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WELCOME TO OUR NOVEMBER ISSUE… November is such a busy time of year with Bonfire Night, Remembrance Sunday and the start of the Christmas build up. Its also the time people start to prepare their homes for the long winter ahead and so as such we have a very busy magazine for you. As usual this month Christmas fairs take up a large chunk of our pages and so you are spoilt for choice with places to start your Christmas shopping plus The Ashley Centre turns on its Christmas Lights on the 18th.

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: PCSO Rob Christmas Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge Andrew Watson, Malden Rushett Community 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 Website: Paramount Website Design

Local firework displays come courtesy of Kingston Rugby Club, The Children’s Trust and Epsom Scouts at Hook Road Arena and the box office is now open for the St Paul’s Players upcoming production of Snow White. We welcome the following new and returning advertisers: Kingston Rugby Club p.6 & 15, Nora Yoga p.6, Piglets Pre-School p.9, Brashford Media p.10, Good as New p.10 and Extra Help p.20. And bring special offers and promotions from: Carpets 4 U p.7, Brashford Media p.10, Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd p.23, Taylored Room Solutions p.25, Chessington Karate p.26, Community Motors p.27, Time For You p.33, Elmwood Vehicles Ltd p.39, Smithtech Ltd p.41, Synergy 81 p43, Garner’s Funeral Services Ltd p.45 and The Optical Gallery p.51. Next month’s magazine is of course our Christmas issue with a deadline of Monday 13th November and delivery w/c 26th November and so we look forward to all of your festive submissions in due course. Till then.

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December deadline: Monday 13th 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.

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INSIDE: A frequently asked question………………………......8 What’s on………………………………...……...12-17 Introducing Extra Help…………...………………….20 Law firm joins Will writing charity campaign………..24 Epsom Playhouse Competition……………………….28 Safer Neighbourhood update………………………32 Residents’ Associations……………………….….36/37 Community pages…………………………. 40/42/44 Index of advertisers and advertising rates………….50


Function room for hire at Kingston Rugby Club The function room at Kingston Rugby Club can be hired out for dinner & dances, wedding receptions, parties & discos. It has a fully licensed bar and well equipped kitchen suitable for catering hot dinners. The room is suitable for a maximum of 220 persons in a disco buffet function, or 140 persons for a seated silver service function. It has full disabled access with a brand new lift installed for anybody who struggles with the stairs. Cost of hiring the venue is as follows: Sunday to Friday – Hire of room — £250.00 Saturdays – Hire of room — £300.00 Booking deposit — £100.00 (non-refundable if the booking is cancelled or if there is damage/breakages at the function) The price may be subject to change depending upon the type of function and the length of time the venue is needed for. ie. weddings. Price confirmation upon booking. For all enquiries regarding the hire of the function room contact: Rachel Codd – mob: 07903 762 943 or email her via: petercodd@yahoo.co.uk

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“Really good function room for parties. Friendly bar staff!! And discounted bookings offered for a Friday evening.”

“Excellent facilities including a lift for anybody who struggles with the stairs. Suits all party and function needs. Would hire it again.”

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A frequently asked question I frequently get asked if ‘giving the house to the children’ is a good thing to do? There are many pitfalls to doing this and no such arrangement should be entered into without careful thought and comprehensive advice. Did you know that if you sign over your house to your children during your lifetime: 1) A local authority can ignore the transaction, without limit of time, if they consider that a significant reason for doing it was to avoid paying long term care fees – and why else would you give your house to your children and continue to live in it?. 2) The value of the house will be added back into your estate for the calculation of Inheritance Tax unless Income Tax is paid on the rental value of your home even if you are not actually paying rent to your children. 3) Unless your children live with you, the house will be subject to Capital Gains Tax on its increased value from the date of the transfer. 4) If your children become involved in a marital dispute or financial difficulties, your home may be considered to be part of their assets and could form part of any settlement that they have to make. Think long and hard before making any decisions like this and always seek legal advice.

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.

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WHAT’S ON IN NOVEMBER and coming up in December ...

Thursday 26th October. Budding Artists in partnership with Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club present two special Halloween activities: Drawing masterclass. 9.45-11am or 1.15-2.30pm. Ages 6-14. Or Make a bendy Mummy. 11.30am-12.45pm. Ages 7-14. Sessions £7 per child. (£1 discount on 2nd session if both booked.) Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell. KT17 1UF. To book contact David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum: 020 8394 1734 or dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk. Saturday 4th November. Epsom Fireworks Display and Funfair at Hook Road Arena. Gates 5.30pm. Display 7.30pm. £7.50 on the gate or £5 in advance from local outlets. Full details: http://www.epsomfireworks.com/ Tuesday 7th November. South of the Borough Neighbourhood committee meeting. 7.30pm. Tolworth Girls School, Fullers Way North, Tolworth. KT6 2DJ Tuesday 7th November. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society—SW London Group present ‘Horton Light Railway’ by Stewart Crocker. 7.30pm at

The Methodist Church Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Visitors welcome. £3 including refreshments. Sunday 12th November. Remembrance Service at the Royal British Legion Club Chessington, Church Lane. Gather at 10.30am for the Service at the memorial outside by the vicar of St. Marys Church. Royal British Legion Standard Bearer also Standards from the Scouts and Guides. Followed by the laying of the Wreaths. Tea and Coffee afterwards. Tuesday 14th November. Ewell Horticultural Association present an illustrated talk by Dr Mike Berwick on the Wildlife Aid Foundation and the European Hedgehog. 8pm to 10pm. Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF. £3 members, £4 visitors, includes refreshments and raffle, visitors very welcome. Large car park, fully accessible venue. www.ewellhortassn.co.uk / talks@ewellhortassn.co.uk Wednesday 15th November - Epsom Mayday Flower Club presents NAFAS National Demonstrator Pam Lewis demonstrating 'Christmas Naturally'. Plus competitive exhibits and flower arranging sundries & publications for sale. 1.30 for 2pm start at Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF. Visitors very welcome. £6 entry fee. For more information call Pauleen on 020 8337 1318 or epsommaydayflowerclub@gmail.com. Saturday 18th November. Santa arrives at Chessington Garden Centre. www.chessingtongardencentre.co.uk


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The Pink Mile’s Christmas Charity Fair 4th November 12pm - 4pm St Paul's Parish Hall, Hook and Southborough 224 Hook Road, Chessington, Surrey. KT9 1PL Entrance: Adults £2. Children free unless seeing Santa Come and see Santa and his elves in his grotto Each Child is £3 and gets a present and sweets Craft stalls, Raffle, Face-paints, Santa's grotto Making magic reindeer food Hot and cold drinks plus cake and biscuits

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OVER 65? IN NEED OF A LITTLE EXTRA CASH AT CHRISTMAS TIME? ON A LOW INCOME? LIVING IN THE PARISH OF ST MARY’S CHESSINGTON? If so, you may be eligible for a small cash Christmas grant from Chessington Charities. Every year Chessington Charities give away small cash amounts of around £100 to those over 65 who are in need of a little support at Christmas time. If you think you, or someone you know, may be eligible for such a grant please collect an application form from: Revd Scott Edwards. The Vicarage. Garrison Lane, Chessington. Surrey. KT9 2LB. Tel. 020 8397 3016 Please note applicants must live in the parish of St Mary’s, Chessington. Closing date for applications – Friday 17th November 2017. 16

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Royal British Legion Club Chessington Church Lane, Chessington, Surrey. KT9 2DR. 0208 255 3900 We are currently looking for new members. You do not have to be Ex Service to join the club. Activities include: Dart’s teams, pool table, meat raffle, Saturday night music, dancing, bingo, chocolate raffle, Poker club, Quiz and Race Nights. During the year we have events for Poppy Night, Remembrance Sunday, St George’s Day, Easter and Halloween. To find out more pop in Monday & Thursdays between 7.15pm and 9pm.

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INTRODUCING EXTRA HELP Extra Help was originally set up to respond to the needs of the elderly who were wanting to live independently but needed that regular ‘extra help’ at home. Since launching, and with their success across the country including Surrey, they have expanded their services to everyone – to include families and busy professionals who need that ‘extra help’ with a regular or ad-hoc (one-off) type service with cleaning and general house work chores. Extra Help strive to build the right team of honest and reliable helpers based on their values:

“I’m very happy with the gardening service received from Extra Help…” Jeanette [West Ewell]

“Lucy has been such a wonderful helper to Olive and she always goes the extra mile to help her which could be from cleaning to escorting her and caring for her during hospital appointments…” Judy [Leatherhead] For more information on Extra Help and their services, please visit www.extra-help.co.uk or Email: surreyeast@extra-help.co.uk

*Trust *Caring *Kindness *Personal *Security *Consistency *Quality *Professional Extra Help’s fully screened, DBS checked helpers are always on hand with a friendly smile, so you can be confident that you can continue to manage your day-to -day tasks. For those more dependable clients you can be rest assured that you will receive their highest quality of service tailored to your needs, enabling you to still maintain your dignity and independence. To ensure their values continue to be met Extra Help attain regular feedback and endeavour to provide continuity of the same helper for all your domestic needs, so that they become a real friend who you can call upon whenever you need them. The following are a selection of customer testimonials taken from their Surrey clients during 2017: 

“Marty was very good at ironing and was just amazing at making the beds, whilst Natalie was very thorough with her tidying and cleaning. I found all of you very pleasant and helpful, and I would highly recommend Extra Help to others.” Jan [Dorking]

“Thank you James, for sending me a lovely team of home helpers to help me with my house work cleaning for the past year…” Catherine [Epsom]

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LAW FIRM JOINS WILL WRITING CHARITY CAMPAIGN FOR ANOTHER YEAR

James Winfield A local solicitor firm from Surrey is aiming to raise vital funds for nine of the UK’s best loved charities, after signing up for Will Aid, the annual charity will writing campaign which runs throughout November. Lewis & Dick Solicitors have signed up to the scheme for the seventh year in a row. James Winfield from the firm said: “We are very excited to be involved in the Will Aid campaign again. It gives us an excellent opportunity to reach people in our community who do not have a will and help them to protect their loved ones for the future. It also means we can raise funds for nine incredible charities which make a huge difference to millions of vulnerable people both here in the UK and around the world.”

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Campaign director Peter de Vena Franks added: “One in three people die in the UK without making a will, often leaving confusion and chaos at an already difficult time. Will Aid encourages people to prepare this vital document and at the same time make a real difference by raising money for the partner charities.” The Will Aid scheme runs from 1st-30th November and supports the life-changing work of ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scot.) and Trocaire (N.I). It has raised more than £19 million for these charities since it launched in 1988. Law firms across the country are being asked to sign up and pledge a portion of their time to write basic wills, waiving their normal fee, and instead asking clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid. The recommended donation for a basic Will Aid will is £95 for a single will and £150 for a pair of mirror wills. For more information about how to sign up or how to make an appointment to write a will visit www.willaid.org.uk/solicitors

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Viva Neil Diamond Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm Tickets from £16 Bob Drury returns with his highly acclaimed show 'Viva Neil Diamond' which celebrates 50 years of Neil Diamond hits. The show includes all of the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline as well as a couple of lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening. A fantastic evening guaranteed! This show is an absolute 'must see' for any Neil Diamond fans! "an uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond's voice. That sent tingles down my spine Bob!" Debbie McGee, BBC Radio Berkshire "Bob, it was great hearing you last night and I was totally blown away by your level of musicianship on guitar" Mark LeVang, keyboard player with Neil Diamond's band Win Tickets! We have two tickets to see Viva Neil Diamond at the Epsom Playhouse on 16th November. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Viva Neil Diamond Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Friday 10th November. First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! Congratulations to Colin Shallcross who won October’s Macca tickets.

*OPEN TERM TIME* *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 3 and 4 YEAR OLDS *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (if eligible) (15 hours per week EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING) 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 30 hours Offer now available - please call for further information. ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA ON 0208 397 5226 hookpreschool@hotmail.com www.hookpreschool.co.uk OFSTED RATING: GOOD January 2017 Registration No.131787

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RNB ELECTRICAL SERVICES LOCAL ELECTRICIANS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE Chessington Based Business

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As shown below if you are online you have the opportunity to tell us what concerns you every month. Go to www.met.police.uk and type your postcode into ‘find your area’. You will be taken to the page for your ward and you can vote on the things that concern you. This will help us know what’s going on and we can address those concerns.

Chessington Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Update

Contact details for the teams:

Chessington North and Hook - 07342 713970 As I write this we have a week coming up where we will Chessington.snt@met.police.uk be working with Surrey Police to target the cross border @ChessingtonN offenders who travel between both our areas to commit crime or use the roads to travel on. We will have a Chessington South - 0208 721 2001 larger number of officers and vehicles in the area to Chessington.south.snt@met.police.uk stop them and to respond to calls. The officers from Chessington and Surrey will be in cars together to share @ChessingtonS the knowledge of each others offenders and area. The winter nights are with us now and the long summer evenings behind us. As it gets darker earlier please pull your curtains or blinds when you are in. There have been some burglaries in both wards over the last few weeks. The majority of these have been during the day while people are out at work. The most common items to be taken are jewellery and small electronic devices so please consider the following advice: 1) Register items with a serial number at: www.immobilise.com 2) Do not leave your car keys or ID documents near doors, letterbox or windows. 3) Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes. 4) Consider fitting additional locks to your doors and windows which are readily available from many retailers. 5) Keep your valuables out of sight. 6) Put lights on a timer if it will be dark before you get home. 7) Install a visible burglar alarm. 8) Keep tools which can be used to gain access to your property in a shed or outbuilding and keep it locked. 9) Jewellery can be hard to describe. Take photos of it and make a note of the cost and when/where it was purchased. Don’t keep the photos on a computer.

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association In June we wrote about the illuminated advertising hoarding over the underpass on the A3 at New Malden, although it is not in our area and so not directly affecting us. We would like to congratulate the New Malden Residents Association for putting pressure on TfL over a period of months. Apart from the brightness originally being reduced, TfL have now agreed to put a curfew on the bright adverts. They will be switched off from 10.00pm to 6.00am for the screen facing St James’ Close, allowing the residents to sleep without having constantly changing levels of light. This is not an isolated incident as there is an identical problem on the Sun in the Sands roundabout in south London. Various similar questions were put forward for the Mayor’s question time on 14th September and we await his response. The old Cap in Hand at the Ace of Spades is becoming an eyesore. Weeds are growing in the driveway, various posters have been stuck to the windows and now the dreaded moronic graffiti ‘artists’ have defaced the roof of the building on the right hand side. We have spoken to the estate agent but it is not within their remit to take any action. All they can do is pass on the comments to the landlord, as they have with previous complaints. It is the landlord’s choice to take any action – or not. The building is occupied, presumably to prevent squatters from moving in, so you would have thought it would not take much for them to keep the site looking reasonably respectable. The barrier at the end of Elmcroft Drive has finally been replaced. However, one of our members remembered that the original one had a steel fencing arrangement on the top of the barrier, as there is on the central reservation between two the main carriageways. In the event of an accident, it is to prevent, or reduce, the possibility of a vehicle going over the barrier onto the opposite carriageway. Maybe, as this is not fitted to the barriers further back, it was decided not to fit it to the replaced section. 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

CHESSINGTON HYPNOTHERAPY CLINIC Hypnotherapist, Psychologist Stress, Weight, Smoking, Phobias, Insomnia, Depression, Lack of Confidence, Panic Attacks, Exam nerves, Migraine, Regression and self hypnosis. Catherine Bayliss D.H.D.P., M.B.C.H. Principal of the British College of Hypnotherapy Established. 1981

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MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION We are looking forward to our Annual General Meeting in November and will soon be arranging a date when our residents can come along to decide who the officers of the MRRA will be for another year. All residents are welcome to come and as usual we will be providing refreshments. At our meetings we hope to promote good feeling amongst our community, so that new residents in particular, can meet others and make new friends and find out what is going on around them. Halloween and bonfire night will soon be here and it is a time for great enjoyment for many people especially the children. But, please remember that for some people and animals, it is not so enjoyable and can be frightening. In particular the elderly and infirm can be very alarmed by someone knocking on their door when they are least expecting visitors so please be aware. In last month’s Chessington Chat I mentioned that Kingston Council is starting to look forward and make plans for the future development of Kingston Borough. I want to reassure residents that the Malden Rushett Residents Association will be following the development of these plans closely and where possible, have input into these meetings and discussions with RBK so that our residents views and opinions are heard and acted upon. It would appear that Crossrail 2 may well play a major part in the development of the South of the Borough should it come to Chessington, although I am told nothing has yet been decided. Beryl Gibson, Chairman. bfors@outlook.com - 0775 1024358

PIANO LESSONS from professional and experienced piano teacher in Chessington. Vacancies for beginners to grade 8 for age 6 to adults. Friendly & relaxed teaching style with support given for exams, festivals and concerts if required. Member of EPTA (UK) & ISM. Contact Julie Cooper 0208 397 5655 or juliecooperpiano@hotmail.co.uk.

Malden Rushett Community A number of measures are being adopted to address the current housing crisis, including reform of the planning system. The aim is to speed up the planning application process to make it easier for developers to deliver their proposals. Previously, communities would intervene with objections once a planning application was submitted. A series of policy statements and tweaks to the National Planning Policy Framework this year are designed to encourage communities to become involved in the process earlier in order to provide greater certainty for developers about the sort of design which is likely to be acceptable. This will be achieved by communities writing their own Neighbourhood Plans. The DCLG White Paper published in February 2017 (Fixing Our Broken Housing Market) sets out a range of measures to further support Neighbourhood Planning, and strengthen the ability of communities to influence the design of what gets built in their areas. In essence, Local Plans will set strategic policies whilst Neighbourhood Plans will provide the policy detail. The Malden Rushett Neighbourhood Plan will enable our community to ensure that the village retains its rural character by setting out clear design expectations for any future housing development. In addition, should a future Local Plan demonstrate the need for Green Belt boundaries to be amended, the detailed boundary may be determined through our Neighbourhood Plan, thereby ensuring that local people have a full say in the process. In return for offering a simpler and clearer planning process that makes it easier for communities to get involved and shape plans for their area, the Government is asking communities to accept that more housing is needed if future generations are to have the homes they need at a price they can afford. In short, unless the evidence suggests otherwise, the option to "keep things as they are" is no longer on the table and Neighbourhood Planning is the only route that guarantees a community's voice can be fully heard. Further details can be found on our website: http://maldenrushett.community/ Andrew Watson info@maldenrushett.community


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COMMUNITY PAGES First ever public firework display at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth Fireworks, facepaint and fizz are what you can expect at The Children’s Trust’s Fireworks Night (Friday 27 October) at the historical Tadworth Court. The event, which is open to the public for the first time this year, is being hosted by the charity to raise money for children with brain injury across the UK. The family-friendly evening which promises a spectacular display at one of Surrey’s iconic landmarks begins at 6pm with the main display at 8pm. Food and drink will be available and includes German delicacies, posh potatoes and pancakes. Prosecco and beer will be on offer for adults, while children can join in the festivities with glow-in-the-dark face paint and glow sticks.

Tadworth Court Hannah Vince, fundraiser at The Children’s Trust, said: “We want to make sure our first ever Fireworks Night goes off with a bang! The historical grounds of Tadworth Court make the perfect backdrop for the event and we’re looking forward to welcoming the local community to a very special evening. All of the proceeds from the night will go towards helping some of the 40,000 children affected by brain injury each year.” Gates open at 6pm. Adults entry £6, children’s entry £4. Find out more and purchase tickets www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/fireworks

CHESSINGTON & HOOK VOLUNTARY CARE SCHEME NO...NO... NOVEMBER An Annual General Meeting without FIREWORKS?? I certainly hope that for what will be my umpteenth AGM, many like now as Chairman, it will be a good one. We have continued to hold it at the Chessington Methodist Church at 11.00am on 13th November. You will have notification if a Volunteer but don’t hesitate to bring someone who has an interest in our Scheme. There will be refreshments available ( especially for any who join me on the Committee!!). I jest but it would be great to see new and active persons joining to make us really tick in Chessington and Hook. No picture is available of the group who form this workforce. Let me detail the Committee, with Alan, our Secretary, Linda assists quite often with the letters. Lynn has been the Treasurer for many a year and Gordon is back up. Newcomers Patricia and Diane join old stagers Evelyn and Richard at our meetings. The Office runs well with Sue at the helm with Henry our super befriender completing our number. One name that will be missing from our meetings in the coming year is Audrey. This lady is standing down for personal reasons. Over many years, I have to say she led us well as Chairman and has been a great asset since my taking her role in Committee. Since then wherever possible she has been helping drive Clients to appointments and was a dynamo in the kitchen at our Socials. We thank you for that extra service put in time and again. The Autumn Social for Clients went well and thanks to sponsorship by Waitrose of Surbiton we were able to put on a spread courtesy of that Company. Our entertainer Stephen Forward provided songs we all could remember, at least the melody if not the words! After our poor reception at a recent Garden Centre Restaurant the committee would like your views on such visits in future. It is possible that our future Outings/ Socials programme could take your views into our planning. Please let the Office know your thoughts on this in the coming weeks. Already booked is the next event when our Social / Christmas event is to be held on December 4th ( NOT November 27th ). This will be at a venue we have used before and have great confidence will fill the bill. A letter will be coming your way if you have given us your name for these events.

THERE’S NO TIME TO HANG ABOUT

DECEMBER DEADLINE: Monday 13th November (with delivery w/c 26th November)

So its hopefully YES...YES...NOVEMBER for the Clients and Volunteers. Our contact is The Hook Centre Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12noon on 8397 6298 David Rowbotham

Still in the JOB!!!


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HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI We have two meetings left in 2017 and these are as follows: Thursday 9th November : AGM Thursday 14th December : Hedley Kay - Nation's Favourite Songs However, in between we will be holding our Christmas Dinner at the Antoinette Hotel in Kingston on 7th December. If you would like to find out more about your local WI group we meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month, except August, at the Hook & Southborough Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, KT9 1PL. If you require any further information please call Sharon Cook on 020 8391 0723.

Want a New Interest ? Make New Friends ? Please come and see what we do at BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Tuesday Evenings at the Chessington Methodist Church Hall 7.15 for 7.30 start New Members Very Welcome Our November program is 7th Fish and Chip Supper 14th Social Evening 21st Talk on Riding for the Disabled 28th The Nonsuch Bell Ringers Further information Jennifer Savage 0208 391 5362

KINGSTON CAMERA CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION In November, residents of Kingston have the opportunity to view the remarkable photographic efforts produced by Kingston Camera Club members at their annual exhibition in Kingston Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from Friday 10th until Saturday 25th November and framed prints around the Gallery illustrate subject matter ranging from nature, wildlife, portraiture, street photography, monochrome, as well as imaginative, creative images. Special themes for this year include photographs depicting “Weather” and another depicting “Textures”. Members also enter a panel of between 2 and 10 photographs on their own chosen theme. Members of the visiting public are invited to vote for their favourite picture in the exhibition, and are welcome to chat to club members who steward the exhibition. Admission is free. www.kingstoncameraclub.co.uk Venue: Kingston Art Gallery, Wheatfield Way, Kingston KT1 2PS (next to Kingston Library). Open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Thursdays, open late from 10 am until 7 pm.

Email sally@chessingtonchat.com THE EIGHT O’CLOCK CIRCLE LADIES GROUP - NOVEMBER PROGRAMME 2nd. A Caribbean Adventure. A return visit by the very popular Captain Lorimer Burn. 9th. The Great Train Robbery. A talk by Terry Johnson about this very daring raid. 16th. An evening of magic. Something completely different! 23rd. "A Day in the life of an Antiques Dealer" a talk by Michael Laikin. A very popular subject on television. 30th. "Lies and Excuses". A talk by Malcolm Nelson. We meet in the British Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm every Thursday evening. Bring a friend. You can be sure of a warm welcome. www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Valerie Birch 020 8397 1256


Chessington Art Group

Stall holders welcomed.

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 artistic talents then come along and join us.

Stall bookings are now welcomed for Bourne Hall Christmas Gift Market, 12th -16th December at Bourne Hall, Ewell. Stalls cost £18 per day or £80 for 5 days, (double space £36 ) + £4 daily parking if needed.

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 Enquiries to D savage 02083915362 Or view us on line at chessingtonart.wixsite.com/mysite

Contact Della Finch 0207 834 9161 for more details.

Not for Me By Rod Romero Retirement is no time for leisure It’s when the work begins Rake the leaves and saw the logs And don’t forget the bins

We are a friendly group of over 50'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. 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 board games. Other activities include: quizzes, crazy golf, curling and darts. 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 £7, which goes towards the cost of hiring the facility. 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 (free for members), boat trips, visits to garden centres, pub lunches, cream teas, ten pin bowling, visits to local attractions, shows and pantomime. 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

DECEMBER DEADLINE: MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

How to fill the non-work day That used to plan itself This requires new strategy If I’m to keep my health A chat with neighbours by the fence Can while away a while A break for tea is better still The time will pass in style No ordered structure to my day No lots of things to do Where is the plan I planned for me ? I’d better think it through My volunteering duties Are things I could expand I’ll phone around the Charities Perhaps they need a hand I could re-work the garden Or build a brand new shed But first I’d better mow the lawn And weed the flower bed Perhaps I’ll take a holiday My outlook could improve I’ll take the coach to Bognor Now that’s the way to move The ringtone on my mobile rang Old boss had much to say He said, we’re awfully busy So please come back today!

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 not-for-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


KING GEORGE FIELD INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

Learn to Bowl - Free Coaching All Ages & Abilities Welcome Bar - Restaurant - Social Events Large Car Park FUNCTION ROOM FOR ALL OCCASIONS Jubilee Way, Chessington, KT9 1TR

Tel: 020 8397 7025 www.kgfindoorbowlsclub.co.uk

MERRITT MEDICAL CENTRE Are you experiencing any of these feelings? Anxiety, low moods, frightened, failing memory, depression, mood swings. Are you struggling to cope? Are you concerned about a family member or friend?

DO YOU NEED HELP? If so, please join us at our informal information gathering evening to get advice on ways to cope and where to go for help. You can ask questions and have a cup of tea and a chat.

Information Evening Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 7.30pm MERRITT MEDICAL CENTRE Merritt Gardens, Chessington. KT9 2GY Dr Baikie, senior partner at Hook Surgery and Guest Speakers from a variety of support agencies will give information and answer questions that you may have. Everyone is welcome. Organised by Chessington Park and Hook Patients Participation Group 46

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION CHESSINGTON CHAT WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS Bicycle Maintenance/ Servicing Rebel Waltz 41 Cycle Solutions Children’s Pre-School, Nurseries & Day Care 19 Castle Tots 28 Hook Pre-School 9 Piglets Pre-School * 15 Toad Hall Nursery Chimney Sweep 30 David Russell Community & Council 16 Chessington Charities 13 Chessington Methodist Chessington World of 35 Adventures Resort 14 Grand Avenue Primary Lovelace Primary 5 & 21 18 Royal British Legion 14 St Catherine of Siena 48 St Mary’s Centre 15 St Mary’s Primary St Paul’s Church 12 & 13 Counselling 3 CPA Curtain Maker 37 Curtains by Melanie Dental Surgery Hook Road Dental 10 Practice Dog Walking/Pet 30 Sitting Keith Orbell Dog Grooming 22 Bonnie Dogs 26 Diamond Dogs

Domestic Cleaning Ovenclean 16 Time For You 33 Domestic Help Extra Help * 20 Electrician George Curran 18 RNB Electrical Services 30 Estate & Letting Agents Jackson Noon 2 & 52 Estate Planning Joanne Orbell 36 Shortland Sawbridge 8 Function venue Chessington Cricket & Sports Club 47 Kingston Rugby Club * 6 Funeral Director Garner’s Funeral Service Ltd 45 Garage Community Motors 27 Elmwood Vehicles 39 Vagtek 34 Gardening/ Landscaping BK Landscapes 18 R J Tree Services 30 S.B Landscapes 34 Tolworth Fencing Co. Ltd 23 Woodham & Sons Ltd 38 Hair & Beauty Jon Garrod 26 Julie Harris Nail Cutting 32

ADVERTISING RATES EIGHTH PAGE £72 for 3 issues QUARTER PAGE £51 or £130 for 3 issues HALF PAGE £80 or £204 for 3 issues FULL PAGE £125 or £318 for 3 issues Our full rate card can be viewed online at www.chessingtonchat.com

DECEMBER DEADLINE: Monday 13th November 020 8337 7041 sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com

Health & Fitness Chessington Karate Iyengar Yoga Nora Yoga * Synergy 81 Home Improvements Angel Roofing Carpets 4 U Dream Doors JH Building Services Jim’s Handy R & N Decorating Robinson & Son Taylored Room Solutions Home Security Smithtech Ltd Host Families Stay at Homes Thameside Homestay Hypnotherapy Catherine Bayliss Leisure / Events King George Field Indoor Bowls Club Fireworks at Kingston Rugby Club * St Raphael’s Hospice The Ashley Centre Tolworth Showtrain Mini Cab Zedcarz

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Mobile mechanic AW Autos Mortgage Broker Evolution Private Finance Motorcycle Sales & Service Chessington Motorcycles Optician The Optical Gallery Piano Tuition Julie Cooper Plumbing & Heating CJM Plumbing Removals Humpit Removals Repairs Good as New * Sheltered Housing Abbeyfield Ewell Society Solicitors Lewis & Dick Tyres K & P Tyres Website Design Brashford Media * Weight Loss Slimming World Windows/ Conservatories Pro-Fit Windows

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Chessington Chat November 2017 - Issue 125  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

Chessington Chat November 2017 - Issue 125  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory

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