to the June Issue of Frimley Focus!
his month I am cheered to see so many new businesses springing up in our area. It is great to see such a vibrant community! If you want to help boost the local economy, please try out some of our local trades people… you won’t regret it!
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The Village Grapevine Technology: Here comes Summer Ask Andy: Books: Lazy Days Wish List Just for Fun Just for Kids Word search: Colours Recipe: Coconut Seafood Curry 26 Fun Quiz: Land Cake & Bake: Flag Pie
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Horoscopes Business Focus: I Know What I’m Doing Community Events Hidato CAB: Flight Compensation 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 logicâ€“ you donâ€™t have to guess!
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
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
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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Nightmare Holiday? Last year more than half of us in the UK had • your luggage has been at least one foreign package holiday. The lost (however, it is usually enduring popularity of package holidays in quicker and easier to claim this digital age may mostly be due to the through holiday insurance); ease of booking but they also give you extra or protection if something goes wrong. If you • you have incurred additional book flights and accommodation separately expenses or suffered the Package Travel Regulations don’t cover inconvenience because of a you. breach of contract or negligence, for example, if your flight was delayed; or When you buy a package holiday, the law requires • you have suffered the tour operator to use reasonable care and skill disappointment or mental distress. in arranging the holiday. Also, the holiday must: The amount of the compensation would depend on • match its description; and the seriousness of the breach of contract. • be of a reasonable standard, bearing in mind How to solve your problems the price paid and the location. However, Your contract is with the tour operator and you whatever the price of the holiday, you would should complain to them as soon as possible, eg, expect basic standards of hygiene to apply. to a representative of the tour operator in the The law says that all holiday brochures must give resort. Back this up with a letter to the tour the price legibly, comprehensibly and operator within 28 days of your return. accurately. Once confirmed, the price of the If you aren't happy with the response, write again holiday can be increased only if the booking (and to the credit card company if applicable) conditions state that this is allowable and the repeating your complaint and requesting increase is for one of the following reasons: Give them fourteen days to resolve • an increase in transport costs, for example, fuel; compensation. the matter or tell them you will consider taking or legal action. • to cover fees and taxes for services, such as If you are still dissatisfied, find out if the tour landing fees; or operator or travel agent is a member of a trade association such as the Association of British • variations in the exchange rate. Travel Agents (ABTA). ABTA (available at abta.com and on 02031170599) operates an If the increase is significant, you should be given arbitration and conciliation service to resolve the opportunity to cancel the holiday. No price disputes but you will have to pay a fee for this. increase should be passed on in the period 30 If someone was injured, you suspect that a days before departure. criminal offence has been committed or you need advice, contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Your rights if things go wrong Service on 03454 040506. Once a holiday booking is confirmed, you have a right to a refund without having to pay a cancellation fee if:
What the law says
• the tour operator cancels the holiday. If the
operator offers an alternative holiday, you can choose whether to accept the alternative or the refund; or • the price of the holiday has been significantly increased. This would probably mean an increase of 10% or over. Once a holiday booking is confirmed, you may be entitled to compensation if: • there is a breach of contract which, for example, results in the holiday being a complete disaster, or if the departure dates were altered significantly; or • the tour operator has been negligent and as a result someone booked on the holiday suffers injury, illness or loss (always take legal advice before deciding whether to accept compensation for personal injury); or
Ci:zens Advice Surrey Heath Is a local charity which provides free, conﬁdenal and imparal 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 Or between 10 and 12 on Wednesdays in Windle Valley Day Centre, Bagshot Or visit our website for more informaon: www.SurreyHeathCAB.org.uk
Local groups, clubs and societies
Pictograms 1) Many Happy Returns 2) Cross Purposes 3) No End in Sight
Fun Quiz: Land
1) Narnia 2) The Darkness 3) Thailand 4) Cloud Cuckoo land 5) Faye Dunaway
6) Oz 7) Yellow Submarine 8) Edward Elgar 9) Cyprus 10)The Owl and the Pussycat
Robert collects the most beach balls (5). Hugo collects the least (3).
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
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The June 18 issue of the popular community magazine for Frimley, Frimley Green, Deepcut and Mytchett