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Welcome to September!

Well! That was a slightly underwhelming summer, weather wise, wasn’t it? I hope many of you managed to have some time off to relax and catch up with friends and family over the past weeks despite the mixed bag of weather! On that note, if you are interested in finding out more about our ever changing climate, why not pop along to the Mole Valley Climate Hub? This is a new initiative running in Leatherhead, find out more on page 55! We are delighted to bring you an action packed magazine this month; as well as a wide selection of businesses and services, there’s a whole bunch of events and open days to find out about on our What’s On pages. It’s so wonderful to finally be able to include these again. We hope there will be something that takes your fancy! Having been uncertain for months about if they could go ahead, the Bookham Open Gardens team organised a wonderful & very successful event in late June. There are a few stunning gardens from the day featured on page 14 and more are available to see on the Bookham Open Gardens facebook page! What a lovely local event! It is wonderful to hear that the much appreciated 'Bookham Help Your Neighbour' scheme has recently been able to restart. If you are interested in using their services please see the update on their T’s & C’s on page 44. And if you’re able to offer any help, they would love to hear from you too. Finally, I urge you to read a little letter from Lance, on page 57. This riding group have a very big place in my heart, as my own brother also enjoyed many happy evenings riding, just like Lance, with the help of this lovely charity. Please donate if you possibly can. It really will make a huge difference to so many. Until next month, Best Regards,

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BOOKHAM OPEN GARDENS 2021 - a great success!

Were we going to be able to run it at all with the restrictions? The answer was a resounding YES and over 600 people bought tickets and an amazing total of £7000 was raised on Sunday 27th June. It all goes for the upkeep of the Old Barn Hall and is very welcome! Although we couldn’t run the minibuses this year, and at the Hall our team had to provide refreshments outside, the rain held off till near the end and the day was a great success. We had 7 excellent new private gardens to offer visitors, along with eight old favourites together with The Grange and Little Bookham Allotments. We had excellent feedback from our visitors who enjoyed being part of one of the first community events since lockdown ended. We’ll be putting some pictures from our gardens

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on our Facebook page (@bookhamopengardens). Do let us know via Facebook or Messenger if you might be interested in opening your garden in 2022 - we are always on the lookout for new gardens. You can also email bnb.selworthy@ btinternet.com. The date for next year is Sunday 26th June 2022, again a week after Village Day’s normal timing. Save the date! The Committee and BCA would like to thank all our volunteers and garden openers, our ticket sellers (Wishing Well, Bungalow Stores), everyone who visited, our main sponsor The Vineries Garden Centre and our other supporters, Patrick Gardner & Co estate agents, WH Cox & Sons Removals, DB Designs Southern Ltd and Connevans. Diane Poole


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As our successful garden meetings end, a new ‘era’ in The Old Barn Hall begins … Our final ‘holiday’ destination for this year was Portugal, when in August, members were treated to four of the country’s traditional wines. First, a glass of fizz. Portugal may not be the first place you think of for a glass of ‘bubbles’ but Aldi’s sparkling Vinho Verde did not disappoint - crisp, fresh and creamy with a delicate mousse. Three wines from The Wine Society followed: A refreshing glass of chilled Rose - a ‘stand-out’ category winner in The Wine Society’s recent blind tasting; impressive, for its dry, grapefruit-filled flavour, herbal and peppery notes. Then, a ‘multi-variety’ dry white from the Lisboa Valley; with touches of tropical and ripe stone fruit, complemented by hallmark freshness and balance.

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Finally, a powerful Portuguese red made from a blend of native grape varieties, brought our last summer garden meetings to an end. In September, preparations are complete for a safe, and comfortable return to our traditional meeting format in The Old Barn Hall. The programme starts with long term Wine Club friend and qualified educator, Angela Bawtree. ‘Exploring Climate’ is Angela’s chosen theme, when she will tell us how the world’s changing climate is influencing the wines we drink, accompanied by six wines that demonstrate the fast moving trend. If you would like to know more, or join us as a guest at one of our meetings, you’ll be very welcome. Just visit www.bookhamwineclub.org.uk or email: membership@bookhamwineclub.org.uk.


A very special club for wine lovers … right here in Bookham If you enjoy drinking wine, discovering new varieties from around the world, and hearing how they are made, then the chances are you’ll definitely enjoy our Club, its monthly tastings, seasonal events, and all it has to offer. Our tastings and presentations are held in The Old Barn Hall on the second Monday of the month, lead by wine producers, merchants and qualified independent educators. Importantly, all our presenters share a common bond, namely their love of all things wine, an impressive knowledge of wine and wine making – and an ability to inform, entertain and amuse! Most definitely, there is a social side to our Club too; it’s friendly, inclusive and informal. New friendships are made and old established ones maintained. Our programme recommences in September when the presentation themes will be: September 13 2021: Exploring Climate with Angela Bawtree

November 08 2021: A Mediterranean Cruise with Lits Philippou

October 11 2021 Sea Change Wines: Helping Protect our Oceans

December 13 2021: Christmas Wines and Themed Supper with Heather Dougherty

Each presentation will feature six wines selected to reflect the month’s theme, usually three white and three red. If you would like to know more, or book a place as a guest at one of these presentations, please contact our Membership Secretary membership@bookhamwineclub.org.uk Or for more information visit our new website www.bookhamwineclub.org.uk

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As a charity that benefited previously from a London Marathon Charitable Trust grant – to help build Social SPACE - we were invited to apply for one of only 40 coveted places in this the 40th year of the London Marathon taking place in October and wonder of wonders we succeeded! Our Bookings Officer Claire Hoath has volunteered to do the run, and the pic shows her in training. LMCT encourages us to use the publicity of this place for promotion, and to encourage people to get active. So, in addition to featuring our runner Claire, and encouraging everyone to support the facilities at the centre, including the many classes, parties, and sports at SPACE we are launching a campaign to:

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of one run during week 20th to 26th September, with a prize for guessing the total number of miles RUN by all. One pound only to enter to cover incidental expenses. Full details and entrance forms please email: terrygluck@ntlworld.com Meantime why not dream up how and where and in what costume perhaps that your RUN will happen. This is for the young, the old, the less able, in fact for EVERYONE! Many and varied activities are re-opening again at SPACE including: Baby signing, Bridge Club, Japanese Book Club, Theatre Arts, Tap & Dance, Martial Arts, Paracise, Pilates, Pole Fitness, Trybe, Yoga, 5-A-Side football, Netball, Tennis and of course, children’s parties! To keep attracting the wide range of activities, hire charges are being kept down for the main SPACE hall, Outer SPACE, and Social SPACE. For further information visit www.southbookhamspace.org.uk and if interested in hire please email: info@southbookhamspace.org.uk


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Princess Alice Hospice supporter, Mikolaj Zieleznik, has just completed his three-part challenge, starting and ending in Chamonix, France, in a bid to raise £20,000 for the Esher based Hospice. The challenge started with a run: 90km distance, 6km elevation in the Chamonix Ultra Marathon – through snow and sunshine. Mikolaj completed this run in 19 hours 36 minutes beating his 20 hours target! He had a well-deserved day off before setting off on a drive to Italy to climb the 4,000m Grand Paradiso peak. This is Italy’s highest independent peak and a very difficult event after running 90km! After finishing on day 5 he then drove back to Chamonix for a rest day, in readiness for Challenge 3 on day 6/7 climbing Western Europe's highest peak: 4,800m Mont Blanc. The mountain stands between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. However, the weather had other plans for Mikolaj and he was unable to complete this section of his challenge due to the severity of it. Not to be deterred he drove back to Italy, where he was met by some equally awful weather, but still was able to climb Piramide Vincent (4,215m) on Friday morning, having sat out the storm at Refuge di

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mantova (3,500m) before flying back to the UK on Friday afternoon in time for his daughter’s birthday. Mikolaj’s decision to attempt this three-part challenge came when he learned how badly the local charity had been affected by the COVID pandemic with almost all events being cancelled during 2020. It costs £10.1m to run the Hospice for a year with 76% of the income coming from local supporters like Mikolaj. Training for the events started in January before Mikolaj was sure how or when the lockdown was going to ease, but he knew he would be doing something big to support his local Hospice. He said, “Local charities have suffered enormously over the past year and I felt the need to do something big to try and help. What the Hospice does in supporting those at the end of life and the help they give families and friends is priceless.” If you’d like to take on a less daunting challenge you can visit the hospice website at https://www. pah.org.uk/how-you-can-help/events/find-anevent/ You can also check out the latest images of Mikolaj on his travels on his Just Giving page here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MikolajZieleznik1


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compostable packaging, meaning you don’t have to feel guilty about the waste! Our stores hold many speciality foods to satisfy every foodie and dietary preference. We have a wide range of vegan friendly, gluten free and dairy free products and find the latest products to bring in store when they become available, and we even have a Deli, Butchery and Self-Serve frozen offer too. As always, we have a great stock of South African favourites, if you are missing home and are always open to requests for new products! Customers come back time and time again


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Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is always ready to provide world-class, fast-response, emergency medical care every hour of every day. Their missions have saved thousands of lives which is only possible thanks to their amazing supporters. It costs more than £15 million a year to sustain their world leading, cutting edge, innovative service, 88% of which is donated or raised by the people of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Last year alone, they were called out to help over 2,500 people in life-threatening conditions. People like Madi, from Claygate, Surrey, who was just two-and-a-half years old when she was kicked by a passing horse. Madi’s mum Jen, has shared her story to help raise awareness of KSS. “I was shocked when I first saw Madi’s facial injuries and the blood, but I knew that I had to remain calm for our baby girl. I cradled her in my arms, while we waited for help to arrive. I don’t remember at what point the air ambulance landed, but I remember feeling a huge sense of relief that Madi was in the best hands. The KSS crew spent about 20 minutes on scene assessing Madi’s injuries and deciding what immediate care

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she needed. Then they moved Madi and her daddy to the helicopter and flew them to St George’s, arriving 12 minutes later. KSS provide life-saving, specialist critical care at the roadside and have saved thousands of lives like Madi’s. They were there for me and my family at a time when we so urgently needed help, and for that we’ll be forever thankful. Sadly, Madi suffered several facial fractures and damage to her right eye. She’s had four surgeries over the past year. We’ve been advised Madi still has a long road ahead and is likely to have many surgeries until her face is fully grown. It’s now a year on since that horrific day, and I’m so pleased to say Madi is recovering really well. Her eye remains our main concern and Madi has had to get glasses recently. I want to do all I can to raise awareness and much needed funds for KSS so when the worst happens to other families, they will be there to provide their very best care”. You can read Madi’s full story and find out more about the charity and their life-saving work by visiting aakss.org.uk.


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what’s on BOOKHAM COUNTRY MARKET - Friday mornings from 10am - 11.30am

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A SUMMER OF FUN AT BOCKETTS FARM - 1st - 5th September 2021 Small Animal Encounters and Tractor Rides, Bubble disco, Craft Corner, Water Wars and Panning for Gold, Indoor and Outdoor Play, Meet and feed our friendly animals, Complete the Animal Passport Trail. Bocketts Farm, Young Street, KT22 9BS. Visit www.bockettsfarm.co.uk for more info. ASHTEAD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY - Saturday 4th September, Doors open at 1.30pm 69th Autumn Show at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. For more information visit: www. ashteadhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

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BOOKHAM FOOD FESTIVAL - Saturday 11th September, 12pm - 9pm

Bookham's first food festival. International food, licensed bar serving beers, Gin & prosecco. Family Friendly Fun & Games. Masterchef winner Live cooking demos. FREE - Bookham Barn Hall, KT23 3PQ. Register for tickets: bookhamfoodfestival.co.uk.

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this september BOOKHAMS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION AGM - Thursday 16th September, 7.30pm

At the Old Barn Hall, Church Road. After the formal business our guest speaker is Lisa Townsend, the new Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner. Lisa will be talking about the challenges faced and an opportunity for residents to ask questions. Full details: www.bookhamresidents.org.uk.

MUSIC OF THE 60S AND 70S - Friday, 24 September, 7.30 pm

The Leatherhead Community Association and your DJ Tony invite you to an evening of Music from the 60s & 70, in the wonderful Dixon Hall at the Institute at the top of Leatherhead High Street. Tickets £5 per person (tables of 6 or join with others), bring your own drinks and nibbles. Booking essential www.leatherheadca.org.uk or e-mail LCA1@leatherheadca.org.uk

ALPHA COURSE - Thursday 30th September, 7.00pm

Looking for a path through life? Join us for a simple meal, Alpha videos and friendly discusion on life’s big questions. St Nicolas, Great Bookham, All welcome. For more information please contact us on email: alpha@ stnicolasbookham.org.uk or telephone 07513 120993.

EDDIE ‘THE EAGLE’ EDWARDS - 8th October 2012 7:30pm

Eddie is Great Britain’s first Olympic Ski Jumper. He was ranked 55th in the world which qualified him as the only GB applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He competed in the 70m & 90m jump events, but came last in both events. Although he did not win an Olympic medal, he did win a place in the hearts of spectators all around the globe. Leatherhead Institute, Tickets: £5. More info: leatherheadca.org.uk

WHITE ELEPHANT STALL - Friday 29th October, 2021 from 9.30 -1.30

in aid of the B.C.A. to be held in The Harrison Room - The Barn Hall in Great Bookham. Lots of goodies with gifts, books, Christmas decorations, & the usual miscellanea. If you’d like to donate 01372 454897. Please check before attending any listed events, in case of any changes to government guidance, regarding Covid restrictions. All entries appear on a first come, first served basis. Details of the above events are correct at time of print. If there’s an event in August or September that you’d like mentioned in our what’s on pages, please contact Ros (details on p.6) before Monday 9th August.

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HOME WANTED! Oscar

At 14 years young Oscar is a great character; he has a beautiful black coat and a very handsome face. He is vocal and chatty and loves to be around people. He is very affectionate and likes to be stroked, although like many cats he’s not keen on being picked up. He is learning to be brushed and likes to sit next to his fosterer whilst she is knitting. He loves his food and does enjoy being outside so a garden is important.

If you could give Oscar his forever home, please get in touch on 0345 260 1387 or adoption@epsom.cats.org.uk

He needs to be the only cat in a home without very young children. Oscar has had a clean bill of health from the vets and is ready to find his new forever home could this be you? Epsom Ewell & District Branch http://www.epsom.cats.org.uk

In line with Cats Protection guidelines, we are only homing cats in the local areas of: KT5,6,9, KT17-23, SM7 and RH3-5 BUT may be flexible for the right home

If you cannot adopt a cat but would still like to help us please go to https://www.justgiving.com/Epsom-CatsProtection

As we have around 7,000 cats and kittens in our care at any one time, we will find you the perfect feline friend. www.cats.org.uk Reg Charity 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland)


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Club of Ashtead invites you to a free family afternoon at

Picnic in the Park

Queen Elizabeth II Recreation Ground, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead KT21 2BZ

1.00pm to 3.00pm on Saturday 11th September 2021

Music from Junction 9 Bring a Blanket and a picnic *Please arrive on foot as there is no parking*

BOOKHAM COUNTRY MARKET SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Bookham Country Market is a co-operative providing high quality goods from local suppliers. It is run by volunteers on a not-for-profit basis, providing a valuable service to Bookham and surrounding areas. Most of the suppliers, like Mary (pictured here), are individuals who supply homemade products to sell at the market. Mary makes delicious Preserves and offers a wide range of jams and marmalades. Local Honey, straight from the hives, is also available. Mary, like so many of our suppliers, do not see this as a business, but as a service to the community and they enjoy supplying their products. Our suppliers also provide ready meals, delightful cakes & cookies, high quality, home propagated plants, seasonal cut flowers, and edible garden produce, grown without pesticides or other

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chemicals. If you are looking for free range eggs, grass fed meat direct from the farm, artisan bread, or award winning cheeses straight from the dairy, look no further. Perhaps you fancy something crafty, maybe a unique gift, come and see the huge range of items made by our expert crafters. Find us in The Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Bookham, KT23 3PQ on Friday mornings from 10am to 11.30am. We are also hoping that the coffee shop will have reopened by the end of August. By shopping at this local market you are helping global warming by reducing transport miles and supporting local individuals and businesses. This is a community activity and we would welcome your support, and make you very welcome.


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Still they come… It has been widely reported that during the lockdown the scammers and fraudsters have become even more active, and they are constantly innovating new plausible ways of gaining your trust to gain access to your personal, bank or credit card details. For example we have heard of a wide variety of Vaccine related scams, where you might receive a text or email purporting to be from the UK Government, it asks you to click on a provided link then takes you to an authentic looking gov.uk website then asks for a variety of details, and your credit card details. Clicking on any link contained in an email can divert you to the scammers website where they request your personal information, which will become valuable to them over time. We do have PC and Mac software which will alert you (and block your access) if the website you are being diverted to is not legitimate. There has also been an increase in travel related scams- supposedly from someone you know who is stranded in a foreign land and needs money to get home. The following steps to avoid being scammed may be useful: While scammers’ delivery methods and messaging can quickly change, a few basic security measures can help protect you from the latest and most common scams: • Be sceptical when someone contacts you. Scammers can spoof calls and emails to make it look like they are coming from different sources, including government agencies, charities, banks and large companies. Don’t share personal information, usernames or passwords that others can use to steal your identity. • Research companies. Before you make a purchase or donation, take a few minutes to review the company. Do a web search for its name plus “scam” or “reviews” and research charities on https://www.charitynavigator. org/ and https://www.charitywatch.org/. • Be careful with your phone. If you suspect a spam call, don’t respond or press a button. The safest option is to hang up or ignore the call entirely. You can always look up the organization and initiate a call yourself if you’re worried there may actually be an issue. • Don’t refund or forward overpayments. Be careful whenever a company or person asks you to refund or forward part of a payment. Often, the original payment will be fraudulent and taken back later. • Look for suspicious payment requirements. Scammers often ask for payments via bank or wire transfer, cryptocurrency or gift cards. These payments can be harder to track and cancel than other forms of payment, which can leave you stuck without recourse. None of this is intended to scare you or make you nervous- just exercise caution, try not to rush when carrying out requested tasks. Where possible do not follow web links that are enclosed within an email, search and locate the destination websites yourself.

Local support and help when you need it We provide for the computing needs of thousands of local home and business users - just like you, we would love to discuss your needs and requirements. We specialise in talking English, but if you wish to talk “techie” we can do that too. Please feel free to get in contact.

