first month, to see if you would enjoy the chat, tea, coffee and biscuits, companionship, varied activities and outings that are arranged. Regular weekly activities are: Freestyle Art Group (Tuesdays), exercises, Bingo and board games. Other activities include: quizzes, crazy golf, curling and darts. We are always happy to listen to the ideas of our members if there is something you would like to do. All of the above activities are covered by a monthly membership fee of £7, which goes towards the cost of hiring the facility. Additionally, throughout the year, as well as our regular meetings at the Centre, we arrange several social outings. These can include; annual coach trip to seaside (free for members), boat trips, visits to garden centres, pub lunches, cream teas, ten pin bowling, visits to local attractions, shows and pantomime. These outings would be partially subsidised by the club but paid for separately by members. If you are interested please come along or for more information contact....... Marjorie Hunt tel: 020 8397 2350 or Maureen Barney tel: 020 8287 0162


Our technicians have highly specialised knowledge, skills and ability. They are all trained computer engineers with a raft of experience. So if you have a problem, you can be sure they’ve come across it many times before. They’ll solve your current problem and advise you on any improvements you can make for the future. On a day to day basis we: Fix computer problems (hardware or software) Provide general IT support & advice Setup your emails Setup your internet Setup web protection software Data backups & recovery Protect against viruses & spam Setup your wireless / wired home network Fix printing problems Remove pop up advertisements Computer training Setup iPhone and iPod synchronisation & much more. Contact us for more information today. Tel: 0208 4324686 Email: support@gfctech.co.uk

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Charity Reception Dinner – The Guildhall, Kingston ‘Ready Steady for the Charity Walk for Peace’ The Charity Walk for Peace Charity Reception Dinner was held at The Guildhall in Kingston on Saturday February 24th where over 65 guests, including many charities, attended to show their support for the upcoming Charity Walk for Peace being held on Sunday April 29th in the Windsor Great Park in association with Runnymede Borough Council. Rt. Hon Sir Edward Davey MP graced the occasion and spoke at length about the incredible success of the annual Charity Walk for Peace and was followed by a number of Mayors from the Boroughs of Kingston, Epsom, Sutton, Elmbridge and Runnymede. The Dinner provided an opportunity for participants to meet the organisers and sponsors of the annual Charity Walk for Peace and brought together a host of charities and beneficiaries, MP’s, Mayors and local community groups, as well as representatives from the media, with the objective of introducing them to this year’s National Walk, its aims and objectives, and its fundraising efforts throughout the previous year. Her Worshipful the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Julie Pickering recorded a special video message prior to the Charity Reception where she said: "I’m really supportive of the Charity Walk for Peace. It’s a 5 mile walk around Windsor Great Park in Runnymede on the 29th April and not only will it be a fun day out to raise valuable funds for whatever your organisation in Kingston is, but the Charity Walk for Peace also match fund whatever your organisation raises by £2,000.” The President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, who sponsor the annual walk, Dr. Ijaz Ur Rehman, said: “I am so grateful to you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend this evenings Charity Reception. We are so fortunate that today we have Sir. Edward Davey amongst us, five Mayors of Boroughs and the Superintendent for Kingston Police. With your support, we are confident that this year’s Charity Walk for Peace will be best one yet, so let us work together towards the one million target.” Guest speakers at the Charity Reception Dinner included: Rt. Hon Sir Edward Davey, MP Cllr. Iftikhar Chaudhri – The Mayor of Runnymede Cllr. Julie Pickering – The Mayor of Kingston upon Thames Cllr. Liz Frost – The Mayor of Epsom Cllr. Jean Crosby – The Mayor of Sutton Supt. Debbie Brown – Kingston Police Cllr. Rachel Lake – The Mayor of Elmbridge Nicola Short – Commanding Office Sea Cadets Kingston Tessa Kind – Love Kingston As in previous years, similar Charity Reception Dinners are being held across the UK enabling communities and members of the public to engage with the Charity Walk for Peace. All community groups, charities, school and supporting organisations are invited to join us and help raise funds for the many hundreds of deserving charities across the UK. TO REGISTER FOR THE CHARITY WALK FOR PEACE, please visit: www.charitywalkforpeace.org

HOOK ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION Our friendly allotment association was founded over 50 years ago and is run by volunteers. We provide a wide range of composts, fertilisers, seeds and other gardening products at not-for-profit club prices to members. Membership costs £2.50 a year and our trading facility is situated next to the entrance to the allotment plots, just beyond the rugby club pavilion, at the rear of King Edward’s recreation ground, Hook Road, Chessington. Sun: 10am-12noon Feb till Nov. We currently have full and half plots available to rent. To arrange a viewing call John on 07807 300749 .


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Chessington and Hook Voluntary Care Scheme............. APRIL Carers in the South of the Borough Well my absence last month could well have been explained by my confessing to delivering 8500 copies of our new ‘up to date’ Leaflet. However, thanks to some careful arranging it was possible to have this done by the good people of Chat. This proved to be a lot easier on my feet, for which I was truly thankful! It was not always so, I with other members covered most of the same locality some years ago, after a local Business sponsored the printing of our ‘green advert.’ Anyone recall that? Yes, we thought that Chessington and Hook needed to be made aware of the interest we have in this local area. This advert was seeking new Clients who may need our services. It also reached out to any men or women who may want to give a hand in helping these Clients. Well it has already proven fruitful with a good number of persons wanting assistance and some prepared to help in our Office and others to drive. Our Committee have been looking at our Social Programme for the year ahead. It has been a pleasure to meet up on a number of occasions with the many people we are contacting. We also have had the occasion when our volunteers meet head-on, driver and duty officers. These dates will be notified to everyone in a letter nearer the event. We realise that our choice has been limited for venues, not everyone feels Garden Centres are the best and in some cases distance is a drawback for some. It is good to know that many Clients do have a number of Clubs and Groups in which to get this kind of help to get out. Ours, with a fluid membership who we only see from time to time, are not so easy to arrange these kind of events for. Please bear with us when we get The Happy Ghost going on our events. It is the aim of C&HVCS to ensure our members By Rod Romero never are in a situation where they find it impossible to leave their home for such long periods. I wander in and out of rooms Through walls I walk with ease Well no one except a You’ll never know where I might be new client will need to know our Office is open Unless you hear me sneeze Monday to Friday from This old and dusty plaster 9.am to 12noon. Irritates my nose The number to ring is It’s thick along the floorboards 8397 6298. I cannot see my toes HAPPY EASTER. I’m sometimes in the corridors That are no longer there David Rowbotham This takes a bit of energy And may just chill the air If you hear strange noises But nothing you can see Perhaps you think it was the cat But it was only me If you think you saw a ghost I’m playing hide and seek You will never find me But I’ll come back next week I dodge behind a misty veil Outside the windowpane Often in the garden But I don’t like the rain When I pass you in the street You may feel a little breeze But when you look around No wind to move the trees I once tried to be serious Now that was really cool So if you hear me chuckle It’s the ghostly April fool

HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI Our next meeting will be held on Thursday April 12th with a speaker from the RNLI. Our meetings are once a month from 7.30pm -9.30pm. If you’ve ever wondered what a meeting is like, do come along as a visitor. We will always have someone to greet you and help you to settle in. The first part of each meeting is the business part where we discuss up and coming events, and national and local WI news and issues. We may need to vote on WI issues and resolutions or hear what other WI’s are up to. We follow this with the main part of our session, usually a speaker or an activity for around 45 minutes. We then have a break for tea and biscuits and a chat. We end the meeting back together to pick our raffle winners and give reminders of the next month’s events. We usually have around 50 ladies at each meeting and as it’s such a community group, you are bound to see someone you recognise. You can come as a visitor for three meetings before you need to commit to joining, so you have plenty of time to get to know us. If you would like to visit us, you will find us on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at the Hook & Southborough Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, KT9 1PL. If you require any further information please call Sharon Cook on 020 8391 0723.


