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FREE TOP TIPS FOR PEOPLE ON LOW INCOME Positive life skills course will boost well-being If money is a source of stress, new free sessions run by the local church might be an answer to your prayers. St Patrick’s Church, Wallington has become one of the first in the UK to train with charity Christians Against Poverty to offer CAP Life Skills. It’s a new, eight-week course to give people the confidence and decision-making skills to live well, look after yourself and feel positive, even on a low income. Katy King from St Patrick’s Church said: “It’s a series of lovely, relaxed sessions. We’ll be looking at lifting the pressure to spend and sharing some great practical tips to help us take control of our money and make it go further. “We’ll also be doing a big section on making good food so we can help our families stay healthy on a budget. Towards the end of the course, we’ll spend some time on helping relationships – as these have a big impact on how we treat our finances. “Most of all, it will be time to share what works and what doesn’t, both as a group and one-to-one, and give each other encouragement to do things better. It will be some of those key things you wished they had taught you at school, but didn’t.” During the pilot course, one attendee said the best thing about CAP Life Skills was: “Making new friends, learning about money and making good plans.” Christians Against Poverty is a charity that gives free help to everyone regardless of age, gender, faith or background. Starting 20 years ago, it first offered debt counselling and now offers a range of help to tens of thousands of people in hardship across the UK every year. To find out more call Katy on 07516 550728 or email

Carshalton Water Tower The Water Tower opens each Sunday in the month from 2:30 - 5:30pm, unless otherwise stated. The Hermitage is open on the first and third Sunday in each month from 2:30 - 4:30pm when there are also garden tours. The Water Tower is available for hire and private tailor made tours can be arranged. Please see the Friends’ website for details: or contact Mrs Julia Gertz, the Friends’ Secretary on 020 8647 0984; or write to 136 West Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2NR.

CARSHALTON DIABETES UK GROUP NEXT DAYTIME MEETING:- A talk by Mr. Edward Lee, Consultant Ophthalmologist 2:30pm on Thursday 8 March 2018 at the Good Shepherd Church Hall, Queen Mary’s Avenue, Carshalton Beeches, SM5 4NP. NEXT EVENING MEETING:- Learn more about Healthy Eating with Diabetes from a Specialist: A talk by Abdool Nayeck, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian. 7.30pm on Thursday 15 March 2018 at The Friends Meeting House, 10 Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA. People living with Diabetes, their family members, carers, friends and those with an interest in finding out more about diabetes are all welcome. Further details at or phone 07983 628071.

New Year, get cycling to get fit! It’s a new year and a fantastic time to join us for our Inclusive Cycling sessions. Whether you want to learn to ride, get fit or just cycle for fun and meet new friends, our friendly drop-in sessions are for you. Running every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning 10am - 12pm at David Weir Leisure Centre in Carshalton, we have a range of bikes that offer cycling for all. Our Duet bikes allow wheelchair users to cycle and we have a range of bikes including Side by Sides and trikes that offer accessibility and comfort for your ride. If you want to just use our usual two-wheelers then we have those too, so no need to bring your own, you can use ours! So why not make it your New Year resolution and join us this January. Sessions are just £4 per person and you don’t have to sign up and pay in advance, just pay on the day. For more information visit or call 020 8404 1522.

Banstead Arts Festival Society Autumn/Winter 2017-2018 Saturday 10 February 2018 at 7:30pm LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH, cello and ALEXEI GRYNYUK, piano BEETHOVEN: The Complete Cello Sonatas ALL EVENTS WILL BE AT THE COMMUNITY HALL, PARK ROAD, BANSTEAD SM7 3AJ TICKETS: ADULTS £12 [no concessions], SCHOOL PUPILS: FREE Tickets on sale at Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Banstead [from four weeks before each event] or online at or at the door as available. Ticket reservations may also be made by phone 01737 350288 or email:

NEW BEGINNINGS: Recovering from Divorce or Separation New Beginnings is a free divorce support group for anyone who is suffering from a divorce, separation or broken relationship. The aim of the group is to help people to come to terms with the past and make a fresh start in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. People come along who are at every stage of divorce, from before it takes place to many years later. Our group is free, based on Christian principles, but not Christian promoting and is open to everyone. For more information, or if you wish to come, please call Colin on 07855 245619 or Thursday 22 February @ 7.30pm. St Paul’s, Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS

EXPLORING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION Professional and experienced speakers will help us to look at the causes and consequences of anxiety and depression, and at various ways of combating these conditions. There is also ample time for discussion. This self-help support course seeks to provide helpful perspectives in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, but does not provide counselling or therapy. Our course is free, based on Christian principles, but not Christian promoting and is open to everyone. If you wish to come along, or wish to discuss whether it would be right for you, please call Judith on 07906 224056 or email Wednesday 21 February @ 7:45pm. St Paul’s, Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS

Painter and Decorator Edward Dalton 20 years experience Reliable delivery of high quality service at competitive prices Please call 07929 402510 Free quotation and one year guarantee Email


The Carshalton Beeches Directory - February 2018  

An independent directory of businesses serving residents of Carshalton Beeches, Carshalton & South Sutton

The Carshalton Beeches Directory - February 2018  

An independent directory of businesses serving residents of Carshalton Beeches, Carshalton & South Sutton