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Easter Health Education Community inside | Local news | Features | Puzzles | Food and Drink


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Grief and gratitude I am still shaken by the sad news that Gordon Storey died recently. We first met in 2010 and worked together over the years to publicise many Twyford Together projects and events. The tribute by its current chair gives a sense of the important contribution Gordon made to the community and what he meant to so many people. It would have been impossible to list all his achievements or include more than a fraction of the comments received. It was entirely fitting to dedicate the Twyford Together pages to Gordon on this occasion. (Credit for several photos: ABL Photography and the late Gareth Jones.) Have you found lockdown III the hardest? You’re not the only one. Parents and key workers have good reason to feel exhausted, but many of us have been feeling fatigued and lacking in motivation. The general malaise has increased the likelihood of more people experiencing mental health problems, so I’m grateful to the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation for supporting our centre pages highlighting some of the help that is available. Fortunately we can now focus on some positives: the vaccine programme is going great guns, the days have been getting longer, the wintry weather will soon be behind us, and we have the hope of some restrictions being eased in the relatively near future.   As a local magazine publisher I’d urge everyone to keep supporting our local businesses – our friends and neighbours – even during lockdown. Our ‘Take Out to Help Out’ pages feature some of the great pubs, restaurants and cafés offering a collection or delivery service in our area. Thinking of moving or improving? Don’t delay making enquiries with estate agents or getting quotes from trades people: you may have to join the back of the queue!   Remember, any business advertising in this magazine – whether offering work around the house and garden, financial advice, educating the children or looking after the elderly – is interested in hearing from you and available for work. Thank you – enjoy the early spring, and I wish you a happy Easter!

Contents Community 20 21 22–23 28 33–35 38–39

Easter message from Revd Anna Harwood Reading Offshore Sailing Club: Celebrating 50 years Local news Thames Valley Police: Spring security Twyford Together: Tribute to Gordon Storey DL TRIP: Twyford – a Plastic Free Community

Finance, education and family 8–9 13 19 30

Benedict Charles: Re-evaluating your retirement? Dolphin School, 50 years on Working around children Tutor Doctor: Home learning during lockdown

Health 16–17 Twyford Parish Council Green Prescriptions 24–25 Mental health: Are you ok? House and garden 11 26

Spring gardening: Get sowing Books: Read your way to a beautiful home

Time out 18 37 38 40

Children’s puzzle page Su doku, Wordsearch General knowledge crossword Puzzle solutions

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Benedict Charles Financial Planning Twyford based Independent Financial Planner Robin Yeadon asks

Have the events of the last 12 months made you re-evaluate your retirement? I think we can all agree that the last 12 months have made us stop and think about what the future might hold.

It is my role as a financial planner to collate this information and create an action plan for your future.

This time last year, as the markets took a tumble, I contacted my clients who were intending to retire over the next few years. I wanted to chat to them about their particular circumstances, their investments and put a plan in place to help them. As the summer progressed, it was interesting to see how their attitudes had changed. One client had been seriously ill with Covid; he took the view that life was too short and that he wanted to retire sooner than planned. Another client had intended to retire in 2021 but being ‘stuck at home’ made him realise that maybe partial retirement might be a better option.

A focused retirement planning report helps you to understand what you have, what your goals are, what you need to do, and, with regular reviews, can help to make sure you are on track to achieve them.

There was a time when retirement seemed to take care of itself. It was normal to work, retire and then receive a state pension and possibly a company or private pension as well. Retirement is no longer a singular event at a set date. Very few people will work for the same employer for their whole working life, leaving people with multiple pension arrangements with various providers. This can create a confusing picture when trying to understand your retirement funding position.

Firstly, understanding what you already have is essential. Not all pension arrangements will offer the flexible choices you might need. It is vital to review what is available under each plan against what you want.

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Next, we turn to your current income requirements and ask how these may change when you retire. Using cash flow modelling, I can show how your current spending could affect your future income, whether you plan to retire in five, ten or fifteen years.

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Cash flow modelling gives a detailed picture of your assets, investments, debts, income, and expenditure. We can project forward, year by year, using assumed rates of growth, income, inflation, interest rates and wage rises. This is particularly useful to show how decisions made now can affect your future. Armed with this information, we can then create a financial plan, a roadmap to your future. Over the years we will review this regularly, making any adjustments necessary as your circumstances change. Of course, your future income is not determined by your pensions alone. Other sources of wealth that can play a part include savings, ISAs, shares, equity release or downsizing your property, to name just a few. Whatever the make-up of that future income, you should draw it in the most tax-efficient way.

Through smart planning, we can aim to make sure your assets are passed on to future generations in a tax-efficient way. Most importantly, once you have a plan in place, it should be reviewed regularly. A recent survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Old Mutual Wealth found that retirees who had a target income in mind, and who saw a financial adviser regularly, received on average 41% more income in retirement than those who did not. Seeking independent financial planning advice can bring you and your family peace of mind. Should you wish to discuss this article or have any questions regarding your pensions or investments, please feel free to get in touch. Robin Yeadon – DipPFS Independent Financial Planner

Ironically, pensions might be one of the last places to draw an income from. Rules around passing on pension savings have changed, so it is important to understand how pensions can provide a legacy.

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house and garden

Spring gardening Get sowing

by Pippa Greenwood

Seeds come in an amazing array of shapes and sizes. Tiny seeds like begonias and lobelias must be more thinly spread or a congested thicket of seedlings competing for light, food, water and space that is more prone to diseases will result. Buy yourself some fine horticultural silver sand, make sure it is thoroughly dry and then mix the seed from the packet in about half a teaspoonful of sand before you sow. Play sand used in children’s sand pits works well too.

With the seed-sowing season upon us in earnest, now is the time to buy seeds from your local garden centre or a reputable online UK seed supplier. At the same time buy some seed-sowing or multipurpose compost and some small seed trays and get sowing! Heated propagators are not essential, but they will dramatically increase the range of plants you can grow. If you do use one, remove the seedlings when they appear then grow them on somewhere with plenty of natural light and, often, a fair degree of warmth. A common problem is algae covering the surface of the compost when you sow slow-germinating seeds. Using a freshly opened bag of compost and mains water reduces the chance of algae getting into the seed tray, and make sure your watering can is really clean. A thin layer of vermiculite on the surface of the compost can also help.

I always recommend sowing seed into compost before you wet it and then, once the seeds have been sown, water the seed tray or pot by standing it in the sink or in a tray of water, with the water about 1cm in depth. This will allow the moisture to be taken up without disturbing the seeds’ position. Prick seedlings out when they are large enough to handle, but take care. Wait until there are the two seed leaves (larger, chunkier and differently shaped from the true seedling leaves) plus a pair of true seedling leaves. With tiny seedlings I tend to transplant or prick them out in blocks, gently easing them apart slightly as I pop them into their new compost. Make sure the compost is moist but not saturated to minimise root damage. Use a small dibber (or a pencil) to carefully ease the roots out, handling the top part of the seedling by the seed leaves, never by the stem. Make sure you put the seedlings into their new home immediately and water them in from the base, so that the compost and its moisture are in close contact with the fine roots.

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Dolphin School Dolphin School, 50 years on as I have come to expect, the Dolphin staff rose to the occasion and continued to deliver their subjects with creativity, energy, and a sense of fun. We timetabled a mix of live lessons throughout the day from Reception to Year 8, but also time for children to walk away from a computer, to read, to exercise or get some fresh air.

Dolphin School prides itself on being different. Whether it is the absence of a uniform, the first name terms with teachers, or the creative approach to teaching and learning, Dolphin School offers something special. At a time when parents are looking for a school that not only offers high academic standards – many of our subject specialists are secondary trained – but also offers a significant amount of time outside of the classroom, and the chance for every child to grow and develop in their own unique way, Dolphin School ticks the boxes. Our boys and girls do not need to fit a type; we do not want them all to come out the same at the other end. As long as they enjoy their education, develop a genuine love of learning, gain valuable life skills, and emerge as grounded, articulate young adults, we have achieved our aims. The school is renowned for going out on a vast number of trips each year. Classes frequently leave the classroom to physically see or act out what they are learning. Our Freedom to Learn ethos is at the heart of everything we do. The last twelve months have, therefore, presented something of a challenge! On the face of it, online learning could not be more anathema to our normal way of teaching and learning. But

Looking ahead to when we re-open, my message to staff will be simple: although we must maintain academic progress, we must make sure we take time to ease our children back into school life, with a strong focus on their mental and emotional well-being. Children need school. Of course they need academic input, but far more importantly, they need an environment that feels safe. An environment that has a routine for them to follow. An environment where they can interact with and talk to peers, engage with adults outside of their family, and get back to enjoying simply being at school. In other words, something as close as possible to normal life! I could not have been more proud of our pupils over the last few months. The school staff have also demonstrated their unwavering passion for teaching and their genuine interest in the wellbeing of all our boys and girls. The spirit shown by everyone in the Dolphin community has been wonderful. Whatever challenges lie ahead, I have every confidence that we will face it unflinchingly and find a positive way forward so that our children are having fun and learning in a safe, happy and nurturing environment. Adam Hurst Headmaster

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Social prescribing Twyford Parish Council supports new local Green Prescriptions initiative Rohana has brought together a volunteer team of fellow Hurst Road allotment holders eager to share the benefits of an active involvement in growing produce. Awareness of the importance of mental health and the increase in wellbeing from engaging with the outdoors was brought into sharp focus for them all during the first lockdown of 2020.

In the past year the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the beneficial effects of being outdoors on both mental and physical health, as well as the inequality of access to green space. Public funds are being allocated to enable more ‘social prescribing’ to be offered through the NHS. One area is ‘green’ social prescribing, which involves health practitioners referring patients locally into an appropriate nature-based activity such as a ‘walking for health’ scheme, community gardening initiative or food-growing project. Twyford Parish Council is supporting a new Green Prescriptions initiative at the Hurst Road allotment site, led by Cllr Rohana Abeywardana. His inspiration came partly from a talk given to the Twyford Allotment Tenants’ Association by gardening writer Annabelle Padwick, founder of the social enterprise Life at No. 27. She spoke about her work creating an allotment therapy site in Towcester and explained the mental health benefits of allotments.

As team member Cllr Teresa Ramsden put it, ‘I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t been able to escape to my plot every day’. Fiona Price, team member and Chief Executive of AgeUK Berkshire, agreed, saying ‘It’s been a real asset’. The response to the project from other plot holders has been overwhelmingly positive, and the team are eager for more local residents, particularly those with defined mental health needs, to benefit from the friendly community atmosphere of the allotment site. Thanks to a grant from Twyford Parish Council, the team began work on the dedicated Green Prescriptions plot in October in preparation to receive their first referrals in the spring. The regular volunteers, Teresa, Cllr Malcom Bray and Natalie Burton, made good progress before the latest lockdown, burning rotten wood, pruning fruit trees, filling rubble bags with broken tools, glass and disintegrating plastic cleared from the overgrown plot, and laying tarpaulin and heavy-duty sheet plastic to suppress weeds. Just before the area was placed under Tier 4 restrictions, they had begun to level the ground to erect a shed and greenhouse and create a sheltered seating area where clients and volunteers can have a cuppa and chat during sessions.

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Social prescribing is an umbrella term for projects that aim to support people in the community with a wide range of social, emotional and practical needs. There is evidence of positive outcomes for individuals referred by their local GP and social prescribing team to professionally led community projects such as Twyford Green Prescriptions.

email Rohana on greenprescription@ twyfordparishcouncil.gov.uk or Christina on christinathegardener@icloud.com. To enquire about referrals to the project, contact Jason via Twyford Surgery – you can send a message via the website www.twyfordsurgeryberkshire.co.uk.

Initially, the project will support adults with anxiety and depression. The team is working with Twyford Surgery and Jason Bowles, Community Wellbeing Officer at Involve Wokingham. In addition, experienced horticultural therapist Christina Hughes Nind has been employed to lead sessions for people referred to the scheme. If you would like to know more generally about Twyford Green Prescriptions, you can

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Working around children Tips and tricks for getting stuff done … without losing your rag

by Kate Duggan

Focus on quality, not quantity. Try to carve out portions of your day when you can give your child undivided attention. You’ll likely be rewarded with at least an hour or so of peace to work in afterwards, which is usually worth more than three hours of constantly interrupted work. Set up activities that your child can do alone. That could mean anything from stickers, colouring books and craft sets to a second-hand Lego kit. Ideally, go for activities that don’t create too much mess so you’re not storing up stress for later. For future sick days, you might want to organise an emergency kit of activities. I have never been that organised, but a friend swears by it.

My daughter was off school sick on Monday and my son was sent home today. Working around kids is rarely easy. I’d like to say I’m an expert after lockdown, but I’d be lying. Nevertheless, here are my top tips (and those of friends, family and good old Google) for getting stuff done when you have children at home. First off, cut the guilt. If you need to let them have screen-time for a few hours or eat half a packet of choc biscuits, it’s OK. As I type this, my son is watching a gamer (who has a toe-curlingly annoying screechy voice) on YouTube, while simultaneously playing Minecraft on his tablet. I am in another room trying to block out his cries of ‘OMGEEEEEEEEE you guyyyyys!!!’ Share the load. If you have a partner, discuss how you’re going to split childcare. If one of you really can’t take responsibility during the day, make sure they take over the cooking, bedtime routine and so on in the evening, enabling the other person to catch up with work.

Prioritise. Take a look at your to-do list and prioritise the most important tasks for when your child is occupied. Are there meetings you can move? Are there deadlines you can extend? You may also want to create an email auto-responder, to explain that you’re working around children. Prepare snacks. Depending on your child’s age, it could be worth preparing a few snacks for your child to help themselves to. Do what works for you. Some people love schedules; others loathe them. Parents of young children might need to work in the same room as them; others may feel able to decamp to the garage. Don’t be a martyr. In other words, know when to walk away from work. Whether you’re handcrafting gift baskets to sell on Etsy or trying to answer a gazillion emails, don’t be afraid to admit defeat, especially if your child is actually ill and really does need your attention. Most clients/co-workers/employers will understand. If they don’t, they’re not worth trying to keep happy. Please mention rg10 when responding to advertisements

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Easter Message From Revd Anna Harwood Vicar of Ruscombe, Twyford and Hurst

As I listen to the news and watch the reports of people receiving the vaccine, I have been struck by the amount of smiles and looks of sheer delight on their faces as they leave the vaccination centres. I heard the actor Hugh Bonneville describe how, in his volunteer role welcoming people to one centre, he could see the joy and hope on the faces of those coming along, thanks to the experience of just being out and about meeting other people again. This has all made me think about the word ‘hope’. So many of us at the moment are looking for signs of hope: some have remarked to me, ‘Roll on the spring!’ as we look forward to the flowers appearing and the leaves growing on trees. In the life of the Church, Easter is when we focus on the word ‘hope’. We believe that hope lies at the very heart of the Easter message.

I wonder: how do you judge the story of Easter? If it is true, then we can claim that it shines a light strong and bold on the darkest of all human experiences and the bleak separation of death. It is a story of hope in the belief that this life is not all there is, and that Jesus’s death and resurrection bring hope to the world, even at the darkest of times. Claiming the promises of his death by seeking God’s love and forgiveness within the Christian Church is a way for us all to find hope and healing in the darkest places. I pray that we will all see signs of hope in the months ahead.

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Reading Offshore Sailing Club Celebrating 50 years of sailing change its name to the Reading Offshore Sailing Club to avoid confusion with offshore financial activity. The club does not have its own premises but meetings are usually held at the Upper Thames  Motor Yacht Club in Sonning on Thames. Over the past five decades the Reading Offshore Sailing Club has brought together hundreds of people from the wider Reading area with a shared interest in sailing and boating on the sea.

