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WELCOME TO OUR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER ISSUE… What a summer it’s been so far. Not since the scorcher of ‘76 has such a lengthy spell of glorious weather fallen over KT9 allowing all of your summer events to proceed without the usual threat of a shower. How refreshing is that? I’m sure once the school holidays get going things may change but the forecast for now is much of the same so fingers crossed that’s the case even though our gardens are seriously struggling with the lack of recent rain.

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

We welcome the following new advertisers: Kylie Stark p.6, Islanders Vets p.6 and Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form p.14. Special offers and promotions come from: V.S.F Ltd p.5, Carpets 4 U p.7, Shortland Sawbridge p.8, Community Motors p.15, Synergy 81 p.17, The Optical Gallery p.31, Just gardens & lawns p.33, Elmwood Vehicles p.45 and Time For You p.47.

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October deadline: Monday 10th September 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.


INSIDE: Summer special LPA offer……………………..8 What’s on……………………….………..12-13 How to manage the cost of summer………….16 Local business smashes fundraising target…....18 Epsom Playhouse competition………………...20 Safer Neighbourhoods……………………….24 Recipe: Berry & chocolate pavlovas…………28 Residents’ Associations……….…………...32/33 Community pages…………………….…..36/37 Kids puzzle page……………………….……39 Useful contacts……………………….………40 Local listings………………………………….44 Index of advertisers and advertising rates…..46


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Summer Special Offer As a special promotion for August & September for readers of Chessington Chat, we are offering Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at a reduced price. There are two types of LPA. One for Financial Decisions and one is for Health and Welfare Decisions. Our usual fee for the preparation and registration of these valuable documents is £320 for one person or £500 for a couple. There is a separate registration fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian of £82 per document (reduced or waived if you are on low income or means tested benefits). SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER Only £220 for a single person, £400 for a couple. Call me on 01372 741418 or email wills@shortlandsawbridge.co.uk for an appointment Catherine Sawbridge

Have you written your Will? We will help you take care of this important task. 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.

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CHESSINGTON HYPNOTHERAPY CLINIC Hypnotherapist, Psychologist Stress, Weight, Smoking, Phobias, Insomnia, Depression, Lack of Confidence, Panic Attacks, Exam nerves, Migraine, Regression and self hypnosis. Catherine Bayliss D.H.D.P., M.B.C.H. Principal of the British College of Hypnotherapy Established. 1981

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ROBERT COOKE RNB ELECTRICAL SERVICES LOCAL ELECTRICIAN FOR LOCAL PEOPLE Chessington Based Business Call Rob on 07931 750325 Free Quotations available and competitive prices. NICEIC Approved and Checkatrade backed business. www.checkatrade.com/ RNBElectricalServices


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Thursday 2nd August. Parkinson's UK Summer Garden Party. 2.30-5pm, Ewell Court House, KT19 0EB. Raffle, Food, Entertainment. Everyone Welcome Tuesday 7th August. Members’ Evening with talks by four members, a quiz, raffle and a finger buffet. 7.45pm at Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Visitors are also very welcome with a contribution of £2 appreciated plus an extra £2 for refreshments. Details from the Secretary, 020 8399 4473 or email: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Thursday 9th August. Coffee morning in aid of Fight Against Blindness, a local-based UK charity targeting the needs of children with sight loss. Home-made cakes, coffee and teas, and stalls including Bring & Buy at the Methodist Church, Moor Lane 10am - 12. All welcome. Tuesday 4th September. Surbiton & District Historical Society present Ms Nicola Tallis, world renowned author, who will give an illustrated lecture entitled "Crown of Blood - the Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey" at Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome – a contribution of £2.00. appreciated. Details from the Secretary as before. Tuesday 4th September. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society - SW London Group present ‘Exploring my local railways - A look at the railways around Ash and Aldershot’ by Alan Norris. 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. £3 with refreshments. Thursday 6th September. South of the Borough Neighbourhood Meeting. 7.30pm at Chessington Methodist Church, Church Lane, Chessington KT9 2DJ Saturday 8th September. Jumble sale in aid of The Fircroft Trust at 96 Ditton Road, Surbiton, KT6 6RH from 11.30am-2.30pm. Entrance is 50p for adults, children are free. We will have a variety of stalls including clothing, bric-a-brack, toys and good as new plus refreshments. Donations can be bought to our centre in Ditton Road from the 3rd of September between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Sunday 9th September. The Surrey Cycle Challenge, a brand-new event, has been launched by The Children’s Trust to encourage cyclists to get on their bikes to raise money for children with brain injury and neurodisability. Cyclists are given the choice between a 46 or 65 mile route both starting and finishing at the charity’s 12

specialist centre in Tadworth and promising a picturesque ride through Surrey’s stunning countryside, passing areas such as the Low Weald and the North Downs. Cyclists can look forward to the all-important after party at The Children’s Trust headquarters where they will enjoy a complimentary sports massage, food and music. Entry fee £35. To register or for further information, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/cycle Saturday 22nd September. Ewell Horticultural Association Autumn Show. 2.30 to 4.30pm at Blenheim School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH. Free Admission - all welcome, free parking, a raffle plus refreshments with delicious homemade cakes. With displays of - late summer flowers, home grown vegetables, cookery and floral art plus plants, bulbs and garden sundries for sale. www.ewellhortassn.co.uk info@ewellhortassn.co.uk Saturday 29th September. Surbiton Festival. 10am-5pm at venues throughout Surbiton. Includes parade, live music, stalls, Punch & Judy, inflatables, food & drink, fun and games and much more. For full details visit www.surbitonfestival.co.uk

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HOW TO MANAGE THE COST OF ENTERTAINING THE KIDS THIS SUMMER few deals on days out, or coupons and vouchers for money off entry to kids’ attractions. Theme parks can be particularly expensive for families, but with a ‘2 for 1’ offer or a meal deal when you’re there, you’ll all enjoy a great day out without it breaking the bank.

If you’re worried about the cost of entertaining your children this summer, you’re not alone. It’s been estimated the average family spends £389 on entertaining the kids during the summer holidays. Ecommerce marketplace Groupon surveyed 3,000 parents and found that 9% started planning and saving for the school summer holidays up to six months beforehand. Furthermore, 35% of parents had to cut back on their everyday spending at the end of the summer because they’d spent too much. So in the light of this, what can you do to ease your financial situation at this time of year? Here are just a few ideas to help you manage the cost of entertaining the children and deal with the inevitable back-toschool expenditure. Prioritise your spending Prioritising essential outgoings, such as rent, mortgage payments or council tax, allows you to steer clear of serious financial trouble. You’re not risking the roof over your head and will still be able to buy the groceries to feed your family. It’s so easy to get carried away when you’re planning activities with the kids and spend money that’s already allocated somewhere else. Don’t assume you’ll be able to catch up with priority payments later on, however – once you start getting behind with these, it won’t be long before you’re in serious debt. Make a budget By carefully budgeting before the summer begins, you may find areas where you can cut back. Knowing exactly where your money goes means you can consciously reduce your outgoings wherever possible, and potentially find some extra money to spend on taking the kids for a day out.

The best ideas for free activities depend on how old your children are, but could include such pursuits as story time at the local library, walks or bike rides in the countryside, or hopscotch and skipping games. Make some extra money You can make a surprising amount of money by selling unwanted items on the internet. Children’s clothes and toys are great sellers, for example, but also books and CDs. Online questionnaires and surveys are also a good way for you to earn a little more, and these can be completed from the comfort of your own home after the children have gone to bed. What about back-to-school costs? The cost of school uniforms and all the other ancillary bits and pieces the children need for the new term can be the final straw for your finances at the end of the summer holidays, so what can you do to help yourself financially in this respect? 

If you have more than one child at the same school and the uniform is in decent condition, you could hand it down to a younger brother or sister. Buying school uniform towards the end of the summer holidays is a good idea. Children grow so quickly and this way you can also make sure they get the most wear out of their uniform. Some schools operate second-hand uniform sales when the end of the holidays is approaching – this can offer huge savings compared to buying new items. Giving a slightly older child some money to buy their own stationery or other school items can teach them about money management, particularly if you let them keep the change.

For families on low incomes, dealing with school summer holiday costs adds stress to an already challenging financial situation. Keeping the children entertained can be expensive, but with a little planning and budgeting, hopefully it won’t impact too heavily on family finances at this time or during the rest of the year.

Perhaps there are one or two subscriptions that could be cancelled, or a cheaper supermarket that you could try, plus getting into the habit of cooking meals from scratch when you’re at home will save some money in its own right, and is a good precedent to set for the whole year.

www.business-reporter.co.uk/2017/06/19/cost-ofentertaining-children-during-summer-holidays-estimated-at -389/

Find free or low-cost activities in your area Make full use of the internet by searching for free activities in your area. You should be able to find a

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Alliance Healthcare UK Sport Stars Smash £50K Fundraising Target Continuing to help fight the battle against cancer. Alliance Healthcare colleagues from Chessington and across the UK, in association with Glenmark Pharmaceutical Limited, took to the football field and netball court during the recent Alliance Healthcare Championship 2018, raising over £53,000 for the purpose of cancer research. Now in its sixth year, this year’s event was again held simultaneously in two locations on Sunday 1 July – Manchester, in the north, and in the south, Sunbury-on-Thames. More people than ever before – over four hundred consisting of colleagues, family, supporters and Alliance Healthcare partners – turned up to show their support. Over 25 football and netball teams competed. The Alliance Healthcare Championship 2018 is part of a wider partnership initiative between Walgreens Boots Alliance and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), to raise funds for the EORTC SPECTAcolor Biobank project – the Screening Platform for Clinical Trials in Advanced Colorectal Cancer.

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LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Established since 1970 FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS HOOK PARISH HALL, HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1PL *OPEN TERM TIME* *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 3 and 4 YEAR OLDS *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (if eligible) (15 hours per week EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING) 30 hours Offer now available There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Saturday 22nd September at 2.30pm Tickets £11 Child £9 Family £35 (2+2 or 1+3) There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly………...But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' bestselling book! This magical show has been written especially for grown-ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.

Win Tickets! We have a family ticket to see There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly at the Epsom Playhouse on 22nd September. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Old Lady Competition” to: fmaloney@epsomewell.gov.uk by Friday 31st August. First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! Congratulations to Tamsin Bullen who won July’s Lee Mead tickets.

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Applegarth where there was a question and answer session regarding the SW BCU. This meeting was well attended and there were many questions in particular about the staffing levels and travelling times for officers on the new SW BCU. There are weekly contact points for the safer neighbourhood teams, the locations and times change Chessington North & Chessington South ward update. weekly and these are published on the internet on www.met.police.co.uk. If you wish to attend and report crimes or discuss Policing in the area please do attend As I write this the community is still recovering from a particular nasty stabbing incident in Chessington where these contact points and meet your local Policing team. a young male was viciously attacked and suffered Ward Panel significant injuries. He is responding well to treatment and I wish him a speedy recovery. Future ward panel meetings will be held at 7.00 pm on This incident has been very well documented on Twitter 12th September and 5th December 2018 at Safari Hotel, Chessington. If you are a resident or work in the and other social media sites but I cannot go into detail area and want to be involved in the local decision about the incident as it is still an ongoing live investmaking process on Policing Chessington you are very igation. However I can confirm that two suspects have welcome to attend. been charged for the offence and are awaiting trial. I have spoken with many members of the community in the last few weeks when on patrol and at the various summer fairs, they are worried about their own and their family’s safety in the wake of the attack. I understand their concerns but fortunately crimes of this nature are rare in Chessington and on the SW BCU. I sympathise with the residents and community and stress there is a need for calm as I do not want tensions to escalate into other attacks - as there has been mention by some residents of a feud with youths outside the area. To make you aware the team work with officers from the Epsom division in Surrey sharing information and I am planning some more joint operations in the future to prevent and deter youths from carrying knives. A key part of this activity will include stop and search where appropriate circumstances exist and education and awareness. If anyone has any information on the incident or any CCTV that has not been recovered already by Police please call Crimestoppers or 101. There have been increased Police patrols in the area since the incident in Chessington including open spaces and parks such as Churchfields, King George playing fields and Tolworth Court Farm. There has also been test purchase operations on Kingston BCU using youths to attend shops to test whether they will sell knives to young people without asking for identification. This was very successful with no shops failing the test. Youth engagement continues to be a priority for the team and this I believe is key to getting the stop knife crime message across. This engagement has included work with Chessington Community College where 14 students attended a morning at Go Ape as a reward for working with the Police on their school panel. Police Merger Update. I attended a recent Chessington District residents association meeting with Superintendent Rob 24

Contact Details Emergency please call Police on 999. Non emergency call 101. Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Alternatively you can contact the team on the following numbers and via Twitter. Chessington North and Hook - 07342 713970 Chessington.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonN Chessington South - 0208 721 2001 Chessingtonsouth.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonS Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant: Chessington North, Chessington South, Tolworth & Hook Rise wards.

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These divine individual pavlovas are ideal for a summer dessert. You can make the meringues in advance then layer with fruit and cream a couple of hours before serving. Ingredients: • 4 large egg whites • 225g caster sugar • 1 tsp cornflour • 1tsp white wine vinegar • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 500g fresh strawberries • 200g fresh raspberries • 25g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra to serve • 2 tsp lemon juice • 300ml double cream, softly whipped • 200g Greek yoghurt • Chocolate curls, to decorate Makes 4. Ready in 2 hours TIP: The unfilled meringues will keep in a an airtight container for 3-4 days.


1. Preheat the oven to 150°C, fan 130C, Gas Mark 1. Line 2 large baking sheets with baking paper. Draw six 9 cm circles on each sheet of baking paper. Turn the paper over. 2. Using an electric food mixer whisk the egg whites in a clean grease-free bowl until stiff. Gradually whisk in the sugar, one table-spoon at a time, whisking well after each addition to make a firm and glossy meringue. 3. Blend the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla extract together in a small bowl and fold into the meringue. Divide the meringue between the marked circles. 4. Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour until the meringues are crisp and dry on the outside. Turn the oven off and leave them to cool completely with the oven door slightly open. 5. Hull and chop most of the strawberries (reserving about 8 for decoration). Place in a food processor or blender with half the raspberries and pulse to make a thick puree. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the icing sugar and lemon juice. Fold the yogurt into the cream. 6. Carefully remove the meringues from the baking paper. Sandwich the meringues together in stacks of three with cream and the fruit puree. Top with the reserved strawberries and remaining raspberries and decorate with chocolate curls. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association The saga of the pigeons under the railway bridge at Chessington North continues and it seems we have scored an own goal. Last month we said that now the mesh had been fitted preventing them access to their roosting ledge, a few of them were sitting on branches of the tree at one end and that they might eventually move on. Well they haven’t and the line of droppings across the pavement is growing. We will contact the relevant parties to see what can be done. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Our Annual General Meeting was reasonably well attended. The guest speaker from the Metropolitan Police, Superintendent Rob Applegarth, started by giving us an update on the stabbing that had occurred in Chessington. He explained that it was not random and that all involved knew each other. The victim, with a life threatening injury, had undergone major surgery and was out of danger. The attackers had all subsequently been arrested. The Superintendent confirmed that this was a ‘one off’ and that Chessington is still one of the safest places to live. He went on to explain the cuts to the police budget and afterwards answered a number of questions from the audience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A defibrillator is a machine which gives emergency help to someone suffering from a heart attack. One has been fitted in a yellow cabinet outside at the Hook Centre to the left of the entrance door. To access it you dial 999 and will be given a code to open the cabinet. Once open, instructions on how to use it will be given. 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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MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION Thank you to those residents who came to the MRRA social evening at The Shy Horse on the 19th June, it was great to see so many of you. It is always good to get together for a neighbourly chat about what is going on in Malden Rushett and have a gossip. Byhurst Farm and Rushett Farm have been very busy with haymaking and they could not have asked for better weather to get the hay in. Huge round bales dotted around the field being cut on Rushett Farm made for a brilliant photograph. Have a look on our Facebook page at: https://fb.me/MaldenRushettResidentsAssociation Spectacular wildlife to be seen such as red kites and sparrow hawks circling low over the fields, looking for supper as the haymaking was in progress and continuing for some days after. Countless birds of all sorts in my garden feeding fledglings has been wonderful to see. Transport for London (TFL), have said they will cut the verges during July and we are hoping they will keep to their word. Once done I will be arranging a date for litter picking and asking for volunteers to assist the process. CWA have kindly offered to provide us with the litter picker sticks etc., to enable us to carry out the litter picking. You may have seen that CWA have already done a litter pick along the A243 from CWA to the BP Garage in Malden Rushett and we are grateful for this. Unfortunately Renewable Energy Systems Limited, have chosen to appeal to the Bristol Inspectorate regarding the refusal of RBK to grant planning permission for the Saxon Energy Storage Facility in Fairoak Lane. Residents are rightly upset about this proposal as it to be sited on farmland designated as greenbelt. I have written to this company and asked them to reconsider the appeal to Bristol and to think about what harm a development such as this will do to a greenbelt site containing wildlife in abundance, undisturbed for decades. Please do not think that this development is renewable energy, it is not, being only a huge storage facility for electricity in batteries. The MRRA would like to say a big thank you to Sally the Editor of Chessington Chat, for allowing us to publish our thoughts each month. We wish all residents a long and restful summer. Beryl Gibson, Chairman

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COMMUNITY PAGES ST MARY THE VIRGIN, CHESSINGTON HERITAGE OPEN DAY SATURDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER 10 AM TO 4 PM Once again St Mary’s is open in conjunction with Heritage Open Day. We are situated apart from the other places open for this event but are conveniently situated on the 71 bus route – the bus passes our door. Chessington South station is a short walk away. We look forward to seeing you then.

Buckland Women’s Club Chessington Methodist Church No Meetings in August Returns on the 11th September 2018 NEW MEMBERS WELCOME 11th Hidden Hearing – Tom Leach 18th Swallowing – Liz McGarvey 25th Swinging Sixties – Christine Jarvis Enquiries to Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362

Chessington Art Group Thanks to all who came to our exhibition and voted for your favourite picture. The results were: First, Fruit Wine Bread & Brie by R Gunkar Second, Krishna by R Leaver and Third, Little Sweet Cart by M Russell Come along and join us, Beginner or Experienced all are welcome. We have a tutor to help and advise you. We meet every Thursday morning 9.30 to 11.30 at Chessington Methodist Church Hall KT9 2DJ. and Thursday afternoon 1.00 to 3.00 at The Kings Centre KT9 2GZ We will close for a summer break the last sessions being on 26th July and the first sessions after the break are on Thursday 6th September For more information contact David Savage 0208 391 5362 or on line at chessingtonart.wixsite.com/mysite

August 2018

Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme

Hi to all our readers. We have had a break from our regular article and it is good to be back. Lots has been happening with our group with a Social in June and Volunteers meeting up in July. It has also been a busy period for several of our Committee members. They have had to bring to all our Clients and also our Volunteers a matter that you may already have had to deal with, Data Protection. Everybody will have received a letter asking for your permission to stay on our books. I hope that this has not caused too much trouble for anyone. Do not hesitate to check with our Office if you are uncertain about being on our listings. New Clients and Volunteers will need to confirm this on joining us. Another legal requirement is to ensure all our Volunteers who have direct contact with any vulnerable adult will need to have a Police Check. (Only our Duty Office Staff are exempt.) Such is life in this modern world but I guess the olden days had its difficulties !! Now for the best part of the month, that I missed. The Social on 4th June has certainly been welcomed and will be a style for the future. It saw 35 clients and 16 volunteers really having an enjoyable afternoon. Being entertained by Dave and Laurie (from a charity ‘Trees’) and ending with a singsong and dancing. Comments from several clients are worth reporting: Frances - “ Thanking you for a lovely afternoon, so nice to meet up with friends.” Anita: “Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon.” Gill - “ Really enjoyed the afternoon and tea.” Eileen - ”Lovely afternoon and raffle prizes and tea, thank you.” Thanks to our clients for joining us and all our volunteers (without you it is not possible) for the help in driving , pouring tea, putting up tables and lots more to make the afternoon one of laughter and friendship. Remember our details ----the Office is open from 9am till 12noon on Monday to Friday and the number to ring is 8397 6298. Enjoy your time with Care. David Rowbotham

TALKING OF TRAINS Michael Portillo’s ‘Great Rail Journeys’ has raised interest in the fascination of railways both in Britain and overseas. For those who have enjoyed his programmes 'Talking of Trains' organises a series of varied railway talks, with both the resident lecturer and guest speakers. It is held each Wednesday evening at 7pm from September 19th through-out the winter in the Surbiton Library Room, Ewell Road. Highlights this year will be a presentation from one of the guides from Great Train Journeys in India, professional photographer Jack Boskett who not only photographs railways but also the Royal Family, and a talk on the local subject of the Surrey Iron Railway and the part it plays in the 'new' Croydon Tramlink New members are welcome; For more details see website www.talkingoftrains.co.uk

Congratulations... to Chessington resident and London Fire Brigade’s Green Firefighter Simon Jakeman who won a Silver Medal at the recent Hampton Court Flower Show with a garden for the Fire Brigade’s Union. 2018 marks the Centenary of the Fire Brigade’s Union and Simon’s themed vegetable garden celebrated the past, future and togetherness of the FBU and represented Fire Brigade Messes, which have always been a big part of fire station life, with strawberries tumbling from fire helmets and a fantastic garden bench strung with fire hose.

Flatford Meadow By Rod Romero Dedham church from Flatford Mill A scene between the trees Painted in when Constable Moved the church to painting please The lock with sides once made from wood With lintels made of oak But covered now with ash and elm No longer used by boating folk And then a concrete waterway To bypass the old lock The gates stay closed for evermore Held tight with sand and rock The cows will graze on meadow grass And drink the murky brook And as you pass them on your walk They stare at you with puzzled look Sometimes in your path they lie Between you and the gate Though you circle wide and grumble They’ll not worry if you’re late And so onto the village street The unlocked door invites you in Stained glass , polish and wooden pews Coins collecting in a tin Back down Mill Lane to the bridge National Trust sign on your right Pass the clinker rowing boats Locked in rows for the night Across the meadow in the twilight Sunset glows beyond the trees Buttercups and willows wafting Cooling in the evening breeze

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; 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 We currently have full and half plots available to rent. To arrange a viewing call John on 07807 300749 .

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. Ladies and gentlemen please don't be shy,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, line dancing, snooker 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 ÂŁ10, which goes towards the cost of hiring the facility and includes the costs of tea, coffee and biscuits. 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 01629

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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

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: Stephanie Archer Stephanie.Archer@kingston.gov.uk Margaret Thompson Margaret.Thompson@kingston.gov.uk Sharon Young Sharon.Young@kingston.gov.uk Chessington South Ward: Patricia Bamford Patricia.Bamford@kingston.gov.uk Andreas Kirsch Andreas.Kirsch@kingston.gov.uk www.chessingtonparksurgery.co.uk Christine Stuart The Orchard Practice Orchard Christine.Stuart@kingston.gov.uk Gardens, Chessington. KT9 1AG Tolworth & Hook Rise Ward 0208 397 9494 Lorraine Dunstone www.orchardpracticechessington.co.uk Lorraine.Dunstone@kingston.gov.uk Hook Surgery Merritt Medical Dennis Goodship Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. Dennis.Goodship@kingston.gov.uk KT9 2GY. 0208 397 6361 Thay Thayalan www.hooksurgery.co.uk Thay.Thayalan@kingston.gov.uk 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

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MP for Kingston & Surbiton: Edward Davey MP contact@eddavey.org 020 8288 2736 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

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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.”

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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 11.30 am til 1.30 pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session inc coaching. Contact Tony 07703 602552 www.ab-tabletennisacademy.co.uk 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.

(Cont.) Alan Cooke 0208 287 0276 or e-mail 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 Ruth Mackinlay 07746 234508 / Ruthmac20@hotmail.com Further details at 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 & 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. Carole Noakes 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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