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June Contents

History by Robin Gill 6 Recipe Bolognese Meatballs 12 View from the City 14 Carers Week: Who Cares for The Carers? 18 Supreme Bowling Club 20 Cryptic Crossword 22 Different types of holiday insurance: are you fully covered? 24 150 years of the NM Methodist Church: 26 Sudokus 30 Cancer Information Suite 31 Baking - Apricot Jam Swiss Roll 35 What’s On 37 New Malden Matters 40 Gardening Outdoor Relaxation 42 Clubs 44 A taster of Brazilian food 48 Safer Neighbourhoods 51 Kid’s play 52 Parkin’ some thoughts 56 A Photographer Dreams 58 Solutions 60 Royal British Legion Malden & Coombe Branch 61

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Welcome to Your Village Voice Well, who knows, we may be enjoying a heatwave by the time you read this (hope so!) but, oh my goodness while I write we are getting completely soaked. Great for our gardens and lovely to clear the air. Wake up call for any new puppy owners…. Never been keen on the smell of wet dog. Am so excited though to be heading off to Bologna shortly with some wonderful friends from Glasgow, the city where I grew up, spent my university years and after a sojourn working ‘down south’ spent many happy years at for Barclays Stockbrokers - where I met these lovely girls and the fabulous Justin Urquhart Stewart who very kindly sends us an article every month. So am frantically (as usual) getting ready and looking forward to sampling the culture, wine and food of Bologna – the latter will, I am sure, bear NO resemblance to the bolognaise I’m cooking to throw into a lasagne to leave for the family!

Remember that the Village Voice is YOUR magazine so if you are helping to organise an event and would like some FREE publicity then please do email details. Likewise if you are part of an organisation that could benefit from attracting new local members next year then why not send in an article. Did you know that in order to deliver the magazine to most of the KT3 postcode, we split the distribution over a two month period. So if you have had this edition delivered you probably won’t get the next one. There are a limited number of copies available from Waitrose, New Malden library, Tudor Willams and the Malden Centre but don’t forget that it is also published online - you can get the link from our website. So, until next month, Ciao for now!

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New Malden History Bringing the house down by Robin Gill

1937 did not start well for the inhabitants of Malden: their popular cinema (Plaza) had burnt down on Sunday 27th December 1936, and all that was left of the main building was a pile of rubble and mangled metal. The cinema which could seat 700 stood on the site now occupied by McDonalds, it was purpose built, the site previously being allotments before the New Malden Picture Palace (original name) was constructed in 1921. The fire did not take long to take control, about 30 minutes after the alarm was first raised by a woman neighbour (who saw flames shooting through the roof), practically the whole of the inside of the building had been destroyed. It took five hours and

thousands of gallons of water from the brigades of Malden and Wimbledon plus help from the London Salvage Corps to bring the fire under control. A local fireman Alan Ansell had a lucky escape when the roof collapsed causing a girder to fall on him. The blow shattered his brass helmet, which probably saved his life, Ansell asked to keep his helmet as a memento, and the other helmets were replaced with leather ones with the borough arms @£2 15s each (£2.75). The cinema was never rebuilt, though local shopkeepers felt it would improve their trade, and only the undamaged entrance lobby was used, for events such as friendship week. Such was the demand for a cinema in the area, a number of sites including the original premises were proposed, but all were rejected for one reason or another.

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The Gate House School which was on Kingston Hill, made an application to move into the building called Coombe Croft on George Road. This was one of three houses built by the Galsworthy family and would suit the school which had had to divide its teaching between two houses, but the council refused on the grounds that George Road was “zoned” for residential purposes not educational and a number of residents had complained about the prospect of noisy schoolboys in the area. The school successfully appealed against the decision and moved into the building just before the Second World War only to be evacuated to Cornwall in 1941. The building is now occupied by Rokeby who moved in in 1956. Near neighbours are Marymount International School for Girls, and Holy Cross Prep School, so that stretch of the road is more educational that residential, though the name Coombe Croft still appears on the gateposts. Surrey County Council agreed to the purchase of land for the sites of two libraries. One at the junction of Avondale Avenue and Church Road (Old Malden Library) for £1,800, and another at the Junction of Sandal Road and Kingston Road (New Malden Library) for £1,000.

You can’t park there Parking was becoming a problem in Malden Road (now High Street). The idea of parking on alternate sides on alternate days would not work, and Blagdon Road was rejected as a parking site as shops were to be built in the road, then the council decided to compulsory purchase 5½ acres of land in Blagdon Road for a car-park as parking restrictions were sending shoppers to Kingston. There were also plans to build a new town hall there, showing that current plans are nothing new. Plans were also put forward for the widening of the railway bridge and the road by the station, possibly meaning the demolition of shops in Malden Road and the existing Council Offices. Since Malden and Coombe had become a borough the existing offices had proved too small. Following the death of a lady who was crossing the road near the bridge these schemes took on a new urgency. We know now with hindsight, that because of the outbreak of war, these schemes did not come to fruition until much later. Dark days ahead The threat of war was never far away, and the real possibility of air raids and gas attacks were laid out

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in talks and lectures. For a town the size of Malden, 700/800 medical personnel would be required about 2% of the adult population, and an air-raid precautions officer was appointed (William Hann of Manor Drive North). The Rotary Club helped to draw up plans with the Red Cross for work on air raid precautions together with all the local churches. Shelters made of reinforced concrete (at least 12ft thick) at a cost of £2000 each would be required and the government were making respirators in the event of a gas attack with about 30 million being available by the end of the year. About 280 volunteers had applied by the end of April as ARP workers and 222 persons were being trained in first aid. Part of Manor Farm buildings in Old Malden were leased from Merton College for use as an instructional centre for air raids and gas attacks. Gift of shelter The council were presented with two bus shelters for use in the borough, it was decided to place one near Plough Green, and the other near the railway bridge on Kingston Road. These were a gift from Charles Dello Strologo a naturalised Italian who lived at Shamley Green and donated a shelter

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to many villages in Surrey, to commemorate the jubilee of George V. In the end, between 60/80 were provided at a cost of approx £300 each. About a dozen are still standing, including one in Esher with its original plaque attached. Further constructions were, pillar boxes at the junction of Malden Road and Thetford Road, and Malden Road and Blakes Lane, and a telephone box in South Lane opposite Lawrence Avenue. The council purchased land between Franks Avenue and the railway line for the building of council houses needed due to overcrowding. There were many objections to this project, (costs of £2000 per acre, special foundations needed for the houses due to the extraction of gravel, it was too damp, and too near the railway line), were dismissed and plans were made for fifty houses. (now Potters Grove) Coronation celebrations Coronation Day was set for 12th May (the same date intended for Edward VIII), and Malden looked suitably dressed for the occasion. Hung across the street and pavements of Malden Road were paper garlands in an assortment of colours together with other bunting. This gave the effect of a series of triumphal arches while on each lamppost there hung a painted shield. Every window in the council offices was surrounded by garlands which reached up to the clock. Underneath the clock was a plaque with the portraits of the King and Queen with the Royal Cyphers. Above the main entrance, blue and gold cloth was hung with the single monogram G. More garlands hung from the flagpole on the roof, and the next-door fire station was covered in garlands and banners, with a large red and gold crown on the tower.

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long, then wended its way via Malden Road, Thetford Road, Westbury Road, and Kingston Road past the council offices, cheered on by crowds sheltering under trees and umbrellas enroute. Leading the way were the bandsmen of the Legion Of Frontiersmen, followed by the local postmen. The local Rotarians had a tableau based on the nursery rhyme about the old woman who lived in a shoe, the children came from the County Council’s children’s homes that used to stand in Kingston Road. The scouts put on an historical pageant detailing events leading up to the formation of their movement. Next were the Boys Brigade complete with dragon and crusaders (St George and the Dragon). Following them were the Girl Guides showing how their organisation came about. The council vehicles including fire engines and refuse trucks then passed, followed by the local British Legion with “Malden’s Henpecked Husbands” up to their elbows in washing up while their wives powdered their noses.

Many of the shops were decorated with flags, bunting, and royal cyphers, and houses were adorned with bunting and flags hanging from upstairs windows. The main event of the day, which was very wet, was the carnival procession. The entrants assembled in Malden and Coombe Sports Ground (now Manor Park). The parade which was a mile

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failed to operate. A local industry based in Blagdon Road (Norbiton Potteries) included a man making pots on a wheel. The procession proceeded via Dukes Avenue to Beverly Park where the judges presented prizes for the best entries. These included Mr C Northam on his bicycle dressed as a telephone box, and Mr TC Bird (Chairman of the Chamber Of Commerce) and colleagues who decorated their lorry like a Viking galley complete with warriors. The evening saw dancing in a large marquee complete with sprung floor followed by the King’s speech, a special searchlight display by the local anti-aircraft company, and fireworks. Residents were also able to enjoy a funfair which had been set up in the park, and was open until the following Monday. The elderly and invalided were not to be forgotten, with 100 disabled ex-servicemen and 180 pensioners sitting down to a meal and concert in the Malden Wanderers pavilion. Other parts of Malden held celebrations later in the week. The residents of the Dickerage Lane area held a carnival and sports at the recreation ground in the Saturday. All were encouraged to wear carnival costumes and to take part in the procession led by a Tin Pan Alley Band, from the Triangle to the Recreation Ground via Clarence Avenue, Laburnum Grove, The Crescent, and Mount Pleasant Road. The sports were opened by the Mayoress; there was also a Punch and Judy Show and Cabaret with dancing in the evening. Each child received a chocolate medallion and a balloon. The tenants in Thorne Road (now replaced by Georgia Road) gave the children a coronation tea opened by the Mayor, and later there was dancing to the residents own accordion band.

Sunday 1st November saw the beginning of National Rat Week, and as a form of “celebration” the council appointed a rat catcher at a weekly wage of £3 2/6 plus 2/6 a week for the upkeep of a dog and ferrets. Rat biscuits were available from the council @7½ d per24. NB: My thanks to Barry Bannister who contacted me regarding my request about information on the POW camp. He remembers walking past the buildings with his mother while shopping for coal. He feels that the inmates were Italian with eyes for the girls! 1) Inside of Plaza cinema after fire 2) One of the bus shelters presented to the borough 3) Coronation procession in Malden Road.

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Recipe Bolognese Meatballs These delicious homemade meatballs are flavoured with basil and oregano then cooked in a rich tomato sauce. Serve with spaghetti for a classic Italian supper, or for a change pile on top of boiled rice or steamed couscous. Serves 4 Ready in 50 minutes

400g lean minced beef 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil 1 Put the mince, basil and oregano into a food 1 tsp dried oregano processor or blender with half the chopped 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped onion and half the crushed garlic. Season well 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed salt and freshly ground black pepper, then UT Y OU R freshly G A R ground D E N black M A Ipepper N T E N A N C E I N with THE Salt and process A N D1Stbsp O Fvirgin S Oolive MEO N E W H O R E A L L Y C A R E S ' until almost smooth. Divide and shape oil the mince mixture into about 28 small meatballs. 500g carton passatta (sieved tomatoes) 2 Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over Tree surgery 2 tbsp tomato paste - One offsun-dried Tidy a medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 1 tsp sugar Stump Grinding - Garden Maintenance 4 to 5 minutes, turning frequently until browned 400g spaghetti - Strimming and Weeding - Decking and Lawns all over. FreshlyTrimming grated Parmesan, to serve clearance - Garden - Hedge 3 Remove the meatballs from the pan with a Fresh basil sprigs, to garnish - Path and Patio Washing - Landscaping slotted spoon and set aside. Add the rest of the onion and garlic to the pan and fry for 5 minutes. Pour in the passatta and add the sundried tomato paste and sugar. Bring to the boil. Return the meatballs to the pan and stir in 150ml water. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding a little more water if necessary. Season to taste. ‘PUT YOUR GARDEN MAINTENANCE IN THE ressgardenservices.co.uk Tel: 020 8330 7787 4 Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of lightly HANDS OF SOMEONE WHO REALLY CARES’ w.cypressgardenservices.co.uk Mobile: 07958 727 272 for 12 to 14 minutes or according salted water - One off Tidy to the packet instructions. Drain well. Serve the - Garden Maintenance meatballs and sauce with the spaghetti and top - Decking and Lawns with grated Parmesan. Garnish with fresh basil - Hedge Trimming sprigs. - Landscaping - Tree surgery - Stump Grinding - Strimming & Weeding - Garden clearance - Path & Patio Washing

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View from the City by Justin Urquhart Stewart 7IM Rethink the risks for retirement investments For decades, a traditional strategy that many investors have adopted for their pension pots has been one that reduces the level of investment risk that they take as they get nearer and nearer the day they retire. Known as the ‘lifestyle’ approach, the investment mix changes as individuals reach pre-set ages, steadily shifting investments into ones that are deemed to be less risky. This is achieved by switching from stocks and shares (aka equities or ‘riskier’ assets) to bonds (seen as ‘safe havens’) as you get older. So, you might start off with as much as 70% of your portfolio in stocks and shares and 30% in bonds and, by the ti me you retire, the majority of your assets would be invested in government bonds or Gilts. While annuities gave us certainty as to how much we would get each year, it was important not to suffer a big investment hit just before you bought one. So lowering that level of investment risk as your approached that date made lots of sense. But the world we live in has fundamentally changed. Investors were no longer forced to buy an annuity when they retire. Meanwhile we’re also at 200-year record lows for interest rates. Not only has this negatively affected our expectations of the future investment returns from bonds, and indeed other investments, those prospects are not likely to get any better given bonds generally don’t do well in a rising inflationary environment. Inflation’s now at 2.7%. Last June it was at 0.5% quite the difference!

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We’re also now going to be living longer than previous generations, and that longevity is set to continue extending. In England, a baby boy born in 2012 can expect to live almost six years longer than one born two decades before. So our savings have to last longer too.

It was this combination of events that led 7IM to research the options for our clients. There were some interesting results. We learned, for example, that taking more risk early on in an investor’s career didn’t actually make much of a difference. There simply isn’t enough in the pot to build on until much later in life when – after you’d been investing a regular sum over a long period – you’ve got more money ‘at stake’. Lifestyle strategies would look to lower your investment risk profile precisely at this very point in time i.e. exactly when the power of compounding is at its most powerful and your investment returns effectively generate their own profits. In addition, every scenario we ran highlighted another risk for investors: the risk that you could outlive your savings. If you have a pot of money and take out 5% each year to cover life’s expenses, but you’re only making 3% on your money, your overall pot would probably shrink over time. If you’re 65 today, you have a 7% chance of living long enough to get a telegram from the Queen according to the office for National Statistics. If you’re 35, that chance more than doubles to 15%. But each year you live may mean you are more likely to run out of money – not really a great thought! Solving this problem therefore requires you to balance the various sources of risk. So you need to do a combination of saving more while you’re working (savings risk), look to retire later (job risk), take a lower income in retirement (lifestyle risk) or seek a higher investment return (investment risk). Here we have to be careful – we are absolutely not saying everyone needs to take more investment risk as it could result in you getting back less than you originally invested. We know that risk is a very personal choice. However, taking some additional investment risk can also provide the potential for greater returns, and there are a number of other levers you can ‘pull’ to give you the retirement you’d like to enjoy rather than one you have to endure. At least having a proper conversation about this subject now, rather than in 20 years’ time, and which gives you the chance to make an informed choice.

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Health Carers Week: Who Cares for The Carers? Carers Week is an annual awareness event highlighting the challenges carers face and celebrating their contribution. This year’s campaign, supported by charities, businesses and government, runs from 12th to 18th June and focuses on Building Carer Friendly Communities: ‘places that understand a carer’s daily reality and do what they can to make life a little bit easier for them.’ Caring in the UK and caring is caring - whoever it’s for. The facts: Many responses also showed carers aren’t getting • Three out of five of us will become a carer at some the advice they need to access financial, practical and point. emotional support for themselves and those they care • Around 6.5 million people in the UK provide unpaid for. care for a disabled, ill or older relative or friend; 2 million are older people with their own health Building Carer Friendly Communities problems. If you’re an employer, give any employees who are • At least 380,000 older carers in England provide 50+ carers as much flexibility as possible. This could mean: hours of care a week without any help from their local • An extended lunch hour, giving them time to eat and authority. check on the person they care for. • Over 100,000 people in their eighties and beyond are • Shorter working days. caring full-time. • Adapted or flexible start/finish times. • 38% of carers in a recent MND Association survey were • Flexibility to work more when they can, while unaware of their right to a Carers’ Assessment. allowing time off for appointments etc. “We know that caring for a loved one can be a If you’re a GP, hairdresser, physiotherapist or any other rewarding experience, but without the right support professional person offering appointments, could at the right time, caring can also have a huge impact you offer mobile services or make appointments to fit on a carer’s emotional and physical health, work and around carers’ needs? finances,” says Heléna Herklots CBE, Chief Executive of charity Carers UK. The Carers Week campaign is urging us to: Research shows that caring can potentially damage • Recommend carer-friendly organisations, services carers’ own physical and mental health, and their and businesses. relationships with partners, family and friends. It can • Run awareness and fundraising events. also isolate them and make it difficult or impossible to • Pledge to support carers and make our own hold down a job, even driving them into poverty. organisations carer-friendly. Are You a Hidden Carer? Heléna Herklots CBE, said: “Carers have told us that it “Please don’t call me a carer - I don’t want that title. I am makes a huge difference to their lives when they are her son, not a carer!” supported by their local services and communities… “I pop in to my neighbour every day and do all her whether that’s offering a flexible GP appointment, shopping and cleaning for her, but I am not her carer. having flexible working policies or raising awareness in They go in to get her up and washed.” schools of caring, it can make a positive difference.” These responses, gathered by a recent campaign to Sources of Support for Carers identify ‘hidden’ carers, highlight a common problem. If you’re a carer, help is available and it’s vital that you Many carers don’t see themselves as carers if they don’t get the support you need. help someone dress, take medication, move about or The NHS Choice Care Page has an extensive section for go to the loo - or if they’re ‘just’ a husband, wife, mum, carers, covering assessments, money and legal matters dad, son, daughter, friend or good neighbour. and caring issues. www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-careYet helping with shopping, laundry, cleaning, cooking, and-support-guide/Pages/what-is-social-care.aspx form-filling or money management is all part of caring, 18 Please remember to mention the Village Voice when you speak to our advertisers


The eight charities below support Carers Week and the services they offer include counselling, practical and financial help, respite care and advice. It’s worth investigating other charities specific to the condition of the person you care for, too. Age UK offers counselling, support groups, day and respite care, and advice on Carers’ Assessments and benefits. www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/advicefor-carers/are-you-a-carer; Tel: 0800 678 1174

macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/audience/ looking-after-someone-with-cancer.html; Tel: 0808 808 00 00 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm The MND Association can offer practical and financial help. Their site has a wealth of information for carers. www.mndassociation.org/for-carers; email: mndconnect@mndassociation.org; Tel: 0808 802 6262 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & 7-10.30pm

The MS Society provides and advice for MS Carers Trust R.J. offers Tree individually tailoredqualified support, R.J. Tree Services qualified & professio Services & professional staff aresupport dedicated carers, and may be able to provide a grant for a short services and activities for those caring, unpaid, for a to the highest levels of service in every to the highest levels of service inbreak every instance. or activity. www.mssociety.org.uk/ms-support/ relative or friend. www.carers.org; email support@ for-carers email: helpline@mssociety.org.uk; Tel: 0808 carers.org; Tel: 0300 772 9600 WeMon-Fri are happy to give advice – on all yo 9am–7pm We are happy to give advice – on800 all8000 your arboricultural queries.

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Summer Workshop

WORDWHEEL

Monday 24th - 28th July 09.00am - 12.00pm (4 - 6 years) Burlington Junior School, New Malden, KT3 4LT

Using only the letters in the Wordwheel, you have ten minutes to find as many words as possible, none of which may be plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. Each word must be of three letters or more, all must contain the central letter and letters can only be used once in every word. There is at least one word that uses all of the letters in the wheel.

Our Summer workshops are great for children who love to perform, meeting new people and creating confidence. With singing, acting and dancing, your child will work with other like-minded children.

TARGET Excellent: 78 or more words Good: 65 words Fair: 58 words

Costume, lights, action and a show on the Friday for family and friends to watch what they've been working on. Our Summer workshops are led our amazing and talented teachers.

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Age: 4 - 6 year olds Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm Cost: £85 (£75 for siblings)

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Venue: Burlington Junior School, New Malden, KT3 4LT

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Cryptic Crossword Across 1. Baked food secretaries taste (6) 4. A country with more residents in view (8) 9. Cook receiving large honour (6) 10. Related umpire made a mistake (8) 12. Clueless rating on manoeuvres (8) 13. Underling wearing short skirt? (6) 15. Sign taken from groom entrances! (4) 16. More humorous prattle about me (7) 20. Conversion of an older man (7) 21. Trimmed goatee put up with (4) 25. Operatives get older notes, oddly (6) 26. Uncertain thane’s upset about it (8) 28. Large tin that’s changed shape (8) 29. Some kid starts to carve or draw (6) 30. Crazy girl – nuts! – taking stock? (8) 31. Dante wrongly claims verse is coming (6) 22

Down 1. Ask Odin out – he’s a god! (8) 2. Author, when about to tarry (8) 3. Weary again? Go to bed (6) 5. Beer, note, for a smart man (4) 6. A luxury vessel is a joke! (3-5) 7. Skilful radio play not ending (6) 8. Passionate article on strange trend (6) 11. Very old insect eating nice stew (7)

14. Tales, in short, set in shops (7) 17. Lookout posted to Nile settlement (8) 18. Banter concerning level peg (8) 19. Note dismantled torch, etc (8) 22. A priest beyond our reach, initially (6) 23. Negligent redhead (the third girl) (6) 24. Stolen coin almost paid back (6) 27. The best part of a factory design (4)

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Finance Different types of holiday insurance: are you fully covered? Buying holiday insurance can sometimes take a back seat when you’re planning to get away. It’s an important investment in your health and safety, however, offering protection and reassurance if something goes wrong when you’re a long way from home. The cost of holiday insurance depends on a number of factors including your age, the length of time you’ll be away, whether or not you’re travelling alone, and the types of activity on the agenda. A comprehensive ‘standard’ policy generally covers the following, although policies do vary: • Holiday cancellation or missed departure. • Theft. • Medical assistance. • Emergency repatriation. • Baggage loss or delay. • Other lost or damaged items. • Personal injury. • Cover for damage caused by you or a member of your group. So what other types of holiday insurance are available, and which might be suitable for you? Single trip/annual or multi trip If you only intend to take one break during a 12-month period, a single trip insurance policy would be the most cost-effective choice as long as it covers everything you need. Annual or multi trip insurance is more suitable if you’re going away more than once a year, but there’s usually a maximum allowable duration which is generally 90 days. European/worldwide travel The expense of repatriating travellers from countries outside Europe, or obtaining medical treatment in the USA for example, is very high. Insurance companies have to take this into account when pricing their policies, so if you’re only travelling to Europe the cost should be lower than for worldwide travel. Take care to check whether a specified number of days are mentioned in the policy. Your insurance will be invalid if you exceed this number, and you won’t be eligible to make any type of claim.

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Winter/extreme sports A ‘standard’ holiday insurance policy usually contains exclusion clauses relating to winter or extreme sports due to the additional risk of injury. Also, winter sports equipment is expensive, so you’ll need to pay more to cover it against loss or theft. Gap year/backpackers’ insurance Backpackers’ insurance provides cover for an extended length of time away from home, but there may be certain limitations specified in the policy, for example the number of times you can return to the UK.

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There could also be restrictions on returning home before the stated period ends, so it’s important to check the details with this type of policy. Unlike annual insurance where you can go away for several trips during a 12-month period, gap year and backpackers’ insurance covers one extended holiday break. Family policies Family travel policies generally require all those included on the policy to live at the same address, and can be a cheaper option than insuring each family member individually. Some insurers offer higher rates of cover, or even free insurance for children under a certain age. Group travel Groups such as work colleagues, stag and hen parties, or school trips, where everyone travels to and from the same place, can use group travel insurance to save money. Some insurance companies offer one member of the group free insurance as an incentive. Over 65s Many insurers charge higher premiums as you get older, with some unwilling to provide cover for anyone over the age of 65. This is due to the increased risk of poor health, but there are some companies that offer holiday insurance specifically for this age group. You’ll probably pay a higher premium, however, as it is viewed as ‘specialist’ insurance.

Some insurers offer increased protection for larger units, or for destinations further afield than Europe. Pre-existing medical conditions If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you might be tempted to take a chance with your holiday insurance and not disclose it. This can prove to be a very expensive mistake, however, as the cost of repatriation is extremely high. Fortunately, some insurance companies offer policies for those already suffering from a health condition. Although it will be more costly than buying a standard policy, it’s impossible to put a price on peace of mind while you’re away.

Andy Reeve

Plumbing & Heating Engineer ALL PLUMBING SERVICES from tap washers, toilets & garden taps through to installation of Central Heating Systems, Kitchens & Bathrooms.

No call out charges • Over 30 years in the trade

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Golf insurance Although insurers perceive golf as a low risk sport, high value equipment means that a golfing holiday will need specialist insurance for potential loss, damage or theft of golf clubs and other items. Cover for green fees, should you be unable to play due to illness or other situations such as adverse weather conditions, may also be included. Cruise holidays Although you might expect a standard comprehensive insurance policy would provide all you need for cruising, this type of holiday introduces specific risks that wouldn’t exist on a ‘traditional’ holiday. These include cover for missing a port or destination on the itinerary, due to bad weather or poor timetabling by the cruise company. Other situations include being confined to your cabin because of sickness on-board ship, or missing an excursion that you’ve already paid for due to illness.

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Events Happy Anniversary to New Malden Methodist Church: 150 years young in 2017! In June this year, New Malden Methodist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary with a month of community based events and celebrations. Kicking off the festivities, Rev Steven Wild, former President of the Methodist Conference, will launch proceedings on 18th June in spectacular fashion. For some months now members of the congregation and local groups have been working with Kingston artist Kim Porrelli to produce a celebratory mosaic. This will be unveiled and blessed by Steve on 18th and will quite literally brighten up the High Street when caught by the sun. The following four weeks contain something for everyone from a hymnathon, to a picnic in the park via an exhibition, plus all the usual Malden Fortnight activities. There will be anniversary mugs for sale in the Church coffee bar which make a nice present for locals and visitors alike, and look out for free cakes and other random acts of kindness in the High Street. Perhaps someone will carry your shopping home? See below for a full list of events and feel free to join in the celebrations – there’s no need to book for anything except the anniversary dinner. Tickets available in the coffee bar and you never know, you might be offered a free cake while you are there. The full programme is: Sun 18th June 10.30am Rev Steve Wild (ex-president of the Methodist Church) service with a blessing of the mosaic , a work of art gift from the church to our community.

Sun 2nd July 10.30am Communion Service 6.30pm Cafe Church with interview of Doreen Downey, resident of New Malden for over 60 years. Sat 8th July Exhibition of artefacts and church memorabilia. Also on this day a celebratory meal with entertainment – a magician - at 7pm tickets needed: £10 per person – pop into the church to buy one. Sun 9th July 10.30am Rev Jo Henderson the first woman to be ordained in Abu Dhabi – it all started here! Tues 11th July - Meeting Point- Robin Gill New Malden’s historian will share some recollections. Sun 16th July 10.30 am -Junior Church Festival – A special fish themed service for all the family led by the children of the church. During Malden Fortnight there will be a prayer net outside the church for you to add a piece of wool/ yarn (rather like lighting a candle) as a sign of a personal prayer. Follow us on Twitter to keep up with all the events: @NMMC150

Sun 25th June 10.30am Rev Stan Brown followed by a church family picnic in Beverley Park bring your own food and join in the games Sat 1st July Malden Fortnight Parade 2pm followed by the Hymnathon – come along and sing 1 hymn or 150. 28 Please remember to mention the Village Voice when you speak to our advertisers


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Pictograms

Sudokus

3 words

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FITIVO 4 words

NODT NOET NOIT NOTT

3 words WILL IT FLOAT? IS IT EDIBLE? WILL IT IGNITE? CAN I BUY IT?

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Tape Up Your Webcam! Does your PC or laptop have a webcam built into it? You should cover the lens with tape whenever you don’t need to use it. That’s not our advice; it’s the advice from former FBI director James Comey, who describes it as a simple but important security measure.

B O T C A L You have two minutes to find all the words of three or more letters that can be made from the letters above. Plurals are allowed, proper nouns are not. The 6 letter word will always be just a normal everyday word.

3 letters: 13

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4 letters: 13 5 letters: 2

6 letters: 1

It turns out that PC webcams are extremely easy to hack with malicious software, often without anybody realising, and the same software can disable the little LED light that’s there to let you know when the camera multiple cases of 3 Letters LAB is on. There BOAThave been TALC using suchBOLA software to5spy on unsuspecting ACT peopleLOB Letters women, and while few of us have ALB PC users, LOTespeciallyBOLT BLOAT about giving away state secrets the thought BAT to worry OAT CLOT OCTAL BOA that someone TAB COAL 6 Letters might be watching us get dressed isn’t CAB something 4 Letters COAT COBALT we’re very enthusiastic about. If only we CAT could ALTO COLA PC security issue with a fix every possible COB little bit BLOC COLT tape. of black electrical COT

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Cancer Information Suite 'On the site of Coombe Boys School in Blakes Lane there is a Cancer Information Suite for local residents. This is an information service offering the following..... Cancer Information Services,Bereavement & Funeral Arrangement Counselling,Spiritual Conselling and information concerning Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS services available.The Centre is open on Thursdays from 9.30am - 2.45pm during school terms and at other times by a mutually agreed arranged appointment. Sessions are held in comfortable surroundigs and tea/coffee is available. Tel.Fr.Clive Piggott for an appointment on 07954287328 or 02083370801. Thisis not a medical facility but solely an information and/or counselling service. It is operated by the malden and Coombe Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support with the kind agreement of the Headteacher.

Please note our new address Unit 2 Chancerygate Business Centre Red Lion Road Surbiton KT6 7RA

Cathedral Brecon Ripon Bristol Truro Canterbury Wells Chichester Coventry Derby Dundee Durham Ely Guildford Hereford Lichfield Lincoln Newport Norwich Oban Oxford Perth Portsmouth Find the names of cathedrals in the grid and the remaining letters will spell out a related phrase To advertise email jenny@maldenmedia.co.uk or call 020 8336 2915

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Care visits at home

Bluebird Care What we offer

Alternative

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Care at home offers a realistic, cost effective alternative to residential care.

Bespoke Care visits range from shorter visits to live-in care and overnight stays.

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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

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Want to stay independent? High-quality bespoke fitted furniture installed in your home by a company that listens to your requirements

Call now to book your FREE design consultation 020 8942 7556 www.tayloredroomsolutions.co.uk

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You can find the right combination at Unilet All the best brands, in stock and available for demonstration. Give us a call.

Need a large screen for the World Cup? Give us a call.

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hi-fi • audio-visual multi-room specialists

Tel: 020 8942 9567 Email: sales@unilet.net www.unilet.net

The Pick of the Crop Acoustic Energy • Arcam • Audio Lab • B&W • Bryston • Chord • Chord Cable • Denon • Dynaudio • Dynavector Electrocompaniet • Esoteric • Heed • KEF • Leema • Lehmann • Marantz • Meridian • Michell • Mission • Mordaunt Short • Musical Fidelity Onkyo • Ortofon • Panasonic • Pioneer • Plinius • PMC • Primare • ProAc • Pro-ject • Quad • REL • Roksan • Rotel SME • Sonos • Spendor Stax • Tannoy • TEAC • Wilson Benesch • Wharfedale • Yamaha - Cables, Home Installation, Vinyl Records, Bespoke Aerial, Satellite & Freesat Installations

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Cake and Bake Apricot Jam Swiss Roll Great for a teatime treat, this light sponge cake is best eaten on the day it’s made. For a chocolate version replace 25g of the flour with 25g sifted cocoa powder.

Ingredients:

1. Preheat the oven to 200C, Fan 180C, Gas 6. Lightly

• 100g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

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• 100g unsalted butter, softened • 225g icing sugar • Few drops vanilla extract • 6 tbsp apricot conserve

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Serves 8-10 Ready in 40 minutes, plus cooling time

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grease a 33x23cm Swiss roll tin and line the base and sides with baking paper. Lightly grease the baking paper. Place the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk with a hand-held electric whisk until the mixture is very thick and pale and the whisk leaves a trail when lifted out – this will take 8 to 10 minutes. Sift the flour over the whisked mixture, and gently fold it in with a metal spoon until just incorporated. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin, tilting it gently to make sure the mixture spreads evenly into the corners. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the sponge is pale golden and springs back when lightly pressed with your fingertips. Whilst the cake is baking, place a sheet of baking paper on a clean damp tea towel and sprinkle with 2tbsp caster sugar. Quickly invert the hot sponge onto the paper and peel off the lining paper. Trim the edges of the sponge and roll up firmly from one short end with the paper inside. Leave to cool completely. To make the buttercream filling, beat together the butter and vanilla extract then gradually beat in the icing sugar until smooth and creamy. Carefully unroll the cooled cake and remove the paper. Spread the buttercream over the sponge then spread the apricot conserve on top. Gently re-roll and serve sliced.

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What’s On Give blood

Find out times an book an appointment by calling 0300 123 23 23 St James’s Church Hall, Bodley Road, New Malden 7th June, 5th July A.F.C Wimbledon Football Club, Jack Goodchild Way, 422A Kingston Road KT1 3PB 13th June, 11th July Raynes Park, Dundonald Church 577 Kingston Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8SA 13th June St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park KT4 8LG

15th June, 6th July

New Malden Farmers Market

@ the carpark behind the Fountain pub 9am-2pm 1st Saturday of each month

Malden Fortnight

1st July 9am Fun Run 2pm Grand Parade 2.30 Scout Cream Teas 6.30pm 1st Night of the Fortnight For more information about these and all the other events www.maldenfortnight.co.uk The full programme will be published in next month’s Village Voice.

Music

Music in New Malden 3 o’clock, 2nd Sunday in the month New Malden Methodist Church, High Street KT3 4BY an hour of music followed by tea and cake All concerts and programmes are subject to confirmation. Check the website for latest news. web: musicinnewmalden.wordpress.com

New Malden Antique And Vintage Fair At St. James Parish Church Hall, Bodley Road, New Malden, Surrey, Kt3 5Qd. Saturday 10Th June, Saturday 8Th July.

St James Church Summer Fair Saturday 17th June 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the summer vibes at St James Fair. Listen to our live band. Make your money go further at our good value card, gift, craft, bric a brac, toy and plant stalls. Treat yourself to delicious home-made cakes, tasty

Barbecue, Englisth and Korean foods. Face-painting, prizes and games for kids. The Fair is held at St James Church Hall in Bodley Road, New Malden, KT3 5QE between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday 17th June. Entry fee £1. Proceeds towards St James’ work in the community.”

Fun Day And Barbecue

- 12.30 To 4 pm St John’s Kingston Road – Saturday 10th June St John’s Church on Kingston Road (opposite Homebase) has been holding an annual Fun Day with Barbecue for the past 8 years, and a great time has been had by many in our local community! Whatever the weather, there are loads of activities to take part in. The church is transformed into a hub of activity with bouncy castle for children and room to sit, chat and eat. The hall has plenty of room to play – score a goal, play table tennis or hoopla or giant games. Rain or shine you can hook a duck on the forecourt, and in or out you can topple the tins or have your face painted. In the lounge, you can browse the good-as-new stall, or try your luck on the immensely popular tombola. There’s a great value family BBQ from 12.30 to 2.30, and tea and cakes in the afternoon. In short, you can have a fantastic afternoon in sunshine or showers. And free ice creams after lunch too! There are a number of events taking please to celebrate 150 years of New Malden’s Methodist Church see page 28 for details

Kingston Museum’s Senses

to 17 June Challenge your senses to gather information about the world around you with this highly interactive exhibition. Can you see what is going on to the side when you are looking straight ahead? Can you put a plug in a socket without your sight? How does your mind decide what colour a something is? What part does your memory play in exploring the world with your senses? Smell, touch and hear your way around these familyfriendly hands-on activities and even explore the mysterious sense of proprioception. The sixteen interactive exhibits are designed to help visitors of all ages explore their senses. Take part in activities which get you competing with your friends, comparing your abilities to those of other animals and thinking about what the world would be like without our senses. If you’re interested in joining the board, or indeed volunteering at the museum, do get in touch.” To find out more about the Young People’s Board, or volunteering at the museum, email kingston.museum@ kingston.gov.uk.

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Rose Theatre Kingston 24-26 High Street, KT1 1HL

www.rosetheatrekingston.org Box Office: 020 8174 0090 (bkg fee) Wed 31 May – Sun 4 Jun The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author / illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 41 million copies worldwide. Eric’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colourful hand painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself. Now the timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Sat 10 Jun Rich Hall’s Hoedown Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration featuring the very best of comedy and music. Performing will be Rich’s regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams. Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall’s Californian Stars, Rich Hall’s You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas, Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian and his most recent Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match. He also wrote and starred in a four-part series for BBC Radio 4 in November 2016 called ‘Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown’. Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. He has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on Very British Problems (Channel 4), ‘Stand Up For The Week’ (Channel 4), ‘QI’ (BBC1/2), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC1), ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1), ‘Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive’ (BBC4), ‘Rich Hall’s Gone Fishing’ (BBC4), ‘Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee’ (BBC2), and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2). Approx runtime: 110 mins including a 15 minute interval 14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content Sat 11 Jun The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Songbook’. Since it’s humble beginnings as a basement music bar where musicians would jam, through to the internationally acclaimed music venue it is today, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has showcased the music of some of the world’s greatest and most influential Artists of all time.

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Hosting landmark performances from the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Michael Bublé – and not forgetting surprise appearances by the likes of Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Prince! Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside narration and projected archive images, ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Songbook’ is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history. Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan. Mon 12 Jun Graeme Of Thrones In this critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage. He doesn’t quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skills required, but he’s sure George RR Martin would approve – and that’s what matters. But when news reaches him that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break - as long as nothing goes wrong... Having started life in London’s West End, the show has since been seen around the world with sold out shows in Australia, Canada and the USA. In 2017 the production takes on a world tour giving Westeros fans everywhere the chance to see why Time Out described it as ‘a must for any Game Of Thrones fan’, what caused a woman in Norwich to vomit into her purse, and why it was banned from performing in Malaysia. Created by a team of some

of the UK’s top comedy writers, Graeme Of Thrones is an original and un-authorized parody on the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones. A treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened. See it before the inevitable lawsuit. Fri 16 – Sat 17 Jun Ignition Dance Festival Now in its fourth year, Ignition is West London’s Dance Festival. The line up on Friday 16th June includes Kathak, Contemporary, Neo-classical and Dance-Theatre allowing the audience to experience a beautiful array of new choreography. Ignition 2017 demonstrates the extraordinary breadth, depth and diversity working in the UK today and the appetite for the support that Ignition Dance Festival offers. The 7 choreographers includes Dane Hurst, who was nominated for Outstanding Modern Performance and in 2014 received the Best Male Dancer of the Year award by the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards. Henri Oguike has been dubbed as one of the most musical choreographers of his generation. Oguike has been commissioned to make pieces for Phoenix Dance Theatre, Holland Dance Festival, Southbank Centre, Ballet Black and Rambert. Fri 23 – Sun 25 Jun The Scarecrows’ Wedding O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry - so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.

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New Malden Matters Conversations - and all that! At the full Council Meeting on 19th April, at which the Cocks Crescent SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) was discussed and passed, we also had a presentation from Professor Staite, of INLOGOV (Institute of Local Government Studies) on the work commissioned by Kingston Council in the drive to become an enabling Council. Being unfamiliar with this term, I, of course, googled it and came up with the following from the Kingston Council website: “We are also launching, through the outcome based budgeting approach, a drive to be an ‘enabling’ council by 2020 where a “more human” approach is taken to the needs of local residents and where we act as the facilitator of services - publicly organised but not necessarily publicly delivered. Councillor Kevin Davis, Leader of Kingston Council, said: “For too long councils have put the needs of residents too low and in a new dynamic world we need to improve the communications and understand better the needs of residents……” During the Presentation, Professor Staite stated: “The next phase of the project will seek to engage Members and officers in work to address the challenges of Becoming an enabling Council including how the Council can develop its narrative, and how it will work with communities and collaborate with partners in the future; and how the skills and behaviours of both officers and Members need to develop and change to ensure effective and mutually supportive political and managerial leadership.” A Council is, in many respects, a business - the Council gets money in, from Central Government, Council Tax etc. and has to manage this money to provide a “service” to its customers, I.e. residents - and let’s not forget that we are also citizens paying for services which benefit other people. The difference being, of course, that whereas most companies provide a product or service, the Council provides a whole range of services across the board. But most companies, big and small, know that they have to “listen” to their customers and respond because if they don’t they will, short or long term, eventually go out of business. Many household names have had to learn this lesson the hard way and many are now no longer with us.

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Councils can no longer ignore their residents and pursue policies which are totally against the community’s wishes or wellbeing. We have had several examples in New Malden over the past few years. And it is simply not good enough to say “we are listening” - if absolutely no response or action follows. One of the most common complaints from residents in our Association is that they never get any response from the Council. Queries, requests for information, complaints, in many cases have been ignored. And the problem here is quite simple, what could have started out as an irritating/upsetting issue, then becomes a major thorn in the flesh for the resident/s concerned who might then contact the Residents’ Association for assistance. A response, any response, is better than total silence. And if the resident then has to send in more e-mails, make more telephone calls, write more letters, his/her perception of the Council can only go one way. A clear example of this was the issue of soil samples on the Texaco Petrol Station site that were taken before the development took place (corner of Kingston/ Cleveland Roads) A concerned resident of Cleveland Road wrote to the Council requesting clarification of high readings which were not properly explained. With no response to the resident’s query, we were asked to step in. In the end it took three months for an answer to be given from the Council. This sort of response, on any issue, only makes anyone think that the Council has something to hide! Another area of “non communication” is the jargon used in much of the documentation, such as planning briefs, that simply goes over the heads of most non professional people. If residents are to become more involved in local activities, then the documents issued by Councils should be written in plain English and able to be understood by anyone with a grasp of the English language. Again, we have had several examples of this over the past years and it just amazes me that Councils think people will be passionately interested in anything that comprises almost a whole booklet, half of which is totally incomprehensible to most ordinary people. So, whether our Council becomes an “enabling Council” or not, responding to residents should be a major consideration on their agenda. This is, or should be, a cardinal rule of any organisation. And I think we should remember, that the person on the end of the ‘phone to whom we are complaining, is not necessarily the person to whom the complaint should be directed. Unfortunately, in many cases, that person is as far as we get! Frances Marsh New Malden Residents’ Association

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Gardening Outdoor Relaxation Pippa Greenwood When you get back from a hard day’s work, or when you simply find the time to escape into the garden after a stressful day, then it is essential that you are met by a soothing environment. It is all very well creating a garden with lots of straight lines and wacky bits of metalwork, but if you want to really let your garden take the strain, then concentrate on a truly relaxing feel that will help you to unwind as you enjoy soft shades and textures of foliage, delicate flower colours and fabulous perfumes. Plants have an amazing ability to calm and soothe even the most wound up, stressed out mood, but what should you grow if you really want to create that perfect place to relax? Start by considering a fairly gentle perfume, like that produced by many roses. One of my favourites is ‘Felicia’. For something slightly richer try ‘Tuscany Superb’.

wonderfully grey-green leaves will make you want to touch it, and when you do so you will find it also releases a lovely aroma. The perfume of lavender is often used in aromatherapy because of its calming, soothing properties, so what could be better to grow in a sunny spot with freedraining soil than some lavender? You can even use it to edge a border providing conditions are right, and it not only has lovely, slightly furry or felt-l ike foliage but also produces that heavenly smell.

If you have an arch, arbour, pergola or even a spare bit of fence then train a honeysuckle over it. The combination of its delicately coloured flowers and fabulous perfume will cheer you up and you can even enjoy it in the early evening as you sit back and relax with a cup or glass of your favourite tipple! A sowing of night-scented stock will produce plants that, although not flamboyant, have the most heavenly rich perfume – also perfect for early evening relaxation as this is when the flowers open and produce wafts of really sweet scent. If you have space for a good-sized container plant, then grow your own Datura or Brugmansia. Commonly known as the angel’s trumpet and although potentially very poisonous, these plants produce large elegant trumpet-shaped flowers with a wonderful perfume. Think too of plants with a relaxing feel to them, such as the grass Chasmanthium latifolium. This grows to a height of about 45 cm and carries its flattened seed heads in vast numbers above the leaves. They move about delicately in the breeze and are almost impossible not to stroke. Grow some Artemisia abrotanum - its soft, 42 Please remember to mention the Village Voice when you speak to our advertisers


Take a look at some of the grasses and bamboos that are available; the rustling sound of bamboo foliage as the stems sway gently in a breeze, or as you brush your hand against them, is one of the most relaxing sounds I know, and for smaller spaces many of the grasses form wonderfully rounded and quite irresistible clumps of foliage. When it comes to choosing favourite flowers, don’t forget that although some bright colour is a good way to cheer you up, if you want to relax then concentrate on cream, white and, of course, the pastel shades. There are a host of these available for annuals, perennials, shrubs and climbers. Don’t forget that green is known to be a relaxing colour too, so ensure that you include plenty of plants with good foliage and, in shady areas, you may find that a miniature grotto-like patch planted up with ferns is just what you need. And finally, before you rush off to the garden centre to buy some of these truly magical ingredients, just a reminder that water in a garden always helps to relax you. Whether it’s a small pond or perhaps a bubble fountain, position it where you can hear that sound of moving water or enjoy watching the wildlife as it

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Clubs

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Mondays

New Malden Rotary Club Malden Golf Club,Traps Lane Monday evenings 6.15 for 6.45pm Barry Collins 07740 257 255

Monday Netball Club Mondays 8.30pm

Katie Leason 07910 256107

English Conversation / Lessons Christ Church Centre, Coombe Road. Mon & Tues, 10am - 12noon Chris Coke 020 8942 7388

St James Players If you enjoy acting do come or help backstage. Mon and Weds 8pm St James Church Hall, Bodley Road New Malden.

NHS Retirement Fellowship Are you retired or about to retire from the NHS? Why not join us on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10am -12 at Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Road, Surbiton, KT5 8JJ. We have speakers, activities, coffee & chat.Other outings & activities are also arranged during the month. Lorna 020 8337 4121

Half Shares We are a group of widows who meet together on the 1st Tuesday of every month. We have a speaker and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Come and join us at 1.45-3.15pm at Christ Church Centre, Coombe Rd Lily 020 8949 1431 The New Malden Investment Club Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Grafton Club, Grafton Road, New Malden.

Colouring Club A soothing and enjoyable pastime for adults with no skills needed. 1011am at Cafe Galio. Royal British Legion, Malden and Coombe Branch meetings are held at the Grafton Club on the second Wed of the month at 2.30pm. New members welcome. Jan Feist: janfeist@hotmail.com

Thursdays

Early Morning Running Group Speed work on tarmacked areas, totaling 6-8 miles. Mixed ability group. No fee. Meet: The gates of Sir Mem Sec: linda@dunnz.net Joseph Hood Playing Fields, Marina St James Cafe, Bodley Road, New Ave, Motspur Park, KT3 6NE. (Three Malden runs on the 3rd Monday minutes walk from Motspur Park of every month (except August) station). Time: 6.00am at the gates. between 9.30am and 11.30am. Finish 7.30-7.45am. Olwen 07941 Secretary 020 8942 1926 Everyone welcome. Come for a chat Malden Bridge Club When: Tuesday 898896, olwenseear@gmail.com. over a hot drink and a tea cake. Dates New Malden Quilters Association evenings 7.30-10.30pm Graham for the rest of 2016 - 17th October, is a not-for-profit group which Spicer Institute, by entrance to 21st November and 12th December meets on the first Thursday evening Waitrose car park. (note earlier date). Contact Heather of each month at St John The John 020 8942 7560 020 8336 1582. Act For Justice New Malden Baptist Divine, Kingston Road, New Malden church; Westbury Road. KT3 5BE. first from 7.30 – 9.30.pm Refreshments Tuesday of every month, 8 - 9.30pm. are provided during the evening. Tuesdays We enjoy a variety of speakers, This group aims to combat human Tuesdays workshops, meetings, friendship trafficking. We’ll discuss issues of Early Morning Running Group and welcome anyone interested in forced labour, sexual exploitation and Hill training on The Hamptons, domestic servitude, raise awareness Quilting and its associated crafts. covering 6-8 miles. Mixed ability £6 entry for guests. and fundraise. group. No fee. Meet: The gates of Sir We are lucky to have a number of ellykeevil@hotmail.com Joseph Hood Playing Fields, Marina talented members who are willing Ave, Motspur Park, KT3 6NE. (Three to share their knowledge and minutes walk from Motspur Park expertise with us. A warm welcome Wednesdays station). Time: 6.00am at the gates. is extended to all visitors, especially Malden & Coombe Social Club For Finish 7.30-7.45am. Olwen 07941 beginners. The Blind Alternate Wednesdays 898896, olwenseear@gmail.com. 2pm to 4pm Mike Ball 020 8942 0819 farnboroughskid@gmail.com Arthritis Care New Malden Branch 075785780726 Volunteer drivers/helpers VERY Arthritis Care Kingston and District welcome Meetings 3rd Tuesday of the month St. John’s Hall is open between Talking Of Trains In Surbiton 7.30pm in the evening at Alfriston 2.00 and 4.00pm for Tea And Chat. If Talks at the Surbiton Library Hall each House Berrylands Road Surbiton Wed evening throughout the winter you are on your own please feel free Jocelyn King 0208 942 6745 to drop in for a free cup of tea and The New Malden Ladies Badminton months. 1st meeting free, cost £50pa some company. 411 Malden Road www.talkingof trains.co.uk Club When: Tuesday at the Malden (between Worcester Park station Centre from 20.30 till 10pm We are and The Plough). 213 Bus stops a mixed ability club looking for new nearby. members. Lynda 020 8949 2673 or just pop in.

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The Malden and Coombe Townswomen’s Guild welcome new members. We meet at 10am on the third Thursday of the month at the United Reformed Church hall in New Malden. We are a friendly group of women of all ages and backgrounds. We have interesting speakers from various organisations; outings, clubs, bring and buy sales and competitions. We charge just £3 for your first visit which includes coffee and biscuits. Deirdre Banks on 020 89494743

Malden Camera Club New Malden Library, Kingston Road Thurs evenings throughout the year at 7.45pm www.maldencameraclub.org.uk

Malden Centre Orchestra Malden Centre, Blagdon Road, 10am-12noon every Thursday (term time only). Come and enjoy great symphonic music in a friendly group of players under the leading of an experience conductor. newmaldenorchestra.weebly.com Contact: pbuttaboni@yahoo.co.uk

Tolworth Badminton Club Tolworth Recreation Centre Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 Intermediate/advanced level

always available. £5 table money. Parking available outside the hall. Also buses and trains from very close by. Rosemary Vase 0208

Malden Emergency First Aid Society (Mefas) Members meet each Thursday evening at 7.30pm for First Aid training. New members required. Everyone welcome. Hall available for hire. Christine 07966661015 Kingston Association for The Blind Lunch Club at The Mefas Hall, rear of Malden Centre, Cocks Crescent, New Malden - for people with a severe sight loss - for a sandwich lunch on the last Thursday of every month 12.30 to 2.30 pm. £3 per person and friends or family are welcome.Kerry at

Malden And Coombe Flower Decoration Society St.James Church Hall Bodley Road 3rd Thurs of the month 7.30pm. Why not come along to these evenings and dazzle your family and friends with your expertise! Visitors £6

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Come and join our friendly local bridge club at the Shiraz Mirza hall (behind Norbiton station). We play 24 hands of duplicate bridge - with electronic scoring - every Thurs from 7.30pm.Host system so partners

5468719 or Pauline Finn 0208 549 3270 or just turn up

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Malden Wanderers Badminton Club 22, Cambridge Avenue, KT3 4LE When - 8.30-10pm We are a friendly club looking for new members. Bobby 07946 532 846

New Malden Women’s Institute Shiraz Mirza Hall, Manor Park Hall, Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6AV. 2nd Thurs of each month at 7.30pm Barbara 0208 546 1495 or twocavs@googlemail.com

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Kingston Debating Society An evening of lively intelligent debate, where you get to have your say. Thurs7.45pm 10 March Kingston Methodist Church, Avenue Road, off Fairfield South, KT1 2UJ kingstondebating.org.uk

New Malden Voices for all adults 8-9pm every Thursday in term time at New Malden Methodist Church. New Malden Youth Choir for children 7-15 years old 6.15-7.15 every Thursday in term time at New Malden Methodist Church Contact Jane on 07775654854

Fridays

Craft Group We meet at New Malden Baptist Church on the 1st Friday of the month from 7.30pm - 10pm to knit, crochet, sew, papercraft, bead. Fiona on 0208 949 8269 or ron_fibb@tiscali.co.uk.

Friday Morning Running A mixed group, consisting mainly, but not restricted to, mothers with children in school, meet each Friday morning at 9.50 am in the Pembroke Lodge car park TW10 5HX, for a run of between 3 and 4 miles in Richmond Park. This is a social group of runners with no pressure on ability. New runners are more than welcome (everybody has to start somewhere) and time will be taken to accommodate them. Don’t feel inhibited, come and try us! Bob 07936 240937

RSPB Epsom & Ewell Local group 2nd Friday of every month at 7.30, apart from July and August, at All Saints Church Hall Fulford Road, West Ewell with guest speakers who illustrate their enthusiasm on a variety of natural history subjects. We also have several birding outings throughout the year which is arranged to suit all ages. There is a small charge for non-members of the RSPB. rspb.org.uk/ groups/epsom.

Over 60’s club St. James Church Hall. Bodley Road, New Malden from 1pm to 2:30 pm (Doors open at 12:30) We have musical entertainment, a raffle and refreshments. Coach outings are organised during the Summer months. Sheila 0208 949 5118

Saturdays

Saturday Dementia Club staywell Services 2nd Saturday of the month 11am to 2pm in New Malden for people living with dementia, their family and carers, Call 020 8942 8256 and ask for

Cathy or Marion email saturdayclub@staywellservices.org Learn to sew and knit! Do you want to learn to sew or knit, improve your skills or just meet other knitters and

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sewers to work and chat? Join the Sew and Sews on the second and fourth Saturdays at 10.30 a.m. at St. James’ Bodley Road. Everyone welcome. 50p for refreshments.

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Emanuel Rugby Where: Shannon Corner, KT3 4PU When: Adults Tuesdays and Thursdays,7.30pm, Saturday 2-3pm. Children: Registration at the club is 1030am with training starting at 11am on Sundays

emanuelrugby.co.uk info@emanuelrugby.co.uk Fergus McCarthy 0845 8338974

Malden Lime Grove Bowling Club, New Malden Both new and experienced bowlers are welcome at our friendly club with coaching on hand to guide and advise. We bowl outside from late April to the end of September, but social events for members are run throughout the year.

For enquiries ring Sue on 0208 395 6778 or John on 0208 949 4315 www.maldenlimegrovebowlingclub.com

Supreme Bowls Club

We welcome new bowlers of both sexes, all ages, and all abilities from late April to end of Sept. Come and try bowling for free. We are a friendly club with around 70 members on the Kings College Sports Ground close to Woodies pub at the junction of Thetford Road and Windsor Avenue, New Malden, KT3 5BF. Mick or Di on 020 8942 0294. supremebowling.org.uk.

West Wimbledon Society Table Tennis Club

Friendly social table tennis club in Raynes Park welcomes new members (sorry not complete beginners). 020 8947 3564. Surbition Bowls Club Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Roll ups Tuesday evenings from 5,50pm. Small friendly mixed club (35 players.) David 020 8224 2385 From The Ground Up local affordable organic box scheme - Kingston’s own - fresh organic veg, fruit, bread, cheese and preserves at exceptional price. Collection every Saturday from Kingston or Surbiton. fgu@ttkingston.org

Surbiton Croquet Club

Where: Alexandra Drive, Berrylands. Croquet is a game for all ages and abilities. All welcome at very friendly club, including (especially!) complete beginners. Free introductory croquet coaching sessions. Chris Osmond 020 8330 6698 Malden Manor Bowls Club, Manor Park, Malden Road. New members will be made very welcome. Roll ups, league matches, internal and external competitions; we offer bowling for all levels of interest and ability. Men’s Secretary Gerald 020 8949 4623 or Ladies Secretary 020 8394 0877.

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Eating By Elida Bray

way of adapting and creating amazing food with exotic native ingredients and, of course, adding special touches from their Portuguese traditions and African roots which are found all over the country.

Cooking has been part of my life from an early age and after having my own children I started to devote myself to something I absolutely love which is baking! I take great pleasure in cooking for my community as well, either helping out at my children’s schools or at my local parish church, St Joseph’s, where I am in charge of catering. I arrived in London in 2000 soon after getting married. Firstly I lived in Wimbledon and then when the family grew we realised we needed a bigger place with better schools nearby and ended up in lovely New Malden where we plan to stay forever…

Brazilian food is about sharing and making you feel nurtured. One of the most popular dishes in Brazil is “feijão com arroz” (beans with rice) which is on every Brazilian table from the richest to the poorest. In addition, our culinary heritage has a huge variety of dishes such as mouth-watering beef stews, chicken casseroles, an amazing assortment of beans, “pescados” (fresh fish), gorgeous seafood and many more… juicy tropical fruits, a wide range of nuts and coconut feature in so many of our recipes… it’s endless! Brazilians have a sweet tooth and our puddings, pastries, cakes and desserts are absolutely scrumptious!

Coming from São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil and the largest in South America, I grew up surrounded by an immense cultural diversity which is brilliantly demonstrated by our cuisine. With a mixture of Europeans, Africans and South American Indians, Brazilians have an incredible

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Picadinho (Brazilian Beef Stew) I grew up eating this dish all the time as it is so nice with our traditional rice and beans, mashed potatoes, plain rice and a green salad or even with pasta! There are different ways of cooking this dish, it can be made on the stove, in the oven, slow cooker or for a quicker version, in the pressure cooker which is my favourite method. I appreciate not everyone has a pressure cooker, but this pan is so practical and quick... You can cook absolutely anything in it in a matter of minutes, honestly! Well, this one I've cooked in the pressure cooker and finished off in the oven for a quick grill. There are many versions of this stew, some add Knorr onion soup mix, a can of larger, tinned chopped tomatoes, red wine or just some beef stock. I have made it before with all of the ingredients I have just mentioned and my favourite has to be with beer and chopped tomatoes!

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How safe is your flat? Flats and shared homes make up a large number of residences in London. Although there are few points of entry to a flat, they need to be as well protected as possible. As for overall building security, all residents need to keep an eye and an ear out as well as making sure that communal front and back doors are NEVER left open. Boundary - Protection of a flat begins from the outside. Check that the managing agent or landlord cuts shrubs and planting back regularly so that they don’t obscure anyone from view or interfere with lighting or CCTV. If you notice something is not working properly e.g a light is out, let the managing agent or landlord know so that they can fix it straight away.

• If you’re out all day, then it is advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night • Set your burglar alarm • Make sure side gates are locked • Lock your shed or garage • Lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, top a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor If you see anything suspicious please call 101 or 999 if it is an emergency Stay safe and best wishes - Beverley SNT

Outbuildings - Keep bin stores, cycle areas, sheds and other covered areas locked and secured. These hidden spaces can attract loitering and lead to antisocial behaviour, especially after dark. Communal Doors - Your communal door is only effective if it is closed and secure, so always remember to check that it locks behind you. If it doesn’t, then report it to your managing agent or landlord so it can be repaired quickly. Don’t ever buzz anyone into the building that you don’t know - even if they say they are expected by another resident, and don’t let them follow you in. Communal Areas - If your post box is situated in a communal area such as a lobby, it should be lockable so that nobody can easily fish out mail. Recommendations before you leave your property: • Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes • Double lock doors • Make sure all valuables are out of sight • Keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuable through even a small opening • Never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways • In the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on

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Kids Play There’s lots going on for pre-schoolers Mondays

10am to 11.30am Tots In Tow St John’s Church, Kingston Road Contact Dave on 02089425643 1.15 pm 3.15pm. St James Tiddlers Group We welcome all parents and toddlers, plus big sisters and brothers when they’re on holidays. St James Church Hall, Bodley Rd Contact Angie: 020 8942 2093 9.15 11.15 Stay and Play (0-18 months) - New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561. Bumps and Babies under 1 NCT coffee morning, fortnightly Mondays. 10am to 11.30am. The Watchman Pub, New Malden. All welcome. NCT members and nonmembers. For more information and to confirm the next meeting date please contact newmaldennctcoffee@gmail.com

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10am to 11.45am St Joseph’s Toddler Group St Joseph’s R C Church, Montem Road 9.30am to 11.30am Sparkles United Reformed Church, Cavendish Hall, Cavendish Road Contact Peggy Cox 020

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10am to 11.30am Tots in Tow (see Monday) 10am and 11.45 ST Joseph’s Toddler Group (see Tuesday). 12.30pm - 3.pm Stay and Play (0 - 5 years) - New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561

Thursdays

9.45 to 11.30am Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group Methodist Church, High Street, Contact Julia Morton 020 8942 1288. 9.30am to 12.30pm 9.30 - 12 noon Childminders’ drop in including school holidays, Norbiton Children’s Centre, The Mount School, Dickerage Road, 0208 942 2559 10.30-11am Story Time for age 2.5+ at New Malden Library

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9.30am to 11.30am Christ Church Parent and Toddler Group Christ Church, Coombe Road Contact Susie Gregerson 020 8241 9423. 9.45am to 11.15am Tadpoles Parent and Toddler Group New Malden Baptist Church, Kingston Road 020 8942 6912 – not a drop in session so call first. 10.30-11.00am Rhyme Time for age 0-3 at New Malden Library 9-12.Toy Library New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561. Also at NMCC Breastfeeding Support Group - 10.00 - 12.00 - first week of

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10-12noon Who let the dads out is at Norbiton Children’s Centre, The Mount School, Dickerage Lane, New Malden Runs the third Saturday of every month. 10am-12pm Stay and Play - Dads group - - first Saturday of every month New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561. Every second Saturday of the month, New Malden Library 10.30-11.00am. Free Saturday Rhyme Time for under 5s. Dads especially welcome. Join us for 30 minutes of rhymes, songs and instrument shaking! Men behaving Dadly is a group that meets on a Saturday morning once a month in the Christ Church lounge. Dads bring their young children to enjoy playing with the toys and relax together by eating bacon sandwiches and drinking coffee.

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Events Saturday 1 July 2017 Kingston Choral Society Summer Concert featuring: Dove: The Passing of the Year Armstrong Gibbs: The Turning Year Tchaikovsky: The Seasons Leanne Singh-Levett: Piano Andrew Griffiths: Conductor These contrasting works depict the passing of time. Jonathan Dove’s beguiling and melodic The Passing of the Year charts a journey from spring to winter, whilst the delightful The Turning Year by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, a student of Vaughan Williams, begins in summer and ends in spring. Selections from Tchaikovsky’s Seasons for piano complete a richly varied programme. Concert starts at 7.30pm There will be an open rehearsal at 2.30pm Tickets: £5 - £13 from 020 8977 4801, https://www. ticketsource.co.uk/date/241145 or at the door St Andrew’s Church Maple Road, Surbiton KT6 4DS www.kingstonchoralsociety.org.uk

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Parkin' some thoughts Keep Calm and Carry On by Nick Hazell Well, it wasn’t pretty. In fact, I might as well have eaten my training plan as tried to follow it. However, Mrs H and I completed our year of fundraising for Parkinson’s UK by crossing the finish line of the London Marathon together after 4 hours and 10 minutes. It was an extraordinary experience. Brilliant but horrible at the same time. It also confirmed my long held suspicion that you have to be slightly unhinged (or indeed without any hinges) to want to run 26.2 miles. It’s by no means a surprise that the first chap who tried the distance dropped dead shortly afterwards. We started the day feeling reasonably smug. In an effort to avoid joining the other 30,000 runners forced to cram themselves onto London’s groaning transport network at some unspeakable hour of the morning, we had somewhat late in the day, secured accommodation in Greenwich for the night before the event. Admittedly, this required the liberation of an eye wateringly large sum from the Hazell coffers totally disproportionate to the standard of room, but on this occasion the treasury department decided that one couldn’t put a price on convenience. This meant it was but a short hop, or in my case, shuffle to the start at Greenwich Park. On my last visit there, I vividly remember feeding tame squirrels by hand in a park fragrant with the aromas of Spring. On this occasion, the floral bouquets were replaced by a distinct whiff of Deep Heat and the squirrels had been driven into hiding by the presence of thousands of people, all of whom had been struck by a desire to use the toilet at the same time. In fact, there’s nothing like the prospect of a long run when it comes to the ensuring an uncontrollable need to spend most of your pre-race preparation time queuing for the facilities. At least it distracted me from the thought of what was to come. We were allocated a place at the Green Start which is the smaller of the three starts used in the race and

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offered the opportunity to spot a host of celebrities. Not being up to speed with the latest edition of “TV Weekly” though, I failed to recognise any of them. In any case, my attention was soon diverted by the countdown to 10am and the shuffle to the start. I was found to be a natural at this aspect of the race, although at this stage was preoccupied with the niggling thought that perhaps I needed the loo again. Fortunately once underway, my attention was drawn away from my bladder to a fact that you don’t realise when watching the Marathon on the television. The UK tourist board must have editorial control over broadcasting so as to give the impression that the route (and therefore London) is full of sights such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf. The reality of the first few miles though is more Isle of Dogs Asda than heritage London. I was also being greeted by intermittent shouts of “come on Fatman” seemingly being lobbed in my direction. It took me a mile to realise, as he jogged past me, that these words of encouragement were in fact directed at a rather rotund fellow dressed in a bat man costume with this nom de plume emblazoned across his chest. As if being overtaken by an overweight caped crusader wasn’t bad enough, in his wake there soon followed a Gingerbread woman and a pint of London Pride.

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Despite losing ground to a host of amusingly dressed characters, our progress in the first half of the race was exactly to plan. Things were going well and were enhanced by the sight of Anna and Lara at the half way mark, each attached for the purposes of identification, to a balloon big enough to be visible from Space. Roll forward a few miles though and the picture was different. Not only had I found the “Wall”, but I had smashed into it and seen the wheels careering off into Canary Wharf. It was at that point that my running partner served up a motivational speech, the contents of which I dare not repeat in what is a family publication, but which had the required effect alongside a desire not to be beaten by Sponge Bob Square Pants! The crowds were also phenomenal, the noise in places deafening and the atmosphere incomparable. In normal circumstances, random people shouting out your name in the East End might seem a prelude to criminal activity, but this was far from normal and added further incentive to complete the task. Crossing the finish line, triggered a craving for salt & vinegar crisps and the need for the attentions of St John’s ambulance, so I was delighted first to

receive a carrier bag containing numerous leaflets, a slightly odd cereal bar and an ill-fitting and oddly designed T-shirt. It also released a mixture of emotions; relief, pride, exhaustion and a desire never to run a marathon again. The fact we crossed the line together was also pretty memorable although, as Victoria is quick to remind me, the official times placed her a second ahead of me. I’m still awaiting the results of my appeal. It also drew to an end our year of fundraising. We’ve been staggered by the support we’ve received throughout which together with the efforts of many family and friends has added approximately £35,000 towards the aims of Parkinson’s UK and in particular, funding research for a cure. What I’ve also come to realise throughout training for and running the Marathon is that dealing with Parkinson’s is a bit like dealing with hitting the Wall. In the words of that renowned actor, rapper, author and entrepreneur, Mr LL Cool J, “when adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm, take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on”. I think that’s pretty sound advice.

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A Photographer Dreams.... by Hugh Griffiths www.creativelight.org.uk Summer is here! It’s getting warmer, and I can get out my T-shirts, and stop thinking about pullovers! Down in Lancing, the time of the year doesn’t make much difference to the wind- and kite-surfers: they seem to be out there every day from the 1st of January. I guess that wetsuits keep them warm even though the water is cold and the air may be below freezing in the sea winds. But not now. The temperature is around 20o C and they are out there in force most days. This day was fairly calm – so not great for them, but very nice for me. The sky was blue and there were fluffy white clouds hiding some of that colour. There was a bit of sea mist in the distance, which blended the sea and the sky, getting rid of a fixed horizon. I have chosen to keep the windsurfer sharp in order to keep your attention on him … and I reckon that the background really makes him pop out of the page. I am glad that you can see the shadow below the

surfer: without it, it could seem like I had just added him in. It gives more realism to the picture (and I promise you that I didn’t just add him in!). Placing the windsurfer on the right of the picture really works: I don’t think that it would have been as powerful if he had been in the centre … but either side would have been fine. He is just off the thirds (the noughts-and-crosses grid which seems to determine where the strongest elements of a scene should be), but that is OK. What do you think? Does the softness of the background help? And should the windsurfer be more central? I love lavender. My parents had a long bed of it at the

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front of their patio in Cardiff, and it always reminds me of them, sitting there in the summer sun, with a cup of tea and a biscuit, enjoying the sound of the bees in the lavender. And it is beautiful. The Mayfield Lavender fields in Banstead (www.mayfieldlavender. com) give a glorious display from June through to mid-September, and are well worth visiting with or without your camera. Having said that, this picture was taken in Cornwall on our holiday last year. There wasn’t as much lavender as at Mayfield, which helped me to get a simpler story in this picture. The flower in the centre is in focus, and is the centrepiece of the photo, but the ones on either side, give interest and help to guide your eyes to the main point. In the previous picture, I talked about the rule of thirds: this one absolutely doesn’t follow that rule. It just goes to show that photographic rules are helpful, but are sometimes there to be ignored! The background matters as well. That soft green brings out the lavender colours, accentuating them. I think, also, that the dark patch at the top left is valuable, as it shows some variation (for ‘variation’ you can probably read ‘interest’) and shows that the picture is real. I have talked about reality in these two photos – and my style depends on at least a semblance of reality. But that does not say that photoshopping into an abstract of fantastical image is wrong … simply that it isn’t the style I work to. It’s a question for all of us: When we look at art, be it paintings, sculpture, photographs, whatever else, do we judge them by our own standards and not accept that there are different opinions? This last photo is very realistic. I have done very little editing to it (cropped it to a square shape, and brought out the colours a bit more vividly). Padstow is not just a place where you can eat Rick Stein’s fish and chips, but is a working fishing port. There are a number of boats – both large and small – which go out into the Bristol Channel or further into the

Atlantic to catch mackerel, sea bass, monkfish and many other varieties. And also crab and lobster fishing goes on. This day there was delivery of new lobster pots – usually the piles of these pots are faded and torn, but today they were bright and all ready to trap some dinner for a lucky family. There’s no reason that I know of, as to why they should be bright blue and bright yellow. But it is very striking to us – and maybe lobsters are attracted to primary colours as well! There was about 10 metres of these along the quay, ready for use and my photos caught their whole length. I was able to make a panorama from my pictures of these pots, but the one that I liked best was this – where I cropped in to a square shape, highlighting the patterns and the colours. I am slightly colour blind (a major disadvantage for a photographer, particularly when it comes to editing) and so patterns are often the thing I look for in a picture. They are certainly here. It’s not regular, the lines are wavy and the cords are not all beautifully vertical and in order. But (actually, no ‘but’, I like it that way) it makes the picture have a sense of movement, of dynamism. Your eyes and mind can’t just assume that the next part of the picture will be a copy of the previous portion. You have to think and look. That is a recipe for a successful photograph! Don’t forget that the Malden Camera Club meets on Thursday evenings at the Library in Kingston Road. We are a friendly group, and love our photography. Come along one evening. You will be very welcome!

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Royal British Legion Malden & Coombe Branch Since 2014, the Royal British Legion have been holding 100 year commemoration services to remember the Battles of World War 1 and my family and I were lucky enough to attend one for The Battle of Arras at The Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surry .It was a moving service in the sunshine and I was amazed by the size and beauty of the Cemetery. So many countries have their own plots and monuments with rows and rows of white crosses and stones.Go and take a look if you are ever in the area. I have my own personal 100 years commemoration this year and will be visiting my great grandfathers War Grave in Ypres , Belgium on 14th October and taking part in the Menin Gate Service of Remembrance. The photo here shows some of Malden and Coombe RBLmembers with the boys from Coombe School. Youths between the ages of 12 and 17 can now join for free and we hope that more will join the Legion. All proceeds go to help ex servicemen and women in need . Preparations for the Malden Fortnight are going well for the Float and stall. We hope that many of you will be lining the streets as in other years for the Parade and will visit our stall.Thank you to all local businesses for their support by giving us prizes for the stall We hope that we are as successful in both events as we were last year. It certainly keeps our members busy.!!Be prepared for lots and bunting and sailors hats !

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Our talk once again will be held at the Methodist Church at 7pm on 4th July and will follow the theme of “The Sea”. Nick ,who spoke last year, will once again enlighten us on how Britain and hopefully New Malden were involved in past conflicts. All are welcome to this free event and I am sure it will be as successful as last year. Lets hope the sun shines for us all ! TO THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND THE FUTURE OF THE LIVING

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