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GENERAL Kingston Police Control Room (Non Emergency) 101 Chessington Safer Neighbourhood Teams 020 8721 2001 Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme 020 8397 6298 The Hook Centre 020 8547 6254 Hook & Chessington Library 020 8547 6480 The Kings Centre 020 8391 5522 Kingston Hospital 020 8546 7711 Thames Doc 020 8390 9991 Thames Water 0845 9200800 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Power Loss 0800 028 0247 DOCTORS SURGERIES Kingston Primary Care Weekend Service. Surbiton Health Centre Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6EZ 0203 841 9942 Sat & Sun 08:00hrs – 20:00hrs Walk in and wait or ring for appointment. Last appt19:30hrs Chessington Park Surgery Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. KT9 2GY 0208 739 1977 www.chessingtonparksurgery.co.uk

The Orchard Practice Orchard Gardens, Chessington. KT9 1AG 0208 397 9494 www.orchardpracticechessington.co.uk

Hook Surgery Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. KT9 2GY. 0208 397 6361 www.hooksurgery.co.uk

PLACES OF WORSHIP St Mary The Virgin C of E Garrison Lane, Chessington. 020 8397 3016 www.stmaryschessington.org St Paul’s C of E 280, Hook Road, Hook. 020 8391 2362 www.stpaulschurchhook.org.uk St Catherine of Siena R C 100 Leatherhead Road, Chessington. 020 8397 3971 www.stcatherineofsiena.org.uk Chessington Evangelical The Kings Centre, Coppard Gdns, Chessington. 020 8391 5522 www.thekingscentre.org.uk Chessington Methodist Moor Lane, Chessington. 020 8296 9344 www.chessingtonmethodist.org.uk Hook Evangelical Church Brook Rd, Tolworth. 020 8397 8909 www.hookchurch.org COUNCILLORS Chessington North and Hook Ward: Clive Chase clive.chase@councillors.kingston.gov.uk Margaret Thompson margaret. thompson@councillors.kingston.gov.uk

Andrew Day 020 8391 1946 andrew.day@councillors.kingston.gov.uk

Chessington South Ward: Patricia Bamford 020 8287 0689 patricia.bamford@councillors.kingston.gov.uk

SCHOOLS Castle Hill Primary Buckland Road, Chessington. KT9 1JE 0208 397 2006 Ellingham Primary Ellingham Road, Chessington. KT9 2JA 020 8397 3864 Lovelace Primary Mansfield Road, Chessington. KT9 2RN 020 8397 3265 St Mary’s C of E Primary Church Lane, Chessington. KT9 2DH 020 8397 9597 St Paul’s C of E Primary Orchard Road, Chessington. KT9 1AJ 020 8397 3553 St Philip’s School Harrow Close, Chessington. KT9 2HR 020 8397 2672 Chessington Community College, Garrison Lane, Chessington. KT9 2JS 020 8974 1156 PHARMACIES Ace Pharmacy. 1-3, Ace Parade, Hook Rd, Chessington. 020 8397 4564 Boots Pharmacy. 4, Arcade Parade, Hook, Chessington. 020 8397 3793 Boots Pharmacy. 11, North Parade, Chessington. 020 8397 3072 Cohens Chemist. Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gdns, Chessington. 020 8397 1212

Shiraz Mirza 020 8241 9938 Shiaz.mirza@councillors.kingston.gov.uk

Rachael Reid 020 8974 1779 rachel.reid@councillors.kingston.gov.uk MP for Kingston & Surbiton: Edward Davey MP contact@eddavey.org 020 8288 2736

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LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm at St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Jane 0208 397 3115 Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 10am till 12noon for 8-15 year olds. Blenheim High School, Epsom KT19 9BH. £4 per session including coaching. Contact Tony Line 07703 602552 Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane, Chessington, KT9 2DR. 11.30am Thursdays. Tel: 0300 123 8086 email KINCCG.Betterbones@nhs.net Bowls - Surbiton Bowling Club, Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Tues eves 5:50pm. David Lark 020 8224 2385. Buckland Womens Club. Tues eves. Chessington Methodist Church. Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Art Group. Thurs am. Chessington Methodist Church Hall & Thurs pm at The King’s Centre. David Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Meet at Scout HQ to rear of 33, Garrison Lane. Beavers - Mon 6pm to 7pm, Cubs - Tues 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Scouts - Fri 7pm to 9pm. See www.chessingtonscouts.org.uk for details or Email: info@chessingtonscouts.org.uk. Chessington Bowling Club, Church Lane - beginners juniors and adults welcome - contact Club Secretary 8397 6705 email: chessingtonbc@aol com Chessington Children's Centre at Castle Hill Primary . Stay & Play sessions, Baby Massage, Breastfeeding support, Family Learning etc. 020 8397 2006. Toy Library at Hook Centre, Tues term time, 9.30-11am. 020 8408 8927 Chessington Cricket Club. Sir Francis Barker Sports Ground, Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NB. 020 8397 9194 www.chessingtoncricketclub.co.uk Chessington & Hook United & Hook Youth Football Club. Chalky Lane, Chessington. www.chufc.co.uk. For Match & Training details call Andy on 07958 616829 Chessington Methodist Badminton Club. Tues eves Chessington Methodist Church Hall. Tony 0208 397 3081 Chessington Methodist Women's Fellowship Programme list inside Coffee Bar Door. Sec. Joy Fogg 0208 397 2104. Chessington Youth Action, Reg Charity 1058965. 97 Ruxley Lane, West Ewell. KT19 9HB www.chessingtonyouthaction.org.uk Corinthian-Casuals FC. Amateur football club for 418yrs at King George’s Field, Hook Rise South, Queen Mary’s Close, Tolworth. KT6 7NA. www.ccfcys.co.uk Friends of Shooting Star CHASE - Epsom & Chessington Sarah Johnson, Chairperson and treasurer 07921 774 191. Foc-epsomandchessington@live.co.uk Guides, Brownies & Rainbows in Hook & Chessington. Ann Fairhall 020 8391 4730 for details/ waiting lists. 1st Hook Beavers. Wed 6– 7pm, Fri 5.30– 6.30pm. 1st Hook Cubs. Tue 6.45 – 8.15pm, Thurs 6.45– 8.15pm. 1st Hook Scouts. Fri 7.30– 9.30pm. Surbiton South Explorers. Thurs 8 – 10pm. All meetings held at Group HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton. Group Scout Leader Fergus Lang: fergus.lang@1sthook.org.uk 2nd Hook Beavers Wed & Thurs 5.15 - 6.15pm, 2nd Hook Cubs Tues 7-8.30pm. 2nd Hook Scouts Fri 7-9pm. Alan Cooke 0208 287 0276 or e-mail

cont. alanjancooke@yahoo.com 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band. Mon eves 7-9.30pm at 1st Hook Scout HQ, Verona Drive. Min age 9 years. Anne & Ray Bridger 020 8397 7525. www.band.1sthook.org.uk Hook Allotments & Gardens Association. Sun 10 -11am at the allotments at rear of King Edward’s Rec Ground. Hook & Chessington WI. 7.30pm every 2nd Thurs in the month. Hook & Southborough Hall, 224 Hook Road, Hook. Sharon Cook 020 8391 0723. Hook & Southborough Bowling Club. King Edward’s Recreation Ground. David 020 8397 1294 / Keith 07906 576270 Hook & Southborough Cricket Club. Somerset Avenue, Chessington. Players wanted. Keith 07828 119552. Hook Singers. Fridays 10.30-12noon at Chessington Methodist Church. New members welcome, no auditions required. Variety of popular songs. Contact Chris Kemp 0208 241 9777. www.hooksingers.btck.co.uk King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind for help and advice for the Visually Impaired, Mon-Fri 10.00/midday 020 8605 0060, kingstonassoc@btconnect.com, www.kingstonassociationforblind.org Kingston Cycling Campaign. For those new to cycling or those who have not ridden for some time with easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: rides@kingstoncycling.org.uk Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email graememaisey@hotmail.com. www.kingstonrfc.com Little Rascals Toddler Group @ Hook Evangelical Church, Brook Rd, Surbiton. Drop-in group for parents, babies & pre-schoolers. Songs, crafts, play, chat and cake! £1/family. Fri 9.30-11.30am (term-time) Rosie Pease 07736 424102 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. www.mrsbennet.co.uk. Old Kingstonians Hockey Club. Ditton Fields, Summer Road, Thames Ditton. Social club. Mens/ladies teams. Train Weds. Games on Sat, juniors on Sun. Georgina Perry on 020 8397 2367 www.okhockey.com Surbiton Arts Group meet monthly from September June. Monday evenings from 8 - 10pm in Surbiton Library Annex, Ewell Road, Surbiton. KT5 5AG. 020 8397 1050 Surbiton & District Historical Society. 020 8399 4473 Surbiton Floral Club. 1st Wed in month at Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues at the St Paul’s Centre. Val Edwards 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Thurs eves at the Royal British Legion Hall. Valerie Birch. 020 8397 1256 The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook and eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. Jennifer Devane 020 8391 2145


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PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION CHESSINGTON CHAT WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS Bicycle Maintenance/ Servicing Rebel Waltz 8 Cycle Solutions Children’s Pre-School, Nurseries & Day Care 15 Castle Tots 22 Hook Pre-School Care Provider 6 Blue Arrow Care * Chimney Sweep 36 David Russell Community & Council Chessington World of Adventures Resort 26/27 17 Lovelace Primary 45 St Mary’s Centre 3 Counselling CPA Curtain Maker 24 Curtains by Melanie Dance classes Mrs Bennet’s Ballroom * 20 6 TMF Dance Dog Walking/Pet 36 Sitting Keith Orbell Dog Grooming 29 Diamond Dogs Domestic Cleaning 8 Ovenclean 41 Time For You Domestic Help 16 Extra Help Electrician 18 George Curran 30 RNB Electrical Services

Estate & Letting Agents Jackson Noon 2 & 52 Estate Planning Joanne Orbell 34 Shortland Sawbridge 8 Function venue Chessington Cricket & Sports Club 21 Kingston Rugby Club 10 Garage Community Motors 51 Elmwood Vehicles 19 Gardening/ Landscaping BK Landscapes 18 Just Lawns * 16 Prime Tree Care * 9 R J Tree Services 43 S.B Landscapes 45 Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd 33 Woodham & Sons Ltd 28 Hair & Beauty Jon Garrod 18 Julie Harris Nail Cutting 18 Mane Event 28 Health & Fitness Synergy 81 35 Home Improvements Angel Roofing 38 Carpets 4 U 7 Dream Doors 47 DT Rogers Maintenance 38 Gray’s Building Solutions 30

JH Building Services Jim’s Handy Let Tony do it R & N Decorating Robinson & Son Host Families Stay at Homes Hypnotherapy Catherine Bayliss IT / PC / TV Services Ashton Davis GFC Tech Leisure / Events The Ashley Centre Celebrating Chessington Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club * King George Field Indoor Bowls Club Kingston Borough Bands Tattoo Music in the Park Mini Cab Zedcarz Mobile mechanic AW Autos Motorcycle Sales & Service Chessington Motorcycles Optician The Optical Gallery Plumbing & Heating CJM Plumbing Recruitment Carers required

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Chessington Chat April 2018 - Issue 130  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

Chessington Chat April 2018 - Issue 130  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

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