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Welcome to our June issue….. Traditionally a magazine full of summer fetes and fairs and while we’re not quite back to that stage yet it is heartening to have several events in this month’s What’s on pages. Of course by the time you read this restrictions will have been eased quite dramatically and so we expect to be able to share more with you come July and August.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge

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 https://www.directcolour.com/about-us.html Website: Paramount Website Design www.paramountwebsitedesign.com

July deadline: Monday 7th June 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.

This month see pages 12-13 for details of a new Car Boot Sale coming to Chessington; the reopening of King George Field Bowls Club and p.15 for how to claim your free residents tickets to visit Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We welcome the following new and returning advertisers: Precision Industrial Doors & Gates Ltd p.3, Purrfectly Precious Pets p.6, Extra Help p.6, King George Field Car Boot Sale p.12 and Russell Parry Accident Repair Centre p.24. Special offers and promotions from: Precision Industrial Doors & Gates Ltd p.3, Carpets 4 U p.5, Style my view p.7, Toad Hall Nursery p.9, Just lawns & gardens p.9, Elmwood Vehicles p.19, Community Motors p.23 and Time for You p.25. July’s deadline is Monday 7th June so please get in touch if you would like any space in this next magazine. Till then.


Inside: Bank accounts……………………………..……. 8 Kingston Wildways……………………..……... 10 What’s on……………………………….…. 12-13 Charity staff celebrate nursing qualifications…. 16 Seasonal food - June…………………………. 20 Our 100 histories………………………………. 22 Residents’ Associations……………………... 26-27 No socks please……………………………..… 28 Community pages………………………….. 30/32 Useful contacts………………………………..... 34 Local listings……………………………………. 36 Index of advertisers and advertising rates……. 38

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Bank Accounts Writing a Will and knowing what to put in it can often seem a daunting task, especially when it comes to information about bank accounts. I will now explain what you need to know when it comes to bank accounts and your Will. Many people assume that they must list every individual account or item they own in their Will. However, this is not the case, and, in most circumstances, you do not need to include specific bank account details in your Will. Professionally prepared Wills include a clause that deals with the ‘residue’. This captures any assets you own when you die that are not specifically mentioned elsewhere in your Will. This clause means you do not need to decide what to do with each of your individual bank accounts. It is also not unusual for people to change bank accounts over the years. Therefore, listing specific accounts in the Will is not sensible – as every time you moved to a new account, you would need to amend your Will. What is important is that you discuss your wishes with your advisor, who will be able to identify how best to achieve your aims by using a mix of cash legacies and shares in the residue.

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.

In cases of married couples, bank and building society accounts are sometimes held by the joint account holders as ‘joint tenants.’ This means that when one account holder dies, the funds in the account will pass automatically to the surviving joint owner by the principles of survivorship. This is the case even if your Will states that everything you own should pass to someone else. If you are a third-party signatory on someone else's account, this is not the same as having a joint account. Also, if you run an account as an attorney for someone who cannot manage their own finances, those accounts remain the property of the person you are looking after. Catherine Sawbridge

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Kingston Council is committed to creating a cleaner, greener borough - a beautiful place for people to live and work alongside thriving wildlife populations. To help boost local biodiversity the council is trialling a new management method to encourage a greater diversity and abundance of wildflowers on our roadside verges. Eight ‘WildWays’ sites have been introduced across the borough two of which are South of the Borough at Guilders Road Roundabout and Hunters Road Triangle. During the first year the grass will be allowed to grow longer, it will then be cut and removed. This will help lower the nutrient level of the soil, resulting in a reduction of grass growth and allowing more space for wildflowers to emerge. As a result, meadow like areas will form and perennial wildflowers will begin to flourish. Wildflowers provide a great source of forage for pollinators, including a wealth of butterflies and bumblebees, improve our soils health and bring much needed colour to our highways.

Our WildWays meadows will take some time to establish, with most of the ecological benefit being secured in the second year of the project. However we will be monitoring this regularly with surveys and photographs. Visit our photo gallery on the website to view the various stages of the scheme and what you can expect to see happen over the next 12 months and beyond. www.kingstonletstalk.co.uk/wildways


*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

SESSIONS STILL AVAILABLE ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA ON 07916 586417 hookpreschool@hotmail.com www.hookpreschool.co.uk OFSTED RATING: GOOD January 2017 Registration No.131787

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The next Hook Litter-pick will be on Saturday 26th June.

Sunday 27th June. Grand Re-opening and Summer Event at the London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Weybridge, KT13 0QS. The museum reopens after lockdown with a brand new look as it begins it’s second decade at Brooklands. Includes displays of invited buses, modern & preserved, a collectors’ market, heritage bus rides & attractions. The fun event for both family and enthusiast. Visit www.londonbusmuseum.com for details.

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


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Irish Dancing griffinkingacademy@mail.com Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30pm

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 Moves Fitness with Scott scottworldwide@aol.com Friday 10 - 11am Patello Jiu Jitsu patellojiujitsu@yahoo.com Tuesday 8 - 9pm Thursday 8 - 9pm Saturday 11am - 12:00pm

Kay Rose Dance kaycob@yahoo.com Days and times to be confirmed

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 Friday 5 - 6:30pm Sunday 5 -7pm 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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Charity staff celebrate milestone Nursing Associate qualifications Royal Star & Garter’s first cohort of student Nursing Associates has qualified. Karen Jakeman, Fiona Mirembe and Leena Ghale finished their two-year course, and are now Registered Nursing Associates. The three, who were working as Health Care Assistants (HCAs) and Lead HCAs at the Surbiton Home prior to the course, will now be able to take on responsibilities which previously lay with Nurses, such as taking blood samples, administering oral medications, and assisting with residents’ care plans.

trio were still able to complete all their work placements. The programme was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) to bridge the gap between HCAs and Nurses. Fiona said the challenges posed by the pandemic added to the pressures of the course: “The last months tested my resilience but by then there was no chance of going back. I needed to finish what I started, and thank goodness I have.” Paying tribute to Royal Star & Garter and her colleagues, she added: “I would like to thank the charity for giving me this opportunity, and all the Nurses who have seen me through my journey.”

Karen said: “The challenge for me was mastering the art of juggling my family, work, studying, placements and a worldwide pandemic thrown in. I cannot believe I have now made it to the finish During the course, Leena, Fiona and Karen contin- line!” ued working at the Surbiton Home, while also attending St George’s, University of London, one Leena agreed: “After working full-time and being day a week, and going on four-week placements a full-time student, I feel like I’ve aged 10 years since I started the course instead of two. It was in other care settings. tough, but it was worth it.” Royal Star & Garter is a charity which provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

Surbiton Home Manager Helena Maher said: “Leena, Karen and Fiona have studied hard to successfully achieve this qualification. It’s wonderful for them, good news for the residents, and great for the Home to see the development of our team.” Director of Care Pauline Shaw said: “Juggling this demanding two-year course with a full-time job, family life and the unforeseen challenges of Covid-19 cannot have been easy. I’m delighted that our cohort has qualified, they are a credit to the charity.”

Royal Star & Garter met the associated costs after receiving funding from St George’s NHS Foundation Trust. The course is endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the charity viewed it as both an investment in its staff and recognition of their dedication and hard work.

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Left to right: Fiona, Karen & Leena

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Our 100 Histories - Our Borough Kingston Heritage Service invites you to build Our 100 Histories on a new interactive digital map, Our Borough. Over the next year, we will be searching for the 100 Histories that residents and people connected to Kingston Upon Thames feel best represents the heritage of the borough. Councillor Rebekah Moll, Portfolio Holder for Culture at Kingston Council, said: “We want to encourage everyone to think of heritage as broadly as possible, plot the stories, places, objects, events and people they want to remember, as well as share pieces of heritage that others may not be aware of. We hope that Our 100 Histories will help all residents feel represented and excited about the borough's diverse heritage, as well as the collections at Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre.” In April 2022, after seeing which pins have been interacted with most by users, Kingston Heritage Service will share the top Our 100 Histories and use this to create activities, events, and improve the heritage offer produced by Kingston Heritage Service. Any submissions not already featured in the collections at Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre will be reviewed for inclusion in the collections. How it works: • Go to kingstonheritage.org.uk/ourborough • Select Pin Something or Add a Pin next to the map • If you haven’t already, create a History Pin login • Upload a photo, video, sound, text or add a link to an image from the internet • Give your content a title and describe it. What is happening? Why does this represent the borough’s heritage to you? • Add the date of when your pin took place www.kingstonletstalk.co.uk/100-histories


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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION This month we have been in the grip of local and national elections with the proposed candidates for our area knocking on our doors persuading us that they are the best candidate to vote for. Whoever the successful candidate is for Chessington South we wish them all the best and remind them that Malden Rushett is part of Kingston upon Thames. Up this end of Kingston-upon-Thames we have local businesses that are crying out for your custom as they have suffered badly due to the Covid 19 epidemic. Champion Timber so handy for a lot of your DIY attempts, BP Garage for your fuel, incorporating M & S Food where the staff are so obliging especially to the elderly. The Shy Horse Vintage Inn recently re-opened depending on the weather and looking forward to serving customers indoors again. The Star pub where all precautions have been made regarding weather, the garden at the back is a sensation and well worth a visit. Byhurst Farm for all you need for your horse requirements plus the farm shop for lovely new laid eggs and Rushett Farm for yoga and a coffee from their new portable coffee bar. The new addition to the village is Pets Corner for your pets and last, but not least, Chessington Garden Centre with practically everything for your garden, pets, butchers and a lot of what you might fancy in their new revamped restaurant (a limited menu is being served currently due to Covid 19) but we are looking forward to a full menu when government restrictions allow. CCC (Chessington Cricket Club) badly needs our support to keep up the excellent work it does for young and old in our community. You can become a Social Member without the need of being Ian Botham, check them out, you will not regret it, situated on the main bus route so very convenient to get to. You will find it hard to believe but since writing in last month’s Chessington Chat the undergrowth has been cut back on the A243 from the Star heading North to London. Although we and motorists are grateful, the contractors used have made a real pig’s ear of the work carried out. At some areas of the ‘work’ it resembles being hacked with an axe! Such a shame to carry out such bad workmanship. Also, the verges have been cut in most areas but again no real care administered particularly to ditches not being cleared, resulting in flooding problems should we get a lot of rain. Frosts have delayed replanting the planter at the junction but we hope to carry this out very soon. Hopefully, litter picking arranged by our committee member will soon start so we can tidy up our village. The MRRA has also met with RBK to request further litter bins at the four bus stops in the main part of the village as at present we only have one litter bin between four bus stops. Despite the closure of CWoA and less cars and vehicles on the A243 litter has increased, so we wonder where does it come from, obviously not from CWoA? We have also noticed a huge increase in heavy goods vehicles on the A243 Malden Rushett of late, we wonder why? Speeding is continuous on all roads in and around, being particularly bad in Fairoak Lane when heading towards Oxshott. Residents turning out of Woodview onto Fairoak Lane are constantly met with motorists exceeding the speed limit. Motorists heading towards the junction are constantly speeding up as they approach the junction in order to jump the lights, same scenario coming towards the junction from Rushett Lane, why, to beat the lights. We cannot say this enough, a big thank you to all the local people who are looking after friends and neighbours who are vulnerable, volunteers who do so much to help others and NHS staff who put themselves in danger helping us during these unprecedented times. If you would like to find out more about the MRRA please visit our Facebook page on: http://fb/me/MaldenRushettResidents/Association Beryl Gibson – Chairman, 0775 1024358. E mail: bfors@outlook.com 26

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Chessington District Residents’ Association The Covid lockdown has had a negative effect on many people, increasing their stress levels. New research by the Royal Horticultural Society has found more scientific evidence that exposure to plants positively contributes to human health and wellbeing. An experiment found the role that domestic gardens can play in reducing residents’ stress levels. A four year study has shown that having just a few plants in a front garden can significantly reduce these levels. Having access to even a tiny patch of nature has a measurable beneficial effect for our health. In a study, two planted containers and a tree were given to each of 38 households and concentrations of cortisol were measured in residents before planting and afterwards. (cortisol is a hormone that regulates the response to stressful situations). Prior to the experiment, 24% of residents had ‘healthy’ cortisol patterns and three months after the addition of the plants, this had increased to 53%.

The work also noted how residents suffering from loneliness and other mental health issues found their front garden plants especially uplifting and motivational. Yet again it shows how important gardens are for our general wellbeing. Maybe the council Planning Department could take this into account when viewing applications for new developments. We appreciate they have the difficult job of being told they have to provide a certain number of new homes with a limited amount of suitable land. However, what is not taken into account is the hidden cost of people’s mental wellbeing when having to live in compact dwellings or high-rise buildings. ………………………………………………………………………………………... Is something happening with the proposed inappropriate development of 11 - 25 Leatherhead Road now that number 25 has been sold and number 23 is up for sale? We e-mailed two of the people involved with the development asking for an update on the situation, but have not had a reply from either one. Will they put forward a revised design or cut their losses and move on? 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 Kingston Council is teaming up with ShopAppy.com - the ‘One Stop Online Local shop’ - to provide borough shops and other businesses with an online profile and an easy-to-use e-commerce platform. This will enable customers to browse stock and services and purchase from multiple businesses, and arrange click and collect, all with one transaction. Kingston Council will be funding the service for borough-based businesses for the first year. Businesses can register with ShopAppy.com now, via the ShopAppy.com website and ShopAppy.com will contact them to help them through the setup process. There are also opportunities for businesses to provide a click and collect point for ShopAppy shoppers, or if you run a local delivery, courier or taxi business and would like to work with ShopAppy please email business@kingston.gov.uk We’ll be launching ShopAppy’s platform for Kingston town centre to the public very soon, so sign up now if you’re there. For businesses in other parts of the borough, now is the time to register and start building your own bespoke offer.

https://bit.ly/RBKBusiness30April shopappy.com/vendor 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

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

Eight O'clock Circle - June Looking forward to the 21st June when hopefully all Covid restrictions will be lifted, the committee can then make plans to resume our club meetings Best wishes to all our members, hope to see you all soon. For details please contact Maureen Peters on 020 8397 1559. Email your submissions to sally@chessingtonchat.com

HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI As Lockdown eases we are beginning to plan the activities for our meetings and sub -groups. Members of our book group have been able to meet in a garden to discuss books they have read during the prolonged lockdown, the poetry group have been meeting via zoom and also hope to meet in a garden soon. Members have also been holding coffee mornings for 6 members in their gardens. We also hope to continue with other activities which will include walks, outings and crafts. We have managed to plan our belated birthday celebrations and members will be enjoying afternoon tea in the park one Saturday during June. If you are interested in joining the WI, please come along to a meeting, currently held via Zoom but hopefully only until July, and see if it is something you may enjoy. You can Contact Paula McKelvey on 020 8397 2885.

BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB The committee are optimistic that we can start to plan for the future of the Club after our meeting that was held on 17th May. If you have not heard from the club by the time you read this, you will be hearing shortly. Meanwhile enjoy the lighter nights and keep well. Contact Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362

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Chessington Unity Running Club Join our friendly running group: whether you're just starting out, or an ultrarunner, all are welcome! At just £5 a year, it's less than a cup of coffee and a cake. We have lots of runs to choose from - morning sessions 7am Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm Thursday evening session (including coached sessions like interval training) and 5k and 10k runs on Saturday mornings (9am). For more information on trying out a session or how to join visit facebook.com/unityrunningclub or visit our website: unityrunningclub.co.uk


VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED • Do you have some time to spare? Do you want to support some of the more elderly and less mobile members of our local community? You decide how much time you want to give • Expenses are covered If you are a driver with your own transport, please call us on 020 8397 6298 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 noon).

Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme Registered charity no. 289765

Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners ‘Alliance are currently meeting online on the last Tuesday in the month at 2pm. Members are kept informed of relevant developments on local and national issues by a series of newsletters from our chairman, Brian Parks, and local and national websites. As we would welcome new members, please get in touch for more information. Brenda Denby: 0208 398 6054, brendadenby@live.co.uk or visit www.kingston-cspa.co.uk

I was appalled at the sight of the fly tipping in your May magazine. I believe this will get worse as Kingston have now introduced more regulations for taking rubbish to the dump. We are now required to make an appointment first and then we will be restricted as to how many bags we can take there in a year and the amount of visits. Making it harder, not easier, to get rid of rubbish is likely to encourage more fly tipping. To my mind, even hazardous waste should have a free place at the dump, for precisely this reason. Making it difficult and expensive to get rid of is irresponsible and could cause harm to those unaware of the dangers, such as children. So long as everything is placed in the correct containers, surely most costs can be recovered by selling or recycling the borough's rubbish? And when we catch fly tippers, why not make them do community service at the dump, as well as a fine? This could apply to any minor offender instead of a jail sentence, which costs the community money. I also wrote about this on the council's website but have not received any response so far. Jeannette Linehan, Chessington

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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

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LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Andrew 07917 422137 www.Alexandra-table-tennis-club.business.site/ Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 11.30am - 1.30pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session. Tony 07703 602552 / www.ab-tabletennisacademy.co.uk Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane. 11.30am Thurs. 0300 123 8086 / KINCCG.Betterbones@nhs.net Bowls - Surbiton Bowling Club, Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Tues eves 5:50pm. David Lark 020 8224 2385. Buckland Womens Club. Tues 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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