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Sunbury

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February 2020

Issue 107

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Welcome!

February is here and if you are in the mood, ladies, this is your chance to propose to your man, the traditional break with tradition during a leap year. We make no apologies that this issue is full of a lot of comments and pleas about the local plan and the campaign against building on green belt. Even BBC s Chris Packham has got behind it! There are lots of events to inspire you, including a forthcoming tour of Britain s Got Talent, Jonny Awsum. We all need to do what we can to quell climate change so we are bringing you some news and hopefully inspiration from some local initiatives. Plastic bags should be a thing of the past in my view, so we welcome the idea of Boomerang Bags, made by a local community

February 2020 in Surrey. Read all about it on p19 and let me know who fancies starting it up around here! Finally do please think twice before venturing onto the river in the current conditions. One resident has been involved in 3 rescues and any of them could have proved fatal and of course put rescue teams at risk too.

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The Thames at Shepperton 4 LSA Refurbished Shop 6 Sunbury Has a Cinema 8 Residents in Fight for Horse Field 10 Red Board River - Don t Risk it! 12 Friends of St Mary s Fundraiser 15 Boomerang Bags. Not Plastic 19 Sustainability Fair Draws Crowds 21 BGT Jonny Awsum in Sunbury 22 Choosing a Sports Club 28 Recipe of the Month 34 Burlington CQC Star Review 37 St Mary s Newsletter 39 Sunbury Beat 40 LOSRA Says 42 Greenbelt - Leader Responds 52 Gardening Matters 56 What s On/Noticeboard 5861 Ad Index/Prices/Deadlines 62

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The Themes at Shepperton By Nick Pollard

This postcard, dating from the 1930s, shows the River Thames in the area of Shepperton Lock, looking north east. It must date from after 1935, as the Desborough Cut which was opened in that year can be seen at top right. Desborough Island, which was created by the digging of the cut, looks remarkably open compared with today- the trees have grown considerably in the intervening 85 years or so. To the left of the cut is the broad expanse of Ferris Meadow, used for grazing cattle. Gravel was extracted from here in the 1960s, and the large lake subsequently created is now the home of the immensely popular Shepperton open water swim in the warmer months. Between the meadow and the trees surrounding the tennis club on the Weybridge bank is the elongated shape of D Oyly Carte Island, with the imposing house built by Richard D Oyly Carte in the 1880s. He was the producer of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas and built the Savoy Opera House and the famous adjoining hotel off the Strand in London. The building was due to be a country annex to the hotel but no alcohol licence was granted, so it remained a private home. Perhaps he should have taken note of the previous name of the island – Folly Ait! To the left of centre at the bottom is Shepperton lock, originally built in 1813 but rebuilt and enlarged immediately to the south in the 1890s. A passenger steamer lies just downstream of the lock. The cutting of the lock created the lock island, with its distinctive D shape when seen from the air. On the bank of this island nearest Weybridge, the large building was the slipway and works of the Thames Conservancy, who looked after the river, locks, weirs etc. from 1857 until 1974, when the Thames Water Authority succeeded it (since replaced by the Environment Agency). The building was subsequently sold off and is now the home of Weybridge Mariners, although it had to be rebuilt after a disastrous fire some years ago. The next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society is the Annual General Meeting, after which there will be a short talk on old photos of Shepperton and Sunbury. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 11th February at Halliford School in Russell Road, starting at 8pm. All welcome, admission is free. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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Sunbury Has a Cinema! By Monica Chard, Editor

Yes really. Sunbury has its own cinema. Not your regular sort of cinema, but a special one! Wonderama is the brainchild of friends Anja and Jo who sat in a bar on the South Bank one evening, got inspired after a few glasses of something and decided that really Sunbury needed a glorious cinema. So they approached the Riverside Arts Centre (RAC), the perfect venue and a plan was hatched. We were lucky enough to go to the opening film before Christmas. It was a welcome escape from the Christmas mayhem and the large hall was laid out with little tables, all with twinkling tea lights. There was tea, coffee and cake to buy and take to your place to enjoy before the show. There was a great atmosphere and despite the fact it was a Wednesday morning, there was a good crowd. We had come to see Some Like it Hot, somehow one of those classics that had passed me by. It was a great choice, light hearted and fun. Before that though we were treated to an airing of Alice in Wonderland. This original adaptation dated from 1903 and was shot in Walton on Thames in the grounds of Mount Felix which was subsequently used as a hospital for New Zealand troops in WW2. This version also starred May Clarke, a film star who lived in Sunbury. The RAC in fact used to be a silent movie theatre between 1912-16. Interestingly enough it was run by a local who was subsequently uncovered as a German spy. Intriguing indeed.

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So, there are lots of reasons why cinema should return to this venue and plenty of nods to the golden age. Even the tickets are classy, printed on brown paper as a throw back to a different era. Anja and Jo are planning a monthly film. Since Some Like it Hot they have aired Singing in the Rain. The next one will be The Big Lebowski which airs on February 1st. Tickets are available from Skinners and also online at wonderama.cloud. The girls are keen to find out what locals would like so don t be shy, make suggestions. The line up is looking as follows for the next few weeks. Get your tickets from Skinners or on the door: February Saturday 1st 7pm for 8pm start The Big Lebowski February Tuesday 11th 7pm for 8pm start The Breakfast Club February Wednesday 12th 10am Breakfast At Tiffany's March 4th Wednesday 10am West Side Story March 13th Friday 7pm for 8pm start True Romance March 3rd is being voted on at the moment between Amelie, Cry Baby and Pretty In Pink www.villagematters.co.uk