Back in the 1960s, if you wanted to go to sea in a sailing boat you probably needed to know another sailor who could teach you about navigation, seamanship and safety. Modern electronic aids to navigation were yet to be invented, so everything was done by eyeball, compass and log, aided by pencil and paper. In the late 1960s a former Merchant Navy navigating officer was conducting classes in College Road, Reading, on how to use nautical charts to navigate at sea. This was proving very popular, and in 1971 the courses developed into teaching the Royal Yachting Association syllabus for Day Skipper and Yachtmaster qualifications that are now renowned around the world. Possession of these qualifications opened up a world of sailing now enjoyed by thousands of people and, importantly, enabled successful students to go on to safely sail their own boats and to charter vessels in diverse parts of the world. Courses in the early 1970s were run as evening classes and each week students would gather afterwards in a local pub for a social chat. At the end of the course in 1971 a group of students and their instructor, Mr Mike Bowyer, decided to form a club to continue sharing the experiences and enjoyment of sailing that had been fostered during the course. Thus was born the Reading Offshore Club, later to

Meetings have featured talks from many prominent figures from the world of sailing as well as on technical topics, plus a variety of social events. Social sailing and racing have featured strongly over the years. Members have enjoyed sailing in the Solent and other waters of the British Isles as well as in many other places around the world, from the near continent to Australia. The club continues to offer navigation and seamanship training as a Royal Yachting Association accredited training centre. This May marks the 50th anniversary of the Reading Offshore Sailing Club. Following a year during which most of our activities have had to be confined to online and socially distanced events, members are really looking forward to getting back on the water. We are busy planning a special event on the River Thames in Caversham to celebrate our golden jubilee – hopefully in mid-May, subject to coronavirus restrictions being eased. Please visit our website for more details about the club and for updates about the anniversary celebrations, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you may be interested in joining us. We are a friendly bunch, new members are always welcome – and you don’t need to own a boat! David Turner Commodore, Reading Offshore Sailing Club 07836 770983 www.readingoffshore.org.uk Please mention rg10 when responding to advertisements

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Local news New local history book A collection of wartime memories of local residents has been compiled by Audrey Curtis of the Twyford & Ruscombe Local History Society. She launched the idea as a way to commemorate 75 years since the end of the Second World War and as a primary source for schools. It includes stories from 37 contributors, all of whom were of school age themselves during the war. Publication of the book was delayed from last year due to the pandemic. Copies will be gifted to local schools by Twyford and Ruscombe History Society. The book is also available to purchase for £5, either from HF Newberry in Twyford after lockdown, or earlier by calling Audrey Curtis on 0118 934 3360.

demolition of the old toilet block and removal of four trees. The latest news is that the planning application was approved by Wokingham Borough Council in mid-February, giving the project three years for building works to begin. With several different schemes proposed over the years, it is testament to the hard work and cooperation of councillors representing local interests that residents can now look to the future. Thanks are due to Stephen Conway and Lindsay Ferris (both Liberal Democrat, Twyford Ward), John Halsall (Conservative, Remenham Wargrave and Ruscombe Ward and leader of Wokingham Borough Council) and Wayne Smith (Conservative, Hurst Ward), as well as to Hugh Fort and Andrew Cardy of the Polehampton Charity. Dinton Multi Activity Centre

New Twyford Library a step closer After two decades of planning, campaigning and fundraising by the community and essential support from several local borough councillors, the dream of redeveloping an historic building in Twyford to create a new community hub can finally become a reality. Wokingham Borough Council had agreed in 2019 to support the conversion of the old Polehampton School into a permanent home for the library and other community facilities. Dave Turner of Twyford Youth Club had done much to keep this proposal on the agenda and in public awareness through events such as repeating the Twyford Seesaw World Record. As the Grade II listed building is owned by the Polehampton Charity, permission then had to be obtained from the Charity Commission to change the use of the structure from a hall or theatre space into a community hub. More detailed plans were drawn up, involving a single storey rear extension in phase 1, a further two-storey extension in phase 2, the

Over the winter a new multi-million-pound activity centre has been taking shape in Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst. A modular construction completed largely off site by Reds10 in Yorkshire, this will be the first net zero carbon building in Wokingham – in keeping with the council’s mission to achieve a carbon neutral borough by 2030. The lakeside location will offer wonderful views of the watersports facilities. The centre will include fully accessible changing rooms, an activity hall, meeting rooms, a coffee shop and cycle parking. All looks set for the new two-storey centre to open its doors in late spring, Covid permitting!

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TRHA Virtual Spring Show The Twyford & Ruscombe Horticultural Association Virtual Spring Show is now in full swing. Entries are accepted by email until 11am on 27 March. Details are as follows – the letter denotes the section, the number the class. A is for Allotment A.1 What is your top tip for getting started on your veg plot in the Spring? (One sentence; photo optional) A.2 An early crop A.3 The longest stick of rhubarb (measurement in centimetres) B B.1 B.2 B.3

is for Baking Easter cake A loaf of focaccia bread A new recipe tried and tested (photo of finished bake and 1 consumer comment)

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is for Capture the moment (photo, painting, collage, craft item) Signs of Spring A Mother’s Day gift A walk in the woods in Springtime 3D Spring creation in paper/wood/papier maché/fabric/yarn

C.1 C.2 C.3 C.4

D is for Domestic D.1 My most used kitchen appliance D.2 Set yourself a new recycling challenge (comment and photo of result) D.3 Marmalade on toast (photo of jar, slice of toast and spoonful of marmalade) E E.1 E.2 E.3

is for Exhibition Bulb/s growing in a pot Tulips in a vase Six show-off pansies

F is for Floral F.1 Vase of spring flowers F.2 Photo of a garden area you want to improve and one idea you have to improve it (comment required) F.3 Hyacinth flower (children only) Y Y.1 Y.2 Y.3

is for Young ones Model of a nest with baby birds Grow a cress monster My garden wish list – list of 6 things which are a ‘must have’ in your garden Y.4 Decorated Easter Egg

Send a photograph of each entry together with comment if required to TRHAmembership@ gmail.com, quoting your surname together with the relevant section and class. The entries will be added to the website www.trha.org.uk and voting will take place from 30 March to 5 April. Results will be announced on 7 April. Polehampton Swimming Association

At the time of writing it is not yet known when the swimming pool will be able to reopen at Polehampton Junior School in Twyford. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Polehampton Swimming Association volunteers, this wonderful community facility normally opens to the public from late spring to September, accessible to local residents paying a small annual membership fee. Despite the risk of not being able to cover costs last year, the committee worked hard to prepare the pool to open for a shorter stint when permitted in late summer, with new measures in place such as prebooked time slots. This was greatly appreciated by local families enjoying some fun outdoor exercise. A touching tribute appears on the PSA’s Facebook page to former treasurer John Humphreys, who died in January. He was involved in the charity for over four decades, right from the start in 1970. He was a familiar figure to members and a cheerful presence when on duty at the pool reception desk. John's family have expressed a wish for any donations in his memory to be made to Polehampton Swimming Association. Anyone wishing to support this invaluable community facility can do so via www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/3173852. Please mention rg10 when responding to advertisements

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books

Spring at home Read your way to a beautiful home

by Kate Duggan

Spring is traditionally the time to clean, refresh and beautify your home. If you’re not sure where to start, take inspiration from one of these wonderful books.

The Easy Life – Lynsey Crombie

Most of don’t have ‘cleaning the toilet’ or ‘sorting the cupboard of doom’ at the top of a list of favourite things to do on a Sunday. So why not leave the scrubbing for a bit and curl up with a book instead? The Easy Life will teach you tried and tested methods for a cleaner, more organised home. The focus is on time and energy-saving hacks. There are checklists, handy hints and plenty of down-to-earth advice.

Clean & Green – Nancy Birtwhistle

Whether you’re trying to be a bit greener this year or just fancy having fewer chemicals around your home, this book could prove invaluable. It’s packed with recipes for DIY cleaning products along with tips on everything from laundry to super-easy oven cleaning. (Who knew chopped up ivy leaves could be used to clean clothes?)

Simplicity at Home – Yumiko Sekine with Jenny Wapner

If you yearn for a simpler life, this book might be a good place to start. It offers advice for creating a calmer, minimalistic home by following Japanese traditions. There are also meal recipes and guidance on everything from mending ceramics using ‘kintsugi’ to patchworking and selecting plants. A must for fans of Japanese culture.

The Declutter Challenge – Cassandra Aarssen

As Cassandara says, ‘How do you create a home that makes you feel calm and happy instead of super-stressed and a little ragey?’ The answer? Declutter. Unlike other decluttering books, this one doesn’t just focus on the ‘how’, it also helps you to take a good look at the ‘why’, and deal with emotional baggage as well as physical clutter.

Wild at Home – Hilton Carter

If you struggle to keep a succulent alive, are bored to death with peace lilies or want to know how to arrange houseplants for maximum impact, this is the book for you. The photos alone are enough to send you running for the garden centre. As well as bags of inspiration, you’ll also find practical advice on everything from taking cuttings to dealing with common pests and problems.

Homebody – Joanna Gaines

Whether you’re decorating your first home or just want to refresh a room, it’s always a good idea to seek a bit of inspiration. But ultimately, you don’t want a show house; you want a home that reflects your personality. In Homebody, Joanna Gaines explains how to do just that. She talks the reader through different design styles and gives solutions to common problems, going through every room in the house. 26 rg10 March/April 2021. To advertise please call 0118 907 2510 or email nikki@rg10mag.com


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Community update

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Install a video doorbell or CCTV system. Service/maintain your burglar alarm. Use a timer switch on your lights and radio. Lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out. (If you have a UPVC door, remember to lift the handle and lock it with the key.) Lock all your windows too. • Keep all valuables and keys (including car keys) out of sight and out of reach of windows and letterboxes. Keep keyless entry fobs in a security pouch. • Secure access to the back garden. Are all of

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your gates and fences maintained and locked? Move bins away from side walls and fences. Keep ladders and gardening tools locked away. Cut back your shrubs and hedges to aid visibility. Ensure sheds and garages are fully secured. Double check your vehicle is locked too. Consider joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, visit www.ourwatch.org.uk.

For further information and crime prevention advice, please visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk.

Please contact us if you have any information relating to crime in your neighbourhood. Report online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk, call us on 101 or in an emergency dial 999. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on free phone 0800 555 111. Receive free information updates from Thames Valley Police by registering for Thames Valley Alert at www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk. You can email your local neighbourhood team via TwyfordNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk – but please note this email address cannot be used to report crimes or for any urgent matters. @TVPBracknellandWokingham |

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education

Tutor Doctor Home learning during lockdown Mark and Jo Butler of Tutor Doctor have been providing tutors for families and schools in the Reading area since 2014. Following the launch of their new Guided Learning Service supporting families during lockdown, they share some advice for parents helping children to learn at home.

3. Set priorities each day If your child has a big list of work that needs completing it can certainly feel overwhelming. To make it easier, take the time to sit down to agree the order in which they will complete each piece of work. 4. Start with the most difficult We always recommend starting with the most difficult assignment first. This not only makes the most of your child’s energy levels but they’ll also have better concentration and focus, meaning they’ll be much more productive!

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Helping children learn at home can be very frustrating. Many are reluctant to complete schoolwork at home at the best of times, and they often find it hard to get motivated. The work they are doing now will count towards final grades and assessments as well as help them develop skills such as independent learning, time management and responsibility. With schools remaining closed until at least 8 March and parents again juggling home working with home teaching, we wanted to try and help out. Here are some some tips and hints based on our experience.

5. Break down big assignments It’s common for students to not know how to start a big project. Help them break it down into smaller steps so they can feel a greater sense of accomplishment by gradually completing each small step. 6. Try Tutor Doctor’s Guided Learning Service During lockdown we launched our new Guided Learning Service where tutors focus on supporting the work sent home from school for home learning. Tutors can either explain the required concepts and then leave them to work alone or they can help them to complete the tasks if required. Lessons can be from 30 mins each and booked for one to five days per week. Mark and Jo Butler Tutor Doctor Reading, Wokingham and Maidenhead

1. Designate a homework space Take time to find a place that’s well lit, away from distractions and with enough room for your child to have everything out that they need. This will become an enjoyable place to study and help them stay focused. 2. Set a regular schedule The best time to work is when your child is most receptive to learning. This may be dictated by the school’s online lessons, but it is vital to retain a structure to the day including a start time, regular breaks and a set time to finish.

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twyford together

Tribute to Gordon Storey DL Goodbye, Mr Twyford

Last month we said goodbye to our friend and colleague Gordon Storey, who passed away in hospital on 9 February. Gordon was a familiar face to many around Twyford. The extent of his positive impact on the village is borne out by the many tributes and memories that continue to pour in. Following a successful career at Mars, Gordon became the driving force behind making Twyford Together into what it is today. Gordon used his skills, determination and boundless energy to great effect and was responsible for organising a wide range of community-oriented

events, many of which have become annual fixtures. Gordon would never accept 'no' for an answer when asking an individual or company for help with a project. His skill at motivating others to work together for the benefit of the community as a whole was a key factor in getting so much done. A genuine community spirit lost. I will miss my annual tipple at the Duke, where I inevitably found myself agreeing to participate in one of Gordon's many initiatives. Anthony Platt, Thames Bridge Accountants

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twyford together

Continued...

encouraging

Irreplaceable tireless incredible

a role model

sense of humour

passionate

supportive

relentless

enthusiastic

inspirational energetic determined

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tenacious positive

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selfless a friend community spirited

Here are just a few examples of what Twyford Together has achieved through Gordon’s input: • He and Neil Robertson of Wargrave and Twyford Community First Responders worked together to put in place a network of public access defibrillators around Twyford and Ruscombe.

• The day centre of Age Concern Twyford & District benefited from a conservatory and landscaped garden largely thanks to Gordon, who secured support from local businesses.

• Twyford Charities Together came about through Gordon and has raised thousands for local member charities.

• Twyford Comets Football Club teams gained sponsors, TwyFest was supported, new businesses were offered help and advice, a mentoring project was initiated for Piggott School business students, plus Gordon was heavily involved with Twyford in Bloom, the Christmas Fayre, the Easter Egg Hunt, Twyford Twinning Association… The list goes on!

• Gordon established the Business Forum, bringing together businesses from around the RG10 area, creating opportunities to network, build friendships and support community projects.

I have so many fond and funny memories of Gordon over the last ten years ... enthusing everyone at our many catch-ups in the Duke and compering, as only Gordon can, at Twyford Together events. I think he especially loved connecting with the junior schools and engaging the children in assemblies. He never failed to inspire and to bring families and the entire community together. Emma Donald, Twyford Together volunteer Gordon gave so many gifts to our village. His fingerprints are on all the events that were staged, but they weren't ever for him – they were for our children, our neighbours, our charities and the friendships we created whilst we put them on. Helen Ferguson, Twyford Together Charity Family Fun Run coordinator 34 rg10 March/April 2021. To advertise please call 0118 907 2510 or email nikki@rg10mag.com


Gordon’s enthusiasm for Twyford projects, particularly involving the children in our schools, was amazing. So many happy times. Caroline Norris, former head of Colleton School Gordon was the driving force and passion behind starting the Twyford Mentoring Project at Piggott School. He was always willing to come in to present and speak to kids, organise mentors and arrange the awards evening. The project will continue, and I hope he will still be looking over the contestants. He will be sorely missed. Ashley Pearce, Business Studies teacher at Piggott School I know that Gordon particularly enjoyed the Fun Run, the Twyford Together Community Awards evening and the switching on of the Christmas tree lights at Bell Corner. One of the funniest anecdotes received relates to a Fun Run some years ago: Theresa May (then Home Secretary) and Simon Howard (then vicar of St Mary’s and St James) discussed who was responsible for the glorious weather – Theresa as the important politician, or Simon with a connection to God. Theresa said that it was clear: ‘Gordon Storey is responsible because even God couldn’t say no to Gordon!’ Hans-Martin Gutmann, Twyford, Hurst and Ruscombe churches If all the above wasn’t enough, Gordon was also one of the longest serving Deputy Lieutenants of Berkshire (DL), having been appointed in 2005. This role is usually given in recognition for services to the local community or public office.

A true gentleman who had the community in his heart and the community had him in its heart. Truly irreplaceable. As a fellow Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire, he taught me so much when I was appointed as a DL. He made asking one to support a project or for financial help impossible to refuse, such was his passion. Lord Brownlow CVO DL Gordon was often referred to as ‘Mr Twyford‘, so visible was his profile in the community. He was truly one of a kind. A man that held our community in his heart. His enthusiasm and passion for our village was huge and he will be deeply missed. Jenny Buratta, Buratta’s at the Royal Oak Very great memories of Gordon in his Duke office sorting out the village. An absolute legend. We have to find a way of immortalising his incredible legacy. Very blessed to have been part of Gordon’s Storey (pun intended). Karen Suter, former manager of the Duke of Wellington Gordon was much loved and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. He leaves behind his beloved wife JoJo, son David, daughter Tilly and grandchildren Sebastian, Evan, Martha and Oliver. Robin Yeadon Twyford Together Chair

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General Knowledge Crossword

Across 1. Traditional story (4) 3. Woman's hairstyle in which the hair has a puffy appearance (8) 9. Place of complete bliss, delight and peace (7) 10. Imperial units of length (5) 11. Day in spring on which the Resurrection is celebrated (6,6) 14. Uncertainties, doubtful factors, ___ and buts (3) 16. Devotional paintings of Christ or other holy figures (5) 17. To stretch out (3) 18. Trend-setting fashions (5,7) 21. Civilian dress worn by a military person (5) 22. Lever operated with the foot (7) 23. Climbing garden plant having fragrant flowers (5,3) 24. Land force of a nation (4)

Down 1. Item of food associated with Christmas (5,3) 2. Divisions of the school year (5) 4. Female reproductive cells (3) 5. Vehicle of extraterrestrial origin (6,6) 6. Land area, especially of a farm (7) 7. Flip (a coin, for example) (4) 8. Popular tourist area in north-western England (4,8) 12. Unemotional person (5) 13. Graveyard (8) 15. Horse's bit (7) 19. Mammary gland of bovids (5) 20. Tori ___, singer whose albums include American Doll Posse (4) 22. Quoits target (3)

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environment

TRIP – Plastic Free Community Twyford awarded PFC status for taking action on single use plastic Twyford has joined a network of communities across the UK who are leading the way to tackle throwaway plastic at source. The village has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single use plastic on the environment. Rachel Yates, SAS Plastic Free Communities Project Officer, said: ‘It’s great to see the work that Twyford has done to reduce the availability of avoidable plastics, raise awareness and encourage people to refill and reuse. ‘We have over six hundred communities across the UK working to reduce single use plastic and the impact it has on our environment. Every step those communities and the individuals in them take is a step towards tackling the problem at source, challenging our throwaway culture and encouraging the habit and system changes we need to see.’ The local PFC coordinator for Twyford Rethinks Its Plastic (TRIP) is Gordon Holmes, who started the campaign in June

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2019 after noticing how much plastic pollution there was in the village. Much of this was made up of single use plastic that had been discarded, items with substitutes readily available that are not harmful to the planet. Registering TRIP with the SAS Plastic Free Communities movement, Gordon pulled together key local organisations and businesses to put in place a five-point plan. The objectives included setting up a community led steering group, instigating the SAS Plastic Free Schools education programme, getting local council commitment and working with local businesses, organisations and community groups to spread the word and minimise the number of disposable plastics they use. Gordon reports having had tremendous support from the community of Twyford: ‘The businesses we have approached to give up or substitute single use plastic items have not hesitated in doing so. In fact, many of them had already started the process before we even approached them, which is very encouraging.’ He outlines a few examples: ‘Most businesses have been able to replace or give up plastic cutlery and plastic takeaway food bags, and plastic medicine bottles have been replaced with glass bottles. Water refill stations have been introduced in the village to enable people to refill their own water bottles rather than buy water in disposable plastic bottles. We have set up Terracycle drop off points for many plastic items, crisp and biscuit packets, as well as medicine blister packs.’

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environment

Local update TRIP has also arranged regular litter pick sessions as part of the PFC initiative: a lot of waste ends up in the streets, whether discarded carelessly or carried there by the wind. Gordon explains that many different types of organisation have linked up with the scheme. ‘We have had pharmacies, coffee shops and takeaway outlets come on board, as well as pubs, party shops and catering businesses, and we are most grateful to these organisations for doing so. We plan to reach out to more in the coming year.’

coming year such as helping local schools to take a more active role in the fight against plastic pollution. Gordon Holmes – Community Lead, Plastic Free Twyford Twyford Rethinks Its Plastic triptwyford@gmail.com

The steering committee is proud to have achieved Plastic Free Community status and wants this to continue. The journey doesn’t stop here: the five-point plan needs to be maintained and the objectives need to be refreshed all the time. Once the pandemic allows, there are plans to do more in the RG10 Magazine is proud to be among the Plastic Free Community Allies supporting Twyford’s PFC accreditation.

The Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Community network aims to free the places where we live from single use plastic. Using the five point plan the aim is to empower communities to kick start local grassroots action, which can then be built upon. The marine conservation charity, based in St Agnes in Cornwall, says it wants to unite communities to tackle avoidable plastic from the beach all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it. It says it is not about removing all plastic from our lives but kicking our addiction to throwaway plastic and changing the system that produces it. Plastic Free Communities is an ambitious community initiative designed to unite and empower individuals, small businesses, local government, and community groups to

reduce their collective plastic footprint and protect the environment together. Driven by inspirational local volunteers, we are building a new and exciting community movement tackling single-use plastics and plastic litter in our villages, towns, cities, and rural locations. This highly inclusive initiative, created for all ages and backgrounds, is designed to get the whole community active and do something positive to reduce the amount of plastic in the local environment. We believe that united communities lead to cleaner beaches, streets, parks, and riverbanks. www.plasticfree.org.uk www.sas.org.uk Please mention rg10 when responding to advertisements

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1 Myth, 3 Bouffant, 9 Nirvana, 10 Yards, 11 Easter Sunday, 14 Ifs, 16 Icons, 17 Eke, 18 Haute couture, 21 Mufti, 22 Treadle, 23 Sweet pea, 24 Army.

3. Pepper 5. Tomato 7. Spinach 9. Carrot 10. Cucumber

Down: 1 Mince pie, 2 Terms, 4 Ova, 5 Flying saucer, 6 Acreage, 7 Toss, 8 Lake District, 12 Stoic, 13 Cemetery, 15 Snaffle, 19 Udder, 20 Amos, 22 Tee.

Wordsearch

Down: 1. Beetroot 2. Broccoli 4. Potato 6. Rhubarb 8. Onion

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food and drink

Recipe Smoked salmon and broccoli quiche

Serves 4 | Ready in 1 hr 15 mins, plus chilling and cooling

This quiche is perfect for a light lunch served with salad or a substantial family dinner served with boiled new potatoes and coleslaw.

Ingredients

Method

• 225g ready-made shortcrust pastry

1. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20cm loose-based fluted flan tin. Trim the edges and prick the pastry base all over with a fork. Chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

• Flour, for dusting • 150g small broccoli florets • 3 large eggs • 100ml milk • 75g Cheddar, finely grated • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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• 150g smoked salmon, chopped

2. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan / gas mark 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper and baking beans. Bake on the hot baking sheet in the preheated oven for 10 mins. Remove the lining paper and beans and bake for a further 5–10 mins until the pastry is pale golden. Cool for 10 mins. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas mark 4. 3. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 2–3 mins. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Set aside. 4. Whisk the eggs, milk and half the cheese together in a jug and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

5. Arrange the broccoli and salmon in the pastry case. Gently pour over the egg mixture and scatter over the rest of the cheese. Bake for 30–35 mins until golden and set. Serve warm or cold.

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food and drink

Take Out to Help Out Remember after the first lockdown was eased, what seems like a million light years ago? We were urged to support the hospitality industry through the Eat Out to Help Out campaign. All these months later our local pubs, restaurants and cafés need all the support they can get for the takeaway, delivery or click and collect services they may be offering. Anyway, who doesn’t love it when someone else takes take of the cooking? Here are a few recommendations for you to Take Out to Help Out.

H’Artisan Speciality Coffee Co.

Thai Elephant

Open since late January, this family run café in Wargrave offers top quality teas, coffees, cakes and pastries to take away, alongside healthy daily specials such as home-made soup, freshly made wraps and more. A perfect detour for walkers and cyclists … talking of which, there’s a cycle repair workshop on site too. The Hart family are expanding their offering all the time, so follow H’Artisan on Facebook or Instagram for the latest news.

Here’s just one exotic idea of many from this Twyford favourite – a Thai menu to share between two. Starters: Vegetable samosa and vegetable spring roll Mains: Chicken with cashew nuts and stir-fried beef in oyster sauce * Side: Rice for two *Vegetarian options also available Call 0118 934 9651 to order either for collection or for local delivery between 6pm and 9pm any day of the week.. 44 rg10 March/April 2021. To advertise please call 0118 907 2510 or email nikki@rg10mag.com


Waggon & Horses We’ve seen fantastic reviews for the build-yourown pizzas available from Tuesday to Saturday evenings at this pub on the edge of the Loddon Nature Reserve between Twyford and Charvil.

Cold pies and beers are also available for local delivery on Wednesdays and Saturdays – free for orders over £16. Order via the website at www.ruralpieco.co.uk.

The Castle Inn This historic pub in Hurst offers evening takeaways on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and also for roast lunches on the first and third Sunday of the month (collection only for all). They also run a fantastic weekly soup club with a delivery service on a Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Rural Pie Co.

Pre-ordering is always advised but Matt and team are also happy to take bookings on the day, subject to availability. The best advice is to follow @castleinnhurst on Facebook or Instagram.

Hand-crafted pies, ‘pie’sties, pastries and sweet treats are available seven days a week alongside local craft beers and wines. Lockdown opening hours are from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 2pm, Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Full hot meals are available on Friday and Saturday evenings consisting of a pie, two sides and gravy. Pies change on a daily basis but there are always chicken, beef and vegetarian options available. Pre-ordering is not required, but hot food requires 30 minutes notice. To check the pies of the day, call 0118 327 1570. Please mention rg10 when responding to advertisements

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Finance, insurance and legal 8–9 Benedict Charles Financial Planning 7 Blandy & Blandy Solicitors 29 Josephine Blythe 4 Vickers Young

Arts and crafts 4 HaaHoos Painting & Party Centre

Florists 31

Building services 12 Boce Developments 10 The Loft Access Company

Gardens and landscaping 10 Cartmell Gardens 2 Hare Hatch Sheeplands 42 Twyford Landscapes

Accounting 31 Starfish Accounting

Care providers 6 Bridge House of Twyford 15 Home Instead Senior Care Carpets and flooring 14 The Floor Store Cleaning 7 All and Good House Cleaning Services 41 Oven Clean 4 OvenU Community 41 Census 2021 17 Citizens Advice Wokingham 24–25 David Brownlow Charitable Foundation 28 Thames Valley Police 20 THRU-Christ 38–39 TRIP – Plastic Free Community 16–17 Twyford Parish Council 33–35 Twyford Together Dressmaking and alterations 12 Can’t Sew

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Hair and beauty 15 Dani Louise Kitchens and bathrooms 32 AHM Installations 27 Kitchen & Bathroom Place Painting and decorating 15 Cox Decorators 7 PB Decorating Plumbers 32 12 32 31

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Self storage 10 Sheeplands Farm Sports and leisure 21 Reading Offshore Sailing Club New or returning advertisers are shown in green.

Education 13 Dolphin School 30 Tutor Doctor Electricians 5 Westgate Electrical Services

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