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WELCOME TO OUR DECEMBER ISSUE… I simply cannot believe that it’s time for our Christmas magazine again! 2019 has been a chaotic year at home with GCSE prep taking up the first half and extensive building work all of the second and as that finally comes to an end I’m really ready for the Christmas break! We welcome the following new advertiser: Elsa Brown Flowerstyle p.9.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Sgt Simon Baxter Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com Printed by: Direct Colour, Unit 2, 60 Cox Lane, Chessington Industrial Estate, KT9 1TW. 020 8391 0011. www.directcolour.com Website: Paramount Website Design www.paramountwebsitedesign.com

January deadline: Monday 9th December 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.

Special offers and promotions come from: Chessington World of Adventures Resort p.5, Carpets 4 U p.7, Elmwood Vehicles p.11, The Optical Gallery p.19, Community Motors p.41, Edwards of Surrey p.47, Deli 2 You p.49 and Total Gas Response Ltd p.51. Thank you to everyone who gets involved with Chessington Chat during the year, not least all of our advertisers without whom there would be no magazine. Thanks also to all of our local community groups, charities, schools and churches etc who regularly share their news and events. Thanks to my Graphic designer Paul, our local printers Direct Colour and of course our ever reliable delivery team of local residents who ensure your issue arrives promptly on your doormat each month. I now just have the small matter of our January issue to complete which will be delivered from 28th December and over New Year. Deadline is a very strict Monday 9th December and so please let me know asap if you would like any space held. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Sally INSIDE: Christmas with Creative Quilting……………………...6 Care for your dependents after you’re gone………...8 What’s on………………………………..………12/13 Epsom Playhouse Competitions……………………...16 Christmas Eve boxes………………………………....20 Safer Neighbourhoods…………………………..…..24 Christmas Church Services……………..…………25-29 Residents’ Associations…………………….……..30/31 The gift of reading…………………….…………….32 Community pages……………………..……...36/38/40 Your festive gadget survival guide………………….44 Useful contacts…………………………………….…46 Local Listings…………………………………….…...48 Index of advertisers and advertising rates………….50


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CHRISTMAS WITH CREATIVE QUILTING Get Ready for Christmas with the help of Creative Quilting and the other independent traders in Bridge Road, Hampton Court Village KT8 9HA. The road will be closed on Thursday 5th December from 4pm-8pm to allow for the ‘Winter Wander’ when you can enjoy meeting Live reindeer and Father Christmas. There will also be Festive Food and Mulled Wine, Music and Entertainment and Creative Quilting will be tempting you with some simple make-and-take decorations and party bag ideas that both children and adults will enjoy. Creative Quilting 32 Bridge Road, East Molesey, Surrey. KT8 9HA 020 8941 7075 www.creativequilting.co.uk

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Have you written your Will? Did you know? You can ensure that your pets are taken care of when you are gone, via your Will. This is usually quite straightforward, but here is an amusing but true pet story… In 2004, billionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley left instructions for her $4bn (£2.5bn) fortune to be spent caring for dogs, having apparently re-thought an earlier draft that left it to the poor. Her nine-year-old Maltese, named Trouble, received $12m (£8m) in the Will, with her grandchildren either cut out or ordered to visit their father’s grave annually in order to inherit their share. Trouble’s inheritance was later cut to just $2m (£1.2m) by a judge, although the dog still needed to go into hiding amid death and kidnap threats.

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.

Catherine Sawbridge

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CHESSINGTON MOTORCYCLES MOTOR CYCLE SALES & SERVICE MOTS, SERVICE, TYRES, BATTERIES, SPARK PLUGS, OILS ETC.

166-168 Hook Road, Surbiton. KT6 5BZ

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WHAT’S ON IN DECEMBER ...

Every Thursday and Saturday from 28th November till 21st December. Court Farm Garden Centre Christmas market with a wide variety of stalls and activities. Court Farm Garden Centre, Old Kingston Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7QH. Tuesday 3rd December. Surbiton & District Historical Society Christmas Social meeting. 7.45pm at Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Includes a raffle and wall quiz, refreshments, and short illustrated talk. Members are asked for £2 for refreshments. Visitors very welcome - £2 entrance appreciated plus extra £2 for refreshments. Details from the Secretary, 020 8399 4473 or email: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Saturday 7th December. Christmas at the musicals with Mary-Jess and Joanna Forest. 6.30pm. Chessington

Methodist Church. Tickets from £15 at www.mary-jess.com or from John Harvey at Chessington Methodist Church. Saturday 7th December. The Hook Centre Christmas Fair. 10am-2pm. Come and celebrate the Christmas festivities with your local community. Buy unique Christmas presents from our arts and craft stalls. Lots of family fun including a face painter, games, rhyme time for pre-schoolers at 10.30am, lucky dip, a book fair, festive food and much more. Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th December. Bourne Hall Gift Market. Bourne Hall, Ewell. Open 10am to 5pm, 4pm Saturday. Stalls selected for their originality, quality, usability, great value and great service. Easy and cheap parking and free entry. Christmas shopping on your doorstep. Saturday 14th December. The Friends of Nonsuch present ‘Harp & Holly’ a Christmas celebration with harpist Margaret Watson. 2.30pm in the Museum Wing of Nonsuch Mansion, Nonsuch Park. SM3 8AP Free for members and £6 for non-members. Includes Christmas nibbles. www.friendsofnonsuch.co.uk Saturday 21st December. Surbiton Farmers’ Christmas Market. 9am-1pm Maple Road, Surbiton.

Hook Singers Please come and join us for our Christmas Concert, 3.00pm on Saturday 14th December, in the Methodist Church, Moor Lane. We will be singing popular Carols and Christmas songs in preparation for the festive season. Entry to our concert is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Fircroft Trust, a local charity. Ruth Mackinlay, Chairperson mob: 07746 234508

Chessington Art Group See us at the Hook Centre craft fair on Saturday 7th December. We will have art for sale and there will be a painting demonstration. For our normal painting sessions 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 Enquiries to D Savage 020 8391 5362 or see us on line at chessingtonartgroup.club 12

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EPSOM PLAYHOUSE COMPETITIONS

Santa's Christmas Countdown Saturday 7th December - Tuesday 24th December Following last year’s sell-out performances of Santa’s Christmas Party, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this Christmas… “There’s nothing Santa loves more than starting the countdown to Christmas by opening the windows of his special Christmas calendar. But when he tries to begin the countdown this year, disaster – the calendar is broken and all the magical goodies inside have gone missing! Santa needs them to get ready for Christmas, but how is he going to get everything back in time?” Peter Pan - Panto 2019 Saturday 14th December 2019 - Sunday 5th Jan 2020 Fly away with us as we take you on a swashbuckling adventure to the magical panto world of Peter Pan. Meet the Darlings, Hook and his crew of pirates, Tiger Lily and her Tribe, The Lost boys and of course the mischievous Tinkerbell in Neverland - second star to the right, and straight on till morning. Win Tickets! We have a family ticket to see Santa’s Christmas Countdown and a family ticket to see Peter Pan at the Epsom Playhouse. Performance dates subject to ticket availability. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked: “Chessington Chat Santa or Peter Pan Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Weds 4th Dec. First names pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! 01372 742555 16

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PWN DESIGN SOLUTIONS Ltd. Mob.Tel. 07900 192129 IET Member able to provide general electrical advice: Basic fault testing, wiring diagrams + specification of cabling & safety isolation devices, etc. to BS-7671 Wiring Regulations. Know what to buy and from where for non-notifiable work. Economical £-rates if work is undertaken.

DAVID RUSSELL CHIMNEY SWEEP All fires, stoves and flues swept Advice on any chimney problems

TEL: 01372 469349

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A Christmas Day outfit If you’re planning a special Christmas Day outfit for your child, add it to their Christmas Eve box. Again, you might be able to grab a bargain on Christmas Eve, but if you’d rather not face the queues, try supermarkets, as they’ve really upped their game in recent years.

F&F cardigan, Sainsbury’s

A sweet treat Whether you go for a packet of sweets, a gingerbread figure or a sachet of hot chocolate, a sweet treat is likely to prove the most popular gift in the box. And let’s face it, your child isn’t going to get to sleep early anyway, so a bit of sugar isn’t likely to make too much difference.

Pyjamas: www.welovefrugi.com

Gingerbread man, £9.95, www.biscuiteers.com

Christmas Eve Boxes Planning a Christmas Eve box this year, but can’t decide what to put in it? Maybe we can help…

A book There are numerous Christmas tales to choose from. ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ is usually a winner with children under six, as it comes complete with extra minigifts, including a game and jigsaw. Then there’s ‘The Girl Who Saved Christmas’ and ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ for older children. A small toy, game or activity Choose a game you can all play together as a family, such as Dobble, or an activity to keep them quiet for five minutes while you finish preparing for the big day.

George at ASDA Christmas Eve box, £2

Santa dress up mug, £8, River Island A memento

Pyjamas Many of us give out the Christmas PJs right at the start of the month – to get as much wear out of them as possible. If you haven’t, then you may well be able to pick up a bargain in the days leading up to the 25th, as retailers often reduce their Christmas stock.

Why not add a Christmas-themed memento to be brought out again year after year? This could be a small decoration for your child to hang on the tree, a mug to drink that hot chocolate from, or a plate for Santa’s mince pie.

Slippers

Other little gifts

Cosy slippers will prove popular long after Boxing Day. If you’re splashing out, Moccis are a good choice. These hand-sewn moccasin slippers are ethically made in Sweden and available for babies right up to adults.

If your Christmas Eve box is still looking a bit empty, you could pop in some trinkets, stationery or accessories. We love the notebooks and badges from The Kindness Co-op.

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Kate Duggan Father Christmas decoration, £5, www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI If you’ve ever considered joining the WI then December is the perfect time to visit us. We will be having a very social evening with musical entertainment from Semi Circle and a buffet provided by the members. Our December meeting is on Thursday 12th December at 7.30pm at the Hook & Southborough Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, KT9 1PF. If you require any further information please call Sharon Cook on 020 8391 0723

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL “Chessington Chat has given me a great platform to advertise to my neighbours.” Rebekah Arkle, All Shapes Yoga JANUARY DEADLINE: Monday 9th December with delivery from 28th December and over New year Please mention CHESSINGTON CHAT when responding to adverts

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Once the Christmas presents have all been unwrapped avoid leaving any empty boxes on display as these will advertise what has been bought and can make you vulnerable to be a victim of burglary. Ask for Angela. The Met has signed up to the Ask Angela campaign and has worked with licensed premises across London to help Chessington North, Chessington South & prevent and reduce sexual violence and vulnerability. In particular the pubs in Chessington have been made Tolworth ward update aware of the campaign and staff are there to help and The team and I wish all Tolworth and Chessington assist you. So please do keep yourself safe and if you residents a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. are in a situation where you feel vulnerable speak with Please remember any elderly or infirm neighbours and the bar staff and Ask for Angela and they will discreetly ensure they are ok and are not needing any assistance offer you help and support to ensure that you are safe. in the Christmas period, Christmas can be a lonely time for some people so a friendly visit could really help. Halloween. As I write this article we have just finished our Halloween patrols for another year. PC Roberts and I were out on patrol engaging with all the children (and parents) trick and treating in Chessington distributing all the chocolates and sweets that had been provided by local businesses. As a result of this ward activity anti-social behaviour (ASB) was down again this year and during the period of our deployment there was only one reported ASB related call in Chessington and, this was on Chessington North ward. Unfortunately even though being nearby to the call we were unable to identify the persons involved.

Catalytic Converter Thefts. Thefts of catalytic converters have been reported across all the three wards as they contain precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium – the price of rhodium currently makes it more expensive than gold. The team are actively looking for the subjects responsible but we need your help. Please park your car I really appreciate the support from local businesses who in busy well-lit areas and if you see any persons working provided the sweets and chocolates and in no particular under cars for no apparent reason then do call it in to order will list those that supported this ward activity; Police. Some vehicles have secure fixings that can be Chessington Garden Centre, BP Malden Rushett, bought from manufacturers and you can also invest in a Sainsburys North Parade, Tesco Hook Parade, catalytic converter marking kit that can be traced back Sainsburys Hook Parade, Martins North Parade, and this will assist the investigation in proving the Whitfords North Parade and Just Convenience Hook offence if suspects are arrested. Parade. Neighbourhood Watch Burglaries. Kingston.NHW@Met.Police.uk. Unfortunately there has been an increase in burglaries Contact Details reported on Tolworth ward. In several instances the Non-emergency call 101 suspects have knocked first at the front door and have then gone around to the rear of the property where the Emergency please call Police on 999. patio doors have been smashed in order to gain access Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 to the premises. The suspects are very good climbers Alternatively you can contact the team on the following and are able to climb over garden fences with ease numbers and via Twitter. and a getaway car will be sited nearby which will be used to transport the suspects and property away from Chessington North and Hook - 07342 713970 Chessington.snt@met.police.uk the scene. Please take some time now to review your @ChessingtonN home security especially if you have side or rear access. Do ensure that your fences are not broken, check your Chessington South - 0208 721 2001 gates are sturdy and are able to be secured with a Chessington.south.snt@met.police.uk good quality padlock. Consider fitting a video doorbell @ChessingtonS which will record who has come to the front door and fit some motion sensor lighting covering the entry points to Tolworth - 0208 721 2045 your premises. Tolworth.snt@met.police.uk If you see anything suspicious or if it’s a crime in progress @mpsTolworth call 999. Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant: If the crime has happened and there are no suspects Chessington North, Chessington South; nearby call 101 or use the online reporting at Tolworth & Hook Rise Met.Police.uk. 24

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Chessington Methodist Church Carols by Candlelight Monday the 16th December at 8.00pm Imagine if it was the latest real life tale from Hollywood. A young girl is engaged, when a mysterious stranger – later thought to be an angelic visitor – tells her she is to give birth to a child who will change the world. More than that, this child will be the king of kings. God’s own son. And he will be born in the back of the beyond. In a cattle trough. Surrounded by animals. Later to be hunted by a ruler who wants him killed … to be continued And this is just the start. … This story is a blockbuster that might just change your life. Don’t miss it! Join us in this candlelit service, sing some of your favourite carols and hear how the story enfolds. Listen to the message of Christmas being conveyed through pieces sung by our choir. Bible verses and also reflections on Christmas from a different perspective.

You’ll have a very warm welcome and afterwards please join us for a hot drink and mince pies!


RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION We started November with some really bad news in Malden Rushett, after finding out that two houses were burgled in the early evening of Saturday 2nd November while the owners popped out for a short time to attend a firework display. We send those residents involved our very best wishes and anyone who has suffered a break in will know how long it takes to overcome such a violation into the very place you should feel safe in, let alone any damage or theft of belongings we hold very dear. Drugs play a big part in criminality and are often responsible for thieving, whether it be breaking into property or shop lifting to fund a habit promoted by drug dealers in a local area funding their habit, or the bigger criminal gangs giving out free samples at school gates. Our children are targeted by these despicable people knowing very well how hard a job it is for parents to keep track of teenagers and their activities. Schools do their very best to cope but it still goes on. Please be on the lookout for people selling drugs in your local area, report them and get them taken them out of our local community. Disturbing reports are emerging regarding the downgrading of greenbelt land due to the need for more land to build much needed housing. The MRRA will fight every building application should that happen in or around Malden Rushett. With so much talk about Brexit (of course a very important issue) taking up so much time of our politician’s time and energy, I wonder if both our local politicians and our MP could tell us what they are doing to protect the greenbelt and the wildlife and flora in the South of the Borough? Are they spending any time dealing with local issues, are they still intent on offering up the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames as ‘BOROUGH OF OPPORTUNITY’? You read reports of what the Mayor of London wants to do, what other government departments want to do, how are you supposed to decide what they are doing, or perhaps it is done to deliberately muddle you? We have had severe rainfall and up this end of the borough this has resulted in some houses having water get into their gas supply again. Fortunately Thames Water react very quickly and we thank them for doing so, we are appreciative and hope they sort it out completely very soon as each time it happens our gas has to be disconnected. Air quality is of grave concern in Malden Rushett and we consider a very practical way of improving this would be for the A3 to connect via a link road into the back of Chessington World of Adventures, enabling visitors to the park to enter directly into CWA grounds. This road would also serve to carry heavy transport headed for our local business parks without the need to use the A243 therefore avoiding Malden Rushett with the pollution they cause. A Malden Rushett Designated Area Plan has been submitted to Kingston Council for public consultation until the end of November 2019. The MRRA is totally opposed to the imposition of such a plan and has objected to it strongly along with a great many of our residents and businesses. The author of the MRC has developed this plan, and most residents in Malden Rushett do not want it imposed on them as another layer of authority by an unelected body whose track record is unproven. The MRRA donated to the British Legion for lamp post poppies for Malden Rushett and these were erected in remembrance of those brave men and women who gave their tomorrows for our today, thank you. The MRRA is holding its AGM on Wednesday 27th November starting at 7.30pm at Chessington Garden Centre and so if this magazine is delivered to you in time you are very welcome to come along, you will find our meetings are very social and not at all formal. If you are interested in what goes on in Malden Rushett you can find out more by visiting our Facebook page at: http://fb/me/MaldenRushettResidents/Association Beryl Gibson. Chairman MRRA. E mail: bfors@outlook.com. Mobile: 0775 1024358

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Chessington District Residents’ Association Health and wellbeing is important and with this in mind Connected Kingston has been created to enable people to find groups, services or activities that may help them. Kingston has a huge range of health and wellbeing activities which are free to join, and this is a compilation of them. Log on to www.connectedkingston.uk where you will find a wide range of things, including Health Matters, Things To Do, Advice and Guidance Services and Living At Home. Within Health Matters, for example, is Kingston Digital Health Hub run by a Kingston based charity called Superhighways - a part of Kingston Voluntary Action. To be able to manage healthcare on line, if help and encouragement to learn is needed, they are currently running digital skills training sessions, until the end of February, for residents who are registered with a Kingston GP. They can also show how to set up and use the many apps recommended by the NHS. This service is for either individuals or someone representing a group of people. For further information, contact Philippa Leary on 020 8255 8040 or e-mail philippaleary@superhighways.org.uk Some of the subjects shown are:- booking surgery appointments (so no need to phone early in the mornings and hope to get through), re-schedule health appointments at your surgery or other clinical appointments or sign up for e-prescriptions. If you do not have access to a computer, the Hook Centre have twelve computers which are available to the public. They also have free wi-fi so it is possible to go on-line with either a smart phone or tablet. _ _____________ _________ ___ Once again another year seems to have flown by and Christmas is with us. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 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

CHEMIST FESTIVE OPENING HOURS ACE PHARMACY. 1-3 Ace Parade, Hook Road. 020 8397 4564. Christmas Day CLOSED, Boxing Day 10-2pm, New Years Day CLOSED PEARL CHEMIST. 11 The Broadway, Tolworth. 020 8390 6797. Christmas Eve 9am-10pm, Christmas Day 9am-1pm, Boxing Day 9am-10pm, New Years Eve 9am-10pm and New Years Day 9am-10pm.

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The Gift of Reading Whether you’re buying for someone else, looking for ideas for yourself, or plan to buy a book, read it and then wrap it up (we won’t tell), there’s plenty to choose from this month. Banksy You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat – Gary Shove & Patrick Potter This is so much more than just a coffee-table-worthy photography collection. For a start, it’s snort-out-loud funny. It’s been updated for 2019 and now spans Banky’s career, from the early 90s to 2018. There are anecdotes, irreverent biographical references and a few hundred photos to pore over. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood The Testaments picks up a few years after The Handmaid’s Tale ended. It weaves together the stories of three women – Daisy, born in Gilead but raised in Canada; Agnes Jemima, who’s desperate to escape the life set out for her by her step-parents; and the infamous Aunt Lydia. We won’t spoil it by giving away too much of the storyline, but it’s fair to say that it’s everything you hoped for and more. Perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale (book or TV series).

story, beautiful illustrations and a feel-good message to top it all off. What more could a young child want from a book on Christmas morning? Veg – Jamie Oliver Buying for a vegetarian? Or just someone who enjoys healthy food that tastes great and doesn’t take hours to prepare? This book is for them. There are twists on new classics, such as Veggie Moussaka and Vegan Lasagne, and plenty of more inspired dishes that could soon become old favourites, like Masala Stuffed Peppers, Pulled Mushroom Sandwich and Crispy Cauliflower Katsu. Some take a few minutes to make from scratch, while others are more suitable for chilled -out Sunday brunches or dinners with friends.

The Corset – Laura Purcell Ruth Butterham is on trial for murdering her mistress. She confessed to the crime, but is she guilty or delusional? The more that wealthy prison visitor Dorothea Truelove hears of the beaten and broken Ruth’s tale, the less sure she is of who the real villain is in the story. Is Ruth the killer, is there another murderer at large or, as Ruth seems to believe, is the real culprit something far more unlikely? Gripping historical crime fiction sure to appeal to fans of Sarah Waters. Burn After Writing (Teen Edition) – Rhiannon Shove A journal with a difference, Burn after Writing invites teens to answer a series of questions to paint a picture of who they are, from ‘The song that makes me want to dance’ to ‘If I had a brainwashing machine, I would use it to’ and ‘Something I do that makes me feel proud of myself’. Perfect for 11 to 14 year olds. (The adult’s version is worth a look too.) Little Robin Red Vest – Jan Fearnley This classic picture book is now 20 years old. It tells the story of how the robin got his red vest. (Spoiler: Father Christmas gave it to him as a reward for the robin giving away his own woolly vests.) A great 32

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Art Class lizchristian@ntlworld.com Friday 10am-12pm Children’s Self Defence glenndc80@googlemail.com Saturday 11am-1pm

ST MARY’S CENTRE, CHURCH LANE, CHESSINGTON, SURREY, KT9 2DR General enquiries Tel: 07732 019152 Email: stmaryschessington@hotmail.co.uk Moves Fitness with Nicky nickymoves@hotmail.co.uk Monday 7:30-8:30pm Moves Fitness Gold with Sara- Jane 07958 480662 sara-jane.17@hotmail.co.uk Tuesday 10-11am and 11:30am-12:30pm Moves Fitness with Scott scottworldwide@aol.com Friday 10-11am Zumba Gold with Kat kat@friendlytrainer.co.uk Monday 11am-12pm

Yoga Superstars Yoga & mindfulness for children emsiehill83@yahoo.com Friday 4:45-5.35pm Sew Spice “SewAlong Saturdays” – every 2nd Saturday of the month 10:30am-1:30pm (Classes start again in January 2020) collettespice@aol.com 07581 405784 Affected by Addiction Support Group For families and friends of addicts First Sunday of each month 7-9pm (For more information contact Zoe on 07412 094874)

The Centre is available for hire for children’s parties and other private events at very reasonable rates.

Calasara Fitness calasarafitness@gmail.com Friday 6:30-7:30pm ‘Small Hands’ for mums & babies Wednesday 10-11:30am Patello Jiu Jitsu patellojiujitsu@yahoo.com Tuesday 8-9.pm Thursday 8-9pm Saturday 11am-12:00pm Irish Dancing griffinkingacademy@mail.com Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm Tai Chi for Health varchilde@aol.com Thursday 7:15 – 8:15 Kay Rose Dance kaycob@yahoo.com Tuesday 3:30- 6pm Wednesday 3:45-6:15pm Thursday 4-7pm Voong Zumba liavoong@me.com Saturday 9:30-10:30am

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R & N DECORATING For all your painting and decorating No job too small References available

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COMMUNITY PAGES BOURNE HALL MUSEUM KIDS CLUB A World War 2 Christmas Saturday 14 December, 1pm to 2.30pm

As part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge your donations will be doubled for one week only: 12pm on Tuesday 3rd December - 12pm Tuesday 10th December

SUPPORT OUR BEFRIENDING SERVICE According to our friends at Age UK:  1 Million people aged 65+ always or often feel lonely  Lonely people are 64% more likely to develop dementia Lonely people are more likely to develop depression

At Age Concern Epsom & Ewell we recruit volunteer befrienders and carefully match them with our clients who are feeling isolated and lonely. Please help us to make older people feel less alone. Age Concern Epsom & Ewell www.ageconcernepsom.org.uk 01372 732456

For many families, the most difficult part of a wartime Christmas was spending the festive season apart from loved ones. Many men were fighting abroad in the armed forces or were being held as prisoners of war. Women might also be away in the services or carrying out war work. Many children spent Christmas away from home as evacuees. Christmas luxuries were especially hard to come by at a time when even basic foods were scarce and people were forced to find substitutes for key festive ingredients. Gifts were often homemade and practical, and children’s toys would be made from recycled materials. Cards were smaller and printed on flimsy paper but people still did their best to have a good time. Cost £5 per child (includes one free adult)! Contact: David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF Tel 020 8394 1734 or email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

10am Saturday 14th December

A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL READERS from Buckland Women’s Club Who meet on Tuesday eves at 7.30pm Chessington Methodist Church December 3rd Annual Xmas Lunch December 10th Xmas Party Club returns in New Year on 14th January 2020 Enquiries to Jennifer Savage 020 8361 5362


U3a Singers - Kingston

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.

The Kingston U3a Singers meet locally on Thursday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm at : Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton, KT6 4BN. The hall has a large car park with local bus stops outside. This very friendly 4 part choir (SATB) is looking to recruit more voices for our future concerts. We sing various different styles of music ranging from sacred to secular, classical to modern. All are welcome. There is no formal audition but we are looking for the ability to sing in tune, a willingness to practice but above all, an enthusiasm for music making. All music is provided and, with a refreshment break it’s a chance to come and meet and make new friends. A quarterly charge is levied to cover the choir’s expenses.

Regular weekly activities are: Freestyle Art Group (Tuesdays), exercises, Bingo and board games. Other activities include: quizzes, crazy golf, curling, snooker and darts.

If you are interested then do come along to a Thursday rehearsal or speak to Helga Randall on 020 8397 8712 or Roger Dench on 07759 020433

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 £10, which goes towards the cost of hiring the facility and includes the costs of tea, coffee and biscuits.

Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance Group keeps in touch with local and national issues affecting pensioners, plus speakers.

Additionally, throughout the year, as well as our regular meetings at the Centre, we arrange several social outings. These can include; annual coach trips to the seaside, 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.

Our next meetings are : 26th November - talk on Roman Britain; 10th December - Xmas lunch; 28th January 2020 - Ernest Shackelton and the Endurance Expedition; 25th February - talk on "Murderous Women" and 31st March - Trekking the Great Wall of China.

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

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 .

Venue is at Marion Hill House, Girl Guide Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden KT3 6DJ. Limited parking but location is on public transport routes.

Contact for further information: Brenda Denby tel 0208 398 6054/email brendadenby@live.co.uk. Website; www.cspa-kingston.co.uk.9

JOHN LEWIS AND THE REUSE NETWORK As part of our corporate responsibility strategy John Lewis & Partners are part of the ReUse network. John Lewis Kingston’s local ReUse charity is Kingston Community Furniture (part of Staywell charity). This charity do free collections in Kingston and collect from 5 neighbouring boroughs for a small fee. The items from these collections and house clearances go to their shop in Kingston Road next to Kingsmeadow. This saves these items from going to landfill and gives people on limited income the chance to buy cheaper furniture. Money from the shop helps run two day centres for the over 60s at Raleigh House in New Malden and Bradbury in Kingston. https://www.staywellservices.org.uk/visit-the-shop Lene Wood, Partner & Community Liaison, John Lewis & Partners Kingston


The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Royal British Legion Hall, Church Lane at 7.45pm for 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. 5th December Christmas lunch at the Hogsmill 19th December Christmas Party New members always welcome for further information please contact Maureen Peters tel 020 8397 1559.

Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme On 4th November we held our 38th AGM which was attended by about 24 Volunteers. Our new Treasurer, Gordon Brook, was officially elected and our new auditor, Janet Mason, was welcomed. David Rowbotham remains as Chairman and the Committee remains the same except for Alan Atkinson who has stood down due to ill health. On 25th November we arranged a festive outing to The Shy Horse for our Clients. Approximately 40 people enjoyed a delicious turkey lunch and a good time was had by all. A lunch for our Volunteers will follow on 6th January. We are still looking for more volunteer drivers. If you have any time to spare and can help, please call our office on 020 8397 6298 (Mon-Fri 9-12). Finally the Committee would like to wish all our Clients and Volunteers a happy and joyous Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle getting in on the act when they went to Wimbledon Theatre to see Calendar Girls.

Sue Weymouth Committee Member

EPSOM DIVISION GIRLGUIDING CHOSEN TO BENEFIT FROM CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND Epsom Division Girlguiding is delighted that it has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Co-op members are raising vital funds by buying selected products or services from the Co-op and earning a five per cent reward for themselves, with a further one per cent for local causes. Division Commissioner Mary Zoeller said: At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in the Epsom area. We are currently fundraising to open Little Acres Lodge at Horton Country Park in Epsom, a brand-new facility that will benefit young people in the local area and beyond. We are radically transforming the limited facilities at our campsite by constructing a well-equipped, modern building offering kitchen facilities, disabled access, accommodation, toilets and showers to Guiding and Scouting groups and the wider community. The building has been constructed and we are now fundraising for the internal parts of the project and so we are very grateful to any Co-op members who can help by choosing us as their local charity.” The Co-op is looking to support organisations that make a difference in their local communities by protecting & improving community spaces, helping people reach their full potential by developing their skills, or promoting health and wellbeing. Co-op members can choose a cause by going online www.coop.co.uk/membership. Girlguiding Epsom Division really hopes that people will visit the website and choose to support them. Anyone who is not a member and would like to support a local charity can join at their local store or online at www.coop.co.uk. When a community comes together it is able to achieve great things. For more information on Girlguiding in Epsom please contact Mary Zoeller on 07764 938548 or email: mary@maryzoeller.co.uk Pictured: Epsom Guides outside the newly constructed Little Acres Lodge building.


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.

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HOOK PARISH HALL, HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1PL *Affordable and flexible payment for nonfunded children* *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 9am-12pm Monday to Friday 12.30pm-3.30pm Monday to Thursday or 9am to 3.30pm Lunch Clubs 12pm-12.30pm Monday to Thursday ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA ON 0208 397 5226 hookpreschool@hotmail.com www.hookpreschool.co.uk OFSTED RATING: GOOD January 2017 Registration No.131787

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Your Festive Gadget Survival Guide Make sure your technology is happy this Christmas. For many households, Christmas means lots of new gadgets under the tree – and if you’re not prepared, that could mean a distinct lack of Christmas cheer if people can’t play with their new toys on Christmas morning. It’s still wise to have batteries of all sizes (ideally rechargeable ones) in common sizes such as AA, AAA and CR2032 for things like talking toys, games console controllers, radio car controllers and so on, but it might be wise to consider a few other things too. First of all, make sure you have a multi-tool or small toolkit to hand. Many toys now come either in hard-toopen transparent plastic, or with lots of cable ties and screws to stop people stealing them from their packaging. Some sharp scissors and a small cross-head screwdriver will be a big help here. Think about chargers, too. Not all gadgets such as phones and tablets arrive charged, and the ones that do are going to need charging after a morning of intensive use. Check the devices that Santa’s bringing either come with charging cables or that you have the appropriate ones already. We’ve also found portable chargers (power banks) to be really useful for long trips to visit the family; if your car has a power/cigar lighter socket, investing in a USB adapter and a very long phone charging cable could be worthwhile. One of the biggest Christmas technology traumas is when games controllers are involved. Now that most games require an internet connection, consoles need to be running the most up-to-date system software

before use, and downloading and installing that software can take hours. It’ll take longer still on Christmas morning if half of your street or block is doing that or streaming Christmas films on Netflix, so if at all possible try to connect the console and download the updates before Santa gets in his sleigh. Last but definitely not least, expect the unexpected. Make sure your home insurance covers the additional technology items that you’ve got in your home – some insurers, but not all, automatically increase your contents cover over the festive period – and make sure you keep receipts for any expensive items such as computers or smartphones. If any gadgets are easily broken or smashed – tablets are particularly prone to accidental injuries – then it’s a very good idea to invest in a protective case and/or screen protector. It’s also worth considering a dedicated gadget insurance policy if your home is now full of expensive and easily broken devices. Such policies tend to have reasonably low excesses – for example, having to pay £50 to replace the screen on an Apple Watch sounds like a lot, but Apple charges nearly £300 – and cover loss and theft as well as damage.

Dedicated gadget insurance is worth considering. Images: top left clockwise - Energizer 1-hour battery charger, Generic and really useful PC/gadget toolkit, Anker USB in-car power adapter, PlayStation 4 with online game.

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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

KINGSTON COUNCIL South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee meetings https://moderngov.kingston.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=179&Year=0 Kingston Council - all committee meetings https://moderngov.kingston.gov.uk/iedochome.aspx Kingston Council home page https://www.kingston.gov.uk/ Visit www.chessingtonchat.com for copy deadlines, our rate card, advert sizes, customer testimonials, distribution map and back issues.

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 School, 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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Learn to Bowl - Free Coaching All Ages & Abilities Welcome Bar - Restaurant - Social Events Large Car Park FUNCTION ROOM FOR ALL OCCASIONS Jubilee Way, Chessington, KT9 1TR

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LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Andrew 07917 422137 www.Alexandra-table-tennis-club.business.site/ Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 11.30am - 1.30pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session. Tony 07703 602552 / www.ab-tabletennisacademy.co.uk Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane. 11.30am Thurs. 0300 123 8086 / 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, 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 Golden Slippers. New ballet class for mature clients. Surbiton New Life Baptist Church, Balaclava Road, Surbiton KT6 5PW. Tuesdays 10.45 -11.45 am. Contact "Meryl" Tel: 07944246778 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 - Weds 5:30 - 6:30pm, 2nd Hook Cubs - Tues 7 - 8:30pm, 2nd Hook Scouts - Weds 7 8:30pm. Group Scout Leader Emma Nash, 0794 4031369, gsl@2ndhook.org.uk. Hook Scout & Guide Band. Mon eves 7-9.30pm at 1st Hook Scout HQ, Verona Drive. 9 years +. Anne & Ray Bridger 020 8397 7525. www.band.1sthook.org.uk Hook Allotments & Gardens Association. Sun 10 11am at the 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. Racal Decca RFC. Senior, social rugby in a friendly, inclusive environment. Home matches Saturday's, Tolworth Court, KT4 7QH. Web; rdrfc.com Email; rdrfcinfo@gmail.com Tel; Robert Holmes 07980 802241 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. Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues. St Paul’s Centre. Carole Noakes 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Thurs eves at the Royal British Legion Hall. Maureen Peters. 020 8397 1559. The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook & eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. Jennifer Devane 020 8391 2145


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