Chessington Chat June 2022 - Issue 177

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Welcome to our June magazine…. As I write GCSE and A-level exams are about to start after a two year hiatus and as we deliver this magazine they will be well underway. As we have experienced at home this has been a very stressful time for this year’s cohort as the entire two years of their studies prior to exams has been disrupted by the pandemic. We therefore send our very best wishes to everybody taking exams at the moment and remind them how amazing they have been to deal with everything that has been thrown at them throughout this time.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge Kingston Carers’ Network Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR Printed by: Direct Colour, Unit 2, 60 Cox Lane, Chessington Industrial Estate, KT9 1TW. 020 8391 0011.

Our busy What’s on pages include many of your upcoming fetes and fairs including Celebrate Chessington and Mardi Grrra! at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We bring pictures of the work that has recently been carried out at RAF Chessington Green Space, an article from Kingston Carers’ Network and several jammed packed Community pages.

We welcome the following new advertisers: Chessington & Hook United FC p.7. And bring special offers and promotions from: Carpets 4 U p.5, Progress Pilates p.6, Shortland Sawbridge p.8, Choppers Hairdressers p.19, Elmwood Vehicles p.23, CORT Furniture p.35 and Time for You p.43. Till next month.


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Update your will………………..………………. 8 What’s on………………………………… 12-15 Make caring visible, valued and supported..…. 16 Outdoor living………………………………… 20 Residents’ Associations…………………….. 26/27 Recipe: Strawberry yoghurt ice cream………. 30 Kids puzzle page………………………………. 33 Community pages…………….……….. 34/36/38 New access route for RAF Chessington………… 40 Useful contacts………………………………… 44 Local listings…………………………………… 45 Index of advertisers and advertising rates…….. 46

JULY DEADLINE: Monday 13th June with delivery w/c 26th 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.

Free Pilates Tasters in Chessington Relieve achy neck and back pain Improve your balance and coordination Learn breathing exercises to calm your body & mind LIMITED number of Free Taster sessions in June, classes suitable for all levels Mondays: 9.45am - Chessington Methodist Church 6pm - Hook Parish Hall 7.30pm - St Mary's School Chessington Tuesdays: 7pm and 8pm - St Mary's Centre Thursdays: 10am - St Mary's Centre Helen 07889 142134


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Update your Will Recent research has revealed that almost half (47%) of Brits who have a will haven’t updated it for more than five years, meaning nearly half of Wills in the UK are likely to be out-of-date. Of those, a third haven’t updated it for over 7 years, and a fifth haven’t dusted it off in more than a decade. It also revealed that: •

Almost half of people realise the law decides who will inherit your assets if you don’t have a will in place. Only a third of people realise that a couple living together without marriage or civil partnership won’t inherit each other’s assets without a will in place. Only a third of people realise their spouse (wife, husband, civil partner) won’t automatically inherit their full estate without a will in place.

So for June I am offering a special price in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of updating your will regularly. Please contact me if you have a Will already in place that needs updating or if you wish to make your first Will. Special Price in June - £150 per Will.

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

We also prepare Lasting Power of Attorney and offer Probate Services.

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WHAT’S ON IN JUNE.. Thurs 2nd June. The Mayor of Kingston lights the borough’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon on the Thames. Please see Tues 14th June. Age Concern Epsom & Ewell’s Curry Night. Tamarind Spice, Ewell. £30 pp. Visit Sat 25th June. Hook Litterpick. We welcome everyone of all ages for an hour of fresh air while meeting new people in our community. 10am at the Parish Hall, Hook Road. All equipment supplied. Email Sun 26th June. On the Buses at London Bus Museum. See www.londonbusmuseum for details.


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Carers Week: Make caring visible, valued and supported Kingston Carers’ Network (KCN) is excited to be taking part in Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Carers are also encouraged to access a range of monthly support groups with each group having a focus e.g. support for carers of adults with a mental health condition. As well as supporting adult carers, Kingston Carers’ Network is home to a thriving Young Carers’ Project (YCP) supporting young carers between the ages of five and 18.