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Locals Take on Battle for Horse Field By Monica Chard, Editor

There was standing room only at the public meeting relating to the proposed development of the Stratton Road fields. Known locally as the horse fields, or less poetically, as site 32-o. The site has been agricultural for many decades. We understand there is evidence of Roman ditches there as well. It is home to horses who graze it (some being rescue horses) and also for bats, newts, owls and countless other creatures, important to biodiversity and the health of the community. It is a much loved rural idyll within a residential area and is under threat from the local plan to allow the building of a minimum of 260 houses on the site. Spelthorne Council is being forced by central government to look at delivering a hugely ambitious figure of 603 dwellings per annum across the borough over 15 years. The council is pushing back and has asked the housing ministry to reconsider, using data which better reflects the current population as well as our vast greenbelt (including reservoirs), which restrict planning options. So far this plea has fallen on deaf ears. Local resident Paul Hollingsworth presented the reasons against developing the fields. He talked of risks to health (diminished air quality), risks to infrastructure (schools,

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health centre, roads) and risks to community (well being, safety, happiness). He made the point that the biggest risk is to do nothing. That is true. So let s make some noise! Stratton Road was classified as weakly performing in the most recent ARUP report which was put together as a consultation. In initial reports in 2018 the same consultant rated the site as strongly performing. So what has changed? Probably nothing, but perhaps necessity! Although many, the key concerns to development are; • Flood risk • Incremental traffic burden • Pressure on local amenities Evidence was presented about the current volume of surface water on the site. That water is currently dealt with naturally. Look at what happens when similar places have been built on, evidenced at the entrance and in the carpark next to Bishop Wand on the construction of the new gym. Water has no where to go so pools and floods. Imagine the cars associated with 260 homes. Estimated conservatively at an additional 364 cars, just think about the narrow roads to the site: Sunmead and Rooksmead are already tight.

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Think about the extra places needed at schools and the health centre even if we conservatively reckon on 2.2 per home. That means an extra 572 patients. Stratton Road residents were also strongly represented at both local plan meetings at Spelthorne council and at the public meeting held by MP Kwasi Kwarteng. Strength of feeling is high. Hopefully found time to submit your comments about the local plan to Spelthorne Council. A petition to save green spaces, run under 38degrees, attracted over 5000 signatures and was hand delivered to council on the day the consultation closed. This figure should guarantee a debate on the matter. The petition launched by STOP (The Stratton Road Site Opposition Group) collected 534 signatures and was hand delivered to council offices. Clearly there is strong feeling

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about retaining this important piece of greenbelt land in the heart of Sunbury. The planning process will be ongoing, as will the protest against green belt development. STOP has set up a Facebook group and a website strattonroad.co.uk. Do join to follow progress, make your feelings known and stick up for our precious greenbelt. The rationale is the same as for Kempton Park: environmental, infrastructure, safety, flood risk and access. We must fight on. People power can do amazing things!

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Red Board River - Don t Risk it! By Monica Chard, Editor

It has been a miserable couple of months in terms of weather. The lashing rain inevitably was going to take it s toll and in mid December the river started to swell. The creek at the back of our house rose faster and higher than it has done for several years. Some residents were caught out, with boats moored too tightly succumbing to the rise and fall of water levels and keeling over.

So with this in mind we were surprised to see river craft out in early January. Surely it was not safe? This was confirmed to us by local island resident Neil Huntingford who had witnessed and indeed assisted in 3 river rescues in only two weeks. Firstly two young men in a rowing boat capsized and were left clinging to a post by the weir gates. Luckily Neil saw them, as it was getting dark. It took all the emergency services including a helicopter to rescue them. Then during the flood alert, a narrow boat slipped its moorings and spiralled downstream until it hit the weir posts. There were people living onboard and again Neil had to call out the emergency services to perform a very tricky rescue in the dark. The narrow boat has had to remain against the weir piers as conditions have been too dangerous to move it. The last incident was on January 11th when a skiff with four women rowers and cox got too close to the weir and their boat got sucked against the side of the narrow boat, still there since the last incident. It was fortunate in fact that the narrowboat was there as the rowers held on to it. Without this their skiff could Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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easily have broken in half against the weir piers and the rowers would have been swept down river. To make matters worse they were NOT wearing life jackets. Neil has lived on the river for many years and said I ve never had so many incidents on the river in such a short space of time. The rescues were all complex and involved a lot of people putting their lives at risk. The resource cost must also be very high . Apart from simple common sense, the EA will alert river users to conditions through boards at the locks. They also post regular updates on river conditions on this website: http://riverconditions.environmentagency.gov.uk/ . If it is RED, as it has been for much of the past couple of months for goodness sake don t risk going out. The emergency services are fantastic, but it is unfair and irresponsible to put yourself and them in danger unnecessarily.

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Friends of St Mary s Fund Raiser FoSM have put on some fabulous events over the years and this is bound to be another so book now for February 15th. This concert came about when a newcomer to Sunbury then joined the congregation of St Mary s and subsequently joined 'the Friends . Having been instrumental in starting up the Bromsgrove Conservatoire, and now easing off some of his commitments 'up there', he was keen to set up St Mary's as a host/centre for 'good' music. He started by contacting a colleague who is an internationally known organist and who might be persuaded to give a Concert at St Mary's to help with fund- raising efforts The result of this conversation is that David Saint is coming to Sunbury. So, book the date in your diaries - 15th February, 7.30pm. at St Mary's Church, Sunbury . The format will be a short talk by David followed by what promises to be an interesting programme with works by Albinoni, Walton, Handel, Bach and Walond to name but a few. This promises to be a great evening for both aficionados and also those just interested in listening to a high standard of music. David Saint studied the organ with Clifford Hartley, Dr Alan Spedding and Dame Gillian Weir. He was awarded the Royal College of Organists Turpin Prize for the FRCO diploma at the age of 20 and was the first organ Scholar to be appointed to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Since 1978, David has been Organist and Director of Music at St Chad s Cathedral and until 2015 he was Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Recent recitals include Sankt Wendel Basilika (Germany), St-Eligius Völklingen (Germany), St-Lawrence Dahn (Germany), Frankfurt Dom, St Lawrence Alton, McEwan Hall Edinburgh, Keimyung University (Korea), St George s Hanover Square, Queens College Oxford, and Blackburn, Leicester, St Edmundsbury and Westminster Cathedrals. David is a former Trustee and past Chairman of the Royal College of Organists, he was To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

awarded FRSCM in 2012 and Fellowship of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (FRBC) in 2015. David is Chair of the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO) and was the 2018 -19 President of the incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM Tickets are £10 (£9 for members of FoSM) and £5 for students. For further information and/or tickets please call 01932 785035/785807 . Also from the website: fosmsunbury.org.uk or Dennis Van Wonderen, the florist on Avenue Parade. With this level of contacts in the world of music we can look forward to many more fund raising treats.

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Roadkill Comes to Sunbury!

We are talking of course of the forthcoming BBC thriller staring Hugh Laurie. Laurie plays a narcissistic conservative minister trying to outrun his past. One of the scenes takes place in a country church. You may well recognise it. Our very own St Mary s! It sounds like a great drama, written by David Hare ( Collateral ), directed by the man who brought us Line of Duty , with a star cast. St Mary s was teaming with crew for several days in January. The number of people involved, equipment, security and attention to detail is incredible. The aisle was turned into a track for the camera and lights had been installed outside to create the illusion of sunlight. Fascinating. As well as being proud to see our church on TV, this provides a much needed windfall to the church in the form of a fee.

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Boomerang Bags Not Plastic Bags By Monica Chard, Editor

In the quest to reduce plastic, we were thrilled to hear about a local initiative called Boomerang Bags which has taken off in some local areas, but which has huge scope to spread. The fact from one of the Blue Planet programmes stating that by 2050 there would be more plastic in the sea than fish was enough to shock Tricia Bland. More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year, 50% of which is for single use. This has to change. Plastic bags are such an obvious lifestyle change. The 5p single use plastic bag charge introduced in 2015 is estimated to have taken 15 billion plastic bags out of circulation. The plan to increase it to 10p this year is still not high enough. Ban them altogether in my opinion! So, in looking for an alternative, the Boomerang Bags are simply brilliant and a great example of a community pulling together to make a difference. The idea started took shape in the UK in Tricia Bland s village of Thames Ditton, although the concept came originally from Australia. Sales of sewing machines have soared since the Great British Sewing Bee and there is a huge increase in crafters and make do-and-menders . Thames Ditton s crafty ladies took to the idea with glee. They had books of upholstery fabric samples donated which were just the size of a tote, were given a community room in the local pub to set up and started sewing in earnest. Local shops agreed to stock the bags and give them out free to customers. The community saw an official launch at their farmers market one weekend when Boomerang Bag kits were given out, complete with instructions and enough fabric for 5 bags. Word spread and the bag making community grew. Local schools were recruited, taking the activity up To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

as extra curricular or as part of a sustainability project. Youngsters learned a useful skill as well as focusing on helping the environment. Funding was secured from the local council to fund more sewing machines and the Boomerang Bag club grew. Think how much fabric is discarded into landfill. One bag I was shown at the recent Sustainability Fair I attended was made from the curtains of the local boat club! In Thames Ditton the local community centre, a pub and a dry cleaners have offered to be drop off places for fabric donations. Every bag carries a logo and tag (hand made from cereal boxes) explaining that on average one Boomerang Bag replaces 700 single use plastic bags because they are used time and again. The idea now is to extend this idea. Why not start a group in Sunbury? Who is up for it? We can get the template and information from the BB ladies in Thames Ditton and get going. What a great concept for the high street. See boomerangbags.org for more information. Or contact Tricia Bland directly:

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Sustainability Fair Draws Crowds By Monica Chard

Interest in climate change and adopting a more sustainable lifestyle was obvious by the amount of people who attended the Sustainability Fair at the Riverhouse Barn in Walton last month. There were talks throughout the day on energy efficiency, electric vehicles, chemical free beauty, organic grow your own and plastic free choices. There were stalls selling wares and giving advice. We learned a lot. When you really start thinking about the choices we make and the footprint they leave behind it is quite shocking. Take nappies for example. A necessity, of course. Did you know that 7 million trees are cut down in the UK each year to make disposable nappies? Did you know that 8 million nappies go to landfill in the UK every day? Or that it takes anywhere up to 500 years for a disposable nappy to break down? So, surely we need to look for an alternative? What about going back to the old ways of cloth nappies? It served us well. So introducing Eco Mama and Baby products which you can try for free before buying. (www.ecomamaamdbaby.co.uk). You can buy reusable nappies, wipes and even sanitary products.

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on Walton Road, Molesey. Take clean, quality clothes, shoes and accessories that you don t wear any longer and swap them. Genius! Have you heard of Boomerang Bags? No, neither had I. They are all the rage in Elmbridge. Made by volunteers with donated fabric, they are supplied to shops in high streets to use instead of plastic bags. One rather attractive bag had been made from the old rowing club s curtains! What a way to give to leave a legacy and help recycling. The event came to a rousing conclusion when the WeAreTheVoice, children s environmental choir performed to the crowd. The song of the same name is written by teacher Niamh Clune and spearheads a new children s plastic awareness campaign. The children are from several local schools. They have already recorded the song, which highlights the plight of the planet and laments its demise. It poses questions about who will fight for changes. It is worth listening and do pay attention to the images towards the end. The song is on the website: wearethevoice.org.uk or you can find it on YouTube. These guys rock. The lead singer is 11 years old and simply incredible. Britain s Got Talent watch out! Advice on recycling a huge variety of things from the Surrey Environment Partnership at www.surreyep.org.uk

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BGT Jonny Awsum Comes to Sunbury If you follow Britain s Got Talent (BGT) you may well remember Jonny Awsum. He won the nation s heart with his performances of This Is A Musical , his audition with Ant and Dec, and The Triangle Song that he did with David Walliams. He won standing ovations and unanimous approval from the judges and since then has had over 50 million online views of his performances. Jonny Awsum has always been a performer. He started out in bands. After spending eight years as a barman at London s Chuckle Club, Jonny was inspired to enter the comedy world, and hasn t looked back since. He is known for his feel-good musical comedy, which has seen him quickly rise from newcomer to sought-after headline act. Following BGT Jonny enjoyed a whirlwind 18 months including a sell-out five-star reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a starring role in his first pantomime and tour support to both Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their hit UK theatre tours. He has in fact been on stage in Sunbury as part of the Laughing Chili events, but is now coming again with his own tour. He loved the Sunbury crowd and welcome so made a point of putting Sunbury on his tour itinerary. Jonny has performed over 1,000 shows all over the world, from Slovakia to Hong Kong. He has appeared at festivals including Henley Festival and Download, and is the current patron of the Derby Comedy Festival.

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January and February can be lonely months, so if you would like some company then head to Squire s Garden Centres, as all of their Café Bars have Chatter & Natter tables. Part of the Chatty Café scheme these tables are for anyone – if you re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, young people, old people and anyone in between. It s just about having good oldfashioned human interaction. There are Chatter & Natter tables every Tuesday morning. Simply look out for the signs on the tables. Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire s Garden Centres said, In this age of social media it s so important to make an effort to talk to others face to face. So for those who would like a bit of real social interaction simply sit at a Chatter & Natter table at Squire s and you can talk to other customers. I believe a short conversation with another human can really brighten your day. Everyone s welcome, and it s a great way to meet people in your local community. Plus get to Squire s before 10am and you can take advantage of their buy one get one free offer on all hot drinks from Monday to Saturday. Or tuck in to their Build Your Own Breakfast which is served every day until 11.30am.

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Trio add Mobility

So Shepperton Mobility has closed its doors, but have emerged as a new part of Trio Pharmacy. As you go through the easily opening doors into Trio (great news for wheelchair and scooter users), you will see Steve and Clive right opposite, with an array of their wares on the shelves and in the space beyond. They are offering all the same services as they have done. The move makes perfect sense. It means health and wellness services are under one roof for residents, it avoids costly extra rent and it maintains a much needed service on the high street. Trio have extended their travel clinic to 5 days a week. And did you know there is a reflexology service upstairs? So many services!

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Selecting The Right Sports Club

by Nick Harman, Spelthorne Sports Cricket Club (Coach/Leader/Instructor of the Year - Spelthorne Sports Awards 2019) At this time of year, we often make resolutions and set ourselves health-related goals. In vain attempts to achieve these, we subscribe to individual crusades such as fad diets, running and going to the gym. Each of these is often unsustainable and longterm self-improvement is difficult to achieve. A better route is to find a sports club where you will find others with common goals, making friends, having fun and making exercise more of a routine commitment. Locally there is an abundance of competitive and social sport. For the more social minded, you will find the likes of exercise classes and badminton and squash mix-ins, as well as different versions of football, rugby, cricket and netball. Making sport an integral part of a person's lifestyle should begin in childhood. With limited time in the timetable and often a lack of resources, grounds and qualified staff, children can be denied opportunities to participate in sport, enhance their fitness and co-ordination and develop a talent or passion. This leaves parents with little option but to take their children to clubs. We are fortunate to be surrounded by many well-established clubs spanning a wide variety of active pursuits including football, cricket, swimming, gymnastics, tennis and karate. The difficulty lies in choosing the right club, where children can benefit socially and physically and enhance their wellbeing. Sport can provide vital distraction from life s pressures as well as instilling valuable coping mechanisms. As a coach, sportsman and parent, I am disappointed when I see local sports clubs offering children access to training without guaranteed opportunities to play in matches. If we are to nurture a passion for sports of any kind in the youth of today, it should be about participation for all. There is an alarming dropout by players in their teenage years because, although some may be very talented, there is insufficient dedication to resist modern distractions. I urge parents to select their children's clubs carefully. Children should play sport for love first and ambition second. Safeguarding and welfare are also very important. Each club should have a trained welfare officer and a set of policies that cover areas such as the conduct of players and spectators, anti-bullying and photography. Football clubs should be signed up to the FA Charter whilst other sports clubs should be Clubmark-accredited or equivalent. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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Consider the following before committing to a club and ask the following questions: 1. Are all players guaranteed the option to play in matches? Is attendance of training each week a requirement for selection? 2. Are teams determined by age, ability or friendship groups? 3. Do all players have regular access to qualified coaches? 4. What safeguarding and welfare policies are in place? 5. Does the club have an official sport s governing body safeguarding accreditation? 6. Who do you contact if you have any concerns? 7. What does the club do to make everyone feel valued? 8. What opportunities are there to mix socially (as players and parents)? 9. What costs are involved for players/parents? (membership, match fees, training, purchase of clothing and equipment) Is there anything you can do to help? (Clubs are often seeking new volunteers.) A good sports club possesses a feel-good factor at all times and an undeniable sense of community and enjoyment.

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SEPTEMBER 2019

First Impressions Count When selling your home, spending a bit of extra time on improving the presentation of your property before it goes on the market for sale, will make all the difference in helping you achieve a better price and a quicker sale. Gardens and exteriors tend to get neglected in the winter, so wrap-up warm and get tidying up the front and rear gardens. Wash down the paintwork, window frames, doors, gates and don’t forget to clean the glass inside and out. Those fence panels that took a battering in the gales need to be standing straight. Gutters that look like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon give off an air of neglect; so clear them out. Don’t wait until spring to rejuvenate those patios, paths and driveways with a good jet washing, it’s surprising how they come to life again even in mid winter. You have made a decision to move, so start getting rid of all that stuff that you no longer need and start boxing up and storing those items that are infrequently used. It’s amazing how much extra space it creates, which enhances the look of your home and also demonstrates to potential buyers that you are a serious seller. Finish of those little DIY jobs that you have been putting off and get the paintbrush out if there is a room or two that is letting the side down. Finally, now that you’ve given your home a spring-clean and it’s ready to woo the buyers, it is time to register it with the dating agency Curchods. We are passionate about property and have an unrivalled experience in matching buyers to properties, with a reputation for making that perfect partnership. For further guidance on marketing your home to create the best impression and all aspects of moving, please call Owen Miles and his team.

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Recipe of the Month

Tomato, Spinach & Butterbean Curry

The Community CafĂŠ @Riverhousebarn in Walton on Thames continues with recipes showing how you can use leftovers. They create wonderful food from surplus, donated by a local supermarket. Go and try their surplus lunch for ÂŁ5 and they will donate the proceeds to local charities feeding those on low incomes and who are struggling.

Even if you aren t going Vegan, this is a delicious nutritious, comforting meal perfect for these cold winter days. 1 tin butter beans 500g cherry tomatoes 3 cloves garlic 3cm ginger 2 red chillies 1 tbsp turmeric 2 tsp garam masala 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp mustard seeds 1 tin coconut milk 200g brown/white basmati rice 4 star anise 2 cinnamon sticks 400g spinach 20g coriander Rapeseed oil for cooking. Preheat the oven to 180c/gas 5. Halve the tomatoes and put them cut-side up in a roasting tray. Drizzle with oil and season and roast for 15 mins in the oven Peel and finely chop the garlic, and ginger Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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and finely chop the chillies. Remove the seeds if you don t want too much heat. Drain and rinse the butter beans. Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add spices, stir for around 30-40 secs. Add the butter beans and the coconut milk plus 500ml of water and simmer for 10 minutes. Rinse the rice and add the star anise, cinnamon and pop it into a saucepan and fill the pan with plenty of boiled water. Cook for 10- 12 mins. When the tomatoes are cooked, remove from the oven and add to the curry. Add the spinach handful by handful until it wilts. Drain the rice, remove the star anise and cinnamon. Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with naan bread. www.villagematters.co.uk


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The Burlington Rated Outstandingly Responsive by CQC The staff and residents at The Burlington care home in Shepperton, were delighted that their home was rated overall Good and Outstanding in being Responsive by the Care Quality Commission, following its first unannounced inspection on 3rd December 2019. The report noted that The Burlington had established a key role in the local community and was actively involved in building further links which had an extremely positive impact on people s well-being. The feedback from residents, relatives, visitors and professionals was overwhelmingly positive. A relative told the inspectors that their family member, has not looked so well for three years . Other relatives quotes included in the report were, The staff here are nice, very kind and always smiling ; The biggest thing for us is that Mum says she is happy here and another said that their Family member did not want to move into a care home but, once she was here, it appealed to her. Now she says, I am lucky to be here . The inspectors praised The Burlington for introducing intergenerational initiatives, which provided opportunities for people to engage with others of different ages. For example, the home hosted a children s playgroup each week and children from local schools and youth drama groups had performed shows at the home. Two students from a local school visited the home regularly to read to people. Residents, families and team members celebrated the achievement on the afternoon of 7 th January where an official cake cutting ceremony took place and everyone raised their glasses in a toast to celebrate the wonderful news. Emma Dudhee, Home Manager at The Burlington, told the inspectors The culture we have created is not to do with hierarchy. We are all here with one goal. The management team aimed to create a working environment in which staff at all levels supported each other to achieve good outcomes for people. Staff told the inspectors they received good support from their managers and senior colleagues. It has been a year since The Burlington first opened and the first CQC inspection result really is a milestone for the team to further develop in our journey to achieve outstanding across all domains.

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Sunbury Beat The festive season now over, we have been looking at the crimes that are causing the most concern in the local area. We have had a 12.9% increase in burglaries. Many of these are through rear patio doors which are Inspector Cilia smashed and or forced front doors. A number of the burglaries also are to sheds and outbuildings and a new method we are seeing is the lifting up of fence panels to gain access to garden areas. The main times for burglaries are early evenings and not as many people always believe early hours in the morning. Please continue to leave you lights on and draw your blinds until the evening begin to get lighter. The burglars are targeting cash and jewellery. Once again we have also seen an increase in Catalytic converter thefts. These appear to be limited to certain cars which we are seeing as Toyota Prius and Honda Jazz. If you have one of these cars, think about buying a simple catalytic converter guard which is cheap and saves a lot and money in the long run. Other simple tips are park next to other vehicles or up to a fence line or garage anything that makes you vehicle less accessible from the roadside. These types of thefts take minutes. We still do not know where all this metal goes. If you know please give us a call. Lastly the biggest plea is to all responsible adults is about catapults. Recently we have seen a massive increase in the use of catapults by teenagers. Not only are they injuring wildlife mindlessly but also causing thousands of pounds of mindless damage to house windows and doors, vehicle windscreens and on a couple of incidences fired at persons. We know Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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that commonly it is teenagers and they are using marbles and ball bearings but recently we have even had bolts. If you have a responsibility teenager in your household please can you ensure they are not taking out catapults with them into public places. Many are purchased on line through on line shopping however it is an offence to carry one for use in this way and it would be classed as an Offensive Weapon. This is a community problem and we really need to work together to identify the suspects and ensure they realise the dangers and consequences for their actions. Please contact us on 101 or via our website www.surreypolice.uk or even by crimestoppers 0800 555 111

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Please contact Surrey Police using our new website www.surrey.police.uk or by phone Call 999 if: - a serious offence is in progress or has just been committed - Or if someone is in immediate danger or harm - property is in danger of being damaged - a serious disruption to the public is likely Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our text phone service on 18001 101. * Calls to 101 cost 15 pence per call from landlines and mobiles, no matter how long you're on the phone. Our email address is: Spelthorne@surrey.pnn.police.uk but please be aware this is only monitored during office hours. Or Call CrimeStoppers on 0800555111 which is a 100% anonymous reporting line

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Sunbury Nursing Homes

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Family run nursing home now in its 85th year Located opposite a beautiful stretch of the River Thames A home where the resident really IS the most important person “Just a word of thanks for all your kindness and care for my mother. We had almost given up hope of finding a nursing home of excellence which we felt she deserved and our experience with you was so heartening and reassuring."

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LOSRA Says .

LoSRA's submission in response to consultation on new Local Plan LoSRA has now submitted its response to the Spelthorne Borough Council s consultation on the New Local Plan. The Preferred Option in the Plan proposes the release of a significant amount of Green Belt land for development to achieve its allocated target of new homes. LoSRA remains opposed to such development and the precedent it could set against the Government s own definition that the essential characteristics of Green Belts are their openness and permanence . Four parcels of Green Belt land have been identified for allocation in the Lower Sunbury area. LoSRA s comments on these in its response to the Local Plan are focused on the largest of these proposed sites, namely that adjacent to Stratton Road, but similar arguments apply to all Green Belt sites proposed for allocation. Having studied in detail the reasons for allocating this site, LoSRA believes that the consultant s judgements made in the two Green Belt Assessment Reports were flawed. The Stratton Road site was originally part of a larger area of Green Belt rightly assessed as being strongly performing" but was selectively downgraded when that larger area was subsequently sub-divided. LoSRA does not support that downgrading and believes that the Stratton Road site does and should continue to play its vital Green Belt role in helping to maintain separation and preventing urban sprawl. It also notes that any development of the proposed Stratton Road site would face considerable challenges due to the lack of supporting infrastructures. Furthermore, LoSRA supports Spelthorne Council s challenge to the Government to reconsider the high number of new houses it is required to see built in the borough as part of its new Local Plan. To view the LoSRA response visit www.losra.org

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Save Spelthorne s Green Spaces

On 21st January, the closing day of the local plan consultation, the organisers of the Save Our Green Belt in Spelthorne Campaign (Councillors Jan Doerfel and Veena Siva and Malcolm Beecher, co-ordinator the North Surrey Green Party) presented their petition to Terry Collier, Deputy Chief Executive of Spelthorne Borough Council. The petition called on Spelthorne Borough Council not to release 19 Plan for building or other commercial purposes and to Green Belt areas currently identified in the Local protect the entire existing Green Belt in Spelthorne for generations to come. By the time of presentation, the petition (which has also been endorsed by BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham) had gathered over 5,000 signatures. According to Council policy, any petition over 4,500 signatures will automatically be referred to Council for debate and is expected to be debated at its next public Council meeting on 27th February.

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Shepperton Horticultural Needs You! The Shepperton Horticultural Association has been going for nearly 70 years, and currently holds two shows per year in which members exhibit flowers, plants and domestic produce in the Village Hall. The shows are well attended and the quality of exhibits is usually very high. At our recent AGM, the association was unable to fill some positions on the committee, including chairman and secretary. It is vital that these roles are filled so that the association can continue to put on our shows. The pool of volunteers is dwindling, so we are appealing to the people of Shepperton and Sunbury for volunteers to join the committee. We hold four committee meetings per year. We need most support around our two shows, held in the middle of June and the start of September, and our annual plant sale held in early May. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact Jon on 07760 234563.

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Building on Greenbelt. Spelthorne Leader Responds Following several stories in the local press relating the greenbelt development Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Council has asked us to share the following points of clarity: The 29 urban sites that were rejected have only been rejected from consideration as allocated sites but still form part of our housing supply. Page three of the Preferred Allocations document sets out the full summary of our housing supply and whilst these sites are not counted in the allocations, they are included in the Strategic Land Availability Assessment total as we still anticipate them coming forward for development through the planning application process without being allocated. The fact is we don t have enough urban sites to come close to meeting our housing need. Where we have Green Belt that is not performing its function and we have a housing need that can t be achieved in the urban area or by asking our neighbouring authorities, the Government will expect us to consider this avenue as a reasonable option. Profit margins for developers don t affect which sites are included as possible allocations. We understand that the housing need figures do not represent a target . However, according to one of the senior officers we met at the Ministry of Homes, Communities and Local Government, we are expected to leave no stone unturned to try and meet that figure. We simply do not have enough land in the urban area to come close to meeting our housing need and a Local Plan that doesn t include some Green Belt sites would fall so far short of our needed figure that we would be sent away by the Planning Inspector to find more homes. That is why our challenge to the Ministry is to have the need figure reduced rather than to press forward with a Plan that will not be found sound and all the delays and risks that would incur. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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It is not true to say that once we have released some Green Belt land the rest will follow. We have a clear strategy to only release weakly performing Green Belt and that will ensure we are able to protect sites like Kempton Park as the land is performing an important, strategic purpose. There is a mistaken impression that if we do not include any Green Belt sites in the Local Plan the Inspector will not look at these areas. This is not the case. We are required to review Green Belt boundaries as part of preparing a new Local Plan and if we have identified land that is not performing a Green Belt function we will be asked why we have not considered releasing it to meet our housing need. As I said previously, we would be sent away and told to redraft our Plan. I note that in Guildford, a challenge to the Local Plan for including Green Belt sites was rejected. Finally, we have not taken the decision to consider releasing Green Belt lightly and we have demonstrated that we are taking active steps to have the number of homes we need to provide for reduced. The alternatives suggested may risk a more damaging scenario to Spelthorne whereby the Planning Inspectorate steps in and writes a new Local Plan for us on the basis that we have made no progress writing our own. Is this what we want? For an external Inspector to decide which sites are developed? I think not. Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council

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Gardening Matters A Game of Two Halves

By Rachael Leverton

For me February is where the gardening year begins...twice! First - Reaping last year s rewards: If you were industrious in the autumn, you could now be benefiting from a lovely display of snowdrops (Gallanthus) and Irises. My favourite snowdrops are G Atkinsii , which are tall with long, graceful flowers and G. nivalis Viridapicis with sweet, green tipped flowers. It s said they re best planted in the green in Spring but I ve had lots of success with packaged bulbs planted in the autumn so they re definitely worth trying. As for irises, the deep blue Iris Joyce is hard to beat especially on my poor, free draining soil. I planted a witch hazel as soon as we moved into our present house; Hamamelis x intermedia Pallida . I can t live without fragrance in my garden and at this bare, drab time of year the wonderfully scented paleyellow flowers lift my spirits. I discovered we d inherited an evergreen Clematis (C. armandii). I d never grown it before but it s worth seeking out. It needs a warm wall or fence and well-drained soil then rewards you by being frost-hardy and producing lovely creamy, scented flowers at this time of year.

seeds germinate. Learn from my mistake one year and don t forget to label the pots!

Second - Planning this year s display Perhaps you didn t manage to plan ahead last year. But don t panic; the beauty of gardening is that the seasons keep rolling round so make sure you use February to ensure your summer display is top notch. February is definitely the month to start sowing seeds.

Potting up summer bulbs is generally left until late spring, but I always pot up one or two pots in February. It allows them to get established and provides a nice early display for my patio. Happy gardening.

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Many of you will know Andrew Robson from his regular column in The Times, we re delighted that some of his editorial content will be featured in the magazine from time to time. For the uninitiated he is one of the leading national and international players and was awarded the OBE for his services to bridge and charity work. To find out more about him and his bridge club visit andrewrobson.co.uk. Try your skill with the following quiz he has set this month:

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Answer on p60 Celebrate World Book Day at Painshill Park. Sunday 8 March. 11am – 3pm Dress up as your favourite book character and take part in a host of activities at Painshill this spring. Enjoy an interactive trail in the landscape, children s crafts and a book exchange. General admission applies. Free entry for children on this day. https:// www.painshill.co.uk/event/celebratingworld-book-day-2/ Heading for Extinction We are in an unprecedented Global Emergency. This free public talk, given by speakers from Extinction Rebellion, offers a science-based examination of climate and ecological breakdown, and the power of peaceful rebellion. Monday 24th February 2020. 7.00 - 9.30pm St. Andrews URC Church Hall, Hersham Road, Walton on Thames, KT12 1LG For more info visit www.rebellion.earth Facebook: extinction rebellion elmbridge Instagram: XRElmbridge Twitter: @xrelmbridge Email: xrelmbridge@gmail.com Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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What s Happening Locally? Sunbury Library Coffee Time. The Friends of Sunbury Library invite you to a Coffee Time On 7 February between 10 and 11:30. Coffee or tea, biscuits and a general knowledge quiz for 50p. Sunbury Library, The Parade, Staines Road West, Sunbury Blue Notes Jazz. Sunday February 2nd. Another great "swinging" jazz gig in prospect at the Holiday Inn Shepperton on Sunday February 2nd beginning at 1pm for a two hour show featuring Vasilis Xenepoulos on Tenor Saxophone together with The Blue Notes led by drummer Stephane Booroff. Vasilis is an honours graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston USA and has made London his musical home producing some fine jazz albums lauded by The Guardian newspaper. A charismatic performer he plays with passion. His latest album "Dexterity" was released in September last year. Free admission just buy yourself a drink and watch. A brasserie menu is available for those wishing to eat. Coffee and tea available for those who wish to avoid consuming alcohol Gifted candidates who have achieved high marks in Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exams held at Riverside Arts Centre Sunbury will be performing there on Sunday February 23 at 7.30pm. Tickets on door : adults £9 ,children and students £4,families £20. All profits to Princess Alice Hospice in Esher

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Rotary Clubs in Shepperton and Sunbury. New members are always welcome. Both clubs meet at The Holiday Inn, Felix Lane, Shepperton. Shepperton Aurora on Wednesdays at 7.15am for breakfast contact, Ken on 01932 770590. Shepperton and Sunbury on Monday evenings at 7pm for a meal, contact Chris on 01932 231596 Spelthorne Natural History Society . Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 8pm, St Peter's (Small) Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines, TW18 2DX . D Gwilym Lewis of Kew Gardens will be presenting a talk entitled We all need a pea; Insights into the world of legumes . This wide group of important food plants include clover, beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans and tamarind. Legumes are notable in that most of them have symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria in their root nodules, so play a key role in crop rotation. £3 charge for non members Refer to www.snhs.org.uk for more info Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association Coffee Concert. Saturday February 15th, 10.15 croissants and coffee, performance at 11.00. Tickets £14. Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, Lower Sunbury. The performers are Alistair Logan - clarinet, and Anna LeHair piano. Their exciting programme will include variations on themes from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and from Verdi's La Traviata, and a study on Gershwin's It Ain't Necessarily So, as well as other clarinet duos and a Chopin piano nocturne. It promises to be a delightful concert and we look forward to a great audience. Tickets can be purchased at the door but preferably in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/ssarts or boxoffice@ssaa-arts.org or 01784 257175 The Arts Society, Runnymede at The Hythe centre, Staines TW20 8LD February 19, 2020. MODLIGLIANI PASSION, PARIS AND PAINTING. When Modligliani arrived in Pairs in 1906, aged 20, he soon became part of the avant garde society mixing with painters such as Picasso and Diego Rivera. .In his short eventful life, Modlgliani experienced everything in excess, drink drugs and women and was plagued by illness.yet his paintings are amongst the most original and instantly recognised works of that exciting era. Lecturer Liz Strang is an expert in 20th century art and frequently shares her knowledge at the Tate Modern and Britain. Coffee from 9.45, lecture starts at 10.30. First lecture is free, guests very welcome. Find out moreatwww.theartssocietyrunnymede.org.uk Thurs 6th February: The Old Stones-Megalithic Sites in Britain and Ireland a talk by Andy Burnham to Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group, at the Fordbridge Centre, Clarendon Road, Ashford, starting at 8pm. All welcome, admission £2 for non-members (this talk was postponed from last month).

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22nd Annual People s Promenade Concert at St Peter s Church on 7 February. An evening of choral music. Singers from choirs within Spelthorne and from further afield will gather in St Peter s Church, Laleham Road, Staines upon Thames, on Friday 7 February at 7.30pm, to perform an extravaganza of songs to entertain local music lovers. The programme will include music from Cavalleria Rusticana, The Goose and the Swan from the Aesop Fables by Bob Chilcott, a medley of television themes by Howard Goodall, songs from Fiddler on the Roof, the final chorus from Elijah by Mendelsohn and favourites from the BBC Last Night of the Proms. There are also organ, recorder and vocal solos to enjoy. Rehearsals take place every Thursday until 6 February and any aspiring singers are welcome to turn up at St Peter s Church, Laleham Road, Staines at 7.30pm.Tickets are now on sale, price £12, from 01784 456701 and at St Peter s Church after Sunday morning services. There will be a licensed bar and a raffle on the night. Wonderama Picture Palace bringing nostalgic move magic back to the Riverside Arts Centre for the first time in over 100 years! Join us for candlelit screenings of old favourites & cult classics. February Saturday 1st 7pm for 8pm start The Big Lebowski, February Tuesday 11th 7pm for 8pm start The Breakfast Club. February Wednesday 12th 10am Breakfast At Tiffany's. doors & bar from 7pm tickets £9. Tickets available online at wonderama.cloud or pop into Skinners Post Office on the Avenue, Sunbury. Cash only. Tickets on the day subject to availability, cash only. See website for future screenings or article in this magazine. Saturday 8th February: Stone Age Spelthorne a FREE family event at Spelthorne Museum, Staines, featuring demonstrations of flint knapping and arts and crafts activities such as jewellery making and cave painting. Open 1.30-4.00pm, no need to book-just turn up! Molesey Art Society Spring Exhibition – 8th to 12th April 2020. St Alban s Primary School, Beauchamp Road, East Molesey, KT8 2PG. All welcome whether to browse or buy. Paintings (framed and unframed) by professional and other local talented artists. Our exhibitors of high quality craft have been growing in number and diversity each year and in 2020 we expect to include: jewellery, sculpture, contemporary ceramics, glass designs; wood, greeting cards and many more– all making a lively and engaging display of local talent. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for a small charge. Opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm Venue: St Alban s Primary School, Beauchamp Road, East Molesey, KT8 2PG, Website: www.moleseyartsociety.co.uk. More information on the Art Society is available from www.moleseyartsociety.co.uk To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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