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Aug/Sep 2018



to the Summer Issue of Frimley Focus!


ummer is here! Yay! The kids are off school, so there’s a break from the early starts and the school run- unless, of course your daughter has a paper round!!! We will certainly be making the most of some quality family-time, quite a lot of it locally.

As I will be taking on my other job- Chief Entertainments Officer at Hazevoet House- the next issue of Frimley Focus will be in October, which right now seems a long way away! I will be monitoring phones and emails and answering messages during the interim period, though, so please do get in touch and get ready to join the regular advertisers, who are winning more and more business local to them through this thriving advertising medium… You’ll be amazed how inexpensive … and friendly… we are! At Tulip Publications, we provide cost effective targeted advertising to the following areas: Frimley, Frimley Green, Deepcut and Mytchett (Frimley Focus magazine) Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham (Three Villages magazine) Remember, this is YOUR community magazine, so if you are involved in any clubs, societies or charities and you are looking for more members or having an event for Halloween, Fireworks or (dare I say it… ) Christmas, please get in touch so we can tell your neighbours! Until next time...

Hidato Beauty: Stay Safe in the Sun The Village Grapevine Cake & Bake: Berry & Choc Pavlova Books: Inspire your Wanderlust Just for Fun Just for Kids Recipe: Crab Parcels Fun Quiz: The Sun & The Moon


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Technology: The Roaming Empire Business Focus Horoscopes Community Events CAB: Is Health & Safety a Joke? Community Information Clubs Groups and Societies Puzzle Solutions Numbers that Count Index Disclaimer

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Just for Fun

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

















Why is it so important to make a Will? Two out of every three people die without making a will. This means that you get no choice, but instead legislation dictates who gets what and any personal wishes can be ignored. Having a Will reduces the worry of not knowing what will happen after your death and allows you to decide exactly how everything will be dealt with after you have gone.

Wills, Trusts & Probate Trusts can be set up to assist with Inheritance Tax, long term health care planning and the preservation of assets, particularly with the elderly or vulnerable individuals. Brooks and Partners can advise on all aspects of Wills and Trusts to ensure that you are able to take full control of your assets and that any tax liabilities are kept to a minimum. In addition, of course, we handle Estate Administration and Probate.

Review. Brooks & Partners are offering a FREE Will Review (20 minute appointment) to all clients. To make an appointment, call us on 01276 681217.

Lasting Power of Attorney Having made a Will, most people will feel relaxed that their affairs are in order and that they are prepared should the worst happen. However, what will happen if you suddenly become physically or mentally incapacitated? Security measures have been put in place with a view to preventing third parties from accessing financial and other detail these being designed to protect us all from fraud. The problem with this, however, is that the measures are likely to also restrict family or friends, who may need to liaise with banks, insurance companies or utility providers, from doing so on your behalf!

If you become ill or incapacitated in some way (perhaps admitted to hospital) it is important that Professional Will-writing you have someone (an attorney or attorneys) Please be aware that not all Will-writers are who will be able to look after matters on your regulated, legal professionals. Our quoted prices behalf and to arrange personal affairs as you therefore reflect the fact that all your wish them to be. documentation will be completed by a qualified If you need to draw up an LPA or would like solicitor who is fully regulated and fully insured. For our professional Will-writing service, more information, please call us for expert advice on 01276 681217. call us on: 01276 681217

Is your Will up-to-date? Have your personal circumstances recently changed? Have you: married, divorced or separated; inherited property; acquired investments; had or adopted a child or had a family bereavement? If the answer is yes to any of these or any other significant changes, perhaps you need a Will

Our Service Offering As well as offering Legal services for Wills, Trusts and Probate, Brooks & Partners also specialise in the following areas of law: Family and Matrimonial, Employment, Residential Conveyancing, Professional Negligence, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.



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Community Events


Community Events

WE NEED HELPING HANDS Our voluntary group known as Helping Hands have been supporng the local community for over 15 years. We provide assistance to residents of Mytche , Frimley Green and Deepcut, mainly with transport to Doctors and hospital appointments, visits to the denst and shopping trips . Our clients who are principally elderly make a small donaon to cover expenses and our 35 or so volunteers give their me for the benefit of others with local charies 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 sasfying” is one quote from a volunteer and another said “it’s not a huge commitment as I say no if I am already commi ed 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

01276 63300. 01252 404365

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


Community Events

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:


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.

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

01252 894288 or email 39

Is health and safety just a joke? The Health and Safety Executive estimate that over 31 million working days were lost last year due to work-related ill health or injuries. They estimate the total cost to Britain was £15bn – much of this being borne by the ill or injured individual themselves. What to do if you have an accident at work If you have an accident at work, report it to your employer as soon as possible – and make sure they record it in the accident book. If they don't do this, or if there isn't an accident book, write down details of the accident and send it to your boss (keeping a copy for yourself). See a doctor even if your injury doesn't seem serious - the doctor can record the medical details of your accident. This will be useful later on if you want to claim compensation from your boss or if you need to claim benefits. If you think that conditions at your workplace are unsafe, talk to your trade union or contact the Health and Safety Executive. If you think you’re in serious and immediate danger at work, you have the right to protect yourself. This could mean leaving work until the immediate danger is fixed. Pay when you can't work You should get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you need time off because of your injury. After 4 days off work sick you are normally entitled to £92.05 a week for up to 28 weeks (you need to earn an average of at least £116 a week and provide a doctor’s “fit note” after 7 days of absence). Your contract of employment might also say you can get extra sick pay. Depending on the seriousness of your injury, you might also be able to claim benefits, such as Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). You can get more information on SSP by calling HMRC on 0300 200 3212 and on IIDB by calling DWP on 0800 121 8379 – or on both benefits at Going back to work after an injury If you think you might be able to go back to work doing lighter duties, or fewer hours, speak to your employer and doctor. If your accident has caused a long term injury, your employer might have a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to help you get back to work.


What about anxiety or depression? If you are, or suspect that you may be suffering from anxiety or depression, you should bring it to your employer's attention. Speak to your line manager, HR Officer or trade union representative. Outline what you feel the underlying reasons may be and suggest ways in which your working environment might be altered to address the problem. Send a written summary of your discussion to your employer - and raise a grievance if your employer takes no effective steps to address the situation. Seek medical assistance Visit your GP at the earliest signs of symptoms. Your GP can sign you off work until you are better. During this period you will be able to claim SSP. What must an employer do? By law, a company owes employees a duty of care to protect against the risk of injury and illness. In addition the Equality Act 2010 outlines an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities - which includes anxiety and depression. Compensation You might want to claim compensation from your employer, although this can be complicated and take a long time. It's best if you get legal advice from a solicitor – we at Citizens Advice can help you find a specialist solicitor. If you want to make a claim, it must be started within 3 years.

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 Rear of Library, Knoll Road Camberley, GU15 2SY



Local groups, clubs and societies



Codeword Solution


Fun Quiz: Sun and Moon 1) Icarus 6) The Owl & the Pussycat 2) 11 7) Equinox 3) Corona 8) Dreamworks 4) Astronomers 9) 8 minutes 5) Hydrogen & Helium 10)The backwards countdown

1) The joke is on you 2) Ballpark figure 3) Right on the money


Puzzle Solutions


Kids Page Crossword: ACROSS: 1. Cab 3.Badge 5. Faรงade 8. Dad 9. Beg 10. Deaf 13. Cafe 15. Add 16. Feed DOWN: 2. Bag 3. Beaded 4. Dead 6. Cage 7. Egg 11. Aged 12. Ace 14. Face

Numbers that Count Surrey Police Crime Stoppers Gas Emergency Service Naonal Grid Water NHS Emergency Frimley Park Hospital NCT Samaritans Child Line Vicm Support CAB Libraries (renewals) Arriva Naonal Rail Enquiries Surrey County Council Surrey Heath Borough Council

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Doctors: Staon Road Surgery 01276 62622 Heatherside Surgery 01276 64758 Frimley Green Medical Centre 01252 835016 Densts: Frimley Green Dental Centre 01252 835302 Heatherside Dental Pracce 01276 670810 Surrey Heath Dental Care 01276 469600 The Coach House Dental Pracce 01276 24425 Veterinary Surgeons Phoenix Veterinary Centre Kynoch Veterinary Centre

01276 21225 01252 836699

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Frimley Focus Aug/ Sep 2018  

The summer issue of the popular community magazine covering Frimley, Frimley Green, Deepcut and Mytchett

Frimley Focus Aug/ Sep 2018  

The summer issue of the popular community magazine covering Frimley, Frimley Green, Deepcut and Mytchett