92 October 2019
to the October Issue of Three Villages!
o nights are now longer than days- summer has left us and we are on the countdown to the festive period. But let’s make the most of Autumn with its lovely colours and (if we are lucky) some bright blustery days! It might be time to think about preparing your home and garden for winter. If you need house repairs/ boiler servicing/ kitchen Would you like to refreshed /garden cleared, you will find a local tradesperson to help just glam up your you within these pages! door with an autumn wreath? There are plenty of local events coming up in the next couple of You could get months - with an emphasis on the performing arts, so do take a creative, but if you look at the community pages and get out to support your local talent! There are also opportunities to give back to your community don’t have the time or flair, drop me an with volunteer work, or just find some new friends with some of email for prices! the fabulous clubs and societies on offer in our area! Remember to let me know if you have an event coming up in November or December that you would like to tell your neighbours about. I’ll happily add it to the community section. If you have a business or an event that could do with a pre-Christmas boost, please do get in touch on the details below We would love to add you to our list of happy and satisfied customers. Until next time...
Beauty: Fast Fixes Books: Fall into a Good Book this Autumn Technology: Things that go Bump in the Night Recipe: Leek Aubergine & Tomato Gra n Kids Page Just for Fun Special: The Menopause Horoscopes Cake & Bake: Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Ask Andy Ac v8: Right Thing Wrong?
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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 prac"ce 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) (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Terry Woodger (01276 451 647) (email@example.com)
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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 mee"ng 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 craO 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 craOs 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 email@example.com www.camberleyprobus.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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We’re 80 years old and going strong! How it all started The first 200 Citizens Advice Bureaux opened 80 years ago on 4 September 1939, the day after the start of the Second World War. From the start they were staffed by a committed group of volunteers. Back in those days we gave advice about wartime arrangements such as rationing or conscription, and people were also able to contact relatives in Europe through the Red Cross. Family incomes were dramatically reduced when fathers, husbands and sons went to war, so advice was also needed on how to economise. In areas where there had been extensive bombing, emergency advice was often provided on the spot from a modified horse box. After the war years The Citizens Advice service continued as an independent organisation, but the advice we gave had to reflect changing circumstances such as the economic disruption of the 1970’s and major redundancies in the 1980’s. The service has also had to respond to rapidly changing legislation such as the Rent Act, Poll Tax and now Universal Credit. We have often been able to alert government agencies and corporations to how they should improve services to citizens. Campaigns were particularly successful in areas such as hire purchase in the 1950’s and more recently payday lending and energy pricing. Alongside the advice service, in recent years Citizens Advice also took on the Pension Wise service and the Witness Service - support of court witnesses through 3,600 volunteers in 240 courts. New technology In the early days all the advice was delivered face-to-face and paper records were kept in filing cabinets. Now every adviser is equipped with a laptop or desktop which can instantly access the latest information about regulations, citizens rights, etc and which can record client information and advice in complete confidence in a central database. We have also responded to citizens expectations that they should be able to get advice by phone and online. Our Adviceline service enables phone calls to be directed to callers’ local Citizens Advice or to be redirected to neighbouring offices when needed. Our Webchat system provides instant online advice plus the option of email advice after hours. Where we are now The Citizens Advice service is made up of Citizens Advice, the national charity, and a network of over 280 independent local Citizens
Advice members. We currently have nearly 30,000 volunteers and staff providing advice from 2.300 locations across England and Wales. We provide advice to around 2.6 million citizens each year – 60% face-to-face, 33% by phone and 7% via webchat. Some of our faceto-face advice is provided at outreach locations or in people’s homes if they have difficulties travelling (40% of clients have a disability). Our advice often goes “the extra mile” by filling in complex forms for clients or contacting large organisations on their behalf. We also receive around 25 million visits to our national website where the most popular topics are: Benefits and tax credits Employment Consumer issues Debt Relationships and family Housing. Our funding comes entirely from grants and donations and for every £1 we spend it has been calculated that the benefit to our clients averages around £12. We hope to be around for the next 80 years – so if you need free, confidential and independent advice – you know where to come!
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
Local groups, clubs & societies
Local groups, clubs & societies
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Fun Quiz: Ghosts 1) Macbeth 2) Snapchat 3) Scream 4) The Woman in Black 5) Moaning Myrtle
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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 October 2019 issue of the popular community magazine for Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham