January Issue of Frimley Focus!
Well, the last countdown cracker has been pulled, the We last just have to wait for the last firework to o, the is beginning! le7over turkey consumed in a curry andthe thesky before we can start thinking about the fizz-bang-crack its way through Christmas A lotwith of the fun is in the preparation, so make sure you check recycling bins areseason! overﬂowing cardboard the events coming in the Community Pages. boxes out andall wrapping paper! Weup hope your The evenings are drawing in now, Christmas wishes have come true and and the yourunseasonably warm weather looks like it might be behind us,forso2019 before thebeen festivities resolu2ons have made!are truly upon us, perhaps now is a good time to give your home or garden a little TLC? Whatever your project may be, inside or out, If oneisofsomeone those resolu2ons is toyou! support the local there here to help economy by shopping local, then do use Perhaps you could do with a bit ofplease personal maintenance before the party season begins? the businesses in the magazine… you’ll get I recently took part in a Triathlon for charitya which, if you knew me you would know was agreat hugeservice! endeavour that has only been achieved through the hard work and encouragement of Activ8. Take lookresolu2on at page 28isto read all about the event, then why If you are a business owner andayour not join us for our next mission! to grow your business, please give us a call to Local businesses… do you haveoﬀers a product ﬁnd out about our winter warmer for newor service to promote that our lovely readers would appreciate at this time of year? If so, look no further for adver2sers! your cost-effective targeted advertising… We want to put your details in front of an audience of over 6000 households in time for the festive period! Prices start from We also welcome news local of your clubs, socie2es just £44 per month andcommunity we have a super and ac2vi2es to ﬁll the pages.Winter Warmer offer on at the moment! So why wait to find out more?... Un2lornext 2me... Call email me today! Until next time…
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FRIMLEY VILLAGE HALL Frimley Green Road, Frimley.
Are you looking for a new venue for your group or ac2vity? Evening vacancies at reasonable rates. Contact Stephanie Edwards Telephone:
WE NEED HELPING HANDS Our voluntary group known as Helping Hands have been suppor2ng the local community for over 15 years. We provide assistance to residents of MytcheD, Frimley Green and Deepcut, mainly with transport to Doctors and hospital appointments, visits to the den2st and shopping trips . Our clients who are principally elderly make a small dona2on to cover expenses and our 35 or so volunteers give their 2me for the beneﬁt of others with local chari2es beneﬁFng 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 sa2sfying” is one quote from a volunteer and another said “it’s not a huge commitment as I say no if I am already commiDed 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 2me 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
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: email@example.com
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
What can you do if you have been sanctioned? If you’re receiving employment-related benefit payments such as Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit you could suffer a “benefits sanction”. This can happen if you miss Job Centre meetings, fail to achieve agreed objectives or are suspected of attempting benefit fraud. You could then lose ALL your benefit payments for between 4 weeks and 3 years.
You'll get a letter telling you about your decision - it may be changed or you may get an explanation of why the sanction is upheld. The letter will also tell you how you could appeal to a tribunal. Avoid getting another sanction
If you’re struggling to complete all the work-related activities in your claimant commitment, you might be able to get them changed. Contact the Universal Credit helpline and say you’d like an appointment with your If you’re struggling for cash you might be able to get some emergency money to help you cover household work coach because you need to change your claimant commitment. Explain why and tell them about expenses like food and bills. A hardship payment is usually a loan, so you’ll have to pay it back when your any changes in your circumstances. If you have an online journal for Universal Credit you sanction ends. The Jobcentre will usually get the should also add a note to it, telling your work coach money back by taking an amount of money from your Universal Credit payment each month until it’s paid off. that you need to change your claimant commitment. You can only get a hardship payment if you meet all Try to look for work the following conditions: Apply for hardship payments
• You must be 18 or over (16 if your payment is •
reduced because of fraud). You must be struggling to meet your basic needs or the basic needs of a child or young person you’re responsible for. 'Basic needs' include accommodation, heating, food and hygiene. You must have made every effort to stop spending money on non-essential things such as entertainment or leisure activities. You must have done everything you can to get money from other sources before you can apply. The Jobcentre should be reasonable about what you can do in your circumstances. For example, you won't be expected to sell your belongings, move house, or get a bank loan or credit card. But you could be expected to ask friends or family for money, look for other benefits (eg from your local council, or local charities), or ask for extra hours if you work. You must have done all the work-related activities that you were supposed to do in the 7 days before you apply for a hardship payment.
You may also be able to continue receiving housing and council tax benefits from your local council.
If you have enough money for travel, you could still attend meetings at the Job Centre and go for job interviews. If you need more help If you still can’t make ends meet, please contact us at Citizens Advice and we may be able to provide helpful advice, refer you to a food bank or help you apply to a local charity for a grant. Find out more at
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
Can you challenge the sanction? You can ask for the DWP to rethink their decision if you think you've been sanctioned unfairly. This is called ‘mandatory reconsideration’ - the contact details will be on the letter sent to you about your sanction. You'll need to tell them why you think the sanction was wrong. You can get help on our national website citizensadvice.org.uk if you search for “the arguments for challenging a sanction” and “checking if you were given the right sanction”.
Rear of Library, Knoll Road Camberley, GU15 2SY 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
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Numbers that Count Surrey Police Crime Stoppers Gas Emergency Service Na2onal Grid Water NHS Emergency Frimley Park Hospital NCT Samaritans Child Line Vic2m Support CAB Libraries (renewals) Arriva Na2onal Rail Enquiries Surrey County Council Surrey Heath Borough Council
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Doctors: Sta2on Road Surgery 01276 62622 Heatherside Surgery 01276 64758 Frimley Green Medical Centre 01252 835016 Den2sts: Frimley Green Dental Centre 01252 835302 Heatherside Dental Prac2ce 01276 670810 Surrey Heath Dental Care 01276 469600 The Coach House Dental Prac2ce 01276 24425 Veterinary Surgeons Phoenix Veterinary Centre Kynoch Veterinary Centre
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The January issue of the popular Community Magazine for Frimley, Frimley Green, Deepcut and Mytchett