A recent survey by Carers Trust found that a third of young carers said their caring role resulted in them either ‘always’ or ‘usually’ feeling ‘worried’ (36%), ‘lonely’ (33%) or stressed’ (42%). The energetic team of YCP staff runs weekly For carers living in the Royal Borough of Kingston groups in schools and youth upon Thames, or caring for someone who lives in centres as well as a busy the borough, Kingston Carers’ Network is the local programme of holiday charity, currently supporting 4,300 carers of all activities to reduce isolation and ensure that ages including young carers from the age of five. young carers can enjoy peer support and respite from their caring role. During Carers Week, KCN is running a programme of free events in recognition of the vital contribution made by unpaid carers in the borFor more information, please visit ough. Highlights of the week include an tive talk on Carers’ Rights, a range of fitness and or contact Kingston Carers’ Network yoga classes, afternoon tea, therapeutic crafting on or and various social outings. The outings provide 020 3031 2757. carers with a much-needed break and encourage them to enjoy a life outside of their caring responsibilities where possible. Every day, 6,000 people begin to take on the role of unpaid carers. For many, caring is something that happens gradually when someone becomes older or has a progressive illness. For others, it arises suddenly, for example as the result of an accident, a stroke or because of COVID-19. It is estimated that carers save the economy over £132 billion per year.

Kingston Carers’ Network is also inviting members of the public to join them in celebrating Carers Week at The Rose Theatre on Thursday 9th June from 3 - 4pm as KCN carers share poems written during a recent HeArt of Care poetry workshop. Outside of Carers Week, Kingston Carers’ Network offers a comprehensive advice and advocacy service covering a wide range of issues, including welfare benefits, community care, charges for care services, NHS continuing care and housing rights/adaptations. Last year, carers in Kingston were over £1million better off after accessing KCN’s advice and advocacy services. KCN also works to make sure the voice of carers is heard, that carers views are taken into account, that they are valued and respected. 16

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Associations A short reminder that we have our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 4th June at the Chessington Methodist Church Hall, Moor Lane starting at 7.30pm. There are three guest speakers who will be advising us on the re-organisation of the NHS to the National Care Service (NCS). Starting in July they will launch a project called the Integrated Care Strategy which is the start of a ten year plan to transform the NHS. The idea is to be proactive with more preventative health checks and smoothing the hospital discharge process bringing the patient back into the community or their own home. You should also have more involvement in the decision making regarding your own personal health and being referred to any specialist services you may require. This will be a major change in the way our health care functions and should bring about a system where the organisations work around the patients rather than, at present, the patients fit around the organisations. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. King Edward Drive is next to Kelvin Grove just before the Ace of Spades roundabout. There was a planning application to demolish the five spacious homes and build a three storey 76 bedroom care home on the site. At a South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee Meeting many residents, including some from Kelvin Grove, voiced their concerns and general disapproval of the project. The next stage in the process was for the application to be put forward to Development Control for a decision. After some time, as nothing had been heard, we contacted the council and it appears that the applicant had noted the various comments that had been made and decided to revise their application. This has now been received by the council and is currently being reviewed, but is not yet ready to go to the Planning Committee. We have asked for it to be brought to a South of the Borough Meeting so that residents can put forward their comments before it goes to Development Control. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. The A243 is the responsibility of Transport for London (TfL) and that includes the grass verges. You may have noticed that a few weeks ago when the first cut of the year was made the small forest of daffodils opposite Merritt Gardens was obliterated. Whether or not they still had their flowers, they should not have been cut as the leaves allow the bulbs to store their energy for next year’s growth. We have spoken to our contact at TfL and they will speak to the contractor responsible. Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 020 8397 2659 – To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on e-mail

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MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION So far this year, apart from the odd flutter of snow, the winter has been manageable for most people for which we are grateful. At times rainfall has been excessive resulting in surface water taking time to drain away. Some gardens in Malden Rushett have been flooded making it difficult to carry out any maintenance. Heavy frosts have of course hit the magnolia trees hard as always, most of which appear to start to bud and bloom only to be caught by the first heavy frost. Some areas of Malden Rushett are designated flood plains and remain waterlogged for many months, the ground being unsuitable for much else other than wilding and habitat for our wildlife. How lucky we are to live in such wonderful green spaces and to be able to see for ourselves the wonders of nature, and to be able to demonstrate to our young people the importance of sharing our surroundings. Wonderful walking, riding, running and playing for all abilities and ages all around us. Open spaces to breath in the fresh air of the countryside without worrying about what is going on in the world around us for a few minutes or hours - whatever you desire. On a recent early Sunday morning, a mother duck decided to take her ducklings across the A243 by Byhurst Farm and you can imagine how dangerous this was! Fortunately, a resident spotted her and her brood and managed to alert other residents who managed to guide her back to the farm and we just hope that mum and her chain of ducklings made no further attempt to cross. Foals have been born at Byhurst and are now seen playing in one of the fields under the watchful eyes of mum. The foals spend a lot of time rounding up the sheep in the field, a very amusing sight to behold. With the NHS so overloaded and mental health services so much in demand we need the ability to take ourselves out for a walk or to take the children somewhere they can run and run until they wear themselves out. Somewhere we can go to rest our minds, so to be able to cope with the strains and stresses of everyday living. We are entrusted to care for the environment and the majority of us are aware of the dangers of ill health and mental anxiety caused by bonfires, chimneys smoking, loud music and anti-social behaviour. Therefore, please be considerate to others. Littering is abundant in and around us, rubbish being thrown out of car and lorry windows as they travel through the village. Bottles of urine tossed out of vehicles are especially distasteful as they do not rot down but just remain in memory of the person who tossed them out of the window as they were passing through. The speed limit needs reducing when entering the village from Oxshott along Fairoak Lane into the built-up area from 30 mph to 20 mph. Vehicles speed down to the junction and jump the red lights, it is a dangerous place to be. TFL continually refuse to place right hand turn filters on the junction from Rushett Lane and Fairoak Lane. Transport for London are responsible for the cutting of the borders along the A243 (or should we say hacking of the borders) and the clearing of the ditch running from Byhurst Farm to opposite the Silverglade Estate entrance. The ditch is blocked at several places with undergrowth growing in the ditch and from the cuttings when they cut the verges! In all the village is very untidy as it would seem that as little as possible is done. Rushett Lane has again been allowed to become an eyesore with extraordinarily little maintenance performed by RBK. Some may call it wilding at its best! Unfortunately, the children’s playground due to be refurbished earlier this year was delayed due to the severe weather and now due to a shortage of materials. We are grateful to those involved in this renovation to the playground, as we have many young families in the village and the playground will be a very welcome addition to Malden Rushett to keep our children occupied and out of harm’s way. We are worried about the possibility of vandalism of the playground once it has been refurbished which includes the riding of quad bikes, walking of dogs and in particular the sale of and use of drugs. We are hoping that both RBK and the Police are going to take an active part in preventing this type of use and work with the MRRA to keep the playground safe for our children. We remember those people who are suffering the effects of conflict and poverty and say to them we are thinking of you all. Beryl Gibson, Chairman MRRA.

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Clubbercise Chessington Contact Carly on 07989 475126 Thursday 6:30 - 7:15pm 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 Bend to the Beat with Rebekah A fusion of dance and yoga Friday 9:45 - 10.45am First Class Learning chessington Maths and English Tuition Saturday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Patello Jiu Jitsu Monday 7:30 – 8:30pm Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30pm Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30pm Thursday 7:30 – 8:30pm Saturday 11am -12pm Kay Rose Dance Mon 5 - 6pm Tues 3:45 - 6.30pm Weds 3:45 – 6.30pm Tai Chi for Health Thursday 7:15 - 8:15pm ‘Small Hands’ Baby and Toddler group for parents and carers Wednesday 10.00-11.30am

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 Monday morning class starting soon Free trial available TinyTalk Baby Signing with Steph 07852 976680 Monday 9:30 – 10:30am Community Food Pantry Every Saturday 10am - 12pm Open to everyone in need of a little help. CBT West London Motorcycle training Mon – Fri mornings

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COMMUNITY PAGES Working together Justine Belcher from Kingston Charitable Foundation recently had the great pleasure to meet up at Chessington World of Adventures Resort with Simon Burge, Strategic Development Manager, Chessington World of Adventures Resort and Liz Grimwood, Young Carers Team leader, Kingston Carers Network to discuss opportunities for Kingston Young Carers Network and Kingston Charitable Foundation. It was an exciting and very positive meeting; big thanks go to Simon and Chessington World of Adventures Resort; we look forward to many wonderful events for the young carers of Kingston and telling you all about them.

Chessington Unity Running Club

A huge congratulations to our Zero2Hero champions, many who completed their first ever 5k run in April! (Pictured) A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out every week. Do you love running? Why not join us? 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 often go to the pub after the evening session, and pop into a local cafe after the morning weekday sessions. We have lots of other ad-hoc runs too, and many runners also attend 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 email visit or visit our website:

Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme Our first outing since Covid took place on 9th May. 33 clients and drivers gathered for a cream tea at Chessington Garden Centre and a chance to look around. It was lovely to see so many of our friends chatting and enjoying the freedom – and the tea was very good too.

Our secretary, Jill, was thanked for all her hard work in organising the tea, although she couldn’t be there with us, and we wish her all the best for her forthcoming move to pastures new. Thank you too, Jill, for all your work as secretary and good luck for the future. Sue Weymouth, Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme

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Stanley Picker Gallery presents Maeve Brennan’s An Excavation.

This multi-disciplinary project takes an in-depth look at the international traffic in looted antiquities. Central to the exhibition is a major new film commission An Excavation (2022), documenting a forensic investigation into a crate of looted antiquities discovered at Geneva Freeport in 2014. Stanley Picker Gallery, Hogsmill Island, Kingston School of Art, Portland Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2QJ. Throughout June and till 9th July. Thursday – Saturday 11am-5pm.

Hook and Chessington WI Hook and Chessington WI’s year used to start in January, but in 2021 our National Federation moved the beginning of the WI year to April. The yearly subscription entitles all the ladies to enjoy 11 free meeting each year, it also includes a free quarterly magazine and a monthly newsletter. We pride ourselves on being a trusted place for all women of all generations, to share experiences and learn from each other. Why not visit one of our meetings? The first 3 meetings are free although you may like to buy a raffle ticket. All we ask is for you to come with an open mind and heart, you may be surprised how much fun we have, while making new friends, it’s a long way from making Jam, Knitting and singing Jerusalem. We meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Hook and Southbrough Parish Hall next door to King Edward’s Recreation Ground or contact Chris Wilson on 07710 098356 or email

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. 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. We meet on Thursday mornings from 10.30 for 2 hours, with a coffee break halfway, at Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton. KT6 4BN. There is ample free parking and also the railway station and several buses for public transport. Contact Helga on 0208 397 8712 or Roger on 07759 020433


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Green Family Fun Day 2 July - 10am to 4pm Hook Centre 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 - just turn up and get involved!

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 We will be holding our annual exhibition on Saturday 2nd July In the Methodist Church Hall 10am to 4pm 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

Hook Singers We continue to meet every Friday at The Methodist Church in Chessington from 10.30am to 12pm. We are a friendly group and enjoy singing popular songs. New members are very welcome and no auditions or previous experience is necessary. We are currently rehearsing for our Summer Concert which will be on 9th July in the Methodist Church Hall at 3pm. Please make a note of the date - we look forward to seeing you there. For further information about joining the choir please contact: Ruth Mackinlay, Chair, Tel: 07746 234508 or email:

The Eight O’clock Circle The Eight O’clock Circle would like to wish everyone a very happy Queen’s Jubilee Celebration. We meet in the Royal British Legion Hall, Church Lane, Chessington, KT9 2DR at 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. New members are always welcome. For further details of the club please contact Maureen Peters Tel no 020 8397 1559

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

BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Meet at the Chessington Methodist Church On Tuesday Afternoons @ 2pm New Members always Welcome 7th June Travel with Anne Beauchamp on the Coventry And Stratford Canal 14th June An Afternoon with Greta including a special raffle 21st June Coin appraisal with Ian Franklin/ Norman Clarkson 28th June Great Plant Hunters and Collectors – Christine Jarvis

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 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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NEW ACCESS ROUTE THROUGH RAF CHESSINGTON GREEN SPACE The Friends of RAF Chessington Green Space are delighted that a brand-new route in and out of the Green Space has been created and is soon to open (we are waiting for a gate to be installed). This new pathway allows greater access to this valuable park for everyone. It creates a new pedestrian route for local children, their parents and carers to and from Lovelace Primary School, providing wonderful daily interactions with nature along the way! This would not have been possible without the support of local councillors Christine Stuart and Steph Archer and the Highways Agency. Big thanks to the members of Mens SHED at the King’s Centre who have hand crafted a beautiful and unique new noticeboard for the Green Space. And there is one other new addition to the Green Space, again thanks to Councillor Christine … a Williams Pear Tree planted to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. To get involved or find out more join the Friends Group Facebook page groups/174594030319099/


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PHOENIX SOCIAL CLUB for over 60's We are a friendly group of over 60's who meet up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm at The King's Centre, Chessington. There is ample car parking space and we are also on the K4 bus route. Ladies and gentlemen please don't be shy, why not come along, as it is free for the first month, to see if you would enjoy the chat, tea, coffee and biscuits, companionship, varied activities and outings that are arranged. Regular weekly activities are: Freestyle Art Group (Tuesdays), exercises, Bingo and various board games. We are always happy to listen to the ideas of our members if there is something you would like to do. All of the above activities are covered by a monthly membership fee of £10, which goes towards the cost of hiring the facility and includes the costs of tea, coffee and biscuits. Additionally, throughout the year, as well as our regular meetings at the Centre, we arrange several social outings. These can include; annual coach trip to seaside, pub lunches, cream teas, ten pin bowling. These outings would be partially subsidised by the club but paid for separately by members.

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


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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 St Paul’s C of E 280, Hook Road, Hook. 020 8391 2362 St Catherine of Siena R C 100 Leatherhead Road, Chessington. 020 8397 3971 Kings Church Chessington The Kings Centre, Coppard Gdns, Chessington. 020 8391 5522 Chessington Methodist Moor Lane, Chessington. 020 8296 9344 Hook Church Brook Rd, Tolworth. 020 8397 8909

COUNCILLORS Chessington North and Hook Ward: Afy Afilaka Email TBC Sue Ansari Email TBC Stephanie Archer Chessington South Ward: Andreas Kirsch Griseldis Kirsch Email TBC Sharukh Mirza The Orchard Practice Orchard Email TBC Gardens, Chessington. KT9 1AG Tolworth & Hook Rise Ward 0208 397 9494 Mariana Goncalves Email TBC Hook Surgery Merritt Medical Thay Thayalan Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. KT9 2GY. 0208 397 6361 Andrew John Wooldridge Email TBC 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 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

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 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 / Bereavement Café - a group to support those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Meets every 1st Saturday at 10am at The King's Centre. All welcome and invited details on https:// Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane. 11.30am Thurs. 0300 123 8086 / 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 The King’s Centre. 020 8391 5362 Chessington Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Meet at Scout HQ to rear of 33, Garrison Lane. Beavers: Mon 6-7pm, Cubs: Tues 6.45-8.15pm; Scouts: Fri 7-9pm. or email 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, 9.3011am. 020 8408 8927 Chessington Cricket Club. Sir Francis Barker Sports Ground, Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NB. 020 8397 9194 Chessington & Hook United & Hook Youth Football Club. Chalky Lane, Chessington. 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. 7am Tue and Thu, 7pm Thu, 9am Sat. Email: Facebook: Web: Chessington Youth Action, Reg Charity 1058965. 97 Ruxley Lane, West Ewell. KT19 9HB Corinthian-Casuals FC. Amateur football club for 4-18yrs at King George’s Field, Hook Rise South, Queen Mary’s Close, Tolworth. KT6 7NA. Friends of Shooting Star Children's Hospices - Epsom & Chessington. Sarah Johnson, 07921 774 191 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. Guitar & Ukulele Group Tues 8-9.30pm, Chessington Methodist Church. Chris 07920 180270/ 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. Group HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton. Group

Scout Leader Fergus Lang: 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, Hook Scout & Guide Band. Mon eves 7-9.30pm at 1st Hook Scout HQ, Verona Drive. 9 years +. Anne & Ray Bridger 020 8397 7525. 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. Chris Wilson 07710 098356 or email 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. Contact Ruth Mackinlay 07746 34508 / Further details at King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind Mon-Fri 10.00/ midday. 020 8605 0060,, Kingston Cycling Campaign. Easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am-12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email 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) Sandra Fitzpatrick 07720 675825 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. Racal Decca RFC. Senior, social rugby in a friendly, inclusive environment. Home matches Saturday's, Tolworth Court, KT4 7QH., 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 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 Friendship Club over 60s group at The Kings Centre on 1st, 3rd and 5th Mons. 1.30-3.30pm. 020 8391 5522 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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