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

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Morgan PLUS 4 CAR REVIEW BY TED MACAULEY

If ever there was a handsome, charming and delightful car the Morgan Plus 4 is it. And it gets my enthusiastic backing with all the eagerness I can muster. No kidding... The 111-year-old company, tucked away discreetly in the Malvern Hills, has linked the olde world of veteran cars on the outside, with a thoroughly excellent service of technology at its best and most serviceable beneath a profile as sportily attractive as can be. It is the epitome of British excellence! An attention seeker if ever there was one, destined to leave the green-eyed amongst us gawping and envying its owners. I am sorry if I appear to be going over the top, but I cannot disguise my admiration and enthusiasm when 1950s craftsmanship links so perfectly with 2020s engineering expertise. And the result is as fine as this. If I win the National Lottery I shall be speeding to the nearest sales office, as fast as I dare, to buy one. What would be awaiting me would be a BMW-engined, 2-litre, 4-cylinder turbo charger, capable of hitting 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds with a 255 bhp boost. Phew! And all in the open air, hood folded away, with

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the breeze straightening your curls and pinking your cheeks. The ride too, is a real treat, with double wishbone suspension smoothing out those nasty bumps. The manual six speed gearbox comes courtesy of BMW - but please, please, don’t make the mistake of imagining this little beauty has been diluted by its German makers. The car is steadfastly, traditionally, English and independent. A handmade frame of ash, swooping, sporty, and shapely, with double-wishbone suspension, all borne along on a lightweight aluminium chassis. Overall, thanks to the painstaking efforts by those deep thinking and clever geniuses at headquarters, the new Morgan plus 4 charmer, handles better than ever — and that’s saying something when its long history has been severely tested. And gawping down that louvered bonnet will lift your spirits every time you squeeze behind the wheel and wave back to all the admirers who shout their hellos. Not that you are allowed to do it in the UK, but the car swanks with a top speed of 149mph. Not cheap at £66,430...but wow, what a wee joy.


MOLE VALLEY CLIMATE HUB

Leatherhead Swan Centre - High Street September & October Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Exciting initiative in Leatherhead Town Centre: a warm, welcoming space to relax and find out more about the climate and discover simple actions that can make a difference. With refreshments, workshops and Friday evening meetings at nearby Leatherhead Institute, everyone is welcome. And it's all FREE!

Find out more via https://dorking-climate-emergency.net/

Do you care for someone who is becoming forgetful or know a carer who needs time off? DROP-IN DAY - 25TH SEPTEMBER, 10AM TO 3PM:

Come & join us for tea and cake in the conservatory adjacent to the Fairfield Centre in Leatherhead & find out how we can help. The Conservatory Club is a relaxed and friendly social club which aims to help people with memory difficulties or in the early stages of living with dementia to retain their communication and social skills. While a member is at the Club, carers have a period of respite from the demanding responsibilities of caring and this helps many to continue caring for their loved one at home for longer than might otherwise have been possible. Members pay £23 per day, and this includes the cost of lunch and incidentals. We understand that this may prove difficult for some people and our Club Treasurer is available to discuss and advise on alternative arrangements.

Contact us on 07913 707 704 or through our website

www.midsurreydementiacare.co.uk Glynis Peterkin, Chairman of Trustees Charity No: 1051814

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Recycling helps to save some of the materials that are thrown away. However, manufacturing products and transporting them to where they are sold uses a significant amount of energy, as does collecting them from residents and recycling them into new products. If we reduce the amount of waste we produce to start with, we can make a significant positive environmental impact. Plastic Free Bookham is delighted to announce the new Recycling Guide and search tool it has developed in conjunction with Les Huett of BRA. Details can be found at https://www. bookhamresidents.org.uk/terracycle-drop-offs-near-bookham where you’ll also find a link to a document detailing how you can adopt a reduce, reuse, recycle order of thinking! If you do end up needing to recycle items, the search tool will help you find out where you can recycle lots of items. • MVDC wheelie bin and household collections, at the Lower Shott recycling area and other so-called ‘bring sites’, and at the Community Recycling Centre in Randalls Road, Leatherhead. • Many of our local supermarkets, including the Bookham Co-op, have now started recycling soft plastics i.e. packaging and bags from many products (but not the rigid plastic bottles, pots and trays which go in your green wheelie) • Alternatively a company called Terracycle recycle the ‘non-recyclable’ (mainly plastics which don’t go in the green bin) and the search tool allows you to find what is being collected in Bookham and nearby areas to benefit charities. There’s even a form on the page to allow you to ask about other items or you can email pfcbookham@gmail.com. Diane Poole

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My name is Lance, I am 9 years old, and I have Down's syndrome. I want to tell you about my most favourite thing ever, horse riding!   Mummy took me to our local Riding for the Disabled centre when I was three years old, after my physiotherapist mentioned to her that it would be good for my core strength.  Everyone thought it would take me a while to get used to the ponies but we made friends as soon as I met them.  I was smitten!  Thursday was my favourite day of the week because me and my best friend Ella got to take a field trip from school and go riding. I am very sad at the moment, I haven’t been allowed to ride since the beginning of last year, and Mummy can’t tell me when I can go back. The pandemic meant the RDA had to close, because the volunteers need to help riders like me, get on and off the ponies, and walk alongside us in case we wobble a bit.   Mummy says the RDA lost their home, this made me even sadder, and that is why I have written this letter.   Horsley, Bookham and Leatherhead RDA need your help.  They have raised funds to start building a new, fully accessible riding centre at Badgers Farm in Effingham, but they need a bit more money to add the roof, so Ella, myself and all the other riders can start to ride again.  I really miss seeing the ponies, and getting to ride, if you are able to support the charity by making a donation to their ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign please visit:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/raise-the-roof-for-hblrda lots of love

Lance (and Ella too!)   

Horsley Bookham and Leatherhead riding for the disabled is a 100% volunteer led and funded local charity. Our new centre will allow us to more than double our rider numbers, allowing more children with disabilities, the opportunity to build muscle tone, co-ordination, balance as well as social skills, delivering a feeling of independence, a sense of achievement and greater self- confidence. RDA believes it’s what you can do that counts, please help us Raise the Roof to get Lance, Ella and other local children who have disabilities back in the saddle after what has been an incredibly tough year.  

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Mike Bessent

Crime Reduction Advisor & Designing Out Crime Officer NEIL CLARKE, 13362 CRIME REDUCTION ADVISOR EASTERN DIVISION

This month, I was trying to think of what to write about in terms of crime prevention and then decided to share with you some news about a colleague who many residents of Mole Valley will remember very well. My colleague, Mike Bessent, sadly died on the 11th June from a brain tumour which was only diagnosed last December. Mike underwent extensive treatments to try to halt the progress of the cancer but, tragically, this was not successful and he died peacefully at home with his wife and family by his side. My reason for mentioning Mike is that, for many years, he was the Crime Reduction Advisor for Mole Valley and was my predecessor in the role that I currently hold. I had known Mike for several years before moving into the field of crime prevention myself and, in many ways, he was my mentor, support, guide and valued friend. Mike was a long-serving police officer who recognised the vital importance of crime prevention as part of an officer’s role. He trained in his specialist field and developed his knowledge and experience through the years to offer his expert advice to so many people. Like me, he visited victims of burglary, advised residents about home and property security, carried out security reviews of locations and business premises and advised on planning applications in terms of trying to “design out” the opportunity for crime. Mike had a natural ability to come up with practical and imaginative solutions to problems and was an enthusiastic champion of neighbourhood policing

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and problem solving involving the actual community in the decision making process. In recent years, Mike had moved over to Elmbridge to carry out this role over there but we were in very regular contact with each other, often several times a week, and his advice was always so helpful. I just felt that there are some people in the community who would want to know this news. Mike will be very sorely missed by all his colleagues but also by the wider community he served loyally for so many years. Here are a just a few of the crime reduction tips that Mike taught me: 1. Use timers to bring on lights in a staggered pattern to give the impression that your home is occupied and people are moving about. 2. Remove obvious climbing aids, such as wheelie bins, which could help a burglar to climb to the back of your house - the most popular point of entry for a burglar. 3. Never leave window and door keys in locks, as they are very attractive as a method of entry to a would-be burglar. 4. Consider using some dusk-till-dawn lighting outside your home to remove areas of shadow and to enhance the impression of occupancy. 5. If you have an intruder alarm, please use it and, if not, consider getting one as they are known to be a very strong deterrent against burglary. All common sense and very practical ideas that I have used when giving advice over the years. Thanks, Mike!!


BADMINTON

PLAYERS WANTED

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Therfield School Dilston Road Leatherhead KT22 7NZ

e: hello@feathers-badminton.co.uk t: 07976-711122

NEW MEMBERS WHO ENJOY A BIT OF A RUN AROUND Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm - 10.00pm We play to win... but don't take it too seriously.

Our age range is 20-60+. We welcome male and female players Further info can be found on www.feathers-badminton.co.uk

CURRENT SUNDAY ACTIVITIES:

10.00am Holy Communion service in church.

Places need to be reserved in advance via our website www.stnicolasbookham.org.uk Online service is also available for streaming from our website

Further details available from St Nicolas Parish Office:

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Eastwick Med’, Eastwick Pk Ave.........01372 452081 Bookham Scouting Centre...................01372 454383 Fairfield Medical Centre, Lower Rd..... 01372 455 450 EastwickRd Church (URC) .... 01372 453473/453704 King George V Hall, Browns Lane ........ 01372 451925 CHEMISTS Little Bookham Village Hall...................01372 453802 Boots the Chemist, 5 High Street..........01372 452067 Old Barn Hall, Church Road..................01372 456307 Grove Pharmacy, Lower Shott............. 01372 453293 SPACE,DorkingRd...info@southbookhamspace.org.uk St. Lawrence Church Hall......................07758 223879 CHURCHES .............................. stlchurchhallbookings@gmail.com All Saints’ C of E Church...........................01372 458314 The Bowlder Room, Manor House .... 01372 456752 Bookham Baptist Church.......................01372 811313 YouthCentre(oppAnchor)LowerRd...01372453803 Eastwick Road Church (URC) ...............01372 453704 Effingham Methodist Church...............01372 457987 HOSPITALS Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church ...01372 458263 Ashtead Hospital........................................ 01372 221647 Quaker Meeting...........................................01372 454363 Epsom Hospital A & E...............................01372 735735 Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit ... 01372 458263 Leatherhead Hospital............................0208 296 2000 St Nicolas’ Church......................................01372 450709 Non-emergency NHS Help...........................................111 St Helier & Queen Mary’s Hospital..0208 296 2000

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Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre .01372 811313 Bookham Library...................................... 0300 200 1001 Bookham Residents’ Association .... 0300 030 9890 Citizens’ Advice Bureau .................... 0844 4 11 1444 Help your Neighbour Scheme...............07986 177234 Leatherhead Leisure Centre...............01372 377674 Mole Valley District Council..................01306 885001 Police (non-urgent matters)....................................... 101 Surrey County Council.......................... 08456 009009

DENTISTS AJ Hedger, 26 Church Road...................01372 457959 AstekDentalCare,19CannonGrove.....01372 377678 Cobham Dental......................................... 01932 866966 England House Dental, 30 High St ......01372 459393 GtB’hmDentalPrac,1TheGarstons.....01372 454355 Orchard Dental, 135 Cobham Rd,....... 01372 363670

SCHOOLS Dawnay School............................................01372 456774 Eastwick County Infants School.........01372 453672 Eastwick Junior School............................01372 453277 Glenesk School...........................................01483 282329 Howard of Effingham School...............01372 453694 Manor House School................................01372 457077 Polesden Lacey Infants School...........01372 456533 St Lawrence’s Primary School...............01372 452870 St Teresa’s Junior........................................01372 453456 St Teresa’s Senior.........................................01372 452037

VETERINARY SURGEONS Brelades...........................................................01372 452531 Pet Doctors, Fetcham.............................. 01372 379636

TRAVEL Train information...................................... 0845 748 4950

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