97 March 2020
As I write I am looking out at a cloudless blue sky. (We will pretend I don’t know that tomorrow will bring Storm Dennis to blow down any trees and fences that managed to survive Storm Ciara!) Spring has sprung? I do hope so! We have already started on a radical clear-out and tidy- up both inside and out in readiness for the warmer brighter weather. If you too need to get working on house, garden (or even body!) and you need some help, there are a legion of local companies ready to assist… just give them a call and tell them you found their details in Three Villages! Take a peek at our community pages to start a new activity, or just see what’s going on in your area. The pages will be changing as of next month so allow as may entries as possible, so do get in touch to let us know about your community group or event, so we can include you in the next issue! Take a look at our Facebook page … there is a prize draw coming up on 12th if you like and share the page!
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Beauty: March into Spring Books: to get you talking Technology: Hair We Go! Recipe: Spinach & Ricoa Dumplings Kids Page Just for Fun Horoscopes The Village Grapevine Ac)v8: Do you Enjoy Exercise?
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Baking: Cheats Apple Strudel 34 Ask Andy: Tackling Lining Paper Issues 36 Hidato 37 Community News and Events 38 Fun Quiz: Islands 41 CAB: Problems with Products/Services 48 Local Groups, Clubs & Socie)es 49 Puzzle Solu)ons 53 Numbers that Count 53 Index of Adver)sers 54 Disclaimer 54
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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!
Camberley Fire Fighters Visit Care Home Residents There is never a dull day at Cedar Lodge and the Camberley Fire Staon didn’t disappoint when they visited the care home in Frimley Green. Fire Fighters from Camberley Fire Staon brought their Fire Engine to Cedar Lodge for residents to explore. Many residents enjoyed climbing into the driver’s seat and starng the engine. Mr Evans said “What an experience! It took me back to the days when I had to drive a truck”. The ﬁre ﬁghters even allowed Fred, a rered mechanic, to have a look at the engine. He commented “It’s certainly a beauty!”. Residents who were less mobile thoroughly enjoyed cha-ng with the Fire Fighters while trying on their equipment. Mrs Carbury said “I really enjoyed having a chat with the ﬁre ﬁghters, they were very kind and let me try on one of the helmets. It was so big I could barely see!” Everyone at Cedar Lodge would like to say a big thank you to Fireﬁghters Lee and Angus for vising the residents and giving everyone a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The award-winning care home is connuously ﬁnding new ways to bring the community into the home. To speak to a member of our team at Cedar Lodge or to book a visit at the home, call them directly on 01252837019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lions in your Community Surrey Border Lions Club in Danger of Closing Down Surrey Border Lions Club which has helped hundreds of local chari)es and individuals over the years, as well as contribu)ng to na)onal and interna)onal disaster relief is on the brink of closing. Sadly, in what is our 40th Anniversary Year, Surrey Border Lions Club has announced that it is at risk of folding. The Club plays a huge role in the local community, providing support both ﬁnancial and hands-on for local events such as the annual village fetes, the Lightwater Fayre in the Square, the provision of Christmas GiG Vouchers and the Windlesham Pram Race. Through these and many other events/ac)vi)es it has raised thousands of pounds each year which are then donated to good causes in our community. Through Lions Interna)onal, the Club has also supported global fund-raising appeals for people requiring help following disasters, e.g., earthquakes, ﬂooding, famine, health issues, etc. A desperate plea is now being made for new members to join to help save the Club, which is
Surrey Heath Age Concern Many older people live near us who are lonely and isolated with lile or no family contact and would really appreciate a visit to have a chat and talk through things that are bothering them with a friend. This friendship can make a really big diﬀerence in both the lives of the older person and their volunteer. The aim of our service is to help older people who may be feeling lonely and isolated by providing the stability of a loyal friend who will regularly visit them at home, providing mutual friendship and companionship. Our visitors are carefully matched to an older person living nearby so that both par)es can gain mutual enjoyment from their friendship. Si if you feel you could help an older person by visi)ng them at a )me to suit you (evenings and weekends are OK too) please give us a call on 01252 266841 or email oﬃce@sh-ac.org.uk
part of the Lions Club Interna)onal. Please, if you are a follower of “Lions in Your Community” or know of anyone who may be interested in joining us, please make contact by calling 0345 8339553. You can give as lile or as much )me as you are able and in return you will be serving your local community and making new friends. Although the prime focus of the Club is to provide help to people and organisa)ons in our community, we have fun along the way by organising social events for members and friends, e.g., dinners at local hostelries, weekends away, quiz teams, visits to places of interest, wine tas)ng, etc. Meet the Lions Coﬀee Mornings The next Surrey Border Lions Coﬀee Mornings are at 11:00 on Thursday 27th February at Hillier Garden Centre and 2nd April at The Bee Pub and Restaurant, Windlesham; so why not come along and “Meet the Lions”.
Our next FREE networking evening is Tuesday 7th March At the Red Lion pub 6.00pm- 8.00pm
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Please contact us on 07973 560216
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 wondering if you can draw or paint? Or do you know already but want more prac0ce Then come and join us at the
WINDLESHAM ART GROUP
The Windlesham Art Group is a well established club which meets on a Tuesday morning from 11.15 to 2.15 every two weeks in the Link at St John’s Church, Windlesham. It is open to all ages and a wide geographic community – from Camberley to Sunningdale, Windsor to Chobham and beyond. Some members are new to art and are exploring and developing their abili)es with guidance on techniques and subjects from the more experienced members. Some of the more prac)sed members are now exhibi)ng and even selling their crea)ons. Whether an absolute beginner or a seasoned ar)st, they all like the friendly, relaxed, undemanding social atmosphere of the group. Each session costs £3 to cover the overheads and includes coﬀee/ tea and biscuits. Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy yourself.
For dates and further informa)on, contact June Pugh (01276 503 702) (email@example.com) or Terry Woodger (01276 451 647) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Tringhams West End Centre and Lunch Club Fancy ge>ng out of the house for a bit, enjoying home cooked food and mee0ng new friends? TRINGHAMS meets on Mondays and Fridays at the Sports Pavillion, Benner Lane in West End from 11.00 to 15.00 We are a Charity and have our own mini buses which collect folk from their homes in West End, Bisley, Chobham, Lightwater and Windlesham. Our members are in their 70's, 80's and 90's. Once at the Centre we enjoy coﬀee and biscuits before having a good 'home cooked meal'. There are quizzes, bingo, games, music and newspapers to read. You can have a shoulder massage or your nails done by one of our volunteers. TLC is available in abundance!! We also have occasional ou)ngs to local places of interest. So if you, or someone you know, lives locally and would like to try us out, please give us a call! Would you like to drive a minibus? (You need to be under 75.) Or could you spare an hour or two to help run the centre, by serving refreshments or simply having a chat? We are currently looking for volunteers, so if you could spare some )me call us. You can have a lot of fun and make a big diﬀerence to people’s lives.
Please call Jane or Ruth on 07506461600
Windlesham Country Market Is a local community co-opera)ve. The market meets on 1st Saturday of the month from February to November and 2nd Saturday in December. 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. All Saints’ Community Hall, Broadway Road Lightwater GU18 5SJ. Home made baked goods, savouries, preserves and honey are all produced by our cooks holding Level 11 Hygiene cer)ﬁcates and registered with their Local Authority. In addi)on plants, fruit and vegetables in season are available. A varied selec)on of craG stalls including local ar)sts are also present. Refreshments are on oﬀer and there is a car park at the rear of the hall accessed by a track beside the hall. We are always looking for talented home cooks, home growers and home craGs people to become members of Windlesham Country market.
Strike up new friendships when you join Camberley and District Probus Club for re)red or semi-re)red men with professional or business background. Members and partners par)cularly enjoy the camaraderie of our regular ou)ngs, annual holiday, occasional bowls, golf and quiz contests. We meet on the ﬁrst Wednesday of the month for a convivial lunch at Pine Ridge Golf Club. We’re a welcoming club: to ﬁnd out more contact assistant secretary Brian Barrow : 01276 21771 firstname.lastname@example.org www.camberleyprobus.org.uk
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Got a problem with a product or service? If you’re wondering what to do about a problem with a car, an electrical appliance, a package holiday or another product or service, we’re here to help. Got a problem with a product or service? Know your rights In 2015 the Consumer Rights Act came into force providing greater protection if goods or services are faulty. Within 30 days of purchase you can reject most products if they are not “as described, of satisfactory quality and fit for the consumer’s particular purpose”. This excludes perishable goods, digital content and purchases from non-business sellers. For most products, if a fault occurs in the first 6 months the presumption is that it has been there since purchase. Unless the retailer can prove it wasn’t, they need to replace or repair the item – and if a repair isn’t satisfactory you can insist on a refund (or a discount if you’d prefer to keep it, or if it’s a motor vehicle). After 6 months it is up to you to prove the product was faulty when you bought it – but if necessary you have up to 6 years to make a claim in court. Manufacturer warranties and guarantees add to your rights under the Act. Each one is different, but they tend to be useful if something’s gone wrong after the first 6 months and you want a repair or replacement - it’s tricky to do this as you may have to prove you didn’t cause the problem Services must be performed with "reasonable care and skill" and "within a reasonable time”. Any statement a trader makes while a consumer is deciding to enter into the contract (or making a later decision about the service) is now legally binding. Can you make a claim? You can find out if you’re entitled to make a claim by using our national website – go to citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer -where you can find tools to help if you have faulty goods or have a problem with a service or a motor vehicle. In this section you can get information about how to complain and also find lots of “template” letters which will help you complain in writing about products and services.
Get more help If you don’t get anywhere with your initial approach, the “Get more help” link in the same section provides information about Trading Standards, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and other things you can do. You can make a claim in court, but this can be stressful and time consuming - it’s probably only worth doing this if the item was expensive - and the judge will probably ask if you have tried ADR. Many sellers are now part of ADR schemes which offer a range of mediation, arbitration and ombudsman arrangements. Help on the phone Around half a million people phone the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline each year and around 98% say they are satisfied with the help they receive. You can contact the helpline free between 9am and 5pm on weekdays on 0808 223 1133.
Citizens Advice Surrey Heath We are a local charity which provides free, confidential and impartial advice to anyone living or working in Surrey Heath. We are now 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. 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
Local groups, clubs & societies
Local groups, clubs & societies
Local groups, clubs & societies
Local groups, clubs & societies
Fun Quiz: Islands 1) The Dodecanese 2) Kenny Rogers 3) New Jersey 4) Lilliput 5) Eight 6) The Komodo Dragon 7) Lewis & Harris 8) False 9) Majorca 10)Utopia
Pictograms 1) Words of Wisdom 2) Game, Set & Match 3) Firing on All Cylinders
Numbers that Count
…Surrey Police 101 …Crime Stoppers 0800 555111 …Gas emergency service (Transco) 0800 111999 …Electricity (if your power supply is interrupted) …EDF Energy 0800 7838866 …Southern Electric 08457 708090 …Water 0845 7823333 …NHS Direct 0845 4647 …Frimley Park Hospital 01276 604604 …NCT 0870 4448707 …Samaritans 08457 909090 ...Childline 0800 1111 …Victim Support 0845 3030900 …Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111445 …Libraries 0845 6009009 …Surrey Heath Borough Council 01276 707100 ...Surrey County Council 03456 009009 …Arriva 01483 506919 …National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950
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The March 2020 issue of the popular community magazine covering Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham