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WELCOME TO OUR JULY ISSUE… Following one of the wettest deadline days I can ever remember temperatures now look set to climb and so hopefully our distributors will have some sunshine under which to deliver this month. There’s lots of community news to report this July so thank you to everyone who has been in touch.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Sgt Simon Baxter Tracy Dale, Chessington School Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge Nicola Woodmore-Garner 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 Front cover image: Darren Hawkins Website: Paramount Website Design www.paramountwebsitedesign.com

August AND September deadline: Monday 15th 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.

Our residents’ associations bring detailed planning updates, we hear about the improvements to Chessington South Station plus reports on several recent community litter picks in Hook, Chessington and Malden Rushett and Sergeant Baxter comments on recent drug patrols and anti-social behaviour in the area. We welcome the following new advertisers: Woody’s at Hinchley Wood Primary School p.5, Jefferies Butchers p.6 and St Mary’s Nursery p.6. And bring special offers and promotions from: Carpets 4 U p.7, The Optical Gallery p.17, Community Motors p.27, Just gardens & lawns p.37, Colin Bull Swimming p.39, CORT Furniture p.41 and Elmwood Vehicles p.43. Please remember that as always next month’s magazine is a combined issue covering August and September. The next issue after that will be October’s. August / September deadline is Monday 15th July with delivery w/c 28th July. Till then.


INSIDE: George Michael’s Will………………………………..8 Anyone for tennis?..............................................................10 What’s On…………………………………….…12-14 #2minute litter pick (Hook)………………………….16 Budget friendly family fun……...…………………...18 Safer Neighbourhoods……………………………....20 Chessington South Station update…………………...24 Cuddington Beer Festival……………………………26 Kids’ Puzzle page…………………………………...29 Epsom Playhouse competition……………………….30 Recipe: Strawberry & Cream Eclairs………………...31 Staying safe and well on holiday…………………...32 Residents’ Associations…………………………...34/35 Garden buildings: Take the inside out………………36 Community pages………………………………..38/40 Useful contacts………………………………………42 Local listings…………………………………………44 Index of advertisers and advertising rates………….46

JEFFERIES BUTCHERS We have a full time vacancy for a Butcher at our shop in Kingston. Although experience is preferred it is not essential. For further information please email julesgay@aol.com or alternatively call 0207 731 7848.


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George Michael’s Will left nothing To His Ex’s Two years after his death it is announced that George Michael excluded key figures that were part of his life from his Will. His ex-partners Fadi Fawaz & Kenny Goss were left nothing from the £97.6 million fortune which has stunned the singer’s inner circle. Recent Court paperwork has meant the estate can finally be divided following his tragic passing from heart disease in December 2016. The Will which divided up his wealth has been left to his 2 sisters, dad, friends, & relatives. But George’s ex-partner Kenny, whom he had a relationship with for almost 15 years has been left nothing from his estate along with on-off boyfriend Fadi. Fadi is still living in George’s Regent Park home and has repeatedly ignored requests to leave the premises. He has disregarded letters from Michael’s family as he claims that the late singer gave him permission to live there before he passed away. George’s Will revelations seem to have caused a few raised eyebrows and may cause tensions and stress for his sister who is sole executor. A report carried out by Direct Life Insurance last year revealed that Will Disputes and Inheritance feuds continue to increase – with the number of Wills and probate disputes that make their way to HM Courts & Tribunals system increasing by 6% in 2018. Disputes concerning Wills & Inheritance can be emotionally draining and are often very acrimonious, where deep-rooted family tensions are played out, often in public and at great expense.

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.

Avoid anything like this happening in your family and get your Will professionally drafted. Call Catherine Sawbridge on 01372 741418 for an appointment.

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LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Established since 1970 FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS HOOK PARISH HALL, HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1PL *Affordable and flexible payment for nonfunded children* *OPEN TERM TIME* *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 3 and 4 YEAR OLDS *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (if eligible) (15 hours per week EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING) 30 hours Offer now available 9am-12pm Monday to Friday 12.30pm-3.30pm Monday to Thursday or 9am to 3.30pm Lunch Clubs 12pm-12.30pm Monday to Thursday ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA ON 0208 397 5226 hookpreschool@hotmail.com www.hookpreschool.co.uk OFSTED RATING: GOOD January 2017 Registration No.131787

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With Wimbledon Fortnight upon us, taking place from 1st-14th July, here are some fascinating facts about the prestigious tennis tournament, starting with its history. The first Wimbledon Championship: “The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, propose to hold a lawn tennis meeting, open to all amateurs, on Monday July 9th and following days,” said the advertisement in The Field on 9th June 1877. What it really meant, of course, was “open to all male amateurs.” 22 men paid a £1 1 shilling entrance free and turned up, as required, with their own rackets and “shoes without heels.” A temporary three-plank stand seated 30 people, but the final was watched by a 200-strong crowd, who saw Spencer Gore become the first Wimbledon Champion, winning a silver cup and 12 guineas. Ironically, Gore only entered to raise money to buy a horse-drawn roller, believing “that anyone who has really played well at cricket, [real] tennis, or even rackets, will ever seriously give his attention to lawn tennis, beyond showing himself to be a promising player, is extremely doubtful; for in all probability the monotony of the game would choke him off before he had time to excel in it.” The first Ladies’ Championship: The Ladies’ Singles Championship was introduced in 1884, along with Men’s Doubles.13 entrants paid half the entrance fee of the men and competed for a silver flower basket (no guineas for them). Maud Watson beat her sister Lilian to become the first female Champion, and went on to win in 1885 too.

The man who held a 111 year record: William Renshaw won the Men’s Singles title seven times in the 1880s – six of them in consecutive years. He didn’t defend his title in 1887 and was beaten in the last eight in 1888, but came back to win his seventh title the following year; a record unbroken until Pete Sampras won a seventh Championship in 2000. He also competed with his twin brother Ernest in the Doubles. They dominated the game and inspired a massive public interest in tennis and the Championship. Today… BBGs (Ball Boys and Girls): Approximately 250 BBGs, with an average age of fifteen, take to the court every year, having trained since February. Girls weren’t allowed until 1977, and it took another three years for mixed teams to appear. The balls: Slazenger has been the Official Supplier of tennis balls to the Championships since 1902. Yellow balls were used for the first time in 1986. 53,000 are used during the Championships and used balls are sold, at £2.50 per can of three, in aid of the Wimbledon Foundation. Anyone for tea? During the Championships, spectators eat their way through 166,055 portions of strawberries and cream and 76,603 ice creams, while quaffing 303,277 glasses of Pimm’s, 21,917 bottles of champagne, 117,507 pints of draught beer and lager, and 307,277 cups of tea and coffee. Watch the birdie: Rufus, a Harris Hawk, provides a year-round deterrent to local pigeons and flies the grounds for an hour each morning, before the gates open, during the Championships. By Alison Runham www.alison.runham.co.uk


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WHAT’S ON IN JULY... Saturday 6th July. Castle Hill Primary Circus Summer Fair. 12-3pm. Giant inflatable slide, Circus skills workshop, Balloon modeller, Big top BBQ, Face painting, Coconut shy, Tombola, Soak a Teacher and lots more. Entry 50p, kids go free. Castle Hill Primary School, Buckland Road, Chessington. KT9 1JE Saturday 6th July. The Fircroft Trust Summer Fayre at The Fircroft Trust shop, 10 Tolworth Broadway, Tolworth, KT6 7HL. 020 8399 3136 Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th June. Find out how to add an extra level of enjoyment to your house at the Saturday 13th July. Ewell Village Fair. 10.30am-4pm. Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show. Sandown Ewell Castle School, Glyn House Grounds, Ewell. Entry Park, Surrey, www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/surrey £2.50 per person, under 12s free. Variety of arena events, food and stalls, competitions and attractions. Monday 1st - Sunday 14th July. Wimbledon Tennis Championships. www.wimbledon.com. Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July. Kingston Regatta. Tuesday 2nd July. Surbiton & District Historical Society 320 races from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm each day. Viewing along Queens Promenade, Portsmouth Road present Mr Julian McCarthy with an illustrated lecture on "Secret Kingston". Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, between Raven’s Ait and Kingston Bridge. For details Surbiton at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome – a contribution of see www.visitkingston.co.uk/regatta £2.00. appreciated. Details from the Secretary, 020 Sunday 21st July. Kingston Rotary Club Dragon Boat 8399 4473 or email: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Challenge. Canbury Park Gardens, Kingston. From 9.30am. http://kingstonrotaryclub.org.uk/events/ Tuesday 2nd - Sunday 7th July. RHS Hampton Court dragon-boats/ Flower Show. www.rhs.org.uk


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CHESSINGTON MOTORCYCLES MOTOR CYCLE SALES & SERVICE MOTS, SERVICE, TYRES, BATTERIES, SPARK PLUGS, OILS ETC. #2minutelitterpick (Hook) Inspired by Simon from the Sunray Community I started #2minutelitterpick (Hook) in January of this year. Each has been attended by a great cross section of our community from 5 to 80yrs. Scouts, Cubs, Beavers have all taken part on a regular basis along with families and individuals. With help from our local Councillors and support from our rangers this has been a great success. Every pick targeted a specific area in and around Hook and the feedback from the community has been extremely positive. There genuinely seems to be less litter on our streets now! Thank you to everyone who has joined us and if you have an hour to spare once a month we would love for you to come along.

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Our last date before we come back in September will be Saturday 29th June @ 10am meeting at the Parish Hall, Hook Rd - everything will be supplied. Please come along and we can make this the biggest one yet! Nicola Woodmore-Garner


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Have fun with the kids this summer, without breaking the bank. Kids Pass Kids Pass gives you 40% off cinema tickets and money off a range of restaurants and days out. You can even get discounts on holidays with Haven, Butlins, Eurocamp and other companies. The pass costs around £40 a year, but a month’s trial costs just £1. Think small Check whether your local amateur dramatics society is performing any plays suitable for families. Smaller venues are a lot cheaper than well-known theatres and young children really won’t care if an actor is an award-winning thespian or Mark from the corner shop. Older kids could even join the drama youth group. Don’t discount larger theatres altogether, however, as some offer discounts during the summer holidays. Children can attend a host of London shows for free during August’s Kids Week, as long as they’re accompanied by a paying adult – see www.officiallondontheatre.com/kids-week. Party time Clubbing together with other parents can help to keep costs down. Having a kids’ party at a soft-play centre, theme park, pottery barn or other activity centre often costs less per head than buying the activity and food separately for each child. Use PayPal’s Money Pools to collect the money from everyone. DIY A trip to a pottery workshop usually costs upwards of £10 a child, but if you buy the paints and pots online 18

you can get that down to around £3 or £4 per child. Likewise, a home tie dye kit costs less than £15, which gives you enough dye for around ten children’s T-shirts. Fabric pens are even cheaper (and less messy). Try eBay for kits, T-shirts and other items to dye, such as cotton bags or pillow cases. Bulk buy with other parents to save money. Cheap days out Keep an eye on social media and www.familiesonline.co.uk for cheap days out. Libraries and councils sometimes organise holiday activities, such as storytelling and crafts. Country fairs often have lots on for kids and entrance is often free for under-16s as long as they’re accompanied by a paying adult. (Tickets are usually cheaper if they’re bought in advance.) For less than £15 for one adult and four children, you could enjoy a day out with aerobatics displays, ferret racing, motocross displays, puppet shows and more. Just remember to pack a cool bag with a picnic and ice pops, otherwise you’ll spend a small fortune on hotdogs, chips and ice-cream. Cashback Cashback sites such as Quidco and Topcashback give you money back every time you buy something online from one of their retail partners. They also offer discounts. When we checked, Quidco was advertising a fourteen-day Walt Disney pass for the price of seven days, and money off various flights. If you register your credit and debit cards with Quidco, you can also earn money when you shop on the high street, whether you’re buying kids’ clothes or treating the family to lunch out. Kate Duggan

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Chessington Fun Day.

Chessington North and Chessington South ward update - July. ASB. The team are currently dealing with an increase in antisocial behaviour by a male who is randomly targeting members of public either by shouting at them or pushing them. This behaviour is unwarranted and unnecessary and as such will not be tolerated. To prevent any escalations the matter is being reviewed so that a court order can be granted to prevent this behaviour. Drug Patrols. There have been reports of drug use and general ASB in the area around Lidl on Leatherhead Road. This area has been regularly patrolled by the team resulting in several youths being stopped and searched. Patrols will continue in the area to reassure the public. North Parade is a permanent feature on the teams patrols and there has been joint working between the Police and the housing provider to ensure that any residents acting in an anti-social manner or being involved in criminal activity will be thoroughly investigated and court action will be considered including closure orders. Team Updates. I am pleased to report all three wards now have the required number of officers and are up to full strength. I welcome two new members of staff; PC Lindo joins Tolworth ward from response team and PCSO Arafat who is a new member of Police staff joins Chessington north ward. If you see them on patrol on the ward please do have a chat with them and if you have any community events that you would like the team to get involved with please do let me know. We always enjoy meeting residents at the community events and having a cup of tea or a doughnut. Burglaries and Crime Prevention. The team’s high visibility patrols on the wards are having a significant impact on reducing the number of burglaries. I am really pleased with this trend and I thank the team for all their determination, resilience and hard work in preventing residents becoming burglary victims. As the warmer weather is on it’s way please do take some time to ensure that your property is secure when you leave it with windows and doors closed and locked. 20

Chessington Fun Day was attended by the team along with Police dogs and Police horses and despite the cool weather and wind the event was relatively well attended. The team got involved with bike marking and property marked at least 20 bikes – if you want your bike property marked so it can be restored to you if its stolen please do get in contact with the team. There were many people who assisted me and the team on the day and I thank them all for their help and support in particular Simon Burge from Chessington World of Adventures who attended with staff from Go Ape, a Gruffalo and his insect display from Chessington World of Adventures. Contact Points. Contact points are held weekly and move around across the wards. If you would like to meet the team to discuss any issues the dates and locations are posted via Twitter and on the Police website. 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

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

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Counselling can help! I have helped people experiencing anxiety, addictions, depression, bereavement, lack of confidence, anger management, childhood issues – and more. Based in Chessington. No waiting list. Fully qualified, highly experienced. BACP registered. What’s stopping YOU from living a happier life? Contact me now! Barbara Riddell Therapeutic Counsellor 07906 576167 b.riddell@hotmail.co.uk See more at my website: www.barbarariddellcounselling.org


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Left to right: Andrew Haslam, Kingston University, Jolyon Martin, Chessington Garden Centre, Lewis Quintais, SWR, David Wilby, SWR, Simon Burge, CWoAR, Andy Harrowell, SWR and Hannah Baker, CWoAR. Did you know, Chessington South train station is 80 years old this year and for the first time ever has easy access for all via a new footpath to the rear of the station? Simon Burge of Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Tony Mills of Chessington School, Jolyon Martin of Chessington Garden Centre, Andrew Haslam of Kingston University and Chessington Community Matters met with key South Western Railway management on Tuesday 21st May, to discuss areas that the group could improve using Kingston University and Chessington students, CWoAR and the local community. Also, as part of the programme, there is an area to the front, by the 12 new bike racks, that has been identified by SWR as a 'community garden' which the group are keen to take on with support from Chessington Garden Centre. The new easy access footpath will also allow integrated journeys with London buses, with bus stops located directly opposite the station and drop kerbing installed to make it easier to transfer between transport modes. The new station scheme includes an accessible car parking bay, new lighting for the footpath, additional CCTV cameras and the new cycle shelter, and is being funded under the Department for Transport’s National Station Improvement Programme, along with others, with more than £300,000 being invested in the station. Hannah Baker, Creative Manager from CWoAR, is creating mock-ups and designs for the community group projects. We will share the final designs with you and any further news we have on this project. All in all, an exciting time for Chessington South and the local community! Tracy Dale, Chessington School

Cuddington Beer Festival Come join us at Rowe Hall, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park KT4 7DD for a great selection of 48 Surrey Ales, plus 28 varieties of cider from around the country. Friday 12th July – Evening 6 to 10pm. Saturday 13th July – Lunch 12 to 4pm (families welcome) Saturday 13th July – Evening 6 to 10pm. With Freshly cooked BBQ food. Buy your tickets at www.scoutingforbeer.org.uk All tickets entitle you to entry, a souvenir lined pint glass and a programme with tasting notes. We have a strict capacity limit, which fills quickly – to avoid disappointment, please book your tickets in advance as they will sell out for popular sessions and may not be available on the door.


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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Sing-a-long-a Greatest Showman* Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 2.00pm & 7.00pm Tickets £16 Child £12 Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman! Look out ‘cause here it comes….Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson (…or maybe not) as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud and proud as you want. *Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show.

Win Tickets! We have two tickets for the 7pm showing of Sing-along-a Greatest Showman at Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 3rd August. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Greatest Showman Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Friday 26th July. First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! Congratulations to Andrew Rodwell who won May’s Rhythm of the Dance tickets and to Valentino Ferdis who won June’s Carpenters tickets. 01372 742555 www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk


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STRAWBERRY & CREAM ECLAIRS Filled with sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries, these dainty pastries make a great treat for afternoon tea or can be served as a delicious summer dessert. Swap the strawberries for fresh raspberries or blueberries, if liked.

Ready in: 50 minutes, plus cooling | Makes 8 Ingredients 50g butter, chilled and diced 65g plain flour, sifted 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten 300ml double cream 1 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for dusting


150g small strawberries

Place the butter and 150ml cold water in a small pan and heat gently until the butter melts. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil then quickly remove from the heat and add all the flour. Beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball. Leave to cool for 3-4 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220C, fan 200C, gas mark 7. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Beat the eggs into the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth and glossy. Spoon the mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle. Pipe 8 x 10cm lengths, spaced well apart, onto the baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 mins until the eclairs are well risen and golden. Remove from the oven, pierce each eclair with the tip of a small knife and return to the oven for 2-3 minutes. This allows the steam to escape and dries out the centre of each eclair. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Whip the cream and icing sugar in a bowl until softly peaking. Spoon into a large piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle. Hull and slice most of the strawberries (reserving four for decoration). Halve each eclair and fill with the cream then top with sliced strawberries. Sandwich back together and dust with icing sugar. Decorate each one with a swirl of piped cream and a reserved strawberry.

You can make and bake the choux pastry eclairs a day in advance. If the pastry goes a little soft simply reheat in a hot oven for a few minutes until crisp.

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Here are some tips for avoiding injury and illness on holiday (and information about what’s happening with EHIC cards and Brexit).

it’s ‘water-resistant’. Don’t use expired sunscreen (or indate sunscreen that’s been allowed to get hot or sit in direct sunlight).

Take a first aid kit and your prescription. Take a first aid kit and include antihistamines, sunburn treatment, insect repellent, insect bite treatment and your usual medications, plus condoms and any contraceptives you may need. A copy of your prescription may be necessary in emergencies or in countries with differing regulations.

Treat sunburn quickly with plenty of cold water, then aftersun or calamine lotion. An antiseptic cream with local anaesthetic and painkillers may help. If you feel unwell or your skin swells badly or blisters, seek medical help.

Beware heatstroke, sunburn and prolonged sun exposure. Stay hydrated, keep your head covered and skin covered, and rest in the shade when the sun’s at its hottest. Early heatstroke symptoms are headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, appetite loss, excessive sweating, pale clammy skin, cramps, fast breathing or pulse, a temperature of 37C or above and intense thirst. Think someone has heatstroke? Lay them down in the shade, raise their feet, remove unnecessary clothing and give them cold drinks. If they’re no better after 30 minutes or they have a temperature of 40°C or above and seem confused or lose consciousness, call the emergency services. Sunburn and prolonged sun exposure are linked to skin cancer. Keep children under 6 months out of strong sunlight completely. Choose sunscreen with a UVA rating of at least 4 stars and a UVB rating (SPF) of at least 30 (50+ for children). Apply it liberally 30 minutes before going out and just before going out, and then every two hours - and straight after you leave the water, even if 32

UV light damages eyes too. Even on cooler sunny days, adults and children should wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection plus the CE Mark and European Standard EN 1836:2005. Going to Europe? Apply for an EHIC card. An EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) provides medically necessary healthcare, either free or at reduced cost, during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland. The Government says in-date EHIC cards will be valid until 31st October. Afterwards, they warn that leaving the EU without a deal is likely to change your healthcare access in the EU and advise that you buy travel insurance to access healthcare if you’re planning to travel on or after 31st October 2019. Going off the beaten track? Wear and/or take appropriate clothing and footwear and a charged mobile phone. Also let someone know where you’re going and check beaches are safe for swimming. Visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk at least 8 weeks before departure for specific precautions for your destination, including vaccination and malaria information. You’re all set for a healthy holiday. Have fun! Alison Runham. www.alison.runham.co.uk

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association A developer, Ross Sloan Investments, has been consulting with the Planning Department to build a small estate on the Leatherhead Road by demolishing house numbers 11 to 25. These eight family homes with substantial back gardens, are proposed to be replaced by a mixture of terraced houses and flats totalling forty-nine units. A meeting on Tuesday 22nd May between 4.30pm and 7.30pm had been arranged in the North Star pub by the Developer, for the public to view their proposal and ask questions. We contacted them to suggest a different venue where there would be more room as we felt this popular pub was not appropriate. As the meeting was imminent, it was probably not practical to cancel at such short notice. They replied that their experience of hosting these events was most successful as being informal but informative and, with extended times, people are able to attend at times to suit themselves and not have to listen to a formal presentation. On the day, it was very warm and inside the pub was like being on the underground at rush hour – packed and hot. People were spilling out onto the pavement. It was a little difficult to thread through the crowd to view the presentation boards, and there were only two people who could answer questions. Representatives from the council were notable by their absence apart from Toby Feltham, the Planning Officer, who willingly answered residents’ questions even though the answers may not have been what they wanted to hear. Towards the end, one of the representatives of the Developer said that he had done many of these types of presentations, some of which were larger than this one, and had never seen such a large turnout. Obviously this indicates the extent of general feeling regarding development in Chessington. The Developer subsequently contacted us and we met to discuss arranging a second public meeting at a suitable venue, where a formal presentation will be given with a question and answer session. We suggested the relevant councillors be invited with, again, Toby Feltham. Once the date, time and venue is confirmed, we will advise the details on our website. They also confirmed as incorrect, the rumour that they intended to purchase a pair of semi-detached houses in Bolton Road or back gardens for this project. They also confirmed they do not intend going beyond No. 25 Leatherhead Road. It will be a few months before their application is put in to the Planning Department which is fortunate as the residents will have a chance to put their observations or objections forward before the application is processed. Whilst this may be a good design, the location is not appropriate off an already congested and polluted road. The gardens have trees, bushes and shrubs for wildlife, the majority of which will be lost, even though the council will require them to carry out an environmental assessment. This is another example of the council’s ‘Opportunity Area’ agenda which will see the borough’s housing become more and more dense, thereby removing the existing character which is one of the reasons many people decided to move here in the first place. Be aware, this type of development could appear near you. Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 020 8397 2659 – www.chessingtondra.org.uk To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on e-mail chessingtondra@gmail.com

MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION Do you look around you and see how neglected your neighbourhood has become? It is apparent how far down the slippery slope council services have gone. Not enough rubbish bins to prompt people to dispose of rubbish properly, roadside verges left to overgrow onto roads, in particular the A243 going north from The Star public house into Malden Rushett is in such a state that vehicles are being damaged by overhanging undergrowth.


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On the brow and on the top of Telegraph Hill the road has subsided leaving undulating surfaces for motorists to navigate, cyclists and motorcyclists are at great risk here. Transport for London and Kingston Council have been informed many times. On Sunday 2nd June Malden Rushett residents turned out to ‘litter pick’ Malden Rushett, volunteers were only able to clear part of the A243 (from the junction to just before the brow of Telegraph Hill) but 20 plus bags of rubbish were removed, along with a large road sign, old broken parking cones, a metal safe (unfortunately minus any money) which had been thrown in the undergrowth. A big thank you to RBK Rangers for their support and for taking away most of the rubbish collected. Between the Shy Horse pub and the BP Station the undergrowth is thick and has not been dealt with for many years, TFL & Kingston council refuse to clear it as they say it is privately owned, we have previously asked that RBK carry out the work and send an invoice for payment to the owners. This goes for other parts of the village where again TFL/RBK refuse to carry out works, saying they are not responsible. Surely it would make sense if they contacted the owners to ask them to carry out the maintenance required. The field at the corner of the A243 and Fairoak Lane at the Malden Rushett junction is in a terrible state. It is my understanding that this field is in the main owned by a Trust, but the representative of the Trust refuses to take care of the land, despite polite requests. Houses opposite this eyesore have to look out on it every day. RBK are very busy at the moment carrying out the Mayor of London’s work in building enough houses to completely destroy the character of our very fine traditional borough. The Mayor’s forecasts are completely flawed for our borough and we can only hope for so much opposition to these plans that they are revised. Over the next few weeks the MRRA and residents will be meeting with RBK officials to put our views and opinions on RBK’s local plan, and we are confident in being able to influence the outcome. The MRRA wants our residents to be able to have a say in Malden Rushett’s future and strongly believe the way to do this is to engage with our residents at arranged public meetings, face to face, via Facebook and email. With this in mind the MRRA is very active in keeping residents informed about the proposed “Local Plan’ being prepared by RBK. The MRRA has given our views on the preferred way to take heavy traffic away from Malden Rushett while keeping our local business happy and healthy. A slip road from the A3 into the back area of Chessington World of Adventures would be ideal and would also make access to Chessington trading estates far easier for heavy transport carrying goods. This ‘slip road’ would not proceed right into Malden Rushett. We know we have two different authorities that would have to talk to each other as it would have to be a cross-border arrangement, but in these days of easy communication this should not prove difficult! A proposed relief road is shown on the proposed Local Plan but it would appear that it would somehow come from the back of Chessington World of Adventures, cross the A243 and swing right across farmland (greenbelt) towards Malden Rushett, cross over Rushett Lane and again cut across farmland before ending somewhere close to the A243 in the Surrey border. The MRRA would not consider this proposal as it would mean the obliteration of swaths of greenbelt land badly needed to support our wildlife and our local community. No further housing is needed or wanted in Malden Rushett regardless of status, whether being council housing, housing association or for private ownership. Over the last couple of years we have gained 5 new houses on what used to be a brown site (the old car wash on the A243), these properties are in a distinctive gated development and add a welcome new dimension to the village especially after having a very run down car wash on the site for many years. We residents fought against the building of blocks of flats on this site and we are very pleased with the outcome as they offer good family homes. Any further building here on greenbelt land will result in urban sprawl which is precisely what the greenbelt was designed to avoid. It is proposed in a ‘draft’ Neighbourhood Plan that the BP Station should be forced to move, so that houses can be built in its place, this is a totally senseless and ridiculous idea. Green belt land is one of the most precious commodities that any of us will ever have, we must not allow The Mayor of London, Kingston Council or any other body to destroy it or to decimate the wildlife. No more cutting down of trees and hedgerows, we all need them to clean the toxic air that surrounds us, we must caretaker our children’s health. Why is it that those in authority seek to destroy the wonderful things that surround us. Not one person that I have spoken to is in favour of high density housing or Kingston Borough becoming a concrete borough where families are confined to boxes with no gardens for children to play in and insufficient car parking. Councillors should take heed of resident’s wishes as they are elected to carry out the wishes of their residents. Our infrastructure cannot cope, with not enough doctors, schools, hospitals and transport to sustain our population now, what for the future?. You may be interested in joining us on our Facebook page: http://fb/me/MaldenRushettResidents/Association Beryl Gibson. Chairman MRRA. E mail: bfors@outlook.com. Mobile: 0775 1024358

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GARDEN BUILDINGS: TAKE THE INSIDE OUT A well-designed outdoor structure can make a wonderful addition to a garden. Albeit practical and indispensable for storage, why be satisfied with a humble garden shed when other garden buildings can be more glamorous and equally useful? From pavilions to pods, summerhouses to shepherd’s huts, all sorts of structures are possible provided you have the outdoor space. They take many forms and will enhance the overall look of your garden, too. Image: Summerhouse painted in House White No 2012 Exterior Eggshell, £69 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball: 01202 876141; www.farrow-ball.com.

Start by assessing your outside space and considering the available area – it is important to leave a reasonable amount of garden to enjoy. What do you need the structure for? If it is simply a cosy nook in which to relax, a small, circular gazebo with a diameter of two or three metres may suffice, while a craft room, for example, would need to be more spacious, and a home office perhaps larger still. Most garden buildings are considered ‘permitted development’, but check with your local authority as to whether you’ll need planning permission. If the structure is going to be larger than 15 square metres, or used for sleeping in, then it will have to pass building regulations, too. Without planning permission you can’t put an outbuilding in your front garden, nor can it be higher than 2.5m if it’s within two metres of a boundary.

Consider how close you want the room to be to your house, whether the ground is sloping, where there are trees or other potential obstructions, how the sun falls at certain times of the day, and which way you want the windows and door to face. Next, function: do you want heating, lighting, plug sockets and maybe a kitchenette or bathroom? If so, consider how you will connect utilities. Insulation is vital (think walls, floors and roof if the space is going to be used beyond the summer months), and so is good security. If anything valuable is going to be stored, glass windows (perhaps even double glazed) are better than plastic, and a sturdy door with a proper lock will be necessary. Some may prefer rustic simplicity, perhaps a yurt with solar lighting and a sheepskin rug, or a thatched rotunda with a deck chair and weather vane, but others may opt for full-on opulence, which may take the form of underfloor heating, bi-fold doors, a cinema set-up, a bathroom, a green roof or a hot tub. Katherine Sorrell

How much will it cost? A small, DIY timber summerhouse should cost less than £1,000 – but you can easily spend a five-figure sum on a garden building. It makes a difference whether the structure is conventional timber frame or high-performance structural insulated panels, while finishes such as cedar cladding and plastered walls all add up. For a fully functioning, year-round garden room, £10,000 to £20,000 is a very rough guide. 36

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COMMUNITY PAGES It’s not easy being green. Our Summer school fair takes place on Saturday 29th June and is a critical fundraiser for Grand Avenue Primary & Nursery, but this year the team of volunteer parents felt that we could make the event greener & less wasteful while still providing funds for the school wishlist of equipment and resources. Some of the ideas that we are adopting are straightforward, such as pledging not to sell water in disposable plastic bottles or buy any balloon prizes. Others have needed the help of our school community; swapping plastic cutlery for donated metal ones and asking for donations of accessories, books even uniforms for our second hand stall - to help our families reuse too. One of our riskier moves has been to swap our regular paper ticket grand draw raffle for a text raffle. With the help of the national fundraising scheme and DONATE (www.nationalfundingscheme.org/about-donate), and with very similar overhead costs, supporters now just need to text GRAND to 70970 to enter our raffle! Those without a phone can still join in by buying a raffle entry with cash at the fair - so we feel it is still inclusive but suits our increasingly cashless lives and really cuts down the paper waste. DONATE has also helped us by providing the technology for our first online silent auction (http://easydonate.org/grandauction). So overall we haven’t managed to eliminate all plastic, but we are ‘reducing, recycling & reusing’ and we can build on these changes (we have high hopes for the school gardening club) and involve the children even more. The proof will be in our fundraising total on Saturday 29th June, so fingers are crossed - any support from the community is really welcome - visit the fair, try the text raffle or take a stall alongside Berrylands Nature Reserve and Pure Sea charity - contact fairteam@gaspa.org.uk for details.

Chessington Art Group


Thanks to all who came to our exhibition on the 15th June, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves. Look in next month's Chat Magazine for the 'Best Picture vote' result and on the Hook library notice board.

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

If you would like to join us and improve your drawing and painting skills 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 D Savage 020 8391 5362 or on line at chessingtonartgroup.club

We currently have full and half plots available to rent. To arrange a viewing call John on 07807 300749 .


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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BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Meets at the Chessington Methodist Church Tuesday Evenings @ 7.30pm New Members Welcome Enq to Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362

Shopping I hate shopping, what a chore. Making a list, what a bore. Doing battle with trolley rage, Some of these shoppers should be in a cage.

July Program 2nd July Bermondsey a History – Lesley Broster 9th July – Summer party

Follow my list, aisle by aisle It always takes such a long while.

The club closes for the summer and returns on Tuesday 10th September 2019

Picked up an item the far end of the store So back up the aisles I trudge once more.

THE EIGHT O'CLOCK LADIES CIRCLE Meetings now on 1st and 3rd week each month. JULY PROGRAMME July 2nd An extra event - Outing to Milestones Museum. July 4th ‘Where's the make-up lady.’ A talk by Rosemary Swinfield. July 18th The History of Punch and Judy by Gary Miles. www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Maureen Peters 020 8397 1559.

Then when I think I have the lot I recheck my list and find that I’ve not

Why is it I always seem to find A trolley that’s completely out of its mind? It won’t go where I want it to go It picks its own speed, always too slow. It squeaks and it rattles and lurches about. It makes me want to scream and shout Why am I wasting so much time When I could have ordered it all on line? Sue Towner

Chessington Cake and Community Chessington Cake and Community welcomes everyone ages 0-105 to join us for coffee/tea, cake and a natter every Thursday from 9.30am at the Hook Centre Library Café. Get out and about, make some new friends and eat some cake. For information of other events see our facebook page.

HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI July’s meeting of the Hook & Chessington WI will be a social event, with all of our ladies providing something for a buffet supper. Based on previous suppers, the table will be groaning with food! Eating and drinking together plays a large part of our WI life, from our buffets at Christmas and in the summer, to our monthly coffee mornings and our annual birthday celebration afternoon tea. The WI isn’t all ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ but there is a lot of tea and cake! We do not hold a meeting in August but surprise, surprise, we will be meeting up instead for a Chinese meal! If you fancy coming along to one of our meetings please do. There’s always tea and biscuits! We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Hook & Southborough Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, KT9 1PL. If you require any further information please call Sharon Cook on 020 8391 0723.


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 2019 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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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 11.30 am till 1.30 pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session inc coaching. Contact Tony 07703 602552 www.ab-tabletennisacademy.co.uk Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane, Chessington, KT9 2DR. 11.30am Thursdays. 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. Carole Noakes 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Thurs eves at the Royal British Legion Hall. Valerie Birch. 020 8397 1256 The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook and eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. Jennifer Devane 020 8391 2145


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