Chessington Chat July 2022 - Issue 178

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Welcome to our July magazine…. And as we went to print warmer weather! Let’s hope that current talk of a hot summer actually comes to fruition after a bit of a non-event last year. Much of this magazine looks back at last month’s Jubilee celebrations and Celebrate Chessington with reports from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Ellingham Primary School, Compton Crescent’s street party and much more.

Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins

We welcome the following new and returning advertisers: Paul Whatley p.6, Ben the plumber p.6, MHT Technical Services p.6, Amy Woodgate House p. 7, BM Plumbing Services p.8 and Chessington Bowling Club p.11.

Contributors: Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge

And bring special offers and promotions from: CORT Furniture p.3, Carpets 4 U p.5, Chessington Garden Centre p.15, Time for You p.23, GRASSify p.27 and Elmwood Vehicles p.31.

Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR

Please remember that as always our next issue is a combined August and September issue delivered as the schools break up and covering both months. So summer holiday activities and classes etc for the start of the new term both need to be included in this next issue. Thank you.


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Website: Paramount Website Design Front cover image courtesy of Tracy Dale, Celebrate Chessington Committee

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: Monday 11th July with delivery w/c 24th 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.

Inside: Life is uncertain……………………….…………. 8 What’s on……………………………..…….. 12-13 Safer Neighbourhoods…………………..….. 16-17 Ellingham Primary’s Platinum Jubilee Week……. 18 Your Platinum Jubilee photos………………..…. 26 Compton Crescent street party………………... 28 Residents’ Associations……………………… 32-33 Community pages………………….. 36/38/40/42 Index of advertisers and advertising rates……. 46

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LIFE IS UNCERTAIN… I have seen two clients in recent weeks, where one of the spouses has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s or dementia. In one case the lady concerned is in her late 40’s and in the other, early 60’s. Having lived through my own shock medical diagnosis two years ago, and reading about the wonderful Dame Deborah James, aka ‘Bowel Babe’ dying of cancer at 40, I have been thinking recently how life is so uncertain for all of us. None of us can no know when and if a medical condition will appear, so it is best to be prepared. Obviously as age advances, serious medical conditions become more common, but in the 4 cases mentioned above, myself included, these were at a relatively young age. Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney are something we should ALL have in place, in case something like this happens and I am happy to help you to prepare yours. I offer a home visit service and promise to make the whole process as stress free as possible. Catherine Sawbridge

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Aikido-Spirit 07919 124651 Sunday 5 - 8pm ST MARY’S CENTRE CHURCH LANE, CHESSINGTON, SURREY, KT9 2DR General enquiries Tel: 07732 019152 Email: Moves Fitness with Nicky Monday 7:30 - 8:30pm Moves Fitness Gold with Sara-Jane 07958 480662 Tues 9:45 – 10:45am & 11:15am - 12:15pm Moves Fitness with Scott Friday 10 - 11am First Class Learning chessington Maths and English Tuition Saturday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Progress Pilates Build strength, relieve aches and tone Pilates classes. Call Helen on 07889 142134 Tuesday 7 – 8 and 8 - 9pm Thursday 10 – 11am Saturday 9:30 – 10:30am Free trial available TinyTalk Baby Signing with Steph 07852 976680 Monday 9:30 – 10:30am Community Food Pantry Every Saturday 10am - 11.15am Open to everyone in need of a little help. CBT West London Motorcycle training Mon – Fri mornings

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WHAT’S ON IN JULY.. Saturday 2nd July. St Mary’s Primary School Summer Fair. 1-4pm. Church Lane, Chessington. Fri 15th & Sat 16th July. Cuddington Beer Fest. Back at 2nd Cuddington (Rowe Hall) Scout HQ, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7DD. Fri 15th: Evening 6 -10pm, Sat 16th: Lunch 12 - 4pm; Sat 16th: Evening 6 -10pm. For tickets and further details please visit Every Wednesday. Free Ki Gong classes at the Hook Centre in Chessington at 6.30pm. Complete beginners are welcome, as this is a class for all. Please just make contact before coming along. Email

Join Kingston Music Service for its Summer Open Day at the Hook Centre on Saturday 16th July.

You can meet our expert tutors and find out more about the music tuition on offer locally to adults Saturday 30th July. Hook Litter Pick. and children. There is also a free singing workMeet at The Parish Hall, Hook Road @ 10am shop for young people aged 7-13. Please All equipment supplied. Any queries please email contact for more information and to book your free place.



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the tin; good fun! As you see from the pictures the team uploaded onto Twitter, the team were happy to be out showing off one of our small but mighty response cars. The weather held out and lots of blue lights were enjoyed by our younger visitors. Dear Residents, What a busy time it’s been! Following this year’s elections, the South of Kingston (and indeed the whole borough) has undergone some significant changes to the shape of its wards and boundaries. It’s taken some time to make the changes, mainly on our operational IT systems. Whilst there are a few administrative creases to iron out, the teams are ready to rock & roll. Some of the ward changes are subtle, with a few residential roads moving from one ward to another. Other changes are quite significant, however. Tolworth residents to the North of the A3 have transitioned from the old ‘Tolworth & Hook Rise’ ward to the new, standalone Tolworth ward. This will now fall into part of the ‘West’ cluster of wards, including Surbiton Hill, Alexandra, and Berrylands. As such, the capable Sergeant George Alleway will manage Tolworth ward. Those to the South of the A3 are now part of the King George’s & Sunray ward, stretching from Southwood Drive to Ranyard Close. PC Shaun Farnden and PCSO Connor Crabb will remain as the ward officers for this renamed patch.

Whilst many enjoyed watching the heart-warming antics of HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge blowing Royal raspberries, it was delightful to see so many of our residents join in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with their own street parties.

If you are unsure as to where your road sits following the May elections, Kingston council have published detail rich maps (with interactive versions via a QR code) here: download/428/kingston-council-new-ward-maps

6 Roads formally hosted parties in Hook & Chessington North, 10 in Chessington South & Malden Rushett, and 11 in Tolworth.

One of the big administrative changes mentioned above will be the contact details for your ward teams. Though the names will change to reflect the new wards, the format will remain the same. We are working hard to get these details rolled out to our contacts and followers. Until they are out, please continue to contact your ward teams via the mailboxes, numbers and social media user names that you know. Phew! Lots of information there. Now onto the fun stuff. Chessington fun day was exactly what it says on 16

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Meanwhile, the engagement week at Chessington World of Adventures went well. Our PCSOs were joined by crime prevention advice experts from across the Met, dishing out helpful leaflets with guidance on how to secure your homes and vehicles. This information and advice is readily available from your team, so get in touch for tips. PC Charlotte Kerr, PC James Wright and PC Shaun Farnden spent a good amount of time engaging with staff in joined operational awareness sessions. The team have been productive on the crimefighting front too, with enforcement tactics including searches resulting in a drugs-related arrest. In between engagement events, tackling road safety issues and residential crimes, our teams are here for you. If you would like any presentations on safety, crime prevention or other topics, please give us a shout. On behalf of Inspector Trudy Hutchinson, the South Kingston ward teams and myself, we are grateful for your support as ever. All the best, Sergeant Thomas Andrew Henderson South Kingston Neighbourhood Wards

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Ellingham Primary School were delighted to have Sir Edward Davey MP visit to celebrate our ‘Good’ Ofsted and launch our Platinum Jubilee week. He judged our Great Jubilee Bake Off which got a special mention in the House of Commons Platinum Jubilee debate. And we ended our week with a wonderful Jubilee street party with a delicious red, white and blue packed lunch and an exhibition of Jubilee art work for our families.


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The Mayor & Mayoress with Compton Crescent organisers Tony, Chris & Lucy.

A WhatsApp group created by resident Tony Whitmarsh during Covid to support Compton Crescent residents who needed help with the collection of meds, groceries etc has now grown to over 100 members. This group was instrumental in making the arrangements for our street party and getting permission to close the road so much easier! We were privileged that Mayor, Cllr Yogan Yoganathan and Mayoress, Mrs Saro Yoganathan visited, putting smiles on everyones faces, working their way through the crescent and surrounding roads. Council Leader, Andreas Kirsch joined us with his wife Griseldis, also now a local councillor. It was lovely to see the children cycling and scootering, up and down the crescent freely. The family who had lived in the road the longest joined us and said they do not recall ever having a street party (with road closures) in all their years of living here so it was a very special day. Lucy Knowles

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association In the centre of London there is the Congestion Zone which you have to pay if you enter. Outside of that is the Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, which is everything within the North and South circulars and costs drivers £12.50 per day to enter and usually applies to diesel vehicles. The Mayor of London, in conjunction with TfL, is now proposing to extend this zone out to the Greater London border on the 29th August 2023. Although he has put to one side almost £400 million, he has decided to spend it on a camera network to catch people with cars that do not comply. For us in Chessington it means that as far down as Malden Rushett, once we drive away from our house, we will be charged £12.50 per day. For more details enter ‘Proposed ULEZ expansion for 2023’ in your computer then click on the link. This shows the proposed area and also has the facility for you to check if your vehicle complies and if you are within the charging zone. There is also a link enabling you to visit their consultation page where you can have your say on the proposals. The concept of reducing vehicle emissions is good, particularly in dense cities. However, many people and small businesses in the suburbs have diesel vehicles for economy and will not be able to afford the outlay to replace them with ones that comply. Anyone who has friends or relatives outside the zone and whose vehicles don’t comply will have to pay £12.50 to visit you. At present, the cost of living is increasing due to things beyond our control i.e the end of the pandemic and the war in the Ukraine, so this additional pressure on the household budget is not practical. The Mayor has said that he would not go ahead if the public overwhelmingly rejected it. A petition against it is available at:- ____________________________________________________ Just before the local elections the council voted for the Kingfisher pool to be demolished. After those elections, they approved the application for the new leisure centre to be built which will be on the footprint of the current leisure centre and not extend to the historic cattle market. The cost is said to be £40 million. In the council’s ‘Your Kingston’ e-mail of 27th May 2022 they have a virtual tour of the complex. It can also be seen on the council’s web site. Go to then scroll down to the bottom of the page to ‘News’ and select the community leisure complex item. They mention that during their survey over 96% of people said they would consider using the complex. They also say that there will be facilities for the disabled including wheelchair access to the pools, and hoists to allow people with upper body disabilities to be lowered into the pool, all of which are excellent. However, there is no mention of car parking facilities, so what arrangements are there for them? When you view the virtual tour a number of questions come to mind. For example, during any construction there is always disruption in the area, so how will this affect Kingston town? When completed, how much will entry cost? Will there be a membership fee? Will it be subsidised by the council? Are all the various exercise machines needed? Where is the £40 million coming from? Will it be delivered on time and on budget? Will it be run by the council? All these questions and many more will no doubt be answered in time. Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 020 8397 2659 – To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on e-mail

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In the photograph above you will see a very peaceful green farm field in the heart of Malden Rushett. A small herd of Dexter cattle are grazing in the field alongside sheep and sometimes ponies with foals. Malden Rushett also has a refurbished children’s playground tucked away at the end of Woodview where from now on children can play in a safe environment on a range of new play equipment. Very soon a children’s cycling track will be added around the perimeter of the playground to enable young children to learn how to ride a bicycle safely away from the main road and pavements. Woodview playground refurbishment is an absolute joy brought about by the dedication of the Friends of Woodview whose Chairman is Ben Sayers, and Andrew Mackinlay who has sadly stepped down as our local councillor. We thank them and others involved in the playground refurbishment. The MRRA is also sad to have lost Christine Stuart as a local councillor who did much to help us up this end of the Kingston Borough and we wish her a very happy and long retirement. Where better to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee than the children’s playground where there is plenty of space for both parents, children and other residents to raise a toast to our Monarch. A good time was had by all despite the weather which nobody even noticed. I have written previously about Mayor Khan’s proposal to impose the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) of which I understand has now gone to consultation. A further tax on families and businesses already feeling the pressure of rising costs. I urge all residents to sign the petition against the tax, we are not an inner London borough, we get precisely zilch for our contribution to Transport for London excepting a bus pass. The A243 is a disgrace and not maintained, verges, hedgerows, litter, waterways are not maintained resulting in Malden Rushett looking unkempt and dirty. We urge Mayor Khan to think very seriously about dishing out further taxes (our hard-earned money) and stop wasting money on visiting cannabis farms abroad. Drugs are a curse and the earlier in life you start to take them the more damage they do resulting in brain damage and other physiological problems. Any parent who has had a child who has been introduced to cannabis at an early age by drug dealers, will tell you about the absolute hell this can cause to a perfectly normal child, absolutely heart breaking. Drug dealers come in all guises and are everywhere. It is very sad to hear that some dog owners are being irresponsible when walking dogs off lead that are out of control. Recently a spaniel was attacked while on a lead by a pit bull at the Stew ponds and had to have emergency surgery. The owners of the pit bull did nothing to stop the attack and quickly left after the owner of the spaniel managed to get the dog away. The owner of the spaniel is still in shock from the attack. Our greenbelt is Malden Rushett’s biggest asset and the MRRA is of course aware of what is going on around us. We will keep up the fight to protect it from those who would want to destroy it for their own gains. We send all people who are suffering strife and oppression our very best wishes and love. Beryl Gibson, Chairman MRRA.

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COMMUNITY PAGES St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Chessington Church Ceiling Repairs In July of last year, a section of the Victorian ceiling plaster in St. Mary’s Church fell down onto the seats below. Thankfully, it happened overnight and nobody was injured! Following inspection by our church architect and some expert plasterers, we were given the news that the whole of the nave ceiling needs to be replaced. (The nave is the largest area in the church; the place where the congregation sits.) The Church Council has accepted the tender of almost £38,000 for the work. This is a significant amount to find, especially following the closure of our Centre for so long during the Covid restrictions which caused a reduction in our income. We need to get these repairs done as quickly as possible, so that we can once again open church fully and hold the many services and events that take place such as St Mary's School Carol Services, Remembrance Sunday, weddings, baptism and funerals. We will therefore be holding a series of fund -raising events and are seeking financial help from Church members and grants wherever possible. Can you please help us? We would appreciate your prayers and any financial support that can be offered. If you would like to help by making a one-off donation, this can be done by: Cash or Cheques payable to ‘PCC St Mary the Virgin’ can be posted, in a sealed envelope, through the vicarage door: The Vicarage, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2LB. Please speak to our vicar Revd Scott Edwards or Treasurer Jack Foster for further information about how you can donate. Repairing our roof is a big challenge but we believe that with your help we can meet it.

Matthew 19: 26 tells us that ‘with God all things are possible.’ Thank you, Revd Scott Edwards. St Mary's Church, Chessington The Eight O’clock Circle meet at 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at The Royal British Legion Hall, Church Lane, Chessington. KT9 2DR. Our programme for July: 7th - Magical Peruvian Andes 21st - Flower Arranging evening We always have a warm welcome for new members, why not come along and meet us. For further details please contact Maureen Peters: Tel 020 8397 1559 or email

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY AT THE ST MARY’S CENTRE Volunteers urgently needed so we can keep the Community Food Pantry open at The St Mary’s Centre. To find out more please speak to a volunteer at the pantry by coming along one Saturday morning 10-11.15am or email Thank you. These community pages are FREE for local groups, clubs, residents and charities. Submissions are accepted on the proviso that they can be formatted to fit the available space.

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Green Family Fun Day at The Hook Centre Saturday 2nd July - 10am to 4pm Outdoor Performances 10.30 and 2.30 (55 mins) Meet a cast of outrageous mermaids and fantastical sea creatures as the Wagon of Dreams rolls into town on Saturday 2 July. Packed full of fun, puppetry and live music, the Wagon of Dreams will be a highlight in our day of ‘green’ family fun, programmed as part of Fuse International Festival. We’ll be exploring all things naturerelated with creative workshops, storytime and lego sessions. Find out about our new, exciting rewilding rangers club and how you can get involved. Free entry.

Chessington Unity Running Club Our little running club is going from strength to strength, with our very first club trophy given to us at the Hogsmill Ladies 5 where we won the mob match (below). It was great to see so many runners achieve their furthest distances, and everyone cheering along.

Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme If you need a lift to a medical appointment or assistance with your shopping, our volunteers will always be happy to help wherever possible. Please give us a call on 020 8397 6298 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 12.00 hrs).

Meet new friends, get fit and gain confidence by joining us. As well as our regular club runs, we also meet for breakfast (below), drinks at the pub, or social events.

We also welcome any local residents who would like to offer their services as a volunteer (drivers with cars are especially welcome), who can call the same number for more information. We wish all readers a good summer.

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 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 Email: Hook Leisure Gardeners Association

HOOK CHURCH PRAYER GROUP If you would like to pray with someone, Hook Church, Brook Road, Surbiton. KT6 5DB is open for this on Saturday mornings between 11-12.30. You would be most welcomed. Any queries please ring Barbara on 020 8391 0335

We have lots of runs to choose from - morning sessions 7am Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm Thursday evening session (with a range of paces and distances) and runs on Saturday mornings (9am). We have lots of other ad-hoc runs too, including races. Joining costs just £5 for the year - less than a cup of coffee and a cake. Whatever your pace, come join us for a free taster! For more information on trying out a session or how to join visit or visit our website:


BEREAVEMENT CAFE Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one? Would you find it helpful meeting other people who understand how you feel? Join us for a tea or coffee and a friendly chat. When? What time? Where?

First Saturday of the month 10am - 11.30am The King’s Centre, Coppard Gardens, KT9 2GZ email tel: 0208 391 5522 BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB CHESSINGTON Meets Tuesday Afternoons at 2.30pm at the Chessington Methodist Church. Our last meeting before the Summer Break will be on Tuesday 5th July when we will be having our Summer Party. We wish all readers a good and happy summer. The club will welcome back members when it returns on the 13th September at 2.30pm. Remember new members are also welcome at anytime. Enq Jennifer 020 8391 5362

Bursary Scheme for Students to attend an extra-curricular course Following the success of Surbiton Rotary Club's "Caporn Hardship Grant Scheme" last Autumn the Club has just announced the launch of a bursary scheme for older students. This is designed to give a small number of eligible students in our local area the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities that will further their education and development into adulthood.

Full details of the "Caporn Educational Bursary Scheme" can be found on the Club's web site Applications via educational establishments and Community groups will be accepted until the middle of September. Call 020 8337 7041 or email your submission to

Chessington Art Group We meet for 2 hours on Thursdays to paint and draw. If you have an interest in art and would like to practice and improve your skills With the help and advice of a tutor, then come along and join us. Thursday 9.30 to 11.30 am at The Methodist Church Hall, KT9 2DJ Thursday 1.00 to 3.00 pm at The Kings Centre, KT9 2GZ The last meeting before summer break is on 21st July We start back on Thursday 8th September We will be holding our annual exhibition on Saturday 2nd July In the Methodist Church Hall 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM So come along and see what your local artists are doing. For more information see us on line at or phone D Savage on 020 8391 5362

Please remember that as always next month’s magazine is a combined issue for August AND September. There is no separate September magazine.

Kingston U3A Singers After all the lockdowns we’re now a smaller but very friendly choir and are actively looking for new recruits. As well as being good for your physical and mental health, singing is great fun! There are no auditions, anyone can join. We sing mostly in “4 parts” which means you’ll sing with those your voice matches - but we do need more singers, especially sopranos and men, though we do have some very good sopranos, tenors and basses. We sing a wide variety of music, ranging from jolly folk tunes, lovely Christmas carols and songs from shows to inspiring pieces by great composers. You’ll recognise many and may remember singing along to them or singing carols in church or at school. We do use music sheets, but very few of us can sing straight off the page, so if you’re not familiar with sheet music don’t let that stop you from joining - you can always follow the dots up and down along the lines. The words will be there, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Our rehearsals are on Thursday mornings from 10.30 for 2 hours, with a coffee break halfway, at Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, KT6 4BN, in Surbiton. There is ample free parking, also the railway station and several buses for public transport. If you would like to come, please ring Helga on 0208 397 8712 or Roger on 07759 020433 for any questions you may have and for a welcoming contact and personal introduction on the day. Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance Group continue to meet on the last Tuesday of the month, at 2pm, except July and August, and December [when they hold a Xmas lunch instead]. Venue is Marion Hill House, Girl Guide Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden, KT3 6DJ. Limited parking available and on main bus routes and near to local railway station. Next meeting dates are 28th June and then 28th September. In addition to our main interest of keeping our members in touch with local and national issues affecting pensioners, and keeping our members informed via regular Newsletters and website access, we organise a variety of speakers to entertain us on lighter subjects at our meetings, eg, the talk on 28th June will be Hollywood’s Wild Wild West. Brenda Denby tel 0208 398 6054/email www.kingston

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Summer Concert on Saturday, 9th July at 3pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Chessington. The programme will include many new songs and some old favourites. There will be refreshments and a raffle at the end of the concert and also a collection in aid of our local charity, The Fircroft Trust. If you enjoy singing and would like to join our friendly group, do come along on a Friday morning at 10.30am and you’ll find a warm welcome. No experience is necessary - just a love of singing.

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