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WELCOME TO OUR JANUARY ISSUE… We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are now enjoying the relative calm of New Year. January is always a busy time for me as we have several family birthdays this month so it’s nice to relax for a bit before the celebrations begin again! We welcome the following new advertisers: Bee Marvellous Pilates Classes p.6, Dancing with Lyn p.12 and Techgecko p.17.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Francis Brannan, CDRA Beryl Gibson, MRRA Catherine Sawbridge Sergeant Simon Baxter 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

New Year special offers and promotions come from: Synergy 81 p.5, Jon Garrod Hairdressing p.6, Carpets 4 U p.7, Shortland Sawbridge p.8, New Malden Sports Club p.9, Techgecko p.17, The Optical Gallery p.19, Family Dental Care p.21, Elmwood Vehicles p.25, Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd p.29, Community Motors p.31, Time For You p.35, Cine Sanctuary p.38 and Taylored Room Solutions p.47. There is a relatively short run up again to our February deadline, after the festive break and because February is a short month, and so deadline for this issue is Monday 9th January. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like some space for Valentine’s Day or half term! Happy New Year!

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Monday 9th January Leaflets for inclusion with this next issue can be accepted up till Monday 16th January. 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: How would you like to be remembered?..............8 What’s on……………………………………..12 DIY IT for small businesses…………………….16 Surbiton Farmers’ Market……………………..20 Safer Neighbourhood Team update...………...28 Epsom Playhouse Competition………………...32 Declutter for the New Year…………………...34 Residents’ Associations...…………….……..36/37 Community pages…………...……………..40/42 Useful contacts………………………………...44 Local listings…………………………………...45 Index of advertisers and advertising rates…...46


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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? Can you guess who said these things about being remembered? (answers at the bottom) A. “How do you want to be remembered?” “As someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.” B. “The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” C. “When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.” I am sure that if asked directly how most people would like to be remembered after their death, it would not be for the mess they leave behind for their families to sort out at a time when they should be mourning. Dying intestate, or ‘without a Will’ is the final act. Don’t let your family and friends remember you for this. As usual at this time of year we are happy to help you get your affairs in order with this important task. Write your Will in January with Shortland & Sawbridge for a special price. Single Wills £150 (price from Feb £195) Mirror Wills for a couple £220 (price from Feb £265) Call 01372 741418 for appointment or email wills@shortlandsawbridge.co.uk A: J K Rowling B: William Shakespeare C: Freddie Mercury

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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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WHAT’S ON IN JANUARY... only. Tickets must be bought in advance by 16th January. All proceeds in aid of The Pink Mile supporting local hospitals with new equipment. Full details at www.thepinkmile.org.uk

FEBRUARY DEADLINE: MONDAY 9TH JANUARY Tuesday 17th January. Surbiton & District Historical Society welcome Miss Helen Elletson from the William Morris Society who will give an illustrated talk on "The Life of William Morris". The meeting will start at 2pm at Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Visitors welcome - a contribution of £2 appreciated. Details from the Secretary on 020 8399 4473 or by email to: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Saturday 28th January. The Pink Mile presents Duo band ‘Sunday’s Child’ plus disco and buffet from 7pm-12midnight at Chessington Cricket Club, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington. Over 18s

‘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.

KING GEORGE FIELD INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

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DIY IT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES… Tip #4 – Update your software Installing security updates on your PCs can feel like a waste of time, but it’s essential. Security updates will fix any flaws or vulnerabilities and help keep things running smoothly. Tip #5 – Don’t forget about your network As a small business owner, I know the temptation to do everything myself. But, in my experience, it’ll cost you far less long-term getting an expert to help. But for those who want to DIY, these tips are for you. Tip #1 – Buy cheap, buy twice It’s very tempting to save money, and all computers do the same thing, don’t they? Spending a little more on a business class PC means it’ll be better built, have better quality components and will often have a longer warranty - as a result; it’ll last longer, perform better and enable you to be more productive. After all, how much would it cost your business if you’re waiting for a PC to be repaired?

While it’s easy to focus on the equipment you look at and use on a day-to-day basis, don’t forget that your network will also need attention from time to time. As broadband speeds get faster having a creaky old router at the centre of your network definitely won’t help. Of course, if you want a fresh pair of eyes to look at your IT and make sure everything is running optimally, we’d be very happy to assist.

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Tip #2 – Backups Essential. Not only should you have backups in place, you should check; a) they’re working, and, b) you can restore your data. With malware becoming more sophisticated and destructive, the ability to restore your data quickly is essential. Using Cloud storage? - it’s a good idea to keep a copy of those files locally, too – what would happen if you lost your internet connection for any period of time? Tip #3 – Security Don’t skimp on security – breaches happen. Hackers see small businesses as an easy target as they’re often not as well protected as big businesses. It’s essential to have up-to-date antivirus on all your machines (paid-for solutions are usually better than free options). Make sure that you use secure passwords and change them on a regular basis. Keep firewalls turned on for PCs and Macs (Windows and OS X have them built-in!) and a dedicated physical firewall for your network can help protect you and needn’t cost a fortune (some will provide you with remote access features, too!). 16

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The Dent Professor Dent removals Bumper scuffs Stone chips Paintwork scratches Alloy wheels restored Plastic bumper repairs Mobile service We come to you Workshop facilities Free estimates Office: 020 8397 8821 Mobile: 07917 667290 Email: stephencain62@hotmail.co.uk

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Six community groups benefit from generosity of Surbiton’s market shoppers.

Pictured above at the market, receiving a cheque from market volunteers Robyn McAllister (left) and Ralph Isaacs (right), is Young Carers’ Project manager Diane White (centre) with young carers Oliver and Emily.

People with learning disabilities, the homeless and children who have caring responsibilities for family members are among those in the borough to benefit from the latest charity donations from Surbiton Farmers’ Market. Chickens for the Stud Nursery in Home Park, raised beds for a new herb and vegetable garden for Kingston’s Night Shelter, and a trip to the Disney on Ice show, Frozen, for young carers are just some of the projects the market will be funding. The award-winning market, held in Maple Road on the third Saturday of each month, has helped raise over £50,000 and supported more than 50 local charities and causes since it began seven years ago. In November alone, donations totalling over £6,000 were made, from fundraising activities at the market, stallholder fees and a sponsored walk: £1,978 to Kingston Carers’ Network for the young carers’ Christmas trip £1,500 to YMCA London South West towards a theatre company project £1,000 to Refugee Action Kingston supporting refugees and asylum seekers £727 to the Joel Community Services Night Shelter for its vegetable garden £408 to buy chickens and install a coop for Balance CIC’s work with disabled and vulnerable people in the borough, at the Stud Nursery £400 to support the Shooting Star Chase hospice Grandparents' Day 20

At Stud Nursery in Home Park, staff and service users eagerly await the arrival of their first chickens to house in a newly restored coop. Pictured (left to right) are senior support coordinator Jeremy Osborn, Nicola Brookes, market volunteer Robyn McAllister, support worker Majda Rida, Lawrence Murphy, Angus Hall, Steven Close and support worker Tracey Hood. Nicola Brookes - Community Activities and Transport Service Manager at Balance CIC - said: ‘Thanks so much to Surbiton Famers’ Market for their donation. The team at Stud Nursery have worked really hard to clear the coop area and it will be a great new project for people who visit the nursery to have the opportunity to look after the chickens.’ The chickens will be housed in a former pheasant coop which service users are currently renovating on land provided by Hampton Court Palace. Eggs will be sold at the Balance café at King Charles Centre for adult education in Surbiton. Clare Fry, Team Leader - Community Activities at YMCA London South West - commented: ‘The Benchmark Theatre Company is thrilled and grateful for the kind donation from Surbiton Farmers' Market. The money is allowing us to run our next project, a new writing festival where we will perform short plays written by residents and community members. The money makes a real difference, allowing us to continue our work, and means a lot as it’s coming from another local group.’ Surbiton Farmers’ Market is a community interest company run by volunteers. Visit www.surbitonfarmersmarket.co.uk, join Facebook at Surbiton Farmers’ Market and follow Twitter @SurbitonFM and Instagram @surbitonfarmersmarket for details. The next market is Saturday 21st January, 9am - 1pm

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

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Professional Toe Nail cutting service for those who find it difficult to cut their own nails. Professionally trained, enhanced CRB certificate. Cut & file of all types of nails from straight forward to more complex. Treatment of hard skin & a foot cream /massage provided. I can visit you at home or in a residential centre. Price ÂŁ25 per visit, discounts available if more then one person in the same house hold e.g. Husband & Wife.

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handles and then checking the cars and stealing from those that they find open and insecure.

Chessington Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Update I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break and Happy New Year to you all. This is my first report of 2017 and there is a lot of good news on the wards. High visibility and plain clothes patrols have continued to focus on drug activity and burglary and as a result I am pleased to say that overall crime on the two wards is dropping, there has been a reduction in reporting on most crime types. Unfortunately vehicle crime is a concern as there has been an increase in theft from motor vehicles. There are a few measures which you can use to secure the vehicle so as to prevent you from being affected by this crime. When you leave the vehicle please ensure that the remote control unit has locked the locks. There are blocker devices on the market that criminals use to disrupt the transmitter and therefore prevent the vehicle from being secured. Do not just walk away - please take a minute to try the door handles to ensure that the doors are secured. Also some people just do not lock their cars when they leave them, this makes it easier for criminals as they travel around the ward trying door

Always remove all valuables from your car before you leave it - this includes Sat Nav’s. If you use a van for work empty all expensive tools from the vehicle at night time. In addition property mark the tools so they can be returned if after being stolen they are recovered. There has been a reduction in burglaries on both wards, however of the ones that have been reported most have been accessed via rear patio doors from using garden or shed implements. Ensure all sheds and outbuildings are secure and that there are no implements left in the garden that could assist in providing access for the burglar. In addition ensure that expensive garden equipment such as hedge cutters or chainsaws are not on display through the windows of outbuildings. If you have a side gate ensure that this is a strong sturdy construction and it is secured with a good quality padlock to BSI standard. Think of ways of making it harder to scale a boundary wall or fence, add some trellis to increase the height and consider growing roses or similar shrubs with thorns or prickles so as to make it more uncomfortable to climb the wall or fence. Simon Baxter, Ward Sergeant Chessington North & Chessington South.

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EPSOM PLAYHOUSE Win Tickets! Win two tickets to see Stephen K Amos at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 28th January.

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Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Stephen K Amos Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Friday 20th January.

First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! Congratulations to Katie Gilbert who won 'The maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour November’s Aladdin tickets and also to Siobhain with his new show. Fresh from touring UK and Mcauley who won November’s Santa and The Australia. Star of Life - An Idiot's Guide and Christmas Adventure tickets. What Does the K Stand For?' (Radio 4). www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk 'Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. Book online and choose your own seats or ring the Expect more warm insight and spiky charm Box Office on 01372 742555. here' (Sunday Times). Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, 'Unashamed feel-good entertainment.' Epsom, KT18 5AL (The Evening Standard)

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DECLUTTER FOR THE NEW YEAR

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for teddy bears). Store as much as possible near to where it’s most needed, but don’t store frequently used items below knee level or above shoulder height, especially if they’re heavy. Avoid storing things on surfaces such as tables or desks, and allow yourself room to expand – but only within reason. If you have allowed extra space, and then filled it… it’s time to start all over again.

What could be a better New Year’s resolution for your home than to eliminate mess, create space and generally have a good sort out? If too much mess and clobber has built up in your home over the past year, then it’s time to declutter your stuff and sort your storage, so that your home will be mess-free and super-stylish in time for 2017. First, grab some rubbish bags and a few boxes or baskets. Work methodically through each room and sort out obvious rubbish, things that can go to a local charity shop, items that could be sold Tickety shelves, Loaf second-hand, anything that needs mending, littleused things that can be put away in the garage Easy ways to banish clutter or loft, and genuinely great stuff that you want to  Write a list of where you want to declutter. keep. Try to get rid of as much as possible, only  Have an intensive declutter workout and spend holding onto things that you really need and/or five minutes clearing as much as you can in one love. area. You’ll be amazed at the difference you With what’s left, it’s now time to work out where it can make. Repeat as often as you can. will go. Label your storage if necessary, and  Hang your clothes up with the hooks all facing make sure the whole family knows what’s meant one way, and only turn the hook the other way to go where. If you still need extra storage after when you wear something. After, say, six your clear-out, look for all the areas where you months, you can easily assess which items you could fit more in, whether built-in or free-standing: never wear. You could try the same idea in the from backs of doors to under the stairs, tops of kitchen (turn mug handles in one direction, put wardrobes to under the bed. Think racks, hooks glasses upside down, and so on), the playroom, and shelves as well as conventional cabinets and the living room… chests of drawers and, where possible, ensure  Make it a family competition with prizes. Who they co-ordinate with existing furniture. You can will be the fastest to find three things to throw also relocate some storage; for example by away, three things to give away and three adding a storage unit in the living room to avoid things to tidy away? having to tidy toys away upstairs every day.  If what you need is some emergency decluttering, pop everything into a big box and There are a few rules of storage that might be hide it somewhere until you have time to go helpful. First, store like with like and match the through it properly. size and shape of the container to what’s being kept inside (in other words, find small, lidded Katherine Sorrell boxes for things like Lego and big squishy baskets 34

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association We hope that everyone had a happy Christmas and wish you all a prosperous New Year. In November we wrote about the bus gate at the junction of Cox Lane, Oakcroft Road and Sanger Avenue. We think that the original reason for its installation, which was to stop heavy goods vehicles using residential roads to get to the industrial estate, has now in the main been resolved. We are concerned that the bus gate, which confuses some drivers, is being used unfairly by the Council to fine residents who make an honest mistake and pass through the wrong lane. Those drivers do not harm or endanger anybody. We asked the Council how many locals have been fined this year. The answer was 952 up to the 17th of November! That includes local taxis and business cars from the industrial estate. The fine is £130 which is halved to £65 if payment is made within 14 days. We know of one pensioner who, while a careful and safe driver, was confused by the bus gate and got three fines within a few days. His appeals fell on deaf ears. If all fines were paid within 14 days then the Council has made £61,880 out of the bus gate in eleven and a half months. We think that this is wrong, it is victimising the residents, it is a rip off! It is time to alter the road layout. Drivers coming from Sanger Avenue or Hunters Road need a straightforward lane to the junction. Drivers leaving the estate need a straightforward lane with a 7’ 6” width restrictor to keep HGV’s out of the residential area. In the centre should be a bus lane, ideally with a barrier operated by the bus driver.

Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 0208 397 2659 – www.chessingtondra.org.uk To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on Email info@chessingtondra.org.uk

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 36

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MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION In response to our requests, TFL officials came down to Malden Rushett and explained what areas of verges, ditches and hedgerows they are responsible for. What an eye opener and we thank TFL for taking the time to visit us and clear up the questions we needed answering, especially the issues of flooding that we have been so worried about. We are now in the process of evaluating this information and will be contacting other bodies with responsibilities. We do of course realise that budgets have been tightened and money is short, so we will be working with them to assist them in achieving our aims. Property developers are high profile everywhere, waiting to see what land they can buy and how many houses they can build. We are keeping abreast of the current situation and becoming involved where necessary. We are committed to preserving our greenbelt areas and protecting the wildlife that inhabit these wonderful open spaces and woods. We are so close to Epsom and so much land has been developed, particularly on the old hospital sites, that wildlife have been flourishing on for decades. Now they have precious little space to survive in. As far as I know little or nothing was done to give any thought to wildlife when they gave planning permission for these huge developments. If we are not careful we will lose our wonderful wildlife and countryside forever. Building will come, but it is vitally important that the infrastructure problems are addressed sympathetically before further development as our roads and services just cannot cope. We are at full capacity and any further building, that will put more pressure on our services and road network, will only serve to grind everywhere to a halt. The MRRA is still battling to save an area of greenbelt on our doorstep that had originally been granted planning permission with restrictions. We attended the planning meeting and objected to the application, informing RBK councillors of the possible consequences if they should pass it, but of course the majority of councillors did not listen. The majority of councillors voted to pass it, two local councillors abstained and only one councillor listened to the residents and objected to it. These councillors should think about who they represent and who elected them into the posts they hold. PLEASE Councillors, why don’t you listen to your residents as sometimes they know better than you do as they actually live in the areas you represent?

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The new design road junction is at present being evaluated by TFL to see if the money that TFL (sorry, us) spent on it was worth it. We have made TFL aware of our concerns with the new design and they say they will be taking them into account, especially the high risk of accidents when turning right from Rushett Lane and Fairoak Lane as there are no dedicated right hand turns, and vehicles are continually jumping the red lights. Watch this space……. Please keep an eye on your elderly and vulnerable neighbours in the cold weather, particularly those who live alone. All it takes is ‘Hello, how are you today?’ to make such a difference to someone’s life. Beryl Gibson, Chairman. 0775 1024358 bfors@outlook.com

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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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COMMUNITY PAGES £13,000 raised for children with brain injury at charity’s Christmas Fair Over 1,000 people attended The Children’s Trust Christmas Fair on Saturday 26 November and raised more than £13,000 to help support children with brain injury. The popular annual event, sponsored by Toyota GB, was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Reigate and Banstead at 12pm. The Mayor, Cllr David Powell, was celebrating his 81st birthday at the fair.

Boones gate By Rod Romero The folks who walked down by the river Took the path beside the inn Taking goods and veg. to market Horse and cart and awful din Poor old Boone who was annoyed Said please go ‘round another way But there’s not another route Was all the folks that walked would say Day by day and week by week The muddy path upset old Boone He put a gate across the pathway Had the gate in place by noon This made folks so awfully angry Some of them flew in a rage Whilst they wondered what to do Along the path came ancient Sage Though his advice they would not heed They tugged the gate ‘till it was free And then with such a mighty heave Threw it up in nearby tree

The day provided visitors with a host of Christmas activities to enjoy including a skating rink, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas market, donkey rides, fairground rides, arts and crafts, tombolas, raffles and much more. Hannah Vince, Community Fundraiser for The Children's Trust said: “We would like to thank everyone from our local community who came along to our Christmas Fair this year, we are so delighted with the amount of money raised. We would particularly like to thank Toyota GB for sponsoring the event and our loyal band of volunteers who helped before, and on the day.” Photo: (L-R) The Children’s Trust mascot Tadworth the Hound, Karen Phillips Community Fundraiser at The Children’s Trust, The Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Cllr David Powell, Mayoress, Mrs Caroline Durance, and Jenny Smith a volunteer from The Children's Trust.

Buckland Women’s Club meet at the Chessington Church Hall, Moor Lane, Chessington on Tuesday evenings @ 7.30pm January program 10th The History of Surbiton with Amy Graham 17th Farnham Town Cryer with Jonathan Jones 24th The Profumo Affair told by Terry Johnson 31st Social night New members very welcome. Enquiries to Jennifer Savage 0208 391 5362

Once again the path was open Folks could wander on the track As they used the inn more often The old gate would not go back So when you walk down by the river And strangers ask you where they are Why this be Boonesgate you can say Lets have a drink in yonder bar

Chessington Art Group We are a group who meet for 2 hours on Thursdays to paint, draw and socialise. If you have an interest in art and would like to spend some time with like minded people come along and join us. Thursday 9.30 to 11.30 am at The Methodist Church Hall. Thursday 1.00 to 3.00 pm at The Kings Centre. Enquiries to D Savage 020 8391 5362

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HAPPY Chessington and Hook NEW Voluntary Care YEAR Scheme TO YOU ALL JANUARY 2017 Our greetings to all our Clients and also to our loyal Volunteers at this time of New Year. We have in the past greeted all in the local community with a desire to make our name known. Chessington Chat has, through the kindness of the Editor, enabled us to reach out into the homes of our senior citizens. Through these pages we have not only recruited new Clients but a number of our recent Volunteers have noticed our Organisation too. Our recent AGM found a good number of us looking to the year ahead whilst being aware of our need for new recruits. The year has been good to the group with a good number of new men and women joining Care especially as drivers. We welcome Richard, Margaret, Diane and Angela and hope that their service to Care will be really worthwhile. Already they have been able to help Care keep the ‘unfulfilled’ situation in hand, so many thanks.. The downside of new people however, is that we have lost some real stalwarts to our cause. During the year we have said farewell to Ann, a member with her late husband from the very early days. Another, Shirley, who ran a very efficient Duty Office for many a year has sadly passed away. Finally, Chris has stood down after being our main garden expert for so long, a volunteer well liked by his Clients. To all of these we thank you very much. The AGM went well, with yours truly keeping the snip job of Chair, others in post remain the same. I would thank each member of Committee for their input. Our biggest surprise was that two new members were elected and are willing to help our cause into the coming year. Patricia has been with Care for many years but Diane is very new. They both bring loads of experience and I feel our organisation will benefit.

Duo band: Sundays Child and disco plus buffet. £15. Over 18's only

Saturday 28th January 7pm - 12pm

Tickets need to be brought in advance by the 16th January 2017 Held at Chessington Cricket Club, Leatherhead Road, Chessington. All money raised goes towards being registered and to offer help for different hospitals and equipment

Saturday 28th January www.thepinkmile.org.uk THE EIGHT O’CLOCK CIRCLE LADIES GROUP January programme We now meet in the Royal British Legion Hall, Church Lane.

A good number of Clients and Volunteers enjoyed a lovely Seasonal meal (Christmas Dinner!) at The Antoinette Hotel. For Clients, if you know of another place in the locality that you have enjoyed a meal why not give the Office a ring. The Office is open Monday to Friday (9am to 12noon) on 8397 6298 So a Very Happy New Year From Us All David Rowbotham (Chair)

12th - "The Many Faces of John White." An evening of unusual entertainment. 19th - "Dambusters." Rupert Matthews will tell us about the amazing story of Barnes Wallis, the special bouncing bomb and the heroic airmen who flew over enemy territory to deliver them. 26th - "Wheels for the World." Kathy Birch will make a return visit to our Group to talk about the work of this organisation, helping very handicapped people in parts of Uganda to become mobile. www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Valerie Birch 020 8397 1256


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 Chessington Park Surgery Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. 020 8739 1977 www.chessingtonparksurgery.co.uk Hook Surgery Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. 020 8397 6361 The Grays Medical Practice Gosbury Hill Health Centre, Orchard Gardens, Chessington. 020 8974 2222 The Orchard Practice Orchard Gardens, Chessington. 020 8397 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

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 Alliance Pharmacy. 4, Arcade Parade, Hook, Chessington. 020 8397 3793 Boots Pharmacy. 11, North Parade, Chessington. 020 8397 3072 Cohens Chemist. Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gdns, Chessington. 020 8397 1212

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

Rachael Reid 020 8974 1779 rachel.reid@councillors.kingston.gov.uk MP for Kingston & Surbiton: James Berry MP

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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 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. ccfcys@ccfcys.co.uk/ www.ccfcys.co.uk Dancing & Music - Old time. Thurs 1.45pm. Scout HQ. Verona Drive, Surbiton. Betty Thompson 020 8397 5931 Friends of Shooting Star CHASE - Epsom & Chessington Sarah Johnson, Chairperson and treasurer 07921 774 191. Foc-epsomandchessington@live.co.uk Guides, Brownies & Rainbows in Hook & Chessington. Ann Fairhall 020 8391 4730 for details/ waiting lists. 1st Hook Beavers. Wed 6– 7pm, Fri 5.30– 6.30pm. 1st Hook Cubs. Tue 6.45 – 8.15pm, Thurs 6.45– 8.15pm. 1st Hook Scouts. Fri 7.30– 9.30pm. Surbiton South Explorers. Thurs 8 – 10pm. All meetings held at Group HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton. Group Scout Leader Fergus Lang: fergus.lang@1sthook.org.uk 2nd Hook Beavers Wed & Thurs 5.15 - 6.15pm, 2nd Hook Cubs Tues 7 - 8.30pm. 2nd Hook Scouts Fri 7 9pm. Alan Cooke 0208 287 0276 or e-mail 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. Pat Kilby 020 8391 5925 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. Libby Curzon 020 8391 1215/curzone@hotmail.com/ 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 St Mary’s Centre. 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


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION CHESSINGTON CHAT WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS Bicycle Maintenance/ Servicing Rebel Waltz Cycle Solutions 14 Bodywork Repairs The Dent Professor 18 Childcare services Surbiton Sitters 37 Children’s Pre-School and Nurseries Hook Pre-School 39 Chimney Sweep David Russell 28 Community & Council Chessington World of Adventures Resort 15 Lovelace Primary 27 The Kings Centre 13 YMCA London SW 11 & 43 Counselling CPA 3 Curtain Maker Curtains by Melanie 22 Dance classes Dancing with Lyn * 12 Dental Surgery Family Dental Care 21 Hook Road Dental Practice 26 Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Keith Orbell 37 Dog Grooming Bonnie Dogs 10 Diamond Dogs 22

Domestic Cleaning Ovenclean 30 Time For You 35 Electrician George Curran 37 RNB Electrical Services 33 Estate & Letting Agents Jackson Noon 2 & 48 Estate Planning Joanne Orbell 36 Shortland Sawbridge 8 Film & Video Services Cine Sanctuary 38 Function Venue Chessington Cricket Club 23 Funeral Director Andrew Holmes & Son 18 Garage Community Motors 31 Elmwood Vehicles 25 Gardening/Landscaping R J Tree Services 17 S.B Landscapes 14 Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd 29 Hair & Beauty Jon Garrod 6 Julie Harris Nail Cutting 26 Health & Fitness Anna Holmes Iyengar Yoga 6 Bee Marvellous Pilates Classes * 6 New Malden Sports Club 9 Synergy 81 5

Home Improvements Angel Roofing Birch Roofing Carpets 4 U Dream Doors JH Building Services Jim’s Handy Mayhew’s Property Services R & N Decorating Robinson & Son Taylored Room Solutions Host Families Stay at Homes Thameside Homestay Hypnotherapy Catherine Bayliss IT / PC / TV Services Ashton Davis GFC Tech Techgecko * Kinesiology Alan Noguer Leisure/Events King George Field Indoor Bowls Club Mini Cab Zedcarz Mobile mechanic AW Autos

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Motorcycle Sales & Service Chessington Motorcycles Optician The Optical Gallery Plant Hire Ransoms Plumbing & Heating CJM Plumbing Removals Humpit Removals Repairs Good As New Sheltered Housing Abbeyfield Ewell Society Solicitors Lewis & Dick Swimming lessons Colin Bull Swimming KOI Swim School Tyres K & P Tyres Videography Event Supplies Videography Web Design Colour-Color Windows/ Conservatories Pro-Fit Windows

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Chessington Chat January 2017 - Issue 116  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

Chessington Chat January 2017 - Issue 116  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

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