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WELCOME TO OUR OCTOBER ISSUE… Doesn’t time fly? The summer holidays are over, work and school have now resumed and our thoughts turn to all things autumnal. For us this month, as you will see from our front cover, that includes Howl’o’ween at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, plus the chance to run wild through the park with AAT-Events next month (opposite) and a community BBQ and Fireworks display courtesy of Chessington School p.13

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Sgt Simon Baxter Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Barbara Riddell Catherine Sawbridge Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com Printed by: Direct Colour, Unit 2, 60 Cox Lane, Chessington Industrial Estate, KT9 1TW. 020 8391 0011. www.directcolour.com Website: Paramount Website Design www.paramountwebsitedesign.com

November deadline: Monday 14th October 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: Chessington Running Wild p.5, All shapes yoga p.6, Away from home services p.6, Surbiton Foot Health p.6, The Literacy Lounge p.8, Deli 2 You p.11 and Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group p.17. We also say goodbye to Melanie Wright from Curtains by Melanie (p.6) who has been advertising with us since 2008 but is now moving. Good luck Melanie and thank you for supporting Chessington Chat for all these years. Autumn offers and promotions come from: All shapes yoga p.6, Carpets 4 U p.7, Deli 2 U p.11, Time for You p.23, Surrey Dance Addicts p.24, Just gardens & lawns p.28, Elmwood Vehicles p.33, CORT Furniture p.39, Community Motors p.41 and The Optical Gallery p.43. Our November magazine is traditionally an absolutely jam packed affair so please get in touch as soon as possible with details of your Remembrance, Bonfire Night and indeed Festive events so I may hold the required space. Copy deadline is Mon 14th October. Till then.


INSIDE: Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Probate……………….8 What’s on………………………………………..12-13 How can counselling help me?.........................................16 Plucky veterans up close to creepy crawlies………...20 Success for Surbiton’s first Man Shed………………..28 Residents’ Associations…………………………...30-31 Safer Neighbourhoods………………………………32 Epsom Playhouse Competition……………………….34 Community pages…………………………....36/38/40 Useful contacts………………………………………42 Local listings…………………………………………44 Index of advertisers and advertising rates…….……46

GOODBYE I would like to thank all the people that have supported me since I first advertised in Chessington Chat over 12 years ago. But I am now re-locating to Dorset. I will still be making curtains down there if you need me but I will no longer be able to visit you at home. So cheerio all and once again THANKS for everything. Melanie Wright


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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Probate I thought I would write a little bit, this month, about CGT and Probate. Most people are aware of the potential for Inheritance Tax (IHT) on an Estate but are not aware of potential CGT charges. When someone dies and before Inheritances are handed out, a period passes, called the Administration Period. This is the time when the Executor is working at their hardest, preparing tax returns for HMRC and applying for the Grant of Probate. All the deceased’s assets are sitting and waiting to be collected in. However, during that time, such assets may be growing. E.G. shares may be increasing in value or if house prices are rising, a property could be too. As these assets are being held by ‘The Estate’ and not an individual, if they grow too much, the growth can be subject to CGT. In all cases with a house to sell, a CGT return must be done to HMRC. CGT is not payable when you sell your own private residence, but it may have to be paid when a house is sold under a Grant of Probate when someone dies. This Tax is paid on the increase in value of the property from the date of the death of the owner, until the date it is sold. There are some reliefs available, but these must be claimed. Probate is a complicated and lengthy process and is sometimes better left to the Professionals! Please contact Catherine Sawbridge on 01372 741418 or wills@shortlandsawbridge.co.uk if you would like help with any Probate issues.


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WHAT’S ON IN OCTOBER... ‘Capability’ Brown who changed the face of England forever. Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF. 8pm to 10pm. Members £3, visitors £4, includes refreshments. Details from www.ewellhortassn.co.uk or eha_details@ewellhortassn.co.uk

Tuesday 1st October. Surbiton & District Historical Society present Mr Matthew Bowman with “The Tale of Owen Tudor”. 7.45pm at Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. Visitors welcome – a contribution of £2.00 appreciated. Details from the Secretary, 020 8399 4473 or email: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com Saturday 5th October. Family History Day with Epsom & Ewell Local and Family History Centre. Ewell Library, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell. 10am-4pm. Let us help you trace your ancestors. Free entry. Visit www.epsomandewelllhc@yahoo.co.uk Tuesday 8th October. Ewell Horticultural Society present a talk by Russell Bowes entitled ‘The Capable Mr Brown’ about the life and career of Lancelot


Saturday 12th October. Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club presents Hitler’s Vengeance weapons, 1pm to 2.30pm. Learn how Hitler deployed Germany’s 'revenge weapons in a bid to terrorise British civilians and undermine morale. Cost £5 per child. Contact: David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel 020 8394 1734 or dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk Tuesday 15th October. The Friends of Nonsuch present the Worcester Park Vibrant Ukulele Group playing a variety of songs old and new in the Service Wing of Nonsuch Mansion. 2.30pm. Non members £6. Refreshments included. Email friendsofnonsuch@yahoo.co.uk Sunday 20th October. Transportfest, The AEC Story at the London Bus Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge. KT13 0QS. Featuring AEC Vehicles of all types but an event for all road type vehicles plus horse and motor bus rides. See www.londonbusmuseum.com for details.

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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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PIANO LESSONS AVAILABLE IN CHESSINGTON for children & adults. Contact Julie Cooper Dip ABRSM, Cert (PPTC), Cert Teaching ABRSM. Email juliecooperpiano@hotmail.co.uk or call 0208 397 5655. Member of EPTA (UK), ISM & The Curious Piano Teachers.

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HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP ME? Just ‘get on with it’? I don’t know about you, but I was brought up not to talk about my problems to anyone, you just ‘got on with it’. Fortunately, times have changed and even soaps now have characters dealing with difficulties. In Coronation Street it’s been depression, in Emmerdale it’s been HIV, while Radio Four’s The Archers had a huge response when they included a storyline about domestic abuse. In fact, these story-lines have led many people to seek help for their own problems. Thankfully, most of us are not facing such dramatic issues as these. But few people can say their life is all plain sailing. But where can you go for help? These days, you don’t have to be ‘crazy’ or ‘mentally ill’ to see a counsellor. Most people who come to see me for counselling are ordinary folks who’ve just found themselves going round and round with their problems, not knowing how to resolve things on their own. What is counselling? Counselling is one of the ‘talking therapies’ you may have heard about. It means talking about your worries and concerns with a trained and qualified counsellor for about an hour once a week. Counsellors are trained in a wide variety of theories and models of human development. But a counsellor’s role is not to ‘fix’ you or give you advice. Instead, they will develop a trusting relationship with you so that you can unravel your problems yourself. We often find ourselves repeating unhelpful behaviours without knowing why (we’ve all met someone who repeatedly goes for the same romantic type). Counselling can help uncover your motivations, beliefs and ideas that aren’t useful any more so that you can live a more fulfilled life. Everything you say is in complete confidence, and no one need know you are coming to counselling. Often people find just being able to talk freely without being judged is a real relief. How do you choose a counsellor? It’s important to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with. You can do an internet search, and there are various websites – one of the largest is Counselling Directory (https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk) – where you can find a huge array of counsellors in your area (including me!). So how do you choose? To be honest, there’s no great scientific theory to this; my suggestion is to draw up a list of factors that are important to you. Would you feel more comfortable talking to a woman or a man? Is distance an issue? What about cost? Does the counsellor specialise in the issues that you are experiencing? What’s important to you in a counsellor 16

– is it age, faith, ethnicity, etc? However, counsellors are trained to work with human distress in all its forms, so don’t get too hung up on all this. Go for someone you trust and feel comfortable talking to. One thing to check is that they are a member of a registered counselling body, such as the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) which is the one I belong to (all counsellors on the Counselling Directory website have to provide evidence of their membership and there are many other counselling bodies). Some counsellors will offer a reduced rate for a first session to see if you feel comfortable together. However, if you don’t think that counsellor is right for you, don’t feel afraid to say so. She or he won’t be offended, I promise you! They may even be able to suggest someone else – you are the client and your needs come first. Finally, you may think you can’t spare the time – or the money – for counselling. Or you may feel anxious or ashamed about talking to a stranger about your worries. There is no shame in creating a space in your life to ensure you’re living the happiest life you can. Life is for living – so live it! Barbara Riddell Therapeutic Counsellor, working in Chessington.

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Counselling can help! I have helped people experiencing anxiety, addictions, depression, bereavement, lack of confidence, anger management, childhood issues – and more. Based in Chessington. No waiting list. Fully qualified, highly experienced. BACP registered. What’s stopping YOU from living a happier life? Contact me now! Barbara Riddell Therapeutic Counsellor 07906 576167 b.riddell@hotmail.co.uk See more at my website: www.barbarariddellcounselling.org

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Alec with the snake. Some weird and wonderful creatures from around the world found their way into The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton following a visit from a special zoo. Exotic animals including a Brazilian black spider, a fully-grown Madagascan ground boa constrictor, and a meerkat were some of the star attractions when the Spirit of the Wild zoo visited the Home, which cares for ex-Servicemen and women living with disability or dementia, on 29 August. Residents were able to be up close and personal with the animals and insects, stroking and holding them, and in some cases, allowing them to rest on their heads. They were also shown giant stick insects, a parrot, lizards and chameleons, a barn owl, an African bull frog, tortoises and a hedgehog-like mammal called a tenrec. Ben Pugh spoke to residents and relatives about each animal, telling them about their habitat, diet and traits. The event was organised by Activities Manager Raquel Pena-Aristizabal. She said: “I made sure I kept well away from the spider, but the residents showed no fear and loved meeting all the wonderful animals and creepycrawlies. They had a great time!” Speaking afterwards, Ben said: “I loved it. It’s always such a pleasure to come here.”

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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 1st November 2019. 24

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Mayor of London backs campaign to build Surbiton’s first Man Shed for vulnerable men. A CROWDFUNDING campaign launched on Spacehive to create a Man Shed on Ditton Road in Surbiton has been successful. Campaigners had until 12th August to hit their target for the project, which had already won backing from the Mayor of London. Man Shed will reach out to men in the local community who are experiencing mental health issues or who are at risk of developing mental health issues due to social isolation and loneliness. The project is part of Crowdfund London the programme delivered by the Mayor of London and Spacehive aimed at backing Londoner’s ideas for improving their local area with funding and support. Suicide is the most common cause of death for men under 49 years in England and Wales and men are three times as likely to commit suicide as women. More than one in 10 men are lonely but would not admit it. The fact is that men are less likely to seek help for their mental health issues and are at more risk of social isolation than women. Developed by The Fircroft Trust, Man Shed will be a safe place where men will be at less risk of social isolation, where they can make friends, feel valued and reduce their risk of developing mental health issues. Men with existing mental health issues will have the support not just of other shedders but of our experienced mental health support. We hope some will gain the skills and experience needed to become volunteers themselves or to find paid employment should they seek it. Susannah Horwood of The Fircroft Trust said: “We are thrilled to have received so much support for Man Shed, proving beyond doubt there is a need for this valuable resource in our community” “Receiving a pledge from the Mayor of London is a game changer for us. This stamp of approval from Sadiq Khan and his team raises our profile and helps us reach a wider audience” Chris Gourlay, founder & CEO of Spacehive said: “It’s great to see the Mayor back such a wonderful idea that will clearly have a big impact on the community.” Now that funds have been secured a new floor will be put in the existing building, new work benches will be purchased, an outside decked work area will be built together with a new awning. 28

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association On the evening of Tuesday 16th July there was a second public meeting regarding the proposed development of the site currently occupied by the houses from 11 to 25 Leatherhead Road. It was held at the King Centre in the Fraser Chapel room, which was booked for an hour and was full, including some councillors. After a presentation by Grenville Herrald, the architect, questions were answered by him together with Nick Montagnon, the development manager and Tom Ross of Ross Sloan, the property development company. The original proposal was to demolish these houses and replace them with 49 units being a mixture of flats and houses. An earlier meeting we had with them highlighted a concern over flats at each end of the site overlooking existing adjacent homes and they agreed to change them to houses bringing the total number of units down to 45. A list of questions was sent to the developer prior to the meeting. Over the course of the meeting, some of the questions were answered and many others were asked. No doubt there were other questions which could not be asked due to the lack of time. At the end of the meeting when everyone was leaving, there were one or two people having one to one conversations with the architect and developer. The purpose of the meeting was for the developer to listen to the residents and possibly adjust the design. However, the overall feeling was that the residents are not in favour of it. The developer said that there would be an application put forward probably in October. The councillors will be asking that the application comes to the Neighbourhood Committee for consultation. If the application is put forward in October then the next Neighbourhood Committee meeting when it can be considered would be on Tuesday 5th November at Chessington Methodist Church. At that time the residents can add to the report that goes to the Development Control Committee who will make the decision. The Neighbourhood Committee cannot vote on the application either way, only put forward the Residents’ comments. If the application is after October, then the next Neighbourhood meeting will be on Thursday 16th January 2020 at the Hook Centre. The present houses are homes that blend in with the surrounding houses as they were all built at the same time and so are an integral part of the character of Chessington. This development will be another nail in the coffin of Chessington, slowly changing its character while increasing the traffic and pollution on the already overloaded A243. Gardens are the communities’ green breathing space, safe places for children to play and havens for urban wildlife. The gardens of these houses being long and well developed are also able to hold large amounts of rainfall. Once they are gone and replaced by hard surfaces then the drains and sewage system will have even more to water to cope with. The residents of Bolton Close and part of Bolton Road whose gardens are behind this development would have probably bought their houses for the gardens which backed onto other gardens giving the effect of a large open area. They will have that free area reduced by half and replaced by monoliths of blocks of flats reducing the sky line and robbing them of the sunsets they can enjoy at present. Chessington is a suburban area of houses and bungalows and is the reason people choose to live here. If they wanted to live in an area with blocks of flats and no gardens, then they would have chosen elsewhere.

Chairman Colin Punch Tel. 020 8397 2659 www.chessingtondra.org.uk To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on e-mail chessingtondra@gmail.com


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MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION This morning I watched a Kestrel hovering over the field sizing up what he was going to catch for his breakfast. He is there most days just watching from the pylon wires where he has a really good view of everything going on. The hay has been cut, bundled up and brought in for the winter months so animals can be fed and kept well. Recently, four Red Kites put on a wonderful display of aerobatics that would have rivalled the Red Arrows while the combine harvester was travelling up and down the field. A sparrow Hawk going about his business, one minute here, next minute gone, a wonderful sight to behold and one we cannot afford to lose. During the summer holidays the A243 has been really busy and to make matters worse we had a burst water main by the Malden Rushett junction. Thames Water did their best to complete the repair work as quickly as possible but communication from them was very poor in the form of customer service and for the first few days we were left in the dark. Still nothing has been done by TFL to cut the overhanging bushes and trees from the A243 from The Star end of the village going North towards Chessington. The A243 is subsiding at the brow of Telegraph Hill making it dangerous especially for motorbikes and cyclists. I suppose that if this year’s bike race had been scheduled to use the A243 they may have repaired it. From what you read and hear it appears that there is a lot more crime in Chessington and around us. A lot of residents are worried we are becoming like the ‘inner city’ boroughs with so much trouble going on. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, our residents were subjected to a large group of people arriving at a venue in Malden Rushett, some of whom were extremely badly behaved. It is my understanding that these people arrived by invitation after booking the venue. Businesses were besieged resulting in the loss of revenue and goods for businesses that are already suffering. To some it could be the straw that broke the camel’s back. The MRRA has formally complained to the owners of the venue and have been ignored. Further complaints are being made to the owners of the land who lease the land to the business venue. We hope you had a really good summer and enjoyed the sunshine. Autumn is firmly on its way and our countryside will start to turn to shades of red and gold, how lucky are we.

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Established since 1970 FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS HOOK PARISH HALL, HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1PL *Affordable and flexible payment for nonfunded children* *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) 30 hours Offer now available 9am-12pm Monday to Friday 12.30pm-3.30pm Monday to Thursday or 9am to 3.30pm Lunch Clubs 12pm-12.30pm Monday to Thursday 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

The MRRA post information on our Malden Rushett Residents Facebook page to keep our residents informed. Please take a look on http://fb/me/ MaldenRushettResidents/Association. Beryl Gibson. Chairman MRRA. E mail: bfors@outlook.com. Mobile: 0775 1024358

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Halloween is an event which causes concern for a lot of people. Please be considerate and only attend homes that have Halloween pumpkins outside. Your local SNT team will be out again this year so please keep a look out for them.

Chessington North & Chessington South ward update

Fireworks are dangerous and need to be used with care. Please be responsible and only use fireworks on private property. Last year we had fireworks in Chessington discharged in the direction of Police officers. Fortunately no one was hurt but please do not engage in this activity as it was only by chance that no one was seriously injured. There are specific offences to prevent this activity so please do be aware and only discharge fireworks safely on private property.

I begin my article by expressing my sympathy to the family and friends who were affected by the recent murder in Chessington. I understand that this is a very difficult time but please be assured that every effort is being undertaken to locate and arrest the suspects responsible in this serious incident. The overall investigation is being handled by a Major Investigation Neighbourhood Watch Team (MIT) and they need your help as we still need Kingston.NHW@Met.Police.uk. witnesses to step forward and provide evidence to assist Contact Points. the investigation. Contact points are held weekly and move around across If you know anything or have any information please call the wards. If you would like to meet the team to discuss in via 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. Officers any issues or just want to say hello please do go and from response team attended and dealt with the incident see them. The contact points are advertised in advance on the night and were involved in assisting the casualty, on the internet: www.met.police.co.uk. Just enter your scene management and locating and tracing witnesses. postcode and you will find your ward or you can enter This was a tragic and challenging incident which resulted your ward directly into the search field of the site. in road closures so that forensics could be recovered. Contact Details Your local SNT team have assisted the MIT team with Non-emergency call 101 arrest enquiries and they will continue to maintain a Emergency please call Police on 999. visible presence in the area. I would like to reassure people that crimes of this type are very rare for London Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 and the UK as a whole especially Chessington, if you Alternatively you can contact the team on the following have any crime concerns or would like to speak to a Police officer please do get in touch with me or the team. numbers and via Twitter. In the days immediately after Bank Holiday weekend a Chessington North and Hook - 07342 713970 large number of travellers made their way onto land at Chessington.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonN Malden Rushett. This was not an unauthorised encampment. The caravans numbered approximately 100 and they were there lawfully as a pre-arranged booking to use the land had been granted to a Church group by the leaseholder of the land. The travellers remained for approximately four days. There were no serious incidents reported but there was one report of criminal damage and one for theft. The team have been working with the housing provider (PA Housing) to continue and address the housing associated issues in Chessington North. In addition to work already underway the team have maintained a highly visible response in the area to address residents’ concerns of drug supply in the area. I will have a more detailed update in next months edition. As we are approaching the autumn period please take some time to review your home security in particular ensure you have good quality external door locks on your home and any outbuildings. If you have CCTV please ensure the recording is of a good standard and the date and time displayed is correct. Consider fitting sensor lights on all access points and ensure that all boundary fences are secure.


Chessington South - 0208 721 2001 Chessington.south.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonS Tolworth - 0208 721 2045 Tolworth.snt@met.police.uk @mpsTolworth Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant: Chessington North, Chessington South; Tolworth & Hook Rise

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Learn to Bowl - Free Coaching All Ages & Abilities Welcome Hinchley Manor Operatic Society present The Sound Of Music Wednesday 9th - Sat 12th October Prices from: Thur - Sat £19, Wed - £18, Sat Mat - £17 The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein. HMOS is delighted to return to The Epsom Playhouse for this production as the stage comes alive with a beautiful blend of costumes, props, lights, sound, actors and a breath-taking set.

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With classic musical favourites such as “The Sound of Music”, “My Favourite Things”, “Do Re Mi”, “So Long Farewell”, Sixteen Going On Seventeen” and “Climb Every Mountain” this promises to be a truly nostalgic performance that will bring childhood memories flooding back! A timeless musical for all ages, a perfect family treat! Win Tickets! We have two tickets to see The Sound of Music at the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday 9th October. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked: “Chessington Chat Sound of Music Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Friday 4th October. First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! Congratulations to Lorna Kernahan and Carol Pateman who won July’s Greatest Showman tickets and to Roger Clarkson who won August/September’s California Dreamer tickets. 01372 742555 www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk


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COMMUNITY PAGES It’s a Partnership between your CCG – GP & YOU We All Have to Play Our Part in Keeping Us Healthy

National Screening Program for Cancer Cervical Screening This test is for women (or anyone with a cervix) aged 25-64. You will receive a letter in the post asking you to make an appointment here at the GP. If you think you should have received a letter but haven't, make sure to speak to your GP. Regular testing could save your life.

Breast Screening This test is for women aged 50-70. You will receive an appointment automatically for this test in the post. If you're aged 71 or over, your invite won't be automatically sent, but you can speak to your GP about arranging an appointment for you. It's important that women of all ages check their breasts and armpits regularly: that way, you can spot any changes quickly and report them to your GP.

Bowel Screening This test is for men and women aged 60-74. You will receive a home testing kit called a FOB or FIT kit every two years. If you are 75 or over, you can still be tested, but you will need to call 0800 707 6060 to order a kit. As we said it’s a Partnership and we all have a part to play in Keeping Us Healthy – Our CCG and GP’s do theirs, make sure we do our bit.

TALKING OF TRAINS IS STEAMING AGAIN! The regular weekly meetings of Trains resume on Wednesday 18th September at 7pm in the Library Hall of Surbiton Library. The programme has a wide variety of railway topics as diverse as Derbyshire and rail preservation in France! We also welcome a senior railfreight manager for an overview of freight on Britain's railways from the 19th to the 21st century. The highlight of the year is sure to be the Christmas Evening when senior rail manager and author Chris Green returns with his take on the major changes facing Britain's railways. The first meeting is free and then it is just £50 covering all of the 20 meetings. Details of the full programmes can be found on www.talkingoftrains.co.uk

Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance Group keeps in touch with local and national issues, affecting pensioners, plus speakers. Venue is at Marion Hill House, Girl Guide Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden, KT3 6DJ. Limited car parking but location on public transport routes. Our next meetings are: Tuesday 24th September - Annual cspa 2019 AGM matters followed by a general knowledge quiz. Tuesday 29th October – Sir Terrence Clark – a talk about The Silk Road. Tuesday 26th November – talk by Amanda McKerracher about Roman Britain. Tuesday 10th December – Xmas lunch at the Sorrento Restaurant, Tolworth. Contact for further information: Brenda Denby tel 0208 398 6054/email brendadenby@live.co.uk. Website www.cspa-kingston.co.uk.

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 £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 We currently have full and half plots available to rent. To arrange a viewing call John on 07807 300749 .

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Your Vote Counted! The Restoration of Raynes Park WWI Memorial Group has received a cash boost of £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Thank you to all the Chessington Chat readers who voted for us back in June! The WWI memorial was erected in 1921 to honour the 97 men who gave their lives in the First World War. Over the years the names on the memorial have gradually been eroded and are no longer legible, the project team are working to raise funds for it to be restored and the names re-carved. Wendy Cannon, a volunteer from the restoration group, said ‘We think it is really important that the names of the men who lost their lives from the local area be fully restored so that we are able to recognise and appreciate the sacrifice that they made for another 100 years’.

Chessington Art Group Want to paint, wonder how to get started, don't despair, join our group. Beginner or Experienced all are welcome. We have a tutor to help and advise you. We meet Thursday mornings 9.30 to 11.30 at Chessington Methodist Church Hall KT9 2DJ. and Thursday afternoons 1.00 to 3.00 at The Kings Centre KT9 2GZ. For more information contact D Savage 020 8391 5362 or on line at chessingtonartgroup.club

Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme It is with sadness that we report that, after a very brave fight, our treasurer Lynn Staines sadly passed away on 14th July 2019. Lynn had been a volunteer with CHVCS for 17 years and had taken on the treasurer’s role when the previous treasurer had to give up. Lynn kept us all going with her enthusiasm and careful bookkeeping. She was excellent at recruiting new volunteers, was always cheerful, loved to chat and will be greatly missed as both a friend and a volunteer. We thank Roy and her family for all her help over the years. Lynn’s final stand for CHVCS was at Chessington Fun Day in May, pictured in the last ‘Chessington Chat’ sitting on her mobility scooter. Thank you Lynn. We are still looking for Volunteer Drivers. If you have time to spare and can help, please call our office on 020 8397 6298 (Mon-Fri 9.00 – 12.00). Our next events will be the AGM in early November and a clients’ social on 25th November. Sue Weymouth

LEAD FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER WANTED! Cats Protection Epsom Ewell & District branch needs a lead fundraising volunteer. As a charity we are able to help thousands of cats each year thanks to the generous donations we receive from members of the public. Our fundraising volunteers usually spend 3 to 4 hours per week in this role, which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed. Fundraisers help plan and deliver local fundraising events to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends. Our fundraising events organisers use their passion for cats and people to plan all sorts of exciting events – like cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and anything else they can think of! You would be expected to support and encourage a team of fundraising volunteers; plan fundraising events and activities with your team; allocate tasks before and during fundraising events; keep financial records from fundraising events; encourage and promote a professional image of Cats Protection; follow policies and guidelines and ensure licences and permits are obtained for events. If you feel you have the ability, time and passion to become our Lead Fundraiser please contact Janet Richold 07867 558109 (between 7pm and 9pm) or email jarichold1949@outlook.com Epsom Ewell & District Branch http://www.epsom.cats.org.uk If you cannot volunteer but would still like to help us please go to https://www.justgiving.com/Epsom-Cats-Protection

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. 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 board games. Other activities include: quizzes, crazy golf, curling, snooker 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 £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 trips to the seaside, 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

HOOKSINGERS Hello! If you enjoy singing in the shower or in the bath, please come and join us, the Hook Singers and sing as part of a friendly group. We sing popular songs from the West End shows. There are no auditions and no experience is necessary. We would love to welcome you to our rehearsals every Friday morning in Chessington Methodist Church Hall from 10.30am to 12.15pm. Tea and coffee is served at half time so do come along - we're looking forward to seeing you! Chair: Ruth Mackinlay. ruthmac20@hotmail.com. 07746 234508

THE EIGHT O'CLOCK LADIES CIRCLE Meetings now on 1st and 3rd week each month. OCTOBER PROGRAMME Oct 2nd Visit to Wimbledon Theatre. Oct 3rd The Man behind Jerusalem Spy Oct 17th Wildlife begins at 50


www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Maureen Peters 020 8397 1559.

With all the chaos going on in the world at the moment, why not forget it all for a couple of hours and come and join us for an evening of fun and friendship at the Hook and Chessington Women’s Institute? Our next meeting will be on October 10th with a talk from Surrey Search and Rescue.

Buckland Women’s Club Chessington Methodist Church - Tuesdays at 7.30pm PLEASE COME & JOIN US

If you are interested in joining us we meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm 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.

October 2019 1st AGM 8th Communication with Liz McGarvey 15th Colorado / Yellowstone Park with Ann Beauchamp 22nd Chocoholics 29th The Shepherds Bush Tragedy by Terry Johnson

November deadline: Monday 14th October

Any enquiries to Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362


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 Doc 020 8390 9991 Thames Water 0845 9200800 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Power Loss 0800 028 0247

PLACES OF WORSHIP St Mary The Virgin C of E Garrison Lane, Chessington. 020 8397 3016 www.stmaryschessington.org St Paul’s C of E 280, Hook Road, Hook. 020 8391 2362 www.stpaulschurchhook.org.uk St Catherine of Siena R C 100 Leatherhead Road, Chessington. 020 8397 3971 www.stcatherineofsiena.org.uk Chessington Evangelical The Kings Centre, Coppard Gdns, Chessington. 020 8391 5522 www.thekingscentre.org.uk Chessington Methodist Moor Lane, Chessington. 020 8296 9344 www.chessingtonmethodist.org.uk Hook Evangelical Church Brook Rd, Tolworth. 020 8397 8909 www.hookchurch.org

COUNCILLORS Chessington North and Hook Ward: Stephanie Archer Stephanie.Archer@kingston.gov.uk Margaret Thompson Margaret.Thompson@kingston.gov.uk Sharon Young Sharon.Young@kingston.gov.uk Chessington South Ward: Patricia Bamford Patricia.Bamford@kingston.gov.uk Andreas Kirsch Andreas.Kirsch@kingston.gov.uk www.chessingtonparksurgery.co.uk Christine Stuart The Orchard Practice Orchard Christine.Stuart@kingston.gov.uk Gardens, Chessington. KT9 1AG Tolworth & Hook Rise Ward 0208 397 9494 Lorraine Dunstone www.orchardpracticechessington.co.uk Lorraine.Dunstone@kingston.gov.uk Hook Surgery Merritt Medical Dennis Goodship Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. Dennis.Goodship@kingston.gov.uk KT9 2GY. 0208 397 6361 Thay Thayalan www.hooksurgery.co.uk Thay.Thayalan@kingston.gov.uk DOCTORS SURGERIES Kingston Primary Care Weekend Service. Surbiton Health Centre Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6EZ 0203 841 9942 Sat & Sun 08:00hrs – 20:00hrs Walk in and wait or ring for appointment. Last appt19:30hrs Chessington Park Surgery Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. KT9 2GY 0208 739 1977

KINGSTON COUNCIL South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee meetings https://moderngov.kingston.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=179&Year=0 Kingston Council - all committee meetings https://moderngov.kingston.gov.uk/iedochome.aspx Kingston Council home page https://www.kingston.gov.uk/ Visit www.chessingtonchat.com for copy deadlines, our rate card, advert sizes, customer testimonials, distribution map and back issues.

MP for Kingston & Surbiton: Edward Davey MP contact@eddavey.org 020 8288 2736 SCHOOLS Castle Hill Primary Buckland Road, Chessington. KT9 1JE 0208 397 2006 Ellingham Primary Ellingham Road, Chessington. KT9 2JA 020 8397 3864 Lovelace Primary Mansfield Road, Chessington. KT9 2RN 020 8397 3265 St Mary’s C of E Primary Church Lane, Chessington. KT9 2DH 020 8397 9597 St Paul’s C of E Primary Orchard Road, Chessington. KT9 1AJ 020 8397 3553 St Philip’s School Harrow Close, Chessington. KT9 2HR 020 8397 2672 Chessington School, Garrison Lane, Chessington. KT9 2JS 020 8974 1156 PHARMACIES Ace Pharmacy. 1-3, Ace Parade, Hook Rd, Chessington. 020 8397 4564 Boots Pharmacy. 4, Arcade Parade, Hook, Chessington. 020 8397 3793 Boots Pharmacy. 11, North Parade, Chessington. 020 8397 3072 Cohens Chemist. Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gdns, Chessington. 020 8397 1212

LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Jane 0208 397 3115 Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 11.30 am till 1.30 pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session. Tony 07703 602552 / www.abtabletennisacademy.co.uk Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane. 11.30am Thurs. 0300 123 8086 / KINCCG.Betterbones@nhs.net Bowls - Surbiton Bowling Club, Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Tues eves 5:50pm. David Lark 020 8224 2385. Buckland Womens Club. Tues eves. Chessington Methodist Church. Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Art Group. Thurs am. Chessington Methodist Church Hall & Thurs pm at The King’s Centre. David Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Meet at Scout HQ to rear of 33, Garrison Lane. Beavers - Mon 6pm to 7pm, Cubs - Tues 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Scouts - Fri 7pm to 9pm. See www.chessingtonscouts.org.uk for details or Email: info@chessingtonscouts.org.uk. Chessington Bowling Club, Church Lane - beginners juniors and adults welcome - contact Club Secretary 8397 6705 email: chessingtonbc@aol com Chessington Children's Centre at Castle Hill Primary. Stay & Play sessions, Breastfeeding support, Family Learning etc. 020 8397 2006. Toy Library at Hook Centre, Tues term time, 9.30-11am. 020 8408 8927 Chessington Cricket Club. Sir Francis Barker Sports Ground, Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NB. 020 8397 9194 www.chessingtoncricketclub.co.uk Chessington & Hook United & Hook Youth Football Club. Chalky Lane, Chessington. www.chufc.co.uk. For Match & Training details call Andy on 07958 616829 Chessington Methodist Badminton Club. Tues eves Chessington Methodist Church Hall. Tony 0208 397 3081 Chessington Methodist Women's Fellowship Programme list inside Coffee Bar Door. Sec. Joy Fogg 0208 397 2104. Chessington Youth Action, Reg Charity 1058965. 97 Ruxley Lane, West Ewell. KT19 9HB www.chessingtonyouthaction.org.uk Corinthian-Casuals FC. Amateur football club for 418yrs at King George’s Field, Hook Rise South, Queen Mary’s Close, Tolworth. KT6 7NA. www.ccfcys.co.uk Friends of Shooting Star CHASE - Epsom & Chessington Sarah Johnson, Chairperson and treasurer 07921 774 191. Foc-epsomandchessington@live.co.uk Golden Slippers. New ballet class for mature clients. Surbiton New Life Baptist Church, Balaclava Road, Surbiton KT6 5PW. Tuesdays 10.45 -11.45 am. Contact "Meryl" Tel: 07944246778 Guides, Brownies & Rainbows in Hook & Chessington. Ann Fairhall 020 8391 4730 for details/ waiting lists. 1st Hook Beavers. Wed 6– 7pm, Fri 5.30– 6.30pm. 1st Hook Cubs. Tue 6.45 – 8.15pm, Thurs 6.45– 8.15pm. 1st Hook Scouts. Fri 7.30– 9.30pm. Surbiton South Explorers. Thurs 8 – 10pm. All meetings held at Group HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton. Group Scout Leader Fergus Lang: fergus.lang@1sthook.org.uk

2nd Hook Beavers - Weds 5:30 - 6:30pm, 2nd Hook Cubs - Tues 7 - 8:30pm, 2nd Hook Scouts - Weds 7 8:30pm. Group Scout Leader Emma Nash, 0794 4031369, gsl@2ndhook.org.uk. Hook Scout & Guide Band. Mon eves 7-9.30pm at 1st Hook Scout HQ, Verona Drive. 9 years +. Anne & Ray Bridger 020 8397 7525. www.band.1sthook.org.uk Hook Allotments & Gardens Association. Sun 10 11am at the rear of King Edward’s Rec Ground. Hook & Chessington WI. 7.30pm every 2nd Thurs in the month. Hook & Southborough Hall, 224 Hook Road, Hook. Sharon Cook 020 8391 0723. Hook & Southborough Bowling Club. King Edward’s Recreation Ground. David 020 8397 1294 / Keith 07906 576270 Hook & Southborough Cricket Club. Somerset Avenue, Chessington. Players wanted. Keith 07828 119552. Hook Singers. Fridays 10.30-12noon at Chessington Methodist Church. New members welcome, no auditions required. Variety of popular songs. Contact Ruth Mackinlay 07746 234508 / Ruthmac20@hotmail.com Further details at www.hooksingers.btck.co.uk King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind for help and advice for the Visually Impaired, Mon-Fri 10.00/midday. 020 8605 0060, kingstonassoc@btconnect.com, www.kingstonassociationforblind.org Kingston Cycling Campaign. For those new to cycling or those who have not ridden for some time with easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: rides@kingstoncycling.org.uk Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email graememaisey@hotmail.com. www.kingstonrfc.com Little Rascals Toddler Group @ Hook Evangelical Church, Brook Rd, Surbiton. Drop-in group for parents, babies & pre-schoolers. Songs, crafts, play, chat and cake! £1/family. Fri 9.30-11.30am (term-time) Rosie Pease 07736 424102 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. www.mrsbennet.co.uk. Racal Decca RFC. Senior, social rugby in a friendly, inclusive environment. Home matches Saturday's, Tolworth Court, KT4 7QH. Web; rdrfc.com Email; rdrfcinfo@gmail.com Tel; Robert Holmes 07980 802241 Old Kingstonians Hockey Club. Ditton Fields, Summer Road, Thames Ditton. Social club. Mens/ladies teams. Train Weds. Games on Sat, juniors on Sun. Georgina Perry on 020 8397 2367 www.okhockey.com Surbiton & District Historical Society. 020 8399 4473 Surbiton Floral Club. 1st Wed in month. Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues. St Paul’s Centre. Carole Noakes 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Thurs eves at the Royal British Legion Hall. Maureen Peters. 020 8397 1559. The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook & eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. Jennifer Devane 020 8391 2145


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Chessington Chat October 2019 - Issue146  

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Chessington Chat October 2019 - Issue146  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory