April So the Easter break will soon be upon us and with a li6le bit of luck, the weather might allow for a bit of !me outside! If your outside space needs a bit of a6en!on, there are plenty of helpful local companies to give you a hand. Just check out the gardeners and landscapers in this issue! Why not do get a raised bed installed… The kids love ge;ng stuck in and will even eat the fruits (or more o=en vegetables!) of their labours! You never know… by next issue we may have le= the European Union and we might need as much of our own home grown veg as possible. Alterna!vely, things might be just the same as ever!
How about this for a home made Easter Treat? Here is what I am planning to do with my (not so) li6le ones instead of pain!ng eggs this year!
To make the most of opportuni!es in and around the area, why not ﬁnd out how adver!sing in Frimley Focus can enhance your business? We have some great spring oﬀers to get you started! Or why not put your business in the spotlight with an editorial feature? Give us a call now to ﬁnd out more! As always, don’t forget to send in details of any up-coming charity or community events for inclusion next month!
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Kids Puzzle Page Beauty: Spring is in the Air Books: Scribe to Screen Technology: Don’t be an April Fool Fun Quiz: Adver!sing Baking: Apricot & Orange Cheesecake Just for fun The Village Grapevine Horoscopes
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Recipe: Chicken & Rice Burritos Community News and Events Hidato Tech Tip: Tech Tidy Up CAB: Who can inherit? Community Informa!on Local Groups, Clubs & Socie!es Puzzle Solu!ons Numbers that Count Index of Adver!sers Disclaimer
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Each row, column and 3x3 box must contain the numbers 1through to 9 just once. This can be done by applying logicâ€“ you donâ€™t have to guess!
Anyone for “Nature Bathing” along the Basingstoke Canal? No, we are not asking you to jump in the canal, but to relax and take in the nature that is around us, and par!cularly along the Canal. The Japanese call this type of relaxing Shinrin-yoku Whether we call it Living Well, Well-Being or Preventa!ve Healthcare, the concept of self-care is well publicised and incorporates interconnected dimensions of physical, mental, and social well-being. Many of us feel that a well-balanced diet, a good social life and an ac!ve gym membership should get us well on our way to Living Well, however this approach could mean we are overlooking something.
So how does one prac!ce Nature Bathing locally? Where does the canal come into this? It’s important to understand that Nature Bathing is not a hike nor a ﬁtness exercise. Distance travelled and !me spent don’t really ma6er. The key is to leave your phone and problems behind you and engage four of the ﬁve senses: sight, smell, hearing and touch. Wander aimlessly, take a break and simply stand and observe. It is this combina!on of mindfulness and the natural environment that give Nature Bathing its restora!ve power.
In the UK on average we spend 92% of our !me indoors meaning we spend less than two hours a day outside. In the Winter months we spend signiﬁcantly less !me outside, an average of less than 30 minutes a day. Interes!ngly, a signiﬁcant por!on of the !me we do spend outside is walking to and from the car or to the shops. Could our loss of connec!on with nature be the missing component in our approach to Well Being?
The Basingstoke Canal, eﬀec!vely a 32-mile-long, 224 -year-old ‘Na!onal Park’ and somewhat of a hidden gem running from West Byﬂeet, through Woking, Fleet and on to Odiham. Most of the Canal is designated SSSI (site of special scien!ﬁc interest) because the Canal, together with the associated ‘ﬂashes’ and heathlands is rich in nature and is na!onally important for its aqua!c plants and invertebrates. Its quiet tree lined tow paths provide the perfect habitat for ‘Nature Bathing’.
Shinrin-yoku originated in Japan in the 1980’s translates to “Nature Bathing” or “Forest Bathing”. The idea of Nature Bathing is to spend !me in nature but a li6le more deliberately than usual. Since the 1980’s it has become cornerstone of Preventa!ve Healthcare in both Japan and South Korea. Scien!ﬁcally proven beneﬁts include: Reduced Blood Pressure, Reduced Stress, Improved Mood, Increased ability to focus, accelerated recovery from surgery or injury, increased energy levels and improved sleep.
The canal is co-owned and funded by the Surrey and Hampshire County Councils through the Basingstoke Canal Authority. The Basingstoke Canal Society, a charity, works alongside the council and through its volunteers, works to make improvements to and safeguard the canal. So, come and ﬂex your Nature Bathing skills along the canal. In addi!on, the Society are always looking for new members, Friends and volunteers. Find us at www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
FRIMLEY VILLAGE HALL
The Governors of Frimley Village Hall are looking for new Trustees. The positions are voluntary, and the roles are varied. We welcome applications from individuals who would like to utilise their unique skills to support our friendly group. The preservation of the Village Hall enables our community to maintain its links with our history that can be shared with future generations that settle in Frimley Green. Current members have been involved for many years proudly maintaining this iconic local treasure. Unfortunately, some of these members now must pass the mantel on. We need vibrant enthusiastic Trustees to keep the Village Hall as the jewel in Frimley Greenâ€™s Crown, for more information.
Frimley Green Road, Frimley. Are you looking for a new venue for your group or ac!vity? Evening vacancies at reasonable rates.
Contact us for more informa!on
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GU16 Churches Together The best preparation for Tomorrow is doing your best today. H Jackson Brown Jnr
Library Direct Surrey Libraries and its dedicated volunteers work hard to make sure the library service can reach and support everyone. Many of Surrey’s residents are unable to get to their local library due to ill health, disability, mobility problems or caring responsibili6es. But thanks to the Library Direct service this barrier is being removed. Library Direct allows individuals to once again select their own books, and have dedicated volunteers deliver them right to their doors. In addi!on to having complete access to library stock, this services also helps to combat isola6on. Volunteers will o=en stop for a coﬀee and chat, and in many cases, form friendships with the people they are visi!ng.
We are currently in need of more volunteers in the Frimley Green/Myche9 area to enable us to deliver this service to residents no longer able to visit the library themselves. As well as suppor!ng individuals in their homes, Library Direct has a Community Se;ngs service. This service can also u!lize Library Direct volunteers to deliver crates of books to se;ngs such as care homes and rehabilita!on centres. For more informa!on on Library Direct please visit our webpage h6ps://www.surreycc.gov.uk, or call 01483 543599. Alterna!vely, you can email Library Direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is a completely free and comes with addi!onal beneﬁts for its clients. Such as extended loan periods and amounts, plus no ﬁnes or overdue charges.
ARE YOU OVER 50 WITH A PENSION POT ? WOULD YOU LIKE HELP WITH YOUR NEW PENSION CHOICES ? The CAB is offering free and confidential guidance at a bureau near you. Our trained CAB guiders will help you understand the jargon and your pension options FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL OUR PENSION WISE TEAM
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WE NEED HELPING HANDS Our voluntary group known as Helping Hands have been suppor!ng the local community for over 15 years. We provide assistance to residents of Mytche6, Frimley Green and Deepcut, mainly with transport to Doctors and hospital appointments, visits to the den!st and shopping trips . Our clients who are principally elderly make a small dona!on to cover expenses and our 35 or so volunteers give their !me for the beneﬁt of others with local chari!es beneﬁ;ng from any surplus funds we have at the end of each year. “I feel that we are giving help to those that most need it in our local community and this is hugely sa!sfying” is one quote from a volunteer and another said “it’s not a huge commitment as I say no if I am already commi6ed to something else in my life”. Helping Hands cannot exist without our volunteers. We are becoming busier as it seems that more and more people need our help. If you live in the local area, have a small amount of spare !me available, can drive and would like to give something back to those in most need, joining our group is just for you.
If you are interested in ﬁnding out more about becoming a volunteer for Helping Hands, please give David Horton a call on 01252 675348. We would love to hear from you.
Frimley Over 60’s Club meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Frimley at 1.45pm until 4pm. We have speakers, activities, raffles, information sharing and friendship. We have refreshments at every meeting. So if any one has time on their hands, why not come and join us? Please contact Val Walther on
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Frimley Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Are you looking for new friends and interests? Why not come and join us? We meet at the Frimley Village Hall on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm, and have many activities including: Outings to gardens, and places of interest, • Book Clubs, • Craft and needlecraft, • Monthly Ramble and Stroll, • Scrabble Group. We also have talks on varied subjects given by guest Speakers. We are a friendly group and would welcome new members. Call Joan on 01252 834459 or Arline on 01252 836833
FRIMLEY FLOWER CLUB, Parish Hall, Parsonage Way, Frimley. (Next to St. Peters Church) We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month (not August) Doors open at 1.15pm. for a 1.45 start, and the meeting is over by 4.00pm. The entrance fee for a visitor is £5. At each meeting a Demonstrator will complete approximately five arrangements and will raffle them. We are quite a friendly bunch (excuse the pun) and you would be made very welcome. For further information please contact Lynne on 01252 654603.
Surrey Heath Age Concern would love to hear from you if you are able to help us as a volunteer driver. We have two different projects that we run and for which we are looking for help. Tea and Memories is held at our Rainbow Café in Camberley town centre on a Tuesday afternoon between 3pm and 4.30pm. We provide a lovely tea in bone china cups and delicious cakes on our cake stands This is a free event and we would love to have another driver who could bring in some older people, stay and have tea, and then take them home again afterwards. Tea and Chatter is held once a month on a Sunday afternoon and again we are looking for a couple of new volunteer drivers who could pick up one or two older people, take them to a tea party in a host’s home, stay with them for tea and then take them home again afterwards. Both of these parties are great fun and enable older people to enjoy themselves, make new friends and ease isolation and loneliness. If you feel you may be able to help as a driver for either of these events we would love to hear from you. All travel expenses will be paid plus you get a free tea!
For further details. please contact Gill on 01276 707585 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey Heath Singers is the performing name of Surrey Heath Choral Society. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings at 19:30 In the hall of High Cross Church, Camberley GU15 3SY. These evenings are entertaining, enriching and enjoyable. If you would like to join in the fun, singing with a friendly group of like-minded people, come along to our rehearsals; a warm welcome is extended to all. www.surreyheathsingers.org.uk
Who can inherit when there is no will? When a person dies without leaving a valid will, their property (the estate) must be shared out according to certain rules. Only married or civil partners and some other close relatives can inherit. Married partners and civil partners These partners inherit only if they are actually married or in a civil partnership at the time of death. If you are divorced or if your civil partnership has been legally ended – or if you were simply cohabiting - you can’t inherit under the “rules of intestacy”. If there are surviving children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of the person and the estate is valued at more than £250,000, the partner will inherit: • All the personal property and belongings and
• The first £250,000 of the estate, and • Half of the remaining estate. If there are no surviving children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren – or the estate is worth less than £250,000 - the partner will inherit everything. Jointly-owned property If the partners were “beneficial joint tenants” the surviving partner will automatically inherit the other partner's share of the property. However, if the partners were “tenants in common”, the surviving partner does not. Where couples have joint bank accounts, the surviving partner will inherit the whole of the money. Property and money the partner inherits does not count as part of the estate when it is being valued. Children If there is a surviving partner, any children (or adopted children) will inherit in equal shares one half of the value of the estate above £250,000. Children will inherit the whole estate if there is no surviving married or civil partner. A child whose parents are not married or have not registered a civil partnership can still inherit. Children receive their inheritance when they reach the age of 18 – or marry or form a civil partnership under this age. Until then, trustees manage the inheritance on their behalf. Grandchildren and great grandchildren These cannot inherit from the estate unless either their parent or grandparent has died before the intestate person, or their parent is alive but dies before reaching the age of 18 without having married or formed a civil partnership In these circumstances, the grandchildren and great grandchildren will inherit the share of their parent or grandparent. Other close relatives If the person who died had no surviving married partner or civil partner, children, grandchildren, great grand-children, parents, brothers, sisters, nephews or nieces - the order of priority is:
• Grandparents • Uncles and aunts. A cousin can inherit instead if the uncle or aunt who would have inherited died before the intestate person • Half-uncles and half-aunts. A half-cousin can inherit instead if the half-uncle or half-aunt who would have inherited died before the intestate person. If there are no surviving relatives The estate passes to the Crown, but the Crown can make grants from the estate. If you believe you have a good reason to apply for a grant, for example if you were living with the person for the 2 years before they died, you will need legal advice. Further help Cruse Bereavement Care supports people who are bereaved - www.cruse.org.uk or call 0808 808 1677. The GOV.UK website includes more information about what happens if someone dies without leaving a will. Citizens Advice Surrey Heath We are a local charity which provides free, confidential and impartial advice to anyone living or working in Surrey Heath. Please note that we will be in new premises from 1st April at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD Monday to Thursday 10-4 or call 03444 111444. Visit citizensadvicesurreyheath.org.uk for further information including details of outreach sessions at Chobham and Bagshot.
Citizens Advice Surrey Heath Is a local charity which provides free, confidential and impartial advice to anyone living or working in Surrey Heath. Between 10 and 4 from Monday to Thursday you can phone us on 03444 111444 or visit us at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road Camberley, GU15 3HD Or between 10 and 12 on Wednesdays in Windle Valley Day Centre, Bagshot Or visit our website for more information: www.CitizensAdvice Surrey Heath.org.uk
Kids Page: Crossword solution: Across: 2. Worms, 3. Leaf, 6. Sunshine, 7. Thaw
How to cut the egg into 4 pieces with 3 stars in each:
9. Rainbow, 12. eggs, 13. Mud, 15. Rain, 17. Easter
Down: 1. Green, 4. Flower, 5. Nest, 6. Spring, 8. Holiday, 10. Warm, 11. Puddle, 14. Grass, 16. Ice The word that can be unscrambled is: Flowers
Fun Quiz: Advertising 1) Wonderbra 2) Mad Men 3) Own House And Car 4) Three 5) Va-va-voom 6) Pearl & Dean 7) Babycham 8) The Power of Love 9) Chanel No. 5 10)Village People
Pictograms 1) Time flies 2) Rise through the ranks 3) Shop till you drop
Numbers that Count Surrey Police Crime Stoppers Gas Emergency Service Na!onal Grid Water NHS Emergency Frimley Park Hospital NCT Samaritans Child Line Vic!m Support CAB Libraries (renewals) Arriva Na!onal Rail Enquiries Surrey County Council Surrey Heath Borough Council
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Doctors: Sta!on Road Surgery 01276 62622 Heatherside Surgery 01276 64758 Frimley Green Medical Centre 01252 835016 Den!sts: Frimley Green Dental Centre 01252 835302 Heatherside Dental Prac!ce 01276 670810 Surrey Heath Dental Care 01276 469600 The Coach House Dental Prac!ce 01276 24425 Veterinary Surgeons Phoenix Veterinary Centre Kynoch Veterinary Centre
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The April 2019 issue of the popular community magazine for Frimley, Frimley Green, Deepcut and Mytchett