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WELCOME TO OUR FEBRUARY ISSUE… As we went to print there was possible snow in the forecast. It’s certainly been cold enough for it the past few days. Who knows what the weather will hold by the time we deliver this February magazine………

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Sergeant Simon Baxter Francis Brannan, CDRA Beryl Gibson, MRRA Sarah Gray Catherine Sawbridge Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com Printed by: Evonprint Ltd. www.evonprint.co.uk Website: Paramount Website Design www.paramountwebsitedesign.com

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Monday 6th February Leaflets for inclusion with this next issue can be accepted up till Friday 10th February. 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.

This month we bring news of a local firefighter and Chessington resident who has been recognised in the New Year honours (p.16) plus James Berry’s visit to the Chessington Safer Neighbourhood Teams just before Christmas (p.24). Our What’s On pages (p.12) include details of two fundraising comedy nights and Sarah Gray looks forward to the end of winter and the onset of spring in her gardening column. And ‘Oh help! Oh no! It's a gruffalo!’ See p.11 for details of 2017’s exciting new ride at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We welcome the following new advertisers: Samar’s Cakes and Treats p.9. And bring special offers and promotions from: Carpets 4 U p.7, Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd p.17, Cine Sanctuary p.18, Community Motors p.19, Time For You Domestic Cleaning p.21, Taylored Room Solutions p.23, Techgecko p.26, Elmwood Vehicles p.35, New Malden Sports Club p.37, Family Dental Care p.43, The Optical Gallery p.45 and Synergy 81 p.47. Till next month.

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INSIDE: Last Laughs – a few funnies from Wills……………….8 What’s on……………………………………..…12-13 Surbiton Firefighter in New Year honours….………..16 Epsom Playhouse competition……………………….20 Safer Neighbourhoods update……………………...24 The February & March Garden…………………….28 Residents’ Associations………………….……….32/33 Community pages……………………….………36/38 Useful Contacts………………………………….…..40 Local Listings…………………………………….…..44 Index of advertisers and advertising rates…………46


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Last Laughs – a few funnies from Wills  Anthony Scott, in his last Will and testament wrote: ‘To

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my first wife Sue, whom I always promised to mention in my Will….. Hello Sue!’ One well-meaning Will maker gave a legacy to ‘The Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds”. By bizarre co-incidence, Frank Clifford’s last Will and testament included a legacy to the ‘Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals’ Sara Clarke of Bournemouth directed in her Will: To my daughter, I leave £1 – for the kindness and love she has never shown me !!! Another last Will with a last laugh: “I wish peace and affluence to all my friends and a piece of effluence to all my enemies” One cat-loving lady left her whole house to be used to provide for her cat. The lady’s funeral was to be held on a clear summers day, and her cat was sunning itself lazily on the drive outside when sadly it was run over by the hearse.

Wills can be a laugh, but what is more worrying is that many people procrastinate with their wills. Thousands of people die each year without having made their wills. And in many cases, the State will benefit while their families and friends lose out. Make your Will now so your loved ones don’t miss out. Catherine Sawbridge Source: I would like to thank Smee & Ford, Solicitors, from whom many of these quotes originate.

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WHAT’S ON IN FEBRUARY... St Paul’s Church Quiz Night

Friday 17th February. Comedy @ The College. A night of fantastic professional stand up comedy including Phil Dinsdale and Chris McCausland. A fully licenced bar (including the famous Gin Bar will also be there.) Bring a gaggle of friends and have a great evening of laughs! 18+ only. Epsom College, College Road, Epsom. KT17 4JH. Tickets are £15 if you book direct on 01372 732 456 or reserve your seat online at http://bit.ly/2ezJZgeComedy (with a small booking fee). Raising funds for Age Concern Epsom & Ewell. Saturday 25th February. 1st Hook Scout group’s Comedy Night at 1st Hook HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton, KT6 5AJ. With Rhys James, Kevin Sheppard, Diane Spencer & Jake Lambert. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm. 1st act 8pm. Strictly over 18’s only. Tickets £12 in advance from Julie.findlay@1sthook.org.uk

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Saturday 25th February at St Paul’s Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, KT9 1PL Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £10 each which includes Lasagne supper. Please bring your own drinks. Tickets available from St Paul’s Parish Office on 020 8391 2362 or by email: parish.office@stpaulschurchhook.org.uk

‘Dancing with Lyn’ in the Richard Mayo Hall in Eden Street, Kingston Upon Thames. KT1 1HZ. A large hall with a superb floor. We dance every Friday, 2 – 5pm, Ballroom and Latin American, and there is always some teaching. Partner not essential. £5.00 on the door; Teas served at the interval. Dance teacher is Linda Haynes; please contact Liz: 020 8549 1373, or June: 020 8549 0999.

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CHESSINGTON HYPNOTHERAPY CLINIC Hypnotherapist, Psychologist Stress, Weight, Smoking, Phobias, Insomnia, Depression, Lack of Confidence, Panic Attacks, Exam nerves, Migraine and many other problems. Also 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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LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Established since 1970 FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS HOOK PARISH HALL, HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1PL *OPEN TERM TIME* MONDAY- FRIDAY MORNINGS 9 - 12 MONDAY - THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 12.30 - 15.30 Lunch clubs Monday - Thursday 12 - 12.30 MONDAY-THURSDAY FULL DAY 9 - 15.30 FREE PLACES FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (if eligible) FREE PLACES FOR 3 and 4 YEAR OLDS ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA 020 8397 5226

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SURBITON FIREFIGHTER RECOGNISED IN NEW YEAR’S HONOURS Londoners safe, but his exemplary work has helped to make LFB more environmentally friendly. He has made a real difference to London’s communities.” London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: "I am very pleased for Simon and this award is a fitting recognition of his hard work and achievements.”

Surbiton firefighter, and Chessington resident, Simon Jakeman has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his work championing London Fire Brigade to be environmentally friendly.

Simon continues: “It shows that we can all make a difference, small actions really do add up. I will be supporting Earth Hour again this March, it would be fantastic if you could play your part too. More details to follow in next month's Chessington Chat.”

"I am totally amazed. In fact, lost for words and feel really honoured to be recognised for Services to the Environment in the New Year’s Honours List. I’m just doing my bit. To think this all started with one tomato plant in a fire bucket on a fire station roof!” Having worked as a firefighter for more than 20 years, Mr Jakeman spent the last year on detachment from his firefighting duties to work as the “Super green champion” for LFB. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "Not only has Simon been willing to risk his life as a firefighter to help keep

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EPSOM PLAYHOUSE “Gail Louw has written an exquisite play that will definitely resonate with anyone who's ever been part of a family”. Broadway World. “Standing ovation, full house, wild laughing, mountains of charm: what a wonderful evening” Theatre 40 Beverly Hills “Jewish Chekhov” Leda Siskind, Los Angeles

Two Sisters (Myers Studio) Thursday 23rd February – 7.30pm Tickets £12.50 Is it possible to lose your innocence at 70?

Win Tickets! Win two tickets to see Two Sisters at the Epsom Playhouse on Thursday 23rd February.

Rika and Edith, close and caring sisters, are about Just send your name, email address and to discover a shocking truth about their past. Can telephone number marked they adapt or will they now, after seventy years, “Chessington Chat Two Sisters Competition” to: become strangers? A heartwarming play, set on a fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk kibbutz in Israel in the early 2000s, that reveals the by Friday 17th February. politics, rivalry, sweetness and sadness of the two First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! sisters lives; two journeys that are inextricably www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk entwined. The plays of multi award-winning writer Gail Louw are performed in the UK and throughout the world.

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Chessington Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Update If you were not aware Chief Superintendent Tunstall, who was the Kingston Borough Commander, retired at the end of December. His replacement is Chief Superintendent Enoch. Mr Enoch was the Superintendent while Mr Tunstall was in charge. He has been on the borough for over two years so he has a good knowledge of the area. The week before Christmas I went out on patrol with MP James Berry. Mr Berry had asked to come out and patrol Chessington. He wanted to visit as much of the area as we could. We visited the areas where we get a lot of crime reports and Anti Social Behaviour calls and we even visited a couple of residents in their homes.

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In December there were several reports where items had been stolen from cars. All the cars had been left unlocked. Please take a moment to check the car door handle to ensure that you have locked your car before you leave it even if you have done it using the remote locking. Did you get a new electrical item for Christmas? This can be registered for free at www.immobilise.com. Police check this website when we find stolen property and it makes it easier for us to reunite you with your property. Take pictures of jewellery and write the date that it was brought, where from, how much it cost and a brief description on the back. We are always looking for new members for our Neighbourhood Watch schemes and for roads that don’t have a scheme already. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining a scheme or setting one up. You can contact the team on 0208 721 2001 this will be answered by a member of the team if we are on duty and will be diverted to 101 if we are off duty. You can E mail us Chessington.snt@met.police.uk. Follow us on Twitter @MPSChessington

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THE FEBRUARY & MARCH GARDEN if the area is well prepared (think like a seedbed; perfectly level, weed-free with soil raked to a fine tilth).

So much gardening in spring depends on the weather! If it stays cold, continue to protect vulnerable plants such as olives and citrus against frosts; keep under cover, or use horticultural fleece on the plant and bubblewrap on the pot. Good drainage of containers (raise on feet or bricks) helps avoid frost damage. If there is snow, brush or knock it off greenhouse glass and shrub boughs. Protect open blossom on peaches or nectarines with horticultural fleece, but remember if you cover these you will need to hand-pollinate using a child’s paintbrush. If the weather is mild and improving, spend time on preparation of bare ground for the new season’s crops. Digging in well-rotted manure will feed the soil for the new season and also helps with soil structure, aiding both water-retention and drainage. Seeds to sow outdoors (cover with cloches or horticultural fleece against bad weather): lettuce, radish, leeks, broad beans, early peas, carrots, beetroot, parsnip, turnip. Plant outdoors: shallots and onion sets, rhubarb crowns, Jerusalem artichokes. Tender or half-hardy plants must be sown in a heated greenhouse or a cool bright windowsill: tomatoes, peppers, chillies, aubergines, cucumbers, and also most bedding plants. Potatoes are also frost-tender and it’s too early to plant them out, but seed potatoes can be chitted (sprouted) on a cool bright windowsill now ready for planting out next month. Spring is a good time to plant or transplant all types of trees, fruit trees, shrubs, roses, and hedges, and also to lift, divide and replant overgrown clumps of herbaceous perennials; this of course also depends on mild weather conditions. New lawns can be laid from turf or sown now

Pruning of topfruit such as apples and pears should be done before the buds burst into life; traditionally a midwinter job for trees grown as ‘standards’ (lollipop style full size trees). These need an ‘open’ crown to allow light and sun to reach the fruit; be careful of the fat buds as these are the blossom buds and they knock off horribly easily. Firstly take out any dead or diseased wood, then stand back and check the overall shape and height before proceeding. NB Don’t prune ‘ballerina’ and ‘stepover’ cordon styles now, these should be pruned in August only as much as is needed to keep the shape. Espalier and fan-trained trees need more specialist attention but are also pruned in summer. Don’t prune cherries or plums until late spring, when the sap is flowing freely. Pruning of soft fruit is simple: with currant bushes and autumn raspberries remove the stems that have just borne fruit. With roses the pruning time depends on the type, only hybrid teas and floribunda or bush types need be cut back fairly hard now. Rosa rugosa and wild dog-roses, and most climbers and ramblers, can also be trimmed now to bring under control. NB The modern-bred ‘oldfashioned’ roses, species roses, and shrub roses, that only bloom once a year, should be pruned in summer. If in doubt about a particular rose, prune it after the flowering period has ended, or if flowering doesn’t seem to end, prune it in winter. Coppicing is a good way of keeping certain shrubs or trees under control; cut back the whole clump to 2-4 inches. A traditional technique used on willow and hazel every few years to provide straight poles for fences or as beansticks, it is also useful done annually to colouredstem dogwood (cornus) to promote colourful new growth, and also to control vigorous things like eucalyptus and buddleia. Sarah Gray, Chessington Horticultural Society


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CHESSINGTON DISTRICT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 0208 397 2659 www.chessingtondra.org.uk Last summer a young mother who lives in the Woodgate Avenue area asked our association for help. She told us that the local play area was in a very shabby state. The play equipment was very old and very limited. The pavements were broken and dangerous. The area had not been properly maintained for many years. Would we support a project to have the play area refurbished and modernised. Yes, was our immediate and emphatic answer. The play area is surrounded by an area of mixed social, private and rented accommodation with many young families. There are a large number of flat dwellers. Approximately eight years ago the area had become neglected and run down. In recent years the work of the Council, especially Barry Allan, the area manager, and Paul Dearman, the local road engineer, supported by the Police and Councillors, have succeeded in bringing about great social and environmental improvement. Unfortunately what has not been improved is the playground. It is currently in a disgraceful state. The Woodgate playground is located in the centre of the built up area. It is around the corner from Lovelace primary school, and on the way home for a lot of the children who often play there. It is used as a recreational open space by residents in the evenings. For these reasons, we believe the park is an ideal location to have an improved playground, with more challenging equipment for people of all ages. We are especially keen on having the outdoor exercise equipment for adults installed. In recent years the NHS has encouraged adults of all ages to exercise to improve their health. We think that it is important that our Council works with their NHS partners to provide the facilities that enable and encourage adult residents to exercise regularly. It will only happen if the facilities are provided in the immediate neighbourhood and provided free of charge. The playground could become a real hub for the community. A space where local people can get to know each other, and enjoy spending time socialising outdoors with their children. An outline of the project has now been sent to The London Marathon Trust, who fund this type of activity. If we are successful the next stage, in about three month’s time, will be to submit a fully detailed and costed bid. We are keeping our fingers crossed. To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on Email info@chessingtondra.org.uk


MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION Here we are 2017 and looking forward to the coming spring and summer. Lots happening around us here in Malden Rushett including two houses being burgled recently in broad daylight. It is obvious that the properties burgled were being watched prior to being broken into by either the perpetrators or their accomplices. It does not seem to matter that you lock your doors and windows as they just smash them in leaving the occupants and owners in great distress. They take away with them a person’s memories which they stuff in their pockets as they run away to sell them to the nearest crooked dealer they can find for most likely next to nothing, or their next fix. WHAT LOWLIFE THEY ARE. On a lighter note before Christmas I wrote about The Shy Horse pub having a charity Father Christmas/Christmas Fair day to raise money for the NSPCC. It was a brilliant day with breakfast and lunches served, Father Christmas visiting and the staff of The Shy Horse showing great enthusiasm all around. Funds raised for the NSPCC topped over £600, well done and thank you to all those people who donated prizes for the raffle enabling it to be such a success. We have so many residents both in Malden Rushett and around us who donate their time to make other less fortunate people’s lives better. We thank all of you and wish you a very good 2017. On the other hand we have greedy speculators who like vultures appear out of nowhere trying to take everything they can get to make as much money as they can. Residents of Malden Rushett and the Kingston Borough are made to feel worthless if they complain and object to planning applications that will enable huge housing developments to be built without the infrastructure to support them, even though they will make life unbearable for all the surrounding residents. After all who needs hospitals, doctors, transport, roads and schools as it would appear they are at the bottom of the list when it comes to developers lining their pockets. Air pollution is of great concern particularly with the new findings that if you live near a busy main road you are far more likely to develop dementia! More building, more traffic, you really do not have to be the brain of Britain to work that one out! RBK and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, remember that we as residents deserve better. We want our green spaces preserved for future generations. Beryl Gibson, Chairman.

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COMMUNITY PAGES WE NEED YOU! VACANCIES AVAILABLE FOR REGISTERED NURSES AND CHILDREN’S SUPPORT ASSISTANTS FIND OUT MORE AT OUR OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY 4 TH FEBRUARY AT THE CHILDREN’S TRUST, TADWORTH COURT, TADWORTH, KT20 5RU FROM 09.30 AM – 12.30 PM The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. We provide rehabilitation to help children with acquired brain injury, sustained as a result of an accident or illness, make the best recovery possible. We also run a special school for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. For further information about these roles, job benefits, training and development, as well as experience and skills required, please visit the website: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/job-vacancies or call Louise Mackenzie Nursing and Care Recruitment on 01737 365880.

Chessington & Hook February 2017 Voluntary Care Scheme

Broadway Sequence Dance Club

Well that’s January gone and only 11 months to Christmas! The Care group got together on January 9th for a Social. This was held at the Hogsmill Tavern Restaurant in Worcester Park and a good number enjoyed meeting up, with their partners being invited on this occasion. Yet again I was unable to join with them due to my circumstances. With several new members joining it was good to meet up around a kind of ‘after festive’ meal. Writing this before the event there are no pictures of jolly volunteers (perhaps a good thing!!)

From January 2017 Broadway Sequence Dance Club meets at a new venue at the Tolworth United Reformed Church, Berrylands at 90 Elgar Ave, Surbiton KT5 9JR.

As a Committee we have been concerned regarding our leaflet that gives one of our services as visiting /sitting. This was once a very important part of our Scheme with a good number of people being helped. My own circumstance has found me in a caring role at home. I have had great help from a number of people visiting and sitting. This has been made possible in particular by a friend drawing up a rota so that’s help for my wife and also getting me out of the home to shop etc. We in Chessington Care have a good number of people just willing to get to know those Clients who may just need this kind of friendship. The help of family and neighbourly friends is most welcome. Just recently two volunteers have had the sadness of loss of the clients they had visited and shopped for a long time. They, with others, are keen to put their help into practice. If you need that kind of assistance please let the Office know. We have men and women who are keen to be of help to those who are housebound and also to the people caring for them. From my own experience over the last six months I treasure the help given me by friends sitting with Joan. They also allow me to run wild!! Now we are considering how to encourage more people in the neighbourhood to volunteer. We also hope that by reading this article in Chat you will see that we could help your particular need and especially if it is a visit or help with sitting awhile with a relative/friend. Just give the Office a call, we reside at The Hook Centre and the hours open are Monday to Friday from 9am to 12noon. 8397 6298 is our contact. (Start writing those Christmas cards...) David Rowbotham

We meet each Monday from 8.00pm to 10.30pm. New sequence dances are taught - New Members are very welcome but some knowledge of ballroom dancing is required. Our leader/ secretary Brenda Deane can provide more info - Tel 020 8890 0233 or visit our website at http:// www.broadwaysequencedance.co.uk/.

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


BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Meets in the Chessington Methodist Church Hall Tuesday Evenings @ 7.30pm New members very welcome February program 7th 14th 21st 28th

Tinnitus Support with Patricia Hunt Madajazz Bags and more with Jane Muddle Shepperton Wig Co with Linda & Joanne Quiz night with Bernard & Beryl China

Any enquiries to Jennifer Savage 0208 391 5362

HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI Members raised a total of £205 from our Christmas Raffle and Bring & Buy sale. The proceeds are going to Dyscover, a local charity which supports people suffering from Aphasia, a language disorder caused by brain injury such as a stroke. Thanks go to the businesses listed below for their raffle donations: Mr Chips Simon Smith Flowers The North Star

Thoughts of Erithacus By Rod Romero I shelter in the hedgerow From the pouring rain Flicking water from my wings Robin is my name I watch you whilst you dig They say I’m very tame I’ll have the worms and grubs To me they’re all the same I’m resting in the shrubbery With spiders I can catch I’d better keep a lookout For those squirrels in the thatch You’ll hear me when I warble Or I might give a tic Oh! look there are some insects I wonder which I’ll pick And I could ask young Robyn To be my Valentine We could dine on mealyworms And elderberry wine We will sing both day and night The lights are like the sun And now it’s nearly six a.m. A new day has begun And so it’s time for us to go We’ve had our little say Though you might hear us trilling Down in the woods today

THE EIGHT O’CLOCK CIRCLE LADIES GROUP February programme We now meet in the Royal British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 2nd - “The World of a Customs Officer” a talk by Malcolm Nelson. 9th - Jewellery through the Ages. A subject to interest most ladies. By Dr Julie Wileman. 16th - Tales from the Tower of London. A talk by Christine Jarvis. 23rd - " When I was at the Bar - Part 2”. A welcome return visit by Peter Thompson. www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Valerie Birch 020 8397 1256

