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LookLocal March 2017

Cobham

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FromEDITOR the Welcome to Look Local in March! British Summer Time is just around the corner, which means the clocks are on the verge of springing forward. We can expect longer, brighter evenings and hopefully we can save some money on the heating bills, as well as see a whole variety of spring bulbs peeping through the soil. However, in exchange for less darkness, we are handed one less hour in bed on a Saturday night. British Summer Time starts on Sunday March 26 2017 at 1.00am. It also coincides with Mothers’ Day, so a longer day to spoil your mum too!

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FAREWELL TO VICAR JENKINS ASK BRUCE Read Bruce’s column to see if puppy pads are a good idea. WHAT’S ON See what’s on in and around Cobham in March SAM BEARE FASHION SHOW GARDENING MATTERS COMPUTER TIPS CROSSWORD PUZZLE WHAT’S COOKING? MUSIC MATTERS SKODA CAR REVIEW SUDOKU & WHAT WORD ELMBRIDGE VOLUNTEERS CHURCH SERVICES COBHAM BOOKSHOP REVIEW POEM OF THE MONTH PUZZLE SOLUTIONS ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

In this first of our spring issues, we have lots of interesting local information for you to enjoy. A charity Tai Chi workshop, a lovely village market and a stunning new hair salon to visit too ! I hope you have a great month, until next time…. Warmest regards,

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Over the last 6 months, new owner of Baloolah Hair Station Corinne Sterry has begun an exciting schedule of renovations. Helping to smarten up the parade of shops in Stoke D’Abernon, the salon’s name not only references the proximity to Cobham train station, but is also something quite different, offering good value for money and the latest techniques. The fantastic team of stylists is servicing regular clients just as before, but there is now the addition of Senior Stylist Xana (pronounced Shana!) who previously worked at Coconut, Cobham. Xana, a colour specialist, brings new services to the salon, such as balayage, blow-dries and up-dos. A new 72Hair Brazilian keratin smoothing treatment is also now available and the results are astounding! Are you a blow dry addict? If so, then check out Baloolah’s blow-dry bundles.

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St Andrew’s Church, Cobham

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On Sunday, St Andrew’s Church in Cobham said its final farewell to Canon Robert Jenkins after 13 years of devoted service as Rector of the joint Benefice of Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon, which incorporates both St Andrew’s and St Mary’s. A reception was held at St Mary’s church hall on Saturday 28th January to give Robert a chance to say goodbye to all the many groups that he has worked with over his time as Rector. These included St Andrew’s Primary School, as well as numerous local community organisations. On Sunday 29th, Robert celebrated and preached at St Andrew’s two services, where many of his faithful congregation gathered. After the services, there was a reception in Church Gate House and presentation of

gifts, which included an engraved wine decanter and a fountain pen. Later, Robert went to preach at Choral Evensong at St Mary’s, after which a farewell reception was held and a presentation was made to recognise his contribution to the life of St Mary’s. We all wish Robert a wonderful retirement and thank him so much for all the hard work he has done over the years to grow our churches. Robert has encouraged and supported members of our church to enter the ministry, become lay readers, pastoral assistants and many other roles, including our new Children and Youth Minister, for which we are so grateful. His legacy will ensure that St Andrew’s and St Mary’s continue to grow and thrive.

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Reader Lucy Miles is collecting her new puppy soon and asks: are puppy pads a good idea for house training puppies? In short, yes, they are a useful training tool, but they shouldn’t be used too much or for too long. Puppy pads are specially scented pads designed to encourage dogs to relieve themselves on the pad rather than the floor, and being highly absorbent, they keep mess and odours to a minimum. Good news in the first days of a puppy’s life in its new home! However, while it’s important to teach your puppy to use the pad in the house, it’s more important and natural that it learns to go to the loo outside. This should always be your long-term aim. Start by using the pads in the house but near the door, and reward your puppy when it uses it. Once it understands what’s required, as soon as you see it heading for the pad or circling to go to the toilet the next time, take the pup outside immediately. Once it’s done its business outside, praise and reward hugely. Make it seem like this is the best thing ever and the message will soon get through! Continue the process until your puppy is heading for the door with no need for the pad. Remember to stay vigilant for the signs so that no opportunity is missed and accidents don’t occur. Within weeks, you should have a fully house-trained puppy and no need for puppy pads. Like nappies, their job is now done and it’s time to move on. Bruce Casalis is director & founder of Bruce’s Doggy Day Care, a multi-award winning business in Cobham.

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What’s On

Around Cobham

Local events in and around the Cobham area during the months of March and April 2017

Art Exhibition

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TUESDAY 21ST - 26TH MARCH

9.30AM - 5.30PM

Denbies Wine Estate is kindly hosting an exhibition of highquality artworks by artists with learning or physical disabilities attending sessions at The Grange in Bookham. Beautiful drawings, paintings and prints, plus hand-crafted items made in our Creative Arts & Textiles studio, will be on display, many for sale. Artists will be on hand for you to chat to. Why not combine with a visit to Denbies coffee shop?

The Gruffalo

A D V E N T U R E OPENS 18TH MARCH 2017 Come face to face with the Gruffalo at Chessington in 2017. There are loads of exciting new experiences to be had, as one of the UK’s best-loved children’s characters arrives at the Resort, including the world’s first Gruffalo ride! Venture into the deep dark wood for a short break to remember at the Chessington Safari Hotel in one of our new fully-themed Gruffalo bedrooms! Day Tickets from £28.00pp

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Mothers’ DAY PAINSHILL PARK

Treat your mum to something special on Mothers’ Day with a day out at Painshill. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the landscape & finish at Mr Hamilton’s Tea Room, where you can enjoy cream tea & Painshill Sparkling Wine*

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Star Gazing A unique opportunity to join Walton Astro Group in the beautiful setting of Painshill to observe the Great Orion Nebula and Double Cluster. A truly magical experience, completed by an astronomy talk. Includes light refreshments. £20 adults, £15 children (8yrs+) Advance booking required. Call 01932 868113 to book.

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Don’t miss your chance to buy your sought-after ticket to the highly popular sixth annual Ladies’ Lunch and Fashion Show in aid of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices at Cobham’s Hilton Hotel on Monday 13 March. The lunchtime event showcases male and female models – ranging from 16 to 80 years old and sizes 8 to 22 styled in outfits taken from the high street and the charity’s retail shops. Models weave in among the tables to display the clothes after lunch is enjoyed. Guests can guess where each outfit originates from, and the New Victoria Theatre in Woking has kindly donated a pair of tickets as a prize to whoever guesses the highest number of outfits correctly. In six years, no-one has yet guessed every outfit correctly, so the (very fashionable) gauntlet is laid down! Co-organiser Pam Ling said: ‘Guests have an opportunity to buy the items featured on the models after the show, and we have lots of entertainment, including a wonderful performance from members of Rock Choir. We’d like to thank John Lewis in Kingston, Swoon Bridal, the Hilton Hotel and the New Victoria Theatre for their support, and also Barclays Bank for match-funding again. We’ll also have Clarins with us to offer beauty advice.

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We’re looking forward to welcoming all our guests to a fabulous event, including our raffle of ladies’ luxuries, kindly donated by many local retailers, with a top prize worth £500 of a round of golf for four people at Burhill Golf Club.’ Pam and her friend Margaret Watford set up the event after two of Pam’s friends and Margaret’s husband passed away in the care of Sam Beare Hospice. They wanted to fundraise by doing something a little different and the lunch and fashion show event was created. Last year, the event raised £7,500 towards the charity’s work of providing palliative care to more than 1,400 people each year in both the hospice setting and in the community, and providing on-going support to relatives. Funds raised will also support the charity’s new 20-bedroom state-of-the-art hospice in Goldworth Park, Woking, due to open in the spring. To purchase your ticket, please call Pam on 01932 243 521 or Margaret on 01932 228 525. Tickets are £32 per person and include your meal, a glass of wine or a soft drink, plus a wonderful fashion show and entertainment. The event runs from 12noon to 3pm. To find out more about this and other fundraising events, visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk.


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Gardening Season Well, here’s March already and it’s officially now The Gardening Season. Pruning tasks predominate, hooray, so arm yourself with a sharp pair of secateurs. There are 4 good reasons to prune: firstly, to create an open centre so that air can circulate; secondly, to remove unnecessary parts so that growth is stimulated; next, to control the quantity of fruit/flower; and finally, to remove dead/diseased/damaged material.

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f in doubt, the golden rule is prune immediately after flowering. Cut back to an outward facing leaf bud (or potential bud swelling) to avoid branches crossing in the centre. Make it a clean cut with no jagged edges as close as possible to the bud without nicking it with the secateurs. Slant the cut downwards so that moisture drains away from it. To thin a shrub, take out 1 in 3 of the branches altogether. If you cut the side branches, you’ll encourage it to grow taller, and cutting the tops off branches will make it bushier. So, plants to prune now include roses, winter-flowering clematis, viburnum, daphne, skimmia, some irises, heathers and hellebores, and gooseberry and currant bushes. Winter jasmine can be tidied too. Personally, I hate yellow, so as far as I’m concerned, you can butcher it, but I know many people

like the splash of colour it provides in bleak old winter. Prune fuchsias to where new shoots are evident at ground level and tidy up bush fuchsias. Pinch out straggly shoots of pinks and shear the tops if they’re too woody/leggy. Cut back deciduous shrubs such as lavatera and buddleia to a growth point 6-9 inches from the ground, and cornus to 3 inches. This seemingly harsh pruning maintains shape, vigour and health, and with cornus, the colour. Some shrubs become so overgrown, old and downright ugly that they too need a hard prune to 6 inches. You’ll miss out on 1 or 2 years’ flowering but may save a shrub otherwise doomed for the bonfire. Beech, laurel, privet and rhododendron all respond well to hard pruning, but afterwards, the plant will be in shock, so hoe in Growmore or pelleted poultry manure and

water well. Feed rhododendrons with ericaceous feed. Avoid cutting plants such as lavender/santolina/rosemary right down into the brown woody part because they’ll die. Cut down by all means, but to a green growth point. OK, pruning lecture over. Other tasks for March? Well, you could prepare seed beds, feeding with Growmore whilst doing so. Plant summer flowering bulbs, such as nerines, agapanthus and freesias, making sure you plant them shallow. In contrast, gladioli need to be planted 2½ times as deep as the bulb is tall. Gladdies dislike damp (we’re so alike), so add compost and 1 inch of grit/sharp sand for drainage and sit the bulb on top. Finally, plant out onion sets. By now, your spring bulbs should be exploding into colour, so sit back and delight in the fruits of your hard autumn graft – and pat yourself on the back.

Cecelia John 01372 200 000 or ros@looklocalmagazine.co.uk


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Tecres - Computer Tips

Goodbye, Vista . . This guide about backing up our computers was written by Les Beer from Tecres in Leatherhead, which has been providing computer solutions since 1989.

If you have a Windows Vista machine, 11 April 2017 will have significance to you, as from this date onwards, your Vista installation will be unsupported. But what does this really mean? Your PC will continue to work, but you will not receive any updates from Microsoft. Superficially, you may think this doesn’t present a problem, but this is a naive way to think if you use the internet. The probability is you use your machine for online banking, shopping and/or social media such as Facebook. As they see your machine as not up-to-date and unsecured, you represent a breech to their security and they will stop you accessing their services. Many browsers such as Internet Explorer & Google Chrome have stopped supporting Vista. There are non-mainstream browsers that will work, but all you are doing is delaying the inevitable of having to replace the machine. We can copy all your data and settings from your machine to a new one and offer advice as to what you need to be looking for in a new machine.

Fake warnings‌. Rather than the usual Microsoft scam where someone phones you up and claims to be from Microsoft, you get a pop on your screen usually when on the internet, claiming to be from them. We have seen a variety of different text options, sometimes claiming they have found a problem with your machine, stating you have a virus infestation that is now affecting others, or anonymous and suspicious activity is coming from your machine. They proceed to provide you with a phone number, saying it is for Microsoft and asking you to call them as soon as possible so that they can fix the problem for you. If you get this pop-up on your screen, we highly advise that you DO NOT call this company: it is not Microsoft attempting to contact you about a fault. This is a scam. We have experienced this problem on both PCs and Macs. The probability is that you do have some malware on your machine and it could be doing all sorts of harm, so it does need to be sorted out. For further information, please contact us.

For further information, please call 01372-370300 or email sales@tecres.co.uk www.tecres.co.uk


~Surrey’s favourite computer store~ 14 North Street, Leatherhead tel: 01372 - 370300 Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 5.30pm

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01372-370300 | www.tecres.co.uk | sales@tecres.co.uk Retail store open Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm

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The Big FREE Spring Concert Friday 24th March 2017 Come and hear local choir sing a host of popular songs in 4-part harmony. Including:

A Nightingale Sang, Under the Boardwalk, King of the Road as well as songs by Elvis, Madness, Jessie J and many more! The concert is FREE with a retiring collection to CAPuk.org, a charity that helps those struggling to cope due to debt.

Doors open: 7.30pm

Start time 8pm and will last around an hour.

Venue: Christ Church UR, (Leatherhead),

Epsom Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8ST More details info@hazelhannam.co.uk or telephone 01372 278016


Bonnie Dogs Established in 2003

Professional dog grooming and quality accessories for your canine friend

Dog grooming for all breeds:

• brush & bath • clipping • de-shedding • hand stripping • nail cutting

DO-IT-YOURSELF DOG WASH

Friendly, personal service, no holding cages or drying cages – you can stay with your dog & have a cuppa! Do-it-yourself dog bath, come and use our professional equipment (bath, dryer etc) – great for dogs that don’t need professional grooming, or as a spruce up between appointments.

We sell a wide range of dog products and accessories, including: • collars • leads • toys • beds • clothing • food & much more. Exclusive to Bonnie Dogs is our ‘Design Your Own’ service, where you can add your own images, text & colours to dog clothing, towels, bowls & more.

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March Puzzles

The Crossword Puzzle

Clue: 12 Across

Clue: 24 Across

Clue: 1 Down

Across

1. Tune (6) 4. Shriek (6) 9. Elaborate ceremony (7) 10. Youngster (5) 11. Plaudit (5) 12. Dried grapes (7) 13. Comfort (6) 15. Slapstick (6) 18. Lamp (7) 20. Legally acceptable (5) 23. Happening (5) 24. Coach (7) 25. Tallies (6) 26. Tiers (6)

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1. Tree (5) 2. Licit (5) 3. Extreme (7) 5. Desert plants (5) 6. Building (7) 7. Freedom from vanity or conceit (7) 8. Rear part of a ship (5) 13. Prominent (7) 14. Soft or indulgent (7) 16. Avert (7) 17. Combine (5) 19. Laud (5) 21. Spear (5) 22. Sews (5)

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Clue: 5 Down

Solutions page 57


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Michelle C Davis BSc(Hons), MChS Chiropodist/Podiatrist Appointments available at Cobham Day Centre Oakdene Road, KT11 2LY To arrange an appointment please call

07957 166173 / 01932 355261 (Home visits can also be arranged)

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Cleanability Domestic & Commercial Cleaning Service

• Friendly and reliable

• Staff fully insured

• Ironing service also available • References available on request

Call Sherry on

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We can solve all your plumbing and heating problems from bathroom installations to dripping taps. All work is fully guaranteed, no job is too small. We are fully insured and Gas Safe registered. Call Roger Northage on 01932 576341

See www.falconplumbing.co.uk mail@falconplumbing.co.uk

8 Hollyhedge Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3DG 01932 865 888 | reception@hollyhedgedental.co.uk

www.hollyhedgedental.co.uk

Professional, family friendly dentist located in the very heart of Cobham. • Routine check-ups

• Dental Implants

• Children’s Dentistry

• Invisalign

• Hygiene visits

• Cosmetic Dentistry

• Fillings

• Teeth Whitening

• Root Canal Treatment

• Veneers

• Crowns

• Treatment of Nervous Patients

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examinations for children under 16yrs

(Parent/Guardian of child must be registered with us)

So if that’s what you want for yourself and your family, we’ll give you something to smile about.

Easily accessible from the A3 and M25, with ample parking in the public car park on Hollyhedge Road.

Saturday appointments available • For an appointment call 01932 865 888 or email

reception@hollyhedgedental.co.uk

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WILLOW LANDSCAPES Est. 1981

We offer a full professional garden service Portfolio available - fully insured Design & construction

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Patios & pathways Driveways & brickwork Fencing & trellis All tree work & hedge cutting Patio & driveway pressure washing Planting out schemes & pruning Turfing & rotovating Clearance & maintenance

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Cheesy Floret

& PASTA BAKE

INGREDIENTS 150g essential Waitrose Elicoidali or Penne 300g pack Waitrose Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets 77g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Diced Beechwood Smoked Pancetta 4 salad onions, thinly sliced 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced 300ml semi-skimmed milk 25g Waitrose Easy Thickening Sauce Flour 1 tsp wholegrain mustard 75g Waitrose Swiss Le Gruyère Réserve AOP, coarsely grated

METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC, Gas Mark 7. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water according to the packet instructions, adding the cauliflower and broccoli for the last 4 minutes of cooking time. 2. Meanwhile, place the pancetta, salad onions and red chilli in a small non-stick frying pan and cook for 5 minutes until crisp. Set aside. 3. In a pan, bring the milk and flour to the boil, stirring until thickened. Simmer for 2 minutes, then stir in the mustard and most of the cheese. 4. Drain the pasta and florets and return to the pan. Stir in the pancetta mixture and cheese sauce and transfer to a small ovenproof dish. Scatter over the remaining cheese and bake for 15 minutes until bubbling and golden brown.

Serves: 2 Preparation time:10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Recipe reproduced by kind permission of Waitrose. Over 5,000 recipes can be found at www.waitrose.com/recipes


P U L L E N PLUMBING SERVICES • General plumbing maintenance

• £10million public liability insurance

• Showers and baths resealed

• Patio/driveway pressure washing

• Toilets repaired

• Gutters cleared and repaired

• Drains, sinks, toilets unblocked

• Roof moss removed

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music

MATTERS

Kitchen

Transformations & design

Words by David Kid Jensen

my current on-air adventures Kitchen design | Replacement doors Replacement worktops | Professional build For those listeners who’ve been curious about my current on-air adventures, I’m now plying my trade with a fresh new radio station called My Music Radio, which is part of the Eagle family of radio stations. My pal Pat Sharp and I began our individual weekend shows when My Music Radio first went into action in November last year. The radio station specialises in the 70s (and more) and has already become one of the brightest and most energetic shows on the radio. I feel like a born-again broadcaster, with a smart bunch of radio lovers and ‘desk jockeys’ supporting our endeavours. If you haven’t yet discovered our terrific My Music Radio Live Hour, join us each weekday evening at 8, when we play 60 minutes of classic live performances from a different artist or band, such as Queen, David Bowie, Abba, Diana Ross and many more. Don’t miss it. Other specialist shows include the My Music Radio Saturday Night Party and our Jazz, Big Band and Swing show. If you miss any of our programmes or just simply want to listen again, you can do so by visiting the On Demand section of our free mobile app or by visiting mymusicradio.co.uk You’ll find me and my new show on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10, and Pat takes over from me on both days from 2pm. I look forward to your company soon.

transforming your kitchen t 01932 344 711 m 07753 504 364 e info@kitchentrans.co.uk

www.kitchentrans.co.uk

N.J. Ricks Interior and Exterior

Painting & Decorating Working locally since 1986 References available

01 372 843220 07889 844459

ricks@pineknott.fsnet.co.uk

15, Littleheath Lane, Cobham, KT11 2QG


Weekly Village Market

Hersham Village Market The market is held every Friday at Hersham Village Hall, next to the day centre, off Queens Road, Hersham KT12 5LT, from 10.30 - 12 noon.

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any people do not know that Hersham has its own weekly market which has evolved over the last thirty years, initially under the umbrella of the Women’s Institute Market. A few years ago, due to Charity Commissioners’ rules, we were forced to split from the W.I. and the organisation became known as Country Markets Limited – we were ‘Elmbridge Country Market’. In 2008, we agreed to become independent, and, as we wished to promote the name of ‘Hersham’, we decided to trade under the name of

HERSHAM VILLAGE MARKET The market is held every Friday at Hersham Village Hall, next to the day centre, off Queens Road, Hersham

KT12 5LT. We open to the public from 10.30 to 12 noon, and we have a vast array of goods on sale, ranging from home baking – cakes and savouries, preserves – jams, marmalades, honey, chutneys etc, flowers, plants and vegetables (when in season), quality crafts and gifts, handmade greetings cards. Our market is run on a cooperative basis.

FREE ADMISSION Coffee lounge

Refreshments

Free parking

Please do come along and visit us. You will be made very welcome. If you think you would like to be a producer for the market, please do speak to the market manager, Mrs. Margaret Denman (We do not accept goods made by a third party)

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March Car Review

Skoda Kodiaq

Ted Macauley test drives the Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI, and lets us know what it has to offer....

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et me start at what is usually off-puttingly the postscript in the last line or thereabouts in a new car review : £28,245. That is far from what you would expect to fork out for a big shot, four-wheel drive humdinger of a bargain buy. But yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is the asking price for the Skoda Kodiaq, the company’s first seven-seater, a long-awaited and welcome challenger to the pricier rivals in the fast-accelerating SUV market. The Skoda, once a make to be avoided at all costs, a cheapskate, sniggeredat brand you would be reluctant to admit you owned, has, under Volkswagen’s take-over steerage, zoomed in as a desirable front runner and has underpinned its reputation and rescued the Skoda name even further with the Kodiaq. So much so that it clinched a Car of the Year accolade as the Best Large

SUV in What Car? And to my mind, utterly and thoroughly deservedly. The Kodiaq – named after the largest known big bear – was also blessed with the award of ‘Best Family Car in the World’ in Top Gear magazine, and I would bet the honours won’t stop there. I am told the design aces and engineering geniuses took notice of customer needs and desires, got their heads together and brainwaved the newcomer as the already-in-place Yeti’s bigger, sturdier, posher, big brother. And now the worries must be piling up on the opposition 4x4 likes of Kia, Mazda, Ford and Land Rover, with their costlier products that do not really out-equip or out-perform this worthy Skoda frontrunner. All the required and desired information goodies, dials and buttons are neatly and handily stacked in unfussy style, and it is a comfort-zone on the move, with an off-road agility, excellent adaptive suspension system and capability that

cope without discomforting its seven occupants in its classy cabin. This is a real range-topper, and the cheaper Kodiaqs make even more sense as a treat to your bank balance. Okay, I know that the third row of seats may not be as accommodating as some of the rivals, but they are still plenty adequate for the teens or toddlers joining Mum, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma for seaside outings. The ongoing advance of the Skoda brand under VW’s expertise is a complete reversal of its historic nothank-you reputation, and last year, more than 1.13million of its cars were eagerly bought in 102 countries. When the Kodiaq word gets around off the back of its excellence, I guarantee that those numbers will take an upturn, leaving the company’s money men as chuffed as the customers who will be revelling in their value-for-money transport. Specification: my choice: 2.0 TDI 150 4x4. MPG 52.3. Top speed 130mph 0-60 in 9 secs. Price £28.245.


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Elmbridge Borough Council COMMUNITY SAFETY SURVEY 2017 - HAVE YOUR SAY Residents, businesses and community groups in Elmbridge are being asked their opinions on community safety in 2017 to influence the priorities in the Partnership Action Plan for the coming year. The Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership has published a new survey to obtain the views of residents and businesses on the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as the actual level of crime being experienced. This is not a statutory survey, but it will support the development of the action plan for the Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership in the coming year (2017/18). Councillor Mary Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Community

Development at Elmbridge Borough Council, says, ‘The Borough of Elmbridge is a safe place to live, work and visit. We would like to hear your views on community safety matters, as we are always looking to ensure residents feel safe and secure, as well as make improvements. The results of this survey will inform and influence the work that the Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership will undertake in 2017/2018, so please make your views count by returning our survey.’ This survey will run from 7 February to 6 March 2017. A summary of the results will be put on the Elmbridge Borough Council website in April 2017, along with our updated Partnership Action Plan.

Sudoku puzzle

Please tell us your views by completing this short online questionnaire, which can be found at: https://www.snapsurveys .com/wh/s.asp?k=148490 738361 Further information: 01372 474 399 communitysafety@elmbridge. gov.uk

What Word..

Can you guess what ONE word we are describing? It is just ONE word and this can get a little tricky but fun.

Each row, column and 3x3 box must contain the numbers 1 to 9 just once. This can be done by applying logic - you don’t have to guess!

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1. Metal jar, 4th letter 2. Honey maker, chain ___ fence 3. Woman opposite, complete 4. #2 leg cousin 5. Stupid discovered 6. Display the animal hair 7. No money, serving platter 8. Not the front flame 9. Golf ball holder, urine 10. Sketch the vertebrae

See how many you can solve. solutions page 57


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Use your admin skills

Support a charity that helps improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. Your role will involve processing member applications, managing day-to-day communications and more.

Drivers needed

Careful and considerate drivers are required to help people who find it difficult to get to medical and hospital appointments. Must be a car owner or have access to a car. Flexible commitment.

HR experience required

A small, independent sheltered housing charity is looking for someone with HR experience to recruit staff and share responsibility for managing our sheltered housing.

Help in a local kitchen

Your local community centre is looking for committed cooks to help prepare delicious meals. This is an ideal role for someone who is looking to gain experience in catering.

Support people after discharge from hospital

Caring and supportive people are needed to help with shopping, picking up prescriptions and attending hospital appointments etc.

INTERESTED IN ANY OF THOSE ROLES? For more info on these roles & many other volunteering opportunities, please contact Voluntary Action Elmbridge,

Please call : 0 1 3 7 2 4 6 3 5 87 Visit : www.vae.org.uk Or email : contact@vae.org.uk Esher Civic Centre: Monday & Weds 10:00 - 13:00 Walton Library: Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00 Walton Quintet: Tues, Thurs & Friday 10:00 - 13:00

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Flying High: treetop learning at

ACS Cobham International School opens new treehouse for Lower School students

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his week, ACS Cobham delighted students and staff by unveiling a newly built trio of treehouses in the Lower School playground. Designed and built by Highlife Tree House company, the new addition to the school has been developed to promote imaginative outdoor learning and play. The three structures, connected by rope bridges, are all different in their functions and character. While the first treehouse provides a unique outdoor classroom space, the second and third are imaginative, playful structures in the form of a fairy house and a castle, complete with slides and cargo nets. ‘We know that children need to be encouraged and nurtured

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to engage with nature in meaningful ways and the addition of these treehouses will foster creative and cooperative student play, allow some risk-taking, and provide teachers with a unique outdoor classroom space,’ said Lacy Chapman, Lower School Principal at ACS Cobham. The treehouse design was based on a consultation with teachers and students, and a review of research about creative play. The houses were unveiled this week at an opening ceremony, attended by the Lower School students and staff. Lacy added: ‘We are really excited to be able to add this amazing and much-anticipated feature to our playground!’ Find out about ACS Cobham at www.acs-schools.com


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Morning Prayer Baby Talk 14+ Youth Club Ash Wednesday Service

FRI 3RD MAR

10.30am Holy Communion 10.30am Women’s World Day of Prayer (at Sacred Heart Church)

SUN 5TH MAR

1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Family Service - Be Still 6.00pm SAY it’s Sunday

TUES 7TH MAR

9.00am Morning Prayer

WEDS 8TH MAR

9.00am Morning Prayer 10.30am Baby Talk 7.00pm 14+ Youth Group

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2.30pm T4U - Afternoon Tea

FRI 10TH MAR

10.30am Holy Communion 12noon Luncheon Club

SUN 12TH MAR 8.00am 10.00am 12.15pm 6.00pm

2ND SUNDAY OF LENT

Holy Communion Parish Communion Holy Baptism SAY it’s Sunday

TUES 14TH MAR

9.00am Morning Prayer

WEDS 15TH MAR

9.00am Morning Prayer 10.30am Baby Talk 7.00pm 14+ Youth Group

FRI 17TH MAR

10.30am Holy Communion

7.00pm Art Exhibition Reception

SAT 18 MAR

FRI 24TH MAR

All Day Art Exhibition

SUN 19TH MAR 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

2.00pm Mother’s Union 3.45pm Messy Church (URC) 10.30am Holy Communion

8.00pm Holy Communion 10.00am Parish Communion with Baptisms 6.00pm SAY it’s Sunday

MON 20TH MAR

7.00pm Spiritual Cinema

TUES 21ST MAR

9.00am Morning Prayer

SUN 26TH MAR MOTHERING SUNDAY

8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Family Service 6.00pm SAY it’s Sunday

TUES 28TH MAR

9.00pm Morning Prayer

WEDS 30TH MAR

WEDS 22ND MAR

9.00am 10.30am 7.00pm 8.00pm

THURS 23RD MAR

10.30am Holy Communion

9.00am Morning Prayer 10.30am Baby Talk 7.00pm 14+ Youth Group

Morning Prayer Baby Talk 14+ Youth Group Ash Wednesday Service

FRI 31ST MAR

SET IN A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN BY THE RIVER MOLE, IS AVAILABLE TO HIRE CHURCH GATE HOUSE, A LOVELY HALL CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE (01932 867883 or parishoffice@standrewscobham.org.uk) FOR MORE DETAILS

Further details available from: 01932 862109 er.jenkins@btinternet.com | www.standrewscobham.org.uk

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Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak (Hardback £14.99) Set in Istanbul and Oxford from the 1980s to the present, this novel delves into the history of three young women and their rebellious university professor. Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife and mother, has her handbag snatched as she is stalled in traffic en route to a dinner party, and a photograph of the four falls to the ground. Memories of the past that she has tried to put behind her emerge to envelop her throughout the lavish dinner party. Peri tries to resolve the painful issues that have haunted her since the scandal that tore their friendship apart, while the party guests are caught up in the complexities of life in a strife torn Turkey.

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (Paperback £8.99) Beginning in a small town in Switzerland just after the war, Rose Tremain’s novel tells the story of Gustav, the son of a dead and disgraced policeman, and his deep friendship with Anton, a musical prodigy whose parents are wealthy Jews. Anton however is self-centred and takes Gustav - often lonely - for granted. A subtle understated book that leaves an indelible mark.

The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor (Paperback £8.99) Set in 1666, a momentous year for London, this is a rollicking historical thriller. After the Restoration, Royalists and Republicans have to come to terms uneasily with their respective pasts. Charles II’s ministers remain acutely aware of threats and plots when, in the aftermath of the Great Fire, a body is found ritually slain. A minor government functionary, himself the son of a Republican, is given the task of investigation.

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Tai Chi for Charity

A very relaxing fundraiser Start your weekend with meditation in motion at a Tai Chi fundraiser on Saturday 25th March at Stoke D’Abernon Village Hall.

L

iz Kendall will be introducing Yang Family Style 13-Movement 5-Element Tai Chi QiGong in a two hour workshop, in exchange for donations to Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. Liz started learning Tai Chi and QiGong alongside Taoist meditation in 2006, and qualified to teach in 2016. Tai Chi is a series of flowing movements with slow steps, keeping the spine upright. There are many different forms and traditions. Each movement has a martial arts application, giving meaning and purpose to every gesture. Liz loves the experience of continual progress and improvement it offers, and says “Tai Chi is a life-long companion; we can aim for perfection while enjoying where we are”. Tai Chi has many proven health benefits, with studies from Harvard and Reuters demonstrating a wide range of positive results. The effects of Tai Chi range from improving flexibility, posture and balance to lowering high blood pressure and reducing stress. Liz says “Tai Chi teaches us a graceful efficiency of movement, fine-tuning our physical awareness and responses. I often do Tai Chi to prepare for giving Shiatsu and massage. It’s an energising start to the day.” For the past eight years, Liz has held an annual Shiatsuthon, giving Shiatsu treatments in exchange for donations to charity. After Tai Chi teacher training, she saw a good opportunity for another fundraiser to bring people together in a shared experience. “It’s a chance to try something new, whether it’s your first time doing Tai Chi or you’ve been practising a different form for years. I hope that people will leave feeling strong, balanced and calm after Tai Chi, and happy that they have helped our community hospices.” Currently, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices are building a new hospice in Goldsworth Park. This will expand and improve their ability to help people with terminal

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and chronic illness and to provide respite care for their families. There are many ways to support their work, whether by volunteering, fundraising or attending one of the many events on offer. The Tai Chi for Charity workshop will be held from 10am until 12 noon on Saturday 25th March at Stoke D’Abernon Village Hall on Station Road, KT11 3BN. Tai Chi is suitable for most people, and Liz will start the workshop with an energising warm-up and chi selfmassage to make sure everyone is feeling fit and ready to explore the movements. Advance booking is essential so to reserve your place Please contact Liz on 07944 872332 or liz@surrey-shiatsu.co.uk. Liz is a member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain and is insured. For more information, visit www.surrey-shiatsu.co.uk


poem

OF THE MONTH

Never say die

Holidays at Camber Sands. Candyfloss and sandals. Shillings for the meter. Stacks of Prices Candles. Coalmen carrying heavy sacks. Coke and coal upon their backs, Their hands and faces midnight black. For me they’ll never die Free school milk and toffee apples. Walking home in smog. Early morning paper rounds - fear of barking dogs Radio from Sunday noon. Two-Way Family Favourite tunes. And Round the Horn - the arch buffoons. How could they ever die? Tommy Cooper’s bungled tricks. Henry Cooper’s ‘ammer. F.A. Cups at Wembley. Ronnie Barker’s stammer. Wimbledon – no mobile phones. Sportsmanship without the moans. Dan Maskell’s educated tones. I’ll never let them die. Massive oaks and lush green grass. Horses pulling carts. Milk floats filled with rattling crates. Pubs with beams and darts. At five on Saturday in his chair, Dad would check his pools with care And dream of being a millionaire. Those scenes will never die. Soft white snow on Christmas Day. Cricket on the green. Balaclavas, Burton’s suits. Trains that spouted steam. All the memories on my list have brought me joy. There’s some I miss! But I’ll be free to reminisce. Until the day I die.

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Cobham Community Garden Update The frosts have gone and the days are getting longer;

making Cobham healthier, Cobham Community Garden returns to main season happier and more resilient opening hours on Thursday 2 March.

That means we’re open from 10am to 12 noon, and from 2pm to 4pm on Thursdays and Saturdays every week. If New Year exercise resolutions are fading because of boredom in the gym, or running’s waking up old aches, why not try the Garden; meet new people and exercise by gardening. It’s social, in the fresh air and it’s free! We can find challenging tasks if you like or you can potter with seedlings or weeding. There’s a discount on the produce we grow, so a ready supply of locally grown fresh food can be yours. Please see www.CobhamCommunityGarden.org.uk for more info Contact us on hello@cobhamcommunitygarden.org.uk or 01932 862195 If you’d like to join us, please visit www.transitioncobham.org.uk for more information. search for Transition Cobham

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March Puzzle Solutions Crossword - page 36

Sudoku - page 48

Hutchy Book

Competition Winner K.R. Owen

Matt Monro

Competition Winners 1. John Gribble 2. Anne Tomlin 3. John Read

What Word - page 48 1. Candy, 2. Blink, 3. Manhole, 4. Secondhand, 5. Dumbfound, 6. Chauffeur, 7. Portray, 8. Backfire, 9. Teepee, 10. Drawback

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MPS Garden & Est Machinery Ltd.........................59

Bookham Physiotherapy..........................................49

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