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Shepperton Fair 2017 Report and Photos

Shepperton

Matters

Putting Local Business First. Bringing a Community Together

February 2018

Issue 76

FREE Every Month to 8200 Homes in Shepperton and Laleham

Launch of Spelthorne Business Competition and Business Awards 2018


Welcome! Following our warning about scams last month, February sees a national safer internet day. Take heed and do what you can to stay safe. We highlight the recent spate of traffic issues in Charlton Village which culminated recently with a tragic fatality. Neither Charlton or Laleham have a safe pedestrian crossing and yet both are villages carrying a huge volume of traffic, often much too fast. Something has to be done. We bring you new of the launch of the annual business competition as well as information on support for small and independent businesses AND the inaugural Spelthorne Business Awards. Spelthorne really does mean business.

February 2018 We also bring you a fantastic 200 year old watercolour of Halliford House which has turned up as a result of our articles on the house in recent issues. It is always exciting to get these connections as a result of the magazines. Until March!

Reader Offers T& S Autos - £5 off your next MOT The Thames Club - Hot Yoga unlimited £20 2 wks Jubilee - Offer on hardwood shutters Everyone Active - Legoland offers Village Windows– 20% off repairs this month One Touch - 10% off computer repairs Ivory Tusk - 20% off food! Meson Toby - £11.95 February lunch special Kudos - £250 off stairlifts

Contents

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Sunbury’s Goddess of the Silver Screen 4 Hot Yoga- 10 Reasons to Try it 10 Hampton/Kempton Rail Needs You 12 Halliford House Watercolour Found 14 Plastic - We all Need to Help 16 Beware Parking at Sunbury Cross 18 Sally Dick to Jump from Plane 20 Douglas Gordon RIP 23 Recycle from Bathroom 26 Hanworth Park House - What Next? 29 Colin Squire OBE 31 Recipe of the Month 34 Are You a ‘Leaper’? 36 Spelthorne Means Business 39 The Year of the Dog 45 Safer Internet Day Feb 6th 46 Charlton Village Road Safety 49 Charlton Residents Round Up 51 Gardening Matters 57 What’s On 59/61 Index/Advert Prices 62

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Sunbury’s Goddess of the Silver Screen By Nick Pollard The Sunbury and Shepperton Thereafter she made several area has been home to many films a year, including further famous actors and actresses Dickens adaptions such as over the years, but in her David Copperfield (1913) and time, none was more famous The Old Curiosity Shop than the now little-known (1914). In 1915 she was voted Alma Taylor. the most popular performer in At the January meeting of films by the readers of the Local History Society, in Pictures and Picturegoers a fascinating talk by Dr magazine, comfortably beatSimon Brown about Cecil ing a certain Charlie Chaplin Hepworth, the pioneer film into second place! maker of Walton on Thames, Sadly on the last day of that we heard that Alma Taylor year, she lost her Sunbury was one of Hepworth’s home when Sunbury House principal stars. Besides being was burned down. The central a great innovator in the part of the old house was technical aspects of film destroyed, although the two Alma Taylor making, Hepworth was the wings were saved and subseSunbury’s film star first to use publicity to create quently remodelled as blocks a ‘star system’. of flats. One was later demolished, but the Alma Taylor was born in London on 3rd other survives next to Loudwater Close and January 1895, but came to live in Sunbury at carries the name of Sunbury House. the age of one. Her family lived at Sunbury Alma Taylor stayed with Hepworth until he House in Fordbridge Road, home of Major went bankrupt in 1927, but thereafter her Lendy’s Sunbury Military Academy earlier in career declined. She had occasional roles the 19th century, but which had afterwards in later films, including Blue Murder at St been converted into apartments. Trinians (1957 - which embodied so much of She made her screen debut at the age of 11 in the spirit of her Tilly the Tomboy films of over the 1907 Hepworth film His Daughter’s 40 years previously) and A Night to Voice. Studio publicity claimed that she Remember (1958) – in my view still the best thought she had been invited to a children’s of the films about the sinking of the Titanic. party and was unaware she was taking part in She died in London in 1974 at the age of 79. a film, although that seems unlikely. Between 1910 and 1915, she starred with another Hepworth star, Chrissie White, in nearly 20 The next meeting of the Sunbury and ‘Tilly the Tomboy’ films, in which the duo Shepperton Local History is the Annual caused mayhem in the local community with a General Meeting, followed by ‘Old Photos of series of pranks which usually culminated in a Shepperton’ by Nick Pollard, on Tuesday 20th posse of angry people chasing them up the February at Halliford School, Russell Road, road! These films were incredibly popular and Shepperton, at 8pm. All welcome. brought both her name and Chrissie White’s to the attention of the public. By 1912 she was also taking more serious roles in Hepworth’s films, such as Nancy in Oliver Twist. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Chemo Care Pouches Offer Welcome Support

It was last Summer that local business woman Sarah Mason heard about an initiative from the USA which made her want to act. She heard about an organisation which was putting together goody bags of items to offer some care and relief to those attending chemotherapy treatment at hospitals. Chemo wards are not exactly the happiest of places, so anything to brighten up the experience, the better. Sarah took advice from the nurses and put together carefully selected items. Within each pouch are things such as sanitiser and hand cream, gloves and hats - things that those undergoing chemo will need and appreciate. Also sweets (to combat the bad taste which chemo leaves) and eyebrow pencils. She included puzzle books too to help while away the time. The pouches each cost around £19 so Sarah set out asking for sponsors. She was overwhelmed with the response from individuals and local businesses alike. In October she delivered 80 pouches to St Peters Hospital. Interest in supporting the scheme kept growing so in December a further 70 were delivered including 10 specially collated for children. What is so shocking is that there are 25-30 new patients for chemo every month at St Peters so the scope to continue with this initiative is great. Sarah is aiming now to deliver a regular supply of sponsored pouches every quarter. If you would like to get involved do get in touch with Sarah please email her: Sarah_mason5@yahoo.com

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Shepperton Residents’ Association Open Meeting

Village Hall

8.00pm Tuesday 6th March 2018 Ask Questions - Air your

Views on current issues

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ALL ARE WELCOME Come On Down ! Meanwhile ….

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EA Consultation on Charges

Many of you will not even realise that the EA has carried out a consultation suggesting wide spread changes to their charges. If you were invited to give your views you were faced with a huge document of information to wade through and give your opinion on. They suggested it would take 30-60 minutes of your time. In essence the organisation is looking at recovering costs of operations which it deems ‘unusual’ and charge this back to the ‘responsible party’. On closer inspection the events deemed ‘unusual’ include FLOODING as well as pollution, suggesting that before doing anything to help, they will need to secure a decision on who is paying for works. That will simply not work in the case of flooding! If this proposal is adopted by the Secretary of State for the environment then it appears that we will be left with an environmental emergency response service which is largely impotent. Thank you to John Douglass for alerting us to this.

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Hot Yoga 10 Reasons to Give it a Go! Amanda Free (left) is one of the UK’s most experienced Hot Yoga teachers, first bringing the discipline to our shores, from Los Angeles, in the 1990s. Here, Amanda explains 10 reasons to try out the new Hot Yoga Club at The Thames Club in Staines where a full and varied schedule of Hot Yoga and Pilates sessions are on offer in a beautiful, new, dedicated studio, to suit all abilities. Great Flexibility It is a well-known fact that warm muscles move more easily so the heat in a Hot Yoga room aids this process allowing the pupil to move more deeply and easily into each posture with less risk of injury. Improved circulation Heat relaxes the blood vessels which encourages blood to flow more easily around the body increasing circulation which in turn nourishes the internal organs and improves the immune system. Ideal de-stress The practice of Yoga turns off the body’s natural fight or flight response which gently places it in a state of relaxation and makes it the perfect way to destress from a busy lifestyle. Increase cardiovascular capacity Exercising in the heat makes the body work harder because it has to pump blood to the skin and cool it down which raises the heart rate accordingly and increases cardiovascular capacity. Builds muscle tone and overall body strength Achieving and maintaining Yoga poses Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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requires as much strength as it does flexibility so over time the body becomes nice and toned which is why it is favoured by svelte celebrities. Develops mental capacity Not surprisingly, standing on one leg in 43C of heat requires a certain amount of concentration and determination, helping to develop improved mental capacity. Lose weight Despite the gentle flow of yoga, the body works hard in the heat and the increased heart beat and sweat is a great way to help boost weight loss. Releases endorphins Without doubt one of the most popular comments from pupils is the sense of euphoria they experience at the end of a 60-minute class. Improves lymphatic system The improved circulation also helps the lymphatic system to carry more white blood cells around the body helping to rid it of toxins. Helps breathing Practicing Hot Yoga regularly can expand the chest and lung capacity because certain poses target those specific areas. A study which appeared in the "International Journal of Yoga" found that slow-breathing exercises in yoga can reduce asthma symptoms in as little as 12 weeks. The great news is you don’t have to be a member of The Thames Club to enjoy the new Hot Yoga studio where classes are taught in 40⁰C. A range of membership and block booking options are available. To find out more follow the Club on Facebook @TheThamesClub, call on 01784 463100 or visit the website www.thamesclub.co.uk

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The Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway Needs YOU

The Hampton & Kempton Park Waterworks Railway was first constructed in 1914-16 to carry coal from a wharf on the River Thames at Hampton to the Kempton Park Pumping Station of the Metropolitan Water Board, to fuel the high pressure boilers to drive the pumps which feed clean water all over North and West London. But in 1945 coal was no longer needed and the railway closed and all-but disappeared from memory. But in 2003 the Metropolitan Water Board Railway Society was set up to try and revive the railway, not to carry coal but to carry passengers, with nostalgia for steamtrains. Were they enthusiastic? Certainly! Were they ambitious? You bet! Were they mad? More than probably! But will they succeed? With your help, WE CAN! But how can you help? The very easiest way, and perhaps the best fun, is to come and visit us, any Sunday after 18 th March and have a ride, you never know, you might want a second of even a third ride! You can make a monetary donation, and because we are a Registered Charity (No. 1166913) we can claim Gift-Aid on your donation. Even better you can join the Metropolitan Water Board Railway Society (only £15/year). Or, having become a member of the MWBRS, join us on a Tuesday or a Thursday to maintain and/or extend the Railway, and on a Sunday between March and November join the crew to run the Railway – we have openings for all skills and no-skills, young or old, male or female: Have a look at our website www.HamptonKemptonRailway.org.uk.

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The Halliford House Watercolour - c.1814 By Ken Battle

Feedback from readers to articles appearing in Sunbury and Shepperton Matters quite often leads to interesting follow-ups. One which was recently received is quite exceptional in that it led to the unexpected acquisition of a photograph showing a charming two hundred year old watercolour of Halliford House. Madeleine Symes, living in London had read my story of the Barkleys in the July 2017 issue of Sunbury Matters online and e-mailed editor Monica to say that as a descendant of the Barkley family, she had inherited an original watercolour of the House. She enquired “Would you like me to e-mail it to you,? Please let me know”. Monica couldn’t reach her keyboard quickly enough to send a speedy reply to the effect “YES PLEASE”. The watercolour was painted in about 1814 by Martha Barkley (1802-1867), the younger daughter of Charles and Frances Barkley. Charles and Frances were the intrepid couple who sailed around the world in two arduous sea voyages between 1786 and 1794, in search of valuable sea-otter furs. Their story is told in the book ‘The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley’. Between about 1810 and 1830 they lived at Halliford House with four of their Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

children, Jane Hornby, John Charles, Martha and Charles Francis. Both sisters were married at St. Mary’s, Sunbury, Jane to Charles Perkins on 26th October 1816 and Martha to Robert Grant Shaw on 13th May 1824. Madeleine Symes, who contacted us, is currently typing some of Martha’s journals and it is hoped that they may yield some interesting information concerning her time at Halliford House. In one journal Martha writes that she stayed there for “seventeen summers” with her parents, Charles and Frances. In later journals, Martha reflected on her childhood “Then how I loved Sunbury. How I loved to walk with Mama through the village and see the poor people, or stroll up with Papa to the cross road and leaning over the gate, watch the sunset, then a ride on the great swinging gate [at Halliford House] as I return (home)....” Later in life Martha had six children and with a Governess, travelled and lived in Europe. Ken Battle is a member of the Sunbury & Shepperton Local History Society

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Plastics? We All Need to Play Our Part

The government may well have set out to cut plastic pollution, but setting an agenda for 25 years is a lifetime! We can and should all be doing our bit to change our habits. It will make a difference. Later in this issue Surrey County Council advise on recycling bottles from our bathrooms. With so many campaigns on cutting out plastic we make a plea for everyone out there to make choices every day. Shop keepers can (and in some cases already do) avoid packaging in plastic, but we as shoppers need then to make the choice NOT to seek out goods in those easy to see packets. One shop on Shepperton High Street told me that they ran an experiment: goods for sale in plastic and goods in paper bags. The goods in paper bags remained unsold. If we don’t make the right choices we are going to get no further. We all need to make the choice to recycle our bottles and packaging. If we do, the waste will be recycled and reappear in our environment in all sorts of guises. But WE ALL need to put things in the right bins to make sure that happens. Restaurants and pubs can simply stop using straws. Do we honestly need them? They are single use plastic items. Let’s stop using them. We can all decide not to buy items which are not biodegradable: choose cotton buds which are not made of plastic. Choose to bring our own bags and not to pay the (paltry and too cheap to be a deterrent) 10p for a bag in the shop. Think twice. If we all make those choices then slowly we will start to see a decline in plastic waste. But we ALL need to do our bit.

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Beware - New Parking System at Sunbury Cross By Monica Chard, Editor I am sure that many of you in Shepperton pop in to the Sunbury Cross shopping centre now and then so this is a warning for you all. Many locals have shared their stories on my Sunbury & Shepperton Facebook page. It appears that Sunbury Cross is operating a new parking system. The barrier was broken for weeks so shoppers may have happily gone in, done the shopping and gone out without giving a second thought to parking charges. But a new number plate recognition system is in operation, meaning there is no barrier. You are no longer issued with a ticket to access and leave the car park. What this means is that YOU need to keep an eye on the time if you want to be in and out within the one hour free parking. If you are even one minute over you will be on the receiving end of a £100 fine. YES £100!!! That is a very costly mistake to have innocently made.

We spoke to several shop keepers who are as shocked as everyone else. We also spoke to the centre manager. But it seems matters are out of his hands. This new system is run by the faceless landlords who frankly don’t give a damn about the long term and elderly shoppers who are just doing what they have always done. So, the rules are as follows.: YES you have ONE free hour at the ground floor/access level. If you only need one hour, then that is the place to park. You have TWO free hours in the multi storey, Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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which has recently had a make over and is now cleaner, lighter and safer. IF you are going to be longer than either one hour, or two hours, depending on where you have parked, GET A TICKET!!! It is better to be safe than sorry. See above. The notice which is being widely displayed in shops and cafes at the shopping centre is clear in directions but as it is new, many of you are missing it. We asked the landlord for a comment following the very distressing reports of these exorbitant fines. Their response was rather short on understanding or humanity: “The new parking system is signposted and ensures all customers are treated equally”. In this day and age we should be doing everything to encourage shoppers to visit shops (as opposed to shopping online). Actions like this from landlords is going to do nothing to encourage local shopping.

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Sally Dick to be Thrown from Plane!

...yes, but with a parachute of course! Yes, our intrepid Shepperton resident is raising more money for the Princess Alice Hospice in a somewhat hair raising way this time. Sally Dick will be jumping out of a plane at the end of February. I believe that she will in fact be strapped to an able young man who will convey her back to Terra Firma, but who knows! Of course she is undertaking this Sally’s first sky dive raised £2500 exciting adventure to raise much needed funds for the local charity. This follows from her heady climb of the Dome in London in 2016. Sally has raised £1850 so far for her latest venture. Good luck Sally. We will look forward to hearing all about it. She did a previous sky dive in about 2009 and raised £2500 for the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

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On top of the Dome!

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DOUGLAS GORDON - 3 APRIL 1931 – 7 JANUARY 2018 (Pictured above with his niece Alison Gordon) Shepperton Hotels Limited is sad to announce the death of its founder, Douglas Gordon. Douglas died, peacefully, at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey on Sunday 7 January. Douglas was 86. Douglas, his parents and younger brother, Vernon, moved into a house on Oatlands Drive, Walton on Thames in May 1947. That house was to be his home for over 70 years. Douglas went to senior school at Pomfret in Connecticut, USA. Douglas then studied hotel management at Cornell University in New York, USA. He kept up friendships from his school and university days his whole life. Douglas’ first love was the stage. He was passionate about the Gang Show and was a proud member of the show business charity, The Water Rats. Douglas was secretary of the Michael Feinstein Appreciation Society. He sang with the Weybridge Men’s choir, celebrating his 85th birthday with a performance in the sunshine at The Warren Lodge of which he was justifiably proud. Douglas always said that he wanted to make his living in show business, but his family would not let him. Instead, Douglas made an enormous success of being an hotelier, which he thought was the next best thing to show business. Being an hotelier required a performance every evening. Douglas worked in the 1950s and early 1960s in various London hotels, including The Grosvenor House and The Hilton. However, Douglas always wanted to run his own business. Aged just 34, in 1965, he bought the Warren Lodge in Church Square, Shepperton. Now a 50 roomed hotel, the Warren Lodge was then a small pub with just a handful of rooms. Douglas added the Anchor, across the same square, in the 1970s and The Ship, across the Thames in Weybridge, earlier this century. In between times, he had bought and then sold two motels, Sea Bird and Silver Beach, in Sarasota Florida. Douglas was a man of immense generosity and courtesy. Douglas was a true gentleman and had great depths of kindness. His personality was the key to his success. Douglas will be greatly missed. Put simply, he is irreplaceable. Warren Lodge Hotel and Anchor Hotel, Church Square, Shepperton, TW17 9JZ Email: c&b@desboroughhotels.com Telephone 01932 237665

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New “Knit & Natter” Sessions at Squire’s Garden Centre When:

Every Wednesday 9.30am-10.30am (term time only)

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Squire’s Garden Centre, Shepperton – in the Café Bar

Julia Roberts does it, so does Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss, Kirstie Allsopp and many others. Knitting is one of their favourite hobbies, but it’s not just for celebrities. Knitting is a creative, practical and mobile hobby, which many people say is a great antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life, plus you get to make something absolutely unique. Squire’s Garden Centre has noticed that more and more people young and old are buying wool and craft supplies, so they are now launching “Knit & Natter” sessions at their garden centre in Shepperton. These free drop-in sessions are held in Squire’s Café Bar every Wednesday 9.30am10.30am during term-time. A member of the Squire’s team will greet you and let you know about new products and wool patterns, or you can ask them any craft questions you have. It’s a great place to meet other knitting enthusiasts, swap skills and ideas, or just relax with a drink while you knit and natter! Visit www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

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Recycle Plastic

-And Don’t Forget the Bathroom! The recent fabulous Blue Planet 2 highlighted again the shocking state of our oceans and the scourge of plastics on the environment. We have changed our shopping habits and make a conscious effort not to buy cotton buds with plastic. If you can, avoid single use plastics like straws. There are new movements afoot to get coffee cups made in a different way so they can be recycled (yes, we all thought they could but they are coating in plastic, so can’t!). There is a petition also to introduce a deposit scheme to plastic bottles. Over 30 million plastic bottles are thrown away every day in the UK! In countries such as Denmark deposit schemes are widespread. I made the mistake of crushing a beer can when I was there last year and there was a sharp intake of breath around the table. The reason? Cans are taken, along with bottles, to recycling points in supermarkets and put through a machine which issues you with a refund. That surely should be something we can look at in this country. But talking about plastics, you may not be clear on what can and can’t be recycled. It may be the smallest room in the house but that doesn't mean the bathroom can't make a big difference when it comes to recycling. In particular, plastic bottles are often recycled from the kitchen but get forgotten when it comes to the bathroom. There are lots of plastic bottles from your bathroom you may not realise you can recycle, including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles. You can also recycle hand wash, mouthwash, moisturiser, toilet cleaner, bathroom spray and bleach bottles. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

Nearly half of all plastics that could have been recycled are thrown away in Surrey every year, that’s almost 4,000 tonnes. If all of these were recycled, as well as helping the environment it could also save Surrey nearly £300,000 a year, which could go towards other council services like social care, libraries and schools. Your recycled plastics could even be turned into new furniture, children’s toys, paint pots and even football shirts. There are some simple things you can do to make it easier to remember to recycle your plastic bottles from the bathroom. Why not put an extra recycling bin upstairs? Or if you live in a flat or don’t have much space, you could try hanging a bag over the back of a door. Just make sure you empty the contents into your recycling bin loose, not in the bag. Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning said: “Recycling saves money by reducing disposal costs, so when you recycle from the smallest room in the home you’re helping to protect other council services like schools, roads and social care.” There are some things you can’t recycle from the bathroom, like razors, razor blades and the pumps from soap bottles. It’s easy to check using the Recycle for Surrey app and search tool. To find out what else you can and can’t recycle from the bathroom and from every room in your home visit recycleforsurrey.org.uk 26

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Hanworth Park House

What Next in the Plan to Save it? By Monica Chard and Gary Cottle Hanworth Park House has been a private residence, a military hospital, a nursing home and the HQ of aviation in the UK. For a while, it was the home of Aston Martin and Lagonda, who used the aircraft hangars to finish assembly of the luxury motors post war until the 1960's

was a national monument and the restoration itself justified the very special circumstances required to build on a the green belt. The current owner (bought 3 years ago) worked with Historic England and Hounslow Council to convert this unviable hotel consent into a more suitable scheme to provide much needed local affordable housing within the footprint of the hotel plan and using funds to put towards restoring Hanworth Park House and grounds to their former glory. The main building would be mainly for community space, a museum, cafĂŠ, artists studios and meeting / function spaces - more than 50% of the house and grounds would be open and accessible to the public - more than 7 acres of regenerated green belt and park land connecting to the broader Hanworth Park. It would return the asset to the community and provide a welcome respite from the bustle of nearby Feltham High Street.

In its heyday, it hosted a ballroom, sumptuous lounges with private apartments, and the grounds were laid out as formal gardens. The approach was a tree lined sweeping drive bordering the grounds. The house was owned by many prominent families, most notably, Alfred Lafone, - his family are now involved with the Friends of Hanworth Park House in fighting for the restoration. It is renowned across London for its heritage and importance both architecturally and historically although this glamour and significance is hard to imagine when you see the building today and it’s setting behind a business park in Feltham, but there is still hope to bring it back to its former glory and allow the community to enjoy the surroundings too. After playing a pivotal role in two world wars and the development of aviation, Hanworth Park Hotel was purchased by Middlesex County Council and in 1956, the house was opened as a nursing home. In 1965 its administration was taken over by the London Borough of Hounslow (LBH). The nursing home shut in 1992 and planning permission was granted in 2003 for the building to be converted into an 84-room hotel, and by 2012 (a mere 20 years later), planning for a 166 bed hotel and conference centre was approved with the support from Hounslow Borough Council that the building

So - where are we now ? - Hounslow Council, Historic England, and the GLA have said on numerous occasions 'they are desperate to find a solution' - The friends of HPH (now in their thousands) continue to strive to find a solution. - LBH and the GLA have approved the building of a very large hotel and conference centre on the green belt (3 times). - There is universal support to have the current inaccessible 10 acres of neglected green belt restored to park land and open to the public. - The revised plans are now for housing to be a lot smaller than the hotel consent and 'invisible' to local residents - less than half the size of the original housing plans. The future and salvation of this iconic heritage asset requires Hounslow Council, their leader or any of our elected politicians to do something very simple and do the right thing for the local community and residents - which for the last 25yrs - they have been unable to achieve. A website has been set up with an enormous amount of information on the history and the plans: www.hanworthparkhouse.london. Or join the Facebook group Hanworth Park House.

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Colin Squire Awarded OBE Colin Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, has received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. He has been given the award in recognition of his services to the horticulture industry and to charity. Squire’s was founded by Colin’s father D.J. Squire 81 years ago as a nursery and landscape business. Colin (also 81) formally joined the family business in the late 1950’s. Over the last 60 years Colin’s determination, relentless hard work and sound business acumen has helped propel this small family company to one of the best known independent groups of garden centres in the country, with 15 centres across 4 counties in the South East. Colin Squire said, “I was so surprised and delighted to learn of this award. I feel immensely honoured. I have been very fortunate to work in this wonderful industry and to have enjoyed the support and friendship of so many inspirational people in our business and the wider horticultural family. I remain very optimistic for the future of our industry even though there are many challenges ahead and I believe that horticulture can be a real force for good in the communities we serve.” Colin is a hugely respected figure in the industry with his never-ending enthusiasm for his business and the horticultural industry as a whole. He was a founder member of the Garden Centre Association in 1966, is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture, and supports a number of local “In Bloom” initiatives. Through his enthusiasm Squire’s exhibited at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show for many years and at every one of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows, achieving an impressive record of medals over the years. Colin designed a number of these gardens

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himself. He is also a patron of the Garden History Museum in London, a supporter of Painshill Park, a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, and most recently he has been announced as the first President of the newly formed Rose Society UK. As if horticulture didn’t keep him busy enough he is also a school governor, President of Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society, a PCC member at St Peter’s Church in Staines, and is on the board of trustees of a number of local charities and organisations including the Spelthorne Young Voices and chairs the trustees of Laleham Parish Lands. He is a keen supporter of local classical music events including the Richmond Concert Society. He was also very honoured to be made an Honorary Doctor of Art & Design at Kingston University. His daughter Sarah Squire who is Deputy Chairman said, “Under his inspiring management and leadership, the ethos of the company is well established as a caring, happy family company, constantly aiming to be at the forefront of the industry and committed to good service and good quality products. It is dad’s character, values and judgement that permeate the business, and his enthusiasm, ready smile and commitment are reflected throughout the organisation. We are all so proud of him.” Many congratulations from Shepperton Matters

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Recipe of the Month

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce A pretty Valentine’s treat Preparation time: 1-2 hours Cooking time: 10-20 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients For the panna cotta 3 gelatine leaves 250ml/9fl oz milk 250ml/9fl oz double cream 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways, seeds scraped out 25g/1oz sugar For the sauce 175g/6oz sugar 175ml/6fl oz water Splash raspberry, cherry or blackcurrant liqueur 350g/12oz raspberries To serve Sprigs of fresh mint and blueberries (optional) Method To make the panna cotta, soak the gelatine leaves in a little cold water until soft. Place the milk, cream, vanilla pod, scraped seeds and sugar into a heavy-bottomed pan and bring to a simmer. Remove the vanilla pod and discard. Squeeze the water out of the gelatine leaves, then add to the pan. Remove from the heat and stir until the gelatine has dissolved. Divide the mixture between four pretty glass serving bowls and set aside to cool. Place into the fridge for at least an hour, until set.

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To make the sauce place the sugar, water and the splash of liqueur into a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and add the raspberries. Use a hand blender to blitz the sauce until smooth. Pass it through a sieve to remove the seeds. To serve, pour the sauce over the panna cotta and garnish with the blueberries and a sprig of mint. Alternative serving method - pour the panna cotta mix into oiled moulds rather than serving dishes, and set in the fridge as before. Blitz half the raspberries into the sauce and strain through the sieve, then stir in the remaining raspberries. When the panna cotta are set, dip the moulds in hot water for a few seconds and turn the panna cotta out on to a plate, spoon over the sauce and decorate with blueberries and mint.

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Are You a ‘Leaper’? Imagine only having your birthday every four years or so? Yes, you would age chronologically just like everyone else, but if you are a “leaper”, aka someone born on February 29th, you rarely get to celebrate your real birthday on the date of your birth. In the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, when a person born on February 29 turns 18, they are considered to have their birthday on March 1 in the relevant year. In New Zealand, a person born on February 29 is deemed to have their birthday on February 28 in non-leap years. But what is a leap day or year? February 29, is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2024. The statistics behind the number are surprisingly simple: Four years is equal to 1,460 days, and the leap year rounds it up to 1,461. Assuming the odds of being born are the same for every day, your chances of being a “leaper” turn out to be one in 1,461. A leap day is observed because the Earth's period of orbital revolution around the Sun takes approximately 6 hours longer than 365 days (8,760 hours). A leap day compensates for this lag, realigning the calendar with the Earth's position in the Solar System; otherwise, seasons would occur later than intended in the calendar year. Since 1988, Anthony in Texas, has championed itself as the Leap Year Capital of the World: In 2012, the town’s three-day celebration included a car show, an ice hockey game, and a golf tournament. At the website of the Honour Society of Leap Year Day Babies (“spreading Leap Year day awareness” for 19 years), fellow ‘leapers’ share tales of woe: children who thought their birthdays were taken away, parents begging and bribing doctors to fudge kids’ birth certificates to February 28 or March 1. A leap year conundrum is used in the plot of Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. As a child, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of pirates until his 21st Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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birthday. Having passed his 21st year, he leaves the pirate band and falls in love. However, since he was born on February 29, his 21st birthday will not arrive until he is eighty-four, so he must leave his fiancée and return to the pirates. The next leap day is February 29, 2020. The last Leap Day was on February 29, 2016. Any readers who have a birthday on February 29th, Shepperton Matters would love to hear from you! Email us and tell us all about it: monica@villagematters.co.uk

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Spelthorne Means Business By Monica Chard, Editor

In 2016 Spelthorne Borough Council introduce a new strapline to it's marketing ‘Spelthorne Means Business’. Situated in proximity to major access points such as London Heathrow, the M3 and M25, it is proving to be an area of great interest to new businesses looking for growth or looking to move to a new area. The council is putting is certainly proving its credentials too. This month sees the launch of the 2018 Spelthorne Business Competition. Launched 5 years ago with the support of MP Kwasi Kwarteng, the competition is open to any individual or business within the borough and applications are sought from those with a new and original business idea. The prize is £3500 and mentoring to help kick start their idea.

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Last year’s winner was Cillguard, an idea to protect sills of cars when wheelchair users are getting in and out of vehicles. The competition is sponsored by major businesses in the area such as BP, BA, Heathrow and Pinewood Studios. The competition opens on February 12th. Finalists will be invited to a ‘Dragons Den’ type presentation on Thursday May 24th at BP, where the winner will be selected by a panel. This is fantastic opportunity for a small business with a great idea, looking for support to move it forward. If you think you have an idea, this is your To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

chance. Full details opposite. Spelthorne businesses are further served by the Spelthorne Business Forum, a free group for local businesses run by Spelthorne Borough Council, which organises networking events and hosts a website to connect local businesses. For the first time this year you can also look forward to the inauguration of an annual business awards scheme for Spelthorne. Spelthorne Means Business Awards launch on 6th February. Offering 7 exciting categories, including Best Small Business and Independent Business of the Year, this new event is designed to celebrate Spelthorne businesses and to highlight the successes we have in our local business community. You can enter online at https:// www.spelthorne.gov.uk/SMBA and if you are a local business why not join us at Shepperton Studios on 11th October for our sparkling awards’ evening. Businesses which win awards benefit from a boost in brand awareness and credibility in the marketplace, so what have you got to lose? Finally the Heathrow Launch Pad will open at Spelthorne Borough Council’s offices in Knowle Green in September. It will provide a new hub for high tech businesses in the Borough with below market rate, flexible office space alongside exciting business support programmes which are designed to help new businesses to thrive and prosper in the area. This new space will also be a hub for other new businesses to come together, to network, collaborate and take part in some exciting new workshops. For more details about the incubator please contact r.lambert@spelthorne.gov.uk. So with all that in mind, Spelthorne really does seem to mean business. It is brilliant to see so much support for small businesses in the borough, so if you are one, just get on and enter one of the awards.

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PAH Wedding Dress

The draw for the beautiful wedding dress donated to the Princess Alice Hospice took place at the beginning of December. The dress had been initially won as a prize at the inaugural PAH wedding show at Shepperton Studios last autumn, but was redonated as the recipient felt it could find a more deserving home. A silent auction was run with a reserve of ÂŁ200 for this fabulous garment worth ÂŁ1500 and unused. The lucky will ner was Jennifer Tye whose 3 year old son saw the dress in the window and encouraged his mum to go in and ask. Jennifer has now in fact emigrated to New Zealand where she is due to marry. What a wonderful end to this story. If you have a wedding or prom, do go and see the range of items for sale at the PAH Shepperton.

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Dog Owners - Pick it Up!

A local resident living near Littleton Rec contacted us wanting to highlight a situation that seems to be getting worse in the Shepperton area. Dogs mess not being cleaned up by the owners. Sadly this is not limited to just this area, but it seems to be getting worse all over the village and other areas. Shepperton is becoming littered with dog poo. It’s literally everywhere. The reader comments that her children scoot or walk to school across Littleton Rec and find themselves faced with a minefield of dog mess en route. As a dog owner myself I do think it is too bad that anyone ignores their dogs mess. Yes, sometimes you may miss one, but as bags are provided by the council there is no excuse not to pick up if you see it. While we are at it, don’t just leave the bag. Put it in a bin! Leaving poo around is anti social and a threat to health. The reader says “The deterrent of a £20 fine doesn't seem to be putting owners off and it seems to be early morning and late night walkers that are the worst offenders. Shepperton might be the happiest place to live but its also the filthiest in regards to the area in general when it comes to folk cleaning up behind their animals!”

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Charlton Village Death Trap Road By Monica Chard, Editor Many of you will have seen emotional reports on social media of a horrific accident in Charlton Village recently. A local lady, full of joy at the birth of her grand child the day before, was walking back from Longacres along the pavement and was fatally struck by a car. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Pavements were invented so that we can walk in safety next to a road. But not in Charlton Village. Traffic thunders down the road and through the village at speed; lorries coming from the Eco Park or the Littleton gravel pit, or commuters coming off the A308 and cutting down to Shepperton or Laleham. A traffic survey done a number of years ago estimated 96,000 vehicles every day. The same survey found that 60,000 of the vehicles were speeding as they went through the village. Now that you get the picture, imagine trying to cross the road. The least you would expect is that there is a pedestrian crossing. But no! there is only a traffic island. Something has to be done. We attended a hastily convened meeting in the village the day before we went to print with the February magazine. It was a packed room, rippling with upset and frustration but resolute in the need to come together as a village and find a solution. It was surprising to find that despite invitations, no local councillors, county councillor or highways representatives had come to the meeting. We understand that they are waiting for the official police and traffic management report into how the accident happened before making comment. However, showing a face at such a meeting would have shown sympathy and care. These residents needed to have the chance to air their collective views and they speak as one in terms of what they want: 1. traffic calming measures to ensure that cars travel at no more than 30mph through the village 2. A pedestrian crossing so that children/ mums with buggies/dog walkers etc can cross the road without fearing for their lives 3. A solution found to the flooding on roads in the village which happens every time in rains (see photo) and which adds to the danger Going back 25 years, Spelthorne Borough Council were looking at traffic calming proposals. We have

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Regular flooding forces traffic to drive across the centre of the road and makes pavement unusable seen the proposal from 1993 which states “the continued rise in car ownership throughout the Borough is creating problems at many locations. In Charlton there is concern about the overall volume and speed of traffic” At the time proposals were to place mini roundabouts at key junctions to slow traffic and allow flow from side roads (one lady told me it took her 7.5 minutes to turn right out of her road recently). The leaflet seeks feedback from residents and says “Once approved, a scheme would be implemented as soon as funding could be made available from Surrey County Council”. Therein lies the problem! In an ideal world we are sure the council would like to do a lot more than it does. However, the latest incident is only one of the many accidents in the village (7 in 6 weeks last autumn. 2 in 5 days this January). This is about finding a solution together. The village is a residential area and yet mothers will not let their children cross the road to go to the shop or park because of the very real and present danger. These villagers are not being unreasonable. They desperately need something to be done. The situation will be raised at the Spelthorne Joint Committee at Knowle Green on March 15th (date to be confirmed) 6.30pm when a petition for traffic calming will be presented. We urge you all to support this meeting by attending. Something has to be done. This dreadful death has to count for something.

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Safer Internet Day February 6th 2018

Safer Internet Day is now celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology. The day helps to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore how we create a better and safer online community. This year’s slogan is Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you. Here are some steps we can all take to stay safe online: Create complex passwords - Create strong, unique passwords for all your critical accounts. Corporate hacks are commonplace now. One database breach can reveal tens of thousands of user passwords. If you reuse your passwords, a hacker can take the leaked data from one attack and use it to login to your other accounts. The best advice is to use a password manager to help you create and store strong passwords for all of your accounts. Boost your network security - Now that your logins are safer, make sure that your connections are secure. When you are at home or at work a password-protected router will encrypt your data. When you are out and about you might be tempted to use free, public Wi-Fi. But this is often unsecured, which means it’s relatively easy for a hacker to access your device or information. If you access the internet a lot when you are away from home it’s worth investing in a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN is a piece of software that creates a secure connection over the internet, so you can safely connect from anywhere.

and devices. It is often included with comprehensive security software. A firewall ensures that all of the devices connected to your network are secured, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices like smart thermostats and webcams. This is important since many IoT devices aren’t equipped with their own security measures, giving hackers a vulnerable point of entry to your entire network. Watch what you click - Many of today’s online threats are based on phishing or social engineering, when you are tricked into revealing personal or sensitive information for fraudulent purposes. Spam emails, phony “free” offers, online quizzes all use these tactics to entice you to click on dangerous links or give up your personal information. Share selectively - Be cautious about what you share, particularly when it comes to your identity information. Information could be used to impersonate you, or guess your passwords and logins. Think mobile! - Mobile devices face new risks: dangerous apps and fraudulent links sent by text message. Don’t respond to messages from strangers, and only download apps from official app stores after reading reviews first. Make sure that your security software is enabled on your mobile, just like your computers and other devices.

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Cannon Fire in Shepperton!

Cannons are being fired in Shepperton, causing upset for local residents and livestock alike. A horse apparently bolted at the shot and went into a wire fence. Other residents have reported of terri-

fied dogs and cats. In a residential area surely that cannot be right. But the Charlton Lane tip/Eco Park has been experiencing a plague of sea gulls so have resorted to cannon fire to move them on. The birds have been attracted by mounds of rubbish which were left on the table at the plant around the Christmas period. We can all be a little understanding that normal service is disrupted during the festive period, but it is concerning that rubbish has been piled up at this ‘state of the art’ centre.

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Have Fun with Pilates! Pilates is a form of exercise with an emphasis on core strength. Regular practice can lead to a stronger leaner body with increased protection to your spine helping you to stand taller and able to move with a new ease. We meet at Laleham Village Hall every Monday evening between 6 and 7 Classes are relaxed and informal and all are welcome regardless of age and experience. You won’t have to enrol on a whole course as you pay just £9 each time you come and you won’t need to bring anything as everything you need is provided. But be warned....once you start you won’t want to stop! Looking forward to seeing you.

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SPECIAL MUSIC NIGHT IN AID OF THE MAYOR'S CHARITIES AT SUNBURY CRICKET CLUB FRI. 9TH FEB

Music Night host and organiser Paul Watts (vocals & guitar). It will be a great night of top class rock ‘n’ roll, blues, ‘60s R&B, rock and country. It’s all for a great cause and will be a fun community night, so please support it. Please note that the show will start at 8.30pm. Hot

There is a special music event in aid of the Mayor Spelthorne's Charities at Sunbury Cricket Club on Friday 9th February at 8.30. This year’s Mayor of Spelthorne is Cllr. Vivienne Leighton, a Shepperton councillor, who greatly enjoyed last year's show staged for the then Mayor, Cllr. Alfred Friday, so the Club were very happy to continue our Club tradition and stage a special Music Night in aid of her charities. The usual suspects from Sunbury’s talented music fraternity have been assembled once more to play under the name of THE CHAIN GANG in honour of the Mayor’s chain of office. Her charities are Spelthorne Dementia Support (Purple Angels), Impossible Dream (providing river trips for wheelchair users), and the Swan Sanctuary. The musicians will be giving their services free, so all the door money will go to the charities - entrance is £10.00, payable on the door (tickets ar not being sold in advance). The line-up will include guitarists Karl Green (Herman’s Hermits), Gerry Cook (The Saxons), Tim Renton (3 AM), Mark Doyle (Marshall Taylor Band), Chris Allard (Little Hampton Band); bassists Colin Pattenden (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, The Nashville Teens), Roger Harding (East of Eden), Martin House (Life & Soul), keyboard player Kevin Welling (Stan Bland Band), harmonica ace Adam Russel (Nashville Teens) multiinstrumentalist Phil Miller-Tate (Marshall Taylor Band) and Alan Worrell (drums) plus To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Gardening Matters Greenhouse Joy

By Rachael Leverton

I am an impatient gardener. By February I am always eager to get started and my greenhouse means that I can do just that. A greenhouse means that I don’t fear the weather, I can potter in my garden all year round and I can grow a range of plants that would not survive without protection. Most gardens have room for at least a tiny greenhouse and its well worth trying to incorporate one into your space. Before choosing a greenhouse, check whether your local planning authority places any restrictions in terms of size or position. Usually there are no problems. Ideally a greenhouse should be placed in a bright spot because poor light and heavy shade will mean sickly spindly plants. Buy as big a greenhouse as you can accommodate because I guarantee that no matter how big it seems at first you will fill it. You can make a greenhouse from poles and polythene but it won’t last more than a couple of years and won’t be pretty to look at. Fully glazed aluminium greenhouses are good value, and if you like wood then go for western red cedar, which ages well and lasts a long time. It’s important to have level foundations You don’t have to heat a greenhouse but I like to because it lets me get an early start in spring, and keeps my tender pot plants alive through the winter. When I had an unheated greenhouse my frost-tender plants rarely survived.

and doesn’t produce the excessive amounts of water vapour associated with paraffin. Make sure you use a qualified electrician and that all the sockets are rated for outdoor use. Fit a thermostat and the heat will only come on when necessary, making it very economical. At the other end of the year make sure you have ventilation, or your plants will cook. If you can afford it go for the automatic arms which open ventilators if the greenhouse reaches a certain temperature. Also consider blinds to help prevent sun-scorch. I arrange my greenhouse with staging on one side and a soil bed on the other for my tomatoes to grow in, and I’ve attached some guttering and a downpipe to a water butt so I can collect rainwater. It’s my little haven in February; where I plant seeds and imagine what my garden will look like in a three months’ time.

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Halliford Women's Institute meet the first Tuesday of every month except August in Halliford village hall at 7.30pm until 10pm.New members always welcome so if you fancy some company,tea and cake and exciting days out please pop in. For more information phone Joyce on 07928434206. Spelthorne Choral Society present their Spring concert. D'Astorga's Stabat Matar and Haydn's Nelson Mass. Saturday March 24th 7.30pm. St Peters Church Laleham Road, Staines TW18 2DX.£10 in advance or £12 on the door. accompanied under 16's free. Box office:-0208 9412512 evenings. www.spelthornechoralsociety.com The Probus Club of Shepperton for retired business and professional men meets on the first Tuesday of each month to hear a speaker followed by lunch. In January we heard a talk entitled “Not Burns Night – Who wrote the worst poetry?” We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 Thursday 1st February: ‘Spelthorne in Art’ a talk by Nick Pollard to Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group at the Fordbridge Centre, Fordbridge Rd, Ashford, starting at 8pm. All welcome, admission £2 to non-members. The Arts Society Runnymede holds a monthly lecture at The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Egham TW18 3HD. Wednesday, February 21st will be the Vienna Secession 1918-2018. Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele by Dr Anne Anderson, graduate in History and Archaeology. Coffee served from 10.00, the lecture starts at 10.30 Guests are welcome without prior notice and the first lecture is free.

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More What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham The next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History is the Annual General Meeting, followed by ‘Old Photos of Shepperton’ by Nick Pollard, on Tuesday 20th February at Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton, at 8pm. All welcome. Kids Come First® is a support forum for Separated Parents and a unique workshop of childfocused teaching material with guidance & advice for successful co-parenting. Parents can attend a group workshop separately or book a private session to attend together in Hampton (TW12). Call 07789497275 or email us: kidscomefirstuk@mail.com. For more info visit www.kidscomefirstuk.co.uk. Home-start Spelthorne support local families who have at least one child under the age of 5. Our volunteers visit families who need a little extra support, for 2-3 hours each week in their homes. If you would like to have or be a volunteer please call us on l 01784 463200 Sponge Fingers Playgroup for 0-4yrs and families. Every Thursday in term time, 9.30-11am, Shepperton Village Hall. £3 per family including loads of toys, dressing up, craft, singing, a healthy snack for children and refreshments for adults. Parking on site or High St. All welcome!

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February 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham village

February 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham village

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