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WELCOME TO OUR JULY ISSUE… An unusual front cover this month but none the less a relevant one as Chessington World of Adventures Resort celebrates its 30th Anniversary. The photo shows Prince Edward as he officially opened the park on 6th July 1987. (And before you ask kids, yes - we did have colour photography back then!) See pages 16/17 for more vintage park facts and photos.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Colin Punch, 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: Direct Colour, Unit 2, 60 Cox Lane, Chessington Industrial Estate, KT9 1TW. 020 8391 0011. www.directcolour.com Website: Paramount Website Design

Another big event this month is the Chessington & Hook Big Day Out at The King’s Centre on 15th July. An estimated 3000 of you turned out in 2015 for this predominantly free event. See our centre pages for details of all that’s on offer this time around. We welcome the following new and returning advertisers: Pro:Direct Soccer Academy p.5, Hook Church p.9 and Music in the Park p.37. And bring special offers and promotions from: Carpets 4 U p.7, Elmwood Vehicles p.15, Synergy 81 p.19, Community Motors p.27, Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd p.29, Garner’s Funeral Service Ltd p.39 and The Optical Gallery p.43. Please remember that as always our next issue is a combined August AND September magazine with a copy deadline of Monday 10th July and delivery w/c 23rd July just as the school holidays begin. The next issue after that is October. Till next month.

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AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER COPY DEADLINE: Monday 10th July Leaflets for inclusion with this next issue can be accepted up till Monday 17th July. 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: Bizarre Requests in Wills…………………...8 What’s on……………………………...12/13 Happy Birthday Chessington!...............16/17 Safer Neighbourhoods……………………20 Epsom Playhouse competition…………….28 Residents’ Associations……………..…32/33 Community pages………………...36/38/40 Useful contacts & local listings……….44/45 Index of advertisers /advertising rates….46


KING GEORGE FIELD INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

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

Tel: 020 8397 7025 www.kgfindoorbowlsclub.co.uk

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Bizarre Requests in Wills I have raised an eyebrow once or twice when clients tell me things they want to include in their Wills, but for the purpose of client confidentiality I cannot publish them here. However, a quick google provides a few funny examples to share with you... Sandra West A California socialite and oil heiress, died when she was just 37 years old and requested that she be buried "in my lace nightgown ... in my Ferrari, with the seat slanted comfortably." Her family buried her in her powder-blue 1964 Ferrari 330 America, then covered the car with cement to deter car thieves. Not a wise decision as nice examples of that year's 330 America can now sell for well over $300,000. Luis Carlos de Noronha Cabral da Camara The Portuguese aristocrat was a childless bachelor, so he divvied up his estate by picking 70 names at random from the Lisbon phone book. When he died 13 years later, his attorneys notified the unsuspecting beneficiaries that they stood to inherit their benefactor's cash, his home, and his car. Charles Millar This Canadian attorney died a childless bachelor, but he left $568,106 to the mother who gave birth to the most children in Toronto in the 10 years following his 1928 death. This bequest prompted what Canadians called "the Baby Derby" as mothers raced to win the fortune. Finally, in 1938 four winners split the prize after giving birth to nine babies each.

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.

Catherine Sawbridge

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WHAT’S ON IN JULY... Tuesday 4th July. Surbiton & District Historical Society present Dr Jonathan Oates with an illustrated lecture on "The Jacobite Rebellions of 1689-1746." Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome – a contribution of £2 appreciated. Details: 020 8399 4473 or lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Wednesday 5th July. South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee meeting. 7.30pm Chessington Community College Sports Lounge, Garrison Saturday 1st July. St Matthew’s Primary School Summer Lane, KT9 2JS (please note venue and change of date) Fair. 12-3pm. Langley Road, Surbiton. BBQ & Bar, Wednesday 19th July. Epsom Mayday Flower Club raffle, stalls, sports, bouncy castle and much more. presents Jenny Nye demonstrating 'Memorable Admission £2, kids go free. Moments'. Relax and watch Jenny fill the stage with Sunday 2nd July. Age Concern Epsom & Ewell beautful arrangements. See Competitive exhibits and celebrate their 70th year by hosting the Golden Days browse flower arranging sundries and publications for Festival in Nonsuch Park in Ewell. This free event includes sale. 1.30 for 2pm start at Bourne Hall, Spring Street, music from the 40s to date, great food, cream teas, Ewell, KT17 1UF. Visitors very welcome. £6 entry fee. vintage games, some unusual traders, exciting cars to For more information call Pauleen on 020 8337 1318 browse, including an original green Epsom double or email epsommaydayflowerclub@gmail.com. decker bus from the 60s, dog shows, competitions, a Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July. The 5th annual history tent and much more. You can find out more at Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling comes to traffic www.facebook.com/goldendaysfest/ or by visiting -free roads in London and Surrey. Visit the RideLondon http://ageconcernepsom.org.uk/golden-days-festival/ website for information on final routes and local road Monday 3rd till Sunday 16th July. Wimbledon Tennis closures: www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk Championships. www.wimbledon.com

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FIRCROFT IS 50! Come to our fun day and help us celebrate and claim a FREE treat!

Chessington Kids Club are holding their

Summer Holiday Club (Playscheme) from Mon 24th July to Fri 18th August (Closed Fri 4th and Fri 11th August)

Saturday, 15 July- 11am to 2pm DRINKS TENT

CAKES

Chessington Holiday Club (Playscheme) at Castle Hill Primary School, Buckland Road, Chessington, Surrey. 8.30am – 3.30pm or 8.30am – 5.30pm A range of activities are on offer, physical activities, arts & crafts, soft play, team games, trips out and much more. Partially funded by Chessington Youth Action

For more details phone 020 8397 2023

FACE PAINTING

BBQ RAFFLE

...And Lots More…. At The Fircroft Trust Shop 426 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7EH 020 8399 3136

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AW AUTOS The Service that comes to you Servicing - Repairs MOT Failures (Free re-test) Clutches All makes and Models Vans, Light Commercial Classic Cars Bodywork Repairs Workshop facilities available too CONTACT ANDY WEST ON

20 Sherriff Close, Esher. KT10 8AT

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RANSOMS (PLANT HIRE) CO. LTD. Established 53 years MIXERS, CULTIVATORS, POWERED TURF CUTTERS, STRIMMER, KANGOS, POWER TOOLS, TOWERS, STRIPPERS, TRESTLES, LADDERS, GENERATORS, CAR TOOLS, CARPET CLEANERS, PUMPS, PATIO HEATERS, DRINKS COOLERS etc… * CALOR GAS STOCKISTS * SAME DAY DELIVERY * MON - FRI 8AM - 5PM, SAT 8AM -12 NOON

020 8397 1848 436 HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1LY

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were many exhibitors including the Zorbs, TSG, Police dogs, Police horses, Achieving for Children, Chessington Zoo, Go Ape and Chessington Garden Centre. I thank all those involved with the running and planning of the event in making the day such a success.

Chessington Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Update Welcome to my July Chessington ward update. There have been some terrible incidents since my last edition for us all, affecting Manchester and London. I am sure your thoughts, like mine, are with everyone that has been affected by these terrible attacks. As a result, the threat level for the UK from international terrorism was raised but has now been returned to severe. This means that another attack is highly likely, this does not change the way that you go about your business but you need to be alert. If you see anything suspicious please call 999 or if not urgent call the Anti Terror Hotline 0800 789 321. We need your help so please look after yourselves and your community.

You can contact the team on 0208 721 2001, this will be answered by a member of the team if we are on duty and will be diverted to voicemail if we are off duty. E mail us at Chessington.snt@met.police.uk. Follow us on Twitter @MPSChessington Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant: Chessington North and Chessington South.

In my last edition, due to restricted space, I was not able to thank the work of individuals in supporting my youth club concept in Chessington. It could not have been possible without the dedication of Stephanie White, Matthew Angell and Tony Mills as without their support this vital facility would not have got off the ground. The Youth Club meets at Chessington Sports Centre every Thursday evening from 6pm - 9 pm. There has been a lot of varied activity in this period. There has been a school trip to the excellent high ropes Go Ape at Chessington World of Adventures. Tadhg the manager and his staff were excellent and facilitated a session with children from Chessington Community Council who over the last school year have voluntarily given their time at the School Youth Panel. The children really enjoyed themselves and were even able to have extra runs on the superb zip wire where they were able to race their friends. Operation Venice is the Met’s response to the increasing use of mopeds in crime. This has several strands attached but includes high visibility patrols and crime prevention to try and prevent offences. If you own or use a motorcycle please ensure that it is locked and secured with two locks and preferably locked to a fixed post with a good quality lock and chain through the rear wheel. Also if you are using a mobile phone whilst on the street please be aware of your surroundings so as to prevent becoming a victim. Burglaries are still a focus for the ward; and in this hot weather please ensure your windows are locked and secured when your property is empty. As I write this we have just assisted with the Chessington Fun Day which was held in glorious sunshine in Churchfields. The day was very well attended and there 20

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

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ELECTRICIAN RELIABLE & PROMPT EXPERIENCED IN ALL ASPECTS OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS PART P. DOMESTIC AND LOCAL TO YOU

Tel: 020 8974 2711 Mob: 07929 786895

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EPSOM PLAYHOUSE

Whole Lotta Shakin' Tribute to the 80’s legend Wed 19 July 2017 at 7.30pm - £18 WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' A tribute to the 80s Legend. The rags to riches story based on the 40 hits of 80s rock n roll icon Shakin' Stevens. The first and only theatre touring show celebrating the rise to fame and music of Shakin' Stevens ending in a concert he would have performed in the late 80s. Starring Rebel Dean (BBC Casualty, West End, London Palladium) with live band and projection screen. The first half follows the steps to stardom of the young Welshman, through his early songs with his first band The Sunsets, recording studios and his big break in 'ELVIS THE MUSICAL'. Narrated on-screen by his first manager Paul Barratt. The second half is a full concert (including the famous denims and pink jacket) as would have been seen during the late 80's including all the hits 'Green Door', 'This ole House', 'Oh Julie', 'You drive me Crazy' and many more.

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

Win Tickets! We have two tickets to see Whole Lotta Shakin’ at the Epsom Playhouse on 19th July. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Shakin’ Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Friday 14th July. Box Office: 01372 742555 Online: www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk

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

020 8397 4883 07958 314721 RNB ELECTRICAL SERVICES LOCAL ELECTRICIANS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE Chessington Based Business

Call Rob Cooke on 07931 750325 Free Quotations available & competitive prices. NICEIC Approved and Checkatrade backed business. www.checkatrade.com/ RNBElectricalServices

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association Kingston Council’s name recently appeared in the national press as it was disclosed they have made £2.6 million in fines on a very short section of Surbiton Crescent. They state that the change of use of the road is to ‘improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians’. At £130 per fine reduced to £65 if paid within fourteen days, it equals a lot of motorists. In the early days of the change, one driver who tried to appeal the penalty notice decided to pay after receiving a letter from the council in which she found ‘the wording was just so threatening’. She had been caught in both directions, as did her friend and a neighbour plus several staff at the school situated in the Crescent. After there had been a lot of complaints, the council put up more signposting which would indicate it had not originally been adequate. As there were so many people caught in such a short space of time, did it not occur to someone in the council that maybe there was something not quite right with their signage or even the decision to change the use of the road? Surely that many people would not be so stupid, inconsiderate or rebellious as to ignore the road signs? The cameras are relatively small and placed at high level. They are not as obvious as speed cameras or the average-speed cameras on motorways. It is almost as if they are deliberately positioned to catch motorists but it is probably to avoid them being vandalised. Whilst there are other roads in the borough with signs showing no left or right turns into a road, or that motor cycles or cars are not permitted entry, they do not have cameras in operation. Why is it necessary to have them on this road and why is it only such a small part of the road? One gentleman, a doctor, wrote in the Surrey Comet about his experience of being caught, and also said that he has been in the location on numerous occasions and had yet to see a cyclist. He had been caught just before 6.00 pm in December when it was dark. There is a sign which says ‘Access only’ and when replying to the fine that he was seeking access, the council’s parking company replied point blank that he was not. He appealed as per the rules, but this went straight back to the parking company, not to the independent adjudicator and, again, it was refused. Not wanting to be defeated, he continued on a tortuous course including conflicting information between the council’s web site and paper documents he had, being unable at first to download photos onto the website, and having a letter from the independent adjudicator requesting him to attend a hearing in Holborn, central London. He has now received a letter from the adjudicator regarding his initial appeal in which the solicitor states that the council’s own policy is ‘access only’ and so his appeal is granted. He now presumes that he does not need to attend the hearing, but has not had anything to that effect. It is almost as if the system has been set up to deter people from challenging the fines. The council have previously denied that this is a moneymaking scheme. Note for the diary:- Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Annual General Meeting has been changed to Tuesday 27th June starting at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Moor Lane, Chessington. The guest speaker is Charlie (Charlotte) Adan who is the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service for the Royal Borough of Kingston. Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 020 8397 2659 – www.chessingtondra.org.uk To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on Email chessingtondra@gmail.com Deliver your leaflets inside Chessington Chat for just £30 per 1000 or £255 for our full 8’500 distribution. 020 8337 7041 sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com 32

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MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Established since 1970 FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS HOOK PARISH HALL, HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1PL *OPEN TERM TIME* *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 3 and 4 YEAR OLDS *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (if eligible) (15 hours per week EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING) 9am-12pm Monday to Friday 12.30pm-3.30pm Monday to Thursday or 9am to 3.30pm Lunch Clubs 12pm-12.30pm Monday to Thursday 30 hours Offer available from September 2017 - please call for further information. ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA ON 0208 397 5226 hookpreschool@hotmail.com www.hookpreschool.co.uk

Everywhere you look you see overgrown verges, ditches and hedges. Transport for London have responsibility for the A243 upkeep and verges. It would also appear they have dual responsibility in some areas with Kingston Council but with budgets cut and frequent staff changes it is hard to establish who should be doing what. Litter is strewn all over verges mainly from traffic passing through and the whole area looks untidy and unkempt. Road signs are not updated and obscured from view by bushes and brambles not kept in check. Heavy traffic makes it impossible for residents to move around freely at most times of the day with very little respite. The Infrastructure improvements must take precedence over any new developments in our area otherwise we will all grind to a halt. Still no news from TFL regarding the dedicated right hand turns from Epsom and Oxshott at the Malden Rushett junction even though accidents are part of our daily lives. I am pleased to say that our precious greenbelt is being protected as promised after an appeal to the Bristol Inspectorate to site a mobile home on green belt land was refused recently. Nothing would compensate for the loss of greenbelt land and the wonderful wildlife that it supports in and around Malden Rushett. Our wildlife habitat must be protected so that we can ensure that all the different species of animals and birds can continue to flourish for generations to come. Take a walk in Ashtead Woods and around the Stew Ponds and experience for yourself the peace and tranquillity. The notion of a Malden Rushett by-pass is being bandied around again in response to complaints about traffic congestion. This whole problem needs a complete rethink as large areas of greenbelt and farm land would be lost forever should this ever come to fruition. Residents are very concerned at some of the suggestions being made and must be fully consulted before any decisions are taken, after all they live in Malden Rushett and are an integral part of it. Beryl Gibson 0775 1024358 bfors@outlook.com

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COMMUNITY PAGES Last month saw The Fircroft Trust, a Kingston upon Thames based mental health and learning disabilities charity, celebrate their 50th Anniversary. A Family Fun Day was attended by all their service users, residents, volunteers, staff, supporters and their families and was a wonderful day of inclusivity and celebration. The charities Patron, Bishop Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston, released balloons to symbolise both 50 years of The Fircroft Trust supporting vulnerable people in the community and also to encourage people to look to the future of the organisation. A Trustee of the organisation said that “it was wonderful to see so many people who have been through such difficult and challenging times in their life, celebrating with us at this truly inclusive event. Mental health service provision has come a long way in the past 50 years and we are now looking ahead to ensure The Fircroft Trust continues to provide the very best service for our service users and residents”. Volunteers on the day included Yr9 and Yr7 students from nearby Southborough High School who did a fantastic job manning the coconut shy and other fairground games. www.thefircrofttrust.org

Beside the Roundabout By Rod Romero

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. 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 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 £7, which goes towards the cost of hiring the facility.

The 1930’s Roadhouse Along the old A3 A place to stop for dinner Where parking would be free Or you could come by Tiger Moth Their airstrip was nearby They’d send a car to fetch you If you choose to fly Meals were served all day long And meals were served all night One could dance to three a.m. Then they would dim the light The swimming pool was open air Some famous folk could crawl With diving board at one end To hurdle step or fall Alas the jolly party Was not to last too long The stage was soon deserted No one to sing a song

Additionally, throughout the year, as well as our regular meetings at the Centre, we arrange several social outings. These can include; annual coach trip to seaside (free for members), boat trips, visits to garden centres, pub lunches, cream teas, ten pin bowling, visits to local attractions, shows and pantomime. These outings would be partially subsidised by the club but paid for separately by members.

It’s said the pool was empty The night the fire took hold Attempts to save the building Were tried by young and old

If you are interested please come along or for more information contact....... Marjorie Hunt tel: 0208 397 2350 or Maureen Barney tel: 0208 287 0162

Replaced by modern mock up Old car park under grass No more is there a Roadhouse Beside the Under-pass


THE EIGHT O’CLOCK CIRCLE LADIES GROUP July programme 6th - Murderous Women. A talk by Dave Chave. 13th - Crossing the Atlantic by Air. A talk by Peter B Stammer. 20th - We are having a visit to Windsor Castle. 27th - Gongoozling for beginners. A light-hearted look at the joys (and mishaps) of exploring the canals of England. August - No meetings. Now that the lighter evenings are here, why not come along to our club for an evening of interesting talks, to join us on our outings and meet other ladies. We meet in the British Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm every Thursday evening. Bring a friend. You can be sure of a warm welcome. www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Valerie Birch 020 8397 1256 HOOK ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION Our friendly allotment association was founded 50 years ago and is run by volunteers. We provide a wide range of composts, fertilisers, seeds and other gardening products at not-for-profit club prices to members.

HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI Members recently made the most of the good weather by enjoying a ramble in Richmond Park which included lunch and a visit to Petersham Nurseries. Keeping to the horticultural theme a group also visited 3 gardens in Hampton Hill which were open under the National Gardens Scheme, enjoying tea and cake along the way. Our meeting on 13th July will be a Barn Dance accompanied by a buffet provided by members. Do come along and find out more about the WI - you will be very welcome. We meet at Hook & Southborough Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, KT9 1PL at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except August).

Membership costs £2.50 a year and our trading facility is situated next to the entrance to the allotment plots, just beyond the rugby club pavilion, at the rear of King Edward’s recreation ground, Hook Road, Chessington. Sun: 10am-12noon Feb till Nov. We currently have full and half plots available to rent. To arrange a viewing call John on 07807 300749

BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Chessington Methodist Church Hall Tuesday Evenings at 7.30am start New members very welcome July 2017 program

SUPERCAR EVENT COMPETITION

Surrey Quiz night in Ashtead 11th Summer Party Club breaks for the summer, recommences on September 12th

Congratulations to Michael Lygo who won June’s tickets to the Supercar Event.

Enquiries to Jennifer Savage 0208 391 5362

Sharon Cook - 020 8391 0723

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MALDEN COMMUNITY CHOIR This year’s Malden Fortnight runs from the 1st to the 16th July and it's time to get your tickets for this year's performance from the Malden Community Choir. This is a sparkling version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe. This is not one of their best known operettas but it is full of lively music combining Gilbert's witty ways with words and Sullivan's superb scores. Needless to say, as always, there is a complicated love story, this time involving peers and fairies. There are the usual teasing references to the Establishment, some just as topical now as when they were written. The performance will be at the Methodist Church in the High Street on Wednesday, 5th July at 7.30pm. Tickets can be obtained from the Malden Centre in Blagdon Road, price £10 each. They will also be available at the door of the Methodist Church on the evening of the performance. I hope you will come and join us for a great evening of music and fun. Dorothy Nicolson (Malden Community Choir)

Chessington Art Group Want to paint, wonder how to get started, don't despair, join our group. Beginner or Experienced all are welcome. We have a tutor to help and advise you. We meet every Thursday morning 9.30 to 11.30 at Chessington Methodist Church Hall KT9 2DJ. and Thursday afternoon 1.00 to 3.00 at The Kings Centre KT9 2GZ. For more information contact David Savage 0208 391 5362 or on line at chessingtonart.wixsite.com/mysite

Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER COPY DEADLINE: Monday 10th July 020 8337 7041

Looking at C in JULY

This month is as good an opportunity to look at the big C words in our group. We start with our title ‘Chessington’ where we operate. That is the ‘Community’. Then we have ‘Care’ which is what we do a lot of each week. Then we have ‘Clients’ and these we help in numerous ways. Now we come to another C and that at present is me! I am the ‘Chairman’ or as correct society names this Officer, Chair Person or just Chair. It is a privilege to be a part of yet another C in our organisation, yes you guessed it! The ‘Committee’ is what every group needs to function with any hope of progress. I may now be informing the wise, those of you who have been on such a group during their life time. The purpose of those elected to office on a Committee is to ensure the activities etc. run well. Not everyone wants to be a committee member but those who are at present active for Care meet regularly each month to keep our organisation running well. I at present am somehow called upon to keep control as Chair! At our AGM in November the main officers are elected and also any other member who would wish to help organise our year. Alan has taken to the Secretarial role and Linda sought to assist in this activity. Letters and Minutes are essential to a group dealing with over one hundred clients on our books. We have a great lady looking after our finance in Lynn, handling the many aspects of money involved from rent, insurance, donations and expenses. The person who keeps a good control of our Office is Sue. This has certainly been a very taxing task with Hook Centre changes!! The many others who join us to discuss our programme ahead are appreciated. Always we are looking to more active participants within the committee for the key positions. We seek to serve Chessington & Hook. If you want to do that then call the Office Monday to Friday between 9am and 12 noon on 8397 6298 Hope you Clients enjoyed your outing to Garson’s Farm, thanks to the drivers who helped on the day. Regards David Rowbotham (In charge?)


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USEFUL CONTACTS

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

The Orchard Practice Orchard Gardens, Chessington. KT9 1AG 0208 397 9494 www.orchardpracticechessington.co.uk

Hook Surgery Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. KT9 2GY. 0208 397 6361 www.hooksurgery.co.uk

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 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

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: Edward Davey MP 020 8288 2736 eddaveymp@kingstonlibdems.org

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LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm at St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Jane 0208 397 3115 Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 10am till 12noon for 8-15 year olds. Blenheim High School, Epsom KT19 9BH. £4 per session including coaching. Contact Tony Line 07703 602552 Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane, Chessington, KT9 2DR starting Thursday 19th February, 11.30am. Tel: 0300 123 8086 email KINCCG.Betterbones@nhs.net Bowls - Surbiton Bowling Club, Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Tues eves 5:50pm. David Lark 020 8224 2385. Buckland Womens Club. Tues eves. Chessington Methodist Church. Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Art Group. Thurs am. Chessington Methodist Church Hall & Thurs pm at The King’s Centre. David Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Meet at Scout HQ to rear of 33, Garrison Lane. Beavers - Mon 6pm to 7pm, Cubs - Tues 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Scouts - Fri 7pm to 9pm. See www.chessingtonscouts.org.uk for details or Email: info@chessingtonscouts.org.uk. Chessington Bowling Club, Church Lane - beginners juniors and adults welcome - contact Club Secretary 8397 6705 email: chessingtonbc@aol com Chessington Children's Centre at Castle Hill Primary . Stay & Play sessions, Baby Massage, Breastfeeding support, Family Learning etc. 020 8397 2006. Toy Library at Hook Centre, Tues term time, 9.30-11am. 020 8408 8927 Chessington Cricket Club. Sir Francis Barker Sports Ground, Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NB. 020 8397 9194 www.chessingtoncricketclub.co.uk Chessington & Hook United & Hook Youth Football Club. Chalky Lane, Chessington. www.chufc.co.uk. For Match & Training details call Andy on 07958 616829 Chessington Horticultural Society. Sun am 10-12noon at ‘the hut’ on the Moor Lane allotments. Chessington Methodist Badminton Club. Tues eves Chessington Methodist Church Hall. Tony 0208 397 3081 Chessington Methodist Women's Fellowship Pop in to our coffee Bar (Mon - Fri 10.00/1.00) for a programme and a chat with us. Sec. Joy Fogg 0208 397 2104. Chessington Youth Action, Reg Charity 1058965. 137 Church Lane www.chessingtonyouthaction.org.uk Corinthian-Casuals FC. Amateur football club for 418yrs at King George’s Field, Hook Rise South, Queen Mary’s Close, Tolworth. KT6 7NA. www.ccfcys.co.uk Friends of Shooting Star CHASE - Epsom & Chessington Sarah Johnson, Chairperson and treasurer 07921 774 191. Foc-epsomandchessington@live.co.uk Guides, Brownies & Rainbows in Hook & Chessington. Ann Fairhall 020 8391 4730 for details/ waiting lists. 1st Hook Beavers. Wed 6– 7pm, Fri 5.30– 6.30pm. 1st Hook Cubs. Tue 6.45 – 8.15pm, Thurs 6.45– 8.15pm. 1st Hook Scouts. Fri 7.30– 9.30pm. Surbiton South Explorers. Thurs 8 – 10pm. All meetings held at Group HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton. Group Scout Leader Fergus Lang: fergus.lang@1sthook.org.uk 2nd Hook Beavers Wed & Thurs 5.15 - 6.15pm, 2nd Hook Cubs Tues 7-8.30pm. 2nd Hook Scouts Fri 7-9pm.

(cont.)Alan Cooke 0208 287 0276 or e-mail alanjancooke@yahoo.com 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band. Mon eves 7-9.30pm at 1st Hook Scout HQ, Verona Drive. Min age 9 years. Anne & Ray Bridger 020 8397 7525. www.band.1sthook.org.uk Hook Allotments & Gardens Association. Sun 10 -11am at the allotments at rear of King Edward’s Rec Ground. Hook & Chessington WI. 7.30pm every 2nd Thurs in the month. St Paul’s Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, Hook. Sharon Cook 020 8391 0723. Hook & Southborough Bowling Club. King Edward’s Recreation Ground. David 020 8397 1294 / Keith 07906 576270 Hook & Southborough Cricket Club. Somerset Avenue, Chessington. Players wanted. Keith 07828 119552. Hook Singers. Fridays 10.30-12noon at Chessington Methodist Church. New members welcome, no auditions required. Variety of popular songs. Contact Chris Kemp 0208 241 9777. www.hooksingers.btck.co.uk King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind for help and advice for the Visually Impaired, Mon-Fri 10.00/midday 020 8605 0060, kingstonassoc@btconnect.com, www.kingstonassociationforblind.org Kingston Cycling Campaign. For those new to cycling or those who have not ridden for some time with easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: rides@kingstoncycling.org.uk Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email graememaisey@hotmail.com. www.kingstonrfc.com Little Rascals Toddler Group @ Hook Evangelical Church, Brook Rd, Surbiton. Drop-in group for parents, babies & pre-schoolers. Songs, crafts, play, chat and cake! £1/family. Fri 9.30-11.30am (term-time) Rosie Pease 07736 424102 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. www.mrsbennet.co.uk. Old Kingstonians Hockey Club. Ditton Fields, Summer Road, Thames Ditton. Social club. Mens/ladies teams. Train Weds. Games on Sat, juniors on Sun. Georgina Perry on 020 8397 2367 www.okhockey.com Surbiton Arts Group meet monthly from September June. Monday evenings from 8 - 10pm in Surbiton Library Annex, Ewell Road, Surbiton. KT5 5AG. 020 8397 1050 Surbiton & District Historical Society. 020 8399 4473 Surbiton Floral Club. 1st Wed in month at Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues at the St Paul’s Centre. Val Edwards 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Thurs eves at the Royal British Legion Hall. Valerie Birch. 020 8397 1256 The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook and eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. Jennifer Devane 020 8391 2145


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Baby Classes Brain Bricks 6 Bicycle Maintenance/ Servicing Rebel Waltz Cycle Solutions 6 Care Provider Blue Arrow Care 41 Children’s Activities Chessington Kids Club 13 Pro:Direct Soccer Academy * 5 Children’s Pre-School and Nurseries Hook Pre-School 33 Toad Hall Nursery 30 Community & Council Chessington Methodist 26 Chessington World of 16/17 Adventures Resort Cuddington Beer Festival 12 Grand Avenue Primary 12 Hook Church * 9 Lovelace Primary 23 St Mary’s Centre 31 St Mary’s Primary 13 24/25 The Kings Centre Counselling CPA 3 Curtain Maker Curtains by Melanie 10 Dental Surgery Hook Road Dental 30

Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Keith Orbell 20 Dog Grooming Bonnie Dogs 14 Diamond Dogs 22 Domestic Cleaning Ovenclean 34 Electrician Anne Duncan 28 George Curran 26 RNB Electrical Services 30 Estate & Letting Agents Jackson Noon 2/48 Estate Planning Joanne Orbell 26 Shortland Sawbridge 8 Function venue Chessington Cricket & Sports Club 35 Funeral Director Garner’s Funeral Service Ltd 39 Garage Community Motors 27 Elmwood Vehicles 15 Gardening/ Landscaping BK Landscapes 42 R J Tree Services 34 S.B Landscapes 26 Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd 29 Woodham & Sons Ltd 22

Hair & Beauty Jon Garrod Julie Harris Nail Cutting Health & Fitness Bee Marvellous Pilates Synergy 81 Home Improvements Angel Roofing Birch Roofing Carpets 4 U Dream Doors JH Building Services Jim’s Handy R & N Decorating Robinson & Son Taylored Room Solutions Hypnotherapy Catherine Bayliss IT / PC / TV Services Ashton Davis Leisure/Events King George Field Indoor Bowls Club Nonsuch Mansion Music in the Park * Mini Cab Zedcarz Mobile mechanic AW Autos Motorcycle Sales & Service Chessington Motorcycles

New * Optician 18 The Optical Gallery 32 Piano Tuition Julie Cooper 28 Plant Hire 19 Ransoms Plumbing & Heating 8 CJM Plumbing 33 Reflexology Sole Purity 7 Reflexology 21 Removals 10 Humpit Removals 22 Sheltered Housing 30 Abbeyfield Ewell 18 Society Solicitors 47 Lewis & Dick Swimming lessons 22 Colin Bull Swimming KOI Swim School 10 Tyres K & P Tyres Windows/ 6 Conservatories Pro-Fit Windows 37 1 14 28

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Chessington Chat July 2017 - Issue 122  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

Chessington Chat July 2017 - Issue 122  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

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