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LookLocal April 2021

Cobham & Oxshott

Your award-winning local community magazine


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Better days are here again Time for a fresh start at Hartfield House Our residents and staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19, so whether you’re looking for care for yourself or for a loved one, you can be confident that Hartfield House is the safe choice.

Book a visit at Porthaven.co.uk or call 01372 239432 Whole home vaccinations complete CQC approved Porthaven infection control measures Hartfield House, 4 Hartfield Road, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7GQ (Sat Navs KT22 7TH)

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honour of being the winners of a Corporate Live Wire Innovation and Excellence Award for Lifestyle Magazine of the year! It’s been a really tough year for all businesses,

including us, so to win this award during a world wide pandemic is especially appreciated by us all at Surrey Hills Publishing Ltd. We are a very small team of three and it is wonderful to know our efforts and hard work have not gone unnoticed. We are, of course, very lucky to produce our magazines in such wonderful communities, and for that, we thank you, our readers, for making our magazines what they are. Without your amazing sense of community and contributions we would not be winners! So this award is for us all. Here’s to moving forward, and into better times! We are delighted to welcome a host of new businesses and services to our pages this month. What better time to shop local! Please do support our local trades and please remember to mention Look Local when you call! Thank you very much :-) Cobham and Oxshott are finally starting to feel more like the lovely villages we know and love! We need to move slowly, but here’s hoping it’s going to be a better summer and rest of year! Keep well, get your vaccine, wear a mask and eat some chocolate - Happy Easter to you all! (not necessarily in that order!)

Cobham Bookshop Reviews

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Exceptional care, companionship and support for your total peace of mind Signature at Parklands Manor has an unwavering commitment to creating safe and welcoming environments for our residents. We are proud to announce that all of our residents and staff have now been offered the COVID-19 vaccine, providing total peace of mind and reassurance as we look forward to spring. We are actively welcoming new residents to Parklands Manor offering assisted living, nursing and dementia care in apartment style accommodation. Residents can enjoy a varied programme of activities and entertainment in expansive communal areas that allow for social distancing. Safety remains at the forefront of everything we do, having invested in specialist training, equipment and rigorous additional health protocols – often setting industry firsts. To find out more about how Parklands Manor, Chertsey can provide total peace of mind for you and your loved ones, please contact Sonia or Judy today.

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All aspects of tree work Hedge cutting Site clearance Stump grinding All types of fencing Planting Logs & Woodchip NPTC qualified

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LOCAL ELECTRICIAN From re-wires, garden lighting, to jobs around the home. All certification issued upon completion Contact Toby: 07823 776957 tfelectricaluk@gmail.com www.tfelectricalservices.com

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An independent school for girls aged 11-18 in Surrey. Join us for a Virtual Open Day in our Spring Term – meet our Head, take a tour and have all of your questions answered. www.swps.org.uk/admissions

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‘A golden ticket to a bright future, with lots of fun to be had on the way.’ THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE 2020


SWIMMING POOL BOILER INSTALLATIONS, REPAIRS AND SERVICING. Just like any other room in your home, it is important to keep your swimming pool well heated and boiler serviced so that it can be used all year round.

Not only do we install heaters/ boilers for your swimming pool, we also maintain and service them to keep your pool heated as it should be.

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For care homes.

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St George’s Care Home Welcoming new residents There’s been lots of smiles, tears and laughter over the last year,  through it all we’ve been there for our residents and their families,  relentlessly. We make sure our team always have personal protective  equipment available and regular testing takes place. We also  participate in available vaccine programmes and follow strict UK  infection control standards. Our team help residents settle in with  family video calls, lots of activities and booked visits. Dementia | Short stay care

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All types of funding welcome

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Book Reviews APRIL 2021 ‘The Survivors’ by Jane Harper (Hardback £14.99) Jane Harper’s latest novel is set in the Tasmanian beach community of Evelyn Bay, a place that only comes alive during the summer. The title refers to a shipwreck. Kieran, who feels responsible for two deaths, including that of his brother in a fatal storm 12 years earlier, returns to help his mother move house. When the body of a woman is found on the beach, people start wondering if this is somehow connected to the earlier tragedies. Another great crime mystery and a compelling story of guilt and grief.

‘The Bass Rock’ by Evie Wyld (Hardback £16.99) In her first two novels, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice and All the Birds, Singing, both set in Australia and England, Evie Wyld wrote with the some intensity about toxic masculinity and emotional damage. Her latest novel The Bass Rock is set in Scotland and the action occurs across three time frames, while connecting to the themes of her previous work. The book is divided into several parts, each stepping from Vivian to Ruth to Sarah and then forwards into the future. The elegant structure of the novel and the delicate links between the three narrative threads lead, inevitably, to challenging reading, but as always with Evie Wyld this is a fascinating, well constructed novel well worth the effort.

‘Cunning Women’ by Elizabeth Lee (Hardback £14.99) In 1620s Lancashire the Haworth family are outcasts, dwelling beyond the village. A mother with an unruly son, conflicted daughter Sarah, and little Annie, the youngest of all. Many respectable villagers seek them out for plant medicine, while others require the kind of cunning aid that some would describe as witchcraft. As young Sarah Haworth grows into her gift and learns from her mother, she finds herself tempted not only by the strength of her power but also her longing for a normal life away from hunger and fear. This debut novel full of history, herblore, suspense and romance is published on 22nd April.

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This month Buy to Let Hunter are chatting to a client who uses his investment properties to finance his retirement: Paul was busy running his own fire safety business and never intended to become a landlord, but when his son went to uni Paul found his digs woefully lacking. “I borrowed money against the business and bought an old terraced house.” His little darling moved in whilst Daddy, in his spare time, did the place up, soon enabling more students to move in. It then dawned on Paul that he was making money on the student rentals, so he decided to cut his losses, focus on the Southampton lets and sold up the fire biz. But, as he became more (ahem) senior and less keen on being a landlord, Paul changed tack, sold all the student lets and invested in something more conventional: a cottage by the sea. “When I first bought it I just loved it, always imagining we would live there – a short walk to the town or beach and just a bike ride to the New Forest.” Paul took this new project on with gusto, with visions of his imminent retirement with his lovely wife, Pauline. But, once finished, Paul wasn’t ready to retire, so he handed the management of his perfect “holiday home” over to Buy to Let Hunter.

cottage became fantastically desirable. “Now I am converting the old art studio in the garden to a Summer house.” After a discussion with the BTLH team it seemed a no-brainer to make the small investment to get an even greater return. BTLH can help you find the perfect holiday home, too. Whether it is a place for your own retirement one day, or to use in the meantime in conjunction with renting out or if it is dedicated to guests is totally up to you. But staycations have never been more popular, so if you have been toying with the idea, the time may be now. And Paul’s plans for the future? “I’m too happy where I live now, too entrenched in a fabulous community and frankly too busy to retire!” laughed Paul – but it is nice to know the perfect bolt hole is there waiting for them should they make the decision to pick up their bucket and spade and go fossicking on the beach. In the meantime, Paul just cashes his cheques and plans his next holiday. Can BTLH help you find the perfect property? Get in touch and have a chat: 020 7550 9396 or hello@buytolethunter.com. For more information check out www.buytolethunter.com Quadrant Road, Richmond, London, TW9 1DH

Managing his serviced accommodation BTLH engendered fabulous guest relations and pretty soon the 5 star reviews were piling in and the

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wheelfreedom comes to Surrey THE MOBILITY FLAGSHIP Mobility Specialists launchSPECIALISTS striking newOPEN showroom in Chessington SHOWROOM IN CHESSINGTON

WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS: ■ Mobility Scooters ■ Rise and recline chairs ■ Wheelchairs ■ Powerchairs ■ Beds ■ Rollators ■ Stairlifts

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0203 058 1042 Unit 61 Barwell Business Park, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, KT9 2NY www.wheelfreedom.com | info@wheelfreedom.com Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am - 5pm

Wheelfreedom, the mobility experts, have launched their industry leading showroom in Barwell Business Park, Chessington. Spacious and welcoming, Wheelfreedom’s new site is akin to the John Lewis’s of department stores. Stunningly laid out, you can enjoy a coffee or tea before trying their extensive collection of mobility products. Complete with onsite service centre, the showroom holds an extensive selection of mobility scooters, rise & recline chairs, sofas, manual and powered wheelchairs, stairlifts and adjustable beds. Product specialists are onhand to help you pick the most appropriate product, as well as assessing for a range of made to measure furniture. Established back in 2007, Wheelfreedom have grown

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to become the leading mobility supplier in the region, and their outstanding customer service has been recognised with a number of industry awards. Wheelfreedom founder Giles Donald says, “Opening a showroom in the midst of a global pandemic has certainly been challenging, but we’ve actively implemented the highest Covid-19 precautions to keep our customers safe. We look forward to welcoming the local community to the showroom!” The Wheelfreedom Showroom is open 6 days a week, 9am - 5pm and the team would recommend booking an appointment before visiting.

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SEE YOU SOON...

We appreciate that this is a frequent holiday time chant, but its also very appropriate considering the last 13 months or so we have all been through. It is anticipated that from Monday 12th April we will be able to open our doors for general browsing and instore support. It will be great to return to a life we once knew. We look forward to seeing you then. Over the last 13 months we have been in close dialogue with many of our suppliers who have provided us with preferential supplies of equipment, when there were acute shortages generally, but there is an expectation that product shortages will continue maybe until Christmas 21, so be warned! Products which will continue to be in constrained supply are; tablets, laptops, graphics cards, printers and home networking products. We aim to maintain stock of these products, but demand is outstripping supply. Please call us to discuss your needs.

Preserving Memories…

We have seen a huge increase in the demand to have your memories saved and converted onto new media. This could be the conversion of video tapes onto DVD or into MP4 files for viewing on your smart TV, iPad or computer. So if you have any tapes or discs that you would like converted we are very happy to help. Also, in a similar light, we have converted many photo’s into digital form, again to make you memories more accessible and easier to share. Please ask for further details

Security- Password help…

Over the next few editions we will be running a series of articles on Security and how to improve/maintain the security for your setup and accounts in general. To login to a website or online account, most providers require a unique user name and password combination to identify its really you, in addition to this they may offer you the ability to use Multi Factor Authentication. This is often referred to as MFA or 2FA. Essentially this involves sending you a code or email to a secondary account or device, to assist in account verification. If you are offered this option, we would recommend you use it as it can enhance the security to your account and sometimes decrease the dependency on remembering the account password! Whilst we are on the subject of passwords, we are constantly being told not to use the same password for all accounts, but then this gives you a further headache of having to remember all the different passwords you have used. To help you with this you might find using a variable and a static piece of information will help you stay safe. To explain further - let’s say your Mum’s maiden named is “smith”. You could modify this surname to be the constant suffix of your password. So let’s change it to 5m1t4, so that this will always be the suffix of your password. Then you combine this with the first three letters of the website you are using, meaning your eBay password becomes eBa~5m1t4. Using this “code” will safely allow you to make a note of the password as being “eBa~mum”. You will know what this means, but no one else will.

This guide was written by Les Beer, from Tecres in Leatherhead, who have been providing computer solutions since 1989.

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Citroen AIRCROSS CAR REVIEW BY TED MACAULEY

If you are considering splashing some cash on a new car hang on for a wee while.... There is a real treat heading for our showrooms this summer - it is the brand spanking new Citroen Aircross SUV. The facelifted newcomer has undergone an extensive overall and cuts a handsome shape for its June debut. It was not too bad a looker before its updated changes with useful and atttractive colour choices for its body. But now its a wow.... It’s a real temptation with a terrific choice of 70 colour combinations and choices of exterior styling that leaves the car’s appearance to the fussiest buyer’s preferences. So what’s different from its older predecessors? It now advances with Citroen’s Advance Comfort seats as standard plus a whole fresh raft of ultimate, confidence-boosting safety systems. Not only that: this model is mega on practicality with a redesigned centre console - and with an even roomier storage area for your holiday baggage or goodies for your celebrations and family entertaining get-togethers.

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The Aircross,with a choice of diesel or petrol power, will be available with a 1.2 three cylinder or a 1.5 four cylinder engine. It is compact and funky without looking silly and it will be equally at ease on the open and inviting roads as well as the nose-to-tail crawls in the hectic and frustrating city streets. Five wide seats, with spreadeagle leg and arm room aplenty and all-round visability ensure the driver and his passengers do not suffer cramped discomforts or miss any of the sights on the longest treks or during the most irritating city jams. As for fuel consumption no problem. The combined estimate is a return of between 56 and 71 mpg.In the city? Around 48-60mpg. And on a motorway or highway run you can confidently rely on a return of 63-81 mpg for your heard-earned. There is not much more I can say except that for a starting price of £18,180 this singluar presence on a jam-packed SUV scene is a deal not be missed. Go for it... or at least take a long look at Citroen’s painstaking effort before you plunge into the SUV market.


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