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Welcome to our July issue….. And a jam packed magazine with more What’s on and community pages than we’ve had for quite a while! Thank you to everyone who has been in touch and contributed this month. We welcome the following new and returning advertisers: Christian Home School p.6, Edwards of Surrey p.6, Chessington Hypnotherapy Clinic p.6 and Lewis & Dick Limited p.16.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge Sergeant Colin Swan Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com

Offers and promotions come from: Carpets 4 U p.5, Green Cleen p.10, Lewis & Dick Limited p.16, Cine Sanctuary p.19, Precision Industrial Doors & Gates Ltd p.20, Time for You p.23, Elmwood Vehicles p.33, Toad Hall Nursery p.35. Just lawns & gardens p.37, Community Motors p.39 and Style my view p.43. As usual next month’s magazine is a combined August AND September issue covering both months. The next issue after that will be October’s. We do not traditionally deliver a separate magazine for September so please ensure you get summer holiday submissions in together with anything for the start of the new term by Monday 12th July. Thank you.


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Still keeping it in the family…………………..… 8 What’s On………………………………….. 12-14 Lewis & Dick Limited celebrate 75 years….…… 16 Safer neighbourhoods………………….………. 18 Hook Litter-Pick……………………...…………. 24 Child-friendly gardens…………………………. 25 Residents’ Associations…………………….. 28-29 Community pages………………….. 30/32/34/36 Useful contacts…………………...……………. 38 Local listings………………………..…………. 40 Index of advertisers and advertising rates….... 42


August AND September deadline: Monday 12th 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 correct at time of going to print.



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Still keeping it in the family….. For those of you who have been reading our editorial for a while, you may remember my father Edward Shortland, the original author of this column, with whom I set up Shortland and Sawbridge nearly 25 years ago. Sadly, as you know, Dad died 4 years ago this July and we still miss him terribly. However, he would have been thrilled to see that our business is still thriving and that now his Granddaughter, my daughter Hannah is involved. Hannah is now my ‘tech guru’ or IT department as I should call it. Even though she has a fulltime job, working in IT for the NHS, she still takes time to sort all my IT issues out. The includes designing me my first website! I am thrilled with the results and would like to hear your thoughts too. Please visit www.shortlandsawbridge.co.uk where you will see Edward and I on the home page. I welcome any feedback or comments you may have either through the site or email me at wills@shortlandsawbridge.co.uk

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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Summer of Fun. Come and Join in at the Summer of Fun! The Summer of Fun event will be on the grass area adjacent to Kingston Museum on Wheatfield Way where the unique Umbrella Tree can be found. We want the community to come and play and have fun following the challenging year we have all experienced. Plans may change due to Covid guidelines but we hope that we will be able to offer themed events as follows.

WHAT’S ON IN JULY... 6th-11th July. RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Celebrate summer at the world’s largest flower show with gardening inspiration and stunning floral displays in a majestic local setting.


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8-9 July: Health 15-16 July: Culture 22-23 July: Environment (linked to the library summer reading challenge promotion.) 29-30 July: Environment 5-6 Aug: Storytelling 12-13 Aug: Wellbeing 19-20 Aug: Heritage - Movement 26-27 Aug: Heritage - the Natural World. Keep an eye open for updates on the website and social media @kinglibheritage to find out the events that are timetabled. Or just come along to relax and soak in the atmosphere on Thursdays and Fridays throughout July and August. Visit www.kingston.gov.uk and search for Libraries.

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All Shapes Yoga with Rebekah allshapesyoga@outlook.com Weds 7 - 8pm

ST MARY’S CENTRE CHURCH LANE, CHESSINGTON, SURREY, KT9 2DR General enquiries Tel: 07732 019152 Email: stmaryschessington@hotmail.co.uk Moves Fitness with Nicky nickymoves@hotmail.co.uk Monday 7:30 - 8:30pm Moves Fitness Gold with Sara-Jane 07958 480662 sara-jane.17@hotmail.co.uk Tuesday 10 - 11am & 11:15am - 12:15pm Moves Fitness with Scott scottworldwide@aol.com Friday 10 - 11am Patello Jiu Jitsu patellojiujitsu@yahoo.com Monday 7 - 8pm, Tuesday 7 - 8pm Thursday 7 - 8pm Saturday 11am -12pm


Kay Rose Dance kaycob@yahoo.com Mon 5 - 5:45pm, Tues 4:15 - 6pm Weds 3:40 - 6pm; Thurs 3:40 - 5.55pm Tai Chi for Health varchilde@aol.com Thursday 7:15 – 8:15 Clubbercise Chessington Contact Carly on 07989 475126 Thursday 6:30 - 7:15pm Aikido-Spirit 07919 124651 asdojo2017@gmail.co.uk Tuesday 7 - 9pm, Friday 5 - 7pm Sunday 5 - 8pm First Class Learning chessington@firstclasslearning.co.uk www.firstclasslearning.co.uk/centre/chessington Maths and English Tuition Saturday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Community Food Pantry Every Saturday 10am – 12pm Open to everyone in need of a little help.

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LEWIS & DICK LIMITED CELEBRATE 75 YEARS The Solicitors firm of Lewis & Dick Limited are delighted and proud to be celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. Originally founded by Arthur Lewis and Frank Noltingck just after the end of WWII in Putney, London and at our Ewell office at 443 Kingston Road which has been serving individuals and business interests within the same locality for the whole of this period. The firm also operates from a second office at 18 Brighton Road, Crawley which opened in 1981 and each site is able to provide specific local knowledge and understanding of issues which affect their respective clientele whilst together forming a solid base of experience across many aspects of the law. In current difficult times, it is reflective of their consistently high quality of service and expertise over the years that the firm and their staff are not just well established but also well respected and consulted with repeat business on frequent occasions, often through generations of the same families and their relations. Personal recommendation remains the most valued source of business and which is recognised as an endorsement of past work done well. During this anniversary year Lewis & Dick Limited are pleased to offer a £75 discount to the first 75 clients proceeding with a simple Will (normal fixed fee is £200 + VAT) and quoting the reference “L&D75”. Please email James Winfield at james.winfield@lewis-dick.com if you would like to take us up on this offer.


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Chessington South/ North and Tolworth & Hook Rise SNT Update Burglary Our DWOs are patrolling daily in vulnerable areas. Do not allow people in without a proper appointment, there are so many excuses used by burglars to trick themselves into your home. Do not pass out any bank details to unknown persons on the phone, even if they say they are from the bank or police service. Do not allow jobs to be done on your home by cold callers. Use check a trade, or Kingston Council web sites to employ honest workers. Drugs My team were patrolling in plain clothes in Churchfields recreation ground; residents were concerned of the rise in drug use. My Team spotted a potential drug deal go down. The group of four spotted our officers hiding in the bushes waiting for back up to arrive and so the chase was on. PC Charlotte Kerr grabbed two suspects at once knocking one off his cycle, whilst PC Shaun Farnden chased another male with a bag possibly containing the drugs. PC Farnden had to break away to assist PC Kerr as she had two suspects, and two scarpered. After the dust had settled, we found not too far away 30 wraps of heroin and a packet of cocaine, worryingly we also found a large hunting knife which beggars belief. Our investigation is ongoing and with forensics we will soon have our culprits. This shows the dangers Met officers face every day although they will always run towards danger, the brave souls, keeping everyone safe.

Parking Meter Scam You may have heard of this dirty trick to use people’s kindness against them. Two kind women agreed to help a French speaking Asian male, who had spoken in broken English to them both in the car park at Hook Library, stating that he only had cash and the parking metre only took cards. He asked them both if they could pay for their parking ticket using their bank card. Whilst using their cards, the eagled eyed thief observed their pin numbers, distracted the women and stole their cards, stating that the machine had swallowed it. Whilst the women were in confusion, the suspect made off quickly to the nearby bank and stole large amounts of cash. However, one of the victims managed to record the vehicle registration which he jumped into and called the police. The hunt was on and the very next day the suspect and his driver were nicked and are now under investigation by my team. Please watch out for this type of crime and if this is attempted on you, please call 999 immediately. Be very kind to them by giving them a free room at our police station; please remember descriptions and vehicles used by the suspect. Poisoning Foxes I was saddened to hear of those pets who have died after eating poison traps set down to kill foxes. This is a wider issue than one thinks. Other boroughs are having the same problem. I cannot understand why someone would risk the lives of family pets and children just to kill foxes. When we catch the culprits, they should understand this may lead to a custodial sentence especially now pets have died. I have put PC Joe Foley on the case for the Babbacombe Close incident, and I have directed him not to close the case until we find the perpetrator. If anyone comes across any traps set for foxes, please call the police. Do not touch the item and keep your small children and pets away. Ward panel meeting When we hold our ward panel meetings, I would encourage everyone to take part so all the voices of all our residents of Chessington are heard, it would be great to hear from resident from all cultures to ensure that all our aspirations for Chessington are heard. Please look out for the dates of our ward panel meetings and surveys on our social media pages at Chessington SNT.


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Saying Hello We welcome to our team PC CY Gardner and PC Joe Foley as our dedicated ward officers (DWO) on rotation through their probationary period; let’s hope they enjoy their time with us for the next 6 months. Recruitment Have you ever thought of being in the Metropolitan Police Service? We are having a recruitment drive especially for people from the BAME community. Do you love helping others, do you wish to make a different to your community, work towards a policing degree, and also have a great career for life, working with likeminded people, and having a great sense of achievement? Then visit our web site at www.met.police.uk/ car/careers/ Thank you for all your support in keeping Chessington safe. Kind Regards Sgt Colin Swan, Chessington North/South and Tolworth & Hook Rise SNT

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HOOK LITTER-PICK Thank you so much for continuing to run our Litterpick advert - we have had many new volunteers as a result ... this month we were joined by 1st Hook Beavers too.

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 non-funded 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

Booking now for September 2021-July 2022 ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA ON 07916 586417 hookpreschool@hotmail.com www.hookpreschool.co.uk

The next Hook Litter-pick will be on Saturday 31st July

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We look forward to as many people as possible outside the Parish Hall, Hook Road at 10am. We would love to see families participate and encourage local community groups to join us. We supply pickers, high viz jackets and bags #wombles #keepbritaintidy #litterheros #2minutelitterpick We look forward to seeing you. 2minutelitterpick (hook) 24

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION On the 23rd June 2021 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is taking questions in this year’s State of London Debate that is being staged via social media to residents and businesses in Central and Greater London. The organisers of this event are giving us the opportunity to put questions to the Mayor regarding TFL and the way TFL carries out business for us as residents. I have signed up to speak live to Sadiq Khan on charge issues but I am limited via the invitation form, and the drop down box choice. You are most likely aware that TFL are suffering from an acute shortage of funds due to many reasons and are having to go cap in hand to the government to enable them to keep some services running. TFL have been looking at more innovative ways of raising money from us humans and have come up with the idea that unless they are given the tax receipts from our Vehicle Excise Duty they are considering a daily charge of £3.50 for all those motorists entering the boundary of Greater London. Should this happen it will have very severe consequences for our local economy, children going to school where parents have to take them, people travelling to work and much more. We already pay TFL a ‘ransom charge’ for living on the tip of Greater London and we are one of the highest ratepayers in the country. We do not get much for our payment to TFL and many years ago discovered that although we were paying for the services of cutting hedges etc., we had not been receiving them for over ten years when we made a Freedom of Information request to TFL who could not identify how much was spent on Malden Rushett, in fact they had never heard of it. Businesses and people need help to travel, particularly when some public transport options are so dire coming from outside the Greater London area into Greater London. Sadiq Khan should not be considering penalising businesses and should look to put his own house in order before trying to raise extra money at our local businesses’ expense. Once again we would like to remind all residents that are suffering from local drug dealers dealing drugs in the area they live in and making lives a misery, that you can telephone CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and report them, you will be doing everyone a big favour and save many from a life of addiction and crime. Rumours are that poachers are around our area shooting our wildlife illegally. Please, if you have any information regarding these activities, report them via CrimeStoppers or to your local Police team. Dog thefts are on the increase, don’t let it happen to you, be aware and if you see anything suspicious, again report it. Lastly, congratulations to Andrew Mackinlay who has been elected as a South of the Borough Councillor and who lives in Malden Rushett.

Beryl Gibson – Chairman, 0775 1024358. E mail: bfors@outlook.com


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Chessington District Residents’ Association There are proposed changes to Lidl on the Leatherhead Road. In 2008 at the original planning meeting we advised that among other things, it was the wrong place for this type and size of store. But being only residents and not experts, we were once again ignored. In the early days their goods were more ‘cheap and cheerful’ and the car parking area was adequate, as was their one delivery a day. Over the years, as they became more popular, they applied to increase the daily deliveries to three per day. This was granted by the council with the condition that they return to one per day one year on from the approval. Has this happened or has there been a further permission granted? As their quality improved and the business has been more successful than they originally anticipated, they put forward in January 2016 application 16/10029/FUL which was for the pair of semidetached houses on the left hand side of the site to be demolished allowing them to create a larger car park. It was refused in December 2016. They appealed and in November 2017 the refused decision was overturned by the Inspectorate. It was also understood that Kingston council decided not to contest the Inspector’s decision on the grounds of time and cost, even though the original objections were still valid. Within the Inspector’s report there were a number of comments regarding the proposal, some of which are:- a pedestrian crossing point with a central safety island across Leatherhead Road, a 1.8m acoustic fence along the common boundary with immediate neighbours on Leatherhead Road and Sienna Close, and security gates closed at night to prevent anti-social behaviour on the site. However the gates will only prevent vehicles from entering and not pedestrians. The drawings can be viewed on the following application. Lidl’s latest application 21/00932/FUL reduces the customer parking spaces from 76 to 72 plus a store extension and the doubling of staff parking on the site. The store entrance will be moved to the side of the building and a bakery section will be built where they currently have the trolley park and the disabled parking bays. Hopefully the application will come to the South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee where we will be able to put forward our views. Our comments on the January 2016 application which were sent to the council’s Development Management plus the letter from Lidl’s Planning and Development Consultants and the Planning Inspectorate’s Appeal Decision can be seen on our website under the Planning Section. Lidl are a successful company as can be seen by their growth across the country. Enlarging their car park will not solve our traffic problem. Adding a section to their store shows they expect an increase in trade, which means more cars. Putting a pedestrian central safety island on a new crossing just south of the store entrance possibly means that cars not wanting to go into the store will not be able to pass those queuing as the island will be in their way. 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

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COMMUNITY PAGES LOCALLY BASED NATIONAL CHARITY MAKES FIRST GRANT A Berrylands-based national charity has made its first grant at a school on the River Dee in Chester. The purpose of the RALPHH charity is to improve the safeguarding of those of all ages participating in physically demanding sport. It is doing this by part-funding the installation of defibrillation equipment at key locations; arranging ECG tests for young people considering starting in strenuous sport and giving advice of those deciding to walk away from physically demanding exertion. Stimulating the development of RALPHH (Robert Allen Life Promotion and Health Hearts Trust) was the sudden death of former national junior rowing champion and senior prefect at Kingston Grammar School Robert Allen from coronary issues. The charity aims to work with either schools or amateur clubs and additionally provides advice on its website on how to walk away from exerting sport in a controlled and measured manner to reduce risk. The defibrillator equipment at Queen’s Park High School, Chester will be available to the School’s students and staff as well as a neighbouring canoe club and scout group. Furthermore, walkers and runners on the adjoining river towpath will be able to access the easy-to-operate equipment in the event of a medical emergency. Pictured at the launch event in Chester are: Richard Cox, Chairman of Rowing at Queen’s Park High and Richard Allen of RALPHH with rowers Ruby Wilson, Freya Cossons, Grace Nugent and Sienna Taylor from the School. RALPHH is looking to create more partnership across England and Wales and would particularly like to hear from schools, colleges and sports clubs in the Surbiton/Kingston area who would benefit from assistance. More information is available on www.ra-lphh.org

HOOK ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION Our friendly allotment association was founded over 50 years ago and is run by volunteers. We provide a wide range of composts, fertilisers, seeds; gardening products at not-for-profit club prices to members. Membership costs £5.00 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 Mark and Liz Cooper 07970 692395. Hook Leisure Gardeners Association

PREMIER AND PRIMARY BOYS FOOTBALL LEAGUE The PBFL is a local football league for children of all abilities playing on a Saturday morning now at Churchfields Recreation Ground in Chessington, and has been running successfully for over 40 years. We provide a team structure including playing kit and FA qualified referees for all games. We are currently looking for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17 to join our existing teams. No trials are held, we welcome children of all abilities. If you are interested then please go to our website www.pbfl.co.uk for more details.

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Friends of King Edwards Recreation Ground & Playground King Edwards Recreation Ground & Playground in Chessington KT9 is hosting and planning a number of new events. These can be found via our Facebook Group - " King Edwards Recreation Ground ". We have undertaken a number of Litter Picks these take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, the July one is on Saturday 17th July from 11am, meet in the car park. Litter Pickers & Refuse Bags supplied. If you join us, and we'd love extra support, then please wear gloves and perhaps an anorak or tough jacket if pushing into the bushes to get those errant cans or crisp packets! We are also planning a family dog show, provisionally on Sunday 25th July. See the Facebook Group for details or Posters in the Rec nearer the time. We hope to have such categories as Grandparent & Hound, Child & Mutt, Best Mongrel, Best dressed hound, Loudest bark etc. All for fun with prize / rosettes and any balance over given to charity. The Rec is looking really good now with the effects of the £250k investment in paths, exercise/ play kit & new plans coming thru. Lets keep King Edwards looking sparkling through this summer & beyond, please support the above events and more planned in future. James Shine

Hook Singers The choir is continuing to meet on zoom not only to sing and learn new songs but also to enjoy quizzes and chats. We are also enjoying our walks in the lovely Chessington countryside. We are hoping to start meeting again as a group as soon as it is safe to do so. Ruth Mackinlay, Chair. Tel: 07746 234508 Email: ruthmac20@hotmail.com

Sir Francis Barker playground transformation complete The revamped play area at Sir Francis Barker playground boasts a wide-range of new equipment to enable climbing, spinning, bouncing, swinging, social play, learning and much more! New features include: a four tower multiplay unit designed to support climbing and imaginative play, a basket swing and a new accessible floor trampoline and wheelchair roundabout. We want you and your family to enjoy the new playground safely, so please continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines in place: bit.ly/ parkguidance. To find out about other park improvements in the borough visit: kingston.gov.uk/ communityparksprogramme.

THE INNER WHEEL CLUB Ladies of The Inner Wheel Club, which is an affiliate of Rotary UK, meet the third Tuesday of every month at 19.00hrs in the Tasty Affair restaurant, Worcester Park High Street to have dinner and hold their meeting. The Club is active in community affairs with members volunteering to support various local charities: this support can range from knitting poppies and Easter bunnies to maintaining public flower beds and helping the less able with shopping trips. Whilst we work hard to raise funds through Bingo, coffee mornings, afternoon teas and stalls in local markets etc., entertainment and social events are just as important and now COVID regulations are easing, we are already looking ahead by booking visits to gardens, theatres, museums, picnics and days out/holidays. We are a global organisation and visits and information is exchanged with sister clubs around the world. If you are looking for a ladies club with a difference, where charitable work is enjoyed alongside a diverse social life, call Eva on 07508 801340 for more information.


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Chessington Unity Running Club Join our friendly running group: whether you're just starting out, or an ultra-runner, all are welcome! Membership costs just £5 for the year, and you can try us out before you join. We have lots of runs to choose from including morning and evening running sessions. As well as this we join races, and have some great socials too including picnics, days out, and post -run pub trips. Wind, rain or sun, you'll see us out and about in Chessington! For more information on trying out a session or how to join email visit facebook.com/unityrunningclub or visit our website: unityrunningclub.co.uk

The Eight O’clock Circle. The committee have been in contact with our members in the last few weeks and are pleased to hear they are well and looking forward to resuming our meetings in September, subject to any Covid-19 restrictions. For information on our meeting please contact Maureen Peters on 020 8397 1559

BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Is all set to return to meetings on Tuesday Afternoons at 2.15 for 2.30pm start 1st meeting 7th September 2021 at the Chessington Methodist Church I am sure you will all be looking forward to this date and will put it in your diaries. Have a good safe summer, see you in September Any queries to Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362


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Brunskill Family Funerals Opening Ceremony… On Weds May 12th, we were delighted to welcome her Worshipfulness the Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Margaret Thompson amongst others, to oversee a belated official opening ceremony at our new funeral home. It has been some 9 months since we started providing funeral services and caring for the local community, & across S/W London from our new premises on North Parade, Chessington. As we see the restrictions easing it now seemed appropriate to mark our arrival more formally. Revd Scott Edwards blessed the Chapel of Rest, observed by colleagues and close family. We would like to thank all those who have offered their kindness and support to the Brunskill Family, as we continue to help the bereaved with our focus on affordability, attention to detail, a friendly thorough professional approach, offering both modern and traditional funeral ceremonies to those in need.

If you need any help or support following a bereavement or would like to just come and meet us for a chat about all funeral related matters, we are here for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 3887 2090, or visit us at www.brunskillfunerals.co.uk where you will find lots of useful information.

HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI June is an important month in the WI calendar as normally the Nation Meeting for all WIs across the country is held. This year we should have been meeting in the Royal Albert Hall however that changed and it was held on a social media platform. We had some very interesting speakers: the Duchess of Wessex, Dame Cassandra Dick the Commissioner for the Met Police and Baroness Brenda Hale. We welcomed a new member in June and she was able to join us in our belated birthday afternoon tea in the WI’s President’s own large garden which allowed social distancing, we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Our book club held a meeting in Chessington Garden Centre and our main meeting involved making Cocktails or Mocktails followed by a Cocktail quiz over Zoom. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy the July meeting which will be a social in the park. If you are interested in joining the WI please come along to a meeting currently held via Zoom and see if it is something you may enjoy. You can Contact Paula McKelvey on 020 8397 2885.

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GENERAL Kingston Police Control Room (Non Emergency) 101 Chessington Safer Neighbourhood Teams 020 8721 2001 Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme 020 8397 6298 The Hook Centre 020 8547 6254 Hook & Chessington Library 020 8547 6480 The Kings Centre 020 8391 5522 Kingston Hospital 020 8546 7711 Thames 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 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: Andreas Kirsch Andreas.Kirsch@kingston.gov.uk Andrew MacKinlay Andrew.MacKinlay@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

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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

LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Andrew 07917 422137 www.Alexandra-table-tennis-club.business.site/ Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 11.30am - 1.30pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session. Tony 07703 602552 / www.ab-tabletennisacademy.co.uk Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane. 11.30am Thurs. 0300 123 8086 / KINCCG.Betterbones@nhs.net Bowls - Surbiton Bowling Club, Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Tues eves 5:50pm. David Lark 020 8224 2385. Buckland Womens Club. Tues afternoons. Chessington Methodist Church. Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Art Group. Thurs am. Chessington Methodist Church Hall & Thurs pm at The King’s Centre. David Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Meet at Scout HQ to rear of 33, Garrison Lane. Beavers - Mon 6pm to 7pm, Cubs - Tues 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Scouts - Fri 7pm to 9pm. See www.chessingtonscouts.org.uk for details or Email: info@chessingtonscouts.org.uk. Chessington Bowling Club, Church Lane - beginners, juniors and adults welcome - contact Club Secretary 8397 6705 email: chessingtonbc@aol com Chessington Children's Centre at Castle Hill Primary. Stay & Play sessions, Breastfeeding support, Family Learning etc. 020 8397 2006. Toy Library at Hook Centre, Tues term time, 9.30-11am. 020 8408 8927 Chessington Cricket Club. Sir Francis Barker Sports Ground, Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NB. 020 8397 9194 www.chessingtoncricketclub.co.uk Chessington & Hook United & Hook Youth Football Club. Chalky Lane, Chessington. www.chufc.co.uk. For Match & Training details call Andy on 07958 616829 Chessington Methodist Badminton Club. Tues eves Chessington Methodist Church Hall. Tony 0208 397 3081 Chessington Methodist Women's Fellowship. Programme inside Coffee Bar Door. Sec. Joy Fogg 0208 397 2104. Chessington Unity Running Club. Your friendly local running group. 7am Tue and Thu, 7pm Thu, 9am Sat. Email: info@unityrunningclub.co.uk Facebook: facebook.com/ unityrunningclub Web: unityrunningclub.co.uk Chessington Youth Action, Reg Charity 1058965. 97 Ruxley Lane, West Ewell. KT19 9HB www.chessingtonyouthaction.org.uk Corinthian-Casuals FC. Amateur football club for 4-18yrs at King George’s Field, Hook Rise South, Queen Mary’s Close, Tolworth. KT6 7NA. www.ccfcys.co.uk Friends of Shooting Star Children's Hospices - Epsom & Chessington. Sarah Johnson, 07921 774 191 Fossc-epsomandchessington@outlook.com facebook.com/fosscepsomandchessington Golden Slippers. Ballet class for mature clients. Surbiton New Life Baptist Church, Balaclava Road, Surbiton KT6 5PW. Tues 10.45 -11.45 am. Meryl. Tel: 0794 4246778 Guides, Brownies & Rainbows in Hook & Chessington. Ann Fairhall 020 8391 4730 for details/ waiting lists. 1st Hook Beavers. Wed 6– 7pm, Fri 5.30– 6.30pm. 1st Hook Cubs. Tue 6.45 – 8.15pm, Thurs 6.45– 8.15pm. 1st Hook Scouts. Fri 7.30– 9.30pm. Surbiton South Explorers. Thurs 8 – 10pm. All meetings held at Group HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton. Group Scout Leader Fergus Lang: fergus.lang@1sthook.org.uk

2nd Hook Beavers - Weds 5:30 - 6:30pm, 2nd Hook Cubs - Tues 7 - 8:30pm, 2nd Hook Scouts - Weds 7 8:30pm. Group Scout Leader Emma Nash, 0794 4031369, gsl@2ndhook.org.uk. Hook Scout & Guide Band. Mon eves 7-9.30pm at 1st Hook Scout HQ, Verona Drive. 9 years +. Anne & Ray Bridger 020 8397 7525. www.band.1sthook.org.uk Hook Allotments & Gardens Association. Sun 10-11am at the rear of King Edward’s Rec Ground. Hook & Chessington WI. 7.30pm every 2nd Thurs in the month. Hook & Southborough Hall, 224 Hook Road, Hook. Paula McKelvey 0208 397 2885. Hook & Southborough Bowling Club. King Edward’s Recreation Ground. David 020 8397 1294 / Keith 07906 576270 Hook & Southborough Cricket Club. Somerset Avenue, Chessington. Players wanted. Keith 07828 119552. Hook Singers. Fridays 10.30-12noon at Chessington Methodist Church. New members welcome, no auditions required. Variety of popular songs. Contact Ruth Mackinlay 07746 234508 / Ruthmac20@hotmail.com Further details at www.hooksingers.btck.co.uk King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind for help and advice for the Visually Impaired, Mon-Fri 10.00/midday. 020 8605 0060, kingstonassoc@btconnect.com, www.kingstonassociationforblind.org Kingston Cycling Campaign. For those new to cycling or those who have not ridden for some time with easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: rides@kingstoncycling.org.uk Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email graememaisey@hotmail.com. www.kingstonrfc.com Little Rascals Toddler Group @ Hook Evangelical Church, Brook Rd, Surbiton. Drop-in group for parents, babies & pre-schoolers. Songs, crafts, play, chat and cake! £1/family. Fri 9.30-11.30am (term-time) Rosie Pease 07736 424102 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. www.mrsbennet.co.uk. Racal Decca RFC. Senior, social rugby in a friendly, inclusive environment. Home matches Saturday's, Tolworth Court, KT4 7QH. Web; rdrfc.com Email; rdrfcinfo@gmail.com Tel; Robert Holmes 07980 802241 Old Kingstonians Hockey Club. Ditton Fields, Summer Road, Thames Ditton. Social club. Mens/ladies teams. Train Weds. Games on Sat, juniors on Sun. Georgina Perry on 020 8397 2367 www.okhockey.com Surbiton & District Historical Society. 020 8399 4473 Surbiton Floral Club. 1st Wed in month. Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues. St Paul’s Centre. Carole Noakes 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Circle. 1st & 3rd Thurs eves of the month. Royal British Legion Hall. 020 8397 1559. The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook & eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. 020 8391 2145


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