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

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USEFUL CONTACTS

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

The Orchard Practice Orchard Gardens, Chessington. KT9 1AG 0208 397 9494

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

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

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

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

Rachael Reid 020 8974 1779 rachel.reid@councillors.kingston.gov.uk

SCHOOLS Castle Hill Primary Buckland Road, Chessington. KT9 1JE 0208 397 2006 Ellingham Primary Ellingham Road, Chessington. KT9 2JA 020 8397 3864 Lovelace Primary Mansfield Road, Chessington. KT9 2RN 020 8397 3265 St Mary’s C of E Primary Church Lane, Chessington. KT9 2DH 020 8397 9597 St Paul’s C of E Primary Orchard Road, Chessington. KT9 1AJ 020 8397 3553 St Philip’s School Harrow Close, Chessington. KT9 2HR 020 8397 2672 Chessington Community College, Garrison Lane, Chessington. KT9 2JS 020 8974 1156 PHARMACIES Ace Pharmacy. 1-3, Ace Parade, Hook Rd, Chessington. 020 8397 4564 Boots Pharmacy. 4, Arcade Parade, Hook, Chessington. 020 8397 3793 Boots Pharmacy. 11, North Parade, Chessington. 020 8397 3072 Cohens Chemist. Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gdns, Chessington. 020 8397 1212 MP for Kingston & Surbiton: James Berry MP 255, Ewell Road, Surbiton. KT6 7AA 020 3026 4614 james.berry.mp@parliament.co.uk

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LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm at St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Jane 0208 397 3115 Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 10am till 12noon for 8-15 year olds. Blenheim High School, Epsom KT19 9BH. £4 per session including coaching. Contact Tony Line 07703 602552 Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane, Chessington, KT9 2DR starting Thursday 19th February, 11.30am. 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 Horticultural Society. Sun am 10-12noon at ‘the hut’ on the Moor Lane allotments. Chessington Methodist Badminton Club. Tues eves Chessington Methodist Church Hall. Tony 0208 397 3081 Chessington Methodist Women's Fellowship Pop in to our coffee Bar (Mon - Fri 10.00/1.00) for a programme and a chat with us. Sec. Joy Fogg 0208 397 2104. Chessington Youth Action, Reg Charity 1058965. 137 Church Lane 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. St Paul’s Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, Hook. Sharon Cook 020 8391 0723. Hook & Southborough Bowling Club. King Edward’s Recreation Ground. David 020 8397 1294 / Keith 07906 576270 Hook & Southborough Cricket Club. Somerset Avenue, Chessington. Players wanted. Keith 07828 119552. Hook Singers. Fridays 10.30-12noon at Chessington Methodist Church. New members welcome, no auditions required. Variety of popular songs. Contact Chris Kemp 0208 241 9777. www.hooksingers.btck.co.uk King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind for help and advice for the Visually Impaired, Mon-Fri 10.00/midday 020 8605 0060, kingstonassoc@btconnect.com, www.kingstonassociationforblind.org Kingston Cycling Campaign. For those new to cycling or those who have not ridden for some time with easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: rides@kingstoncycling.org.uk Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email graememaisey@hotmail.com. www.kingstonrfc.com Little Rascals Toddler Group @ Hook Evangelical Church, Brook Rd, Surbiton. Drop-in group for parents, babies & pre-schoolers. Songs, crafts, play, chat and cake! £1/family. Fri 9.30-11.30am (term-time) Rosie Pease 07736 424102 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. www.mrsbennet.co.uk. Old Kingstonians Hockey Club. Ditton Fields, Summer Road, Thames Ditton. Social club. Mens/ladies teams. Train Weds. Games on Sat, juniors on Sun. Georgina Perry on 020 8397 2367 www.okhockey.com Surbiton Arts Group meet monthly from September June. Monday evenings from 8 - 10pm in Surbiton Library Annex, Ewell Road, Surbiton. KT5 5AG. 020 8397 1050 Surbiton & District Historical Society. 020 8399 4473 Surbiton Floral Club. 1st Wed in month at Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues at the St Paul’s Centre. Val Edwards 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Thurs eves at the Royal British Legion Hall. Valerie Birch. 020 8397 1256 The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook and eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. Jennifer Devane 020 8391 2145


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Chessington Chat February 2017 - Issue 117  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

Chessington Chat February 2017 - Issue 117  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

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