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WELCOME TO OUR NOVEMBER ISSUE… The amount of emails I receive ahead of my November deadline each year never ceases to amaze me. There is simply SO much going on locally at this time of year and we are of course only too happy to share that with you. So the magazine is bursting at the seams with details of your Remembrance Events, Firework displays, Christmas fairs, exhibitions and talks, school open evenings, quiz nights and much more.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Francis Brannan, CDRA Beryl Gibson, MRRA Catherine Sawbridge Sergeant Simon Baxter Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR Printed by: Evonprint Ltd. Website: Paramount Website Design

DECEMBER COPY DEADLINE: Monday 14th November Magazine delivered w/c 27th November. Leaflets for inclusion with this next issue can be accepted up till Monday 21st November. Disclaimer: Whilst all reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information included in CHESSINGTON CHAT, the publishers can take no responsibility for the accuracy of statements made by contributors or advertisers or for the loss arising from non publication of any advertisement. All information is correct at time of going to print.

We welcome the following new and returning advertisers: Charisma Hairdressers p.5, RNB Electrical Services p.6, Colour-Colour Web Design p.6, Ruffled Feathers Hair & Beauty p.6, The Dent Professor p.6 and EmbroidMe p.8, And bring special offers and promotions from: Ruffled Feathers p.6, Carpets 4 U p.7, Tolworth Showtrain p.16, Synergy 81 p.23, Elmwood Vehicles p.29, Family Dental Care p.31, Tolworth Fencing p.37, The Optical Gallery p.39, Community Motors p.41, Time For You Domestic Cleaning p.43, Taylored Room Solutions p.49 and Jackson Noon p.52. Next month’s issue is of course our very popular Christmas magazine so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like some space reserved. Till next month.


INSIDE: Start planning early……………………………8 What’s on………………………….…..…12 - 17 Epsom Playhouse Competitions………….…….20 What can a Winston Churchill buy you?.............32 Safer Neighbourhoods………………….…….36 Residents’ Associations………………….……..40 Community pages……………….……..44/46/48 Index of advertisers and advertising rates…....50


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Start Planning Early According to the World Health Organisation between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 will nearly double from 12% to 22%. The reality is that people worldwide are living longer and for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their 60’s and beyond. Along with this, the aging population does present fresh challenges, particularly in the field of mental capacity and caring for elderly parents. Adult children face many issues when dealing with aging parents as the parentchild relationship often reverses. By far the most common mental impairment in the elderly is Dementia. Dementia is the term used to describe different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe. Dementia is one of the main causes of disability later in life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is essential to start planning early, having conversations with family members. Encouraging parents or loved ones to set out clearly what they would like to happen in the event they lose capacity and making the necessary arrangements can save time, costs and a lot of worry further down the line. Speak to Catherine Sawbridge at Shortland and Sawbridge on 01372 741418 about making Lasting Power of Attorney.


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WHAT’S ON IN NOVEMBER and early December ...

Tuesday 1st November. Surbiton & District Historical Society present Mr Ralph Thompson and his lecture "For King and Parliament - Surrey and the Civil War" at Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome – a contribution of £2.00 appreciated. Details from the Secretary, 020 8399 4473 or email Friday 4th November. Quiz evening at The Fircroft Centre, 96 Ditton Road, Surbiton, KT6 6RH. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £8 and include a light supper. There will be a bar available and a raffle. Tickets to be purchased in advance from the centre. Further information on 0208 399 1772 or Friday 4th till Saturday 19th November. Kingston Camera Club’s Annual Photographic Exhibition at The Gallery, Kingston Museum, Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PS. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite print in the exhibition. Open 10am-5pm except Sun, Mon; Weds. Late night on Thurs until 7pm. Visit for more details. Saturday 5th November. 7th Epsom Scout Group present Epsom Fireworks Display & Funfair at Hook Road Arena, Epsom. Gates 5.30pm, display from approx. 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 on the gate or £5 in advance from local outlets. Wednesday 9th November. Ewell Horticultural Society present a talk by Geoff Peach, ’My new garden: trials and tribulations of moving and starting again.’ 8pm at Bourne Hall, Ewell. KT17 1UF. Admission: members £2, visitors £3. Includes raffle and refreshments. Visitors always very welcome. Friday 11th November. Remembrance Service at St Pauls Church, Hook Road. Gather at the Church at 10.30am. Service by the Vicar of St Pauls and attandance of the Royal British Legion Standard Bearer. Followed by the laying of Wreaths at the Memorial. Tea and Coffee available afterwards. Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November. Tolworth Showtrain at Tolworth Recreation Centre, Fullers Way North, Tolworth. 20 layouts, 24 traders plus society stands. Saturday 10am–5.30pm and Sunday 10am5pm. Visit Sunday 13th November. Remembrance at the Royal British Legion Club Chessington, Church Lane for service at the memorial outside. Gather at 10.30am. Service 12

by the Vicar of St Marys Church, attendance of the Royal British Legion Standard Bearer, also Standards from the Scouts and Guides. Followed by the laying of Wreaths at the Memorial. Tea and Coffee afterwards. Tuesday 15th November. Surbiton & District Historical Society present Mr Gareth Glover a Waterloo expert with an illustrated talk on "Waterloo - A Changing History". This afternoon meeting starts at 2pm. Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Details as before. Saturday 19th November. Father Christmas arrives at Chessington Garden Centre - 12noon. Book online to visit him in his Chocolate Factory Grotto at Saturday 26th November. Our Lady Immaculate School Tolworth, Christmas Bazaar 1pm - 4pm. Everyone welcome. Grand Raffle, Face Painting, Cafe, Santa's Grotto, Bottle Tombola and much more. £1 Adults, 50p OAP’s, Children FREE. Saturday 3rd December. Lovelace Primary School Christmas Fair. 11.30am-2pm. Santa’s Grotto, Stalls & Gifts, Christmas Raffle, Refreshments, Hot food, Mulled wine, Tasty treats and much more. Free entry. Mansfield Road, Chessington.

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Fun activities for everyone with YMCA Surbiton Our new schedule of social activities at YMCA Surbiton is up and running for the autumn, and our fortnightly walks and community lunches are very popular. For our walks, we head off from the Centre at 10am, returning mid-afternoon. What better way to keep active and meet new people? The next walk is on Wednesday 2 November from YMCA Surbiton to the Back Streets of Bermondsey - a fascinating tour of the area. Following that is The Wintery Thames walk on Wednesday 16 November, along the towpath from Richmond to Twickenham and on Wednesday 7 December from The Prince’s Coverts to Claygate Common. All of the walks are free (you just need to pay for your travel expenses and refreshments) and led by volunteer walk leaders. All the walks are between three and five miles long, with some slight inclines and sometimes muddy.

raffle. They cost just £8 (except our Christmas lunch with is £12). On Friday 25 November we have Christmas Craft Making and our Christmas lunch is on Friday 16 December. For more information, send an email to For those who love to sing and meet new people, you might be interested in our Community Choir which meets every Wednesday, 7-8.30pm. There is no audition – just turn up! For more information, contact Katy Treharne on 07976 89768.

And calling all artists! One of our YMCA Surbiton residents called Daiva has set up an art group in the café of the hostel and would like to welcome people (aged over 18) from the local community to join her and the residents at their Tuesday evening group, 7pm-9pm. The café at YMCA Surbiton is a great space in which to be creative, with good light and a relaxed atmosphere; under her expert guidance (she is an art teacher) new Our community lunches artists will learn a great deal. Daiva would also take place on the last welcome any donations for the art group, such as old Friday of each month, easels, good quality paper and acrylics, and any other artist’s materials. If you’re interested in coming along to 12-2pm, with a the group (it’s free), send a message to Daiva via traditional threeher public Facebook page or call YMCA Surbiton course meal, enteron 020 8390 0148 to leave a message for her. tainment and a


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EPSOM PLAYHOUSE COMPETITIONS This month Epsom Playhouse is offering tickets to not one but two of it’s popular Christmas shows! Choose from Santa Claus and The Christmas Adventure (from 9th - 24th December) and their fun-filled pantomime Aladdin (from 16th December - 8th January 2017.)


Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Santa Competition” and/or “Chessington Chat Aladdin competition” to: by 1st December. First names pulled out of the hat will win each set of tickets!

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Congratulations to Perry Molloy who won October’s Snow White tickets.

There are two tickets up for grabs for Santa Claus and The Christmas Adventure and four tickets for Aladdin. Book online and choose your own seats or ring the Box Office on 01372 742555.

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WHAT CAN A WINSTON CHURCHILL BUY YOU? know; the lounge at boutique Hotel Bosco is the place to head for a cocktail. The Bosco Mixologists have mastered the art of the perfect Mojito and can lovingly mix a sumptuous variety from classics to extravagant. Apparently you can challenge them to make one in just 20 seconds, and it’s a show you can watch over and over. The launch of the new plastic £5 note has caused a great deal of excitement, but what should one spend it on in Surbiton? A glossy posh magazine? Five items in the Pound Shop? After much thought we concluded the old sensible option was a cocktail. As most locals

So the best way to spend a new fiver, on a Thursday anyway, is to purchase a lovingly made Bosco Mojito and listen to the solo guitarist Aaron Norton, who brings the Lounge to life. To quote Winston Churchill ‘one does not leave a convivial party before closing time’

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Our technicians have highly specialised knowledge, skills and ability. They are all trained computer engineers with a raft of experience. So if you have a problem, you can be sure they’ve come across it many times before. They’ll solve your current problem and advise you on any improvements you can make for the future. On a day to day basis we: Fix computer problems (hardware or software) Provide general IT support & advice Setup your emails Setup your internet Setup web protection software Data backups & recovery Protect against viruses & spam Setup your wireless / wired home network Fix printing problems Remove pop up advertisements Computer training Setup iPhone and iPod synchronisation & much more. Contact us for more information today. Tel: 0208 4324686 Email: 32

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Ward Update from Chessington Safer Neighbourhood Team. There is a lot to report in this edition. I start with the exciting news that The Mayor of London has pledged his support for Safer Neighbourhood Teams across London by ensuring they have extra officers. The Chessington wards now have two Constables and one Community Officer aligned to both north and south wards. These officers are your dedicated ward officers and they are regularly out patrolling on foot and cycle. If you see them please say Hello. In addition to the team of dedicated ward officers there are also four other officers who are based at Chessington and they regularly conduct proactive crime patrols in plain clothes and in uniform. Ward activity has continued to focus on drugs and there have been a number of successful interventions in this period. There have been several stop and searches of persons believed to be involved in drugs. These stops have resulted in arrests for possession with intent to supply and Class A drugs were also recovered. In addition warrants have also been executed where persons have been arrested and drugs have been recovered. In addition the focussed burglary patrols have achieved a marked reduction in burglaries in the summer months. These patrols will continue but with the darker evenings approaching please take the opportunity to review your home security. Have lights on a timer to come on when you are not at home, have external sensor lights and ensure that good quality locks are fitted to all external doors of your property including all sheds and garages. If you require a free security survey please contact the team and they will happily attend and review your security.

their autumn night patrols in this period. Look out for the team on the 31st October as they go around the ward on their patrols. Firework night will also have extra patrols on the wards to deal with any anti-social behaviour that may arise from the misuse of fireworks. Not only is it dangerous but it is also an offence to discharge fireworks in a public place without authority. If you are having fireworks at home please enjoy them in a safe and responsible manner. If you would like to contact a member of the team to discuss home security or any other ward issues please call them on 0208 721 2001. If it’s an emergency please call 999. Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant Chessington North & Chessington South.

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Vehicle crime is starting to increase on the ward please ensure all your vehicles are locked at night and that all tools are removed form vans when left overnight. If you see anyone acting suspiciously please call 999. The busy period of Halloween and Firework night is approaching. The team will be focussing 36

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CHESSINGTON CHILDMINDER An Ofsted registered childminder in Chessington provides childcare services from September 2016 on:  Childminding  Ellingham Primary School drop-off & pick-up  Baby sitting

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association 3rd

On the of October the Times Newspaper reported that “Council’s are making millions of pounds from motorists who get stuck in box junctions during poor traffic flow”. It reported that, already this year, “Kingston borough council in south west London, has made £447,892”. Our contribution to the borough’s cash cow is the restrictions associated with the bus lane at the junction of Cox Lane and Oakcroft Road, adjacent to the industrial estate. This has come about because some years ago residents of Hunters Road and Cox Lane were plagued by large lorries attempting to get from the Hook Road to the industrial estate. Those narrow residential roads were not big enough for HGV’s and noise and traffic jams often occurred. At that time we had a very good council road engineer who tried many ways to solve the problem. The solution was twofold. Firstly, to get TfL to put ‘no access to the industrial estate’ signs on all roads leading off the Hook Road. Secondly, to build the somewhat confusing ‘bus gate’ at the junction with Oakcroft Road. This is three lanes, two narrow lanes for cars and the wide middle lane reserved for buses. The intention was to forbid HGV’s from using the bus lane, and fine those that did so. The junction is somewhat confusing and residents occasionally drive through the short bus lane by mistake, which is no big deal. We have never seen a bus held up by a resident’s error. However, the council took the opportunity to post a camera car near to the junction and give any motorist who made such a mistake a fine. The camera car, which used to skulk behind the bushes opposite Fircroft Road, or hide under the railway bridge, has now been replaced by remotely operated cameras and the number of fines has gone up! Why fine residents? Our retired Chairman recently wrote in the Surrey Comet – “Surely then, it is immaterial whether these vehicles use the bus lane or go through the restrictors, therefore the only penalties should be for HGV’s. Fining drivers other than for that is just a money making exercise”. We all know that the council has financial problems, but there is no reason to rip off the residents! Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 0208 397 2659 – To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on Email

MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION I suspect that over the last few years some of the officials from Transport for London and Kingston Council have wished that Malden Rushett and The Malden Rushett Residents Association would vanish into thin air, well guess what, we have. As you approach from The Star pub end of the village towards where the speed camera was sited (that has vanished too), the Malden Rushett sign has been very conveniently, completely obliterated by all the overgrowth surrounding it. The gateway into the village on the right hand side of Rushett Lane is falling down with the posts looking as though they have had one too many in the pub the night before. What is happening to us, why are we being left to live in what can only be described as a jungle? Verges and ditches are either left uncut or butchered and those responsible for the contracts to maintain them ignore complaints. TFL are the worst possible people to get any sense out of. Even inviting those in charge to come down and inspect the work undertaken or not, falls on deaf ears, even when offered an open door with tea and cake. TFL, I know you read Chessington Chat so please come down and see for yourself the mess you need to clear up. You may have heard about the very serious accident that took place recently between a car and a lorry colliding on the A243 in Malden Rushett. We hope that the people involved are recovering and wish them well. A special thank you to Champion Timber whose lorry was carrying a load of timber, as despite the impact it sustained, the load did not move, just goes to show how important it is that Health & Safety regulations are followed. In November Guy Fawkes celebrations will get underway and the fireworks will be plentiful, please be careful not to put your children in harm’s way. Our animals, whether they are pets or living side by side with us in our lovely countryside suffer at this time of the year, please consider them. Beryl Gibson, Chairman.

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COMMUNITY PAGES Why would anyone not want to be a Morris Man? Morris is so intrinsically British that things like a traditional English summer fete is not a real fete unless blessed with a visit from the Morris Men. It’s as British as Wimbledon, Cream Teas, Cricket, and everything else that makes for that perfect British way of life. With the first written records of Morris Dancing dating back almost 600 years it needs to be supported to ensure the next 600 years, so Ewell St Mary's Morris Men are offering try out sessions. If you like to keep fit, enjoy lively music, good friendship and want to get rid of some of life’s stresses, then you are perfect and will help keep this great British tradition alive and well. Morris has actually become quite popular in recent years with many young, and not so young, men taking it up, but locally it need more recruits. Not just from Ewell, we’ll also take men from Chessington, in fact anywhere. Do not worry about never having done it before; no experience is necessary and learning is fun. Just pop along to one of Ewell Morris Men’s try out sessions at the Scout Hut, 106a West Street, Ewell KT17 1XR every Thursday evening, between October & April, or contact us through Facebook or our website: New Musicians also welcome, again, no experience required.

HELP THE HEDGEHOG! Natasha Webb Hedgehog Helper 07867 808969 Or find me on Facebook via ‘The Snufflehog Report’ Hedgehogs are in serious decline and could be extinct in urban areas by 2025. If you see a sick or injured hedgehog, abandoned babies or any that are out in the daytime please call me as soon as possible as it is likely that I will need to come and rescue it. If you see any small hedgehog in October - February please text me a photograph so I can decide if it needs to be taken into foster care. Hedgehogs need our help to protect the species so please do what you can to save them. Thank you.

DECEMBER DEADLINE Monday 14th November

HOOK ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION Our friendly allotment association was founded 50 years ago and is run by volunteers. We provide a wide range of composts, fertilisers, seeds and other gardening products at notfor-profit club prices to members. Membership costs £2.50 a year and our trading facility is situated next to the entrance to the allotment plots, just beyond the rugby club pavilion, at the rear of King Edward’s recreation ground, Hook Road, Chessington. Sun: 10am-12noon Feb till Nov. We currently have full and half plots available to rent. To arrange a viewing call John on 07807 300749

Chessington and Hook Voluntary Care Scheme

November Days

We are looking forward to the end of the month, when all who have signed up for Socials or Outings will be getting a letter. This will be an invite to those Clients and perhaps a few newcomers to our Scheme to attend a ‘Festive Occasion’ at the Hotel Antoinette. This is being arranged for everyone interested on Monday, 28 th November around midday. As always we are limited to certain numbers so make sure, on receipt of our letter, that you let us know if you would like to attend. Now for all our Volunteers and those interested in our Group an exciting meeting is planned. No, it’s not the Social, that’s in January! We have our Annual General Meeting on Monday, 7 th November around the middle of the day. This meeting is crucial to the running of Care when reports are given on our past year plus the highs and lows of our year. We elect our Officers, many like me long in the tooth, and hope for new blood from our ranks. When a Volunteer reads this or has got our invitation to the AGM someone may feel drawn to offer their services. Our year has gone so quickly and the many events enjoyed pass into our memory bank. We trust that those events have given each of you some pleasure. I know that our Volunteers really enjoy helping out on these occasions. Meeting up with our clients has been worthwhile. Sadly the years begin to tell and so quickly are gone. So like the many people we have met on our trips to the hairdressers, doctors who have moved on to ‘higher ground’. It has been our pleasure to know you all and for a brief time to share our lives. Long may this continue to occur in this community of Chessington and Hook. If you would like some help or even to give some help then contact our Office (Mon-Fri 9am to 12 noon) on 8397 6298 David Rowbotham, Chairman




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Claremont Reverie By Rod Romero Whilst riding on my bicycle Along the old A3 On my way to Cobham The local sites to see My front wheel hit a pothole I tumbled in the hedge Picked me up and shook me down And brushed away the veg. By chance I’d stopped outside Claremont with its lake I called into the snack bar For tea for one and cake Looking ‘round the garden Brought back old memories Of rolling down the grassy bank And climbing up the trees There was an ancient tower Behind a barbed wire fence Climbed up the spiral stairs Parting ivy growing dense I’d sat upon a Coadish boar Beside a winding track Worried that I might be lost I started to go back A four by four by truck Soon broke my reverie Remembered that my bicycle was By the old oak tree The wheels were not much damaged They could take me on my way I knew I would be back again One bright and sunny day

Buckland Women’s Club Come & Join Us Tuesday Evenings at the Chessington Methodist Church Hall 7.45 for 8pm start, New Members Welcome November Program 1st Fish & Chip supper 8th Grace & Favour at Hampton Court 15th The Tadworth Children’s Trust 22nd Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor 29th High Times at Heathrow Enq to Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362

Join the Festivities at The Children’s Trust Christmas Fair It’s time to get your skates on for The Children’s Trust Christmas Fair, taking place on Saturday 26 November at Tadworth Court, Tadworth, from 12 noon to 4pm. The annual Christmas Fair, sponsored by Toyota GB, promises an enjoyable afternoon of activities, which include the everpopular skating rink, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas market, fairground rides, arts and crafts, face painting, donkey rides, tombola, raffles and lots, lots more! Peppa Pig and mascot friends will be joining in the afternoon fun, along with a caricaturist to sketch portraits. Surrey Police Band will be making a special appearance to entertain crowds with popular Christmas Carols and other musical favourites. There will be plenty of refreshments on hand, with hot food, cakes, mulled wine and mince pies. FREE entry for children and just £3 for adults. To book advance entry tickets for Santa’s Grotto £4, Skating Rink £4 or a combined visit £7 (advanced booking only), please visit Festive Friday Festive Friday is a national fundraising event encouraging companies, schools and organisations across the country to get into the spirit of Christmas on Friday 9th December by wearing something Festive for a £2.00 voluntary donation. Those who want to take part can register on The Children's Trust website for a free fundraising pack jam packed full of tips and ideas. For the first time, this year there will be a pack available to purchase from The Children's Trust website to get those perfect festive selfies. To register, and to find out more, the event is on our website here: https:// festive-friday

THE EIGHT O’CLOCK CIRLE LADIES GROUP November programme We now meet in the Royal British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 3rd - Canine Partners. Eileen Webb, will talk about the wonderful work and companionship of these highly trained dogs , and their help for the disabled. 10th - Cockney London Musical Memories. Alan Baker will entertain us with songs and stories from this era. 17th - "An Inspector Calls" a talk by Neil Sadler. 24th - Canadian riots in Epsom in WW1. An intriguing title and talk by Timothy Richardson. New website: Valerie Birch 020 8397 1256



PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION CHESSINGTON CHAT WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS Bicycle Maintenance/ Servicing Rebel Waltz Cycle Solutions 20 Bodywork Repairs The Dent Professor * 6 Childminder Chessington Childminder 38 Children’s Pre-School and Nurseries Hook Pre-School 42 Chimney Sweep David Russell 10 Community & Council Chessington Methodist Church 13 Chessington World of Adventures Resort 11 Ellingham Primary School 9 Grand Avenue Primary 14 Hook Library 14 Lovelace Primary School 26/27 St Mary’s Primary School 14 St Paul’s Church 12 & 17 The Kings Centre 15 Counselling CPA Counselling 3 Curtain Maker Curtains by Melanie 30 Dance classes Mrs Bennet’s Ballroom 10 Dental Surgery Family Dental Care 31 Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Keith Orbell 22

Dog Grooming Bonnie Dogs 28 Domestic Cleaning Eco Ovenclean 22 Ovenclean 24 Time For You 43 Electrician Anne Duncan 34 George Curran 18 RNB Electrical Services * 6 Estate & Letting Agents Jackson Noon 2 & 52 Estate Planning 30 Joanne Orbell Shortland Sawbridge 8 Function Venue Chessington Cricket Club 19 Funeral Director 24 Andrew Holmes & Son Garage Community Motors 41 29 Elmwood Vehicles Gardening/Landscaping 34 Chessington Fencing R J Tree Services 28 18 S.B Landscapes 37 Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd Hair & Beauty 5 Charisma Hairdressers * 30 Emmaculash 36 Jon Garrod Julie Harris Nail Cutting 38 8 Maura McColl Ruffled Feathers Hair & Beauty * 6

Health & Fitness Sam Amy Zumba Synergy 81 Home Improvements Angel Roofing Birch Roofing Carpets 4 U Dream Doors Jim’s Handy Mayhew’s Property Services R & N Decorating Robinson & Son Selco Builders Warehouse Taylored Room Solutions Host Families Stay at Homes Thameside Homestay Hotel Hotel Bosco Hypnotherapy Catherine Bayliss IT / PC / TV Services Ashton Davis GFC Technology Leisure/Events King George Field Indoor Bowls Club Tolworth Showtrain Mini Cab Zedcarz

Mobile mechanic 34 AW Autos 47 23 Motorcycle Sales & Service Chessington 18 Motorcycles 47 20 Optician 7 The Optical Gallery 39 51 Pantomime 20 Epsom Playhouse 21 Piano tuition 10 Julie Cooper 10 22 Plant Hire 38 Ransoms 22 Plumbing & Heating 45 CJM Plumbing 42 Hook Gas Services Ltd 30 49 Promotional Marketing 8 EmbroidMe * 34 Removals 38 Humpit Removals 10 Solicitors 33 Lewis & Dick 47 Swimming lessons 18 KOI Swim School 1 & 35 Tyres 42 K & P Tyres 3 32 Videography Event Supplies 24 Videography 28 Web Design * 16 Colour-Color 6 Windows/ 1 Conservatories 25 Pro-Fit Windows

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Chessington Chat November 2016 - Issue 114  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

Chessington Chat November 2016 - Issue 114  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory