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WELCOME TO OUR OCTOBER ISSUE… As I write the government’s ‘Rule of 6’ has come into practice and yet again our daily lives and social interactions are to be limited. Some will welcome this return of restriction, some will not. Personally we had already been keeping ourselves to ourselves despite the easing of lockdown but then having lost an elderly relative to Covid quite early on you understand that some things are simply more important.

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

November deadline: Monday 12th October (Delivery w/c 25th 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.

This month’s new and returning advertisers: Jana Slosarova Personal Trainer p.6, Magical Makeovers p.6, The Luxe Occasion p.6, Time for You Domestic Cleaning p.7, Happy Place Reflexology p.10, Partazia p.11 and Chessington Hypnotherapy Clinic p.13. Normally our November What’s on pages are our busiest of the year and although I’m obviously not expecting anywhere near normal levels of these types of submissions if you do have anything to include please get in touch by 12th October. Stay safe.

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Inside: Delays at the Office of the Public Guardian…………8 Introducing Happy Place Reflexology………………10 Communities help veterans’ care homes……………..12 Visiting Angels: Keeping you safe at home………….18 Recipe: Gingerbread Skeletons……………………..20 Classifieds…………………………………………...22 Residents’ Associations…………………………..28/29 Kids puzzle page……………………………………31 Community pages……………………………….32/33 Useful contacts………………………………………34 Local listings…………………………………………36 Halloween wordsearch……………………………....37 Halloween apps……………………………………..38 Index of advertisers…………………….. ………….38


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Delays at the Office of the Public Guardian The Office of the Public Guardian is the government dept which handles the registration of Lasting Power of Attorney. These documents must be registered before they can be used. Covid19 has impacted the way this department operates, and the registration process is taking far longer than ever before. 4-5 months is now usual. This month I wish to highlight the need for all persons over the age of 60 to have these documents in place. I have a client, a healthy gentleman who in August suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed with an undiagnosed brain cancer. His wife, suddenly financially adrift without access to his bank accounts, contacted me to prepare LPA for him. The Royal Marsden, thankfully, made an exception to their current no visitor rule and allowed me to visit to do this. He still has mental capacity so could give me his instructions, but it could have been very different. We now must wait until early next year for the registration of these documents to be completed and for them to be available to use. Please do not wait, you must ensure your loved ones are protected and get these vital documents prepared now. Please contact me for further information. Catherine Sawbridge - 01372 741418

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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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INTRODUCING HAPPY PLACE REFLEXOLOGY About the reflexologist. My name is Alexandra and I am the owner of Happy Place Reflexology. I had my first reflexology treatment about 10 years ago to help me relax and reduce my anxiety from a stressful job. At the time, I knew little about reflexology, but I fell in love with it straightaway. I found it deeply relaxing and a wonderful feeling on my feet. Since then, I’ve had a treatment at least once a month to help maintain my wellbeing alongside other healthy lifestyle choices. Over the last 10 years I’ve become more and more interested in reflexology as a complementary health therapy. I always said, ‘I’d love to train to become a reflexologist,’ as I’m keen to share my passion and help people feel as happy as I do when I have a treatment.

If you’re currently having medical treatment, please get permission from your GP or healthcare professional before consenting to reflexology. Benefits of reflexology. The main benefits of reflexology are:     

Increased relaxation Release of tension Improved sleep Improved mood Increased wellbeing

My dream for Happy Place is to support your health, lifestyle and happiness through reflexology, and share my passion with you. Thank you for considering reflexology with me.

Alexandra Reflexologist Member of the Association of Reflexologists

Finally, the time was right in 2019 and I started my training at the London School of Reflexology. In December 2019 I decided to leave my HR career and set up my own business as a reflexologist. What I hadn’t predicted was qualifying and starting a business during a pandemic… but here I am! How reflexology can help you. If you’re looking for a great way to relax, take time out of your busy life, or complement your standard healthcare then reflexology could help you. Reflexology is usually suitable for everyone – from babies to the elderly and all ages in between. It can be used safely alongside standard healthcare to promote better wellbeing. It can also be used by anyone who is just looking for ways to take time for self-care. 10

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Communities step-up to help veterans’ care homes during pandemic Royal Star & Garter has been able to draw on the love and support of its local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, Kingston police showed their support by visiting the Surbiton Home to take part in the weekly clap for NHS staff and key workers.

The charity has Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe and has always benefitted from close ties with its neighbours. This includes enjoying visits from local schools and nurseries, nearby cadets and military organisations, and going on trips to local attractions and landmarks. However, the charity has been bowled over by the support it has received since the spread of the virus caused the Homes to close their doors to visitors in March this year. Aware that residents would be missing visits from loved ones, volunteers and entertainers, Royal Star & Garter launched its hugely successful Letters with Love campaign in March. It resulted in a slew of correspondence from people of all ages, and was warmly welcomed by Royal Star & Garter residents. And the Share a Smile campaign, which launched in June, invited members of the public to send in homemade videos aimed at bringing cheer to veterans cared for by the charity. Also in March, the Surbiton Home was inundated with donations after appealing for toiletries for its residents. They also received free meals from local restaurants and takeaways.

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Senior Community Fundraiser Lauren Baker said: “We’ve been amazed at people’s kindness, love and generosity over these difficult months. Support has come in all different shapes and sizes, from toiletry donations, letters, takeaway dinners and fundraising. It’s allowed us to continue providing exceptional care to our residents.” Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia from its three Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe. All the Homes are once again welcoming new residents. Please visit www.starandgarter.org to find out more.

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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

020 8397 3146

www.chessingtonhypnotherapyclinic.co.uk

LOCAL HANDYMAN Roofing, Guttering, Painting & Decorating, Fencing and Ceramic Tiling. Also patio cleaning & carpet cleaning. No job too small. Call John on

07855 868431

ELECTRICIAN RELIABLE & PROMPT EXPERIENCED IN ALL ASPECTS OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS PART P. DOMESTIC AND LOCAL TO YOU

Tel: 020 8974 2711 Mob: 07929 786895

R & N DECORATING For all your painting and decorating No job too small References available

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SPARE DRIVER REQUIRED A spare driver is required to sometimes transport adults with learning difficulties to and from colleges and day centres. The spare drive would best suit someone with a 7 seater vehicle less than 10 years old but will also consider a 5 door vehicle, less than 10 years old. DBS CHECK AND OTHER CHECKS REQUIRED. You will receive waiting pay allowance, plus money for driving when required.

PLEASE CONTACT KEVIN ON 0203 583 7848

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WANTED! INSTANT PAYMENT FOR OLD MOTORBIKES, CARS & CARAVANS Do you have any unwanted old motorbikes, cars or caravans in your garage or garden? Any age or condition: M.O.T failures, runners, non-runners or rusty wrecks. Even motorbikes that are difficult to retrieve we are fully equipped. Give us a call - we will buy it for a

GOOD price and 0% hassle WE ALSO BUY CLASSIC MOTORBIKES AND CARS

Friendly, polite & professional service. We cover all of Surrey and surrounding areas. We will come to you at a time that suits you. Social distancing observed. Contact Details: Freephone: 0800 2927606 Mobile: 07586 336846 ibuyanymotorbikeandcars@gmail.com

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Visiting Angels North Surrey : Keeping you safe at home How is everyone? How are you coping with the rollercoaster of should we go out or should we stay in? These past 2 weeks, I’ve had personal experience of the risks associated with going out, even just meeting one friend outdoors has resulted in 2 weeks self-isolation for me! We are fortunately both well, (negative test for me), however our lives and livelihoods have been affected for a long 2 weeks. Self-isolating is not negotiable, I fully accept my responsibility to self-isolate to protect others, but even I’m tempted to hole up and avoid any social contact at all once I’m allowed out again! I don’t want to be in this position again, I love my job and want to go to work. It’s such a balancing act – keeping safe vs living your life and having social contact which we all know is essential for mental well - being. I completely understand how older people, who more likely to become unwell with Coronavirus, are anxious about going out. I’ve experienced that feeling myself these past 2 weeks and have been thinking about how we can help.  

Visiting Angels can provide help at home, help with shopping and those little errands that have to be done, whilst you avoid busy places and socially distance for as long as you need to. Our Angels also have work mobile phones and an iPad that they can use to help you have face to face contact with your family from the comfort and safety of your own home to help combat the feeling of isolation – it’s so much nicer to see a face when you are talking on the phone. Our Angels also keep safe by wearing masks and required PPE in all client homes and in our offices.

We don’t have fixed contracts; you can use us for just as long as you need to. We’re all looking forward to this virus packing its bags and leaving us alone, but until then were happy to help. We can get through this together. Simply give us a call 020 3143 4007 or email northsurrey@visiting-angels.co.uk Best wishes, Lynn

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Gingerbread skeletons Kids will love helping to make and decorate these fun spooky Halloween treats!

Makes 20

1. Preheat the oven to 170C / 150C fan / gas mark 3.

Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling

Line 2 large baking sheets with baking paper. Place the

115g butter

butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan and heat gently until

115g light muscovado sugar

the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted.

100g golden syrup

2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and a pinch

450g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

of salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the melted mixture

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

and the egg, and mix together to make a dough (see TIP).

3 tsp ground ginger

3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the

Salt

thickness of a one pound coin. Stamp out gingerbread

1 egg, beaten

people shapes with a cutter. Re-knead and re-roll the

TO DECORATE

dough trimmings and cut out more shapes. Place on the

400g black ready-to-roll icing

baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.

Icing sugar, for dusting

Leave on the sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling

75g ready-made royal icing

rack and leave to cool completely.

2 x 19g tubes white writing icing

4. To decorate, roll the black icing out thinly on a surface

1 pink and 1 black edible writing pen

lightly dusted with icing sugar. Use the cutter to stamp out shapes and attach to gingerbread biscuits with a little of

TIP

the royal icing. Spread a circle of royal icing on each

The dough may be a little sticky at first, but should become firmer as it cools. Add an extra sprinkling of flour, if needed.

biscuit to create a white face. Use the tubes of white writing icing to pipe bones on the biscuits. Leave until the icing has set then use the pink and black edible pens to draw skeleton features on the white faces.


Giving children the best start in the heart of Chessington since 1964 Ofsted rated Outstanding “For children’s personal development, behaviour and welfare” and rated consistently good in all other areas. Spaces available for children aged 3months to 5years (15 and 30 hours funding available for all eligible 2-4 years olds) High quality care and education at affordable prices from £4.90 per hour including all meals, snacks, nappies, and wipes. Flexible times and sessions available. All about Playtime We are a purpose-built nursery with individual rooms for Babies, toddlers, and Pre-school children. This enables your child to thrive in a homely, safe, and caring environment that is specifically tailored to meet all their needs emotionally, developmentally, and educationally. All rooms and children’s washrooms have been refurbished during lockdown and the nursery is now fully air conditioned. The nursery has a large all-weather play area for all individual rooms including a mud kitchen, sandpit, Telly tubby house, Bike area and growing area. Enabling the children to enjoy outdoor play whatever the weather. Forest school sessions We now offer regular forest school sessions (with our Forest school trained staff) these sessions give the children the opportunity to spend the whole day outside. All weather clothing is provided. This has been a huge success and the children have loved all aspects of this, especially the Alfresco dining. Extra-curricular activities We also offer Spanish classes, music, and dance classes and multi sports For further information please look at our website: www.playtimedaynurseries.co.uk

Telephone: 020 8397 2800 Email: playtimenrsry@btconnect.com

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CLASSIFIEDS Had a clearout over lockdown? Got something to sell or give away? Email a couple of lines of wording plus how you can be contacted and a clear photo if required to sally@chessingtonchat.com (No charge for items under £75) Local residents only. Retro Candy Grabber Machine. £5 (RRP £20) Move the controls and try to pick up a prize before the music stops and the time runs out. Coins included. 3 x D size batteries req’d. Good condition. Local collection. 07904 391634 Set of 3 stackable Lego Brick storage boxes. One eight stud brick and two 4 stud bricks in purple, white & pink. All in as new condition. Local collection. £30. 07904 391634

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Established since 1970 and

Celebrating 50 years in 2020 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

SESSIONS STILL AVAILABLE

ONLINE PIANO LESSONS AVAILABLE IN CHESSINGTON for children & adults.

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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DAVID RUSSELL CHIMNEY SWEEP All fires, stoves and flues swept Advice on any chimney problems

TEL: 01372 469349

21433

128 COVERTS ROAD, CLAYGATE, SURREY KT10 0LH

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION Shame on Thames Water once again who are responsible for traffic congestion on the A243 opposite the BP Station in Malden Rushett. A burst water main has had to be repaired and we thank Thames Water for acting promptly to facilitate the repair, but, what a shame it has taken them so long to repair the roadworks caused by the water main burst pipe. No communication other than wrong feedback given to both myself and residents when asking about the time they are taking and the problems the traffic lights are exacerbating, resulting in more pollution for residents to breathe in. We had a possible ‘crash landing’ in Woodview performed by a very handsome Canadian goose who was discovered by residents, looking much the worse for wear. Being the lovely lot of residents that they are they contacted Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead (out of hours as was late evening) and were given advice by the duty Vet as to how to help poor Goosy Gander recover. With much fuss and attention, slowly the recovery began, and thankfully after being hand fed and watered eventually this handsome goose continued on his way. A Ring Dove was also discovered in a garden after having most likely been caught unawares and mauled, a rescue was carried out by a resident and the injured bird was taken to The Wildlife Aid Centre in Leatherhead with the hope of a good recovery and a donation! Just two small examples of how kind people can be when caring about our wildlife and countryside. People do care and love to see all manner of wildlife around them and what a great example for our children to witness. It is so important to preserve green spaces, we need to share our habitat with wildlife and stop concreting over every bit of land developers can lay their greedy hands on. Homes are needed but there are thousands of abandoned properties and brown sites that are suitable for homes in and around Greater London. Farmers are having a particularly bad time at the moment trying to keep farms operational and we have two farms within Malden Rushett. Farming land is in the main greenbelt and deserves the utmost protection from developers so that crops can be cultivated and grazing land preserved for farm animals. Countryside walking and cycling is in abundance in and around our village and it is delightful and tranquil to walk our countryside and see nature at its best. I cannot think of anyone who would prefer to live in a concrete jungle rather than where we live. Mayor Khan’s housing targets for Kingston upon-Thames are unrealistic and we are hopeful they will be challenged in the courts. The spreading of the laying of concrete over everything we value has got to stop, those in authority must show they care about the residents who elect them, and stop cow tailing to those who can only see greater profits to be made. If you would like to find out more about the MRRA please visit our Facebook page on: http://fb/me/MaldenRushettResidents/Association Beryl Gibson, Chair

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Chessington District Residents’ Association The Cap In Hand was sold to a developer and in February 2017 permission was granted for the conservatory to be demolished, and the pub retained on the ground floor and basement. The upper floor was to be converted to four 1 bedroom flats with roof terraces or balconies. They were also to build three 2 bedroom houses, one 2 bedroom flat and one 1 bedroom flat. The project would not commence until interest was shown in the pub. As there had been no interest, in May 2018 another planning application was put forward which proposed the complete demolition of the pub, to be replaced with 38 units up to 7 storeys high with parking for 14 cars. It is not surprising there had been no interest in the first application as it was reported that the rent for the pub was £100,000 per year! In June 2018 the South of the Borough Committee Meeting in the Hook Centre was packed with all seats taken and many people standing, as this development was on the agenda. There was a united feeling against the proposal with many reasons listed. The result of the meeting was put forward to the Development Control Committee (DCC) for their consideration at their next meeting. In October 2018 we reported that the DCC had turned down the application because not only was the developer not justifying the loss of the pub, but the proposal was not in keeping with the area. Also the lack of amenity space meant the accommodation would be sub-standard. With the pub now in a more dilapidated condition, the developer has put in a revised application. A request has been made by Councillor Dunstone that this be brought to the South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee for consultation. The council has notified the residents in the surrounding roads that the application has been submitted. The revised design is not much different to the previous one. This time it is 39 units, 20 parking spaces and still 7 storeys high. If the previous application was rejected, then why have they virtually repeated the design? Maybe they saw the result of the 11 to 25 Leatherhead Road fiasco by the DCC and possibly thought they have a good chance that it will be passed. It is still early days, so we can only hope that whilst they passed the four storey out of character building in Leatherhead Road, they have the courage to reject a seven storey one at the Ace of Spades. 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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166-168 Hook Road, Surbiton. KT6 5BZ

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COMMUNITY PAGES If you’re facing redundancy at the end of being Furloughed or just want a change or are starting out...

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED • Do you have some time to spare? • Do you want to support some of the more elderly and less mobile members of our local community? • You decide how much time you want to give. • Expenses are covered. If you are a driver with your own transport, please call us on

020 8397 6298 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 noon). Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme Registered charity no. 289765

HOOK ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION Our friendly allotment association was founded over 50 years ago and is run by volunteers. We provide a wide range of composts, fertilisers, seeds; gardening products at not-for-profit club prices to members. Membership costs £5.00 a year and our trading facility is situated next to the entrance to the allotment plots, just beyond the rugby club pavilion, at the rear of King Edward’s recreation ground, Hook Road, Chessington. Sun: 10am-12noon Mark and Liz Cooper 07970 692395. Hook Leisure Gardeners Association

TALKING OF TRAINS Talking of Trains has been suspended until January because of the requirement for social distancing inside halls. We hope to resume on January 13th at Surbiton Library Hall as usual and our intended programme can be found on http://talkingoftrains.co.uk/spring-2021.html.

Welcome to Stoneleigh Job Club on any Tuesday 10-12 or Thursday 10-12 ( other times and days by arrangement) for phone or virtual Zoom coaching .... no need to leave home ... all you need is a laptop, smartphone or just a mobile. Everything is free, appts for an hour, as often as you need. We offer expert coaching 1:1 by phone or Zoom (we will help with that too) for all ages with friendly welcoming trained coaches. *Cv review and writing *Interview preparation *Confidence building *Support throughout however many times you want to attend *Basic IT coaching in Office and other packages to get you up to speed *Job searching and access locally and in London *Give us a try *Hundreds have and found success and good jobs and support Contact and apply right now on www.Stoneleighjobclub.co.uk 0794 123 1072 E: stoneleighjobclub@gmail.com Facebook stoneleighjobclub

BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB The club regrets it is unable to hold its planned AGM on the 13th October 2020. At present we are unable to determine when it will be safe to return to regular meetings. The committee will keep the situation under review and be in touch if there are any developments. Meanwhile please take extra care of yourselves and keep safe and well. Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362

THE EIGHT O’CLOCK LADIES CIRCLE The committee are making plans and booking speakers to resume meetings in April 2021. The first meeting will be the AGM and welcome evening. Best wishes to all our members. Maureen Peters 020 8397 1559


Hook and Chessington WI As the Covid crisis continues, Hook and Chessington WI have continued to adapt to all the changes and challenges that have come our way. Our August meeting is usually our summer meal where we meet in a local restaurant, this year we managed a socially distanced picnic in the park next to our hall. It was great to see everyone even if it did involve a lot of shouting to hear each other from a safe distance! We also displayed our banner and our new bunting made, flag by flag, by our members during lockdown. In September we managed an actual meeting in the hall! With a lot of wipes, sanitiser and spaced out chairs, and 30 of our ladies heard a fascinating talk on The Toby Jug at Tolworth. It was a very different meeting to normal but we enjoyed being together at last. The changes to social distancing means we are back to Zoom for the foreseeable future but we are nothing if not adaptable!

Hook Singers Hook Singers have continued to meet during the last few months - members enjoyed gathering in Churchfields for socially distanced walks and picnics. We are now ready to start singing again - on Zoom - and are looking forward to learning new songs as well as revisiting some old favourites. Sessions will be every Friday morning starting at 10.30am. Sincere thanks to all who have supported us during these challenging times. Ruth Mackinlay - Chair

Are you fed up with seeing rubbish along the streets where we live? If so please come and join us for our monthly litter pick. We welcome people of all ages, families and community groups. We would love to see some new faces to help us tackle this growing problem. We will meet outside the Parish Hall on Hook Road at 10am on Saturday 31st October. All pickers, gloves and bags will be provided. We usually walk for an hour.

Tel: 07746 234508

FACE COVERINGS. The Surbiton Royal British Legion Youth Marching Band are making face coverings in exchange for a donation to the band. If you would like to see our fabric designs please email bandmastersrbl@gmail.com or call 07804 798040 or find us on our Facebook page.


USEFUL CONTACTS

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 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

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


Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Andrew 07917 422137 www.Alexandra-table-tennis-club.business.site/ Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 11.30am - 1.30pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session. Tony 07703 602552 / www.ab-tabletennisacademy.co.uk Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane. 11.30am Thurs. 0300 123 8086 / KINCCG.Betterbones@nhs.net Bowls - Surbiton Bowling Club, Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Tues eves 5:50pm. David Lark 020 8224 2385. Buckland Womens Club. Tues 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 4-18yrs at King George’s Field, Hook Rise South, Queen Mary’s Close, Tolworth. KT6 7NA. www.ccfcys.co.uk Friends of Shooting Star Children's Hospices - Epsom and Chessington. Sarah Johnson, Chairperson and Treasurer 07921 774 191 Fossc-epsomandchessington@outlook.com facebook.com/fosscepsomandchessington https://mobile.twitter.com/FoSSCHEandC 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. Paula McKelvey 0208 397 2885. Hook & Southborough Bowling Club. King Edward’s Recreation Ground. David 020 8397 1294 / Keith 07906 576270 Hook & Southborough Cricket Club. Somerset Avenue, Chessington. Players wanted. Keith 07828 119552. Hook Singers. Fridays 10.30-12noon at Chessington Methodist Church. New members welcome, no auditions required. Variety of popular songs. Contact Ruth Mackinlay 07746 234508 / Ruthmac20@hotmail.com Further details at www.hooksingers.btck.co.uk King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind for help and advice for the Visually Impaired, Mon-Fri 10.00/midday. 020 8605 0060, kingstonassoc@btconnect.com, www.kingstonassociationforblind.org Kingston Cycling Campaign. For those new to cycling or those who have not ridden for some time with easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: rides@kingstoncycling.org.uk Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email graememaisey@hotmail.com. www.kingstonrfc.com Little Rascals Toddler Group @ Hook Evangelical Church, Brook Rd, Surbiton. Drop-in group for parents, babies & pre-schoolers. Songs, crafts, play, chat and cake! £1/family. Fri 9.30-11.30am (term-time) Rosie Pease 07736 424102 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. www.mrsbennet.co.uk. Racal Decca RFC. Senior, social rugby in a friendly, inclusive environment. Home matches Saturday's, Tolworth Court, KT4 7QH. Web; rdrfc.com Email; rdrfcinfo@gmail.com Tel; Robert Holmes 07980 802241 Old Kingstonians Hockey Club. Ditton Fields, Summer Road, Thames Ditton. Social club. Mens/ladies teams. Train Weds. Games on Sat, juniors on Sun. Georgina Perry on 020 8397 2367 www.okhockey.com Surbiton & District Historical Society. 020 8399 4473 Surbiton Floral Club. 1st Wed in month. Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues. St Paul’s Centre. Carole Noakes 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. 1st & 3rd Thurs eves of the month. Royal British Legion Hall. 020 8397 1559. The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook & eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. 020 8391 2145


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