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TO THE POINT A few small changes this month, celebrating our sixth edition as VantagePoint. You get me first (and with an extra picture, for which apologies!) and the contents are now overleaf. Much more important is that we have decided to put the Jottings in date order to make it easier for you to see what events are happening when. I hope this improvement is helpful. Perhaps it is my age but I seem to have become addicted to Desert Island Discs. Pretty much all past recordings are now available, either through an app for the iPhone and iPad or online on the BBC iPlayer. And what a treasure trove they are. The format works so well that it has not changed since 1942 when Roy Plomley, who conceived the idea, made the first recording with the comedian, actor and musician Vic Oliver, who at the time was also the (unlikely and unliked) son-in-

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law of Winston Churchill. With such a wonderful back catalogue, the difficulty is choosing who to listen to. Recent gems include Robert Hardy (2011), Bill Nighy (2004), Richard Briers (2000), and the sonorous Sir Donald Sinden (1982) and Henry Blofeld (2003). Aung San Suu Kyi (2013) was inspiring, as was Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin (2014) who must surely be favourite as our first female Bishop. What is lovely about this programme is how it challenges preconceptions. John Prescott came across as a very decent man (2012) and even Ed Milliband (2013) seemed charming, although I will probably draw the line at Ed Balls. If you get the chance, go and see Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre until the 21st June. A great production with a wonderful cast, the highlight being a magnificent performance from Patricia Hodge which is worth the ticket price on its own.

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Jottings Back in the middle of April our kids very kindly treated us to a concert at G Live featuring the Bootleg Beatles. Angie is a very discerning Beatles fan with a fine collection of memorabilia including signed photos etc so she was all ready to give judgement. As it happens, even she was blown away with this band - they were terrific and the John Lennon looked more like John Lennon than John Lennon, if you know what I mean. It was a great night out as was an evening at the Cranleigh Arts Centre a few weeks later when we saw the brilliant Albert Lee in concert in a lovely, intimate venue with good acoustics and reasonably priced drinks. We are very lucky to have so many really good musical venues in our area. ‘The Journey Continues’ by Michael Hume, wildlife and nature photographer, is the latest exhibition at The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, GU4 8JU. It runs Monday 2nd to Monday 30th June, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free entry. Browse and buy from this stunning selection of wildlife photography. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more information see: www. davidshepherd.org. Once again, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice is running its popular plant sales

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through the summer months, where you can pick up some beautiful blooms whilst raising money for this important local charity. Laura Moody, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to those who have already donated plants to us. There is a wide range on offer, so come and pick up a bargain! Last year we raised over £1,500 through our plant sales, and we’d love to beat that this year! 100% of money raised goes to the Hospice.” The plant sale runs between 10am and 1pm at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham and will take place on the first Sunday of every month up until October. If you would like to donate any plants, please take them to the Hospice or call 01252 729446.

If you would like to enter Godalming in Bloom 2014 Sponsored by Burns & Webber, Cornmeter DIY and J Gorringe and Son Funeral Directors, please contact Beth Otway beth@ otway.com or telephone 01483 420989. The Godalming in Bloom dates for 2014 are as follows: Allotment judging will take place at the judge’s discretion between 1st June and 10th July; garden judging will take place on Monday 30th June, Tuesday 1st July, Wednesday 2nd July, school judging will take place on Monday 7th July, commercial judging will take place on Friday 11th July and the prize giving will be held on

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Wednesday 23rd July at 6pm in the Octagon, Church Street, Godalming. If you would like to sponsor the competition or donate a prize, please contact Beth Otway beth@otway. com or telephone 01483 420989. Here’s a link to the latest Godalming in Bloom newsletter. It’s a PDF, which you can download from here: http:// goo.gl/OyW3mG?gdriveurl. Now the morris dancing season is on us once again, have you thought about having a crack at it yourself? It’s good aerobic exercise as well as being fun. Pilgrim Morris Men will be dancing, playing and singing around the area throughout the summer, typically at a pub on a weekday evening from about 8pm. Go along and see for yourself. If you have an acoustic instrument, then take that with you as they often have a music session in the pub after the dancing. During June they will be found at The Alfred, Upper Hale (Monday 2nd), The Harrow, Compton (Wednesday 11th), Royal Oak, Wood Street Village (Tuesday 17th) and the Hogs Back Brewery followed by the White Hart at Tongham (Wednesday 25th). A full programme and an email contact can be found on their website: www. PilgrimMorrisMen.org.uk or phone Phil on 01483 420763. Serendipity Fashions will once again hold a Charity Garden Party Week

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Creating an outdoor living space can be done on a budget, says Charlie Smith. By using what you already have, limiting purchases to the basics, and creating a focal point, you can easily and inexpensively create a wonderful ambience and space in your garden. Before You Begin Ask yourself how you and your family currently use the garden space and how you would like to use it with just a few simple changes. The answers will help you determine what you need to take away or add to the current outdoor space. Focal Point Similar to creating an inviting indoor living space, the garden living space needs a focal point. The focal point may already exist - in the home’s architecture, in the landscaping, or in a garden structure such as a gazebo. If you don’t have one, you can add your own focal point. Gazebos are a great starting block for building an indoor vibe outside. They come in all shapes and sizes these days, and you can get pop-up gazebos for less than £50. Hang curtains, lanterns and fairy lights, add some 8

comfy chairs, pillows or cushions, lay down a rug, and you can transform a garden area. Fire Pit Table One of the most popular and easy additions to the outdoor living space is a fire pit table. The fire pit table can be low to the ground, with a wide perimeter where guests and family members can sit low on cushions and feel chilled and relaxed vantagepointmag.co.uk


around the fire. The fire pit adds instant warmth to any dusky evening when the sun goes down. Water Element If you already have fire, add water. A water element creates a soothing and pleasant addition to an outdoor living space. It could be a small waterfall as part of the landscaping or an inexpensive water feature from your local garden centre or DIY store. Mix and Match Outdoor Seating Invest in an outdoor furniture set with a love seat, chairs and table. These do not have to be expensive and you can mix and match pieces by shopping at local car boot sales, or use Freecycle or eBay. The styles and materials do not have to match. You can paint all of the pieces the same colour to make them appear as a cohesive set. Add outdoor cushions to the pieces to make them more comfortable, and use brightly coloured scatter pillows and throws too.

Umbrella Table The biggest and best investment you can make in your outdoor space is a table with an umbrella. With mixed up chair designs the table becomes an instant gathering place for your family and friends. Use the table to dine alfresco, play board games, or just relax over a wonderfully healthy breakfast to start the day in the spring sunshine.

On a Budget Tip: Use What you Have Use what you already have. If you have an old table that has been relegated to the basement or garage, it can be covered with a tablecloth or painted and used in a covered outdoor space. The same can be done with old side tables and chairs. If you have large pieces of wood from trees that had to be cut down, use them as seats for the fire pit after cutting to low stool size pieces. Longer pieces may be sliced in half, attached to two round log pieces and be used as long benches. June 2014

Lighting Lighting is not something home owners would overlook in their indoor spaces, and it should also be considered for outdoor spaces. Invest in solar lawn lights to mark or make pathways to outdoor living spaces. Lanterns and fairy lights create a calm and magical atmosphere too. Tiki torches, citronella torches, and floating candles in your water element also add ambience. FIND OUT MORE

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during 3rd to 7th June at their shop in Chilworth. Five different charities will benefit from the event. Each day, from Tuesday to Saturday, will be ‘owned’ by a different charity and a percentage of the days’ takings, proceeds from a raffle and donations for tea, coffee and cakes will go to the charity. Last year they raised £2,350. Tea will be served in the shop’s garden, under a gazebo, on small tables with pretty china and everybody is invited. Visit www.serendipityfashions.co.uk or email info@serendipityfashions. co.uk for further information. Sunday 3rd June and 6th July are the dates for the next Haslemere Farmers’ Markets, (every first Sunday of the month). Open from 10am1.30pm in the High Street, Haslemere. Try turkey sausages, locally made bread, jams and preserves. Taste a wide variety of Italian cakes and baked goods, curry sauces and chutneys and maybe buy some fresh fish, shellfish, fresh organic meat, sausages, roses and bedding plants, chocolate, pies, patisserie, crafts and

soap. You can talk to the producers and learn how your food is produced and where it comes from. Haslemere Transition Town are now recycling second hand books, so take your old ones and buy some new. If you can’t make Haslemere Farmers Market go along and sample all the above at Milford Farmers’ Market on Sunday 15th June at Secretts’, Milford, GU8 5HU. You might also meet Paddington Bear! Also Godalming Farmers’ Market which is on 28th June in the High Street (last Saturday of every month) from 10am-4pm. For more details call 07428 784876, or email admin@farmersmarketsurrey.co.uk. Summer is nearly upon us; a time to think about getting out and trying new activities. Ladies, have you ever thought about joining the WI? Ockford-Godalming Afternoon WI usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm at the Scout and Guide Headquarters, Seymour Road, off Eashing Lane, Godalming. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 4th June, when Edward

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Bellingham will be talking on ‘Helping Africa to help itself – the work of ‘Send a Cow’ Charity’. The meeting on 2nd July will include a talk by Val Napier on ‘Osteoporosis – how can we care for our bones’. As well as regular meetings, outings are arranged in the summer, there are social evenings, plus monthly local pub lunches, book reading evenings and regular art and craft sessions. If you would like to go along and join them, please contact the Secretary on 01483 421433. You will be warmly welcomed. Les Amitiés Françaises, who celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, are looking forward to their annual outing on Thursday 5th June (the Mary Rose (Tudor ship) Museum); a relaxed, probably convivial AGM on Sunday 22nd June and the annual lunch on Saturday 12th July at Thursley, commemorating the fall of the Bastille. All details of membership for the next season, starting in September, are available from John Petty, tel. 01483 861974, or johnpetty@sky.com. The printed programme is generally

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available from August. If you are interested and speak some French, go along and try them. Their talks are in French with French lecturers but they are used to speaking to English audiences. The next Cranleigh Antiques Collectors and Craft Fairs, held at Cranleigh Village Hall, GU6 8AT are on Saturdays 5th and 19th June from 7am to 3.30pm. Free entry. Refreshments available. The Shere Antiques Collectors and Craft Fairs at Shere Village Hall, GU5 9HB are on Tuesdays 8th and 22nd June from 11am to 5pm. Free entry and parking. Refreshments available. Another busy month for Cranleigh Village Sports and Social Club. On Thursday 5th June it’s Dance Night at 8pm, on Saturday 7th June there is a live band, Worlds Apart and on Friday 13th June it’s Quiz Night. The Quiz comprises teams of four to six; all welcome, members, guests, non-members. There are various categories of questions including

general knowledge, sport, TV, music, history and geography, film, food and drink and books. Bar meals available before the quiz from 6.30pm-7.30pm. There is more live music on Saturdays 14th and 21st June and then on Thursday 26th it’s ‘Big Band Sound’: John Sandford at 8pm; all welcome. Don’t forget it’s Bingo every Sunday at 7.30pm. If you just want to pop into the club for a drink or a bite, opening times are Monday to Friday, 12 noon-2.30pm. Evenings 6pm -11pm. Saturday 12 noon-11.30pm: Sunday 12 noon-10.30pm. For further details of all events, Contact: Yvonne Little or Richard Wood on 01483 276246

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Elstead, Godalming. Tickets are only £15 to include wine tasting together with cheese and biscuits. Why not get a group together for a fun table of six or eight? Call Carol May on 01252 782070, email: carolmay@onetel.net or Joan Oldroyd on 01252 705045, email: joan.oldroyd@hotmail.co.uk On Friday 6th June, from 7.30pm8.15pm there is a Special tercentenary Meeting for Worship (45 minutes) at the old Quaker Burial Ground, Binscombe Lane, GU7 3QL (next to house called Fox’s Barn with tall black barn attached to it). Early Quakers in Godalming were buried here from 1659 to 1790. All are invited (but take a chair if you can). It’s an opportunity to experience a shortened version of a Quaker Meeting for Worship without going to the Meeting House. In the event of rain, phone 01428 684061 after 5 pm for information on whether the event is going ahead. Also, from Monday 16th June to Saturday 5th July there is a Quaker Exhibition at Godalming Museum. ‘Peacemakers in Wartime and Now’.

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in June. This will be used to purchase and install two 199kW Herz wood chip boilers and install a district heating system supplying heat to the residential buildings on the Estate. The Coop will sell heat to Care Ashore at a price which is less than the price currently paid for heating oil. The Co-op will also receive payment of the “Renewable Heat Incentive” (RHI). This income will be used to meet the Co-op’s costs and pay interest to its investors, anticipated to be at the rate of about 7% per annum. If the Co-op makes a return of more than 7% p.a. the surplus will be paid to Care Ashore to support their work, reduce their fuel bills and enable them to improve their energy efficiency. The Co-op will last for twenty years. Investors will become members of the Co-op and each member will have a vote and a say in how the Co-op is run and managed. The Co-op will apply to HMRC for advance assurance that the scheme qualifies under the EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) for tax relief. This may only be available for investments made by mid-July when the EIS changes. EIS relief reduces an investor’s liability to income tax by 30% of the amount invested, making investment even more attractive. The full details, assumptions and risks relating to the financial returns will be set out in the share offer document. So if you interested in investing from £250 and are keen to: • • • •

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SOARING INTO SPACE The University of Surrey is involved in a plethora of projects about Space. Read on to get a glimpse into some of these exciting initiatives.

Dealing with space debris and monitoring spacecraft Have you ever wondered what happens to satellites when they cease to work or come to the end of their life? Researchers at Surrey are working on technology that could help clear up space debris and service spacecraft. As the Head of the Surrey Technology for Autonomous systems and Robotics (STAR) Lab within the Surrey Space Centre, Professor Yang Gao and her team are working on a four-year project called ‘Reconfigurable Autonomy’. “Repairing space vehicles and sorting out space debris is challenging, dangerous and costs a lot when you employ humans to do the work,” she says. “This is why the space industry demands robotic solutions to do this instead. “We are creating intelligent robotic systems to inspect, monitor and identify when spacecraft needs repairing. These systems will also have the potential to support astronauts on space missions, and to deal with space debris. “Our autonomous technology will be deployed in snakelike robots. These robots will have a great deal of manipulability, building a perception of their environment using built-in cameras. Our technology could also work on simpler platforms, such as robotic arms, like the type used in car manufacturing factories.”

This may make it possible for robots to assist astronauts in the International Space Station – by carrying out hardware checks and testing equipment in the run-up to important missions. Another potential application is within the nuclear industry, identifying decommissioned radioactive waste in nuclear plants, saving human operators from potential radiation exposure. “Such techniques allow humans to operate robotic systems from a safe distance, letting the robot deal with risky tasks and interact with unknown or faulty objects in Space, or in radioactive nuclear plants on Earth. Once fully developed, the technology will be robust and reliable, and can benefit other space projects such as AAReST led by Professor Underwood.” Professor Gao’s ultimate goal is to deploy reconfigurable, autonomous robots in spacecraft of different sizes and shapes. “I feel robotic agents will play a crucial role in future space missions in supporting astronauts, and my team are enthusiastic and excited about new opportunities and applications of the technologies we are developing.” AAReST

The robot’s vision system means that the technology can recognise objects (shapes, colours, angles) as a human would, learning to detect, track and recognise anomalies of the spacecraft.

Professor Craig Underwood is leading the UK’s side of a project called AAReST, which stands for the ‘Autonomous Assembly of a Reconfigurable Space Telescope’.

“If you had a malfunctioning part on a moving spacecraft, our technology enables space robots to detect these issues, and to potentially fix the problem there and then, without human intervention.”

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assembling telescope, 100m in diameter. This telescope will capture images of Space in more detail, and over greater distances than ever before. Professor Underwood explains, “We want to create a big, flexible and cost-effective telescope that takes a better picture of Space than any other. To do this, we need to build a massive photographic aperture in Space – a telescope that will photograph deep Space.” This aperture will be constructed from lots of separate, smaller satellites which will be launched into Space and then automatically come together to form one huge telescope. Each satellite carries a mirror, whose shape can change to form the perfect optical surface. “Astronomers need big telescopes for Space. The bigger the mirror, the more light you can gather, so fainter objects can be identified and captured on camera. Due to the time it takes for light to travel through Space, when we look at faint objects we are actually looking back in time so it is exciting to have the ability to look at Space’s past. “Because our telescope will be flexible, and assemble and reassemble itself, it will be able to adapt to suit different space-scapes in the solar system and beyond. With such an enormous and flexible telescope we could not only discover new planets and new life in the Universe, but also protect people on Earth from severe weather or natural phenomena through improved monitoring of Earth from Space – telescopes can look down as well as up!” To prove that a large-scale Space telescope of this nature will work, the team is first building a smaller-scale prototype, named a ‘MicroSat’. This MicroSat comprises a core satellite carrying a special camera on a long boom, with two tiny deployable ‘mirror-sats’ which enable the camera to record Space in high-definition detail. “People have followed the Hubble Space telescope, which was brilliant at the time of its inception, but is now nearing the end of its life. Hubble has delivered stunning images but our vision is of a telescope over 50 times June 2014

more powerful. NASA is also building the James Webb Space Telescope, which is bigger than Hubble, but the mirror is still rigid and inflexible and ultimately still limited in size.” The AAReST project has passed a preliminary design review, where teams from NASA and associated academics assessed the project’s viability. With this vote of confidence, Professor Underwood hopes that his team’s prototype will build support for the initiative to create a full-size, 100m telescope for use on Earth as well as Space exploration. Aside from the incredible potential to discover new planets and learn more about our Galaxy in Space, the telescope could also orbit our planet, looking down in real-time, with applications in search missions to find debris in oceans, and to track and predict natural disasters. He concludes, “The beauty of this project is that the satellite will automatically build itself, like an intelligent robot.” Galaxy evolution through the eyes of globular clusters Professor Mark Gieles, Chair of Surrey’s Astrophysics Research Group, is exploring the origin of the Milky Way and its globular clusters – the stars that orbit the Galaxy’s centre. These are systems containing several hundred thousand stars that are almost as old as the Universe, and therefore they carry important information about the birth and evolution of the Milky Way itself. He recently secured a grant from the European Research Council, to build a research team at the University of Surrey. Professor Gieles and his group are performing detailed computer simulations of the evolutions of these globular clusters, reenacting the journey of particles through Space to learn about their lives. This simulation will then be compared to data of the ESA-Gaia satellite launched (not by Surrey) into Space last year to compile a map of over a billion stars in the Milky Way over the coming decade. 15


to question common perceptions such as the Milky Way being perfectly spherical, and it is entirely possible that the data that Gaia delivers over the next ten years will prove this hypothesis correct.

The Gaia satellite is currently travelling around the sun, mapping stars in the Galaxy, multiple times. Its orbit takes the same as the Earth (one year), and the Gaia satellite continuously compares the new positions of stars to their previously measured positions. Comparing the changing positions of these stars can tell researchers how strong the Milky Way’s gravitational pull is, and can therefore give them more of an idea about what will happen in the future. More importantly, it shows scientists how the Galaxy may have formed. The movement of stars will reveal more about the existence of dark matter, phenomena that scientists believe exists but which cannot be observed with existing methods.

Formation of structure in a ‘warm dark matter’ Universe, photo credit Justin Read and Alex Hobbs

“The scientific community is engaged in this initiative, and to bring these ideas together, Professor Justin Read and myself initiated the ‘Gaia Challenge’, calling on astrophysicists from across the world to build a variety of mock-galaxy formations and globular clusters on computers, bringing together all these possibilities in order to explore new theories about the origins of the Universe. “We can’t wait to get the next batch of data from the Gaia satellite. Then we can test out our predictions and methods of analysis, and see what the Milky Way is really like. How old is it? How did it evolve?”

“We still do not know what or where dark Formation of a large galactic disk in the early Universe, photo credit matter is within the Milky Oscar Agertz Way,” Professor Gieles says. “But the movement and behaviour of these stars Further space projects - mapped out thanks to Gaia - is the only way we can study where this matter might be. Once we know more - Improving the ‘wasp drill’ to drill about the locations of the stars, and strength of their into highly-oxidised rocks on other gravitational pull, we can paint a better picture of what planets the Milky Way looks like and how it behaves. In turn, we hope to understand more about dark matter and its - Creating a ‘flying wing’ aircraft to fly effect on our Milky Way. on Mars “It will be at least two years before Gaia starts to return data that we can use. But that doesn’t mean our work FIND OUT MORE can’t start. Along with international collaborators, we Discover more by following the two links below: are creating a range of mock-formations of stars, to help Surrey Space Centre - www.surrey.ac.uk/ssc us try to begin predicting what shape the Milky Way is.” Astrophysics Research Group

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A slightly quieter month for Farncombe Music Club in June. Following an appearance at Windlesham in May, Friday 6th June will see Dani Wilde and Todd Sharpville at St. John’s Church, Farncombe. They are two of the UK’s finest blues exponents touring the country together in a rare, unplugged/acoustic format under the title of “Two Guitars and a OneEyed Dog”. www.daniwilde.com and www.toddsharpville.com. Tickets: £12 advance (£15 door) from www. wegottickets.com/julianlewrymusic, or Record Corner, Pound Lane, Godalming. There’s another Record and CD Fair at St John’s Church Room, Farncombe, on Saturday 14th June. It runs from 10am to 3pm and there is always a great selection of CDs and DVDs available. Do go along and have a good browse. They also have a good selection of vinyl records which are becoming more and more popular. Looking ahead to the second half of the year, there are some great names lined-up including the reunion

of 70s soul band Kokomo in August and top female singer-songwriters Beverley Craven, Nerina Pallot and Julia Fordham as well as over in Windlesham, 80s chart band China Crisis. The National Garden Scheme (NGS) has raised over £20m for nursing and care charities in the past 10 years. I really think it is a wonderful concept and apart from raising so much money allows us, the general public, to visit some of the country’s most beautiful gardens, from huge formal gardens to little cottage gardens. The NGS Festival Weekend takes place over 7th/8th June and there are a number of lovely gardens open in Surrey, including Loseley Park in Guildford, Glenavon Close in Esher, Moleshill Park and Fairmile Lea in Cobham. Do have a look at their website www.ngs.org.uk and use the online ‘garden search’ tool for further details, directions and photos.

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Icebreakers - a local dining club for the single over 40’s. They meet every few weeks for a meal at a number of different venues in West Sussex and Surrey. There is always a friendly atmosphere and new people are welcomed into the group by the organiser and existing members. There’s no membership or joining fee so members feel free to attend as often as they would like. See www. icebreakersclub.co.uk for more information or call Jacquie on 01403 273480

Walkers are invited to explore some new paths through Surrey and help raise funds to restore the Wey & Arun Canal with the 42nd annual ‘Poddle’ sponsored walk on Sunday 8th June. One of the highlights of the walk will be the new riverside path created by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) along the banks of the Cranleigh Waters in Shalford. This new path, built by volunteers, winds its way from Shalford towards Hammond Landscapes_Layout 17/10/2013 Page 1 Are you single and looking to meet Bramley and 1takes in part of18:08 what will new people? If so why not contact be the new Hunt Nature Park. The

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Hold your own Wacky Rally with your friends and race your fastest cars against each other. Use jam jar lids, juice and milk carton tops, cotton reels, buttons, old CDs or discs cut from card for the wheels and anything you like for the body. The Batmobile was made by taping straw axles to the bottom of a plastic drink bottle. Design a sign and a chequered flag and get set to go! Here’s how to make some of the cars on the grid …

Balloon Car Use wind power to propel a junk car across the floor. The body of the car can be made from any kind of box - the trick is to angle the bendy straw upwards to keep the balloon off the floor. Remember, the car will go in the direction of the balloon. Tape two pieces of straw to the base of the matchbox. Cut two axles from wooden skewers a little wider than the box, push through the straw and fix a wheel on each end (as for the Elastic band car).

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• Sturdy cardboard tube, such as from a roll of foil • Drinking straw • Wooden skewers • Plastic lids for wheels • Glue • Thick elastic band • Plastic milk bottle to cut up for the nose and tail Elastic bands have been silently powering thousands of junk cars across pavements and living rooms for decades. Once you’ve mastered the technology you can adapt it to your own vehicle design. Think of this one as a starting point. You’ll find lots of other ideas on the internet on maker’s forums. Although simple in design, it can be quite tricky to get these cars to run properly because if the axles aren’t straight, or the wheels aren’t fixed really securely to the axles, they won’t turn.

Make two holes at opposite ends of the cardboard tube and insert two short lengths of drinking straw. Push short lengths of a wooden skewer through the straws and attach wheels to each end. Plastic milk bottle and jar lids are good here. Put them on a wooden board and pierce the centre with a sharp skewer, knitting needle or nail. Then push on to the skewer. They should stay, but if not, glue with a blob of strong plastic model making glue. Push a third short skewer through the tube about three quarters of the way down. This should be really snug – you may want to glue it in place. Cut a thick elastic band into a long strip and tie one end to this skewer and one end to the back axle. You can experiment with a second elastic band on the other side too. To run your car, turn the back axle to wind the elastic tight, then put it on the ground and release.

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as a team and pledging to raise more than £200. Any money raised by team entries will be split equally with a charity of the team’s choosing. Fight cancer with laughter! Guildfordbased cancer charity The Fountain Centre is excited to announce its first Comedy Night, on Sunday 8th June. It features three on-trend comedians: Russell Hicks, Sunna Jarman and Ola! and takes place in the beautiful Roger Tichbourne Pub in Loxwood. The evening kicks off with a free glass of wine and some delicious nibbles while you get ready for some very funny entertainment. For more information and box office details visit the website www.fountaincentre.org or www. facebook.com/FountainCentre . Peaslake Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 8th June 2014, from 12 noon to 5pm. Entry costs including FREE raffle ticket: adults £6; seniors £5; children under 14 voluntary contributions please. Tickets available from Peaslake Stores a couple of weeks ahead of the event and then

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on the day at the school and some gardens. Ladies, why not do something different this summer? Perhaps you could take up a new sport; golf for example. West Surrey Golf Club, Enton Green, Godalming, GU8 5AF is holding a coffee morning on Monday 9th June at 11am. Whether learning golf for the first time, getting back into golf or looking for a new club, why not come and see what West Surrey has to offer. The club’s team of qualified PGA Professionals will be on hand to give you a free taster coaching session and lady members will be happy to talk to you over a cup of coffee and Danish pastry in the clubhouse. For ladies who are looking for a members’ club to join, go and enjoy a free round of golf with members, and take your friends with you. West Surrey is one of the best golf courses in the area, a beautiful, quiet parkland course with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The course is well-tended and lovely to play. The clubhouse is a cosy, barnstyle building, which lends itself well

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The business has certainly changed over those years but at the heart of Secretts there remains a passionate determination to grow first class crops and deliver them at their freshest to the customers, whether that is Secretts own Farm Shop or elsewhere through its wholesale operations. In recent years the Secretts Farm team have developed a range of baby leaf salads that have set them apart from other growers and added to their reputation for growing innovative and exciting crops. The production team have focussed on growing leaf varieties that are packed with flavour and colour such as the peppery Land Cress, mild and sweet Tat Soi, fiery Greek Cress and the gorgeous deep crimson of Red Amaranth. The Farm Manager, Greg Secrett (pictured opposite), is continually reviewing the range of baby leaf he grows and can respond quickly to the changing demands of his customers. “It is important for us to be different”, he explains. “If the supermarkets begin stocking a certain salad leaf then we lose interest in it. We want to be one step ahead all the time and that is what our Restaurant customers and Farm Shop customers want too.”

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Unlike many other farms in the Thames Valley, Secretts have continued to grow using the principles of a traditional market garden. This means that it has not set all of the land aside for just one or two high yielding crops but, instead it continues to grow a wide and hugely diverse mix right through the year. As well as the baby leaf, Secretts Farm grows many varieties of lettuce including Lollo Rosso, Cos, Lollo Bionda and Baby Gem. The sight of the young lettuce plants in straight rows out in the field is really quite a joyful sight and reminds us that salad comes out of the ground and not a bag. Then there are of course the wonderful summer crops of strawberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries and plums. Not to mention, pumpkins, corn on the cob and all of the root vegetables later in the year. How lucky are we to have a farm growing such a wide and exciting range of produce right here on our doorstep in the heart of the Surrey Hills? And how proud would Frederick Augustus be, to know that the fine tradition and careful disciplines of growing fruit and vegetables that he started back in 1908 continue today, as it did then, at Secretts Farm?

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to many enjoyable social club events. If you would like to go along give one of the following a ring: Gillie Ure, Lady Captain – 01428 684377. Christine Staff – 01428 683403. Sarajane Bartlett – 01483 417623. West Surrey Golf Club Pro Shop - 01483 417278 or Club Secretary – 01483 411832. You will receive a warm welcome. Watts Gallery has two exhibitions opening in June. On Tuesday 10th, running until Sunday 9th November, ‘Ellen Terry: The Painter’s Actress’ will be the first exhibition to explore how the influence of Britain’s most famous Victorian actress reached beyond the stage to inspire generations of visual artists. Bringing together paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and film – including material rarely or never previously exhibited – the show will trace Ellen Terry’s journey from emerging teenage starlet to cultural icon. Then on Sunday 8th to Sunday 31st August, Peter Blake: Pop Victoriana traces the ‘godfather of British pop art’ Sir Peter Blake’s fascination with Victoriana. The

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Shakespeare Company (GSC), kick off their 9th Open-Air season with the gloriously frivolous comedy Twelfth Night. “If music be the food of love, play on” - I can still remember the opening line from when I did it for ‘O’ level English. If only I could remember what I did yesterday! Set amidst the leafy surroundings of Guildford Castle Gardens, some of Shakespeare’s best-loved characters – Sir Toby Belch, Malvolio, Viola, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek – combine with some of his most enduring poetry in GSC’s new production of this brilliant comedy. The play runs from 12th to 28th June (no performances Sundays) and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £21 Adult, £17.50 Concessions (Over 60, under 16, students, Equity). Go to www.guildford-shakespearecompany.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01483 304384. For the diary GSC’s next production is Henry V which will be performed in the grounds of Guildford Cathedral. It will run from 14th to 26th July and tickets are available now.

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Surrey Artists Open Studios is an annual event which takes place across the county for two weeks in June. This year a group of eight local artists will be taking up residence at The Old School Room, Peaslake from 12th June 6.00pm-8.30pm, 13th-15th June 11am-5pm. Amanda Cobbett, Becca Clegg, Fleur Andreas, Gill Denyer, Julie Barham, Lillian Spibey, Louisa Sullivan and Tim Burns will be showcasing their work, which includes ceramics, glass, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles. There will also be workshops in felting, papier mâché sculptures, digital photography and mixed media. See www.surreyopenstudios. org.uk/event/studios.php?ven_ number=136 for further details or to book.

‘The Railway Man’ starring Colin Firth as Eric Lomax and Nicole Kidman as Patti. Based on a true story, it’s about Eric Lomax, an ex-Japanese prisoner of war who sets out to confront the Japanese officer responsible for much of his ill treatment. Much acclaimed film. Tickets for each film cost £5 (£3 for children under 15) on the door, or in advance from Chiddingfold Post Office. Season Tickets are also available from both locations. For all the latest information and screening dates sign up to their online mailing list, or see the website at www. chiddingfold-hall.org.uk. For further details, especially any advance ticket enquiries or if you are interested in joining as a volunteer, please contact Matthew Lacey on 01428 683120, or email cinema.admin@chiddingfoldhall.org.uk.

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the picturesque village known for its famous cricket ground and pub. The trail then takes walkers onto Frensham Common, before circling round to finish back in Tilford, where a free cream tea awaits every walker. The walk is open to people of all ages and abilities, with a choice of five or 10 miles. Dogs are also welcome. Registration is £12 for adults and over-14s, and £5 for those under 14. Once registered, you will receive a Walker’s Pack, containing all you need for the day. Registration costs are higher on the day, so make sure to book your place by registering by phone on 01252 729446, or online at www.pth.org.uk There is no minimum sponsorship, but every penny raised will go towards helping the Hospice carry out its important work providing specialist palliative care to adult patients and their families affected by a terminal illness. The Surrey Hills Family Concert will be held on Saturday 14th June at 6.30pm at Cranleigh Village Hall. Tickets are £8 for adults and £4 for children and

include refreshments. Available from the choir website www.surreyhillschoirs.co.uk or call Debbie on 01483 276281. The evening brings together the Training Choir, Young Voices and Singers (mums’ choir) for an entertaining evening of song. There is a lovely mixed programme that should appeal to everyone. Dunsfold Conservative Branch invites you to visit Windsor Castle on Saturday 14th June. Highlights include: the lavish State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dolls House, the fabulous Gothic St George’s Chapel and Windsor Great Park. The coach will leave at 9am from the Winn Hall, Dunsfold or pick-up from Sainsburys, Godalming en route. Ticket price £27.50 each to include coach travel and guided tour of the Castle. To book a seat, please send a cheque payable to SWSCA to: John Gray, 8 Binhams Meadow, Dunsfold, Surrey GU8 4LF. Telephone 01483 200916. The beat goes on at Grayshott Folk Club with another two gigs in June.

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They are diversifying with some Americana/Folk Rock on Saturday 14th June at 7.30pm when The Kennedys will be arriving fresh from the United States to play some of their own original material as well as performing a tribute to Nanci Griffiths. The Kennedys have been part of Nanci Griffiths’ backing band for some years. What is even more exciting is the prospect of Edwina Hayes playing a solo spot and then joining them on stage for the Nanci Griffith tribute. It will be a fantastic night of music. All tickets £12. Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096. They follow that up on Saturday 28th June with young Maz O’Connor performing her own interpretations of some traditional Folk songs as well as playing some of her own compositions. She has just released a brand new album ‘This Willowed Light’, parts of which she will be performing on the night. What makes this gig even more exciting is that Maz will be joined by Hazel Askew of Lady Maisery, who wowed Grayshott Village Hall in March this year. Adult tickets £12, children

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under 16, £6. Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096. Both concerts are at Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, GU26 6TZ. You can also buy tickets for all Grayshott Folk Club events from: Magical Rooms, 2 Headley Road, Grayshott. (Opposite The Fox and Pelican pub) Tel: 01428 608340, Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, Grayshott. Tel: 01428 604041 and Haslemere Bookshop, High Street, Haslemere. Tel: 01428 652952 Learn more about the industrial history of Godalming. The next walk this summer will be on Saturday 14th June starting at 2.30pm at the Pepperpot. The walking is gentle and the walk usually lasts about an hour and a half and cover High Street, Bridge Street and the Bury Fields. If you would like more information contact Pam Talbot at pamtalbot@clara.co.uk . If the walks have to be cancelled a notice will appear on the Pepperpot door. The dates for the rest of the summer are 12th July and 9th August. All walks will start at 2.30pm at the Pepperpot and are free; just turn up.

A Summer’s Evening with Mozart on Saturday 14th June at 7pm. David Ward, pianist and raconteur, his wife, Elizabeth, clarinet, and Gillian Thompson, soprano, will present a programme of Mozart’s beautiful music combined with readings from his entertaining and revealing letters. The evening will begin with pieces composed by the infant prodigy at the age of five and end with music written in the last years of his short life; it will include piano music, songs and arias, and the much-loved slow movement of his clarinet concerto. The evening will take place at Practical Philosophy Guildford, St Catherine’s School House, 26a Portsmouth Rd, Guildford, GU2 4DJ. Entry is £10 per person, including a glass of wine. Tickets will be on a first come, first served basis. The local WaterAid group invite you all to join their Walk for Water at beautiful Newlands Corner near Guildford on Saturday 14th June. There’s a choice of four signposted circular walks with something for

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everyone: wheelchair users, family groups to serious hikers. While enjoying the fresh air and superb scenery you’ll be helping people in the developing world to provide their own clean water, sanitation and hygiene. This transforms their lives from day-to-day survival to getting an education and earning a living. Goodbye poverty! You can get sponsors or simply make a donation (however large or small). Dogs are welcomed. The shortest circuit is a half mile tarmac path and the longest is eight miles across the Downs. There is no fixed start time: walkers free to start at any time from 9am. Find out more from Linda on 07934 839608 or go to www.wateraidwestsurrey.org. It is of course a great time of year to visit RHS Garden, Wisley. It is open daily 10am (9am Saturday and Sunday) to 6pm (summertime from 15th March – 19th October 2014). The best way to find out about all the events going on in June is to look at their website www.rhs.org.uk/wisley but you can also call 0845 260 9000.

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Local yoga teacher, Laura Lychnos, tells us what to expect from a hatha yoga class If you’ve never been to a yoga class you might imagine a room full of super-supple people contorting themselves into painful-looking positions, and thought it wasn’t for you. But the word ‘yoga’ which has its origins in the Sanskrit word ‘yui’, really means ‘union’, because classical yoga uses the breath to unite body and mind. This ‘union’ is achieved in a classical, or Hatha, yoga class through a combination of physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. More than 2,000 years ago, the Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into the Yoga Sutras. In these he identified the eight limbs of yoga: the Yamas (restraints), Niyama (observances), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing), Pratyhara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyani (meditation), and Samadhi (absorption). Most modern yoga practice concentrates on the third limb, the Asanas, or physical postures. Treating yoga like an exercise class has given rise to the common myth that you have to be very fit and supple to be able to ‘do’ yoga. This isn’t true, the Asanas should form a valuable part of a balanced practice, but they are only one of the eight limbs of yoga. Classically the Asanas helped maintain the physical strength and health of the body in preparation for the practice of meditation - they weren’t devised to make you the bendiest person in the room. An experienced teacher is able to offer an accessible yoga class, which combines the physical (the Asanas), with the breath (Pranyama), meditation (Dhyana) and relaxation. By providing a comfortable, non-judgmental environment, your yoga teacher can help you as you start to ‘listen’ to your body, noticing your own limitations, without punishing your body by pushing it too far. To work 34

in harmony with your body you will need to practise with mindfulness and awareness, using your breath to unite your body and mind. Focusing mindfully on your breath as you hold an Asana will help you relax into the posture whilst calming and clearing your mind. This union of the breath and movement is the art and the beauty of yoga. By directing your attention inwards you can learn to recognise habitual thought patterns without labelling them, judging them, or trying to change them. Gradually you become more aware of experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that you cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Alongside the Asanas, a balanced Hatha yoga class will include Pranayama, specific breathing exercises or breath control. There are many Pranayama exercises, all having different effects and benefits, from creating energy, clearing the mind, cooling/ warming the body, cleansing the body, to balancing the energy or calming the mind. Pranayama exercises are best learnt alongside an experienced teacher and then practised at home. Meditation forms the seventh limb (Dhyani) and is ultimately at the heart of a balanced and holistic yoga practice. Meditation, like most experiences is difficult to express in words, but one might think of it as a ‘joyful experience of peace’. Once your body feels strong and relaxed through practising the Asanas, it is a natural step to turn your attention then to the mind. Meditation is used in yoga to bring about mental and emotional balance, in fact Yogis often describe it as the cessation of mental activity. Within a class setting, the teacher will often use a guided meditation practice to help in the initial stages of the session. Relaxation is an integral part of a Hatha yoga class too. Your teacher should plan the class, allowing time for you to relax physically and emotionally. Yogic relaxation helps you settle your mind; it’s a concentration exercise for both body and mind, that helps you control mental activity and find inner stillness. By combining exercise, breath control, meditation and relaxation, Hatha yoga can be the perfect antidote to our modern, fast-paced stressful lives. Taking time out, even if it’s only one class a week, to relax, be in the moment and stretch your body, can help lower your stress levels, and tone your body and quieten your mind. FIND OUT MORE

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I would just mention their Fathers Day event on Sunday 15th June. A great day out not just for Dad, but for all the family. There’ll be a survival skills challenge, construct a mini raft, make a camouflage crown and build dens, too. As an extra treat, why not pop into the new British Food Hall for a spot of tea? Free with normal garden entry. Also, the Garden will be open from 9am-9pm on Saturday 21st June, Summer Solstice, so make the most of the longest day of the year, the summer sunlight and the beautiful blooms. Oh, and if you are a fan of pelargoniums, there is a stunning display in the Glasshouse up to 15th June. Glasshouse times: 10am to 5.15pm, last entry 5pm. Free with normal garden entry. On Father’s Day, treat the special man in your life to a trip on the Wey & Arun Canal whilst enjoying a tasty bacon butty washed down with tea or coffee! The 90 minute trips depart at 9.45am and 12noon. Tickets: £12 Beritaz_Layout 12/12/2013 09:49 for adults; £8 for1children. Booking in advance is essential. Then on Friday

20th June, celebrate the eve of the Summer Solstice by gently cruising through beautiful countryside on one of the longest evenings of the year, enjoy a sparkling summer drink and a sensational salad supper. The trip departs at 7.30pm and lasts for approximately 2.5 hours. Tickets: £18 per person. Booking in advance is essential. To book seats on any of the forthcoming special cruises or if you would like information about private charters or weekend public trips, please call the Wey & Arun Canal Trust Office on 01403 752403 or email office@weyandarun.co.uk. June is a great month for fishermen. The start of our metrological summer means bumper catches of traditional summer species like carp and tench on venues like Broadwater Lake and the nationally renowned Marsh Farm Fishery at Milford. It also heralds the start of the river fishing season on June 16th. The river fishing above and below Godalming is as varied Page 1 as anywhere in the country. The river above the town bridge is non-

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NEWS Just a quick update for our regular readers on where we are with the Neighbourhood Plan. More than 60 volunteers have formed into six working groups and, with the support of Chris Bowden from Navigus Planning and staff from Godalming Town Council, they are starting to prepare the plan. The working groups will be identifying issues, collecting evidence and identifying options. The groups are looking at six main themes, these are: Community & Infrastructure (which will cover education, health services, crime, utilities, arts & culture, sports, social activity); Economy (looking at commerce/industry, retail and homeworking); Heritage & Design (which will cover the built environment and what it looks like); Housing (looking at the quantity, type and location of current and future housing); Environment & Water Management (looking at the natural environment, landscape integrity, recreational open spaces, water courses and sewage & waste water) and Transport (which will cover the capacity of roads and public transport, issues of design & safety and parking). The working groups are each relatively small and their work has to take place in consultation with

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the wider community. If you are not on one of the working groups you should look out for all opportunities to have your say in the process. The Neighbourhood Plan Roadshow will be out at events in and around the town this summer. Alternatively if you’d like someone to come and present the work of the Neighbourhood Plan so far to your community group just get in touch with Louise Goodfellow at townclerk@godalming-tc.gov.uk. The Neighbourhood Plan Roadshow will be at the following events: Saturday 7 June 2014 – The Godalming Town Show Saturday 5 July 2014 – The Summer Food Festival Saturday 9 August 2014 – The Family Party in the Park For more details on these events, venues and timings check the events diary on the Godalming Town Council website www.godalming-tc.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter - @GOFARNP

The Wilfrid Noyce Centre Refurbishment of the Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre looks likely to commence in the summer of 2015. Opened as a Youth Centre in 1962 the Wilfrid Noyce Centre is currently running at almost full capacity despite parts of the building showing its age. Six months ago Godalming Town Council appointed a working group to look at the future of the centre. That group studied various options, consulted current and potential users of the community centre and ran an online survey to ascertain what facilities the residents of Godalming wanted. On 24 April 2014 the Council’s Policy & Management Committee considered a report June 2014

submitted by the working group. The report identified the need to provide greater flexibility enabling the centre to be used by more than one user at a time. It was recommended alterations be made to create three separate halls that can be used simultaneously for different activities whilst maintaining capacity of the current main hall, which is one of the largest activity spaces in the area. The working group also recommended energy efficiency improvements, upgrading of the kitchen and toilets facilities, improved acoustics, better storage and visual improvements to the exterior of the building. Some of the proposals will be subject to landlord consent and planning approval. Continued over... 37


The Wilfrid Noyce Centre (cont.) The working group also looked at how the work could be funded within the Town Council’s overall budget. Potentially the cost of the improvements is £700,000 - £800,000, for which the Town Council would need to obtain a loan. The loan would be repaid over 30 years and would cost the Town Council in the region of £48,000 per annum in repayments. By budgeting carefully and saving money elsewhere the Town Council plans to meet those borrowing costs without increasing its charge to Godalming’s taxpayers.

As such the Policy & Management Committee will recommend to the Full Council at a meeting, to be held on 26 June 2014, that it accepts the recommendations to refurbish and improve the Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre and should apply to the Department of Communities & Local Government for a borrowing provision of up to £800,000. Members of the public are welcome to attend Godalming Town Council meetings and residents of Godalming may, if they wish, request to make statements or ask questions on any of the agenda items of those meetings.

The Mayors Award for Volunteers This year four of the town’s unsung heros were recognised for their huge contribtion to our community life, they were: Terry Grimwood for his continuous support for ex service personnel and injured veterans within the local area. Terry is the local representative for the Not Forgotten Association, which is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for exservice men and women with disabilities. Terry is also seen selling poppies outside Waitrose for two weeks each November and single-handedly collects in the region of £10,000 annually for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Terry has also recently helped to set up the Godalming Veteran’s Mess, without which veterans would have nowhere to meet, the Mess is a vital contact point for many. Nick Hetherington for many years of volunteering for the Citizens Advice Bureau and a number of other charities and organisations, both locally and internationally, particularly those helping young people. Over many years Nick has contributed to the community through volunteering as clerk to the School Governors at Farncombe Infants School, Trustee and Treasurer to Queen Street pre-school and

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Registrar to Queen Street Baptist Church. Nick was instrumental in setting up the Community Street Team, which helps to reduce antisocial behaviour in Farncombe through engaging with young people in the area. He is also a regular member of local “litter picks”. Kevin Marshall for taking on the Commercial Co-ordinator duties for Godalming Town Football Club to raise funds and the profile of the club. Kevin is at the forefront of the football club’s involvement in the local community, bringing the two together through sport. It is also Kevin’s role to raise sponsorship for the club and he does this well with his welcoming and friendly personality. Gill Redrup for her contribution to girl guiding in the local area over many years. Not only does Gill organise her own girl guiding troop in Farncombe, she also organises camps that all the guiding and scouting troops attend within the district. Gill has also helped with local Brownie and Rainbow troops and endlessly devotes her time and energy to this cause. Gill plays an important role in occupying young people within the 10-14 age range giving them somewhere to go and currently gives 35 girl guides a focus they might not otherwise have. It is a testament to her that she has been involved in girl guiding for 30 years.

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The Town Council’s Annual Report On 10 April 2014 residents of Godalming had the opportunity to hear the Town Mayor report on the Town Council’s achievements for the year 2013/14; below is a summary of those achievements. The full report is available on the Council’s website at www.godalming-tc.gov.uk/annual-report.htm During the year Godalming Town Council • adopted the General Power of Competence – this is a legal technicality which puts the Council in a better position to act for the benefit of our community; • continued to provide Christmas Lights to both Godalming Town Centre and Farncombe Village Centre; • welcomed two of the Wey Valley Artists to studios at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre following closure of the Old Fire Station; • organised highly successful events - Staycation 2013 and Christmas and Spring Festivals; • installed a new flagpole at the Godalming War Memorial following the vandalism of the existing flagpole; • undertook safety work at The Pepperpot installing new exterior steps and a balustrade; and • supported numerous voluntary organisations in the town with grant aid totalling more than £42,952.80 (see summary below).

Summary of Grants Awarded 2013/14 £ Age Concern Farncombe

850.00

Churches Together in Godalming & District

600.00

Citizens Advice Waverley Godalming & District Community First Responders

26,250.00 (Grant aid in the form of free use of premises)

Godalming Museum Trust

126.00 4,600.00

Godalming Round Table (Grant aid in the form of free use of premises)

100.00

Godalming Together CIC (Grant aid in the form of free use of premises)

210.00

Godalming Trust

994.40

Godalming Trust (Grant aid in the form of free use of premises)

208.00

Go Godalming Association (Grant aid in the form of free use of premises) Meath Epilepsy Trust (Grant aid in the form of free use of premises)

84.00 36.00

Skillway

1,350.00

Sport Godalming

1,000.00

St Johns Spring Fair (Grant aid in the form of free use of premises)

100.00

The Cellar Café

800.00

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Your Godalming Town Councillors CLLR STEPHEN BOTT

CLLR ANNE BOTT

Charterhouse Ward

T: 01483 414035 E: stevecosser@btinternet.com Surrey County Councillor

Holloway Ward Acorns, The Fairway, Godalming, GU7 1PG T: 01483 420014 E: annemareebott@hotmail.co.uk

CLLR DAVID HUNTER

CLLR TONY GORDON-SMITH Charterhouse Ward 15 Nightingale Road Godalming, GU7 3AG T: 01483 424483 E: ragsmith@waitrose.com Waverley Borough Councillor

CLLR CATHY GORDON-SMITH

Binscombe Ward 86 Furze Lane, Farncombe, Godalming, GU7 3NP T: 01483 421231 E: davidmalcolmhunter@yahoo.co.uk

CLLR LIZ WHEATLEY

CLLR JOY POULTER

CLLR PETER MARTIN

CLLR ANDREW WILSON

CLLR STEFAN REYNOLDS

CLLR TOM MARTIN

CLLR PAUL ROBINSON

CLLR ANN LISTER

CLLR JANE THOMSON

CLLR JULIE NOYCE

Binscombe Ward 1 Sol-Y-Vista, Frith Hill Road, Godalming, GU7 2EF T: 01483 423492 E: lwwaverley@aol.com Waverley Borough Councillor TOWN MAYOR Binscombe Ward 8 Dean Road, Godalming GU7 2PJ T: 01483 417607 E: andrewgodalming@hotmail.co.uk Waverley Borough Councillor

Central & Ockford Ward 39 Bargate Rise, Godalming, GU7 2LR T: 07515 891750 E: robinson.pauljames@gmail.com

Central & Ockford Ward

The Garden Flat, Rowberry Hse, 9 Shadyhanger, Godalming, GU7 2HR

T: 01483 428266 E: janethomson@hotmail.com Waverley Borough Councillor

CLLR SIMON THORNTON Central & Ockford Ward 38 Old Barn View, Godalming Surrey, GU7 1YR T: 07887 407378 E: simonthornton62@hotmail.co.uk Waverley Borough Councillor

CLLR JOY WOODHAM

Central & Ockford Ward 5 Twycross Road, Godalming, GU7 2HH T: 01483 420310 E: joy.woodham23@btinternet.com

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CLLR STEVE COSSER

Binscombe Ward Acorns, The Fairway, Godalming, GU7 1PG T: 01483 420014 E: stevebottis@hotmail.co.uk

3 Hillside Way, Godalming, GU7 2HN

Charterhouse Ward 27 Nightingale Road, Godalming, GU7 2HP T: 01483 417051 E: joy_poulter@sky.com

Charterhouse Ward Brooklands, Red House Lane, Elstead, Godalming, GU8 6DR T: 01483 421601 E: stef.reynolds@gmail.com Waverley Borough Councillor

Holloway Ward 15 Nightingale Road Godalming, GU7 3AG T: 01483 424483 E: cmgs@waitrose.com

Holloway Ward 18 Windy Wood, Godalming, GU7 1XX T: 01483 425644 E: peterj.martin@surreycc.gov.uk Waverley Borough Councillor Surrey County Councillor

Holloway Ward 17 South Hill, Godalming, GU7 1JT T: 01483 416237 E: tom.martin@waverley.gov.uk Waverley Borough Councillor

Farncombe & Catteshall Ward 13 Woodmancourt, Mark Way, Godalming, GU7 2BT T: 01483 419574 E: ann.lister@listavia.co.uk

Farncombe & Catteshall Ward 19 Overbrook, Godalming, GU7 1LX T: 01483 429815 E: julienoyce@btinternet.com

CLLR ROSS WELLAND

Farncombe & Catteshall Ward 19 Elm Road, Farncombe, Godalming, GU7 3SW T: 01483 527445 E: ross.welland@waverley.gov.uk Waverley Borough Councillor

CLLR NICK WILLIAMS

Farncombe & Catteshall Ward 26 Town End Street, Godalming, GU7 1BH T: 01483 239997 E: nickatlaw@aol.com Waverley Borough Councillor

Godalming Town Council Municipal Buildings, Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HT Tel: 01483 523575 Fax: 01483 523077 E-Mail: office@godalming-tc.gov.uk Web: www.godalming-tc.gov.uk

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Check out the Godalming Angling Society website for more details on www.godalminganglingsociety.co.uk and don’t forget the junior open day at Marsh Farm on Saturday 12th July! The Wey Valley Decorative and Fine Arts Society’s next lecture, by Dr Kathy McLauchlan, is entitled ‘En Plein Air: Paintings in the Age of Neo–Classicism’. Why not brighten your day and join them at Shalford Village Hall on Thursday 19th June at 10.45am, with refreshments from 9.45am, and learn about the work, techniques and style of these artists who were painting outdoors hundreds of years before the Impressionists? The Society offers a monthly programme of varied and fascinating talks by first class speakers. There are also special interest days, visits and an annual tour for members. New members and visitors are warmly welcomed. Annual Membership is £38.75 and visitors pay £6 per talk. If you are interested, contact the Membership Secretary on 01483 564077 for more

information or visit their website at www.theweyvalleydfas.org.uk. Guildford Natural History Society has two interesting coach trips coming up soon. If you hurry, you may be in time to catch a place on a trip by coach to Emsworth, near Chichester, said to be the liveliest harbour village of the 12 individual villages and three nearby towns along the shoreline of Chichester harbour. This is on Thursday 19th June. On Thursday 17th July they are due to go to Magdalen Hill Down for flowers and butterflies and New Alresford for tea. Details of both trips from Gwen Comerford on 01483 893524. There will also be short walks on Thursley Common, Pewley Down, the Tillingbourne Valley and Sheepleas over the next few weeks. Details of these from Vanessa McClure on 01483 303417. All these events are open to non-members. ‘Picnic & Pimm’s’ and ‘Midsummer Music’ at Chilworth Manor. Take your own picnics and drink, one free

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10am to 5pm. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. For further information contact the Museum on 01483 426510 or visit www. godalmingmuseum.org.uk. As part of the industry wide initiative National Care Home Open Day, Worplesdon View Care Home will be commemorating the 100 year anniversary of WWI at 11am on Friday 20th June 2014 with celebrated local historian, Carla Bennett who will speak to residents and guests. National Open Care Home Day is a fantastic opportunity for care home across the UK to open their doors to the local community, something that they do often at Worplesdon View. They will also be holding a vintage afternoon tea on 20th June, with entertainment form the talented singer Emma Hall. The traditional afternoon tea will be served with home-made cakes and scones at 3pm. Please RSVP to Worplesdon View Care Home, Worplesdon Road, Guildford, GU3 3LQ. Tel: 01483 238010 or visit www.barchester.com.

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Guildford Summer Festival returns for its 31st year celebrating the town and local area. The Festival is bigger than ever before with over 100 different events to pick from. Family favourites such as the Town Centre Cycle Races, Guildford Festival Craft Fair, Farmers’ Markets, Guildford Cricket Festival, Guildford Lions Raft Race, Drama in the Castle Grounds, classical concerts, Guilfest and Walkfest all return for summer 2014. Guilford Summer Festival runs across the borough from 20th June to 15th August. Brochures are available from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, The Electric Theatre, G Live ticket shop and other distribution points around the borough. Tickets for most events are on sale now. For full details, sign up to the mailing list and have a brochure which will be delivered right to your doorstep! Alternatively, visit www.guildfordsummerfestival.co.uk or find them on Facebook. Ewhurst C of E Infant School is delighted to be holding its annual

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Summer Fair on Saturday 21st June this year. All the children will be demonstrating their Maypole dancing which they have been practising for many weeks! This is a lovely spectacle and the children enjoy it very much! The fair will have something for everyone, including a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, BBQ, Beat the Goalie, as well as traditional games such as Hoopla, Tin Can Alley, Hook a Duck, Pan for Gold and Splat the Rat. There will also be a raffle, toy tombola and plenty of stalls selling plants, books, cards and cakes. The event promises to be great fun and provides an ideal setting for showcasing the community spirit of the village school. Doors open at 11.30am until 2pm. Donations on entry are gratefully received. Chiddingfold Horticultural Society will hold their Summer Show on Saturday 21st June in the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane. Visitors are welcome to come at 2pm to admire the exhibits, entry is free. They will also have a stall at the Village Fête on Sunday 8th June on the village Green.

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Questions& Answers Hello, my name is Jo and I would like to answer gardening questions from local enthusiasts! I live locally and have been working in horticulture for over 30 years, and as a professional gardener for over 10, so I hope I can help local people with their gardening questions. Q: What is a weed? A: I have been asked this question many times by new clients. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a weed as “a wild flower that is growing in the wrong place” but everyone’s interpretation of a weed is different which is why it is so confusing. For example I love Aquilegias so I leave them to do their own thing, but I dislike Celandines. Some of our customers like forget-me-nots and bluebells, but others want them removed. If you have a wild area in your garden you might let stinging nettles grow to help butterflies, but you don’t Q: How can I make my own good compost? A: There are a lot of different opinions on compost making, but in my experience the way that works the best is to mix many different materials together. Some people separate grass cuttings, prunings, leaves and weeds. This can result in large quantities of leaf mould with little nutritional value and a soggy sludge from the grass. I prefer to put in all garden material together, with the exception of perennial weeds such as ground elder, bindweed and perennial nettle. Even twigs and sticks up to the width of a finger will rot eventually. You can also use kitchen waste such as raw fruit and vegetables, but never anything cooked, or any meat, as the local rats will have a feast. I think the key to good compost is time and turning over. The best compost heaps work where we can fill one area over the summer and then cover and ignore it. In the winter we turn it into another area, cover and ignore. By the following autumn it is ready to use as a mulch for the beds, with very little effort. If you only have a small area then just separate it into two. June 2014

want them in a childrens’ play area. Some people also let brambles grow in their garden so they can harvest the blackberries. I would also put some cultivated plants such as Vinca (periwinkle) and Alchilla mollis (lady’s mantle) on the weed list simply because they spread indiscriminately. So, you can choose what is a weed in your own garden. If you like a plant and believe it has a useful role to play then leave it. If you don’t, then whip it out. And if anyone has a use for sycamore seedling please email me! Q: Can I grow Camellias and Rhododendrons in my garden? A: Camellias, Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Acers all belong to a group of plants that like acid or ericaceous soil. The easiest way to tell if your soil is acidic is to see what is growing in your immediate area. If you have wild Rhododendron ponticum growing nearby, or your neighbours have a magnificent display of Camellias (left) then there is a good chance you have the right soil. Beware of local changes that can be made by imported top soil and bark mulch. There are a number of soil testing kits available, the simplest of which is similar to a meat thermometer, with a probe that instantly tells you the pH of the soil. Ideally it should be 6.5 or below. If your soil is not acidic enough it is still possible to grow dwarf varieties in containers. Just make sure you use the correct compost for acid loving plants, and apply ericaceous food on a regular basis. GET IN TOUCH

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Taking theatre outdoors

“Easily the most age-accessible Shakespeare I’ve watched, with adults and children alike in hoots of laughter…” EverythingTheatre.com ****

BurntOut Theatre is a Surrey-based theatre company run by actress and director Clemmie Reynolds, who grew up in Shamley Green and went to St Catherine’s School in Bramley. BurnOut Theatre specialises in open-air and site-specific theatre featuring original music played live by Clemmie’s brother James, a composer for TV and theatre. They will be touring their production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ to open-air venues in Surrey this July. Clemmie set up BurntOut Theatre as a way to make work for herself and her fellow RADA drama school graduates in an increasingly saturated industry: “I quickly became ‘burntout’ with the apparent impenetrability of the acting world, particularly for women, and so decided to make my own work.” The impetus for the company was a chance meeting with Caroline, Countess of Harrowby, of Burnt Norton in Gloucestershire. Caroline’s first husband very sadly died of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and she was looking for someone to put on a play in the beautiful grounds of her Cotswolds home, and raise money for the MS

Society in the process. Burnt Norton is a magical place that lends itself to open air theatre, in fact it was the notorious empty pools that were the inspiration behind the first part of T.S. Eliot’s famous poem ‘Four Quartets’. That summer in 2012, Clemmie gathered her RADA classmates and set to work creating a production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in under six weeks. With no budget for rehearsal space, they rehearsed in a London park, declaiming ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ to crowds of bemused picnickers. The company borrowed costumes from a local school and lights and set from a local farmer. The performers gave up a week of their holidays rehearsing in all weather conditions, sleeping in a crumbling shed in the grounds and washing their hair in buckets - the glamorous life of an actor! Caroline had no idea what to expect or whether anyone would come to the shows. But to everyone’s delight, the play attracted packed audiences and wonderful feedback: “Truly exceptional” said Prue Leith, whilst Roger Pringle, former Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, found it “enchanting”. Crucially, it fulfilled Caroline’s wish to support the MS Society. Over just five performances, the production raised over £8,000.

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part of the Guildford Fringe Festival, which has been gathering pace and followers since inception last July. Nick Wychsna, Guildford Fringe Festival’s Director, said: “To have such a large scale open-air Shakespeare play in Guildford Fringe Festival is a complete honour. This is a production that is not to be missed”. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will be performed at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve on 5th and 6th July and then at the Wintershall Estate in Bramley from 16th to 20th July.

Thus began BurntOut’s formula, of site-specific Shakespeare coupled with raising funds and awareness for charity. Clemmie’s next move was to put on a show in her home county of Surrey. She had been to the ‘Life of Christ’ production at the Wintershall Estate in Bramley as a child, and had been enchanted by the epic vistas and wild woodlands of the estate. She wrote to Peter Hutley, the owner of Wintershall, asking if she might bring her band of players to his home to put on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in the magical and expansive grounds that seemed made for it. He agreed. Wintershall lends itself to the energetic and frenetic nature that characterises BurntOut’s productions, rendering actors physically ‘burnt-out’ by the end! Audiences watch actors running from a mile away to enter the scene, and find themselves in a surroundsound experience, as characters appear from all sides; shouting, singing, sword fighting and dancing. Clemmie was keen to involve local Surrey school children in the production, helping them to gain theatre experience onstage and backstage. Katherine Brookes, from the Duke of Kent School, said: “It was a truly inspiring production for us as a school theatre group”. BurntOut’s productions are particularly suitable for children, and they hope to be able to attract lots more school groups and young people this year. In 2013 the company also toured to Dorset, returned to Burnt Norton (with a WWI version of ‘As You Like It’), and won prestigious performance slots in RADA’s annual drama festival. They continued to raise funds for charities at each venue including the MS Society and the Wind of Hope (for victims of HIV in Kenya). This July BurntOut are delighted to be returning to Wintershall with Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, performing as June 2014

Audiences will be treated to lakeside performances of this much-loved romantic comedy with breathtaking views of the surrounding Surrey Hills. This 1920’s adaptation will invite audiences to don their best vintage outfits and picnic with the ‘bright young things’ of Duke Leonato’s Court. There will be flappers, a swing band, a trapeze artist and original music by company composer James Reynolds. Local music maestro Ian Young will also join the team this year, bringing his excellent swing band to play at each performance. BurntOut Theatre will be raising money at each performance for local charities Disability Challengers and the Wintershall Charitable Trust Fund. BurntOut Theatre is branching out in other ways this year, with their first commission of a new play. The play is set on a sugar plantation in 1808, and features interlinking stories of both slave and slave owners. It will be performed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June, and in October at Holy Trinity Church in Clapham, where William Wilberforce began his abolition campaign. FIND OUT MORE

Book tickets for Much Ado About Nothing online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/GuildfordFringe or at Tourist Information Centre, High Street, Guildford or by calling 01483 444333. To find more information about the company and get involved, visit www burntouttheatre.co.uk. Images from bottom left: Burnt Norton with BurntOut Theatre cast of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Photo credit, Juliet Reynolds. Above left: Minstrels in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wintershall. Actors L-R - Andy Kinnear, James Reynolds. Photo credit Marina Leigh. Above: 1920s picnic at Clandon Wood. Models: L-R: Nick Wyschna, Charlotte Amey, Stephanie Shepherd. Photo credit: Dani Maimone.

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The Godalming Hub Introduction The Godalming Hub, which is part of the Surrey Hubs project, is one in a trailblazing initiative which is being led by the four county wide User Led Organisations in Surrey, in partnership with Surrey County Council Adult Social Care. These organisations are Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, Surrey Disabled People’s Partnership (SDPP), Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) and Action for Carers Surrey The overall aim of the Hubs is to allow disabled people, their family, carers, professionals and other members of the community access to a wide range of information regarding services in their community. The Hubs also act as a portal to access advice and support such as; advocacy, independent living, welfare benefits advice and other services. The proposal is to have a Hub in each of the 11 district and boroughs across Surrey, which will be located in an accessible town centre location. The information and support in the Hubs is provided by trained volunteers, many of whom are disabled people, older people or carers themselves – therefore they understand the issues that customers have to deal with. Each Hub has a Volunteer Development Worker whose role is to oversee the smooth running of the Hub, ensure a high quality, professional service is provided to our customers and to support, train and develop a skilled team of volunteers. Information The Hubs provide high quality information on all aspects of disability, being a carer, older people, family and community. Easy access to accurate and up to date information can enable people to make informed choices, promote people’s independence and support equality of opportunity. We provide a service which is confidential, free, comprehensive and professional and always seek to ensure that: • Information is available through our accessible Hub locations, through outreach into the community and also by telephone, text or email. • Information is accurate and up to date; researched from a variety of sources including: Surrey Information Point (Surrey County Council website); An extensive library of books, leaflets, catalogues etc; DissBase, Ask SID (National and Local disability database); Internet searches; and Volunteer local knowledge and experience • Information is provided immediately, unless we need to under50

take research. In this case we will always advise when we expect the information to be available and ensure this is followed up and communicated • Information is given in clear, concise, jargon-free language and in any format as requested by the customer • Resources are regularly reviewed and amended as appropriate All customer enquiries are recorded using a generic enquiry form and then added to an internal, secure database. This information is also used to monitor the activity in the Hub and the value it provides to the community. Signposting and Referring The Hubs also provide direct access to a wide range of services for people who express an interest and need for support. The team are trained to signpost people to services for professional advice or support, to meet individual and family needs. For example, volunteers could signpost a customer to their local CAB for debt advice or Surrey County Council contact centre for access to social care assessments and services. Direct referrals are often made to the Surrey wide Advocacy service and Welfare Benefits Service. Drop in Sessions To ensure that the Hubs operate to enable friends, families and the local community to access quality information, advice and support, we actively encourage a range of drop in sessions with voluntary organisations, local authority, professionals and support groups within each Hub. These will be publicised and promoted so that if customers want to drop by their local Hub and speak to a trained professional, they can do so. FIND OUT MORE

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Do you love to sing and want to take your singing to a new level? Tried sing-along groups but would like a bit more of a challenge? Here is the answer! Come to this oneday Acappella Harmony Workshop for Ladies, at Guildford’s G Live on Saturday 21st June (9.30am to 4pm). Discover the beauty, power and variety of the human voice and the joy of singing in resonant harmony with others. The course will be led by Andrew Edgley, a highly experienced musical director of men’s and women’s choruses and vocal coach. This year, they feature a special guest educator, Clare Wheeler, an internationally-known vocalist who performs with the renowned Swingle Singers. It’s a day of hard work, great fun and you’ll be inspired by what you can achieve. Cost: £25. For more information see their website: www. harmonyworkshop.org.uk. Guildford Choral Society under the musical direction of Jonathan Willcocks, will be performing David Fanshawe’s ‘African Sanctus’ and Ariel Ramirez’s ‘Missa Criolla’ on Saturday 21st June at 7.30pm at Guildford Cathedral. Tickets £20 Front Nave, £15 Mid Nave, £10 Rear Nave, £17 West Gallery. Concessions: (children, students, disabled and ES40). £10 on all seats except Front Nave. Tickets are available from: boxoffice@guildfordchoral.org or directly from Derek Lake on 01494 675571. Also from the Electric Theatre box office, 01483 444789. I seem to remember my dad singing African Sanctus when he was with The Bach Choir under the musical directorship of Jonathan Willcocks’ father Sir David. In fact I think it might have been the first performance of this amazing work which is hugely original, exciting and probably unlike anything you have heard before. There is an International gettogether (party) in Milford on Sunday 22nd June from 2pm-4pm at Milford Baptist Church, New Road, Milford GU8 5BE. This is the third party to be organised and the idea is to celebrate the cultural diversity in our area, to 52

talk and make new friendships. Entry is £2 per adult (includes a cup of tea/ coffee and biscuits). Children go free. If possible, bring a ‘taste of your country’ on a plate for sharing. The Friends of the Mill Medical Practice (Patients Participation Group) in Godalming are looking to appoint a team of volunteers. They are needed to help raise funds for much needed equipment by the Practice and represent patients’ interests. If you are registered with the Practice and are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact Peter Stevenson, Chairman of the Friends of the Mill Trust on 01483 428870. They would also like to hear from anyone who would be willing to consider taking on the voluntary role of Treasurer following the retirement of the current post-holder. This may well suit someone who has recently retired. Whilst this is a key position it would only need a few hours per month of your time. For more details please contact Peter Stevenson as above. They are a small friendly team supporting your local medical practice who would love to hear from you. Face to Face at Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, is a series of conversations between the Minister, Revd Paul Hulme, and a well-known guest. The next Face to Face is on Sunday 22 June at 6.30pm with the Rt Revd the Lord Carey of Clifton, former Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002. He is Presentation Fellow of King’s College London, Fellow of Christ’s University College, Canterbury and Fellow of the Library of Congress. He is also the recipient of some 12 Honorary Doctorates and author of 14 books. Currently he is Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire and President of the London School of Theology. In retirement, he is on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and Co-Chair of the Council of 100, which is seeking to bridge the gulf between the West and Islamic worlds. He is also Chairman of the United Church Schools Trust. Entry is free

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and all are welcome. Refreshments are provided afterwards. If you have ever wondered about the history of some of the objects to be found in our churches go along to John Vigar’s lecture, ‘For Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals’. This is the title of the next lecture of the West Surrey Decorative and Fine Arts Society to be held on Tuesday, 24th June. The lecture will show how objects and pictures in our churches can introduce us to historic practices surrounding the ‘rites of passage’. The Society meets in Shalford Village Hall on the fourth Tuesday in the month at 9.45am for coffee. Lectures start at 10.30am. New members and visitors are very welcome. Details of their programme of lectures, visits and holidays for 2014 can be found on their website www. nadfas-westsurrey.co.uk. For more information ring 01483 811671. There’s a Grayswood coffee morning on Tuesday 24th June in aid of Grayswood WI at Village Club from 9.15am to 11.30am. There will be a raffle, cake stall and exclusive, Linny Wood, French and Italian designed clothes. Everyone welcome. Milford Horticultural Society’s next meeting is on Tuesday 24th June 2014 from 8pm in Milford Village Hall. Hilary Newman, will be joining them for an informative talk on ‘Vertical Gardening’. Hilary, who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh and has lectured for many years at Writtle and Hadlow College of Horticulture, will advise on the use of climbers and wall plants to achieve a beautiful garden. This dimension of gardening is important for all gardeners to consider, but particularly important for those of us with small gardens. All members and guests are very welcome to attend, tea, coffee and biscuits will be served and we will also be holding a raffle. Talks are free for members, non-members are very welcome, a fee of £1 is payable at the door. The Milford Horticultural Society Summer Show will be held on Saturday 28th June 2014 from 2pm in Milford vantagepointmag.co.uk

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A Foraged Meal for Summer Peter Sibley from Forest Foragers offers us three courses mixing wild and farmed ingredients June is a time when many wild foods are at their best; combine these with some of the cultivated foods in season now and you can create some wonderful dishes. Here are a few seasonal suggestions.

Sea Trout with Samphire Sea Trout is in season now, but if you cannot get any, Brown or Rainbow Trout may be substituted in this recipe, though they lack the flavour of Sea Trout. 6. When the trout is ready, open the foil carefully so that you do not lose the juices. Strip off the skin from the visible side of the fish, slide a knife into the mid line of the back and ease the fillet away, starting at the head end just behind the gills. The backbone should then be easy to lift away, leaving the lower fillet to be lifted away from the skin.

1. Wash the trout inside and out. One Sea Trout will usually feed four as a main course or more as a starter. If you are using Brown or Rainbow trout you will probably need two for a main course for four. 2. Grease a sheet of cooking foil and place the trout on it. Fill the body cavity with chopped spring onion, watercress and some slices of lemon and a knob of butter. Smear a bit more butter on the top skin and seal the foil around the trout. 3.Place on a baking tray or roasting tin and cook at 180°C for 45 minutes or 12 minutes per pound or half kilogram. When finished, take out of the oven and leave in the foil for 20 minutes or so.

4. Wash the samphire and place in a steamer, you will need about 75 grams per portion. Steam for a few minutes until it softens; steam it for too long and it will break up, so watch it carefully. 5. Stir some chopped watercress leaves into mayonnaise to serve with the trout.

7. Spoon the juices, spring onion, watercress and lemon onto the fillets and serve with the steamed samphire and watercress mayonnaise. 8. If using as a main course, couscous makes a good accompaniment to this dish, as do new potatoes with mint.

Peter Sibley and his business partner Clifford Davy run Forest Foragers, which was formerly called Wild Harvest, and run regular foraging courses near Godalming, Surrey. You can join them for a full-day course, or an afternoon foray, in recognising, collecting, preparing, preserving and cooking edible wild plants and mushrooms. The full-day Wild Food Foraging Course consists of a morning identification session, covering the principal edible plants and fungi, (notes provided), followed by a substantial lunch featuring some of these. The morning session will also cover hazards to be avoided when collecting. The afternoon sees you going out to find wild plants and mushrooms. They will be running Wild Food Foraging Courses (£115 per person) at the the Chichester Hall, Witley, nr Godalming, Surrey on the following Saturdays: 27th September, 4th October, 11th October, 18th October and 25th October. These are from 10am to 5pm. In addition they will run Afternoon Forays (£25 per person) somewhere in Surrey on the following Sundays: 20th and 28th September, 19th October and 9th November. Afternoon Forays are designed for participants who have already undertaken the full one day course, and are suitable for experienced foragers only. All courses numbers are limited to 14 and the courses are not suitable for children. Please visit forestforagers.co.uk for more information.

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Lamb and wild green vegetables June is when salt marsh lamb becomes available. Lamb raised on the sea-washed turf of sea marshes has a special succulence and the fat has a unique flavour which comes from the animal’s diet, made up of seashore herbs and salt-tolerant grasses. It is more expensive than ordinary lamb but worth it for a special meal. For this recipe you can use either a leg or a shoulder of lamb. If using shoulder it is best to cook it on a trivet to let some of the fat drip out. For the wild leaves there is a considerable choice. If you can get to the coast, Sea Beet Alexanders and Sea Purslane are all available. Use the leaves of Sea Beet, add the young shoots of Alexanders and use the Purslane as a flavouring. Inland, Garlic Mustard, Hog Weed and the Chenopods, (Common Orache, Fat Hen, Good King Henry and Red Goosefoot), are all in season. 1. Peel three or four cloves of garlic, according to size, and cut into slivers. Using a sharp, thin knife make holes in the surface of the lamb and insert the slivers of garlic, one to each hole. 2. Cut a pocket in the joint, next to the bone, and insert some chopped spring onion, wild leaves, oregano and mint. Close the pocket with a cocktail stick. 3. Cook at 220°C for 20 minutes per pound or half kilogram and 20 minutes extra, less if you like it rare.

4. Let the lamb rest for ten minutes before carving. 5. Serve the lamb with any of the greens mentioned above, boiled

or steamed, as you would spinach, plus some roast vegetables and gravy made with the meat juices. Delicious!

Frozen Elderflower Posset A posset was originally a warm drink made from milk and wine or cider. The acid in the wine or cider curdled the milk. These days a posset is a cream or milk based pudding, usually chilled or frozen. Our medieval ancestors wouldn’t recognise it! This recipe is like a granita. The ingredients are very simple and so is the recipe. 1. You will need 150ml or ¼ pint of double cream, ¼ pint of Elderflower cordial, (either home-made or bought) and some berries and sugar to serve. 2. Whisk the cream in until it forms soft peaks, then add the cordial, a bit at a time, until it is all combined. 3. Freeze this in a plastic container. June 2014

4. When required, spoon the frozen mixture into a blender or food processor and blend, which will break up any ice crystals, then transfer to dessert dishes and leave in the freezer for several hours. 5. Before serving, put in the fridge for twenty minutes or so, add some berries to each dish and sprinkle on some icing sugar. Enjoy! 55


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Village Hall. There will be a raffle and tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Prize Giving is held at 4pm. For more information on Milford Horticultural Society, talks, visits and shows please visit www.milfordhortsociety.org. uk/ or contact Beth Otway (email: beth@otway.com or telephone 01483 420989). Cranleigh Decorative and Fine Arts Society has a talk on Wednesday 25th June at 2pm and 7.30pm in Cranleigh Arts Centre. ‘An Introduction to Russian Art from Medieval to the 20th Century’. This illustrated talk by Theodora Clarke will offer a journey through the development of Russian Art up to modern times. Guests are very welcome; £5 voluntary admission donation suggested. For full information about Cranleigh Decorative & Fine Arts Society visit their website: www.cranleighdfas.org.

be ‘Visions’. They meet at Shalford Village Hall. Doors open at 1pm for 1.45pm start. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. For further details call 01483 578368. Love theatre? Love Godalming? On Friday 27th June at 8pm, Godalming Theatre Festival’s hugely popular Pulp Diction storytelling evening returns for its fourth outing at Cafe Mila on Godalming High Street. A lively evening of spoken word monologue, poetry and prose is promised as they take Non Fiction as the theme. All proceeds go to the Godalming Theatre Festival – a campaign run by local professional actors and writers dedicated to bringing professional theatre to the heart of the town on a regular basis. For more details, go to www.godalmingtheatrefestival. co.uk or contact them at info@ godalmingtheatrefestival.co.uk.

At St Catherine’s Flower Arrangement For the first time, Watts Gallery Club on Thursday 26th June, Sally will open its doors from 5pm to Neal Richards Half_Layout 1 Dream 14/05/2014 10:31 Pagevisitors 1 Hardy will demonstrate ‘Any 9pm offering the chance to Will Do’ and the competition will experience the magic of the gallery

at dusk. In addition to late night opening, free events will include a lantern-lit walk, a programme of talks and lectures, opportunities to try your hand at arts and crafts or simply to sit back, relax with a drink from the bar, eat freshly cooked food and enjoy live music in the beautiful surroundings. On Friday 27th June, from 5pm-9pm you can relax on the gallery lawn with a drink from the bar whilst enjoying live Jazz, and then be amongst the first to visit the new summer exhibition ‘Ellen Terry: A Painter’s Actress’. ‘Jazz in June’ is on Saturday 28th June at 7.30pm. Bramley Music presents Tom Hollister and Friends – bass, piano, vibraphone, marimba, sax, vocal – something for everyone! Come and hear the finest from the Royal College of Music in relaxed style, and while away a summer’s evening in their company. Early booking advised, as last year they were packed! Tickets in advance from Robertson’s in Bramley High Street, £10 each (under 18s and students

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is the title of an exhibition at The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, GU4 8JU. It runs from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 31st July, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Free entry. Browse and buy from this fabulous selection of wildlife oil paintings, posters and cards. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more see www.davidshepherd.org.

On Saturday 28th June, Cranleigh Choral Society’s Summer Concert will take place in the Cranleigh Village Hall at 7.30pm. The programme features the well-loved Faure’s Requiem as well as two pieces by Vivaldi, ‘Beatus Vir’ and ‘Magnificat’. Tickets £12 from 07973 772812, choir members or on the door. Visit their website: www. cranleighchoralsociety.org.uk.

Arthritis Research UK Cranleigh Branch is holding their Annual Cream Tea on Wednesday 2nd July from 2.30pm-4.30pm in the beautiful grounds of Knowle Park Care Home. Enjoy their delicious homemade scones and cakes, browse among the lovely craft stalls, buy a raffle ticket or two and support them in raising money for Arthritis Research. Tickets £5 in advance from Ruth, 01483 273935, Marilyn, 01483 276387 or Knowle Park, 01483 275432.

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ground, Alfold. There are attractions and displays for all age groups including bungee trampolines, fun dog show, races, barbecue, chair-oplanes, crockery smash, mini train, wheelbarrow raffle and coconut shy and grand draw. It starts at 2pm and continues into the late afternoon with a show by a children’s entertainer. During the evening there will be live music from ‘MLC’. A barbecue will be running through the afternoon followed by fresh pizzas in the evening. Do go along and support a local village and have some fun. For further information call Wayne on 01403 752308 or Helen on 01403 753599. Chiddingfold Village is holding an Arts Festival from Friday 4th July-Sunday 6th July. There will be two concerts; one given by Surrey Brass on Friday evening in St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm and on Saturday 5th July, a ‘Bring it and Sing it Mikado’ with professional soloists in Chiddingfold Village Hall. (Rehearsal 4.30pm; concert 7.30pm). A Flower Festival will also be held in

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Frosty goodbyes Now we have the risk of night frosts behind us, this is the ultimate green light to get gardening! Take a look at your window boxes and pots and choose what style you will be planting this year. For flower power, look at trailing petunias, New Guinea impatiens (mildew resistant busy lizzie) or the ever reliable begonias. The garden centres are now well stocked with summer bedding, so now is the time to plant for summer impact. If flowers are not your thing, think of foliage plants such as the silver leaves of Dichondra

‘Silver Falls’ (pictured) planted alongside blue succulents such as Echeveria elegans with a centrepiece like an Agave or Yucca. At Wisley this summer, we’ll be giving floriferous summer bedding a miss in the Walled Garden East, and planting it with a colourful patchwork of herbs, to link with ‘Herbfest’, a festival of cooking with herbs, which our caterers are championing. Do not forget how ornamental and colourful herbs can be – from purple basils to silver sages. If your love of cooking is greater than your love of flowers, why not fill your pots with colourful herbs this summer? The only secrets are good light and lots of liquid food. Herbs tend to run to flower or become small and insipid if not given access to decent nutrients, so while enjoying

Snail hunting and aphid squishing After such a mild winter I’m not surprised the ivy on the sheltered wall of my London home is literally dripping with aphids and at Wisley we are not short of lily beetles and you can hear the army of slugs and snails flocking to the Hosta display in the Walled Garden West! However, we have the advantage of still being early enough in the growing season to catch populations before they cause significant damage. Watch out for the young growth of vegetable plants, perennials and emerging summer bulbs. Whether you wish to try the chemical-free nematode treatment, Nemaslug, for slugs, or blasting aphids off with a hosepipe, or chemical treatment on lily beetles, now is the time to act. Hunting the infestations down early, rather than wincing at your shredded leaves in mid July is the answer. If you are not squeamish, wandering around the garden on a rainy or damp evening can yield many slugs and snails for the picking. Equally peeping behind wall shrubs on brick walls where snails tend to be found en masse. FIND OUT MORE

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Godalming Baking Competition and further information please visit www. godalmingfoodfestival.com. Godalming Choral Society presents ‘Viva Italia’ including Vivaldi: ‘Gloria and Credo Monteverdi’; excerpts from Vespers and a selection of popular opera choruses. It’s on Sunday 6th July at 7.30pm at Charterhouse Hall, Godalming under Conductor Michael Veazey. Tickets: £15 (Students £8) are available from Record Corner, Pound Lane, Godalming; Guildford Tourist Office, 155 High Street, Guildford tel: 01483 444333; Godalming Choral Society Ticket Office tel: 07505 203468 or on-line. For more details go to www. godalmingchoral.org.uk.

Godalming & District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Godalming Town Council are delighted to bring this year’s food festival to Godalming Town Centre on 5th July 2014. Sponsored by Cornmeter and the Little Green Paint Company the festival will be packed full of delicious street food, a celebration of food and drink, mouth-watering local produce and global street food in one of the prettiest towns in Surrey. Children’s activities and live entertainment and music all day. Jo Wheatley, winner of the Great British Bake Off, will be demonstrating making cakes, judging the Great Godalming Baking Competition and signing copies of her book so get your aprons at the ready! For details on how to enter the

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Thorney Island, near Chichester This is the ideal walk for those who love sea views. Doing the walk clockwise from Emsworth gets the inland sections over at the beginning. Once onto the shoreline, the route is very easy to follow so you can concentrate on enjoying the route rather than reading instructions. A visit to the church is also a must as is looking out for many of the birds that thrive in this tranquil area. I appreciate that this walk is not exactly on the doorstep but it is a very fine one and well worth the trip. From time to time we will feature walks that are further afield when we feel they warrant it. I did this on a crisp sunny day in January and it was beautiful. It is a long walk but you do not have to do the full circuit if you want to take the children or the dog but please note that you must stick to the perimeter footpath. SR

The walk 1. Take the footpath alongside the Lord Raglan pub and through Chequers Quay. Go under the arch and through a gate onto the path alongside Slipper Mill Pond. At the end of the pond, go through the gate and then turn right in front of the converted mill building. 2. Continue ahead through the boatyard. Watch out for moving machinery. After the first few ‘stilt’ houses, turn left and then right at the next footpath sign along Osprey Quay. 3. Look out for the footpath on the left across a field. There are usually horses in this field. At the road, turn right and then shortly left into Thornham Lane. (The small and free parking area here is an alternative starting point.) Just past Thornham Marina there are some large rocks across the road. 4. Immediately past the rocks take the footpath to the left. At the shoreline turn right shortly crossing a wooden bridge. Keep going on the shoreline path until you come to the large security gates. Just before the gate, drop down the bank on the right to see Thorney Deeps. This was once part of the Chichester Ship Canal. 5. At the gates press the buzzer. You will be asked your name, address, contact telephone number and purpose of visit. Do not be put off, this is a formality as the land past the gate is owned by the Ministry of Defence. Once on Thorney Island do not stray off the clearly marked path. Call the Guard Post on 01243 388269 or the Guard Room on 01243 388275 if you get into difficulty.

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DISTANCE: 8.5 miles from Emsworth start point OS MAPS: OS Explorer 120 START GRID REFERENCE: SU 752 057 STARTING POINT: The Lord Raglan pub, Queen Street, Emsworth. There are a number of pay and display car parks in Emsworth. Allow at least five hours for the walk. Alternatively, there is a small parking area on the corner of Thorney Road and Thornham Lane. If parking here follow the directions from the third paragraph.

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For more information visit www. wingsandwheels.net or to book standard tickets call 08712 305 572. There is a folk music session every Monday at the Star in Church Street, Godalming at 9pm and at the Harrow at Compton every Wednesday at 8.30pm, also every first and third Sunday at the Queen Victoria in Shalford starting at 8.30pm. All musicians, singers and audience welcome. Free, just turn up. For information phone Kevin Gorton on 01483 415962 or visit www.godalmingsessions.org.uk Last month we profiled Music in the Park 2014. On Saturday 13th September Godalming is staging its own ‘Proms in the Park’ and we put the start time as 5.30pm. It has been decided that because of fading light at this time of year, this should be brought forward to 5pm. Players of Elstead would like to thank all those who came to their Spring production, ‘Where There’s a Will’

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WIN A WASH, CUT & FINISH AT SCULLY SCULLY To celebrate the addition of hair stylist Simon Smith to the award winning hair salon Scully Scully . The salon situated in High Street Godalming would like to offer one lucky reader a Wash Cut and Finish with Simon (normal price £63.00). 10 vouchers worth £15 can also be won. Simon Smith has over 20 years experience as one of the UKs leading hair stylists. As the man behind the Nicky Clarke hairdressing empire Simon oversaw the expansion of the Nicky Clarke brand throughout major UK cities over the last 10 years as well as personally developing the Nicky Clarke Training Programme. He has now returned to his roots in Godalming to work alongside long time friends Paul Scully and Laura Southon where the trio will concentrate on what they do best ... provide beautiful hair styling and colouring for all their clients. To win, simply answer the following question: Q: Which hair salon group did Simon Smith work for? Please enter online at vantagepointmag.co.uk by 30th June 2014.

WIN FAMILY TICKETS FOR THE GARDEN SHOW AT LOSELEY The Garden Show returns to Loseley Park from the 18th-20th July 2014 and we have three family tickets to give away. The event showcases a brilliant collection of specialist nurseries, garden designers and artisans to help you transform your outdoor spaces and a fantastic range of wonderful gifts, fashion accessories and some of the best county foods and wines in the area. There is plenty to keep all the family occupied: watch the Huxley Birds of Prey and the wandering Jazz Magic whilst your children are entertained by puppet shows, juggling, storytelling, face painting and Old Tyme Funfair rides. For more information, call 01243 538456 or visit www.thegardenshowonline.com. To win, simply answer the following question: Q: Name the family who live at Loseley park? Please enter online at vantagepointmag.co.uk by 30th June 2014.

WIN A BRIO FARM RAILWAY SET WORTH £35.99 The Toy Box in Godalming is now one of the biggest BRIO stockists in Surrey and to celebrate we have a great prize for you to win! Just answer these three questions. 1) How many stands of BRIO do we have in the shop. 2)What can the kids download from our Fun Zone page on our new website www.thetoyboxonline.co.uk 3)What was the latest news article from our website. Join our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with events in store and in town like our BRIO Festival. The Toy Box Godalming, 3 Wharf Street, Godalming, Surrey. GU7 1NN. Tel 01483 424379 Enter online at vantagepointmag.co.uk by 30th June 2014.

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