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WELCOME TO OUR JANUARY ISSUE… Happy New Year. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and that as we deliver this January magazine you are enjoying a few days of peace and quiet before work and school resume. I just hope that the weather is on our side given that this issue went to print in mid December when of course there was little hint of how exactly winter would unfold. We say farewell to Sergeant Simon Baxter this month as he prepares to move on to pastures new so see his last article on p.16. Good luck in your new role Simon.

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

February deadline: Monday 13th 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.

We welcome the following new advertisers: Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd p.5, Loui’s Maintenance Ltd p.6 and Ruxley Gymnastics p.19. Offers and promotions come from: Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd p.5, Carpets 4 U p.7, Community Motors p.11, Time for You p.15, Cine Sanctuary p.18, Edwards of Surrey p.26, Elmwood Vehicles Ltd p.27, The Optical Gallery p.45 and Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools p.47. February’s deadline is Monday 13th January with delivery w/c 26th January so please get in touch if you would like some space held in this issue. Leaflets for inclusion with this magazine need to be with us by Friday 17th January. Till then.


INSIDE: What’s on………………………………….…….12/13 Safer Neighbourhoods……………………………....16 The healthy way to do Veganuary………………….20 Epsom Playhouse competition………………………..22 Start a New Year’s revolution…………………….…23 The colour of the year……………………………….24 Recipe: Blueberry Custard Tarts……………………..28 Kids puzzle page……………………………………31 Residents’ Associations……………………….…..32/33 Community pages…………………….……....34/36/38 Malden Rushett Community………………………….37 Useful contacts………………………………………40 Mayor’s charities support Epsom Girlguiding……….43 Local listings…………………………………………44 Index of advertisers and advertising rates………….46


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We are having a January Sale! Do you want to get your affairs in order early in the year? Have you got a ‘to do list’ which includes drafting your Will? What about Power of Attorney? Is it one of those things you keep meaning to do? Well, now could be the right time to do all those things.

Have you written your Will?

Shortland and Sawbridge are having a New Year Sale. All our services are discounted by 25% for the month of January only. Please call or email for a price list and let’s get 2020 off to a good start by getting those niggling things done.

We are members of the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

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Home visits at your convenience.

We will help you take care of this important task.

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 ... Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th January. The South East Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning bigger and better to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre with 50 per cent more exhibitors than last year. One-day tickets are £8 in advance or £12 on the door and two-day tickets are £12 in advance and £16 on the door (children under 16 go free). Visitors can also enjoy free parking. Please visit http://farnborough.homebuildingshow.co.uk Till 5th January. Ice Skating at Hampton Court Palace. Visit www.hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk for details. Sunday 12th January. Epsom Downs Racecourse Wedding Show. Three fashion shows & over 60 Wedding suppliers. 11am-4pm. For full details visit: www.celebratedaffairs.co.uk Tuesday 14th January. The Friends of Nonsuch present Michael Gilbert who will talk about The Great Exhibition of 1851. 2.30pm in the Service Wing of Nonsuch Mansion, Nonsuch Park. SM3 8AP. Members free. Non-members £6. Refreshments included. Visit www.friendsofnonsuch.co.uk


Tuesday 21st January. Surbiton & District Historical Society present their first meeting of the New Year and welcome Dr Judie English with her talk on "Merchants, Military Men & Migrants". This afternoon meeting starts at 2pm at Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Visitors welcome - a contribution of £2 appreciated. Details from the Secretary, 020 8399 4473 or by email to: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Saturday 25th / Sunday 26th January. Crafting Live at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher. KT10 9AJ. 10am-5pm Sat and 10am-4pm Sun. Paper-craft, sewing, knitting, jewellery, homecrafts and more. Full details and tickets: www.craftinglive.co.uk

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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 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 14

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Goodbye after 4 years. Sadly this is my last Chessington Chat article. I want to thank Sally for all her support in letting me have a page in the magazine to update the community on Policing in the area.

Chessington North, Chessington South & Tolworth ward update Happy New Year to you all and I hope you all had a relaxing and peaceful Christmas. The team have been very busy in this period working on dog warrants and conducting high visibility burglary and reassurance patrols. Dog Warrant Mount Road. PC Lindo the Chessington North ward officer responded to residents’ concerns regarding a dog that was believed to be a Pitbull Terrier running loose in the area of Mount Road, Chessington. After extensive enquiries and gathering of statements there was sufficient information for PC Lindo to apply for a warrant to seize the dog so that an assessment on the breed and overall demeanour of the dog could be conducted. An MPS dog unit was requested to assist but as there were unknown risks with the occupants of the premises there were not sufficient resources available on Chessington and Tolworth SNT. PS Baxter therefore liaised with other SNT teams to secure extra officers from St Marks, Surbiton Hill; Berrylands SNT to assist. In the process of seizing the dog a bag was recovered and it was ascertained that there was a shotgun and cartridges along with a large quantity of heroin and a cutting agent inside the bag. As a result the three suspects inside the address were arrested for possession of firearm offences and drugs. The investigation was progressed by CID and one of the arrested suspects was charged with the following offences: Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A Possession of a firearm without a certificate Possession of a shortened shotgun Possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate. At the time of writing the dog is still being behaviourally assessed and I have no further updates. This was an SNT led operation with an excellent result in taking a loaded firearm off the streets of Chessington which undoubtedly has made Chessington and Tolworth a safer place for the community. I want to thank all officers who were involved in this operation for their professionalism and dedication in achieving this excellent result.


I was successful in my application to join the Safeguarding Hub at Kingston Guildhall 2 and I start my position on the 6th January. My time working on all the three wards has been challenging and demanding but I have really enjoyed working within the community resolving your concerns. A replacement has been found for me on the team and when they arrive they will introduce themselves to you as I hope that they will continue with the monthly Policing updates. Finally I have had an excellent Police team and they have all been very proactive as the example above shows and the extensive work that has been undertaken in North Parade, Chessington utilising links with other partner agencies is testament to how determined and keen my small team are. I thank them all for their support over the last 4 years. Neighbourhood Watch. Kingston.NHW@Met.Police.uk. Contact Details. Non-emergency call 101 Emergency please call Police on 999. Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Alternatively you can contact the team on the following numbers and via Twitter. Chessington North and Hook - 07342 713970 Chessington.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonN Chessington South - 0208 721 2001 Chessington.south.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonS Tolworth - 0208 721 2045 Tolworth.snt@met.police.uk @mpsTolworth Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant: Chessington North, Chessington South; Tolworth & Hook Rise

Broadway Sequence Dance Club Mondays 8.00 to 10.15 pm at The Raeburn Hall, Tolworth United Reformed Church More details on website www.broadwaysequencedance.co.uk

Talking of Trains Wednesdays (September to March) 7.00 to 9.00pm at Surbiton Library Hall. More details on website www.talkingoftrains.co.uk

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

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Growing concerns about the environmental cost of eating meat and dairy products have transformed veganism from a fringe dietary choice to an increasingly popular everyday concept and more people than ever are ‘doing’ Veganuary. However, if you’re going vegan for a whole month or more, it’s important to understand how to get the vital nutrients you might otherwise get from meat or dairy (and to be aware that children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers may all need supplements). Protein One of the most often voiced concerns about veganism is that it makes it hard to meet your protein requirements. But with knowledge and planning, you can get all the protein you need from a vegan diet. Proteins are made up of amino acids that perform vital functions in our bodies. Nine of these are ‘essential amino acids’, essential in our diet as our bodies can’t make them; phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine and histidine. You don’t need to eat them at every meal, but you should include them all in your diet daily. Soy, quinoa and buckwheat provide all nine essential amino acids in good quantity, so eating at least one of these daily is an easy way to ensure you’re getting all your essential amino acids. Quorn products contain all nine too, but check you’re buying vegan options; vegetarian products often include egg. Spirulina is algae high in protein, iron, manganese and B vitamins (although not B12). It’s available as a supplement or as a powder that can be added to meals or drinks. Some other dietary sources containing good quantities of several essential amino acids include:  Lentils, chickpeas, tofu and tempeh  Beans (particularly soybeans, kidney, black, navy, and adzuki beans)  Nuts (particularly peanuts, pistachios, almonds and walnuts) 20

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Seeds (particularly pumpkin, squash, watermelon, hemp, sunflower, sesame and chia) Vegetables (particularly kale, broccoli, watercress, spinach, asparagus and baked potatoes) Fruit (best choices here are fresh blueberries, avocado, cranberries, bananas and dried figs and apricots)

Minerals and vitamins Iron: Men need about 8.7mg of iron a day, while women (aged 19-50) need about 14.8mg a day, and women over 50 just 8.7mg. Sources: beans, lentils, peas, nuts, dried fruit such as raisins, dark-green vegetables, cereals fortified with iron, wholegrains (e.g. brown rice and brown bread). Calcium: Adults need about 700mg of calcium a day. Sources: fortified unsweetened soya, rice and oat milk, leafy green vegetables, almonds, sesame seeds, dried fruit, pulses, bread. Don’t forget your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Vitamin D: Sources: sunshine (but in the UK, the NHS recommends supplements for everyone between October and March), spinach, kale, fortified margarine, fortified fat spreads and fortified breakfast cereals. Vitamin B12: Adults need about 1.5 micrograms of vitamin B12 a day. Sources: Products fortified with B12, e.g. yeast extract spreads such as Marmite, breakfast cereals and soya products. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: There’s currently no recommended daily intake. Sources: flaxseed oil, rapeseed oil, mangoes, walnuts, butternut squash and soya-based foods (such as tofu). This information should help you plan your meals and ensure a healthy Veganuary. Enjoy! By Alison Runham: www.alison.runham.co.uk

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Learn to Bowl - Free Coaching All Ages & Abilities Welcome The Simon and Garfunkel Story Thursday 23rd January 2020 Prices from: £24 Pass Card £21 Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

Bar - Restaurant - Social Events Large Car Park FUNCTION ROOM FOR ALL OCCASIONS Jubilee Way, Chessington, KT9 1TR

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"Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com Win Tickets! We have two tickets to see The Simon & Garfunkel Story at the Epsom Playhouse on Thurs 23rd January. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked: “Chessington Chat Simon & Garfunkel Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Friday 17th January. First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! Congratulations to: Margaret Salmon who won November’s Oklahoma! tickets, Sue Connelly who won December’s Santa's Christmas Countdown tickets and Jyoti Patel who won December’s Peter Pan tickets. 01372 742555 www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk


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Start a New Year’s revolution High-tech ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions The decorations will be coming down, the gyms are going to be packed for the next few weeks and many of us have vowed to sort ourselves out. We’re going to get fitter, happier and more productive – and technology can help. One way technology can help is by making fitness more fun. For example, instead of a pricey gym subscription, why not buy yourself an e-bike? While some electric bikes are incredibly expensive, prices are falling fast: for example, Halfords sells a number of electric bikes for less than £600 and one is just £479. By comparison, a year’s membership of a very well-known gym chain is £672. Whether you’re cycling down the streets, pounding the pavements or hitting the gym, it’s useful to track your progress to help with your motivation. There are tons of apps for everything, from recording the calories you consume to giving you challenging workouts. Some are incredibly focused, such as Seven: it gives you workouts you can do in just seven minutes.

they’re the best smart watches you can buy. If you don’t have an iPhone or just don’t need a £400 Apple Watch, there are plenty of other options. Samsung makes a range of Galaxy Active watches from around £200 up that work really well with Android phones, and it also makes a simple fitness tracker called the Galaxy Fit. That’s currently £89. Fitbit has the £199 Versa 2 smartwatch and a range of fitness trackers including the £119 Charge 3 and the £69 Ace 2 for children. Garmin has fitnessfocused smartwatches at all price points plus the cute and sub-£100 Vivosmart 4 trackers, and firms such as Huawei offer budget bargains such as the £59 Band 3 Pro. Every device is different, of course, but the main difference between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker is apps. Smartwatches generally have them and fitness trackers generally don’t.

Not all fitness technology goes on your wrist. Smart scales have become even smarter recently and many of them now connect to the health app on your phone, so you can see changes to your Phones can track your movements through the body composition and your weight over time. If day but if you really want to track your progress, a fitness tracker or a smartwatch can give you all you don’t feel like dropping £130-plus on a Nokia / Withings smart scale, the budget kinds of information about what your body’s technology brand Eufy makes some really nice doing. smart ones for much less: its Bluetooth-connected The big daddy of the fitness tracking world is the smart scales are currently £39.99 and work brilliantly. Apple Watch, which comes in two flavours: the Series 3, which starts at £199, and the Series 5, Images: top left clockwise - Assist electric bike from Halfords, which starts at £399. The series 4 was Samsung Galaxy Fit tracker, Garmin Vivoactive tracker, Apple discontinued last year. If you have an iPhone, Watch Series 5.

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This laid-back living space employs the gentle green of Dulux’s Tranquil Dawn as a backdrop, complemented by other shades from its ‘Meaning’ colour palette. Dulux Easycare Tranquil Dawn matt emulsion, £20 for 2.5l, B&Q.

The Colour Of The Year

One of four colour palettes based around Dulux’s Tranquil Dawn colour, ‘Meaning’ includes simple, serene colours that are moodily beautiful.

Tranquil Dawn, a soft shade of greyishgreen, is paint company Dulux’s colour of the year. It’s a calm, restful colour that’s very easy to introduce into your interior. This iconic sofa design combines straight lines and thoughtful detailing for a classic/ contemporary look. Hoxton Grand sofa in Charlotte Teal, £1,826, Parker Knoll.

A small side table is always a handy addition to a room. Round enamel table in Pistachio, £70, Bombay Duck.

Using Tranquil Dawn At Home • This pale grey-green is inspired by the dawn horizon. It’s a soft and easy-going natural and, as such, could be employed to paint all your walls, providing you with a delightfully calming and contemplative space. It also looks good added in the form of window treatments, upholstery, rugs or smaller accessories. • Dulux has produced four colour palettes, each consisting of ten colours, to demonstrate how to combine Tranquil Dawn in different ways and create a variety of effects. The ‘Care’ palette includes pale pinks and blues, and is soft and airy for a soothing atmosphere; the ‘Play’ palette uses bolder colours such as citrus and crimson to create a 24

sense of energy and vibrancy; the ‘Meaning’ palette employs subtle greys for a still, quiet space; and the ‘Creativity’ palette, with sapphire, garnet and chocolate, is more moody and intense. Take your pick according to your home style. • Although this delicate shade looks gorgeous with natural materials such as wood, leather, linen, stone and wicker, it can also be teamed with sleek, shiny metallics and plastics for a more chic, contemporary look, while adding rich textures such as velvet or sheepskin will give a sense of natural luxury.

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The gently curving shade of this pendant ticks all the boxes when it comes to minimal Scandi style. Ambit pendant light by Muuto in Dusty Green, £270 for a pair, Chaplins.

Streamlined elegance characterises this sofa by renowned Scandinavian design duo Anderson & Voll. Outline Studio sofa, £2,195; Outline Studio chair, £1,495; both Chaplins.

Made from 100% wool, this handtufted rug is soft and cushiony underfoot. Ardelle rug in Mineral Green, £199, Swoon. Drawing inspiration from the iconic New York subway, these high-gloss tiles have a cool, urban aesthetic. Village Mint wall tiles, £29.99 per square metre, Tile Mountain.

This abstract-design plate is made from fine china and is safe for use in both microwaves and dishwashers. Impressions Brushstrokes side plate in green, £5, John Lewis & Partners.

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Blueberry Custard Tarts

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Whisk the sugar, egg yolks, cornflour and vanilla extract together in a heatproof bowl until smooth. Heat the milk in a pan over a medium heat until almost boiling. Whisk the hot milk into the egg mixture then pour back into the pan. Gradually bring the mixture to the boil, stirring all the time, until a smooth custard forms.

Remove the pan from the heat and cover the surface closely with greaseproof paper to prevent a skin forming. Leave to cool completely.

Meanwhile roll the pastry out on a lightly dusted surface to a 3mm thickness. Stamp out eight 12cm rounds of pastry and use to line eight 8cm fluted tartlet tins. Prick the bases with a fork and chill in the fridge whilst the custard is cooling.

Preheat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, gas mark 6. Divide the cooled custard mixture between the pastry cases and scatter over the blueberries. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold.

These fruity tarts have a rich creamy custard filling with a crisp pastry case. If you prefer you can use shortcrust pastry.

Ingredients: 75g caster sugar 3 medium egg yolks 2 tbsp cornflour 1 tsp vanilla extract 350ml milk

500g puff pastry, thawed if frozen Flour, for dusting 100g fresh blueberries

Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling | Makes 8

Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up then place the filled tartlet tins on it for baking. The extra burst of heat will help to ensure a crisp pastry base.

New Azuma train and old Pacer Train

TALKING OF TRAINS The Spring Term starts on Wednesday 15th January at 7.00pm in the Surbiton Library Hall. DICK CRANE gets a New Year underway with a look into the crystal ball to review likely developments on Britain’s railways in 2020. Meetings continue each week on varied topics including ‘Crossrail’ and the ‘Bullied Story’. The cost for the entire 10 meetings is just £25 For more information go to website www.talkingoftrains.co.uk 28

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION We are fast approaching a new year so I thought it would be good to remind Kingston Council, Transport for London and Surrey County Council that we are in urgent need of a pedestrian crossing over the Star end of Malden Rushett. The Star pub is a popular venue for visitors to Malden Rushett and in particular those people who like to walk in Ashtead Woods. Often you will see walking clubs or groups of people meeting in the Star car park and then trying to cross the busy A243 to Ashtead Woods. A small island only big enough to take one person is all the facility the authorities have provided to enable groups of people, families with dogs and pushchairs and cyclists to cross the fast A243 at that point. The time has come for these authorities to get together and work out how they can provide a safer crossing. We have been requesting a crossing for far too long now and something needs to be done urgently. Pedestrian crossings seem to appear like magic on the A243 in the main part of Chessington, once again Malden Rushett is ignored. The top of Telegraph Hill is subsiding and dangerous. Verges along that part of the road are uncut and the undergrowth is spreading into the A243 damaging vehicles as they pass going towards London in particular. Transport for London would appear to be the body responsible for the upkeep of the road, possibly Kingston Council may be responsible for some of the verge bordering the road, whoever is responsible, needs to do what they are paid to do. Where a body is in dispute with a landowner the two parties need to arbitrate and sort it out not leave it to the Malden Rushett Residents Association. As soon as the weather starts to improve we will be organising another litter pick, as looking around us the litter thrown out of cars along the A243 is growing by the day. Rubbish is still collecting around the gates of Thames Water at the top of Telegraph Hill despite it being reported to both Kingston Council and Thames Water several times. Fairoak Lane is subject to speeding in both directions with traffic jumping the traffic lights on a regular basis. Once again Transport for London fail to recognise the danger this presents to our residents particular school children and the elderly. Will it take another accident or maybe even two for them to wake up to the danger speeding traffic causes? The planning application for 11-25 Leatherhead Road, Chessington has been submitted to Kingston Planning and it is horrendous to look at and completely out of keeping with the existing residential area. The developers propose that 8 semi-detached houses will be demolished to make room for a development of 45 units! My maths although not that good tells me that even if you only allocate each of the 45 units with two residents it equals 90 residents at a minimum, when previously the 8 family sized houses would each accommodate a standard family of 4 residents give or take, equalling 32 residents. Therefore these 45 units would house nearly three times more people who will be needing all of the services locally such as doctors, dentists, social service, schools and transport plus other specialist services. We urge RBK to reject this property developer’s dream and consider carefully local residents’ views, after all they matter, don’t they? It is true that more housing is needed but along with this must be the taking into account of the views and welfare of the existing residents who will have to live side by side and share the already overloaded services in the area. Congestion along that stretch of the A243 Leatherhead Road is intolerable for all, particularly with the building of the Lidl supermarket and parents trying to get their children to Ellingham and St Phillip’s schools. This oversized and ugly proposal to increase housing comes with very little parking, hardly any gardens for children to play and the fact that neighbouring properties will be overlooked destroying previous privacy and tranquillity. The Malden Rushett Residents’ Association would like to say a big thank you to Sally the Editor of Chessington Chat for allowing us to express our views and we wish her a happy and successful 2020. We hope you have had a very Happy Xmas and wish you all a prosperous New Year. If you would like to find out more about us you can do so by looking 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 An update on four outstanding developments:The old Tesco site at Tolworth, which was given permission for 950 units, is expected to start the first phase in the spring. There have been no further applications from the owners of the Cap in Hand. The old toilet block, opposite the Fircroft Trust building, was converted to offices. However, an application has recently been received by the council for a change of use from Office (Class B1) to Dwellinghouse (Class C3)!

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The application for the 11 to 25 Leatherhead Road development has been submitted. This is to demolish 8 houses with their mature gardens and replace them with 45 houses and flats. The planning application reference number on the council web site is 19/02966


There is a section for comments from the public but this had a closing date of 19th December. However we understand that comments will still be taken up to the date of the decision. Either e-mail to development.management @kingston.gov.uk or by letter to Development Management, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Guildhall II, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU. There will be a meeting of the Planning Sub-Committee on Tuesday 7th January at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Church Lane, so make a note in your diaries. This will be a consultation meeting, not a decision making one. However, it is a further chance for the public to express their opinion of this development. Their comments will then be put forward to the Development Control Committee (DCC) who will make the final decision. Should it be passed, it could open the way for further similar developments. At present, a date has not been set for the DCC meeting. When objecting, relevant reasons must be given, so ‘I don’t like it’ is not accepted. Practical ones must be submitted. For example, Overdevelopment of the site, Design not in keeping with the existing homes, Not enough safe outside space for children, Insufficient parking which will result in cars being parked in the surrounding streets, Loss of trees, shrubs, etc, replaced by hard landscaping creating greater water run-off, Increased traffic and pollution on the already overcrowded and polluted A243, Has there been any pollution monitoring of the area? Have the locations of the large recycling bins for all properties been addressed? The Developer has been working with the Planning Department for over six months, so it is unlikely the project will be refused by the DCC. Whether or not the number of units will be reduced remains to be seen, but at least the strength of public opinion will be noted, as it was in the last public meeting at the King’s Centre in Coppard Gardens. Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 020 8397 2659 www.chessingtondra.org.uk. To receive a copy of our minutes contact us at chessingtondra@gmail.com


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COMMUNITY PAGES Celebrating Chessington – Chessington Fun Day 2020 This great, well-established Community Fun Day will be happening again on 28th May 2020 and planning is starting now! Would you like to be part of this special event, either with the planning, or with the run-up preparations or on a stand on the day? Or you can be involved in every part of the event. We are also starting to collect donations for the tombolas – the children’s stall and for adults so if Santa left something you are never going to need, please think of us. For 2020 we are planning more entertainments for all ages, with sports activities and possibly a dog show and help with dog training plus more Community information. Are you involved with a Community activity that you would like to promote at the Fun Day? Exercise classes, allotments, coffee groups - you would be most welcome. For more information please contact Sue Towner on 07734 136697 or e-mail sue.towner@yourlisteningear.co.uk

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THANK YOU On the 2nd October 2019 after sixteen years of living together and after battles with health issues, my partner Robert Michael Robinson passed away, almost unexpectedly. I would like to thank my neighbours in Hemsby Road, for their kind cards of sympathy. It is hard to thank everyone individually, thank-you individuals and thankyou those who sent flowers. Robert’s funeral service was at Kingston crematorium, on Monday 11 of November, the service was beautiful and some of us went on for a meal at ’The William Bourne pub’ in Chessington. Thanks to those who came to the funeral. We can now grieve. It was a lovely turn out and though not everyone could be invited we were thinking of you. So large thanks on behalf of myself, Robert’s family and my family. We would like donations to be made to Macmillan Cancer or The British Heart foundation. Kind regards. Karen Stanley

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. JANUARY PROGRAMME 16th Manners dearest please 30th Protecting against Scams and Frauds

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.

New members always welcome for further information please contact Maureen Peters tel 020 8397 1559.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Our next meetings are: 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 then do come along to a Thursday rehearsal or speak to Helga Randall on 020 8397 8712 or Roger Dench on 07759 020433

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

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 .

SURBITON BASE FOR SPORTING HEALTH CHARITY We are a friendly group of over 50's who meet up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm at The King's Centre, Chessington. There is ample car parking space and we are also on the K4 bus route. Ladies and gentlemen please don't be shy,why not come along, as it is free for the first month, to see if you would enjoy the chat, tea coffee and biscuits, companionship, varied activities and outings that are arranged. Regular weekly activities are: Freestyle Art Group (Tuesdays), exercises, Bingo and board games. Other activities include: quizzes, crazy golf, curling, snooker and darts. We are always happy to listen to the ideas of our members if there is something you would like to do. All of the above activities are covered by a monthly membership fee of £10, which goes towards the cost of hiring the facility and includes the costs of tea, coffee and biscuits. Additionally, throughout the year, as well as our regular meetings at the Centre, we arrange several social outings. These can include; annual coach 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. 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

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A former Berrylands school boy who studied at Christ Church Primary and Kingston Grammar School is the inspiration behind a new national charity tackling sport safety that is based in Surbiton. RALPHH (Robert Allen Life Promotion and Healthy Hearts), Registered Charity Number 1184900, has been created to meet three identified needs:  

To help fund defibrillation equipment at points of intensive physical exercise To assistance schools and clubs undertake ECG tests among young people planning to embark on significantly exerting sport, so as to avoid damage to individuals. To provide advice and recommendations for those looking to move away from intensive exercise so as to safeguard future health.

Robert Allen died in his early 30’s after achieving considerable success in rowing. He was a member of a coaxed-four crew who became champions in the National Schools’ Championship and continues to be a course record holder. He also stroked a Great Britain eight in an international against France over the famous Henley course. Later he became a coach at Kingston Grammar School, as well as achieving a degree from Bournemouth University. Prior to his death he was a highly valued member of staff at the computer company VMware and was based at their UK headquarters in Staines. His untimely and early death inspired his good friend and Twickenham resident Tim Liversage to have the idea of the charity, with the other trustees being Robert’s father Richard Allen and Andrew Beard, Assistant Headteacher at Kingston Grammar School. Early signs are that the help of the charity will be in considerable demand, with approaches already made from schools in Cheshire and in Surrey. Welcome start-up funding includes that from VMware and from private individuals, with a Just Giving page now established alongside a RALPHH website www.ra-lphh.org “If we are to achieve our aims in safeguarding and helping those involved in rowing and other exerting sports we need all the financial support possible from the general public,” said Richard Allen, Chairman of RALPHH. “Sport is a wonderful pastime, at whatever level and it brings with it many benefits. For some there are risks in stretching their ability, whilst for those retiring from a sport such a rowing this needs to be done in a structured manner – not least to avoid harm in later life.” For further information contact: RICHARD ALLEN 0794 9466795 or 020 8390 2732

Malden Rushett Community 2020 is likely to be a difficult year for RBK and its residents. A revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), with tough new sanctions for local authorities that are failing to build sufficient housing, and a new London Plan, that significantly increases housing quotas across the capital, present RBK with a significant challenge. A new annual Housing Delivery Test assesses a Local Authority’s house-building performance over the previous three financial years. Those that have failed to build at least 75% of their quota will be stripped of the power to determine their own planning policy for 12 months. By 2021 RBK needs to more than double the number of new homes it is building each year if it is to deliver its increased housing quota and avoid these new sanctions. It also has to maintain that level of building for the next 20 years, probably having to build as many as 30,000 new homes by 2041. Over the coming years residents are likely to see an increase in the number of planning applications that seek to demolish existing homes and replace them with an increased number. One such application has recently been submitted to demolish 8 semi-detached houses in Chessington and replace them with 17 smaller houses and 28 flats. It will be tempting for residents to resist this level of housebuilding, but is that a wise move? If new houses are not forthcoming in sufficient enough numbers, sanctions will be applied and new developments will be automatically approved regardless of the views of local residents. When launching the new rules in 2017, the Secretary of State made communities an offer - those that work with him to help solve the current housing crisis will be offered generous concessions and an exemption from the new sanctions. Instead of objecting to planning applications they consider to be inappropriate, communities can now detail in advance what is acceptable to them and where the new housing that their area requires should be located. Crucially, a lower threshold of 45%, instead of 75%, is all that is required to pass future Housing Delivery Tests for communities that accept this offer and write a Neighbourhood Plan for their area. To pass the 2024 Housing Delivery Test and avoid sanctions, RBK needs to have built 3,069 units over the previous three years*. For communities that write their own Neighbourhood Plan, sanctions will only apply if RBK has failed to build at least 1,842 units. That is a serious concession. To write a Neighbourhood Plan, a community needs to identify an area that their plan will cover and establish a Neighbourhood Forum, a new type of community group that provides a platform for everyone who lives or works in the area to contribute ideas and solutions towards the plan. The Forum applies to RBK for designation and, if successful, then conducts an extensive consultation to determine how the community wishes to deliver their housing quota and how local strategic policies should be interpreted by developers. Neighbourhood Plans that allocate sites for all future housing also protect other sites in their area from any redevelopment. Plans can also protect valuable community assets, such as open green spaces, a local pub or a local shop/service. Current independent analysis suggests that RBK could be sanctioned for a prolonged period, possibly as long as 10 years. Malden Rushett Community has been set up so that residents in Malden Rushett have the opportunity to take full advantage of the new rules and to ensure that the village is protected from the impact of any future sanctions and is currently applying to RBK for designation. Other communities in the South of the Borough may also conclude it could be in their interests to make the new rules work in their favour rather than to fight them. Andrew Watson info@maldenrushett.community * calculated using the draft London Plan’s proposed housing quota of 1,364 units. More detailed analysis and links to all sources are available on our website at http://maldenrushett.community

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The Friends of RAF Chessington The Friends of RAF Chessington - FoRC - would like to invite you to our first Public Meeting on January 25th, 2pm, in the Kings Centre, Coppard Gardens, where we will explain how the whole community can get involved in making the park behind the Kings Centre, RAF Chessington, accessible and safe for everyone. The FoRC Committee

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Chessington Art Group We meet for 2 hours on Thursdays to paint and draw. If you are interested in art and would like to practice and improve your skills 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. The first session after the Christmas break is 9th January. Enquiries to D Savage 020 8391 5362 or on line at chessingtonartgroup.club

Hook and Chessington WI If your New Year’s resolution is to get out more or try something new then why not join us at Hook and Chessington Women’s Institute? Aside from our monthly meeting with speakers or activities, we also have a variety of clubs and activities that meet throughout the week. We have book clubs, coffee mornings, museum and garden trips and theatre trips. We also have longer weekend trips across the country and in 2020, a three day trip to Belgium. We’d love to see you. Our next meeting is Thursday 9th January at 7.30 pm where we will be having a social evening of ‘Speed Chatting’ ensuring that our members get to know each other that little bit better. Find us at the Hook & Southborough Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, Chessington. KT9 1PL. If you require any further information please call Paula on 020 8397 2885

BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Wishes everyone a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR Club returns on 14th January 2020 At the Chessington Methodist Church New members very Welcome 14th Jan Social Evening 21st Jan The Royal Marsden Sutton 28th Hampton Ct Palace, the Indian Connection Enquiries to Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362

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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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Pictured: Councillor and Mrs Dallen present Epsom Division Girlguiding with their fundraising cheque at their carol singing event at Epsom Station.

MAYOR’S CHARITIES SUPPORT EPSOM DIVISION GIRLGUIDING Councillor Neil Dallen dropped in to support Epsom Division Girlguiding when they were carol singing at Epsom Station on Thursday 5 December. He presented them with a cheque for £9,500 from his Mayor’s Charities fundraising when he was Mayor of Epsom and Ewell during 2018/19. Division Commissioner Mary Zoeller said:” We are so grateful to Councillor Dallen for choosing us as one of his charities during his mayoral year. 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 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides raised an incredible £610.74 carol singing and would like to thank Epsom Station and Epsom commuters for their support and generosity. For more information on Girlguiding in Epsom please contact Mary Zoeller (Division Commissioner) on 07764 938548 email: mary@maryzoeller.co.uk

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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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